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Moriarty, Finch marry

Aug 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  Sarah Marie Moriarty and Benjamin Thomas Finch were married July 10, 2014, at the Kiwanis Community House in Cheyenne. The groom's brother, A. Lucas Finch, a ... [more]

Deshaw, Coen to wed Saturday

Aug 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  Shawna Marine Deshaw of Fort Washakie and George "Bob" Coen of Riverton have announced their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Cindy Deshaw and ... [more]

Elders honor gravesite found on school grounds

Aug 22, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 21 Board of Trustees held a ceremony to honor a gravesite found on the grounds of the school.
The site sat behind the ... [more]

Van Dijks invite families to paint community memorial

Aug 22, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Residents will have the opportunity Saturday to be a part of a lasting memorial for Noah and Zephy van Dijk -- two children who died in a house fire July 15 on ... [more]

Author giving talk Saturday

Aug 15, 2014 - Staff:  Wyoming author Craig Johnson will be in Shoshoni this weekend to discuss his book "Spirit of Steamboat."
"Spirit" was selected as part of the 2014 One Book ... [more]

Roenigk, Fritz to marry

Aug 8, 2014 - From staff reports:  Julie and Randy Roenigk of Rochester, Minn., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Roenigk, to Cooper Fritz, the son of Mary Beth ... [more]

Newlin, Vatansever wed June 21

Aug 8, 2014 - From staff reports:  Pat and Mick Newlin, of Riverton, are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Kristen Newlin, of Riverton, to Emre Vatansever, of Istanbul, Turkey. ... [more]

Artists asked to submit pieces for Governor's Capitol Art Exhibition

Aug 8, 2014 - From staff reports:  The 14th Governor's Capitol Art Exhibition is calling for entries, and the deadline to enter is Sept. 7.
Artists may submit up to three pieces of artwork. ... [more]

Wind River High School names students on honor roll

Aug 8, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wind River High School recently recognized the students who were named to the fourth-quarter honor roll for the 2013-2014 school year.

Principal's ... [more]

Wind River Middle School announces spring honor roll

Aug 1, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wind River Middle School recently recognized the students who were named to the fourth-quarter honor roll for the 2013-2014 school year.

Principal's ... [more]

Perea named July Cadet of the Month

Aug 1, 2014 - From staff reports:  The National Guard Youth Foundation has announced that Serena Perea, a graduate of the Wyoming Cowboy ChalleNGe Academy in Guernsey, is the July Cadet of the ... [more]

Girl Scouts look for volunteers in Lander

Jul 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming are looking for Lander volunteers and troop leaders.
According to press release from Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming, ... [more]

Gold Rush Days a 'great success'

Jul 25, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  This year was the first time the Carissa Mine and Mill was open during the event.

Organizers for South Pass City's Gold Rush Days called the weekend ... [more]

Chouinard, McKee to wed

Jul 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lorenzo and Mary Jo Chouinard of Riverton are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy, to Jason McKee, the son of Joel and Holly McKee of ... [more]

RHS class celebrates 60-year reunion

Jul 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Riverton High School Class of 1954 held its 60-year reunion June 13 to June 15.
The class had 88 students start the school year in 1953 with 79 ... [more]

North Bear up for 'prestigious award'

Jul 18, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The North Bear drum group, representing the Ethete and Arapahoe areas, is counting on local votes to help it win the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award in ... [more]

RHS grad wins speech prize at Yale

Jul 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  Robert H. Peck earned the university's annual Henry James Ten Eyck Prize.

A Riverton student has won a historic speaking prize at Yale ... [more]

Riverton man to serve one-year term as district deputy for Elks

Jul 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  Mark A. Johnson, of Riverton, has been installed as district deputy to the Elks National President for the lodges in the Southwest District of the Wyoming Elks ... [more]

Sturdevant, Taylor to marry

Jul 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  Dr. James and Barbara Taylor of Riverton and Dr. Susan Taylor of Douglas are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Mikenzie Lynn Taylor to ... [more]

Ragan earns two scholarships in college ceremony

Jul 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Kristi J. Ragan of Lander received the Paul McIlvain Scholarship and the Rebecca Porter Wells Scholarship during Monmouth College's annual honor convocation ... [more]

County student attends two-week German language course

Jul 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wind River High School freshman Cole Nelson attended a two-week Concordia Language Villages session at Waldsee, the German Language Village located near ... [more]

Baxter receives seat-belt survivor award

Jul 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Officials say Alexandra Baxter's buckled seat belt saved her life May 28 when her passenger vehicle rolled two-and-a-half times on Paradise Valley Road near ... [more]

CWC students named to honor roll, dean's list

Jul 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College's 2014 spring semester grades have been computed and 87 students were named to the president's honor roll for earning a 4.0 GPA while ... [more]

Balloon Block hunt begins

Jul 8, 2014 - Staff:  The annual Riverton Rendez-vous Balloon Block Treasure hunt begins today. The first clues is on page 12 of today's edition of The Ranger. The old-fashioned ... [more]

Organizations offering free treats to children wearing bike

Jul 6, 2014 - Staff:  Law enforcement officials are handing out tickets for free ice cream to children who wear their bicycle helmets this summer.
If an officer sees a child ... [more]

The way it was - Declaration of Independence -- 1986

Jul 6, 2014 - Staff:  For some years the South Pass City State Historic Site hosted afternoon Fourth of July events that drew a nice crowd of tourists and locals filling holiday ... [more]

Achievers

Jun 27, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lander students earn honors
Northern Michigan University has announced the dean's list for the winter 2014 semester.
Lander students George Cartwright ... [more]

County students selected as winners at state history day

Jun 27, 2014 - From staff reports:  The top two entries in each category at the Wyoming competition advanced to the National History Day event June 15 to June 19.

Judges selected ... [more]

Dozens stroll in Shrine parade

Jun 27, 2014 - From staff reports:  More than 36 children participated in the annual Shrine Circus Children's Parade on Wednesday in Riverton.
Entrants dressed up as clowns, ring leaders, lion ... [more]

Johnson graduates from virtual public school

Jun 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lydia Johnson of Riverton graduated from Wyoming Connections Academy during a ceremony May 17 in Casper. She plans to attend Sheridan College in the fall.
The ... [more]