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James D. Thompson

Jan 17, 2014 - Staff:  James D. Thompson, formerly of Riverton, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, with his wife and family by his side. He was 86 years old.
Funeral services will be at 2 ... [more]

Cougars ready to host big Don Runner wrestling invitational

Jan 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The tournament starts at1 p.m. Friday with the early round matches in the double-elimination tournament, with the finals slated to start on.

The ... [more]

Rustlers lose both ends of doubleheader to Northwest

Jan 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Northwest College collected a Region IX basketball doubleheader sweep Wednesday night at Powell over the Central Wyoming College Rustlers.
In the men's game, ... [more]

Matsen swims to three firsts for RHS in Park County

Jan 16, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverine swim team made a trek north for meets in Cody and Powell last Friday and Saturday after enduring a longer than normal holiday break. ... [more]

Strong turnout for indoor track; Gillette first up

Jan 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Numbers for the Riverton Wolverines indoor track team have risen to 48 for head coach Tawn Gopp.
The Wolverines have been practicing for the coming season ... [more]


Jan 16, 2014 - Staff:  Births
A son was born to Sharice Lajeunesse and Elijah Anderson, of Riverton, at 8 p.m. Dec. 30, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He ... [more]

Laramie County backs incentive deal

Jan 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The $13 million package would help the manufacturer relocate to Wyoming.

CHEYENNE -- Cheyenne area officials are backing a $13 million loan and grant ... [more]

Fort Washakie teacher receives National Board Certification

Jan 16, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A first grade teacher at Fort Washakie Elementary School has achieved her National Board Certification. Superintendent Terry Ebert said Kristi Jones is the ... [more]

Indoor Golf helps athletes keep skills sharp for spring

Jan 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The facility on North Federal Boulevard has three simulators for golfers who want to improve their game.

Area golfers have been perfecting their ... [more]

Someone please find a way to improve local air service

Jan 16, 2014 - Joan Graf, Riverton:  Editor:
Trying to fly through Riverton Regional Airport is akin to trying to pay for three months' worth of groceries with Confederate scrip. It just doesn't ... [more]

Lessons in the bedlam from Benghazi

Jan 16, 2014 - By The Seattle Times:  Bravely working on the front lines of upheaval after the assassination of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, U.S. diplomats and security officers lost their ... [more]

Cabin fever, and expecting twins

Jan 16, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  I must admit that, at the moment, I don't have much to report for the sake of this column.
As a stay-at-home mom, my literary musings arise from ... [more]

No medal required

Jan 16, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Congress members will boast about finally passing a budget, but they shouldn't

In the next day or two, after the U.S. Senate completes congressional ... [more]


Jan 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  UW weighs presidential options
LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming trustees are hearing plenty of advice on how to handle the president's position at the ... [more]

Hitching Post owners, insurers settle suit

Jan 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An insurance company has reached a confidential settlement agreement with the company that owns The Hitching Post Inn, the landmark Cheyenne hotel ... [more]

More black eyes for nuke command

Jan 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- In what may be the biggest such scandal in Air Force history, 34 officers entrusted with land-based nuclear missiles have been pulled off the job ... [more]

Ambulance candidate in negotiation on county's offer

Jan 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is likely to discuss hiring Joseph Zillmer, of Amarillo, Texas, as Fremont County Ambulance director at its Jan. 21 meeting. ... [more]

Bull Lake Dam earmarked for $26 million addition

Jan 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An old spillway is to be replaced, although it has never proved necessary in the history of the dam.

The Bureau of Reclamation is planning to build a ... [more]

District 25 closes deal on school site

Jan 16, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  An expedited plan could allow the new school to be open by 2016.

Fremont County School District 25 handed over a check Jan. 2 for the purchase of the ... [more]

Megaload crawls across county on slow trek to Kansas

Jan 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An oversized load inched its way through Lander and Riverton on Thursday on its way from Idaho to Kansas.
Officials said the caravan will take more than two ... [more]

Second set of Cobell payments on its way

Jan 16, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The second set of payments from the Cobell Settlement is due to be distributed to members of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes within a few ... [more]

Kevin E. Paslay Sr.

Jan 16, 2014 - Staff:  Kevin E. Paslay Sr., of Roundup, Mont., died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. He was 53 years old.
A viewing will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at Davis ... [more]

Betty L. Weis

Jan 16, 2014 - Staff:  Betty L. Weis, of Riverton, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at Morning Star Care Center in Fort Washakie. She was 83 years old.
Per her request, cremation has ... [more]

Good records for Shoshoni and Wind River at mat tournament

Jan 15, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shoshoni High School and Wind River wrestlers looked good Saturday at the Kemmerer Invitational.
The tournament featured pool wrestling. Most athletes ... [more]

RHS wrestlers host Worland in Thursday dual

Jan 15, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Worland is bringing a talented roster from top to bottom into its wrestling dual Thursday night against the Riverton Wolverines at the Tonkin Activities ... [more]

Riverton to play Lander on Thursday

Jan 15, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  For the only time this season, cross-county arch rivals Riverton and Lander will battle on the basketball court Thursday night in Riverton at Wolverine ... [more]


Jan 15, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In the Jan. 5 Ranger, the page four story "Early bird offer for Wyoming State Winter Fair entries" should have said anyone needing an ... [more]

EPA ruling throws legal landowners 'under the bus'

Jan 15, 2014 - Janet Conover, Pavillion:  Editor:
The following is from a letter I wrote to the Fremont County Sherif's Department:
"I respectfully request an increased number of patrols and wellness ... [more]

New year, old habits, night skies

Jan 15, 2014 - By Carl Manning:  Make the most of the cold, and look up once in a while

It's a new year. We have all taken notice of the change of 2013 to 2014. I don't write as many ... [more]


Jan 15, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Riverton residents now have some protection against unwanted exposure to door-to-door salespeople.
The newly passed ordinance probably doesn't go as far as ... [more]