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Roof, books, raises among requests in library budget

May 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A leaky roof, more books and staff raises were included in the increased budget requested May 13 by representatives of the Fremont County Library System.
In ... [more]

Ray takes seat on Riverton school board

May 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The longtime resident has held a variety of positions within District 25.

Longtime Riverton resident Jody Ray took her position Tuesday as the newest ... [more]

State board interviewing for education director post

May 30, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Six finalists are being considered for the new position.

The Wyoming Board of Education will interview six finalists this weekend for the job of ... [more]

Unhurt Riverton man involved in two-car fatal wreck Tuesday

May 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Riverton man was involved in a two-vehicle collision Tuesday in Natrona County that resulted in the death of an 83-year-old Casper woman.
The man, John D. ... [more]

First-degree murder charged in death of man found March 10

May 30, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two American Indian men are in custody for alleged first-degree murder in connection with the death of Tad Paul Barnson, whose skeletal remains were found ... [more]

Contractors work on Lincoln school demo

May 29, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton contractor Steve Schroeder ripped out roof trusses from the 1960s Lincoln Elementary School addition in preparation for the demolition of the school ... [more]

Raiders win one game in first five; home Friday

May 29, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Raiders open the home American Legion baseball season Friday night with Rock Springs in a doubleheader at Roy Peck Field.
The first pitch is ... [more]

Four years, seven state track titles

May 29, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Rachelle Leseberg did it at Dubois -- and she's valedictorian, too

Rachelle Leseberg was a master at juggling her athletic career at Dubois High ... [more]

UW hires new volleyball coach

May 29, 2013 - From staff reports:  University of Wyoming athletics director Tom Burman announced that Chad Callihan has been hired as the head coach of the women's volleyball program. Callihan ... [more]

LVHS looking to fill v-ball, ski coach for next season

May 29, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School athletic director Barry Scott is searching for a new head volleyball coach and a Nordic ski coach.
Andee Meyer has stepped down ... [more]

School board OKs new football coach

May 29, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School's new head football coach, Pat Patterson, was welcomed Tuesday during the Fremont County School District 25 board of trustees meeting ... [more]

Sauger fisheries in state to benefit from new attention by Game and Fish Department

May 29, 2013 - From staff reports:  Population estimates in the Popo Agie River and Little Wind River have shown a dramatic decline in sauger numbers since 2002, and monitoring of Boysen ... [more]

Spring jackpot at fairgrounds Friday

May 29, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The event, including a youth fair and carnival, draws competitors from at least five other states.

The Spring Spectacular jackpot show, youth fair ... [more]

Today

May 29, 2013 - Staff:  Births
HENDRICKSON

A son was born to Michelle L. and Jamesh Hendrickson, of Shoshoni, at 8:15 p.m. May 7, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He ... [more]

Stan Friday

May 29, 2013 - Staff:  Stan Friday died Sunday, May 26, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital from injuries he sustained in a car accident. He was 52 years old.
There will be a rosary ... [more]

Capt. Good retires after 27 years

May 29, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  David Good has worked with the Fremont County Sheriff's Office or nearly three decades.
 
After years of solving homicides, busting drug rings and ... [more]

Mayor issues safety proclamation

May 29, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The month of May has been proclaimed by Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness as the Building Safety Month and Safe Digging Month. The Building Safety Month proclamation ... [more]

Fort Washakie High School graduates first class of seniors

May 29, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 21 celebrated a milestone May 18 when it graduated its first class of seniors.
"This is the first ever Fort Washakie High ... [more]

Approval isn't the same as credibility

May 29, 2013 - By Doyle McManus:  President Obama might be learning that lesson -- uncomfortably.

Message to the president: Resistance is futile.
There are plenty of juicy targets for ... [more]

Petition on the repeal of 'Hill bill' was not easy to locate

May 29, 2013 - Kathy Proskow. Riverton:  Editor:
It was reported in the news that the deadline for signing the petition to get the bill that took away the State Superintendent of Public Instruction's ... [more]

'Making the mail'

May 29, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  A new post office deadline puts us under the gun, but we are working on it

Many Ranger subscribers who receive the paper through the mail have ... [more]

Digest

May 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  G&F moves problem grizzly
CODY -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department trapped and relocated an adult male grizzly bear from a ranch northwest of ... [more]

State's oil production up in 2012

May 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming oil production topped 57 million barrels last year.
The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission reports that the production total represents an 8 ... [more]

Meeting in Yellowstone to share data on Old Faithful

May 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Scientists and others will gather in Yellowstone National Park for three days next week to discuss what they know about the ... [more]

Superintendent petition signatures submitted

May 29, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The secretary of state's office has 60 days to see if 37,606 valid signatures have been collected in order to put a referendum on the 2014 general election ... [more]

Riverton taking the lead on formation of multi-community panel to improve ties

May 29, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness received tentative support for a "citizens human relations committee" from other local government leaders. He said leaders from the ... [more]

College staff concerned that new budget plan still contains no base pay hike

May 29, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Employees at Central Wyoming College expressed concern about their wages during budget hearings this month, when administrators proposed another fiscal year ... [more]

Man arrested in Sunday stabbing incident

May 29, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The victim, stabbed three times, was reported in stable condition at Riverton Memorial Hospital.

Patrick Duran, 24, of Riverton, was arrested for ... [more]

County considering creating one director for all its museums

May 29, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Each Fremont County museum has its own director now, but the county's museums board is considering a new structure that would create a single county museums ... [more]

Memorial Day ceremonies held Monday in Riverton

May 28, 2013 - Staff:  Representing Riverton American Legion Post 19, Harold York placed flowers at the veterans memorial at Mountain View Cemetery during Monday's Memorial Day ... [more]