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Effort to 'destroy' Cindy Hill a cruel waste of time

Jun 28, 2013 - Caryl Lefford, Riverton:  Editor:
I hope Reps. Miller, Goggles, Larson and Campbell can see how ridiculous this new report criticizing Superintendent Cindy Hill really is.
I went to ... [more]

Becoming an outdoors woman -- Part 2

Jun 28, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  I was accustomed to seeing skyscrapers lay out an array of lights late at night, but in Wyoming I can see constellations just by stepping out the door. ... [more]

New timetable, same need

Jun 28, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  SLIB said no to a grant for the Riverton justice center, but the effort will continue

Supporters of plans to build a new location in Riverton for ... [more]

Digest

Jun 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wheatland shooter changes plea
CHEYENNE -- A Wheatland man accused of killing his three sons and brother and wounding his wife in 2011 has pleaded no ... [more]

Fugitive CEO returns to U.S. to face charges

Jun 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- A former hospital CEO who went overseas before being tried on charges of defrauding his employers has been returned to the U.S.
Paul Cardwell arrived ... [more]

Ed chief's background is business, not education

Jun 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The business background of Gov. Matt Mead's selection to head the Wyoming Department of Education should be an asset in running a large, complicated ... [more]

Hill says committee stacked against her

Jun 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- State schools Superintendent Cindy Hill says she wants to make sure her rights are protected if a legislative investigation is launched into her ... [more]

At budget talks, ambulance staff calls for changes

Jun 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Medics and others working with the Fremont County Ambulance department voiced concern about the agency's management this month, calling for the replacement of ... [more]

Man killed in motorcycle-truck wreck

Jun 28, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Barry N. Strang, 59, of Casper, died Thursday at the scene of a two-vehicle traffic accident about two miles north of Lander on Wyoming Highway 789.
Reports ... [more]

Raiders struggle in conference loss to GR

Jun 27, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Green River is 2-0 in league play. Riverton is 0-1 in the Northeast division.

Green River Knights manager Stub Hatfield was concerned when his ace ... [more]

Wyo-Nebraska 6-man stars clash in Dubois

Jun 27, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Kickoff is at 1 p.m. Saturday at Dubois High School.

"The first of its kind" has a nice ring to it for Saturday's 6-man football game between the ... [more]

Unbeaten Giants top seed in Babe Ruth tourney

Jun 27, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Giants of the Riverton Babe Ruth League finished the regular season unbeaten with a 12-0 mark.
The team is the No. 1 seed for the postseason tournament. ... [more]

Today

Jun 27, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page four column "Call me an outdoors woman -- Part 1" should have said "There is no doubt that I learned a ... [more]

Floyd Jaramillo

Jun 27, 2013 - Staff:  Floyd Jaramillo, of Riverton, died Monday, June 24, 2013, at his home. He was 71 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at the Way ... [more]

Resort seeks to add ropes course, zip line to operations

Jun 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is proposing to add an "aerial adventure course" to its operations.
The resort is seeking approval from the ... [more]

Smith's celebrates store renovation

Jun 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Doors opened on a remodeled Smith's Food and Drug store Wednesday morning during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1200 W. Main St.
Employees, Smith's executives, ... [more]

State cattle industry convention honors agriculture professionals

Jun 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Stock Growers Association honored a number of outstanding agriculture advocates during the Wyoming Cattle Industry Convention and Trade ... [more]

Intensive entrepreneurship program coming to Jackson

Jun 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  An intensive entrepreneurship program is coming to Jackson this fall to help jump-start aspiring entrepreneurs and to encourage Wyoming's economic growth and ... [more]

Voting Rights Act brought big changes

Jun 27, 2013 - By Connie Cass, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The voting law that became a major turning point in black Americans' struggle for equal rights and political power is now outdated, the Supreme ... [more]

Independence Day, individual-style

Jun 27, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  Whatever path you choose, don't expect results to be like anyone else's.

How shall we celebrate our nation's independence 237 years after the ... [more]

Concert brought back memories of how important music was for the nation's morale

Jun 27, 2013 - Robert C. Oberheu, Riverton:  Editor:
I take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to all who were involved in bringing the Glenn Miller Orchestra to Riverton.
What a great, great ... [more]

Fire-risky behavior

Jun 27, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  When the danger is at a high point, consider a change of plans

Fremont County and the surrounding area got a nice reprieve earlier this month from ... [more]

Digest

Jun 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  National honor for UW prof
LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming professor Steve Holbrook has been recognized by the Oceanography Society for distinguished ... [more]

Mead: Coal can't be ignored in Obama's energy planning

Jun 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Responding to President Barack Obama's pledge to regulate carbon emissions from power plants, the governor of the nation's leading coal-producing ... [more]

Arizona man named first-ever director of state ed department

Jun 27, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Richard Crandall, an Arizona state senator and co-owner of two nutritional service companies, was selected on Wednesday by Gov. Matt Mead to run the ... [more]

Task force aiming to improve engineering at UW

Jun 27, 2013 - By Don Warfield, Staff Writer:  Former Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal and Gov. Matt Mead's energy strategy adviser expressed strong support June 20 for a plan to make the University of Wyoming ... [more]

Fire destroys metal shed in Hudson

Jun 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  A structure fire in Hudson required two visits from emergency responders last weekend.
No one was injured in the blaze, which initially was reported at about ... [more]

City OKs $27 million budget for FY 2014

Jun 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council approved its fiscal year 2014 budget Tuesday night at roughly $25 million in revenue and expenditures at $27 million.
The city's ... [more]

Shooter in Sinks Canyon incident reaches plea deal

Jun 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The man who authorities said shot at three unarmed people in January has signed a plea agreement with Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett. Under the deal, ... [more]

Fatal wreck closes road north of Lander

Jun 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  A fatal crash involving a motorcycle and commercial vehicle has closed both lanes of Wyoming Highway 789 north of Lander, according to a statement issued by ... [more]