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Auditor says Riverton fiscal affairs are in good order

Dec 19, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton's audit report showed all financial statements to have complied with the U.S. Government Auditing Standards.
Dennis Tschacher of Mader ... [more]

New RHS class aims to build a house

Dec 19, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School students looking for an alternative to their traditional math classes may be interested in a new "geometry in construction" course coming ... [more]

Commissioners and legislators weigh issues ahead of 2013 session

Dec 19, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Participating for the first time was State Rep.-elect Nathan Winters of Thermopolis, whose redrawn district now includes Shoshoni.

Fremont County ... [more]

Martinez scores career-high 25 points for UW vs. Denver

Dec 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Luke Martinez didn't say a word about it.
But if the University of Wyoming senior guard had redemption on his mind after last year's game against Denver, he ... [more]

Natrona beats Riverton 39-24 in 4-A wrestling showdown

Dec 19, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Casper team won seven matches on the mat to Riverton's six, with one forfeit.

Casper Natrona collected four pins against Riverton High School to ... [more]

Shoshoni wrestlers take third place at Wright Duals meet

Dec 19, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coach Tony Truempler called Shoshoni's 43-38 victory on Saturday over Wright the best wrestling victory in the Wright Duals.
The win put the Wranglers third ... [more]

Riverwalk path gets reinforced

Dec 19, 2012 - Staff:  City of Riverton employee Dale Barrett used a front loader Wednesday to reinforce the bank of the Wind River on the Riverwalk property in south Riverton. City ... [more]

Rendezvous puts on Christmas show

Dec 18, 2012 - Staff:  Rendezvous Elementary School students performed "Old Man Winter's Icicle Follies" Thursday in the school gym. Dustin Mills got a leg up as he waited next to ... [more]

Broncos are keeping the horn blowing this season

Dec 18, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  I wonder what my neighbors Ron and Jan would think if I copied my brother-in-law?
As long as I can remember, Todd has been a big Denver Broncos fan. But I've ... [more]

Lander 120-pounder tops at weekend tourney

Dec 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Ty Alexander built on his fast start for Lander Valley High School by winning the "Best of the Best" wrestling title at 120 pounds Saturday at the Battle of ... [more]

RHS gets two 'Best of Best' in Worland

Dec 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Arhen Wempen and T.J. Galey brought home the championship hardware from the Battle of the Big Horn.

Riverton High School wrestlers Arhen Wempen ... [more]

Today

Dec 18, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the page one story "District 25 to state: Not so fast on huge school reforms" should have said the Wyoming ... [more]

Priscilla Frances Oldman Black Ybarra

Dec 18, 2012 - Staff:  Priscilla Frances Oldman Black Ybarra, of Riverton, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at her home. She was 58 years old.
Funeral services will be at noon Friday, ... [more]

Marilyn Van Vleet

Dec 18, 2012 - Staff:  Marilyn Van Vleet died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, in Riverton following a battle with cancer. She was 67 years old.
Cremation has taken place. Services will be at ... [more]

Blue Christmas in Newtown

Dec 18, 2012 - McClatchy Newspapers:  NEWTOWN, Conn.-- This shattered town on Monday began burying the dead from one of the country's worst mass shootings as the nation fought to overcome days of ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Dec 18, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Happy holidays
Newspaper holiday housekeeping: The Ranger will not publish next Tuesday, Dec. 25, in observance of Christmas Day.
Our annual ... [more]

Help the skateboard group if you're asked

Dec 18, 2012 - Connie Lain, Riverton:  Editor:
I am sure there a lot of older people like me who have belonged to more organizations and clubs than anyone could count. 
Mine have been mostly youth ... [more]

Digest

Dec 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Deer mortality a concern
CHEYENNE -- Biologists with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department warn that dry conditions in Wyoming this year are leaving ... [more]

Forest sets plan to fight bark beetle infestation

Dec 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  RAPID CITY, S.D. -- The Black Hills National Forest plans to use extensive commercial tree thinning to battle the mountain pine beetle as part of a $70 million ... [more]

Wind farm permits survive state supreme court vote

Dec 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court has upheld permits issued by the state and Converse County allowing construction of two wind farms in the Laramie ... [more]

Fourth suspect arrested in moose poaching case

Dec 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  A fourth and final suspect has been arrested in connection with the poaching of four moose that were found dead this October on private land within the Wind ... [more]

