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Making a living -

Sep 2, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  America's labor picture is a huge thing, and we all are part of it
Labor Day weekend has arrived for 2012. It comes on the heels of a Republican ... [more]

The feel of football season

Sep 2, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  You know it even if you're nowhere near a practice field or a stadium.
We walked out of a store in the failing light last week. The sun had set a few ... [more]

GOP leaders support the causes 'that benefit people who already have great wealth, power

Sep 2, 2012 - Darlene Dahlin, Riverton:  Editor:
I think Cynthia Lummis's recent radio ad to the effect that the only way Congress is going to get anything done is to get rid of all the Democrats ... [more]

Packers, 49ers open RJFL year with wins

Aug 31, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Packers and the 49ers came up on top Thursday night in the season openers of the fifth-and sixth-grade Riverton Junior Football League.
The Packers ... [more]

Olympian Brett Newlin is a class act

Aug 31, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Brett Newlin was the perfect athlete to represent Riverton in the last two summer Olympic Games.
The two-time Olympian has been all over the world the last ... [more]

RHS spikers drop league opener

Aug 31, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After the first two games, the Riverton Lady Wolverines' Thursday Class 4-A West volleyball match against perennial state power Kelly Walsh was even at one ... [more]

Eighth-graders lose high-scoring game; RMS cross country, volleyball under way

Aug 31, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Rawlins pulled out a 42-34 victory game over the Riverton eighth-graders on Thursday afternoon at Wolverine Field.
The contest was the season opener for both ... [more]

Residents sign up for water cisterns outside Pavillion

Aug 31, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  More than a dozen applicants have expressed interest in getting cisterns at their homes east of Pavillion.
"The preliminary number is 15," said Keith ... [more]

Revenue up since transfer stations changed schedule

Aug 31, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District is reporting an increase in usage and revenue at the trash transfer stations operating under a new restricted ... [more]

WyDOT lays out five-lane plan

Aug 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The job will widen Wyoming Highway 789 south of Riverton, including the bridge over the Little Wind River.

Local residents attended a public meeting ... [more]

Wolverine Field seating upgrade ready; restroom completion next month

Aug 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When fans enter Wolverine Field for Riverton's first home football game of the season Friday night, Fremont County School District 25 Superintendent Terry ... [more]

District 25 to get full facilities review by state

Aug 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 is one of six Wyoming school districts that will undergo a complete capacity study this year through the state's School ... [more]

Wolf delisting announcement imminent

Aug 31, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The next step in ending federal protections for wolves in Wyoming could be close.
State wildlife officials expect the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to make ... [more]

In Wyoming, Bernanke says Fed will not stay on sidelines

Aug 31, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON � Chairman Ben Bernanke made clear Friday that the Federal Reserve will do more to boost the economy because of high U.S. unemployment and an ... [more]

Digest

Aug 31, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Court upholds bison slaughter
HELENA, Mont. -- An appeals court has upheld the federal government's ability to slaughter hundreds of wild bison that are ... [more]

What does city vote on day care permits mean?

Aug 31, 2012 - Jim Dallard, Riverton:  Editor:
Am I getting this straight? The city council of Riverton voted to allow child day cares in the residential zoning areas, but then they turned around ... [more]

Thanks for being part of my life

Aug 31, 2012 - Marvin Schlichenmayer:  Editor's note: Longtime Ranger printing superintendent Marvin J. Schlichenmayer, known to his Ranger cohorts as "Slick" during his 29-year career her ... [more]

Hall of Famer

Aug 31, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  In Ranger newspaper lore, M.J. Schlichenmayer was exactly that

Long-termers in our newspaper office sometimes talk about The Ranger Hall of Fame, a ... [more]

Ingalls to serve as Angus delegate

Aug 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  Dan E. Ingalls, of Riverton, has been elected as a delegate to the 129th Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates on Nov. 12 in Louisville, ... [more]

District 25 budget more 'restrictive'

Aug 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 Superintendent Terry Snyder said local officials were conservative when forming the budget for this fiscal year, which began ... [more]

County nonprofits receive Daniels Fund grants

Aug 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Organizations serving youth, seniors, and the homeless are among the recipients of $1,510,350 in grants to Wyoming nonprofits announced this week by the ... [more]

P.E.O. awards education grant

Aug 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  Philanthropic Education Organization members Myrt McFarland, Alice McLean and Ellen Strube of Riverton's Chapter H awarded Amanda Piercy an education grant ... [more]

Today

Aug 31, 2012 - Staff:  Births
KATALEYA

A daughter was born to Minnie Finicomb, of Lander, at 8:16 a.m. April 12, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 5 pounds, 14 ... [more]

Why is mass murder considered evil, but not mass death?

