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Can you really paint upholstery?

May 25, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  Today I'll share with you some more useful tips sent to me by an Internet friend:
- You can flip a toaster on its side and grill cheese in it.
- Reynolds ... [more]

RHS production plays entertaining tune

May 25, 2012 - By Robert H. Peck:  The Riverton High School Drama Club's spring musical "Fiddler on the Roof" presents a group of people struggling to balance a precarious existence against ... [more]

Achievers

May 25, 2012 - Staff:  County residents in National Guard recognized
LANDER -- Members of the Wyoming Army National Guard's B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery, ... [more]

Wind River announces third-quarter honor rolls

May 25, 2012 - Staff:  Wind River High School
Ninth grade
Principal's list

Robert Buline
A honors
Cole Bossert, J. D. Grindle, Alex Kini, Darcey Maddock, Jordan ... [more]

A. Rex Rogers

May 25, 2012 - Staff:  A. Rex Rogers, 80, died Monday, May 21, 2012, at his home in Riverton.
Memorial services are at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at the Davis Funeral Home with the ... [more]

Buster High

May 25, 2012 - Staff:  Former Fremont County resident Buster High, 65, of Winnemucca, Nev., died Thursday, April 12, 2012, in a small plane crash near Green River.
Services were ... [more]

Morality usually trumps doctrine in 'public Christianity'

May 25, 2012 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  A non-Christian who read recent newspapers to learn about Christianity might arrive at the following picture: Christianity believes that marriage is between a ... [more]

Today

May 25, 2012 - Staff:  Clarification
An editing decision affected the meaning of the lead paragraph in Thursday's story about the sentencing of Gerardo Rico-Holguin in a plea ... [more]

Ashdown is Wyoming player of the year

May 24, 2012 - Staff:  She's the third Riverton Wolverine to win the Gatorade honor.
Riverton High School senior and incoming University of Wyoming Cowgirl soccer freshman ... [more]

Several past winners in Saltwater field

May 24, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Defending champ Todd Tanner returns as does four-time winner Steve Schneiter.
Five former Saltwater Classic pro golf title winners are in the 2012 ... [more]

Top amateurs now eligible to win Saltwater

May 24, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Country Club golf pro Steve Johnson on Wednesday called Brigham Young University golfer Zac Blair one of the top college golfers in the United ... [more]

Former assessor runs for House

May 24, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  After retiring from public office in 2010, former Fremont County Assessor Eileen Oakley is seeking the Republican nomination for the House District 54 seat in ... [more]

On the Black Angus trail

May 24, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Ranchers tour cattle operations in Fremont County

Ranchers and others interested in the Black Angus cattle business converged via the Wyoming Beef ... [more]

Suspended sentence and probation for Rico-Holguin

May 24, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A judge placed Riverton restaurant owner Gerardo Rico-Holguin on five years of supervised probation with a suspended prison sentence after saying the evidence ... [more]

Driver fell asleep before fatal wreck, says patrol

May 24, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Highway Patrol reported Thursday morning that a driver fell asleep at the wheel, resulting in last week's one-vehicle rollover near Shoshoni that ... [more]

Man who endured tragedy speaks Thursday night

May 24, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  When Ridley Barron and his family of four loaded their car to return home to Broxton, Ga., from vacationing in Hilton Head, S.C., no one dreamed their lives ... [more]

Digest

May 24, 2012 - Associated Press:  Ranch deal to be discussed
CHEYENNE (AP) -- The University of Wyoming and Colorado State University presidents intend to meet soon to talk about plans ... [more]

New official hired to take charge of work safety

May 24, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead announced Wednesday the state is hiring a veteran public health official from New Mexico to continue the push to reduce ... [more]

Acid bombs detonated by robots

May 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRINGS (AP) -- Bomb technicians have used robots to detonate explosive devices found just outside Rock Springs, near White Mountain.
Sweetwater County ... [more]

Age-old headline

May 24, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  We've used 'Million Dollar Rain' many
times before, and it's appropriate again


In looking back through the newspaper archive for one of the many ... [more]

Lies, damned lies and advertising

May 24, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  When an anonymous donor pays for a false ad, who you gonna call?

