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Environmental groups sue over wolves

Nov 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service never should have accepted a wolf-management plan that allows the state of Wyoming to classify the animals as ... [more]

Obamacare ought to be repealed 'ASAP'

Nov 14, 2012 - Carl and Annette Baxter, Riverton:  Editor:
In response to Mr. Kent Sidney's letter published in the Oct. 26 Ranger, we are pleased that he thinks "Obamacare" is such a good thing. That's great ... [more]

Obama, GOP can find reasons to work together

Nov 14, 2012 - By The Dallas Morning News Services:  So for all that cash (billions) spent to fund all that campaigning (relentless) and all those ads (millions), what do we get? The same president, the same ... [more]

Leonid meteors visible Saturday

Nov 14, 2012 - By Carl Manning:  Daylight Saving Time has ended, so we get a little more morning light, but evening is upon me before I get off work. It is just a little bit shocking that ... [more]

Pronghorn pathways

Nov 14, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Highway overpasses and underpasses for critters may well be needed in Fremont County

The construction of man-made pathways to accommodate the ... [more]

Digest

Nov 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  G&F warns of nets in Flaming Gorge
GREEN RIVER -- The Wyoming Department of Game and Fish is warning anglers not to disturb any nets they may find in ... [more]

Education reforms to take longer to implement

Nov 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's effort to make its public school students better prepared for college and careers may take up to two years longer to fully implement, ... [more]

More trouble for ex-Powell hospital boss

Nov 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- Two men accused of defrauding Powell Valley Healthcare in Wyoming are now accused of also defrauding a hospital in Indiana.
Federal court documents ... [more]

Wind tax credit nears expiration date

Nov 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The fate of a tax credit that advocates say is needed to maintain tens of thousands of wind energy jobs will be decided during high-stakes, last-minute ... [more]

UW has 439 county students

Nov 14, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The state's only four-year university also employs 93 people in Fremont County.

University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan visited Fremont County ... [more]

Revised data show RMS made 'safe harbor' after all

Nov 14, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Adequate Yearly Progress results for Riverton Middle School have been modified and now show that the school is making Safe Harbor for 2012.
School District 25 ... [more]

County commissioners opt for prescription co-pay plan

Nov 14, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The vote was 4-1 to approve the plan change, with Commissioner Pat Hickerson casting the lone nay vote.

Beginning Jan. 1, employees who use the ... [more]

Trial starts for man who struck girl at bus stop

Nov 14, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County deputy attorney Kathy Kavanagh described Makayla Marie Strahle, 11, as a girl excited for her school dance.
"She walked out the door that day ... [more]

Two Dubois spikers all-state

Nov 14, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Seniors Rachelle Leseberg and Katherine Finley earned the postseason honor for the Rams.

Katherine Finley and Rachelle Leseberg were instrumental in ... [more]

New AD saw good team community spirit in fall sports

Nov 14, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School activities director Jeremy Hill said he learned in his first season on the job that the community and student body have a lot of pride in ... [more]

Shyatt Inks Two with Cowboy Basketball

Nov 14, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Laramie, Wyo. (Nov. 14, 2011) - University of Wyoming coach Larry Shyatt announced on Wednesday, Nov. 14, that two recruits have signed a National Letter of ... [more]

Police respond to vehicle slide-off

Nov 13, 2012 - Staff:  The Riverton Police Department responded Saturday morning after an automobile slid off the road at the entrance to Riverton High School's north parking lot. ... [more]

Cundall to begin 17th year on Shoshoni Town Council

Nov 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Incumbent Ken Cundall will embark on his 17th year as a Shoshoni Town Council representative in 2013 after earning 148 votes during Tuesday's general ... [more]

Thunder, Ferris, Winn secure spots in District 14

Nov 13, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Clarinda Thunder, Belle Ferris and Lloyd Winn were elected Tuesday to the Fremont County School District 14 Board of Trustees.
Schools in the district include ... [more]

Digest

Nov 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Veterans and recruits honored
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming veterans as well as newly recruited members of the military were honored in Veterans Day ceremonies ... [more]

Wildfires will cost state more than $40 million

Nov 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- State Forester Bill Crapser says this year's wildfires have consumed all the money the state had set aside for fire suppression.
Crapser says ... [more]

UW Visual Arts Building recognized for efficiency

Nov 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming's new Visual Arts Building has received national recognition for its energy efficient engineering and design ... [more]

Wolf hunt: 33 of allotted 52 taken

Nov 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming's first trophy hunting season on wolves ends Dec. 31.

