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May 23, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
CHRISTOPHERSON

Carl H. Christopherson, 81, of Shoshoni, died Sunday, May 20. A memorial service is at 11 a.m. Friday, May 25, at the Church of ... [more]

Digest

May 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Path segment to link park bike routes
JACKSON -- Bicyclists will soon be able to ride more than 20 miles on a pathway connecting Jackson and Jenny Lake ... [more]

State jobless rate steady at 5.3 percent

May 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The unemployment rate in Wyoming held steady at 5.3 percent from March to April.
The rate is down from 6 percent a year ago and remains well below ... [more]

Budget cuts could cost 80 to 125 jobs at UW

May 23, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The University of Wyoming would lose 80 to 125 faculty and staff positions under proposed budget cuts submitted to Gov. Matt Mead on Tuesday, but UW ... [more]

Slaughterhouse for horse meat proposed in Riverton area

May 23, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  A plan to open a horse slaughterhouse, similar to projects which have sparked controversy in other states, has been proposed for Riverton.
State Rep. Sue ... [more]

No action taken on soccer coach

May 23, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Hiring a new Riverton High School girls soccer coach dominated the Fremont County School District 25 board meeting Tuesday.
In the end, action was tabled for ... [more]

Shelley to seek HD55 seat held by Miller

May 23, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College employee and Riverton business owner Sherry Shelley will seek the Democratic nomination for Wyoming House District 55. 
In a news ... [more]

Fiddler on the Roof: RHS musical opens Thursday

May 23, 2012 - By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer:  Members of the Riverton High School Drama Club their spring musical, "Fiddler on the Roof," at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theatre on Friday, May 25, ... [more]

Martinez to run for former council post

May 23, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Former Riverton City Councilman Lee Martinez is seeking to rejoin the council following his failed mayoral bid in 2010.
On Monday, Martinez filed for the Ward ... [more]

Today

May 22, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page-one story about the filing period for the primary election contained an incorrect date in the headline. The ... [more]

Antler auction raises $90,000

May 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- The 45th annual Boy Scout Elk Antler Auction in Jackson has raised nearly $90,500, most of which will benefit the National Elk Refuge.
The refuge ... [more]

Digest

May 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Purcell to leave water job
CHEYENNE -- Mike Purcell is retiring as director of the Wyoming Water Development Office.
Gov. Matt Mead issued a statement ... [more]

Lummis set to run for third term

May 22, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Lambasting federal spending and rulemaking as excessive, U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis announced her bid for a third term as Wyoming's lone member of the ... [more]

Wyoming snowpack 1/10th of what it was one year ago

May 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Wyoming's snowpack is down to 22 percent of average compared to 220 percent at this time last year.
In its final snowpack report this week, the ... [more]

Mine cited for violation after a quake-like blast

May 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming officials have issued two notices of violation to Cloud Peak Energy Inc. following a blast at the Cordero Rojo coal mine near Gillette that ... [more]

Downtown building to be razed; contract set

May 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Demolition of an abandoned building in downtown Riverton that is now owned by the City of Riverton will proceed.
The council voted to award a bid of $22,225 ... [more]

Sordid home conditions lead to charges of both child and animal cruelty

May 22, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Riverton woman is facing multiple charges of both endangering children and animal cruelty after police say they found unattended small children and several ... [more]

County dispute over vehicle decals continues

May 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners discussed the sticky situation of requiring Coroner Ed McAuslan to place decals on his department's vehicles during their meeting ... [more]

West Nile carriers already detected in city, expert says

May 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Mosquitoes of the type that carry West Nile Virus already have been detected around Riverton this spring.
Riverton City Councilman Lars Baker gave his annual ... [more]

Senate candidate wrote in agreement with Hitler

May 20, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- A Wyoming man who announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Friday has posted material on Facebook in recent months denigrating Jews and ... [more]

State roads projects need input

May 20, 2012 - Staff:  A series of state transportation planning information-sharing sessions has been scheduled throughout northwest Wyoming in May and early June, and citizens are ... [more]

Digest

May 20, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  Saturday work starts on Togwotee
Heavy road construction is continuing on the Rosie's Ridge section of U.S. 26/287 between Dubois in Fremont County and ... [more]

Weather station in Sinks helps forecast

May 20, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Equipment will assist in determining impact of winds on snowmelt, runoff
The National Weather Service in Riverton, with the help of several other ... [more]

Baker seeks re-election in Ward 3; Thompson files

May 20, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The filing period for the Aug. 21 primary election runs through June 1.
The Riverton City Council election had its first candidate file for office on ... [more]

Science, Key Club, speech, track students representing RHS during summer travels

May 20, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Advanced science students at Riverton High School will have the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica during spring break 2013 to study the area's environment ... [more]

CWC slashes nearly $1M; fundraiser's position eliminated

May 20, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  After more than two hours of discussion May 16, the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees approved a revised preliminary budget that makes room for cuts ... [more]

Mayor vetoes council vote awarding bid on DCI site

May 20, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness has vetoed a city council decision from May 15 that awarded a construction bid for the new Wyoming Department of Criminal ... [more]

Probe continues of bomb threat at tribal council

May 20, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The May 12 incident forced postponement of the controversial meeting for one week.
Authorities are continuing to investigate a bomb threat at the ... [more]

Today

May 18, 2012 - Staff:  Births
PIQUETTE

A son was born to Kathryn and Evan Piquette, of Riverton, at 8:22 a.m. May 3, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 ... [more]

Flaming Gorge pipeline plan rejected again by regulators

May 18, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal agency for the second time has denied a permit requested by a Colorado businessman who wants to build a 500-mile pipeline to carry water ... [more]