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City invited to Mammoth Music opening

Oct 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has received an open invitation for the grand re-opening celebration of Mammoth Music, 318 E. Main St.
The opening will be at 11 ... [more]

Mailed info, web profile both useful in marketing to government

Oct 3, 2013 - By Brett Housholder:  Question -- "I'd like to get some government work for my business, but I'm not sure how to market my services to government agencies. Are there any ... [more]

City gives support for community development grants

Oct 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton is backing up three grants being pursued by IDEA, Inc., a community development organization in Riverton.
The city council and mayor ... [more]

CWC picks Riverton firm for insurance agent

Oct 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has selected Tegeler and Associates of Riverton as the school's property and liability insurance agent for the ... [more]

No Child Left Behind goals are 'tragically unrealistic'

Oct 3, 2013 - Charles W. Rodgers, Riverton:  Editor:
I want to address the tragically unrealistic goals which have become standards of No Child left behind, the educational mandate under which schools ... [more]

This year's early snow was trouble, but the storm 30 years ago was even worse

Oct 3, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  Yes, last week's heavy, wet snow was a damaging surprise. But do you recall one dubbed "a late summer snowstorm" by The Ranger on Monday, Sept. 13, 1983?
We ... [more]

Be ready this time

Oct 3, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Incredibly, another heavy snowstorm's arrival is imminent

You know all those public service announcements about "winter preparedness"?
Well, nights ... [more]

Digest

Oct 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  UW to honor distinguished alums
LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming will give its Distinguished Alumni Award to four people during UW homecoming on ... [more]

Winter storm bears down on much of Wyoming

Oct 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Winter storm warnings and watches have been posted for a large part of central and eastern Wyoming.
The National Weather Service says a storm ... [more]

State lands chief named by governor

Oct 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A lawyer with the Wyoming Attorney General's Office will serve as the new director of the state Office of State Lands and Investments.
Gov. Matt ... [more]

Smaller wolf quota for hunters this season; four taken in early days

Oct 3, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Hunting will remain open through the end of the year or until hunters reach the 26-wolf quota.

CHEYENNE -- At least four wolves have been killed in ... [more]

Shutdown halts play at D.C. theater

Oct 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Ford's Theatre has canceled performances of "The Laramie Project" because the theater must close during the government shutdown, but it will ... [more]

Sinks Canyon student housing project could find new life

Oct 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Administrators at Central Wyoming College have a new plan for moving forward with a student housing project in Sinks Canyon.
The undertaking was stalled this ... [more]

City weighs door-to-door regs

Oct 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Chief Mike Broadhead said his officers field a number of complaints from residents who are uncomfortable having salespeople on their property.

Not ... [more]

Fracking process sound, say panelists, but human errors can lead to problems

Oct 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Listeners at Central Wyoming College's first "Hot Topics" forum of the fall got an earful on the specifics of hydraulic fracturing and the pros and cons of the ... [more]

Jury misinformed, so new trial required for murder convict, high court says

Oct 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Misinformation provided by Fremont County prosecutors has led the Wyoming Supreme Court to throw out a Riverton man's first-degree murder conviction.
Gabriel ... [more]

Wolverines host Natrona in Thursday volleyball

Oct 2, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines volleyball team will try for a conference win against the Casper Natrona Fillies at 6 p.m. Thursday at Wolverine Gym.
Less than ... [more]

Paxton pulls away for 11-stroke win at 4-A golf tourney

Oct 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  It's the first individual crown at state for a Riverton boy.

Freshman Easton Paxton pulled away from the field Tuesday to secure the Class 4-A ... [more]

Riverton wins state 4-A golf

Oct 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  It's just the sixth state championship for the Wolvernes boys in any sport and the first since 1999.

School history was made Tuesday when three ... [more]

Health/science center 'great,' and there is no better word

Oct 2, 2013 - Lyne Mecklen, Riverton:  Editor:
What a nice, beautiful day it was on Sept. 20 for the dedication of the CWC Health and Science Center.
I am embarrassed now because I didn't even ... [more]

In praise of the one-shot hunts

Oct 2, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming leading the way on a positive path

Let's take a moment to salute one-shot antelope hunts.
Both of them.
That's right. The Lander One-Shot ... [more]

Champions

Oct 2, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  There haven't been many in RHS boys sports, so celebrate the golfers

State championships for Riverton High School sports teams have been rare through ... [more]

Today

Oct 2, 2013 - Staff:  Births
BLUE BIRD

A son was born to Tana No Horse, of Riverton, at 5:24 p.m. Sept. 18, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 3 ... [more]

Winter storm watch posted again in Wyoming

Oct 2, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  Only a week after a strong snowstorm caused power outages and property damages in Fremont County and elsewhere, a new winter storm watch has been posted for a ... [more]

Digest

Oct 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Life sentence sought in bar slaying
CASPER -- Prosecutors say they intend to seek a life sentence for an Evansville man charged with murder and other ... [more]

UW student charged with online threat won't be tried

Oct 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A former University of Wyoming student accused of posting an anonymous Facebook threat against herself intends to plead no contest, her attorney ... [more]

Park visitors grumble as shutdown arrives

Oct 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Thousands of visitors to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national park are grumbling and making alternate plans after being told to leave or denied entry ... [more]

Five things to know about new health overhaul in Wyoming

Oct 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Tuesday marked the start of a six-month enrollment period for health insurance offered through a federal exchange.
Five things to know about getting health ... [more]

Long wait times greet users of federal health exchange on first day

Oct 2, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Things got off to a rocky start Tuesday for the federal government's new health insurance exchange in Wyoming: even representatives of the insurance companies ... [more]

New interview center will spare young sexual assault victims a long road trip

Oct 2, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Young sexual abuse victims no longer will have to travel to Natrona County to undergo forensic interviews. The Children's Advocacy Project has opened the doors ... [more]