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Wolpert, Michel wed July 13

Aug 30, 2013 - Staff:  Olivia Wolpert, of Riverton, and Stephen Michel, of Laramie, were married July 13, 2013, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Lander. A wedding reception ... [more]

New regulations on hiring veterans and disabled are a noble objective

Aug 30, 2013 - By The Fort Worth Star-Telegram:  In a week when the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington helped refocus the nation's attention on jobs and equality, the Labor Department issued new ... [more]

Riding with the Rangers: Summer cukes and zukes and Jerry Garcia

Aug 30, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Lew Diehl and Charlie Treber have been keeping The Ranger office in fresh vegetables this month. Charlie (a nickname for Mary) works here. Lew is a frequent ... [more]

The believing family is the productive family

Aug 30, 2013 - Marian Bellinger, Riverton:  Editor:
The planets have no creative function. Nothing is produced on them. Void means empty. And without form means without function. They are giants in ... [more]

Emergency training

Aug 30, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  This week's drill was planned, but sometimes responders use a 'live' call for extra practice

You might have wondered why emergency personnel ... [more]

Digest

Aug 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Dry weekend ahead for firefighters
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- A new wildfire has started in Yellowstone National Park but officials report no issues ... [more]

Investigation of state superintendent moving slowly

Aug 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The Legislature's Select Investigative Committee hasn't met since Aug. 7.

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House investigation into Superintendent of Public ... [more]

More squabbles involving railroad's plan

Aug 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. and the state of South Dakota are at odds over whether the railroad has met its obligation to invest $300 ... [more]

Remote corner of lake is trout battleground

Aug 30, 2013 - By Brett French, The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- In a wide delta hemmed in by 8,000-foot mountains, the Yellowstone River pours its nourishing waters into the Southeast Arm of ... [more]

Gas leak leads to temporary evac in Dubois

Aug 30, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A propane leak prompted a precautionary evacuation of Dubois Elementary School.
No children were exposed to the gas, but officials said they were worried that ... [more]

Good PAWS figures for Shoshoni schools; lower grades gain the most

Aug 30, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Shoshoni schools superintendent Tammy Cox said she is proud of her district's results on this year's Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students.
"PAWS data ... [more]

Tribes, county working on liquor license rules

Aug 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  For the first time in decades, serious discussion is taking place on re-establishing alcohol sales on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

A memorandum ... [more]

One conviction, two plea deals so far in nine-person meth bust

Aug 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Prosecutors on Thursday secured their first conviction as the result of a countywide methamphetamine bust in May.
Travis Fauque, 21, of Lander pleaded guilty ... [more]

Shoshoni prep for run at fourth straight state VB slot

Aug 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In 2012, the Wranglers placed fourth at the state tournament.

SHOSHONI -- Coach Christina Mills has guided the Shoshoni Wranglers to three ... [more]

Shoshoni Labor Day Rodeo gets going Saturday evening

Aug 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The 11th Annual Shoshoni Labor Day weekend rodeo, complete with wild cow milking and ribbon roping, starts at 5 p.m. Saturday at the arena in Shoshoni.
Other ... [more]

Probation lifted on CWC volleyball; team cleared for postseason play

Aug 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College officials learned on Thursday the volleyball program is no longer on probation and will be able to participate in the 2013 Region IX ... [more]

RHS volleyball team ready to roll at Cheyenne tourney

Aug 29, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton now shares the season-opening McDonald's Invitational with Cheyenne, hosting every other year.

The Riverton Lady Wolverines volleyball team ... [more]

Stanford has the team to take down Alabama this year

Aug 29, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  This is the year college football fans should see the Southeastern Conference's streak of national titles come to an end.
The powerful SEC has won the last ... [more]

Tigers to field young football team for year

Aug 29, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A strong summer in the offseason has given Lander Valley High School Tigers head football coach Doug Hughes a reason to believe good things will happen this ... [more]

Wolverines meet Worland in 'week-zero' football exhibition

Aug 29, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Kickoff is at 7 p.m. at Wolverine Field with the varsity team playing three of four quarters.

The Riverton Wolverines continue their preparations ... [more]

Senior duo leads Riverton tennis team into first match Friday on home courts

Aug 29, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Serving has been the top priority for Riverton High School Wolverines tennis coach Mary Lea Wolf in the first two weeks of practice.
The Wolverines jump into ... [more]

Today

Aug 29, 2013 - Staff:  Community calendar
AUG. 31
Wild Horse Adoption and Gentling Clinic
is Aug. 30 to Aug. 31 at the Wyoming Honor Farm, 40 Honor Farm Road, Riverton. The ... [more]

Park bison count rises to about 4,600

Aug 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  (AP) -- Yellowstone National Park's bison population has grown by almost 9 percent since last year to 4,600 animals, according to a recently completed aerial ... [more]

Arapahoe grounds restored in time for powwow

Aug 29, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  After a fire engulfed the announcer's stand at the Northern Arapaho powwow grounds in 2008, a committee elevated its ideas and put its plans to work so future ... [more]

Wyo. Business Council receives national award

Aug 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The Wyoming Business Council has been recognized for supporting policies and initiatives designed to promote access to capital for small businesses and ... [more]

Business owner launches Nennyopolis Preschool

Aug 29, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  After an unsuccessful attempt last year to convert a home at 944 Big Horn Drive into a day care facility for school-age children, Jennifer Person finally has ... [more]

Trihydro moves up on list of top U.S. environmental firms

Aug 29, 2013 - Staff:  Trihydro Corporation has announced its ranking as No. 109 on the 2013 Top 200 Environmental Firms list by Engineering News-Record, moving up 16 spots from No. ... [more]

Great Lakes sponsoring food drive; donors could win trip

Aug 29, 2013 - Staff:  Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. is helping in the battle to fight hunger with its Fifth Annual "Flyin' 4 Food" campaign to benefit the Fremont County Good Samaritan ... [more]

Economy won't improve until wages do too

Aug 29, 2013 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  Do you feel like you're working harder than ever, but your pay isn't keeping up? That's probably because you are -- and it's not.
A new study by the Economic ... [more]

Voters 'made a very good choice' on Health and Science Center

Aug 29, 2013 - Rebecca Flynn, Riverton:  Editor:
On a nice summer evening we drove up to the Central Wyoming College campus and had a look from close-up at the new Health and Science Center up there. ... [more]