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Riverton holds Hershey track meet

May 22, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Anna Hutchison, Trysta Stingley and Keegan Rosas won three events apiece Thursday at the Riverton Hershey track and field meet at Wolverine Track.
In the ... [more]

Former Wyoming coach inducted into college hall

May 22, 2012 - Staff:  The National Football Foundation (NFF) announced Tuesday the members of the College Football Hall of Fame 2012 Divisional Class.
This year's class will be ... [more]

Riverton's most successful boys athletic program calls the pitch its home

May 22, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Six years ago, on the grass soccer field between Riverton High School and the James H. Moore Career Center, Riverton High School's boys soccer program hit rock ... [more]

West Nile carriers already detected in city, expert says

May 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Mosquitoes of the type that carry West Nile Virus already have been detected around Riverton this spring.
Riverton City Councilman Lars Baker gave his annual ... [more]

County dispute over vehicle decals continues

May 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners discussed the sticky situation of requiring Coroner Ed McAuslan to place decals on his department's vehicles during their meeting ... [more]

Sordid home conditions lead to charges of both child and animal cruelty

May 22, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Riverton woman is facing multiple charges of both endangering children and animal cruelty after police say they found unattended small children and several ... [more]

Downtown building to be razed; contract set

May 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Demolition of an abandoned building in downtown Riverton that is now owned by the City of Riverton will proceed.
The council voted to award a bid of $22,225 ... [more]

Mine cited for violation after a quake-like blast

May 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming officials have issued two notices of violation to Cloud Peak Energy Inc. following a blast at the Cordero Rojo coal mine near Gillette that ... [more]

Wyoming snowpack 1/10th of what it was one year ago

May 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Wyoming's snowpack is down to 22 percent of average compared to 220 percent at this time last year.
In its final snowpack report this week, the ... [more]

Lummis set to run for third term

May 22, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Lambasting federal spending and rulemaking as excessive, U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis announced her bid for a third term as Wyoming's lone member of the ... [more]

Digest

May 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Purcell to leave water job
CHEYENNE -- Mike Purcell is retiring as director of the Wyoming Water Development Office.
Gov. Matt Mead issued a statement ... [more]

Antler auction raises $90,000

May 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- The 45th annual Boy Scout Elk Antler Auction in Jackson has raised nearly $90,500, most of which will benefit the National Elk Refuge.
The refuge ... [more]

Tuesday notes

May 22, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Holiday housekeeping
First, a note on some Ranger business: The Ranger and Ranger Printers both will be closed Monday, May 28, in observance of ... [more]

Convenience comes with consequences

May 22, 2012 - By Walter Cook:  Ask any Wyoming angler about carp, and he or she probably will refer to a nasty, bottom-dwelling fish imported from Asia that crowds out native fish and ... [more]

Jovan C. Willow

May 22, 2012 - Staff:  Jovan C. Willow, 24, died Friday, May 18, 2012, in a one-vehicle accident east of Shoshoni.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Friday, May 25, at Rocky Mountain ... [more]

Today

May 22, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page-one story about the filing period for the primary election contained an incorrect date in the headline. The ... [more]

Wolverines consolation champs with Saturday 4-3 win over Central

May 20, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  By Bruce Tippets
Sports Editor

BIG HORN -- Freshman Tristan White scored on the final minute of overtime as Riverton High School knocked off Cheyenne ... [more]

Bergstedts call it a career after the longest coaching stint in RHS history

May 20, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Rick Bergstedt is the only head soccer coach the Riverton Lady Wolverines have ever had and his wife, Peggy, has been his assistant since the second year of ... [more]

Tigers finish third at 3-A state soccer

May 20, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  By Bruce Tippets
Sports Editor

BIG HORN -- Two early goals by Trapper Lee put the momentum on the side of Lander Valley High School in a 4-1 win vs. Buffalo ... [more]

Tiger girls fourth at state soccer

May 20, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  By Bruce Tippets
Sports Editor

BIG HORN -- A 3-2 win over Star Valley on Thursday afternoon in the opening round proved to be the highlight for Lander ... [more]

Pokes send fourteen to NCAA track

May 20, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  The top 48 athletes in each event advance to preliminary meets in the East and West regions.

