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Commissioners review indigent burial policies

Apr 4, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  State statute requires counties to pay the funeral costs of people who cannot provide for themselves.

The Fremont County Commission is looking to ... [more]

Gardening expo to feature workshops, vendors, concessions

Apr 4, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Gardeners, grill meisters and everyone who likes good, local food will find something of interest at this year's Gardening and Backyard Living Expo.
The ... [more]

County population continues to grow

Apr 4, 2013 - Staff:  Wyoming's 10 most-populous counties (2012 estimate)

1. Laramie County -- 92,487
2. Natrona County -- 76,356
3. Campbell County -- 47874
4. ... [more]

City council ups water, sewer and sanitation rates

Apr 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council voted Tuesday to raise utility rates for residents, approving a 4 percent hike in water fees and a 2 percent increase to sewer and ... [more]

RHS alumna enjoying fast-pitch club at UW

Apr 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Hannah Soll developed a passion for playing on the diamond when she was on the Riverton U.S. Energy girls fast-pitch team in high school.
Soll, now a ... [more]

RHS coming off losses to play Casper Natrona

Apr 3, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Although most Riverton High School students are on spring break, the RHS boys and girls soccer teams have been on the pitch and are set to play Thursday.
The ... [more]

I should have gone with Big East

Apr 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  My NCAA men's bracket for the tournament is finished, which is bad, considering the Final Four hasn't even started.
Even worse, I filled out two brackets ... [more]

Today

Apr 3, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page one photo cutline should have said Ryannen Rose Behan counted her eggs after the Riverton Chamber of Commerce ... [more]

Cady Marie Hammers

Apr 3, 2013 - Staff:  Cady Marie Hammers died Monday, April 1, 2013, at her home. She was 17 years old.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the Dubois ... [more]

O'Dell R. Shakespeare

Apr 3, 2013 - Staff:  O'Dell R. Shakespeare, of Arapahoe, died Sunday, March 31, 2013, at the Lander Regional Hospital. He was 69 years old.
A rosary will be Wednesday, April 3, at ... [more]

Sequester causing pain -- for Congress

Apr 3, 2013 - Nance Shelsta, Riverton:  Here's a certainty: No one will suggest budget sequestration again for a long, long time.

Think the automatic budget cuts Congress ordered at the ... [more]

Please keep trees among the options for North Federal

Apr 3, 2013 - Nance Shelsta, Riverton:  Editor:
I was disappointed to read that trees were left out of the North Federal reconstruction project in Riverton.
Trees would add some natural beauty to ... [more]

The rattling saber

Apr 3, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  North Korea's 20-something leader had better hope the U.S. doesn't take him at his word

Check the word "bellicose" in a thesaurus, and you'll find ... [more]

Digest

Apr 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Halfway house escapees found
CASPER -- Two men who failed to return to a Casper halfway house have been captured.
Officers in St. Louis picked up ... [more]

Plows clear roughly four miles of Yellowstone road

Apr 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- About four miles of roadway have been cleared by snow plows on the east side of Yellowstone National Park.
The Wyoming Department ... [more]

New Mexico man admits to burning down Hitching Post

Apr 3, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A New Mexico man pleaded guilty Monday to arson and conspiracy charges in the 2010 fire that destroyed a landmark hotel in Cheyenne.
Robert ... [more]

Group designing District 24 facility has four seats open

Apr 3, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 24 is still looking for individuals to participate in a design charrette Thursday for its new facility.
"We have four spaces ... [more]

County officials debate gun restrictions

Apr 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton police chief Mike Broadhead and Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett take a stance against certain bans.

Riverton police chief Mike ... [more]

Vets receive a warm welcome home

Apr 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  An extended warm welcome was given to war veterans, young and old, Monday at the REACH Foundation Club House in Riverton as part of Wyoming Welcome Home Day. ... [more]

Police arrest Ohio man with link to 1974 disappearance in Fremont County

Apr 3, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Authorities arrested an Ohio man Tuesday for charges in connection with a stolen vehicle belonging to a man who went missing in Fremont County nearly 40 years ... [more]

Easter bunny makes a delivery

Apr 2, 2013 - Staff:  Classic Lifeguard air medic Scott Greenwood lost control of his candy laden basket after exiting the company's helicopter that airlifted him to the Riverton ... [more]

Casey at the Bat takes spotlight on the diamond

Apr 2, 2013 - Staff:  The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine that day:
The score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play,
And then when Cooney died at ... [more]

Miller takes regional lead in saddle bronc competition

Apr 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After the Torrington rodeo, the Rustlers will compete in the Casper College rodeo.

Colton Miller and Cooper Clemens placed high for Central Wyoming ... [more]

CWC women win title at Colorado State rodeo

Apr 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kaylee Burnett won her first women's rodeo all-around title this year on Saturday at the Colorado State event.
Burnett piled up 215 points for the Central ... [more]

Today

Apr 2, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
CORBETT

Jay Patrick Corbett, 37, of Gunnison, Colo., died Saturday, March 23, as a result of accidental drowning while he was enjoying a ... [more]

Guy W. Forbis

Apr 2, 2013 - Staff:  Guy W. Forbis, of Riverton, died Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. He was 80 years old.
A memorial service with military ... [more]

Robert 'Bob' Hernandez

Apr 2, 2013 - Staff:  Robert "Bob" Hernandez, formerly of Fremont County, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, in Phoenix.
Services have taken place.
Robert Hernandez grew up in Riverton ... [more]

No serious injuries in Pavillion fire

Apr 2, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was seriously injured in an Easter morning structure fire that damaged the roof of a home on Pavillion Road.
Fire officials said a wood stove in the ... [more]

Wyoming Retirement System fires chief investment officer

Apr 2, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Retirement System on Monday fired its chief investment officer following federal insider trading charges on transactions that predate ... [more]

Studies look to develop Wyoming wind energy for Colorado use

Apr 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Two studies suggest that Wyoming and Colorado would benefit by coordinating development of wind energy and power lines.
One study by the University ... [more]