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Shipley graduates from Harding

Dec 21, 2012 - From staff reports:  Benjamin Shipley of Lander was among the roughly 360 graduates who received a diploma at Harding University commencement exercises Dec. 15.
Shipley received a ... [more]

Holding out hope for white Christmas

Dec 21, 2012 - Matt Davis, Thornton, Colo.:  Editor:
I am sorry to read about the dry ground at Christmas time in Riverton this year. When I was a kid there we used to sled hour after hour in the snow. ... [more]

Code of ethics a good idea for Arapahos

Dec 21, 2012 - Harold P. Frazier, Riverton:  Editor:
In the Dec. 8 edition of The Ranger, Nolan Friday made a proposal of a code of ethics and principles. This is a good idea for our Northern Arapaho ... [more]

Santa letters a sweet, enjoyable duty

Dec 21, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Over the past week, members of The Ranger news staff have collaborated on the job of typing more than 700 letters to Santa Claus from local children.
We have ... [more]

Drill lease buyout plan still well short of goal

Dec 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A land conservation group said it is $750,000 short of meeting a year-end deadline to raise $8.75 million to buy out and permanently retire gas ... [more]

Digest

Dec 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Arraignment planned in kidnapping
CODY -- A Montana man charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting an 11-year-old Cody girl is set for arraignment ... [more]

Here comes the sun

Dec 21, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  On solstice day the upward climb begins

As of today, we have left summer as far behind us as possible on our planet. Winter, it seems, is here.
The ... [more]

Solid waste disposal staff awarded safety bonuses

Dec 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District Board unanimously approved $11,456 in safety award bonuses for district employees.
Each of the waste disposal ... [more]

City hears pitch on developing a new skate park

Dec 21, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association approached the Riverton City Council with a proposal to build a new skate park in Riverton.
"We humbly ask for ... [more]

Churches plan busy Christmas lineups

Dec 21, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Annual Community Christmas Day Dinner sponsored is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Christmas Day at St. Margaret's Catholic Church Gym on East Park ... [more]

Boy suspended for bringing a gun to school

Dec 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- A Casper teen has been suspended for bringing a loaded handgun to school.
The unidentified student brought the gun to Kelly Walsh High School ... [more]

Fire wrecks trailer house, but no injuries

Dec 21, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton firefighters responded at about 11:15 p.m. Thursday to a structure fire at 134 Comanche Court.
No one was injured in the blaze, though several people ... [more]

Riverton band students put on winter concert

Dec 20, 2012 - Staff:  Student musicians from Riverton middle and high schools presented their winter band concert Monday night at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater. The RHS ... [more]

Three RHS grid assistants not returning, Hill confirms

Dec 20, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School head football coach Jeremy McCormick, the 2012 Class 3-A East coach of the year, has chosen to bring back just five of eight assistant ... [more]

Look for Cowboys to fight for high seed in Mountain West

Dec 20, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  University of Wyoming men's basketball coach Larry Shyatt has given me hope the Cowboys are going to be contenders this year in the tough Mountain West ... [more]

RHS mid-pack at invite

Dec 20, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Wolverines will travel to Lander for a previously unscheduled dual meet this Friday.

The versatile Eli Horyza raced to a second-place finish in ... [more]

Benghazi report pulls no punches on findings

Dec 20, 2012 - By The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News:  Independent investigators pulled no punches in their report on the security breach in Benghazi that left Libyan Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other ... [more]

Digest

Dec 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Wolves need buffer zone, say activists
CHEYENNE -- A conservation group is calling on state and federal officials to create no-shooting zones around ... [more]

Moment of silence set for Friday

Dec 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead is calling on Wyoming citizens to observe a moment of silence and remembrance to honor the victims of last weeks' shooting rampage at ... [more]

Man pleads guilty to bank robberies after escape

Dec 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- A Utah man has pleaded guilty to holding up banks in four states after being released from jail to go to the dentist.
Thirty-two-year-old Joshua ... [more]

Judge denies tribe request on bald eagles

Dec 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge has denied a request from the Northern Arapaho Tribe to reconsider his recent ruling that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acted ... [more]

Wreck west of Riverton sends two to hospital

Dec 20, 2012 - From staff reports:  Two pickup trucks collided west of Riverton on a cold Thursday morning, with two people reported to have been transported to Riverton Memorial Hospital. ... [more]

Arapahoe marks first-ever AYP school performance

Dec 20, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 38 made Adequate Yearly Progress for the 2011-12 academic year -- a first for the Arapahoe district. 
"That's very huge for our ... [more]

County revenue, assets both up for fiscal year

Dec 20, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County government saw a $1.1 million increase in net assets and a $5.3 million increase in revenue in the last fiscal year, according to a recent ... [more]

Navigating the world of tax IDs

Dec 20, 2012 - By Margie Rowell:  Question --"My banker said I need a 'tax ID' to open a bank account for my new business. What is that, and where do I get one?
-- Sabrina, ... [more]

Encana gives $4,000 to American Red Cross of Wyoming

Dec 20, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. granted the American Red Cross of Wyoming $4,000 to provide disaster relief services to victims of man-made or natural disasters in ... [more]

Mary E. Speyer

Dec 20, 2012 - Staff:  Mary E. Speyer died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at the Mountain View Regional Hospital in Casper. She was 73 years old.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. ... [more]

Anna Blair

Dec 20, 2012 - Staff:  Anna Blair, longtime resident of Riverton, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at her family's home in Springville, Utah. She was 85 years old.
A private service was ... [more]

Today

Dec 20, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the page four story "Injury Prevention Resources names new executive director" should have said after living in Montana ... [more]

Lyle W. Ingold

Dec 20, 2012 - Staff:  Lyle W. Ingold, of Dubois, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at Wind River Health Care in Riverton. He was 83 years old. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. ... [more]