LARAMIE--Fourteen University of Wyoming track and field ... [more]

Raiders take two from Rawlins

May 20, 2012 - Staff:  Although Friday's scheduled game with Casper was postponed because of weather, the Riverton Raiders played two Saturday at Roy Peck Field and swept the Rawlins ... [more]

Probe continues of bomb threat at tribal council

May 20, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The May 12 incident forced postponement of the controversial meeting for one week.
Authorities are continuing to investigate a bomb threat at the ... [more]

Mayor vetoes council vote awarding bid on DCI site

May 20, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness has vetoed a city council decision from May 15 that awarded a construction bid for the new Wyoming Department of Criminal ... [more]

CWC slashes nearly $1M; fundraiser's position eliminated

May 20, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  After more than two hours of discussion May 16, the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees approved a revised preliminary budget that makes room for cuts ... [more]

Science, Key Club, speech, track students representing RHS during summer travels

May 20, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Advanced science students at Riverton High School will have the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica during spring break 2013 to study the area's environment ... [more]

Baker seeks re-election in Ward 3; Thompson files

May 20, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The filing period for the Aug. 21 primary election runs through June 1.
The Riverton City Council election had its first candidate file for office on ... [more]

Weather station in Sinks helps forecast

May 20, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Equipment will assist in determining impact of winds on snowmelt, runoff
The National Weather Service in Riverton, with the help of several other ... [more]

Digest

May 20, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  Saturday work starts on Togwotee
Heavy road construction is continuing on the Rosie's Ridge section of U.S. 26/287 between Dubois in Fremont County and ... [more]

State roads projects need input

May 20, 2012 - Staff:  A series of state transportation planning information-sharing sessions has been scheduled throughout northwest Wyoming in May and early June, and citizens are ... [more]

Fallen officer remembered

May 20, 2012 - Staff:  Law enforcement officials recently remembered the 17th anniversary of the death of Fremont County Sheriff's Lt. Steve Crerar, who was fatally shot in the line ... [more]

Forest Service offers youth fishing event

May 20, 2012 - Staff:  Young anglers will have a chance to try their luck at fishing and learn about their environment when the Shoshone National Forest participates in two fishing ... [more]

More on drive-ins -1955

May 20, 2012 - Staff:  Readers provided more information about drive-in movie theaters in Fremont County following last week's photograph of the Knight Drive-In undergoing expansion ... [more]

Senate candidate wrote in agreement with Hitler

May 20, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- A Wyoming man who announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Friday has posted material on Facebook in recent months denigrating Jews and ... [more]

Russel D. Tofflemire Sr.

May 20, 2012 - Staff:  Former Riverton resident Russel D. Tofflemire Sr. died Monday, April 16, 2012, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Sioux Falls, S.D.
He was 74 ... [more]

Claire (Cameron) Norsworthy

May 20, 2012 - Staff:  Lander native Claire (Cameron) Norsworthy, 76, of Walla Walla, Wash., died Thursday, April 19, 2012.
A celebration of life service was Friday, April 27, at ... [more]

Arline N. Addison

May 20, 2012 - Staff:  Former Riverton resident Arline N. Addison died from lung cancer Saturday, May 12, 2012, at her home in Wheatland. She was 79.
As per her request, there ... [more]

Class mottoes

May 20, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  This year's graduates give it a go
Coming up with a life motto when you're 18 years old probably isn't priority No. 1, but our Fremont County high ... [more]

Living with the assault on education

May 20, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It began in the 1990s, and our schools have never been the same.
We were crowded into a kindergarten classroom on a warm Friday afternoon. Shoshoni had ... [more]

Rule creates 'poultry pirates'

May 20, 2012 - By Jack R. Lee, Riverton:  Editor:
Small farmer alert! Wyoming's Department of Agriculture unveiled its new poultry processing regulations at the farmers market conference held in ... [more]