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Books to Guatemala: Teacher aide working to give discarded materials new uses

Jul 5, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Tara Sweeney is on a quest.
She wants to get 80 boxes of heavy books from Riverton to Huehuetenango, Guatemala.
As the school year ended, Sweeney learned ... [more]

Digest

Jul 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Undeveloped coal mine sold
SHERIDAN -- Cloud Peak Energy has purchased an undeveloped coal mine along the Wyoming-Montana border that has the potential ... [more]

State blasts loss of fed AML funds

Jul 5, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead and other Wyoming officials are upset with last week's vote in Congress cutting federal Abandoned Mine Land payments to the state. ... [more]

Damp weather welcome aid for firefighters

Jul 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  NEWCASTLE -- Rain has helped crews battling some wildfires in Wyoming, including a 16-square-mile Squirrel Creek Fire about 30 miles southwest of Laramie.
The ... [more]

A chance to work ... or fail

Jul 5, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Court ruling raises possibility that 'Obamacare' might be given an actual test in marketplace

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision last week upholding ... [more]

Set Free is a valuable program in community

Jul 5, 2012 - Deanna Reach, Riverton:  Editor:
Recently I was on television talking about the new committee in Riverton to help with the homeless who have alcoholic and other addictions. A comment ... [more]

Romney confronted by arithmetic problem

Jul 5, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  Could the budget be balanced and taxes lowered while also increasing military spending by 50 percent?

Here's an issue that hasn't been debated much ... [more]

CrossFit owners open location in Riverton

Jul 5, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The partners decided to expand business after the success of the rapid-fire workouts in Lander.

After running a CrossFit gym in Lander for a year, a ... [more]

Gas Processors Association honors Devon for safety

Jul 5, 2012 - From staff reports:  Devon Energy Corp. announced its Marketing and Midstream Division has accepted two safety awards from the Gas Processors Association, the 115-member trade ... [more]

Joseph Lee La More

Jul 5, 2012 - Staff:  Joseph Lee La More, 92, of Riverton, and formerly of California, died Monday, June 11, 2012, at the Wind River Health Care in Riverton.
According to his ... [more]

Today

Jul 5, 2012 - Staff:  Births
CURRY

A daughter was born to Michaeleen Born, of Ethete, and Rex Curry, of Millcreek, at 2:05 a.m. June 14, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. ... [more]

Mountain men on parade

Jul 5, 2012 - Staff:  Participants of Riverton's 1838 Mountain Man Rendezvous celebrated the Fourth of July by parading down Main Street on ... [more]

County fireworks ban eased slightly

Jul 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  After hearing a barrage of concerns from fireworks proprietors about a last-minute ban of their product's use in the county, Fremont County Commissioners on ... [more]

'Dealer-dealer' gets two-year sentence in December drug bust

Jul 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Calling him a dealer supplying narcotics to others, a judge in Lander sentenced a Riverton man to between two and four years in prison as part of a massive ... [more]

Faulty porch light blamed for Lander fire

Jul 3, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Nearly 70 firefighters responded to the June 28 blaze, consuming 675,000 gallons of water from the city's municipal water supply.

Lander city fire ... [more]

Digest

Jul 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming coal train derails
PASCO, Wash. -- Railroad workers are cleaning up coal that spilled when 31 cars of a 125-car coal train derailed at the ... [more]

Fires in state force hundreds to leave region

Jul 3, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Fed by bone-dry timber and fanned by hot winds, the four major wildfires burning in Wyoming on Tuesday have destroyed an unknown number of ... [more]

Scouts killed in wreck were on Eagle track

Jul 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Three Colorado Boy Scouts killed in a head-on collision in Wyoming were set to become Eagle Scouts in August.
Sixteen-year-old ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 3, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  No paper Wednesday
There's a holiday coming up, and your daily newspaper staff plans to celebrate it. Consequently, The Ranger will not publish ... [more]

City ought to do 'something nice' with new empty space

Jul 3, 2012 - Cathy Gaines, Riverton:  Editor:
I read Mr. Peck's editorial about what Riverton might do with the vacant lot at Fifth and Main where the old Daisy Cleaners was. To my way of ... [more]

