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Council remedies improper action and affirms DCI vote

May 31, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  After meeting illegally last week and taking action deemed null and void, the Riverton City Council convened Tuesday to reaffirm its decision regarding the bid ... [more]

Park to change concession contract

May 31, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Xanterra Parks and Resorts currently runs Yellowstone's cabins hotels, campgrounds.

MAMMOTH -- The National Park Service is seeking $134 million in ... [more]

Gov. Mead postpones design of new office building

May 31, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- In a move that could complicate plans to renovate the Wyoming State Capitol, Gov. Matt Mead this week put plans for a new state office building in ... [more]

Digest

May 31, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Saturday is free fishing day
CHEYENNE -- Saturday is free fishing day in Wyoming for residents and nonresidents alike.
Free fishing day means anglers ... [more]

When things go right

May 31, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Humans are pretty good at being pessimistic, but sometimes things get better in spite of us

Something we humans can be overly prone to is the ... [more]

Horse slaughterhouse wouldn't be right for 'Wonderful Wyoming'

May 31, 2012 - Ida Anderson, Casper:  Editor:
The proposed horse slaughterhouse in Riverton would be a black eye for Wonderful Wyoming.
Imagine a wild horse that was gentle broke by an inmate at ... [more]

Sight and other senses: Friendly concern both comforting and inspiring

May 31, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  I seem to need periodic reminders about how precious eyesight is. For some reason, the clues keep coming my way.
I didn't think I was casual or careless about ... [more]

Mission of the Dragon proves value of new space pathways

May 31, 2012 - By The Kansas City Star:  For decades, space has been the exclusive province of government. But that's no longer true, after Space Exploration Technology Corp. successfully docked its ... [more]

Riverton woman brings yard sales indoors

May 31, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Her store sells previously owned clothing, furniture, tools, knick knacks and kitchen items.

Riverton resident Pansy Hillman is opening her own ... [more]

Devon named to World's Most Admired Companies list

May 31, 2012 - Staff:  Devon Energy Corporation has been named one of FORTUNE magazine's World's Most Admired Companies. This is the six straight year for Devon to make the list. The ... [more]

Southernman V. Addison

May 31, 2012 - Staff:  Southernman V. Addison, 35, of Arapahoe, died Friday, May 25, 2012, at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colo.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Esther L. Wicker

May 31, 2012 - Staff:  Graveside services for former Riverton resident Esther L. Wicker are at 1 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton.
Mrs. Wicker, 79, died ... [more]

Today

May 31, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ADDISON

Southernman V. Addison, 35, of Araphoe, died Friday, May 25, 2012, at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colo. Funeral ... [more]

Dramatic base hit gives Raiders conference victory

May 30, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Maurice King kept the Riverton Raiders within striking distance on the mound, and Johnny Souza connected for a walk-off single on Tuesday night in the bottom ... [more]

Wind River's Yellowplume to play for Eastern Wyoming

May 30, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The senior post player finished last season averaging eight points and pulling in 6.7 rebounds and was the No. 2 rebounder in the Southwest conference ... [more]

Former RHS runner places high in Bolder Boulder 10K

May 30, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Brock Mickelsen was the seventh fastest among 1,010 Wyoming runners in the race and finished 13th out of 239 in the men's 21-year-old division. ... [more]

Hudson suspect seeks plea deal, would testify against others

May 30, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  One of the five suspects charged in the Hudson double homicide in November is agreeing to a lower prison sentence in exchange for cooperation in future court ... [more]

Pavillion-area water users to hear options

May 30, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  State officials are inviting discussion in the Pavillion area concerning proposals to deliver clean drinking water to residents several miles east of town ... [more]

Faculty retirements, transfers approved

May 30, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Six longtime employees of Fremont School District 25 will be retiring from the Riverton schools with the end of the academic year on Thursday, May ... [more]

Dozens listen at alcohol forum

May 30, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A forum on public intoxication in Fremont County drew more than 60 participants, including medical professionals, police officers, politicians, business owners ... [more]