The television commercial is designed to spark outrage. "Billions of taxpayer ... [more]

Disappointing not to get to vote for all commissioners

May 24, 2012 - By Carol Downs, Riverton:  Editor:
I always look forward to the news about the candidates filing for the various offices in an election. This year it has been fun to see who is filing ... [more]

IDEAL program works for students and area businesses

May 24, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  During the last school year, 15 Riverton High School special education students took part in the IDEAL Work program, learning career skills at businesses ... [more]

Thomas E. 'Rusty' Sparks

May 24, 2012 - Staff:  Thomas E. "Rusty" Sparks, 54, died Sunday, May 20, 2012, at his home in Lander, with his family present, after a long battle with cancer.
Funeral services are ... [more]

Carl H. Christopherson

May 24, 2012 - Staff:  Carl H. Christopherson, 81, died Sunday, May 20, 2012.
A memorial service is at 11 a.m. Friday, May 25, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in ... [more]

Today

May 24, 2012 - Staff:  CORRECTION

In Wednesday's Ranger, the page-one story "Fiddler on the Roof" should have said Riverton High School students and children are ... [more]

Martinez to run for former council post

May 23, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Former Riverton City Councilman Lee Martinez is seeking to rejoin the council following his failed mayoral bid in 2010.
On Monday, Martinez filed for the Ward ... [more]

Fiddler on the Roof: RHS musical opens Thursday

May 23, 2012 - By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer:  Members of the Riverton High School Drama Club their spring musical, "Fiddler on the Roof," at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theatre on Friday, May 25, ... [more]

Shelley to seek HD55 seat held by Miller

May 23, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College employee and Riverton business owner Sherry Shelley will seek the Democratic nomination for Wyoming House District 55. 
In a news ... [more]

No action taken on soccer coach

May 23, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Hiring a new Riverton High School girls soccer coach dominated the Fremont County School District 25 board meeting Tuesday.
In the end, action was tabled for ... [more]

Slaughterhouse for horse meat proposed in Riverton area

May 23, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  A plan to open a horse slaughterhouse, similar to projects which have sparked controversy in other states, has been proposed for Riverton.
State Rep. Sue ... [more]

Budget cuts could cost 80 to 125 jobs at UW

May 23, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The University of Wyoming would lose 80 to 125 faculty and staff positions under proposed budget cuts submitted to Gov. Matt Mead on Tuesday, but UW ... [more]

State jobless rate steady at 5.3 percent

May 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The unemployment rate in Wyoming held steady at 5.3 percent from March to April.
The rate is down from 6 percent a year ago and remains well below ... [more]

Digest

May 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Path segment to link park bike routes
JACKSON -- Bicyclists will soon be able to ride more than 20 miles on a pathway connecting Jackson and Jenny Lake ... [more]

Send in the heft

May 23, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  It might be time for a high-profile leader outside Greece to get involved in the solution

In times of crisis around the world, it's been relatively ... [more]

JP Morgan loss latest argument for regulation

May 23, 2012 - The Philadelphia Daily News:  Even though we hoped it had been neutralized, a grave threat to national security still exists.
No, it's not al-Qaida and it's not Iran. Short of acquiring a ... [more]

How does an 'only dog' learn?

May 23, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  My dog Samson loves to give gifts.
Sam usually positions himself so he can see out the front door. Even if I can't see who is coming up the walk, I can tell ... [more]

Employment policy is not consistent at senior center

May 23, 2012 - Wanda Durham, Riverton:  Editor:
Being an "at will" employee at the Riverton Senior Citizens Center appears to be tantamount to playing Russian roulette unless you are among those who ... [more]

David R. Gossett

May 23, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton native David R. Gossett, 58, died of cancer Monday, May 14, 2012, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland, Fla.
Memorial services were ... [more]

Nathan G. Lenard

May 23, 2012 - Staff:  A memorial services for Nathan G. Lenard, 48, is at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at the Set Free Church, 620 W. Adams Ave., Riverton.
Mr. Lenard died Monday, ... [more]