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Jul 19, 2013 - Staff:  Correction
Thursday's page-5 story "CWC, WPBS partner on history project" should have said WPBS hopes to use $110,000 from the state to produce five ... [more]

Visitor finds Balloon Block, wins $500 and Saturday balloon

Jul 19, 2013 - Staff:  Randall Hatcher is glad he came from Vancouver, Wash., to visit his brother this week.
Hatcher found the Riverton Rendezvous Balloon Block Thursday afternoon, ... [more]

Key Club earns Single Service Award

Jul 19, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Riverton High School Key Club received the Single Service Award, bronze level, at the Key Club International Convention from July 3-7 in Washington, ... [more]

Pet Connection took in the 'smoky' animals

Jul 19, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Lander Pet Connection was busy July 12 when a dozen animals from the Wind River Veterinary Clinic were housed after a fire July 11.
Pet Connection president ... [more]

Community effort saves 12 pets in veterinary clinic fire

Jul 19, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk and Andrea Novotny:  Authorities say the Lander facility sustained "pretty severe damage" to the roof and attic.

Six dogs and six cats were saved from a structure fire ... [more]

Wyoming coal and gas both will have a big role in future

Jul 19, 2013 - Marcus Selvig, Riverton:  Editor:
My comment is on Gov. Mead's recent remarks in a Ranger story under the headline "Mead: Coal can't be ignored in Obama's energy planning."
I am sure ... [more]

Our skyscrapers

Jul 19, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  For the 33rd summer, hot-air balloons grace the local skies

They say the first time two brothers named Montgolfier flew their hot-air balloon -- made ... [more]

Festival of the Mountain Man, fireworks among festivities

Jul 19, 2013 - Staff:  The Wind River Heritage Center presents its second annual Festival of the Mountain Man from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Heritage Center museum, 1075 S. ... [more]

'Major cuts' to Riverton school budget; salaries frozen

Jul 19, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton school board held its annual budget and mill-levy hearings and proceeded to adopt a $36.3 million budget at its meeting Wednesday night in ... [more]

Cloud seeding test coming to and end this year in Winds

Jul 19, 2013 - By Bob Moen, Associated Press:  Preparations are being made for a final winter of seeding clouds over the Wind River Mountains and other mountain ranges as part of the state's unique research ... [more]

Riverton and Cody for 12-year-old LL title

Jul 19, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The district Little League tournament concludes Saturday afternoon.

Riverton cruised into the 11- and 12-year-old district baseball championship ... [more]

Raiders wrapping up regular season with trio this weekend

Jul 19, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Raiders complete their American Legion baseball regular season with three games in two days.
The stretch started with the final conference game ... [more]

Riverton and Lander meet Saturday for 9-10 district crown

Jul 19, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton and Lander will go toe-to-toe Saturday in the 9- and 10-year-old Little League district championship game in Riverton after picking up wins Thursday. ... [more]

Today

Jul 18, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Tuesday's Ranger, the bottom photo in the "Fly guys" photo package should have said the middle man's name is Travis Myers.
In ... [more]

Erixon named market CEO of hospitals

Jul 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Lander Regional Hospital and Riverton Memorial Hospital have announced that Stephen M. Erixon will lead both hospitals on a permanent basis in a newly-created ... [more]

City awards $1.3M bid for work at airport

Jul 18, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton awarded a bid for roughly $1.3 million to Maxwell Asphalt of Salt Lake City for Riverton Regional Airport's taxiway "C" rehab and ... [more]

Riverton dentist receives Fellowship Award

Jul 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Academy of General Dentistry has announced that Dr. Joshua Wagner of Riverton received the association's Fellowship Award during the AGD 2013 Annual ... [more]

Mayor praises staff for WAM efforts

Jul 18, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The four-day convention invited state elected officials for workshops and informational meetings.

Riverton city secretary Kristin Watson was praised ... [more]

All-star soccer game is a good idea, and not unprecedented

Jul 18, 2013 - Chuck Rodgers, Riverton:  Editor:
I was the Riverton High School boys soccer coach from 1986 to 1999, and I completely agree with Craig Blumenshine's comments that it would be a good ... [more]

Preparing for two 'bambini'

Jul 18, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  Yes, I am pregnant again -- this time with twins

Although this is an unusual public proclamation, the reader must know that I'm expecting.
That is ... [more]

An accomplishment?

Jul 18, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Senate has little to boast about from Monday's filibuster deal

Anyone who follows the work of the U.S. Senate these days, regardless of political ... [more]

Digest

Jul 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Baseline frack testing discussed
The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has started the formal rulemaking process to establish baseline water ... [more]

Wildfire likely caused by a lightning strike

Jul 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The U.S. Forest Service has determined that lightning did cause a 211-acre wildfire that burned in a remote area southeast of Casper.
The fire was reported on ... [more]

Mead: EPA haze plan has no health benefit

Jul 18, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead sharply criticized a plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce regional haze, saying it did more to kill the coal ... [more]

Death at shelter under investigation

Jul 18, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials are investigating the death of transient James Casteel, 59, whose body was found Sunday morning at the Fremont County Good Samaritan Center in ... [more]

Road stunt leads to car wreck at intersection

Jul 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Two Riverton men were cited Wednesday after being involved in a one-vehicle rollover north of Riverton.
Reports state Shane Cook and Justin Hieb, both 18, of ... [more]

More monitoring planned for school District 38

Jul 18, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Legislative committees met this week in Riverton to evaluate the quality of educational opportunities on the reservation.

The Joint Education ... [more]

Lander beats Riverton 8-6 for vintage title

Jul 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander's Eric Baker crushed a two-run homer Sunday in the final inning of the championship game for an 8-6 victory over Riverton in the annual "vintage" ... [more]

'Autocross' Sunday at CWC; it's a new event for Rendezvous

Jul 18, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Autocross, a new event sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Rebels Car Club, makes its debut this Sunday morning at Central Wyoming College and will be a part of ... [more]

Big wins for Riverton, Lander 9-10s to open District

Jul 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton and Lander rolled to lopsided victories Thursday in the first day of the 9- and 10-year-old Little League all-star district baseball tournament in ... [more]