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Feb 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  CWC volunteers to prepare taxes
Former and current Central Wyoming College accounting and income tax students will provide free help preparing 2013 tax ... [more]

Tribe meeting to address possible resolution change

Feb 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe will have public meetings Tuesday and Thursday to discuss a proposed change to General Council Resolution 6663.
The change would ... [more]

CWC staging 'The Music Man'

Feb 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  "The Music Man," Central Wyoming College's spring musical, is a light-hearted throwback to a simpler time of brass bands and Fourth of July Americana.
CWC ... [more]

District 24 receives clean audit

Feb 17, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 24 received a clean audit for the year ending June 30.
McKee, Marburger and Fagnant, P.C. of Lander evaluated the district's ... [more]

RHS sends 18 musicians to All State

Feb 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A group of Riverton High School students traveled to Laramie in January to participate in Wyoming's All State music programs.
For many, it was their first ... [more]

Superintendent, principals all rehired by District 25

Feb 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A new choir director also has been hired, effective Monday, to fill an unexpected vacancy in the high school and middle school ... [more]

Cadaver lab at CWC Health and Science Center gives new meaning to hands on

Feb 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When anatomy professor Tara Womack-Shultz describes the human body to her students at Central Wyoming College, she doesn't simply point to a diagram in a ... [more]

CWC pushing lawmakers to fund 'success project'

Feb 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  Administrators at Central Wyoming College hope state lawmakers approve funding for at least one of the school's capital construction projects during the ... [more]

New ambulance chief on job; plans fiscal, equipment reviews

Feb 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A new director is at the wheel of Fremont County's Ambulance Department. Joseph Zillmer started work Feb. 10.
Zillmer said he thinks highly of the service ... [more]

Hope D. Cavaness

Feb 15, 2014 - Staff:  Hope D. Cavaness died of congestive heart failure Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at her home in Riverton. She was 35 years old.
Cremation will take place. A memorial ... [more]

Leroy Shakespeare

Feb 15, 2014 - Staff:  Leroy Shakespeare died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 75 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, ... [more]

Donna Jean (Martinez) Elder

Feb 15, 2014 - Staff:  Donna Jean (Martinez) Elder, formerly of Riverton, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at Close to Home Hospice House in Gillette. She was 61 years old.
Funeral ... [more]

Pokes play at SJSU on Saturday

Feb 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Following a thrilling 68-62 upset of No. 5 San Diego State on Tuesday, the University of Wyoming men's basketball team gets back to action with a trip west to ... [more]

No playoffs for Shoshoni boys after loss to Kemmerer

Feb 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Several tight games in the Class 2-A Southwest boys basketball conference haven't gone the right way for the Shoshoni Wranglers.
Shoshoni has been eliminated ... [more]

RHS drops tight wrestling dual to Lander

Feb 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wolverines fell behind 38-15 before winning the last four matches.

Early pins by Lander Tigers held up against Riverton for a 38-36 victory ... [more]

Time: One truth people worldwide choose to believe in

Feb 14, 2014 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  We believe some things that go so deep into our soul and shape our lives so totally that we are not even aware of them. These beliefs are so accepted and so ... [more]

Riverton Branch Library to show American Indian film

Feb 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Branch Library will show the coming-of-age suspense thriller "On the Ice" at 7 p.m. Feb. 26.
The film was a Sundance Grand Jury Nominee and won ... [more]

RHS senior receives Most Outstanding Student award

Feb 14, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  School resource officer Cody Myers recognized Taylor Barry's volunteerism and dedication.

