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Hill: Critical report is product of 'good ol' boys' wanting an appointed superintendent

Nov 15, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The Wyoming State Superintendent of Public Instruction sharply rejected the conclusions of a report criticizing her department's performance, accusing her ... [more]

Chopper ambulance crashes after hitting power line in rural area

Nov 15, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County Sheriff's deputies responded at about 8 a.m. Thursday to reports of a downed aircraft about 45 miles east of Riverton near the Lucky Mc Uranium ... [more]

Big water tank project on hold until warmer weather

Nov 15, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The engineers and contractors working to build a 2 million gallon water storage tank near Airport Road met Tuesday with the Riverton City Council to explain ... [more]

Hudson suspects allowed limited contact

Nov 15, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  One is expected to give birth this month, and the couple needs to pick out a name and decide where to place the child.

A judge has granted a motion ... [more]

Player who sparked CWC v-ball trouble apologizes

Nov 15, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  One of the two Central Wyoming College volleyball players whose ineligibility forced the team to vacate wins for the 2010, 2011 and 2012 seasons has written a ... [more]

State rests case in child's death; driver will testify

Nov 15, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Defense attorneys representing William Dean Barnes are requesting the Lander resident be acquitted.
Devon Petersen submitted the motion to Lander 9th ... [more]

RHS girls basketball players begin practice

Nov 14, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton High School girls basketball player Annie Phister went against Bree Olson during practice on Tuesday night at Wolverine Gym. The Wolverines started ... [more]

Main Street highway sign gets new light

Nov 14, 2012 - Staff:  Casper Electric employee Cody Carpenter rode high over a new sign he held in place Tuesday while co-workers Ryan Waterbury and Paden Burman attached and wired ... [more]

Today

Nov 14, 2012 - Staff:  Births
CASPER

A son was born to Cortney and Dyllan Casper, of Lander, at 7:45 p.m. Oct. 15, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ... [more]

Betty J. (Fleak) Blumenshine

Nov 14, 2012 - Staff:  Betty J. (Fleak) Blumenshine, of Riverton, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton following a lengthy illness. She was 79 ... [more]

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]