CHEYENNE -- Hunters now have killed at least 33 wolves in northwest Wyoming since ... [more]

Skull could be that of hiker missing since 2007

Nov 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan said the partial human skull found late in the summer near the Popo Agie Falls could be that of the Lander hiker who went ... [more]

RHS performs consistently in era of No Child Left Behind

Nov 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Since the No Child Left Behind Act became law in 2001, Riverton High School has been relatively consistent in its achievement of federal Adequate Yearly ... [more]

Elementary students learn about flags, veterans at Monday event

Nov 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Veterans Day lasted through Monday this year for students at Aspen Park Elementary School, who decorated their campus this week with flags representing loved ... [more]

Hudson suspect pleads guilty to robbery; murder count dropped

Nov 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Ryan Blake Hanway (Myers) said he takes responsibility for his actions in November 2011 when he agreed with others to attempt to rob a couple in ... [more]

Lander's Hitshew awarded the 'high school Heisman'

Nov 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School senior Jordan Hitshew was honored last week as the Wyoming state girls winner of the Wendy�s High School Heisman Award.
Daniel ... [more]

One last game as a parent of a football player

Nov 13, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  When son Kyle and I first visited the snowy Jamestown College campus a few Februarys ago, the high temperature that day was 14 degrees -- below zero. It was a ... [more]

Riverton crew officiated title game won by Dubois

Nov 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Veteran high school football official Mike Harris now worked a state title game in every Wyoming classification.
Harris and his Riverton crew were on the ... [more]

Jack G. Binkley

Nov 13, 2012 - Staff:  Jack G. Binkley died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at his home in Riverton surrounded by love. He was 86 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and there will be no ... [more]

Alice L. Farlow

Nov 13, 2012 - Staff:  Alice L. Farlow died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 86 years old.
She was cremated according to her wishes. There will be a ... [more]

Here's the post-election prediction scoreboard

Nov 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  I doubt Karl Rove is doing this, nor the football prognosticators who picked Alabama and USC to go undefeated in college football and play for the national ... [more]

Patricia Hall

Nov 13, 2012 - Staff:  Patricia Hall, formerly of Riverton, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. She was 77 years old.
Cremation has taken place ... [more]

Today

Nov 13, 2012 - Staff:  Births
ANTELOPE

A daughter was born to Katherine Buckman and Wesley Antelope Jr., of Riverton, at 7:47 a.m. Oct. 6, 2012, at Riverton Memorial ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Nov 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Warm vs. cold
We're almost halfway through November, but we still haven't had any typical November weather. The first five days were much warmer ... [more]

Study: Up to 80 percent of county mosquitoes carry West Nile virus

Nov 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Students at Central Wyoming College determined that up to 80 percent of Fremont County's mosquito population this summer was made up of bugs that carry West ... [more]

Single-digit percentages for Brubaker, Otto

Nov 13, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's two candidates on the statewide ballot both posted single-digit vote percentages in races against well-established incumbents.
In the ... [more]

Herbert E. Yahr

Nov 13, 2012 - Staff:  Herbert E. Yahr died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Lander. He was 82 years old.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at the United Methodist Church ... [more]

Incumbents return to school board seats in District 6

Nov 13, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Kristen Benson, Charles Gomendi, Patti Griffith and Dan Pince placed ahead of the sole challenger in the race, Mark Perkins.

Four incumbents will ... [more]