Riverton High School senior Taylor Barry was given the Most ... [more]

Today

Feb 14, 2014 - Staff:  Births
ROBISON

A son was born to Chezerai and Cody Robison, of Riverton, at 11:18 a.m. Nov. 26, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

CWC names 92 students to president's honor roll

Feb 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College's 2013 fall semester grades have been computed, and 92 students were named to the president's honor roll for earning a 4.0 GPA while ... [more]

Lander man among first grads of AARP's volunteer institute

Feb 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Jan. 8, Charlie Smith of Lander participated in the graduation ceremony for the inaugural class of AARP's Volunteer Leadership Institute. ... [more]

RHS students advance to state science fair

Feb 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  The following Riverton High School students earned awards at the 2014 West Central Regional Science Fair held Jan. 27 and Jan. 28 at Central Wyoming College in ... [more]

Second Amendment rights infringement needs corrected

Feb 14, 2014 - Jack Gordon, Dubois:  Editor:
Who is Steve Barlow? According to a story in the Jan. 18 issue of The Ranger, Mr. Barlow is the Central Wyoming College campus safety director. The ... [more]

Senate correct to tackle sex assault epidemic in the military

Feb 14, 2014 - By The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News:  The way sexual assaults are handled in the military is a disaster -- even the top brass concede this point. The Associated Press provided more evidence of that ... [more]

Ten thoughts on love

Feb 14, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  It's a mix of romance and common sense

Valentine's Day is here, and it made me think back to high school girlfriends.
High school is the often the ... [more]

Committees, amendments

Feb 14, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Cindy Hill case hits a couple of (mild) stumbling blocks at the Capitol

The Wyoming Legislature staggered a couple of steps in the right ... [more]

Digest

Feb 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  G&F funding may get boost
CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming legislative committee has endorsed a bill that would transfer some of the costs of running the state ... [more]

Bank robbery a dud because door was locked

Feb 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Sheriff's officials say employees of a bank in a small town in southeast Wyoming unwittingly thwarted a holdup by locking the front door. Sheriff's ... [more]

Same-sex marriage bills nixed in House

Feb 14, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House on Thursday defeated bills on both sides of the same-sex marriage issue.
The House first defeated a bill that would have changed ... [more]

Baxter Black show begins 4-H centennial activities

Feb 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Other anniversary events are planned through the summer.

A Valentine's Day dinner and show kick off the 100th anniversary of Fremont County 4-H this ... [more]

Deal postponed in store mugging

Feb 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Concerns about her public defender led a woman charged in connection with a November mugging at Walmart to postpone finalizing a plea agreement.
District ... [more]

CWC leaders in Washington for summit with lawmakers

Feb 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Members of the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees are in Washington, D.C., this week for the 2014 National Legislative Summit.
The annual meeting ... [more]

State files petition on EPA action in fed appeals court

Feb 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The state of Wyoming filed a petition Friday morning in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals requesting a review of the Environmental Protection Agency's recent ... [more]

EPA backs off border ruling for time being, acknowledges likely 'court proceedings'

Feb 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Environmental Protection Agency has decided to stay part of a recent ruling granting treatment as a state (TAS) to the Northern Arapaho and Eastern ... [more]

James Earl Stephenson

Feb 14, 2014 - Staff:  James "Jim" Earl Stephenson, formerly of Fremont County, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital after a battle with cancer. He ... [more]

Wallace Wolfrang

Feb 14, 2014 - Staff:  Wallace Wolfrang died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Casper. He was 81 years old.
A visitation will be 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at Blue Sky Hall in ... [more]

Today

Feb 13, 2014 - Staff:  Births
PORTER

A daughter was born to Kiri and Drew Porter, of Riverton, at 12:03 a.m. Nov. 28, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 ... [more]

Wolverine indoor track team to Simplott games

Feb 13, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The track meet features athletes from across the western U.S.

The Riverton High School Wolverines are sending 11 indoor track athletes to the annual ... [more]

Cowgirls connect for nine 3-pointers to get past San Diego State

Feb 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  Home or away, it's usually not a wise move to play a zone defense against the University of Wyoming Cowgirls.
San Diego State found that out first hand ... [more]

Tied for first in 3-A West, Lander faces big road trip

Feb 13, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Tigers boys basketball coach Terry Hopkin is stressing that this is the part of the season when his players need to take it one game at a time and not ... [more]