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First ice, then art: Sculptors chisel creatively for WWWC competition

Feb 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  They were supposed to carve sculptures, but along two blocks on Riverton's Main Street on Saturday, a few chisels, chainsaws and files turned blocks of ice ... [more]

Today

Feb 1, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's page one story "Local lawmakers split on 'Hill bill'" the legislator representing Shoshoni should have been identified as ... [more]

Thomas E. Avery

Feb 1, 2013 - Staff:  Thomas E. Avery, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at his home after a battle with cancer. He was 85 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Nancy W. Galgerud

Feb 1, 2013 - Staff:  Nancy W. Galgerud, of Lander, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at home. She was 73 years old.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at New Hope ... [more]

Frank Herman Rossi

Feb 1, 2013 - Staff:  Frank Herman Rossi died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in Salt Lake City at the VA Hospital as a result of lung cancer. He was 64 years old.
A memorial celebration ... [more]

Students from St. Stephen's named to recent honor rolls

Feb 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  St. Stephen's Indian School announced the students named to recent honor rolls.

Second quarter
Principal honor roll (all A's and B's and only ... [more]

Foret and Batchelor to marry

Feb 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  Adrienne Leigh Foret, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Foret, is engaged to Tyler Batchelor, the son of Jackie and Louis Dickinson and Mr. and Mrs. Kerry ... [more]

Griewahn, Petersen wed June 30

Feb 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  Shirene Kathleen Griewahn and Douglas Allen Petersen, both of Riverton, were married June 30, 2012, at Diamond Cross Ranch in Moran. Michael Mills, the brother ... [more]

Achievers

Feb 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  Kinnear resident makes student list
STEPHENVILLE, Texas -- Devin Nicholls of Kinnear was recently named to Tarleton State University's Distinguished ... [more]

School officials: Rendezvous in need of another custodian

Feb 1, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Despite efforts to avoid adding staff at Rendezvous Elementary School this year, Riverton school administrators said they need more help cleaning up after the ... [more]

RHS assistant principal chosen for state award

Feb 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riverton High School assistant principal John Griffith was chosen for the Wyoming Assistant Principal of the Year this month through the National Association ... [more]

County students make academic lists at UW

Feb 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Fremont County on the 2012 fall semester academic dean's and dean's freshman honor roll.
The ... [more]

Consider a 'step down' approach to speed limit

Feb 1, 2013 - Edwin H. Amend, Riverton:  Editor:
Riverton traffic problems continue to make local news, with - recent coverage in The Ranger and on Casper's KCWY TV station. Serious, even fatal, ... [more]

Forget the game, what about the name?

Feb 1, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Is Sunday's pro football championship the Super Bowl or the Superbowl?

Every year at about this time, a question circulates through the newspaper ... [more]

Newspaper awards

Feb 1, 2013 - Staff:  We held our own with Wyoming's best

The Wyoming Press Association has completed its annual newspaper awards contest for the year, and Riverton ... [more]

Digest

Feb 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Abortion bill fails in committee
CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming State Senate committee has shot down a bill that would have required doctors performing ... [more]

Wyoming Senate kills Medicaid expansion

Feb 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate has killed a proposal to add about 17,600 low-income adults to the state's Medicaid program.
The Senate voted 22-8 against ... [more]

Obama nominates state attorney general for spot on federal appeals court

Feb 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- President Barack Obama has nominated Wyoming Attorney General Greg Phillips for a seat on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Phillips has ... [more]

Hill explains early announcement for governor

Feb 1, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two days after being stripped of most of her official duties, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill announced she will run for ... [more]

Young scientists impress judges during regional fair

Feb 1, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Hundreds of students from Fremont County joined their peers from around the region Monday at the West Central Regional Science Fair at Central Wyoming ... [more]

Man fired at car Thursday; search is on

Feb 1, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A man suspected in a reported weapon offense Thursday evening near Lander remained at large Friday, but authorities said the suspect is not a danger to the ... [more]

Court tosses out term limits in state

Feb 1, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court has sided with Secretary of State Max Maxfield in ruling that term limits for him and most other statewide elected ... [more]

Barnes gets 300-day sentence for death of Crowheart girl

Feb 1, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The man convicted of three misdemeanor charges in the 2011 death of a Wind River Elementary School student will serve roughly 10 months at the Fremont County ... [more]

Cowboys renew Colorado State series Saturday

Feb 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming men's basketball team renews the historic Border War on Saturday, as the Pokes square off with Colorado State at 5 p.m. in Moby ... [more]

Wind River girls pounded by Lovell

Feb 1, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- On paper, it was a battle of the two leaders in the Western Conference with the Class 2-A Southwest frontrunner Wind River girls hosting Lovell ... [more]

We aren't the Harbaughs, but my brother and I still manage

Feb 1, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Brotherly love has been hot topic this week during the hype that leads up to the Super Bowl.
For the first time in Super Bowl history, two brothers are the ... [more]

Top-ranked Lovell trounces Cougar boys

Feb 1, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wind River played Dubois Friday night in a doubleheader at Wolverine Gym.

PAVILLION -- It was a mismatch from pregame warmup Thursday in Pavillion ... [more]

RHS wrestlers win big over Laramie; Thon invite begins

Feb 1, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Freshman Steven Reinig took 46 seconds in the 138-pound class before he pinned Bridger Rardin in his varsity wrestling debut to lift Riverton High School to a ... [more]

New office for superintendent

Jan 31, 2013 - Staff:  Enforcement of Senate File 104 began this week when State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill was ordered to vacate her office at the Wyoming ... [more]

Cowgirls pound out 18-point win at New Mexico

Jan 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The University of Wyoming Cowgirls played the first 10 minutes in The Pit in Albuquerque, N.M., on Wednesday like they had never seen the place before.
Then ... [more]