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Four-year graduation rate in state falls fourth straight year

May 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The percentage of Wyoming high school students failing to graduate after four years declined for the fourth consecutive year last year.
In one ... [more]

James Howard Huff Jr.

May 23, 2014 - Staff:  James Howard Huff Jr. died of natural causes Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at his home in Lander where he lived with his son and daughter-in-law. He was 96 years ... [more]

Lyman Leroy 'Roy' Hinck

May 23, 2014 - Staff:  Lyman Leroy "Roy" Hinck, of Cheyenne, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Cheyenne. He was 81 years old.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at ... [more]

This weekend, let us pause with peace

May 23, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Memorial Day has its roots in the complexities of war.

Some dads tell their kids about the wars they fought.
My dad, Bob Peck, didn't.
He was ... [more]

Justice center bids opened; all come in at, or near, $5 million project estimate

May 23, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Bids opened Thursday for the Riverton justice center came in near or below the estimated cost of just less than $5 million.
Fremont County Commissioner ... [more]

No new filings Thursday; one week remains

May 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one filed Thursday for political offices affecting Fremont County.
The field includes candidates for federal, state and local seats.
The formal filing ... [more]

Montana moving closer to wolf quota for landowners

May 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana landowners could kill a combined 100 gray wolves annually if the predators are perceived to pose a threat to humans or domestic ... [more]

Saltwater Classic marks 40th year

May 22, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Six former Saltwater Classic golf champions have bolstered the field for the 40th annual tournament Saturday through Monday at the Riverton Country Club.
The ... [more]

Two Riverton golfers have never missed a Saltwater Classic in city

May 22, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton golfers Al Ward and Mel Fausset are preparing this week to play in their 40th straight Saltwater Classic at the Riverton Country Club.
Club pro ... [more]

Today

May 22, 2014 - Staff:  Births
HARTENSTEIN

A daughter was born to Danielle Nichole and Adam Helb Hartenstein, of Lander, at 1:57 p.m. March 7, 2014, at Lander Regional ... [more]

Zanmai Sushi expanding services in Lander

May 22, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Zanmai Sushi is looking at ways to expand its services in Lander after opening a little more than a month ago.
Owner Sophal Ek said the traditional Japanese ... [more]

Dog's story touching, but people need help as well

May 22, 2014 - Jenny Lardner, Riverton:  Editor:
I have read the letters to the editor about the abandoned dog on Cooper Road and all the concern that came pouring out of everyone for it. But all I ... [more]

Letting prized racehorse wear nasal strip is a no-brainer

May 22, 2014 - By Newsday:  Who would have guessed a little nasal strip could ease the respiration of so many?
California Chrome, it was announced Monday, can wear his ersatz Breathe ... [more]

No time left for arguments

May 22, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  With four kids in the stroller, time is too precious

It has been pointed out to me that I must be very busy -- by nearly everyone I've encountered ... [more]

The community room

May 22, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  A versatile and well-used facility seeks a citizen boost for needed improvements

The familiar, popular -- and useful -- community room at the Riverton ... [more]

Digest

May 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man drowns in Guernsey Reservoir
GUERNSEY -- A 21-year-old Scottsbluff, Nebraska, man has drowned in Guernsey Reservoir.
Platte County Sheriff Steve ... [more]

Liam and Sophia top baby names

May 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Liam again topped the list of names that Wyoming parents gave their newborn boys last year.
Liam was No. 1 in 2012, also.
According to the Wyoming Department ... [more]

State considers firing squad for executions

May 22, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Prompted by the shortages of available drugs for lethal injections, Wyoming lawmakers are considering changing state law to permit execution of ... [more]

Don't expect quick bonanza from lottery, CEO cautions

May 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- Wyoming's lottery chief has low initial revenue expectations as the games make their debut in the state.
"It's not going to be a whole lot in the ... [more]

FCAG won't merge operations with transportation entity

May 22, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Association of Governments has decided not to merge its organization with the Wind River Transportation Authority -- an organization managed ... [more]

College passes new budget; Sinks Canyon position cut

May 22, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees approved its fiscal year 2015 budget Wednesday during a regular meeting in Riverton.
The budget includes a ... [more]

Another HD 33 candidate files; Lummis is in

May 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County recorded three new candidate filings Wednesday.
U.S. Rep.Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., submitted her paperwork for re-election. She will face Jason ... [more]

Charge stands against past museum boss

May 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A judge dropped the case against a former Pioneer Museum employee who had been charged with helping his boss steal $29,000 of material from the Lander ... [more]

High runoff coming, but BuRec now downplays risk

May 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  Snow runoff into Wind River and Bighorn Basin reservoirs still is predicted to be well above average for the rest of the spring into mid-summer, but a federal ... [more]

Karen P. Gunnison

May 22, 2014 - Staff:  Karen P. Gunnison, of Riverton, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River Center. She was 80 years old.
Cremation has taken ... [more]

Ann G. Clark

May 22, 2014 - Staff:  Ann G. Clark died Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital in Germantown, Tenn. She was 62 years old.
Memorial services are ... [more]

Lander girls carry top record into state soccer

May 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Tigers closed out the regular season with a 10-game winning streak.

The best record in the Class 3-A girls soccer regular season was ... [more]

Sixteen Riverton Wolverines set for state 4-A track in Casper

May 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Wolverines doubled their number of Class 4-A state track qualifiers from a year ago.The Wolverines have 16 going to state this weekend in Casper. ... [more]

RHS boys open state soccer Thursday vs. Central

May 21, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  While breaking their final practice huddle of the year at Wolverine Field Tuesday evening, the Riverton High School boys soccer team yelled "Championship!" as ... [more]

Today

May 21, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the page one story "Campbell challenged in HD 34; two file vs. Case for state senate" should have said Dubois Mayor ... [more]