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Community invited to help Riverton resident mark her 105th birthday

Apr 11, 2012 - Staff:  The Wind River Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Riverton is getting ready to celebrate the upcoming birthday of the facility's oldest resident and staff ... [more]

Court says ban on abortion protest was unconstitutional

Apr 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- A state court order that barred abortion protesters from appearing at Jackson's town square last year violated the protesters' constitutional ... [more]

Digest

Apr 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Frontier Days drew 252,000
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Last year's Cheyenne Frontier Days attracted more than 252,000 people to its rodeo, night concerts and ... [more]

State's coal industry worries about lower price demands as old contracts are renewed

Apr 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming is the nation's top producer of coal, with thousands of workers employed by the industry. Wyoming State Geological Survey

LARAMIE (AP) -- The ... [more]

No major flood worries so far; Wind River area snowpack at 70 percent

Apr 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  (AP) -- A warm, dry spring has sapped Wyoming's mountain snowpack to the point that the state likely won't see the widespread, record flooding that occurred ... [more]

McOmie will not run for re-election

Apr 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A longtime state legislator has announced his retirement.
Seven-term Republican State Rep. Del McOmie of Lander will not run again.
"It will be 14 years, ... [more]

Sheriff, commissioners spar over work gloves

Apr 11, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  After Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker on Tuesday launched litigation against county commissioners over a rejected payment for work gloves, the county ... [more]

District 25 approves major staff shuffle to meet 16:1 mandate

Apr 11, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  A school staffing plan that will affect 34 educators in Fremont County School District 25 for the 2012-13 academic year was approved by the Riverton school ... [more]

Today

Apr 11, 2012 - Staff:  Correction
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page one story "Hospital helpers" included an incorrect last name. The correct name full name should have been ... [more]

Today

Apr 10, 2012 - Staff:  Correction
In the April 6 edition of The Ranger, the page one story "Deer population at center of G&F talks with county residents" should have said ... [more]

Occupational therapy eases the work of living

Apr 10, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  When Virginia Holcomb goes to work, she makes the pain of others disappear. As the director of occupational therapy at Teton Therapy, Holcomb works to improve ... [more]

Microsoft to build in capital

Apr 10, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Microsoft has agreed to invest up to $112 million to build a new data center in southeast Wyoming, Gov. Matt Mead announced Monday.
Mead said work ... [more]

Digest

Apr 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Boy found shot to death
CHEYENNE (AP) -- The Laramie County Sheriff's Department is investigating the shooting death of an 8-year-old boy in ... [more]

Hospital helpers: Preschoolers get an inside look at RMH

Apr 10, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A group of short specialists in purple scrubs, hair nets, masks and name bracelets moved through the halls of Riverton Memorial Hospital on Thursday.
"You ... [more]

Library Week activities through Friday in city

Apr 10, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Branch Library is celebrating National Library week April 8-14 by providing free library card replacements to all patrons during the week. ... [more]

Property tax notices ready

Apr 10, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Stronger home sales in Shoshoi and Hudson could lead homeowners in those communities to notice an increase in their property taxes compared to elsewhere in the ... [more]

Painter Thomas Kinkade dead at 54

Apr 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Artist Thomas Kinkade once said that he had something in common with Walt Disney and Norman Rockwell: He wanted to make people happy.
And ... [more]

Forensic analysis could save Heart Mountain smokestack

Apr 8, 2012 - By Martin Kidston, The Associated Press:  HEART MOUNTAIN (AP) -- They're here to cut, drill and dig their way through time. More precisely, they're here to get a better understanding of what time has ... [more]

Democrats eye business at April 14 convention

Apr 8, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Democratic Party Convention will take place on April 14 to vote on a local platform, nominate delegates for the state convention and vote on ... [more]

CWC Theater Showcase offering mix of performances

Apr 8, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College theater students have generated so much material for the ninth annual Theater Showcase that each performance will be totally ... [more]

Wolf meetings on Internet

Apr 8, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is partnering with the Wyoming Distance Learning Center ( [more]

Game and Fish hosts meeting on wolf rules

Apr 8, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is hosting a meeting on the its drafted new regulations covering wolf management and wolf hunting at 6 p.m. on April 11 ... [more]

Digest

Apr 8, 2012 - Staff:  Learn about the 'quirky brain'
Central Wyoming College psychology professor Jewel Dirks, who did a research project on the "Quirky Brain," shares some of her ... [more]

Planning board has vacancy

Apr 8, 2012 - Staff:  Fremont County commissioners are seeking a replacement on the planning board to fill a seat left vacant by Donna Thompson.
Thompson served on the planning ... [more]

Pavillion Town Council picks new board member

Apr 8, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Pavillion Town Council members on April 2 unanimously selectied Danette Williams to fill a void left by Andrea Smith who announced her resignation in ... [more]

Ranger egg hunt starting, first clues published Sunday

Apr 8, 2012 - Staff:  The Ranger's double Easter egg hunt returns today, with two weeks of published clues planned if necessary.
Two colorful wooden eggs are hidden somewhere in ... [more]

Out-of-towners return for Easter egg hunt

Apr 8, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Holly Dockstader remembers growing up in Riverton and hunting for Easter candy in a grocery store with many other children her age.
"My memory is doing it at ... [more]

Hate crime training touches on bullying, bias

Apr 8, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Learning about hate crime victims and how best to work with them was the focus of an all-day training session in Riverton.
Individuals from the FBI, the ... [more]

Graduation rates for county schools cover a wide range

Apr 8, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Five of the eight school districts in Fremont County had graduation rates for the 2010-11 academic year higher than the state's average of 79.7 ... [more]

Chefs prep kitchens for Passover

Apr 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- The Jewish springtime holiday Passover is known as a festival of freedom, but its hallmark is a litany of dietary restrictions centered ... [more]