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May 8, 2013 - Staff:  Births
LENNEN

A daughter was born to Codie and Troy Lennen, of Riverton, at 10:06 a.m. April 1, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 ... [more]

CWC names Rafferty to take over basketball program

May 8, 2013 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College has hired Pat Rafferty to be the next head men's basketball coach for the 2013-14 season.
The announcement came on Wednesday morning. ... [more]

Land swap finalized in parcels near fairgrounds

May 8, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission has authorized a land swap between the county and the Depot Foundation after years of discussion.
County fair manager Barney ... [more]

Job Corps coming, says federal official

May 8, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Federal representatives arrived in Riverton this week to discuss the next steps in the development of the Wind River Job Corps Center in Fremont County.
The ... [more]

Fourth-graders visit 1838 Rendezvous grounds

May 7, 2013 - Staff:  Fourth-graders from Riverton elementary schools traveled back in time Friday as they learned the ways of Wyoming pioneers during demonstrations at the 1838 ... [more]

Senator's troubles echo past scandals

May 7, 2013 - By Henry C. Jackson, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- An ethical cloud is following Sen. Robert Menendez in Washington, even as he has leading roles in some of Congress' most important policy ... [more]

Mr. Chouinard was one of the best at RHS

May 7, 2013 - Todd Burnette, Park City, Utah:  Editor:
I recently read a column by Craig Blumenshine discussing Larry Chouinard's retirement and felt compelled to add my thoughts to what I'm sure is a long ... [more]

RHS girls play Thursday

May 7, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton middle fielder Rachel Graham watched as teammate Andrea Roseno kicked the ball up the field during early season play at Wolverine Field. The ... [more]

Never forget the great RHS sports season now concluding

May 7, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  I try to ride my Honda Ruckus scooter as often as I can. In fact, at The Ranger, there are now four of us who have scooters that we sometimes use for our ... [more]

Three Rustlers earn spots in College National Finals Rodeo

May 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Colton Miller won his second consecutive saddle bronc regional title for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers in the final regular season rodeo Sunday in ... [more]

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May 7, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the headline of the page four story "Graduations begin Saturday with CWC" should have said "Graduations begin Friday ... [more]

John W. Levar

May 7, 2013 - Staff:  John W. Levar, of Lander, died Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at the Central Wyoming Hospice in Casper after complications from COPD. He was 86 years old.
Cremation ... [more]

Alice Thompson

May 7, 2013 - Staff:  Alice Thompson, of Riverton, died Monday, May 6, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 80 years old.
Per her wishes, cremation has taken place. A ... [more]

Dubois guest ranch hosting second Camp Courage Wyoming

May 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  After a successful debut last year for Wyoming's first childhood cancer camp, families affected by pediatric cancer are invited to attend this year's ... [more]

Pickup totaled after striking rear wheel of tractor-trailer; charges pending

May 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials think alcohol may have been a factor in the Friday accident.

Officials said charges are pending against the driver of a pickup truck that ... [more]

Health screenings coming to Lander

May 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  Residents living in and around Lander can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture.
The Inn at Lander-Best Western, 260 Grandview ... [more]

Tuesday notes

May 7, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Sunny sighting
What was that bright, warm object in the sky on a Monday in Fremont County? We consulted the experts and have determined that it was the ... [more]

Digest

May 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Meteor seen widely in state
The American Meteor Society says it has received reports of a meteor exploding in the sky above southern Wyoming on Sunday ... [more]

State to fight wolverine protection

May 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- State officials in the Northern Rockies on Monday lined up against a federal proposal to give new protections to the carnivorous wolverine, ... [more]

C-130 cargo crews practice for summer wildfire season

May 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Members of the Wyoming Air National Guard are getting practice this week using specially equipped C-130 cargo planes to fight wildfires.
Two C-130s ... [more]

University cuts 54 jobs to meet budget reduction mandated by Legislature

May 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  In anticipation of the budget cut, UW began staff and faculty reductions through attrition last year, in order to avoid laying anyone off.

CHEYENNE -- ... [more]

County OKs extra funding for Family Planning Services

May 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Family planning programs are on surer financial footing this month after the Fremont County Commission approved extra funding for Family Planning ... [more]

Thirteen issued citations in weekend party

May 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 15-year-old Worland girl went missing Friday evening after Fremont County Sheriff's deputies discovered an underage drinking party on East Fork Road ... [more]

Daniel Hyde Shoop

May 7, 2013 - Staff:  Daniel Hyde Shoop, a longtime resident of Lysite, died Friday, May 3, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice after a fierce battle with cancer. He was 58 years old. ... [more]

Salaries a concern for county departments

May 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Requests for new hires and employee raises will be on the agenda at many of Fremont County's budget hearings this month and next. The Fremont County Commission ... [more]

County budget hearings begin with coroner

May 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission had sharp questions for Coroner Ed McAuslan on the first day of 2014 budget hearings.
During his hearing, McAuslan presented a ... [more]

Parents invited to participate in p.e. challenge at Rendezvous

May 5, 2013 - Staff:  Parents of Rendezvous Elementary School students in Riverton are invited to the school the week of May 6-10 to participate in physical education classes that ... [more]

One win, one loss for RHS soccer girls in regular season ends

May 5, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After playing what Riverton Lady Wolverine soccer coach Tanya Santee called "a really bad game" Friday in an 8-1 loss at Green River, Riverton bounced back to ... [more]

Tiger girls win conference soccer crown with routs of Rawlins and Torrington

May 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Ella Welsh paced the offensive charge for the Lander Tigers with two goals Friday afternoon in a 4-0 home girls soccer victory over Torrington.
Combined with ... [more]

County teams take two of top three spots in boys track at Meeteetsee

May 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wind River Cougars outlasted a field of 11 teams to capture the Meeteetse Invitational boys team track and field title Friday afternoon.
WRHS scored 137 ... [more]