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Layoffs raise doubts on coal mine's longevity

Nov 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- With dozens of workers set to be laid off early next year, a southeastern Montana coal mine faces an uncertain future as an internal ... [more]

Kids make the most of new Wednesday school format

Nov 21, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton students have been enjoying their mornings at school while teachers meet in professional learning communities every Wednesday (see related story).
At ... [more]

Late-start Wednesdays

Nov 21, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton teachers said they got what they always wanted this year -- time to talk about their jobs with their peers.
Fremont County School District 25 ... [more]

Key Club takes free meal orders through 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving

Nov 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Residents who wish to have a free Thanksgiving meal delivered by the Riverton High School Key club can place orders trough 10 a.m. Thursday and still receive ... [more]

Defendant says 'not guilty' to murder charge in Lander death

Nov 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The defendant accused of shooting and killing his cousin and of sexually assaulting a woman in September pleaded his innocence in court Tuesday ... [more]

Trash station picture stabilizing; use and revenues both rise

Nov 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Use of Fremont County's trash transfer stations continues to grow countywide.
"It looks like to me it's working fairly well," Fremont County Solid Waste ... [more]

WIMS downs Shoshoni in showdown between top middle school teams

Nov 21, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- In a battle of unbeaten middle school teams Tuesday, Wyoming Indian pulled away from Shoshoni for a 60-35 win at home.
Entering the game both teams ... [more]

Rustlers go on 21-0 run in lopsided win Tuesday

Nov 21, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Armani Flannigan hammered a dunk on a breakaway to launch a spectacular 21-0 run at the end of the first half for Central Wyoming College to take control of ... [more]

Balanced game for CWC women in 66-40 win over Rocky Mountain JV

Nov 21, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College established an inside presence right away vs. the Rocky Mountain College junior varsity women's basketball team to post a 66-40 victory ... [more]

County artists showcase work at Arts in Action craft fair

Nov 20, 2012 - Staff:  Monte Simon, a craft vendor from Rapid City, S.D., organized his metal mobiles during the annual Arts in Action craft fair Saturday at the Fremont County ... [more]

Rams dominate all-state team for 6-man football

Nov 20, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After winning its first 6-man state football championship this season, Dubois put seven players on the 2012 all-state team.
Dubois all-state players are ... [more]

Thumbs up for the knuckler, and the men who throw it

Nov 20, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Forgive me for going all sciencey about baseball. But it may be best to have a bit of physics explain just what a knuckleball is.
"The knuckleball is perhaps ... [more]

Today

Nov 20, 2012 - Staff:  Births
JENKINS

A son was born to Ana Ybarra and Jude Jenkins, of Riverton, at 3:06 p.m. Oct. 12, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Maxine C. (Blubaugh) Farris

Nov 20, 2012 - Staff:  Maxine C. (Blubaugh) Farris, longtime Lander resident, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at her son's home in West Linn, Ore. She was 92 years old.
Memorial ... [more]

Not your average city meeting

Nov 20, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  I've heard a lot of negative comments stemming from the Oct. 9 work session at Riverton City Hall.
The meeting was advertised as an opportunity to talk about ... [more]

Obamacare objection did not apply to this situation

Nov 20, 2012 - Kent Sidney, Riverton:  Editor:
My wife warned me not to write in about how "Obamacare" worked out to the good side for me when I got a little refund for money I paid into my health ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Nov 20, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  No paper Thursday
Give thanks, readers, give thanks. The Ranger will not publish this Thursday, Nov. 22, in observance of Thanksgiving Day.
By that ... [more]

Digest

Nov 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Lubnau to be speaker of the House
GILLETTE -- Gillette Rep. Tom Lubnau, II, will be the next speaker of the House.
A majority of 52 Republican ... [more]

Idaho hunters kill 96 wolves

Nov 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -- Idaho officials say hunters have killed 96 wolves so far in the 2012-2013 hunting season.
Idaho Fish and Game officials said that ... [more]

Mead: State will keep going with energy policy plan

Nov 20, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is pushing forward with development of an energy policy for the state, saying he can't keep criticizing the federal ... [more]

