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1 percent sales tax kicks in Monday

Mar 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Sales tax rates in Fremont County will increase to 5 percent from 4 percent on Monday, five months after voters approved an optional 1 percent sales tax in ... [more]

Wolverine boys suffer first loss of soccer season, 1-0 to Gillette

Mar 29, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton stands 1-1-2 on the soccer season

Playing without much enthusiasm Thursday afternoon against a quality team, the Riverton High School boys ... [more]

Speedy Gillette girls down Riverton 2-0 in Thursday soccer match

Mar 29, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines made a long, one-day trip to Gillette and fell Thursday to the Lady Camels 2-0 in a Class 4-A non-conference soccer match.
With ... [more]

Good weather, good performances at WR track

Mar 29, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- Weather for the 54th Wind River Track Invitational will be ranked among the best ever to bless a March track meet in Wyoming. With temperatures in ... [more]

Little League gearing up for 2013 season

Mar 29, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton hosts the district tournament in July.

Riverton Little League baseball president Jason Muehler believes this year is going to be a ... [more]

Today

Mar 29, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page seven community calendar item for an Easter egg hunt should have said the event is at 1 p.m. Saturday at ... [more]

Lillian LeGro

Mar 29, 2013 - Staff:  Lillian LeGro, of Riverton, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013. She was 103 years old.
At her request, cremation has taken place, and a memorial service will be ... [more]

Betty J. (Wall) Higgley

Mar 29, 2013 - Staff:  Betty J. (Wall) Higgley died Monday, March 25, 2013, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. She was 86 years old.
Viewing will be Monday, April 1, at ... [more]

Frank Vigil Sr.

Mar 29, 2013 - Staff:  Frank Vigil Sr., 77, of Riverton, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at the Riverton Memorial Hospital surrounded by family and loved ones.
Funeral services will ... [more]

Lain G. Mathson

Mar 29, 2013 - Staff:  Lain G. Mathson, of Dubois, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 6 years old.
A viewing will be 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, ... [more]

Riverton High School junior wins first at state FBLA conference

Mar 29, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riverton High School junior Samuel Plush won first place in the business calculations test at the state Future Business Leaders of America conference. He was ... [more]

Search continues for director of pioneer museum

Mar 29, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Museums Board decided to restart the hunt after rejecting all three finalists.

The search for a new Fremont County Pioneer Museum ... [more]

DAR chapter honors member

Mar 29, 2013 - From staff reports:  As part of Women's History Month, the Fremont County chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution honored Betty McAleenan, a chapter member and World War II ... [more]

More than 160 county students compete in state math contest

Mar 29, 2013 - Staff:  The 2013 Wolsborn-Drazovitch State Math contest took place at Central Wyoming College.

More than 160 county students gathered at Central Wyoming ... [more]

Johnson retirement tightens '14 race

Mar 29, 2013 - By Michael A. Memoli, MCT Washington Bureau:  At least five of 21 Democratic Senate seats on the ballot in 2014 will not include an incumbent. Two Republican senators have announced retirement ... [more]

First order of business for 1 percent money: potholes

Mar 29, 2013 - Jim Calyer, Riverton:  Editor:
Here is my advice on the first order of business in spending money from the 1 percent sales tax when it kicks in next month.
One word: potholes. ... [more]

Children's museum

Mar 29, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Planners of such a facility in Riverton have a fine idea

A very worthwhile idea is encompassed in Riverton by the planning for a museum-style ... [more]

Digest

Mar 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Police: Woman shot while fleeing
CASPER -- Investigators believe a Casper man shot and killed his wife as she sought help at a neighbor's ... [more]

Hearing set on development

Mar 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Critics are mobilizing to oppose a planned subdivision that developers are proposing along a scenic river in far western Wyoming.
Developer Dan ... [more]

New UW chief plans to do fundraising personally

Mar 29, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Robert Sternberg, the incoming president of the University of Wyoming, said an important part of his job will be to find other sources of revenue to ... [more]

Already in prison for separate crime, woman to be charged in death of 7-week-old boy

Mar 29, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When Crystal Lynn Dresser, 28, of Riverton, is released from federal prison on an unrelated matter in May, she will be arrested on a Fremont County warrant for ... [more]

Parents file suit in case of RHS girl killed in wreck

Mar 29, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The parents of a Riverton teen who was killed two years ago in a crash on North Federal Boulevard have filed a wrongful death suit against the grandparents of ... [more]

Women top men in leadership roles at CWC

Mar 29, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The college's labor force is predominantly white, with 4 percent of employees saying they are Hispanic, and 4 percent marking the American Indian/Alaskan ... [more]

Shoshones plan big expansion of casino near Lander

Mar 29, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Shoshone Rose Casino is planning a $38 million expansion that would triple the number of games, create a water park, and possibly add a bar.
With the ... [more]

Today

Mar 28, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page one story "Dubois boy's death called 'tragic accident'" should have said "County officials are ... [more]

Crystal Johnson

Mar 28, 2013 - Staff:  Crystal Johnson died Thursday, March 21, 2013, at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City surrounded by family. She was 43 years old.
Funeral ... [more]

Riverton Chamber of Commerce selects four new board members

Mar 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Chamber of Commerce has elected four new board members: Tom Powell of Strathmore Minerals, Karla Borders of Hampton Inn & Suites, Mike Becker of ... [more]

CWC professor appointed to state film incentive committee

Mar 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College professor of film Jeremy Nielsen has been appointed to the Wyoming Film Industry financial incentive review committee.
Nielsen, who ... [more]

Fat Boy menu features fresh, homemade items

Mar 28, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Bob and Patty Fullmer expected their new restaurant to be popular in Riverton, but they didn't anticipate the number of customers they have seen since opening ... [more]

Consumers have right to know if food was altered genetically

Mar 28, 2013 - By The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News:  A California ballot measure last fall to require labeling of genetically engineered foods was poorly drafted and, fortunately, failed at the polls. But we ... [more]