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BLM seeks input on proposed gas well in county

Jun 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  The site is roughly 10 miles southeast of Jeffrey City.

The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office is seeking public comments on a proposed ... [more]

Pets on rez receive free and low-cost vaccines

Jun 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Workers gave more than 100 pets low-cost or free vaccinations last week during a vaccine effort on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Indian Health Services ... [more]

Trial date set for Riverton woman with link to assault

Jun 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  Cecelia Gayle Shakespeare, 28, of Riverton, is scheduled to appear before a jury in August in connection with an alleged assault on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Digest

Jun 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  CWC raffle to benefit Foundation
The Central Wyoming College Foundation is hoping to raise money for scholarships this summer by raffling off a classic ... [more]

Teens develop life skills at summer program

Jun 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The students will learn about financial literacy and "design thinking" every Thursday in July.

As the school year ends and summer begins, lessons ... [more]

Mock trial highlights case of the 1954 suicide of Hunt

Jun 30, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Citizens announced their verdict on "The Trial of Joe McCarthy" Wednesday night at Lander Middle School.
In the mock trial, set in 1954, the State of Wyoming ... [more]

Good hay conditions early in season

Jun 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Motorists venturing into the countryside of Fremont County this week are likely to see alfalfa farmers at work, or notice the long rows of cut hay in what used ... [more]

County uses extra money for health costs and pay increases

Jun 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A hefty bump in health insurance contributions and a small raise ate up most of the $1.03 million Fremont County Commissioners had left to allocate for their ... [more]

State nixes auditorium; also 'no' on High Plains buy

Jun 30, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton schools superintendent Terry Snyder said School District has lost its opportunity to purchase the vacated High Plains Power building on West Main ... [more]

Little League season ends with a bang

Jun 28, 2013 - Staff:  Horses belonging to Bailey Livestock pastured along Smith Road seemed uninterested in the fireworks display Thursday night that signaled the end of the ... [more]

Little League all-star teams announced

Jun 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton has put together two Little League all-star baseball teams for postseason play.
Riverton will have one 9- to 10-year-old all-star squad and an 11- ... [more]

Rockies, Giants win Little League titles

Jun 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Phillies ace Hayden Wempen overpowered the Rockies on the mound and with his bat in a 9-0 victory to win the Riverton Little League major division title game ... [more]

Amanda D. 'Bootz' Track

Jun 28, 2013 - Staff:  Amanda D. "Bootz" Track died from a sudden illness Sunday, June 22, 2013, at her mother's home in Spokane, Wash. She was 26 years old.
Traditional Indian ... [more]

Sara E. Aoah

Jun 28, 2013 - Staff:  Sara E. Aoah died Monday, June 24, 2013, at Help for Health in Riverton. She was 71 years old.
Traditional Indian funeral services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Today

Jun 28, 2013 - Staff:  Births
EVANS

A daughter was born to Lauren Evans, of Mead, Colo., at 10:09 p.m. May 25, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.She weighed 9 pounds, 8 ... [more]

RMS names students on fourth-quarter honor roll

Jun 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riverton Middle School recently recognized the students who were named to the fourth-quarter honor roll for the 2012-13 school year.

4.0 GPA
Eighth ... [more]

Ethete student earns award for leadership

Jun 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  Hughes received the David M. Gipp Native American Leader Fellowship honor.

Teresa G. Hughes, of Ethete, was selected to receive the David M. Gipp ... [more]

Effort to 'destroy' Cindy Hill a cruel waste of time

Jun 28, 2013 - Caryl Lefford, Riverton:  Editor:
I hope Reps. Miller, Goggles, Larson and Campbell can see how ridiculous this new report criticizing Superintendent Cindy Hill really is.
I went to ... [more]

Becoming an outdoors woman -- Part 2

Jun 28, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  I was accustomed to seeing skyscrapers lay out an array of lights late at night, but in Wyoming I can see constellations just by stepping out the door. ... [more]

New timetable, same need

Jun 28, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  SLIB said no to a grant for the Riverton justice center, but the effort will continue

Supporters of plans to build a new location in Riverton for ... [more]

Digest

Jun 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wheatland shooter changes plea
CHEYENNE -- A Wheatland man accused of killing his three sons and brother and wounding his wife in 2011 has pleaded no ... [more]

Fugitive CEO returns to U.S. to face charges

Jun 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- A former hospital CEO who went overseas before being tried on charges of defrauding his employers has been returned to the U.S.
Paul Cardwell arrived ... [more]

Ed chief's background is business, not education

Jun 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The business background of Gov. Matt Mead's selection to head the Wyoming Department of Education should be an asset in running a large, complicated ... [more]

Hill says committee stacked against her

Jun 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- State schools Superintendent Cindy Hill says she wants to make sure her rights are protected if a legislative investigation is launched into her ... [more]

At budget talks, ambulance staff calls for changes

Jun 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Medics and others working with the Fremont County Ambulance department voiced concern about the agency's management this month, calling for the replacement of ... [more]

Man killed in motorcycle-truck wreck

Jun 28, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Barry N. Strang, 59, of Casper, died Thursday at the scene of a two-vehicle traffic accident about two miles north of Lander on Wyoming Highway 789.
Reports ... [more]

Raiders struggle in conference loss to GR

Jun 27, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Green River is 2-0 in league play. Riverton is 0-1 in the Northeast division.

Green River Knights manager Stub Hatfield was concerned when his ace ... [more]

Wyo-Nebraska 6-man stars clash in Dubois

Jun 27, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Kickoff is at 1 p.m. Saturday at Dubois High School.

"The first of its kind" has a nice ring to it for Saturday's 6-man football game between the ... [more]

Unbeaten Giants top seed in Babe Ruth tourney

Jun 27, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Giants of the Riverton Babe Ruth League finished the regular season unbeaten with a 12-0 mark.
The team is the No. 1 seed for the postseason tournament. ... [more]

Today

Jun 27, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page four column "Call me an outdoors woman -- Part 1" should have said "There is no doubt that I learned a ... [more]