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Expert to speak on pre-historic, high-altitude societies Saturday

Aug 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  Thousands of people hike, hunt and explore in the highest elevations of the Wind River Valley without knowing that prehistoric residents of the area once ... [more]

One of the pack

Aug 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A group of goats assisted hikers during a 14.5-mile trip on Washakie Falls trail

A pack of goats accompanied a group of community members and staff ... [more]

Rez youths getting 'a voice' during media week

Aug 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Native Youth Media Project is inviting Wind River Indian Reservation youths to participate in a week of media training beginning Monday at Rocky Mountain ... [more]

Digest

Aug 11, 2013 - Staff:  Airport Road to close Monday
Construction for the water tank will temporarily close Airport Road from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
71 ... [more]

Group to host drug and alcohol-free Summer Bash

Aug 11, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Meth and Suicide Prevention Initiative aims to provide a drug and alcohol-free event with its Summer Bash, which will feature speakers and open mike ... [more]

Fort Washakie school board OKs budget

Aug 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The roughly $46.4 million budget for the Fort Washakie schools consisted of a general fund revenue budget of about $13 million and a $30 million capital ... [more]

Suspended prison sentence for man charged in child's death 2 years ago

Aug 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  A man who pleaded no contest to involuntary manslaughter in the death of an infant under his care more than two years ago has received a suspended prison ... [more]

Multi-government teamwork cited for success of Job Corps

Aug 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi got special recognition

Invited community members and local government officials showered gratitude upon U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi on ... [more]

Tribal education issues aired for cabinet duo during landmark visit

Aug 11, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Both Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Education Secretary Arne Duncan said federal budget sequestration has affected education negatively.

In an ... [more]

Duncan, Jewell visit Fremont County

Aug 9, 2013 - Staff:  U.S. Secretary of Interior Sandy Jewell and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited with Eastern Shoshone Business Council member Darwin "Sunny" St. ... [more]

Ready to coach again in RJFL

Aug 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Another season of the Riverton Junior Football League is just around the corner and I can't wait to be a part of the action.
RJFL co-presidents Brett and ... [more]

Secretary of Education enjoys basketball camp

Aug 9, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Arne Duncan played college basketball at Harvard and had a four-year pro career in Australia.

United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan worked ... [more]

New United Methodist Church pastor settling in

Aug 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The new pastor for the United Methodist Church in Riverton is still unpacking his belongings as he and his wife settle into their new home and jobs.
Mark ... [more]

Today

Aug 9, 2013 - Staff:  Births
BALDERSTON

A daughter was born to KaeLani Story and Travis Balderston, of Lander, at 12:08 pm. July 19, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. She ... [more]

Achievers

Aug 9, 2013 - Staff:  Garden Club hosts convention
The Riverton Garden Club hosted the Wyoming Federation of Garden Clubs annual state convention June 14-16. WFGC awarded ... [more]

Nantt, Olson to wed Aug. 10

Aug 9, 2013 - Staff:  Ray and Lauri Nantt, of Riverton, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Brandice Nantt to Jesse Olson of Riverton.
The future bride is a ... [more]

Atlantic City fest to feature local authors

Aug 9, 2013 - Staff:  Local authors will be featured at the first-ever Atlantic City Book Fest from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 24 at Miner's Delight Inn Bed & Breakfast.
The writers ... [more]

Privacy in the age of terrorism is complicated

Aug 9, 2013 - By The Miami Herald:  Incredibly, Edward Snowden has found freedom from persecution in Russia, of all places. That puts him out of the reach of U.S. prosecutors for at least a year, ... [more]

A very personal thing

Aug 9, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  'American Dream' has different meanings

"Most (people) see the American Dream slipping away," reads the headline of a recent news article.
But don't ... [more]

Digest

Aug 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man charged in construction death
GILLETTE -- A South Dakota man faces a felony charge of aggravated vehicular homicide after authorities say he ran ... [more]

Somewhere out there

Aug 9, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The perpetrators of two felony firearms offenses last month are still at large

In late July, when an armed man, or men, barged into a residence in ... [more]

Angela (Bang) Zurn

Aug 9, 2013 - Staff:  Angela (Bang) Zurn died unexpectedly Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 34 years old.
Her memorial service was at 4 p.m. ... [more]

Marcella Mary Frances Hoffart

Aug 9, 2013 - Staff:  Marcella Mary Frances Hoffart, of Hartington, Neb., the mother of Riverton resident Ruth Kusel, died Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in ... [more]

Wind River Job Corps breaks ground

Aug 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  With a broad view of the Riverton Valley in the background, ceremonial shovels dug into the dirt Friday morning at the site of what will be the Wind River Job ... [more]

Judge: Youngest defendant in double homicide fit to stand trial

Aug 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Proceedings against the last defendant in the 2011 Hudson homicides will continue after a judge ruled Wednesday that the defendant is competent to stand trial. ... [more]

Transition to Common Core standards cited in PAWS score decrease

Aug 9, 2013 - By Becky Orr, MCT News Service:  Wyoming students posted lower scores on statewide standardized tests this year as compared to 2012.
Scores are down for every grade and subject compared to ... [more]

Officials thank forest users for practicing fire safety

Aug 9, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  U.S. Forest Service officials thanked local residents for practicing fire safety so far this summer.
"People have been doing a great job," Forest Service fire ... [more]

Eaton's case demonstrates why death penalty should be abolished

Aug 9, 2013 - Daniel Talley, Riverton:  Editor:
Recent headlines in The Ranger offer yet another update in the now decade-long saga of appeals for Wyoming's only death row inmate, Dale Eaton. There ... [more]

County OKs funds for reconstruction of Green Mountain recreation facilities

Aug 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Funds are in place to redevelop the Green Mountain recreation area after county commissioners approved a $250,000 line of credit for the project on Tuesday. ... [more]

Hotel sponsors sixth annual youth celebration

Aug 8, 2013 - Staff:  Custom Events of Salt Lake City provided inflatable amusements, including the King Kong slide during the Wind River Hotel and Casino's sixth annual youth ... [more]