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Wolverine boys seeded No. 1 for West regional

May 8, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Leading goal scorer Tristan White won't play this weekend because of a hockey obligation.

Momentum is rolling in a positive way for the Riverton ... [more]

Is this the best we can come up with for city's lot downtown?

May 8, 2013 - Jody Cardice, Riverton:  Editor:
I have seen a few other written comments from people in Riverton about the vacant lot at the intersection of East Main and Fifth streets that is now ... [more]

Lawmakers searching for park funding

May 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  A bill that narrowly was defeated by the Wyoming Legislature might be revived that would allow people to add a donation to the park system when withdrawing ... [more]

Wyoming joins New Mexico in fight to restore mineral money

May 8, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- U.S. senators from Wyoming and New Mexico said Tuesday they plan to roll out legislation this week to restore about $110 million in cuts to a ... [more]

Internet sales taxes

May 8, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Cities and towns need sales tax revenue, and the problem isn't going away

By now most people who follow the news are aware of legislation in Congress ... [more]

Looking for meaning in the sky

May 8, 2013 - By Carl Manning:  I just finished a book called the "The Great Divide" by Peter Watson. It delved into the difference between the "old world" and the "new world." A lot of it is ... [more]

Digest

May 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man sentenced in fraud case
POWELL -- An Indiana man has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for his role in defrauding hospitals in Wyoming ... [more]

RPD officer in two-car wreck Monday; no citations result

May 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  An on-duty Riverton Police Department officer was involved in a two-vehicle collision Monday afternoon at the intersection of South Federal Boulevard and East ... [more]

Gene W. Sauer

May 8, 2013 - Staff:  Gene W. Sauer, of Riverton, died Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice Home. He was 89 years old.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, ... [more]

Green seeks court clerk appointment; candidate interviews Thursday

May 8, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Deputy court clerk Kristi H. Green of Lander is seeking the district court clerk seat that will become available in two months when her boss resigns.
"It ... [more]

Today

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]

Today

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]