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I got Indiana in a nutshell

Aug 5, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  The conversation started with sports, but it went a lot of other places.

As a tag-along at a classical education conference last month I had some ... [more]

Quick, professional action on Fairfield Fire was crucial in protecting property

Aug 5, 2013 - Karen and Phil Schiller and homeowners of Homestead Park:  Editor:
Homeowners from Homestead Park near Fairfield Hill are most grateful to the firefighters, Fremont County Sheriff's department, and local policeman who ... [more]

Experts at budget time

Aug 5, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Increasingly, spenders and consumers see themselves as interchangeable

An increasingly apparent face-off in government at all levels involves those ... [more]

American Indian artist displays work at CWC

Aug 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Paintings and prints by Al Hubbard, a Wind River Indian Reservation resident, are on exhibit through Sept. 4 in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Gallery at ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Aug 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Hill seeks records
CHEYENNE -- Embattled Wyoming schools Superintendent Cindy Hill wants access to state records about her office and says she'll sue if ... [more]

Group launches pushes for legal marijuana in Wyoming

Aug 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The activists are aiming to get the initiative on the 2016 statewide general election ballot.

CHEYENNE -- Members of the newly formed Wyoming chapter ... [more]

Kim Taylor

Aug 5, 2013 - Staff:  Kim Taylor died Friday, July 26, 2013, at Wyoming Life Resource Center in Lander after spending 53 years at her home away from home. She was 56 years old.
A ... [more]

Shooters compete at Wyoming long-range championships

Aug 5, 2013 - By Eve Newman, For the Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- At 1,000 yards, a 10-inch target is a tiny blur of black, and hitting it with a high-powered rifle is no easy feat.
About 20 shooters from Wyoming ... [more]

The way it was: CWC construction -- 1976

Aug 5, 2013 - Staff:  Finishing touches being applied to a major Central Wyoming College building is a familiar sight this summer, and it was in 1976 as well.
In the bicentennial ... [more]

Photographer donates print to raffle

Aug 5, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The funds will go to support the family of Kara Paxton, who died July 17 after a three-year fight with brain cancer.

Riverton photographer Karmen ... [more]

Children get chance to explore Sinks Canyon cave

Aug 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Applications are available for the fourth annual Wyoming Kids eXtreme Cave Exploration Adventure on Saturday at Sinks Canyon State Park.
Through the Wyoming ... [more]

Digest

Aug 5, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  Work begins on 17 Mile Road
A $1.34 million pavement improvement project has begun on Wyoming 137 near Riverton.
The work zone begins near 17 Mile ... [more]

Man sues town and police, says his civil rights were violated

Aug 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Shoshoni man is suing the Town of Shoshoni and two members of the local police department for allegedly violating his civil rights while investigating a ... [more]

Teens come together for leadership conference

Aug 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Youths from Montana continue to make the trip to the Wind River Indian Reservation each year to join their Wyoming friends for the annual Montana Wyoming ... [more]

College budget set; spending set at $42 million for fiscal year

Aug 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has approved the school's budget for fiscal year 2014.
The total annual budget amount was set at $42 million. ... [more]

Devastating sky collision did not ground Dana Bowman

Aug 5, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  In 1994, Dana Bowman, a U.S. Special Forces soldier and member of the U.S. Army's Golden Knights, was performing training maneuvers with the Golden Knights ... [more]

Curbs, gutters to be first of city's uses for optional 1 percent tax

Aug 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The 1 percent tax citizens committee recommended the City of Riverton find a way to help property owners pay for sidewalk repairs as the city fixes the ... [more]

Raiders land one on all-district team

Aug 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A Riverton Raider is a unanimous selection to the American Legion South district baseball team.
Baylor Beers was one of four unanimous picks for the ... [more]

Riverton team finishes 0-4 in fastpitch regional

Aug 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Yakima, Wash., Jaguars eliminated the Riverton U.S. Energy girls fastpitch team from the Under-18 Western ASA national tournament 7-6 on Friday in Salem, ... [more]

Lander runner-up at state girls U14 softball

Aug 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Improvement was shown in all areas of the game by a group of Lander softball players in the Under-14 division.
The Lander girls placed second at the recent ... [more]

Big names spiced up county fair rodeo

Aug 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Former world champions were top attractions Monday and Tuesday nights at the PRCA Ram rodeo at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.
Brothers Cody and Jesse ... [more]

RHS Class of 1973 celebrates with reunion

Aug 2, 2013 - Staff:  The Riverton High School Class of 1973 recently celebrated its 40-year ... [more]

Double amputee skydives into Crowheart fundraiser

Aug 2, 2013 - Staff:  In the first of three dives planned this week, double amputee skydiver Dana Bowman jumped from a plane piloted by Riverton contractor Jerry Bornhoft into a ... [more]

Softball girls hit buzz saw in Oregon regional field

Aug 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton U.S. Energy girls fastpitch softball team lost a pair of games Thursday in the Western ASA Under-18 tournament in Salem, Ore.
A team from Salem, ... [more]

Smith named to Manning Award watch list for second consecutive year

Aug 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  University of Wyoming junior quarterback Brett Smith has been named to the 2013 Manning Award watch list. 
The announcement was made on Friday by the Manning ... [more]

Deep run for LL stars reflects team depth

Aug 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton finished second in the state tournament, its best finish in 27 years.

Riverton Little League all-star baseball manager Scott Fabricus knew ... [more]

Three dozen teams compete in hog wrestling

Aug 2, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Fair hog wrestling competition began at 8 p.m. Thursday in the grandstands arena.

Female 16 and older
Eleven teams competed in ... [more]

Today

Aug 2, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one story "West Nile carriers now detected across much of the county" should have said municipal workers ... [more]

Riverton man pleads guilty to tax evasion

Aug 2, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  Already in prison for embezzlement, a Riverton man has pleaded guilty to tax evasion for not paying nearly $400,000 owed to the Internal Revenue ... [more]

Case picked to lead district of Wyoming Elks Association

Aug 2, 2013 - Staff:  Frances I. Case, of Riverton, has been installed as District Deputy to the Elks National President for the lodges in the Southwest District of the Wyoming Elks ... [more]