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VA secretary had been on borrowed time for a while

May 30, 2014 - By David Espo, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Republicans and Democrats alike want it both ways when it comes to any misdeeds at veterans hospitals, each side accusing the other of seeking ... [more]

Dumping dumpsters

May 30, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  If the City of Riverton follows through on its announced plan to eliminate trash pickup from alley "dumpsters" and require everyone to use curbside rollout ... [more]

Digest

May 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  New business council boss picked
LARAMIE -- Shawn Reese will be the new chief executive officer of the Wyoming Business Council.
Reese was selected ... [more]

Record flood predicted on North Platte

May 30, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The river runs through Saratoga, but no homes or businesses in the town of 1,700 have been damaged there so far.

The amount of rain that falls Friday ... [more]

County planning chief files for commission

May 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  Two people who already had announced plans to run for Wyoming governor submitted their filing paperwork for the position on Thursday.
Democrat Pete Gosar of ... [more]

Dual-credit enrollment at RHS and CWC reached new high in 2013-14 term

May 30, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  More students from Riverton High School are taking advantage of the dual credit program with the Central Wyoming College Board of Cooperative Higher ... [more]

Missing trio found after 60 hours in mountains

May 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Their car got stuck Sunday in the Mosquito Park area of the Wind River range.

The subjects of a search and rescue operation initiated Tuesday ... [more]

Fingers crossed as Wind River teeters near flood stage

May 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Emergency Management officials will be monitoring local waterways for signs of flooding this weekend, when rain showers could send melted snow ... [more]

Home opener Friday night for Raiders

May 29, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Raiders dive into the meat of their American Legion baseball schedule with their home opener Friday night vs. the Lovell Bulldogs.
The first ... [more]

Cougar star Arrington to play college hoops at Western Wyoming

May 29, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  PAVILLION -- Macayla Arrington continued a family tradition Wednesday afternoon. signing a national letter of intent to play basketball this winter at Western ... [more]

White, Ogg first-team all-state

May 29, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Tristan White and Caleb Ogg, the Riverton High School boys soccer team's premier attacker and defender, respectively, have been named to the first team Class ... [more]

Today

May 29, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page one story "Woman in wheelchair carried from burning house by firemen" should have said Riverton Volunteer ... [more]

CWC choral director named

May 29, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College has hired a new choral director and music instructor to replace longtime vocal music professor Robert Hussa who retired this ... [more]

Three finalists for biz council job

May 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Three finalists have been selected for chief executive officer of the Wyoming Business Council.
Council co-chairman Rex Lewis says the three ... [more]

CWC picked to participate in program to develop new learning programs

May 29, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College is one of 10 colleges and universities selected to participate in an "incubator" program to advance and implement competency-based ... [more]

City technician honored for 12 years of service

May 29, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Retiring engineering technician Clyde Anderson with the City of Riverton's Community Development Department was celebrated for his 12 years of service during ... [more]

Colleagues call retiring music instructor an 'anchor' of department

May 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College music instructor Bob Hussa says he will miss the colleagues he will leave behind at CWC, especially his partners in the music ... [more]

My Health Care: Still gambling without insurance coverage

May 29, 2014 - From staff reports:  Editor:
Few people may have looked forward to 2014 more than I, for the unrolling of the Affordable Care Act. I had been uninsured since divorce in the ... [more]

Maya Angelou epitomized the term 'renaissance'

May 29, 2014 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  If "renaissance" is the appropriate adjective to describe someone who has played many roles in life, then it fits Maya Angelou.
She was a poet, memoirist, ... [more]

A true, literal Memorial Day

May 29, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  The memories just sort of reach out and fit themselves into place, and you murmur, "Oh yes, remember the time ... ?"

How about our Memorial Day ... [more]

Terms and definitions

May 29, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  What does 'foreign policy' mean? The president wants us all to think about it

The president of the United States made a speech Wednesday and invited ... [more]

Digest

May 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Deadline near on wolf comments
JACKSON -- The deadline is approaching for people to offer their thoughts about the next wolf-hunting season in northwest ... [more]

River over banks near Saratoga

May 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Workers filled and piled sandbags on Thursday along the swollen North Platte River in Carbon County as they rushed to prepare for a crest expected ... [more]

Mead to Washington state on coal mission

May 29, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming is casting about for new international coal markets in the face of flagging domestic demand.

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead heads to Washington state ... [more]

Dem seeks Senate District 25 seat

May 29, 2014 - From staff reports:  In municipal races, Lee Martinez filed Wednesday for a return to the Riverton City Council.

A Democrat has entered the race for Wyoming Senate ... [more]

Secretary of state hopeful seeks to tighten Wyoming rules on incorporation

May 29, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A business lawyer from Rock Springs running for Wyoming secretary of state recently made a campaign stop in Fremont County. The candidate, Clark Stith, is ... [more]

Shoshone leaders reinstated after council revisits decision

May 29, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Eastern Shoshone General Council has repealed the actions that had ousted councilmen Ivan Posey and Wes Martel and attorney general Kimberly Varilek from ... [more]

Pay raise for District 25 staff approved

May 29, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton school board on Tuesday approved a 1 percent salary increase for all employees for the 2014-2015 school year.
The district also will add 1.43 ... [more]

City plans to do away with alley trash pick-up, require curbside only

May 29, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has approved new, four-day-a-week operation of sanitation services for residents in order to accommodate changes from the Fremont ... [more]

Barton K. 'Bart' Bakker

May 29, 2014 - Staff:  Barton K. "Bart" Bakker, formerly of Riverton, died Friday, May 2, 2014, in Mission Hills, Calif. He was 50 years old.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. ... [more]