Fair's Spring Spectacular offers carnival, rodeo, livestock

May 30, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Fairgrounds is hosting the Spring Spectacular this week, offering dizzying rides, tasty food and youth performing in a rodeo and showing off ... [more]

Mead asks feds to expedite delisting of grizzly bears

May 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is calling on the federal government to end federal protections for grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone area.
Mead ... [more]

Digest

May 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Body found in submerged car
GILLETTE -- Authorities say a 48-year-old man who was reported missing Sunday night has been found dead in a submerged car ... [more]

Run for it

May 30, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Ducking the primary process hoping for a write-in nomination is side-door politics

A familiar pattern is emerging in the ongoing filing period for ... [more]

The colors of Memorial Day

May 30, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  Amid the sentiment, memories of a long debate

Memorial Day traditionally is awash with color as the graves of loved ones are marked with flowers and ... [more]

Senators' vote on domestic violence bill disappointing

May 30, 2012 - Suzan Campbell, Wyoming Coalition Against DV/SA, Laramie:  Editor:
The Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, a coalition of 24 domestic violence and sexual assault programs in the state, is ... [more]

Today

May 30, 2012 - Staff:  Correction
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page seven community calendar item "Lander Days Street Celebration" was listed under the incorrect date. The event ... [more]

Phoenix-based Travers wins Riverton Saltwater Classic

May 29, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Nick Travers will always remember the 2012 Saltwater Classic as his first pro golf victory.
Travers opened the 54-hole tournament at the Riverton Country Club ... [more]

BYU collegiate golfer Blair leads amateur field at Saltwater

May 29, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Zac Blair came in as a favorite for the amateur title at the annual Saltwater Classic, and he left the winner by two strokes.
The BYU junior golfer finished ... [more]

Let's not kid ourselves, the costs of youth sports create barriers

May 29, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  In Wyoming, soccer may have found a solution

The idea that youth sports are becoming too expensive for kids should concern us all.
It's not just a ... [more]

Former Riverton couple killed on way to Casper

May 29, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Two former Riverton residents were killed in a fiery, two-vehicle, head-on collision early Sunday morning while returning home to Casper after visiting friends ... [more]

Cheers, warm words for RHS grads

May 29, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  There have been tailgate parties, homecoming dances, football games and harsh sunburns after long track meets.
These are just a few memories senior Kayla ... [more]

Man's sentencing complicated by deportation

May 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  About four years ago, at age 17, Erik Jovanny Ochoa-Pena moved to Lander after running away from Mexico to escape domestic violence inflicted on his mother at ... [more]

No candidates registered since Friday

May 29, 2012 - Staff:  No new candidates for public office had filed as of noon Tuesday with municipal, county and state election authorities.
U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, who made his ... [more]

U.S. considers returning memorial to Philippines

May 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The future of a Cheyenne war memorial is again in question.
The U.S. Department of Defense is conducting a new review of the long-standing request ... [more]

State nears 1 million acres set aside for elk assistance

May 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS -- Wyoming elk may look a lot happier now that the state has conserved more land for wildlife than any other state in the country.
The Wyoming Rocky ... [more]

Digest

May 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Barrasso announces run
CHEYENNE -- Sen. John Barrasso has announces his bid for re-election.
The junior Republican senator from Wyoming made the ... [more]

Tuesday notes

May 29, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Happy holiday
The Ranger staff thanks our newspaper and printing customers for the day off Monday in observance of Memorial Day. We hadn't taken a day ... [more]

McCain still a voice for GOP

May 29, 2012 - By Ann Flaherty, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The U.S. can't count on Russia -- a major arms supplier to Syria -- to force President Bashar Assad from power, Sen. John McCain said Sunday, ... [more]

Casino should be required to account for its money

May 29, 2012 - Steve Moss, Ethete:  Editor:
Well, our general counsel meeting did not go as planned. One of our main concerns was the casinos. Where is the money going? Why do we still owe the ... [more]