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Early voting under way in Wyoming

Sep 27, 2012 - MCT News Service:  CHEYENNE -- Already made your presidential and other election picks? Then why wait until Nov. 6 to vote?
Voters have the option to cast their ballots early. ... [more]

Flesh-eating infection kills patient in Gillette

Sep 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- One of two people being treated at a Gillette hospital for "flesh-eating bacteria" has died, the hospital's infectious disease specialist said ... [more]

Digest

Sep 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LeDoux gets music trail mark
BILOXI, Miss. -- The Mississippi Country Music Trail will honor the late Chris LeDoux with a marker in Biloxi.
The Biloxi ... [more]

Homecoming matters

Sep 27, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  In our increasing rush to disconnect from each other, here's a chance to get together

Do giant high schools in huge cities have Homecoming Week the ... [more]

City seems unsure of what to do when a decision needs to be made

Sep 27, 2012 - Gene Parsons, Riverton:  Editor:
After reading the new article in The Ranger under the heading "Council conducts job evaluation of Weaver," I would imagine the conclusion they came ... [more]

What the presidential polls show

Sep 27, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  Only six weeks to go in the presidential campaign, and the public opinion surveys have developed a case of the jitters. Last week, one respected poll reported ... [more]

Riverton businesswoman to be featured at women's expo

Sep 27, 2012 - From staff reports:  Kathleen Irvin of Riverton's Irvin Cellars will be featured during this year's Wyoming Women's Expo, scheduled for Oct. 5 to Oct. 6 at the Casper Event ... [more]

Shoshoni Recreation District 24 earns $15,000 community grant

Sep 27, 2012 - From staff reports:  Shoshoni Recreation District 24 was awarded a $15,000 Let's Play Community Construction Grant from the Dr Pepper Snapple Group and the national nonprofit ... [more]

Rapp molds favorite pastime into business

Sep 27, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Phylinda Rapp has always had a passion for ceramics.
"I've liked playing in the mud since I was a little bitty kid," Rapp said with a smile. "I still like ... [more]

Donald Johnson

Sep 27, 2012 - Staff:  Donald Johnson, of Lander, died Monday, July 9, 2012, at Manning Regional Healthcare Center in Manning, Iowa. He was 74 years old.
Memorial services will be ... [more]

Violet F. Miller

Sep 27, 2012 - Staff:  Violet F. Miller died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, in Dubois. She was 87 years old.
A funeral service will be at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Mt. Calvary ... [more]

Today

Sep 27, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page 9 correction should have said that Friday's Riverton High School Homecoming parade begins at 1:30 ... [more]

CWC women in top five at Chadron rodeo; goat tyer second individually

Sep 27, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College cowgirl Shaylee Hance improved three spots in the goat tying event from the Rustler Roundup to place second Sunday at the Chadron State ... [more]

Wolverines battle Bison in annual Homecoming game

Sep 27, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Kickoff is at 7 p.m Friday at Wolverine Field. Buffalo stands at 1-4 on the season and 0-1 in the Class 3-A East conference, while Riverton is 2-3 overall ... [more]

Swim dual with Powell called off

Sep 27, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Last weekend in Worland, Jordan Settlemire was Riverton's only event winner.

The Riverton Lady Wolverines swim team will have a rare weekend off. ... [more]

County evaluating other buildings as possible court sites

Sep 26, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is looking into using an existing building, such as the vacant High Plains Power office, as a potential location for a Riverton ... [more]

Suspect named in Lander homicide

Sep 26, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  John Hereford faces two first-degree murder charges in connection with the Sept. 11 incident.

Officials have confirmed the identity of the suspect ... [more]

Rain slows fire; demobilization of firefighting resources begins

Sep 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  Officials are hopeful access restrictions caused by the Alpine Lake Fire could be eased in time for deer and elk hunting season opening Oct. ... [more]

Administrators mull adjusting school's drop-off, pick-up spots

Sep 26, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  There have been at least four "near miss" traffic incidents at Rendezvous Elementary School so far this year, prompting administrators to consider the ... [more]

Welding students fashion new R for Homecoming

Sep 26, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  A new "R" will be at the Riverton Homecoming bonfire Thursday, thanks to the work of two Riverton High School students.
Fremont County School District 25 ... [more]