Aug 31, 2012 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  On Monday morning not long ago, the Washington Post carried a pair of headlining articles. One focused on the mass murder in Aurora last month, the other on a ... [more]

Arapahoe students celebrate achievements

Aug 31, 2012 - Staff:  Arapahoe Elementary School fourth-graders Orion Felter, Aquilo Friday, Bluestone Jenkins and Darwin Spoonhunter impressed their teacher Michaela Dabich (not ... [more]

Wyoming Prep Football Scores

Aug 31, 2012 - Associated Press:  PREP FOOTBALL
Big Horn 49, Greybull 6
Buffalo 41, Worland 0
Campbell County 48, Rock Springs 0
Casper Kelly Walsh 17, Evanston 0
Casper Natrona 38, ... [more]

Brazilian recruit bolsters Rustler spikers ahead of Salt Lake tournament

Aug 30, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Flavia Araujo continues the pipeline of volleyball players from Brazil to Central Wyoming College.
The 6-foot outside hitter joined the Rustlers Friday and ... [more]

RHS hosts Powell to open football season

Aug 30, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Kickoff is at 7 p.m. at Wolverine Field, with free admission.

For the first time since 1936, the Riverton Wolverines will open their football season ... [more]

Study makes additional river bridge seem unlikely

Aug 30, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners are questioning if a new crossing over the Wind River in west Riverton will come to fruition following the completion of a ... [more]

Suspect in Hudson enters deficiency plea at his arraignment

Aug 30, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A co-defendant in the Hudson double homicide pleaded not guilty by reason of mental illness or deficiency to the alleged crimes during his arraignment ... [more]

Closest fire grows; still within planned management area

Aug 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  Driven by high winds and low relative humidity. the Alpine Lake Fire grew to 7,400 acres on Wednesday. Wind River Agency public information officer Karl ... [more]

City council members meet with crisis center board following critical comments

Aug 30, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Abate Substance Abuse Project, which is doing business as the Fremont County Alcohol Crisis Center invited Riverton City Council members to a ... [more]

North Buffalo Fire grows to 12,500 acres near Moran

Aug 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A fire burning in the Teton Wilderness in western Wyoming has grown substantially but fire officials are hopeful it is close to burning itself out ... [more]

Mead getting attention during GOP convention

Aug 30, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead doesn't get to deliver a formal address at the Republican National Convention, but he's getting some national exposure nonetheless at ... [more]

Digest

Aug 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Twenty-one arrested on drug charges
SHERIDAN -- Twenty-one people have been arrested in Sheridan County by authorities who have been investigating ... [more]

Cue the nominee

Aug 30, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Mitt Romney's big speech comes Thursday, and the bar is high

When you are a relatively bland presidential candidate, you run the risk of being ... [more]

I'm happy to be near the Winds again

Aug 30, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk:  It's not that we didn't like Idaho. It's just that we missed Wyoming so much!
My boyfriend, Cooper, and I left Fremont County last August when he was accepted ... [more]

Fact checkers find Ryan's convention speech lacking

Aug 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Laying out the first plans for his party's presidential ticket, GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan took some factual shortcuts Wednesday when ... [more]

Column on bike path was on the money

Aug 30, 2012 - Jack Cardin, Riverton:  Editor:
I could not agree more with what Jamie Drendel wrote about fixing up the bike and walking path along North Eighth in Riverton. This was a very good ... [more]

City takes downtown property off market

Aug 30, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The former Daisy Cleaners lot was put up for sale June 26.

Riverton City Council members voted Aug. 21 to take the former Daisy Cleaners property at ... [more]