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Dry goods store -- 1894

Nov 25, 2012 - Staff:  The transition from wood buildings to brick was a welcome sign of progress and stability for small western towns, and this store was a sign of exactly that in ... [more]

Fremont Co. School District 38 makes AYP for first time

Nov 25, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 38 made Adequate Yearly Progress for the 2011-12 academic year -- a first for the Arapahoe district. 
"That's very huge for our ... [more]

Deputies say vehicles are passing buses illegally

Nov 25, 2012 - From staff reports:  Three vehicles reportedly passed a school bus with its red lights flashing at about 9:45 a.m. Nov. 16 north of Riverton, and officials said they have heard ... [more]

Art exhibit includes vision of six local artists

Nov 25, 2012 - From staff reports:  The work of six local artists will be on display Nov. 28 through Jan. 25 in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Gallery at Central Wyoming College.
The exhibit ... [more]

BLM sets Dec. 3 meeting on elk range proposal

Nov 25, 2012 - From staff reports:  The plan would extend the withdrawal of public mineral estate from exploration.

The Bureau of Land Manage-ment Lander Field Office will host a public ... [more]

Library hosting fourth opera of 2012-13 season

Nov 25, 2012 - From staff reports:  The fourth opera of the 2012-13 Lander Met Opera season, "La Clemenza di Tio," will be presented at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Lander Library.
This ... [more]

Hostess shutdown costs three Riverton workers their jobs; stores sold out

Nov 25, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Distribution centers in Casper and Gillette also are closed.

The Hostess Brands bankruptcy brings more to Fremont County than empty store shelves. ... [more]

Vehicle talks bring change to county's grant policy

Nov 25, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The potential purchase of one vehicle incited a divisive change to Fremont County's fiscal policy. A recent decision made by the Fremont County Commissioners ... [more]

Shiras moose, wolves dominate at Dine, Discuss and Deliberate

Nov 25, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  During the CWC event, students present information on a topic, and then the college's forensics team

Shiras moose and wolves were the topic of the ... [more]

O Christmas Tree (season)

Nov 25, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Volunteers helped residents make the transition from Thanksgiving to the Christmas season on Friday, when sales began at the annual St. Margaret's School tree ... [more]

Airport count solid; bigger plane returns for a flight per day

Nov 25, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Changes in both the daily flight schedule and the equipment are set for Riverton Regional Airport.
Great Lakes Airlines is returning the 30-passenger ... [more]

UW Men Battle CSU Bakersfield on Saturday in Double A

Nov 24, 2012 - UW:  LARAMIE - Off to its best start since the 2008-09 season, the University of Wyoming men's basketball team seeks to improve on its 5-0 record when the Cowboys ... [more]

RHS hosts community Thanksgiving

Nov 23, 2012 - Staff:  Volunteers showed up en masse at the James H. Moore Career Center on Thursday morning to help assemble Thanksgiving Day meals at the Riverton Key Club ... [more]

Vietnam vet earns honorary diploma

Nov 23, 2012 - Staff:  Vietnam War veteran Michael R. Mahaffey earned his honorary high school diploma Nov. 13 during a Fremont County School District 25 board meeting. Lori McGee ... [more]

WIHS girls have big freshman contingent for hoops season

Nov 23, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The gym is a bit crowded at Ethete this season. With 40 players out for girls basketball, head coach Aleta Moss has a lot of players to choose from.
Moss ... [more]

Chiefs return talented unit to vie for another 2-A title

Nov 23, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  There is an old saying about Wyoming Indian High School basketball program: The Chiefs never rebuild, they just reload. 
That statement definitely looks true ... [more]

Cowboys shoot for fourth win in a row Saturday vs. San Diego State

Nov 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  The 2012 season concludes Saturday for the Wyoming Cowboys, who host the San Diego State Aztecs in a game that will kick off at 1:30 p.m. at War Memorial ... [more]

Today

Nov 23, 2012 - Staff:  Births
MASTERS

A daughter was born to Stephanie Behan, of Riverton, and David Masters Jr., of Fontana, Calif., at 5:26 p.m. Oct. 10, 2012, at Riverton ... [more]

Robert L. 'Bob' Medow

Nov 23, 2012 - Staff:  Robert L. "Bob" Medow, of rural Riverton, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 58 years old.
Funeral services will ... [more]