Emergency call center at full staff; jail numbers dip

Nov 20, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's 9-1-1 call center is fully staffed for the first time in five years according to Sheriff Skip Hornecker, who announced the accomplishment Nov. ... [more]

Woman died in cemetery, officials say

Nov 20, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  County officials are investigating the death of Robin Gilpin, 48, of Riverton, whose body was found Saturday at her parents' gravesite in the Mountain View ... [more]

Zone changes for housing pose city challenge

Nov 20, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Options to build more housing and transform neighborhoods in Riverton were debated last week during a work session at City Hall.
Riverton City Council members ... [more]

Marching off to New York

Nov 20, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When Riverton residents sit down to watch the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, they will recognize some familiar faces in the ... [more]

Governments pledge transparency as new sales tax takes effect

Nov 20, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The passage of the optional 1 percent tax and developments at Wind River Transit Authority were the focus of the Nov. 15 meeting of the Fremont County ... [more]

Government doesn't help people, it controls them

Nov 18, 2012 - Mary E. Howard, Riverton:  Editor:
Hope for America? We certainly have heard a lot about hope for America, especially in the past few months.
Where does hope for America really come? ... [more]

Sour grapes and secession

Nov 18, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  Much of the current grumbling stems from inherent prejudice against anyone but a white man serving as the nation's commander in chief, but other factors are ... [more]

Nothing bleaker than the day after an election loss

Nov 18, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  The next morning after an Election Day defeat, there is no place I know more empty than the headquarters of the losing candidate.
Long gone are the bunting, ... [more]

No pattern yet

Nov 18, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Districted county commission voting has yielded unpredictable results -- and that's not all bad

There is no question that the conversion of Fremont ... [more]

Cowgirls pound Denver 81-66

Nov 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE - The flow wasn't as pretty as it was a week ago, but the result was the same for the University of Wyoming Cowgirls. And maybe this win was a little ... [more]

Cowboys put game away with 19-5 run in 67-60 win over Southern to end tourney

Nov 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Cowboys needed something - anything - to get going late in the second half on Friday against Southern.
The Cowboys ... [more]

One win, one loss for CWC women at home hoops tournament

Nov 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Freshman Tina Hosea hit a 3-pointer with 1:18 left in regulation play to give Central Wyoming College a 41-40 lead, and teammate Elise Keller stole the ball ... [more]

Wolverines land five on 3-A all-state list

Nov 18, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Five Riverton Wolverines, all seniors, have been named to the Class 3-A all-state football and all-conference football teams, and six more RHS players were ... [more]

Past LVHS soccer star plays in juco nationals

Nov 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Mitch Cooper was a par-time starter this season for Western Wyoming College.

Mitch Cooper helped the Western Wyoming men's soccer team accomplish a ... [more]

CWC men put up two big wins in weekend tourney

Nov 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The homestand ends for the Rustlers with Tuesday's 7:30 p.m. tipoff against the Rocky Mountain JV.

The new up-tempo style of basketball from Central ... [more]

Dorothy Shaw

Nov 18, 2012 - Staff:  Dorothy Shaw of Lander died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at Lander Valley Medical Center. She was 98 years old.
According to her wishes, cremation has taken ... [more]

Phoebe M. Trimmer

Nov 18, 2012 - Staff:  Phoebe Miriam (Morgan) Trimmer, formerly of Lander, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital after a short illness. She was 90 years old. ... [more]

Murder suspect's arraignment postponed

Nov 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  An arraignment hearing for second-degree murder suspect Dustin Nickelson of Riverton has been delayed.
The original hearing set for Nov. 8 was postponed ... [more]

Digest

Nov 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Mead appoints new district judge
CHEYENNE -- Governor Matt Mead has selected a federal prosecutor to serve as district judge in Laramie County.
Mead ... [more]

Abduction suspect says no to prelim

Nov 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A Montana man charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl from Cody, Wyo., has waived a preliminary hearing.
Jesse P. Speer is ... [more]