One evil for another

Sep 26, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Secretary of State spoke with power and poignance on the death of Ambassador Stevens

Civilized people of all nations were both stunned and ... [more]

Longing for a campfire

Sep 26, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk:  As a member of the Minnesota Roenigk family, I didn't grow up camping.
My dad likes to joke that his idea of a wilderness trip is staying at a cheap motel, ... [more]

Excellence of fair rodeo recognized through nominations

Sep 26, 2012 - Chad Nicholson, Three Rivers, Calif.:  Editor:
I want to extend my congratulations to the Big Wind Round Up PRCA Rodeo and Riverton's own Powder River Rodeo Co. for being nominated for National ... [more]

Wrecked truck spilled less oil than reported

Sep 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WHEATLAND -- Authorities say a tanker truck driver swerved to avoid a deer, causing an accident that spilled crude oil and closed Interstate 25 north of ... [more]

Digest

Sep 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Cases related
CHEYENNE -- Two of three people recently treated for "flesh-eating bacteria" at Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette were in ... [more]

Jacqueline Hereford

Sep 26, 2012 - Staff:  Jacqueline Hereford died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at the Riverton Hospice Center. She was 38 years old.
Traditional Indian services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, ... [more]

Frank Allen Smith

Sep 26, 2012 - Staff:  Frank Allen Smith, of Newport, Wash., died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, in Spokane, Wash. His life was extended for many years as a heart transplant recipient. He ... [more]

Today

Sep 26, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page one story "It's Homecoming week at RHS" should have said that this year's Homecoming parade will begin at 2 ... [more]

CWC climbs seven spots to 13th in junior college volleyball nationwide

Sep 26, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College climbed seven spots this week into the No. 13 spot in the junior college volleyball poll, its highest ranking since the program was ... [more]

SHS spikers overpower three 2-A foes, drop close one to 3-A Powell

Sep 26, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shoshoni High School remained undefeated in conference play with three road victories in a span of five days.
The state's top-ranked Class 2-A volleyball team ... [more]

Rustlers sweep Sheridan in first home volleyball match

Sep 26, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Sam Unruh was nervous Tuesday night when she walked on to the volleyball court and looked in the stands to see a large crowd cheering her Central Wyoming ... [more]

RHS host Natrona, Evanston on v-ball court

Sep 26, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Lady Wolverines (2-3 Class 4-A West) are in fourth place in the conference standings.

It's back to the conference volleyball court for the ... [more]

CWC students put on a show

Sep 26, 2012 - Staff:  Ashley Glynn and Tyeler Harris observed the effect of their lighting during pre-production Saturday morning of Central Wyoming College's "4 in 24," which ... [more]

A fine, sporting day on the National Mall

Sep 25, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Sunday was a wonderful day and a pretty good sports day too, albeit in a slightly less than conventional way.
On a train, heading to and from our National ... [more]

Hoops coaches soak up knowledge at CWC clinic

Sep 25, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Tim Duryea knows what it takes to get his team into the NCAA men's basketball tournament.
The Utah State University associate men's basketball coach has ... [more]

Rustlers crack top 20 in VB rankings

Sep 25, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A 14-4 record to begin the season has Central Wyoming College ranked No. 20 in the latest junior college volleyball poll.
After finishing in second place at ... [more]

Alpine Lake Fire one of Wyoming's giants this year

Sep 25, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  State wildfires
Arapaho Fire: 98,115 acres
Fontenelle Fire: 64,220
Oil Creek Fire: 62,318
Alpine Lake Fire: 43,032
North Buffalo Fire: ... [more]

RHS Homecoming week begins

Sep 25, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Coronation was Tuesday morning, with the chili feed and burning of the 'R' Thursday night, and the parade Friday afternoon.

Riverton High School ... [more]

Address geriatric care issues now, say experts

Sep 25, 2012 - By Becky Orr, For The Associated Press:  With Wyoming's population projected to become the fourth-oldest in the nation within 20 years, the state needs to consider today how it will provide funding ... [more]

After climbing in first month of new system, trash revenue dips

Sep 25, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Solid waste officials said they want to collect revenue totals for at least six months to gauge how the fee format is working.

Revenue collected from ... [more]