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Mead chides GOP leaders over criticism of Hill bill

May 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Re-publican Party Central Committee acted too hastily in addressing a new state law changing the powers and duties of the state ... [more]

Marjorie Joanne Knobel

May 5, 2013 - Staff:  Marjorie Joanne Knobel of Riverton died Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital from complications resulting from an illness. She was 79 years ... [more]

The way it was: All-school play -- 1938

May 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Graduation at Riverton High School was approaching in 1938 when the school staged its all-school play at the original RHS gymnasium on "high school hill" on ... [more]

Class sends care packages overseas

May 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A local soldier stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan, will be receiving several care packages soon from Becky Dechert's Riverton High School sophomore English ... [more]

NWS wants to educate residents during Flood Awareness Week

May 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Floods can stem from snowmelt, heavy rain and rainfall within fire scar regions.

The National Weather Service is using Wyoming Flood Awareness Week, ... [more]

CWC music faculty to host chamber recital

May 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College music performance faculty will present a chamber recital at 7:30 p.m. this Monday, May 6, at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theatre in ... [more]

Guide can help landowners prepare for wildfire season

May 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wyoming resource experts have written a 48-page guide to help landowners prepare for and cope with wildfires.
The "Living with Wildfire in Wyoming" guide ... [more]

Nominations sought for the Kurt Bucholz Award

May 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  The recognition will be given to someone who represents the conservation values of the award's namesake.

The Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust is ... [more]

Graduations begin Friday with CWC

May 5, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Graduation season in Fremont County kicks off Friday, May 10, with the 43rd class of Central Wyoming College.
Commencement at the college is from 7:30 p.m. to ... [more]

BLM evaluating big energy plays in Bison Basin field, southern Fremont County

May 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Both projects are proposed to take place on BLM land in greater sage grouse core area.

Two projects in the Bison Basin oil field are seeking a green ... [more]

Busy with bees

May 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A large shipment from Paradise, Calif., arrived April 27 at the Riverton residence of Doug Newlin. He's a beekeeper, among other things.
Several bee colonies ... [more]

As revenue shrinks, county starts budget work

May 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Beginning Tuesday, county commissioners hold budget hearings through May and into June, with the final budget due July 7.

As it begins to set a ... [more]

Little League opens in Riverton

May 3, 2013 - Staff:  Tryston Truempler of the Cubs in the minor division of Riverton Little League smacked the baseball Thursday in the first game of the season at Ron Saban ... [more]

'42' is a great movie both for sports and for history

May 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The movie "42" captured my heart in more ways than one on Thursday night.
After trying to get my wife to attend the sports movie with me for almost two ... [more]

Rustler cowboys, cowgirls in chase for CNFR

May 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The pressure is on for Central Wyoming College Rustler cowboy Blaine Mathews to deliver Friday through Sunday at the University of Wyoming rodeo in Laramie. ... [more]

McCormick 'treated fairly'

May 3, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The departing RHS football coach wished the best to the Wolverines after guiding the team to an 18-27 record, a 1-4 playoff record, and the 2012 Class 3-A ... [more]

First Assembly of God hosting regular Friends Nights

May 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riverton's First Assembly of God hosted its second Friends Night youth outreach event in March at the church, 701 E. Adams Ave.
Organizers said more than 70 ... [more]

Today

May 3, 2013 - Staff:  Births
GIESMANN

A son was born to Rachel and Bryce Giesmann, of Lander, at 10:09 a.m. April 12, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

Arnold E. Stowe

May 3, 2013 - Staff:  Arnold E. Stowe, a longtime Lander resident, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at Westward Heights Care Center after a lengthy illness. He was 91 years ... [more]

Hunter Big Medicine

May 3, 2013 - Staff:  Hunter Big Medicine died Thursday, April 25, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at Blue Sky Hall with ... [more]

Lander student wins honorable mention in duck stamp program

May 3, 2013 - Staff:  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced the winners of the 2013 Wyoming Junior Duck Stamp Program. More than 540 entries were received.
The ... [more]

Three county seniors receive Kaiser Foundation scholarships

May 3, 2013 - Staff:  The Kaiser Foundation has awarded $3,000 scholarships to 15 seniors graduating from Wyoming high schools, including three from Fremont County.
Dubois High ... [more]

Fremont Co. students win big at Wyoming State Science Fair

May 3, 2013 - Staff:  Students from Fremont County came home with multiple awards from the 2013 Wyoming State Science Fair, which was in March at the University of ... [more]

'Penny Power' signs are nice, but they shouldn't be paid for with 1 percent

May 3, 2013 - Vonda Huish, Riverton:  Editor:
I read the article on "Penny Power" in the Ranger's April 19 edition. The article does not state how those signs were to be paid for.
Mr. Lehto, if ... [more]

Digest

May 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Missing boater's body recovered
MANILA, Utah -- Authorities have recovered the body of a missing Wyoming fisherman whose empty boat was found partially ... [more]

Construction, maintenance jobs scheduled for airport

May 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Regional Airport will see increased activity this summer beginning May 16 as it participates in the Wyoming Department of Transportation Aeronautics ... [more]

Angered by gun-control bills in Colorado, gun equipment maker moving to Laramie

May 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  A company that makes gun sights and other firearms accessories says it's pulling its core operations from Colorado following recent gun control measures there ... [more]

This isn't 'Hoosiers'

May 3, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  District 25 must ask and answer why the high school football crisis got as far as it did

Wednesday brought a conclusion to an uncomfortable situation ... [more]

Feds demand state give back $200K paid by Forest Service

May 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Forest Service is in the business of preventing fires, not starting them.
Yet the agency set off alarms in Wyoming and state capitols ... [more]

'I wish I could change it,' says Riverton man who shot neighbor

May 3, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Dustin Dean Nickelson will never forget the evening of Sept. 13, 2012.
"I am sorry for shooting Lucas; at the time I never knew who he was," Nickelson said. ... [more]