St. Stephen's volleyball coach awarded conference honor

Nov 23, 2012 - Staff:  Tiffany Linck, volleyball coach at St. Stephen's Indian High School, was presented an award for being the 1A Northwest Conference Coach of the Year. Tiffany ... [more]

Journal cover to feature work by Lander artist

Nov 23, 2012 - Staff:  The Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association Dec. 15 issue will feature a pastel portrait of the beloved basset hound "Polly," by Lander artist ... [more]

Small Business Saturday

Nov 23, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Local business owners offer as much as online merchants -- and then some

There is a very real worry among storefront businesses that a critical stage ... [more]

Education agenda has many loose ends

Nov 23, 2012 - By Josh Lederman, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's education agenda for next four years may look less like real reform and more like tying up loose ends, experts say, with ... [more]

Home sales tax under Obamacare doesn't apply to most people

Nov 23, 2012 - Christopher Shannen, Riverton:  Editor:
The claim made by Carl and Annette Baxter in their letter to the editor about "Obamacare" is one of the untruths often cited when people want to ... [more]

Digest

Nov 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Bail set in tow-truck driver's death
GILLETTE -- A judge has set bail at $150,000 for a Gillette man charged with driving a pickup that struck and ... [more]

Hunters kill griz they say was charging

Nov 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  MOOSE -- Hunters shot and killed a grizzly bear in Grand Teton National Park.
The park says that members of an elk hunting party opened fire on the adult male ... [more]

State wants more motorists to report hazards

Nov 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Transportation is looking to expand participation in a program where motorists report hazardous road and weather ... [more]

CWC events drew more than 184,000 people in 2011

Nov 23, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Use of Central Wyoming College facilities was up in 2011 compared to previous years according to Ron Granger, CWC's vice president of administrative ... [more]

Holiday shopping begins a day early for some businesses

Nov 23, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Black Friday came early to Riverton this year, with several stores welcoming customers on Thanksgiving instead of waiting for the busiest shopping day of the ... [more]

City to convert vacant lot into 'green space'

Nov 23, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has decided to apply to the Brownfields Assistance Program for funds to be used for removing further contamination at the vacant, ... [more]

Jenkins set to cut plea deal in Hudson killings

Nov 23, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The agreement, if accepted, would dismiss some charges and reduce his prison term.
 
Another defendant in the November 2011 Hudson double homicide ... [more]

Today

Nov 21, 2012 - Staff:  Births
JOHNSON

A son was born to Joleen Johnson, of Riverton, at 9:55 a.m. Oct. 7, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds. ... [more]

Richard Thompson

Nov 21, 2012 - Staff:  Richard Thompson died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at his home in Riverton with his wife and loved ones by his side. He was 79 years old.
At his request cremation ... [more]

Tillman L. 'Tim' Graham

Nov 21, 2012 - Staff:  Tillman L. "Tim" Graham, the father of Dennis Graham of Riverton, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Tenderheart Assisted Living in Evanston where he had lived ... [more]

Dominic 'Dom' Geboe

Nov 21, 2012 - Staff:  Dominic "Dom" Geboe died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Scottsbluff, Neb. He was 41 years old.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at St. Stephen's ... [more]

The big general's big blunder

Nov 21, 2012 - The News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.):  Petraeus never should have let his guard down

Powerful man, beguiling woman: The combination has been sabotaging national interests since the days of ... [more]

Hurrah for the pie

Nov 21, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Lydia Child's comforting holiday words

The best-known words about Thanksgiving Day in America were written by the American writer and editor Lydia ... [more]

Timing of the CWC volleyball crisis seems questionable

Nov 21, 2012 - Richard May, Riverton:  Editor:
After reading in The Ranger about the CWC volleyball program, I and a lot of other folks feel bad about what has happened.
This thing has really ... [more]

Digest

Nov 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Aircraft search in fourth day
CHEYENNE -- The search for a small plane missing in western Wyoming is now in its fourth day.
The Sublette County ... [more]

State joins U.S. alliance to up college graduation rate

Nov 21, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming is joining an alliance of states working to increase the number of students successfully completing college.
Gov. Matt Mead announced ... [more]