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McOmie recognized for his many years of public service

Apr 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Applause and whistles filled the War Bonnet room in the Best Western Inn at Lander when a speaker introduced Del McOmie as the guest of honor. The Fremont ... [more]

Digest

Apr 5, 2013 - Staff:  Holdaway earns excellence award
Ethel Holdaway, of Riverton, was one of five Amedisys hospice aides nationwide to earn the 2012 Spirit of Excellence ... [more]

RMS students named to recent honor roll

Apr 5, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton Middle School recently recognized the students who were named to the third quarter honor roll for the 2012-13 school year.

4.0 GPA
Eighth ... [more]

Poll: Most in U.S. favor relaxing marijuana laws

Apr 5, 2013 - By David Lauter, Tribune Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- A majority of Americans support legalizing marijuana, a new poll shows, with the change driven largely by a huge shift in how the baby boom ... [more]

Heritage Center will endure after 'Trapper Jake'

Apr 5, 2013 - Lew Diehl, Riverton:  Editor:
Thanks to the many people who have shown your concern and best wishes during the loss of "Trapper Jake" Korell. His loss was a great blow to us all ... [more]

Power in the poem

Apr 5, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  April is National Poetry Month, so consider a favorite verse -- or find one

We have no illusions about the modest observance of National Poetry Month, ... [more]

Digest

Apr 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Mountain pine beetle declines in state
CHEYENNE -- An aerial survey shows that the mountain pine beetle epidemic declined across Wyoming's forests last ... [more]

Ranchers, BLM settle suit on wild horses

Apr 5, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A legal settlement between ranchers and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management would reduce wild horse numbers by about half on more than 4,300 square ... [more]

Police arrest man wearing only 'a shirt and a smile' near RMH

Apr 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Steven Amos, 41, of Riverton, was arrested for indecent dress and exposure at about noon Thursday after reportedly leaving Riverton Memorial Hospital wearing ... [more]

Precipitation levels stay below average

Apr 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Snowpack in the Wind and Sweetwater river basins remains below average, but Riverton has seen more precipitation this year compared with last year, and ... [more]

Choir delivers message of hope through song

Apr 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Kuyasa Kids children's choir from the Kayamandi township in South Africa visited Wyoming this week with a message of hope and overcoming sorrow and loss ... [more]

WPBS sees 5 percent cut in fed funding

Apr 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The station's general manager says viewers won't notice a change.

Wyoming PBS general manager Ruby Calvert says viewers will not notice the effects ... [more]

CWC theater department preps for Hair

Apr 4, 2013 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College student Shanelle Anderson (back to camera) watched students, from left, Taylor Stagner, Sara Ludgate, Katie Wagner and Sarah Widdoss ... [more]

Reservation getting an American Legion team

Apr 4, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Mike Broadhead is moving ahead with his idea of having an American Legion baseball team for players from the Wind River Indian Reservation.
The Riverton ... [more]

RHS athletes ready to take spotlight at Roy Peck meet

Apr 4, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Events begin at 9 a.m. and should be finished by 5 p.m. at Wolverine Field.

The Wyoming high school track and field season is less than a month old, ... [more]

Today

Apr 4, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
FABRIZIUS

Mary Fabrizius, 89, of Riverton, died Thursday, April 4, at  Wind River Health Care. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, ... [more]

Jay Patrick Corbett

Apr 4, 2013 - Staff:  Jay Patrick Corbett, of Gunnison, Colo., died Saturday, March 23, 2013, as a result of accidental drowning while he was enjoying a vacation in Hawaii. He was ... [more]

Patty 'Pat' M. Petek

Apr 4, 2013 - Staff:  Patty "Pat" M. Petek died Tuesday, April 2, 2013, after a battle with leukemia. She was 79 years old.
An open house remembrance will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ... [more]

Google needs more than slap on wrist for invading privacy

Apr 4, 2013 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  By agreeing to a toothless invasion-of-privacy settlement with Google, federal and state authorities blew a chance to take a bolder stand against the Internet ... [more]

Writer's 'paranoia' short on facts and specifics

Apr 4, 2013 - Daniel Talley, Riverton:  Editor:
On Wednesday, March 27, The Ranger printed a letter to the editor by Mary Sue Shoup titled "U.S. being 'shafted' out of its money." In the letter, Ms. ... [more]

Is it spring yet? Calendar says yes

Apr 4, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  Is it spring yet?
The calendar says we turned the corner two weeks ago. But during that time we awoke four successive mornings to a new sifting of snow on ... [more]

Rankings on health

Apr 4, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fremont County gets slapped again from another time zone

Chalk up another low ranking for Fremont County on some out-of-state graduate student's ... [more]

Digest

Apr 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Supreme Court accepts Hill lawsuit
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court has agreed to hear the lawsuit filed by state schools Superintendent Cindy ... [more]

UW student loan default rate below national average

Apr 4, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The percentage of University of Wyoming students defaulting on federal loans is well below the national average, while five of the state's seven ... [more]

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]