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Yellowstone wildfires grow little

Sep 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  A smokejumper remained hospitalized Sunday after sustaining a hip injury parachuting into rugged backcountry on the Montana-Idaho border to battle the Two ... [more]

Rendezvous hosts open house

Aug 30, 2013 - Staff:  Students, parents and teachers met Thursday at Rendezvous Elementary School in Riverton for the back-to-school open house. New to Rendezvous this fall is ... [more]

Welcome rain falls on Riverton

Aug 30, 2013 - Staff:  An evening thunderstorm Thursday created perfect conditions for a rainbow over the Wind River Valley. The brilliantly colored arc spanned downtown Riverton at ... [more]

Today

Aug 30, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
BLAIR

Quin Blair, 101, of Cody, died of natural causes Saturday, Aug. 24, at his home. Services will begin with a family prayer at 9:30 a.m. ... [more]

Quin Blair

Aug 30, 2013 - Staff:  Quin Blair, of Cody, died of natural causes Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at his home. He was 101 years old.
Services will begin with a family prayer at 9:30 a.m. ... [more]

Does convention begins Thursday

Aug 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Does supreme president Esther Fister-Palmer will arrive Thursday in Riverton for the Wyoming State Convention.
Her theme "Love and Kindness Matters" will ... [more]

Riverton angler the 1,000th G&F Cutt-Slam participant

Aug 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  When Riverton angler Matt LeClair submitted his paperwork after completing the requirements for Wyoming's Cutt-Slam, he had no idea that his entry would be the ... [more]

Wolpert, Michel wed July 13

Aug 30, 2013 - Staff:  Olivia Wolpert, of Riverton, and Stephen Michel, of Laramie, were married July 13, 2013, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Lander. A wedding reception ... [more]

New regulations on hiring veterans and disabled are a noble objective

Aug 30, 2013 - By The Fort Worth Star-Telegram:  In a week when the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington helped refocus the nation's attention on jobs and equality, the Labor Department issued new ... [more]

Riding with the Rangers: Summer cukes and zukes and Jerry Garcia

Aug 30, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Lew Diehl and Charlie Treber have been keeping The Ranger office in fresh vegetables this month. Charlie (a nickname for Mary) works here. Lew is a frequent ... [more]

The believing family is the productive family

Aug 30, 2013 - Marian Bellinger, Riverton:  Editor:
The planets have no creative function. Nothing is produced on them. Void means empty. And without form means without function. They are giants in ... [more]

Emergency training

Aug 30, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  This week's drill was planned, but sometimes responders use a 'live' call for extra practice

You might have wondered why emergency personnel ... [more]

Digest

Aug 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Dry weekend ahead for firefighters
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- A new wildfire has started in Yellowstone National Park but officials report no issues ... [more]

Investigation of state superintendent moving slowly

Aug 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The Legislature's Select Investigative Committee hasn't met since Aug. 7.

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House investigation into Superintendent of Public ... [more]

More squabbles involving railroad's plan

Aug 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. and the state of South Dakota are at odds over whether the railroad has met its obligation to invest $300 ... [more]

Remote corner of lake is trout battleground

Aug 30, 2013 - By Brett French, The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- In a wide delta hemmed in by 8,000-foot mountains, the Yellowstone River pours its nourishing waters into the Southeast Arm of ... [more]

Gas leak leads to temporary evac in Dubois

Aug 30, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A propane leak prompted a precautionary evacuation of Dubois Elementary School.
No children were exposed to the gas, but officials said they were worried that ... [more]

Good PAWS figures for Shoshoni schools; lower grades gain the most

Aug 30, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Shoshoni schools superintendent Tammy Cox said she is proud of her district's results on this year's Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students.
"PAWS data ... [more]

Tribes, county working on liquor license rules

Aug 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  For the first time in decades, serious discussion is taking place on re-establishing alcohol sales on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

A memorandum ... [more]

One conviction, two plea deals so far in nine-person meth bust

Aug 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Prosecutors on Thursday secured their first conviction as the result of a countywide methamphetamine bust in May.
Travis Fauque, 21, of Lander pleaded guilty ... [more]

Shoshoni prep for run at fourth straight state VB slot

Aug 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In 2012, the Wranglers placed fourth at the state tournament.

SHOSHONI -- Coach Christina Mills has guided the Shoshoni Wranglers to three ... [more]

Shoshoni Labor Day Rodeo gets going Saturday evening

Aug 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The 11th Annual Shoshoni Labor Day weekend rodeo, complete with wild cow milking and ribbon roping, starts at 5 p.m. Saturday at the arena in Shoshoni.
Other ... [more]

Probation lifted on CWC volleyball; team cleared for postseason play

Aug 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College officials learned on Thursday the volleyball program is no longer on probation and will be able to participate in the 2013 Region IX ... [more]

RHS volleyball team ready to roll at Cheyenne tourney

Aug 29, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton now shares the season-opening McDonald's Invitational with Cheyenne, hosting every other year.

The Riverton Lady Wolverines volleyball team ... [more]

Stanford has the team to take down Alabama this year

Aug 29, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  This is the year college football fans should see the Southeastern Conference's streak of national titles come to an end.
The powerful SEC has won the last ... [more]

Tigers to field young football team for year

Aug 29, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A strong summer in the offseason has given Lander Valley High School Tigers head football coach Doug Hughes a reason to believe good things will happen this ... [more]

Wolverines meet Worland in 'week-zero' football exhibition

Aug 29, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Kickoff is at 7 p.m. at Wolverine Field with the varsity team playing three of four quarters.

The Riverton Wolverines continue their preparations ... [more]

Senior duo leads Riverton tennis team into first match Friday on home courts

Aug 29, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Serving has been the top priority for Riverton High School Wolverines tennis coach Mary Lea Wolf in the first two weeks of practice.
The Wolverines jump into ... [more]

Today

Aug 29, 2013 - Staff:  Community calendar
AUG. 31
Wild Horse Adoption and Gentling Clinic
is Aug. 30 to Aug. 31 at the Wyoming Honor Farm, 40 Honor Farm Road, Riverton. The ... [more]

Park bison count rises to about 4,600

Aug 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  (AP) -- Yellowstone National Park's bison population has grown by almost 9 percent since last year to 4,600 animals, according to a recently completed aerial ... [more]