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Busy week in roadwork begins Monday

Aug 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  A variety of road maintenance projects around Fremont County will begin Monday with some of the work continuing into September. Officials said motorists should ... [more]

Former CWC drama student makes early mark in the movies

Aug 19, 2013 - By Christina George and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  Central Wyoming College alumnus Devin Sanchez said the education she gained in Riverton has helped her to be successful in the New York City movie ... [more]

Reservation school leaders urge patience by lawmakers

Aug 19, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Superintendents from Fremont County school districts updated the Wyoming Legislature's Joint Education Committee and the Select Committee on Tribal Relations ... [more]

Man takes plea deal in stabbing at Gardens North

Aug 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man has pleaded no contest to aggravated assault for stabbing another man in May at a home in the Gardens North subdivision north of Honor Farm ... [more]

CWC 'success center,' Jackson facility get funding thumbs-up

Aug 19, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Community College Commission is July recommending that the state fund two capital construction projects for Central Wyoming College.
Only some of ... [more]

Runners compete in Brain Drain

Aug 16, 2013 - Staff:  Tiffany Hartpence crossed the finish line Thursday evening at the annual Brain Drain race in Lander at the Wyoming Life Resource Center. Hartpence placed first ... [more]

Season nears end for motocross riders

Aug 16, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton rider Reece Prosser has built a lead in two classes of the High Plains Motorcross Association with one race left on the schedule.
Prosser is first ... [more]

Kindergarteners get a preview of school

Aug 16, 2013 - Staff:  Five-year-old Aspen Park Elementary School kindergartner Thomas Quinn looked back as he walked hand in hand with teacher Terri Bauder during Fremont County ... [more]

Imagining what a biblical America would look like

Aug 16, 2013 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  In many of the recent moral debates in the United States of America, we have heard people call for a return to a more biblical America. With regard to many ... [more]

Today

Aug 16, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page one story "Solid gold history" should have said, "The crew even managed to locate the same Wilfley table ... [more]

UW eclipses previous record with $56 million in private donations

Aug 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming achieved a record year in private giving as the fiscal year closed on June 30. More than $56 million in private gifts eclipsed UW's ... [more]

County photographers win big in Sinks Canyon photo contest

Aug 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  Fremont County photographers pulled out the stops in the 33rd annual Sinks Canyon State Park Photo Contest. Buzzing hummingbirds, frolicking moose, children ... [more]

Dozens enter Rendezvous car show

Aug 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  More than 250 vehicles were shown July 19 in this year's Riverton Rendezvous Friday Night Cruise, and 117 cars and trucks along with 14 motorcycles competed in ... [more]

Rotary names duck race winners

Aug 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Rotary Club launched rubber ducks into the Wind River on Aug. 3 in an effort to raise money to stamp out polio worldwide.
The winners ... [more]

Jackson Jr. got softer fall than he might have

Aug 16, 2013 - The Chicago Tribune:  "I grew up in a house with great expectations. Everything I do has a mark of excellence on it. I did what my community said do -- go to college, get a degree, ... [more]

Riding with the Rangers: Blueberry ice cream, Martha Raye, and a young man named Island

Aug 16, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  At a recent Sunday afternoon reception for former Riverton resident Jan Saban, who gave so much for so long to youth activities in Riverton, visitors got to ... [more]

Happy about Job Corps? Then vote for Sen. Mike Enzi in '14

Aug 16, 2013 - Ken Shandlee, Riverton:  Editor:
Anyone who is happy about the new Job Corps Center coming to Riverton should vote for Mike Enzi for re-election to the Senate.
I have seen Liz ... [more]

Don't wait on a single issue to get motivated for action

Aug 16, 2013 - Bill Johnson, Pinedale:  The biggest question facing us today is not, "should I support the Republicans or the Democrats", but rather "do we still have time to save our country?" In ... [more]

All hands on deck

Aug 16, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Job Corps is happening because local government kept the feds on track

It's an established fact that local government is the most responsive form. ... [more]

Firefighters jump on new wildfire

Aug 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- With resources stretched by wildfires burning in Utah and Idaho, three smokejumpers and a helicopter are working to suppress the latest fire in ... [more]

Digest

Aug 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Old murder investigated again
CHEYENNE -- A special prosecutor is looking into how Sublette County law enforcement officers handled the investigation of ... [more]

If you are out for a hike, a mountain lion probably watches

Aug 16, 2013 - By Tom Lawrence, For The Associated Press:  If you go for a hike in the mountains or a stroll in the forest, there is an excellent chance a mountain lion may keep you company for part of the ... [more]

House panel requests more paperwork in Hill probe

Aug 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The chairman of a special House committee investigating state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill's management of the Wyoming Education Department is ... [more]

Ruling on Eaton execution could come in 2014

Aug 16, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  A federal judge has given lawyers until early next year to submit written arguments about whether the former Riverton man who is Wyoming's lone death row ... [more]

County looks to preserve historical magazine

Aug 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Editor Loren Jost retired as Riverton Museum director last month, but he has been asked to continue the publication for another year.

The Fremont ... [more]

Hardluck Fire tops 16,000 acres

Aug 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  Smoke from the Hardluck Fire near the Fremont-Park county border north of Dubois is filling the Riverton Valley, obscuring the mountains in most areas and ... [more]

State outlines plans for more water study in Pavillion vicinity

Aug 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  If chemicals from oil and gas in the water exceed state and federal standards, Wyoming will investigate drilling activities in the area.
 
Wyoming's ... [more]

Wyoming VB, soccer, cross country prep for fall seasons

Aug 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  LARAMIE -- New University of Wyoming women's volleyball head coach Chad Callihan has only been in Laramie for two months, but expects to find success this ... [more]

Cowboys loading up on offense for football season

Aug 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  LARAMIE -- The potential is there for the University of Wyoming football team to put together one of the most explosives offense in the Mountain West ... [more]

There is sense in de-escalating 'war on drugs'

Aug 15, 2013 - By The Seattle Times:  Attorney General Eric Holder's speech Monday to the American Bar Association in San Francisco was a bit like hearing from a stockbroker after trading has ... [more]