County to fill fair, waste and animal board positions Tuesday

Dec 18, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission interviewed 13 candidates for open positions on the Solid Waste Disposal District, Fair and Predatory Animal boards.
The ... [more]

Keeping vigilant: Riverton teachers review drills after Connecticut shooting

Dec 18, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton teachers and administrators headed to work Monday with last week's Connecticut school shooting still fresh in their minds.
"Like every educator in ... [more]

Pokes Return to Action Tuesday against Front Range Foe Denve

Dec 17, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE - After a 10-day layoff for final exams, the University of Wyoming men's basketball team gets back to the court on Tuesday when the Cowboys host Denver ... [more]

Library's opera simulcasts are great for those who appreciate the art form

Dec 16, 2012 - Margaret Harless, Riverton:  Editor:
We who love the opera deeply appreciate the pieces you have published about the Metropolitan Opera "simulcasts" now available to the public at the ... [more]

Listen for the voices of nature

Dec 16, 2012 - Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Get away from the cacophony of the
man-made world, and you'll hear them.

The loudest sound in recorded history came on Aug. 26, 1883, when the island ... [more]

Merrier - Evidence from the empirical to the anecdotal points to an improved economy

Dec 16, 2012 - Steve Peck, Publisher:  Are things looking up, just in time for Christmas? At least three signs point to that conclusion.
First, the employment scene in Fremont County looks better ... [more]

Digest

Dec 16, 2012 - Associated Press:  School demolition might slow
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Gov. Matt Mead has proposed slowing the process of razing old and constructing new schools for budget ... [more]

Cynthia M. Spriggs

Dec 16, 2012 - Staff:  Cynthia M. Spriggs died Tues-day, Dec. 4, 2012, in Lander. She was 47. Cremation has taken place, and services will lagter in Charleston, S.C. Cynthia Marie ... [more]

Earl W. Pitt

Dec 16, 2012 - Staff:  Earl W. Pitt, whohad relatives in Fremont County, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at the Veteran's Home of Wyoming in Buffalo. He was 62 years old.
Graveside ... [more]

Beneranda "Betty" Hernandez

Dec 16, 2012 - Staff:  Beneranda "Betty" Hernandez died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 81 years old.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, ... [more]

The way it was - Lander Mayor McOmie, 1981

Dec 16, 2012 - Staff:  State Rep. Del McOmie of Lander this month is wrapping up his 16-year career as a Wyoming Legislator, but his career as an elected official didn't start there. ... [more]

Central Wyoming College seeks a new director of campus safety

Dec 16, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  By Katie Roenigk
Staff Writer

Administrators at Central Wyoming College are still looking for a new director of campus safety to replace Steve Barlow, who ... [more]

Eastern Shoshone agency awarded grant for mentoring program

Dec 16, 2012 - Christina George, Staff Writer:  Older students will act as mentors to other children.
Eastern Shoshone Department of Juvenile Services has secured nearly half a million dollars in ... [more]

Injury Prevention Resources names new executive director

Dec 16, 2012 - Staff:  The Board of Directors of Injury Prevention Resources is pleased to announce that Noel Cooper has been named as the agency's new executive director.
Cooper ... [more]

Hickerson proud of decade of service as commissioner

Dec 16, 2012 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  After three terms, the three-term Republican leaves office on Jan. 7.

Pat Hickerson has been a Fremont County Commissioner for 10 years. Now that his ... [more]

New digital radio system praised by users

Dec 16, 2012 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  Fremont County implemented "WyoLink" well before next month's deadline.
County officials had high praise for the new WyoLink communication system but ... [more]

District 25 to state: Not so fast on huge school reforms

Dec 16, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees has endorsed a proposal requesting the Wyoming Legislature "slow down" implementation of the Wyoming ... [more]

Zone defense pays off for Lander girls

Dec 16, 2012 - Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  By Bruce Tippets
Sports Editor

Coach Spike Robinson made the switch to a zone defense in the second half Saturday, and the plan worked for Lander Valley ... [more]

Tigers look good in defeating Rawlins, then fall to Wheatland

Dec 16, 2012 - Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  By Bruce Tippets
Sports Editor

Lander Valley High School opened the weekend with a solid 53-43 boys basketball victory over Rawlins Friday night at Bob ... [more]