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Yes, there's poetry in farm work

Sep 2, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  I'm thinking of the one that begins "For the want of a nail."

Maybe you are familiar with the poem "For Want of a Nail." The first three lines read ... [more]

Quilts of Valor on display

Sep 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  Ten quilts sewn by Central Wyoming College staff, students and faculty are on display in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Gallery.
In February, CWC employees ... [more]

The way it was: Democrats -- 1968

Sep 2, 2014 - Staff:  Of the five Democrats nominated for the Wyoming Legislature from Fremont County in 1968, not one was elected in November -- but there were other elections to ... [more]

Tribal names bigger election presence than previous years

Sep 2, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  Thanks to Fremont County, American Indians are a bigger presence in the 2014 general election than ever before.
The Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone ... [more]

Ivan Ray Pine Sr.

Sep 2, 2014 - Staff:  Ivan Ray Pine Sr. died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. He was 34 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at Great Plains Hall with a wake to follow. ... [more]

Lander hosts no-score relays to ease into girls swim season

Sep 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A big field of girls swim teams started the 2014 season Friday night at the Lander Relays.
The meet provided both Lander Valley High School coach Bruce ... [more]

When optimism goes, we're in trouble

Sep 2, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  A long time ago, maybe in the first Eisenhower administration, my precinct committeewoman taught me the unchanging rules of how to respond to public opinion ... [more]

Monster trucks head to Riverton

Sep 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Mega Monster Truck Tour will invade Riverton on Saturday at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.
"We are very excited to put on a quality monster truck and ... [more]

Volunteers make positive impact in children's lives

Sep 2, 2014 - Tess Kersenbrock, Make-A-Wish Wyoming, Casper:  Editor:
To volunteer your time is a direct investment into the community in which you are a part. Speaking to the belief that volunteering has a positive ... [more]

Riverton library awarded funding to repair leaky roof

Sep 2, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Branch Library has been awarded money to help cover the cost of fixing the building's roof.
When heavy snow or rain hits the area, the moisture ... [more]

Wild horse adoption set for Saturday at Honor Farm

Sep 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management and the Wyoming Honor Farm will host a wild horse and burro adoption Saturday in Riverton.
From 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, the ... [more]

Working and singing

Sep 2, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Being on the job has scratched the creative itch of many a singer or songwriter

When it comes to subject matter for songs, love beats everything ... [more]

100 Day Challenge aims to encourage positivity among reservation residents

Sep 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Residents of the Wind River Indian Reservation have been invited to take part in a 100 Day Community Challenge to spread positivity among area residents.
More ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Sep 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Yellowstone worker died by suicide
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Officials investigating the death of a Yellowstone National Park employee say the woman ... [more]

With Bohl, it's back to basics

Aug 29, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wyoming Cowboys open the football season Saturday.

First-year University of Wyoming coach Craig Bohl didn't waste any time installing a new ... [more]

Underclassmen key for Cougars as volleyball season opens in Lovell

Aug 29, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wind River Cougars ended a three-year absence at the Class 2-A state tournament last year, qualifying as a No. 4 seed for the big event in Casper.
Wind ... [more]

Good mix of youth, experience for SHS Wrangler volleyball

Aug 29, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Shoshoni Wranglers are on track to continue being a fixture volleyball team in the Class 2-A state bracket.
The Wranglers placed fourth at state in Casper ... [more]

Over time, morality has become face of public Christianity

Aug 29, 2014 - 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

Aug 29, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one story "Mayor and council races shape up for November; primary totals certified" should have said several ... [more]

During Capitol renovation, liquor warehouse might host Legislature

Aug 29, 2014 - By Trevor Brown, MCT News Service:  The state's old liquor warehouse is among the options being considered to host the 2016 and 2017 legislative sessions.
A planned renovation of the State ... [more]

Stringham, Savage to marry

Aug 29, 2014 - Staff:  Brenda Lee Savage and David Lee Stringham, both of Riverton, have announced their engagement.
The future bride is 1980 graduate of Wind River High School and ... [more]

Penzien, Hehr to wed Sept. 5

Aug 29, 2014 - Staff:  Jim and Phyllis Penzien of Riverton are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Teri Ann Penzien to Ryan Benjamin Hehr, the son of Bob and Jo Hehr ... [more]

Perryman, Amend wed June 28

Aug 29, 2014 - Staff:  Sady Lynn Perryman of Riverton and Rex Allen Amend of Los Angeles were married June 28 at Washington Park in Laramie.
Jeff Thompson officiated the ceremony. ... [more]

Habitat for Humanity receives $5K from First Interstate Bank

Aug 29, 2014 - From staff reports:  Funds will go toward the continued construction of the organization's 16th house in Fremont County.

Habitat for Humanity, Wind River Country recently ... [more]

Cross-country cyclists pass through Riverton

Aug 29, 2014 - By Tibby McDowell, Staff Writer:  A bicycle touring group passed through Riverton recently on Day 19 of a 50-day, 3,700-mile journey.
The cyclists are riding from coast to coast, starting in ... [more]

Previous writers correct, and stray marks a problem on election ballots

Aug 29, 2014 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
I agree whole heartedly with the Frank Tanner and Lew Diehl comments.
Mr. Tanner is so right about renaming Riverton "Weed City." ( [more]

Competent for trial isn't the point

Aug 29, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  We've got to make young people competent for parenting

The front page headline said "Woman accused in baby killing found competent for trial.''
Wait ... [more]

Medicaid expansion

Aug 29, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  His primary election won, the governor shows signs of wanting to solve the problem

Word comes this week from Cheyenne that Gov. Matt Mead, whose ... [more]

Digest

Aug 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Pastor actually shot himself
CENTENNIAL -- Wyoming law enforcement officials say a pastor who reported being shot and wounded in a struggle with a ... [more]

Wyoming woman killed in accident at Burning Man festival in Nevada

Aug 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BLACK ROCK DESERT, Nev. -- A 29-year-old Wyoming woman attending the Burning Man counterculture festival in Nevada died early Thursday after she was struck by a ... [more]