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Dec 3, 2014 - Staff:  Births
ROTROFF

A son was born to Kayla Rotroff of Riverton and Zachary Rotroff of Riverton at 12:26 a.m. Aug. 26 at SageWest Health Care. The baby ... [more]

Today

Dec 2, 2014 - Staff:  Births
OPHUS

A daughter was born to Calli Ophus of Lander and Calvin Ophus of Lander at 9 p.m. Nov. 8 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby ... [more]

'As clean as it gets'

Nov 30, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Picture-perfect audit report for Riverton schools

Fremont County School District 25 received a passing audit for the 2013-2014 fiscal year Tuesday ... [more]

Crews working on Little Wind River bridge near Riverton

Nov 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  A 3.32-mile highway improvement project is under way with work on the Little Wind River bridge south of Riverton on Wyoming Highway 789. The $11.04 million ... [more]

Lyndall T. Weber

Nov 30, 2014 - Staff:  Lander native Lyndall T. Weber R03;died Friday, Nov. 2, 2014. He had battled cancer for four and a half years. He was 71 years old.
Lyndall Taylor Weber was ... [more]

Three coins to mark statehood of Wyoming

Nov 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  In recognition of the 125th Anniversary of Wyoming's statehood which occurred on July 10, 1890, the state is producing a series of commemorative coins, three ... [more]

Wild horse board seeks three members

Nov 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management has announced a second call for public nominations over a 30-day period to fill three positions on its national Wild Horse and ... [more]

Ranger not expected to publish Tuesday

Nov 30, 2014 - Staff:  The Ranger plans to skip Tuesday's print publication while new press equipment is being installed.
It is possible that Wednesday's edition will be interrupted ... [more]

Ag agencies offer farm program series

Nov 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  Details of new farm programs will be covered during meetings across Wyoming that begin Dec. 12 in Worland and end Dec. 19 in Gillette.
The Riverton meetings ... [more]

Digest

Nov 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Fierce winds whip Cody area
CODY -- Hurricane-force wind knocked out windows and electricity, topped a 40-foot spruce tree onto a visitor center and ... [more]

Wind River's Trujillo is VB Coach of the Year

Nov 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In a span of two years, Wind River Lady Cougars volleyball coach Kristan Trujillo has landed her team into the Class 2-A state tournament.
That success has ... [more]

Town's question: Are deer pests or four-legged works of art?

Nov 30, 2014 - By Lew Freedman, For The Associated Press:  The fate and longevity of some deer may soon be determined by government agencies.

CODY -- Mule deer can be regularly spotted munching grass or ... [more]

Bigger bomber training zone would include Wyoming

Nov 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Any given location across a sprawling area of the Northern Plains could see up to nine low-altitude overflights by military aircraft annually ... [more]

The Ferguson diagram

Nov 30, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  There are lessons there for everyone about what to do, and what not to

From a thousand-mile distance we in Wyoming have watched the unfolding ... [more]

Wonderful guide dog could use some antlers for chewing

Nov 30, 2014 - Bob Funk, Riverton:  Editor:
I have been very fortunate in my 77 years to get to fly many, many miles across this Earth in a commercial airlines jet. I love it.
The roar of the ... [more]

RHS Wolverine Fullerton is football Player of the Year

Nov 30, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton Wolverine senior quarterback and defensive back Brandon Fullerton has been named the Fremont County football player of the year by the sports staff of ... [more]

Some are more equal than others

Nov 30, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  How is it that one man's "socialism" is another man's "economic development"?

There is a sign near the checkout counter at Jiffy Rental that depicts ... [more]

New Mexico holds off Wyoming 36-30

Nov 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Carlos Wiggins returned a kickoff 97 yards for the game-winning touchdown late in the third on Saturday and New Mexico's defense held on ... [more]

Library showing 'Of Mice and Men'

Nov 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Lander Library will transmit the National Theatre's live production of "Of Mice and Men" at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Carnegie Room.
Donations are $10 for ... [more]

Coach of the Year honors to Patterson

Nov 30, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  A science teacher at Riverton High School, Patterson has coached high school sports for 23 years.

In just his second season at the helm of the ... [more]

Player of the Year honors again for RHS's Ridgway

Nov 30, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  For the second time, Kiley Ridgway, Riverton High School's middle blocker, has been named the Fremont County volleyball Player of the Year by the sports staffs ... [more]

The way it was: Atlantic City mine - 1971

Nov 30, 2014 - Staff:  Wyoming business leaders in both the public and private sectors are exploring the possibility of mining iron ore in the southern Wind River Mountains again. ... [more]

Trouble in our medicine cabinets

Nov 28, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Prescription drug abuse is a costly problem in Wyoming

Sometimes the biggest problems are standing right there in front you.
Take the case of ... [more]

Business Ready program ought to become more self-reliant, planner says

Nov 28, 2014 - By Trevor Brown, Tribune News Service:  The leader of Wyoming's economic development agency wants a key business recruitment program to be less reliant on state funds.
Shawn Reese, CEO and president ... [more]

Spend a few bucks locally

Nov 28, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  It will make the holiday season brighter

This Christmas season, don't forget your local merchants.
They certainly have not forgotten you. In fact, ... [more]

Lander saddle comes home

Nov 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  The item was made by John P. Buckley, a prominent Lander saddle maker in the early 1900s.

One of the most important business' in a rural Wyoming ... [more]

Illness claims prison inmate

Nov 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  TORRINGTON -- The Wyoming Department of Corrections says an inmate at the medium-security prison in Torrington has died after a lengthy illness.
Department ... [more]

Famed chef Trotter's widow boosts culinary program at college

Nov 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The widow of a world-renowned chef wants to honor her husband's memory through the Central Wyoming College culinary and hospitality program in ... [more]

Today

Nov 28, 2014 - Staff:  Births
HALLAM

A daughter was born to Kelsey Hallam of Riverton at 9:02 p.m. Sept. 17 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby weighed 7 pounds, ... [more]

Young man's assistance during cold weather was 'a godsend'

Nov 28, 2014 - Clarke Van Vleet:  Editor:
I would like to thank a very nice gentleman for helping on a recent Tuesday evening when it was so terribly cold.
We were at the Wind River Casino, ... [more]