Highway fund running on fumes

Jul 3, 2012 - By Curtis Tate, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- Last week, lawmakers in Congress approved a bill that keeps highway and transit spending at current levels for the next two years, but there was ... [more]

Mary I. Morris

Jul 3, 2012 - Staff:  Mary I. Morris, 68, of Riverton, died Saturday, June 30, 2012, at the Riverton Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 5, at the ... [more]

Jennifer Ginnie Johnson Weber

Jul 3, 2012 - Staff:  Jennifer Ginnie Johnson Weber, 59, died June 7, 2012, at her home in Rathdrum, Idaho. 
There will be no services.
Mrs. Weber was born June 26, 1952, in ... [more]

Today

Jul 3, 2012 - Staff:  Births
CUNNINGHAM

A son was born to Erin and Ron Cunningham, of Riverton, at 5:26 a.m. May 19, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 4 ... [more]

6-foot-6 Stephanie Smith to play for CWC women

Jul 3, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Her sister, Emily, already plays for the Lady Rustlers.

At 6-foot-6, Stephanie Smith was used to being the center of attention on the basketball ... [more]

RHS Boys basketball camp set for July 9-12

Jul 3, 2012 - From staff reports:  Riverton High School boys basketball coach Dick Quayle will host a boys basketball camp July 9-12 in Wolverine Gym at RHS.
The camp will have two sessions ... [more]

Our county's Fourth begins with 33rd version of Lander Half Marathon

Jul 3, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  When the sun rises Wednesday and we remember that our great nation is 236 years old, what has become one of our county's staple Independence Day traditions, ... [more]

Hot Notes Cool Nights starts season with big sound

Jul 3, 2012 - Staff:  The Hot Notes Cool Nights concert series began Monday in Riverton City Park. The series will continue through Aug. 13. For information on future performances, ... [more]

PAC raising support for 1 percent tax

Jun 30, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The political action committee formed to handle campaign activities supporting the proposed 1 percent optional use tax is busy rallying construction-related ... [more]

Stanbury works to help small hands

Jun 30, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The Riverton alumnus is in his final year of residency and hopes to specialize in children's hand surgery.

Riverton's Spencer Stanbury has been ... [more]

Council to discuss day care dilemma

Jun 30, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  On Tuesday, the Riverton City Council will discuss options on whether or not a proposed day care facility should be allowed to operate in a city zone that ... [more]

Citizens, farmers express worries about proposed food regulations

Jun 30, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  New rule revisions cover leafy greens, raw milk and egg grading.

Nan Slingerland thinks federal regulations are filtering down on farmers like ... [more]

Fire ban effectively snuffs out fireworks

Jun 30, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  On Friday, three Fremont County commissioners made an emergency vote by telephone to implement fire restrictions in the county.
"We will still have to take an ... [more]

Dubois Museum offers plenty of summer fun

Jun 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Dubois Museum is offering a wide variety of lectures and treks in July, featuring cultural and natural history unique to the Upper Wind River Valley.
All ... [more]

July Fourth events abound in Dubois

Jun 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  Residents in Dubois are making the Fourth of July special this year with their annual parade and events.
The day's festivities include participation from many ... [more]

Geo-caching happening at Boysen

Jun 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  Children interested in going on a modern day treasure hunt are urged to register for the Boysen Cache Dash, an event that teaches the basic skills of ... [more]

Ag groups hosting a barbecue, ranch tour

Jun 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  A barbecue hosted by the Crofts family as well as Fremont County Cattlemen and the Wyoming Stock Growers Association will be held July 9 at South ... [more]

Hot Notes Cool Nights starting July 2 in Riverton City Park

Jun 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College summer band performs patriotic and American classics at its first Hot Notes Cool Nights concert Monday, July 2, at Riverton City ... [more]

Carissa Mine improvements starting

Jun 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  This summer will be busy at the Carissa Mine and Mill in the South Pass area with numerous activities planned for the historic site.
Beginning in July the ... [more]

Youth offenders getting help from CWC grant

Jun 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College received a $1.2 million grant to provide vocational and life skills to 18- to 21-year-old adults who had been juvenile offenders, ... [more]