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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]

Waste district needs process to deal with returned checks

Dec 20, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District Board of Directors is considering options on how to handle returned checks.
District superintendent Andy Frey ... [more]

Slower speed limits would 'really help' at Honor Farm, Hill Street

Dec 20, 2012 - Derrick Ehmler, Riverton:  Editor:
I drive from Riverton to Shoshoni and back all the time. To me, the biggest problem with the road along the Honor Farm intersection is the speed. I am ... [more]

Calculations

Dec 20, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Benghazi investigation will put the president's skills on display again

The sacrificial lambs are being served up as the dust settles on the ... [more]

Cameco donates $5,000 to St. Stephens school

Dec 20, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Uranium producer Cameco Resources ecently gave a $5,000 donation to the St. Stephen's Indian School south of Riverton.
St. Stephen's superintendent Michael ... [more]

Moms, men and football

Dec 20, 2012 - By Clair McFarland:  When I entered the work force of domesticity in high spirits, I was harboring the archaic belief that my peers -- the fellow moms -- would share my lack of ... [more]

Today

Dec 19, 2012 - Staff:  Births
McCABE

A son was born to Crystal ComesRunningBuck and Charles McCabe, of Lander, at 2:05 p.m. Nov. 4, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He ... [more]

Stephen C. Beemer

Dec 19, 2012 - Staff:  Stephen C. Beemer died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at his home. He was 64 years old.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at the Kingdom Hall ... [more]

Louise E. Kelly

Dec 19, 2012 - Staff:  Louise E. Kelly, of Riverton, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Wind River Heath Care. She was 84 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and no local funeral ... [more]

Tommie L. Romero

Dec 19, 2012 - Staff:  Tommie L. Romero, of Gillette, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at the Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette. He was 53 years old.
Funeral services will be ... [more]

Finding the words

Dec 19, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  President Obama's Newtown speech

In trying times, the President of the United States can find himself shouldering the duty of speaking to a troubled ... [more]

First they need to grieve

Dec 19, 2012 - By Gerald McKinstry, MCT:  NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Standing next to friends holding a sign that read "Peace for All, Pray for Newtown," Dan Fisher extended his two fingers in that universal ... [more]

Stores should not be open on Christmas

Dec 19, 2012 - Marlene Brower, Riverton:  Editor:
I have just found out that some grocery stores are going to be open on Christmas Day.
I want it to be known that I disagree with the stores being ... [more]

Digest

Dec 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Elk harvest down at refuge
JACKSON -- Hunters reported killing fewer than half the typical number of elk at the National Elk Refuge near Jackson this ... [more]

Most give UW an 'A' or 'B'

Dec 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A survey indicates that Wyoming residents are happy with how the University of Wyoming is being run.
A survey conducted in October by the Wyoming ... [more]

Delegation appears firm against assault rifle ban

Dec 19, 2012 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- The three members of Wyoming's congressional delegation appear committed to opposing any proposal to limit access to assault weapons.
President ... [more]

Shoshones join federal agency in opposing Arapahos on eagle kills

Dec 19, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  A federal agency and the Eastern Shoshone Tribe are urging a federal judge not to reconsider his recent ruling banning Northern Arapahos from killing bald ... [more]

Auditor says Riverton fiscal affairs are in good order

Dec 19, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton's audit report showed all financial statements to have complied with the U.S. Government Auditing Standards.
Dennis Tschacher of Mader ... [more]

New RHS class aims to build a house

Dec 19, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School students looking for an alternative to their traditional math classes may be interested in a new "geometry in construction" course coming ... [more]

Commissioners and legislators weigh issues ahead of 2013 session

Dec 19, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Participating for the first time was State Rep.-elect Nathan Winters of Thermopolis, whose redrawn district now includes Shoshoni.

Fremont County ... [more]

Martinez scores career-high 25 points for UW vs. Denver

Dec 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Luke Martinez didn't say a word about it.
But if the University of Wyoming senior guard had redemption on his mind after last year's game against Denver, he ... [more]

Natrona beats Riverton 39-24 in 4-A wrestling showdown

Dec 19, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Casper team won seven matches on the mat to Riverton's six, with one forfeit.

Casper Natrona collected four pins against Riverton High School to ... [more]

Shoshoni wrestlers take third place at Wright Duals meet

Dec 19, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coach Tony Truempler called Shoshoni's 43-38 victory on Saturday over Wright the best wrestling victory in the Wright Duals.
The win put the Wranglers third ... [more]

Riverwalk path gets reinforced

Dec 19, 2012 - Staff:  City of Riverton employee Dale Barrett used a front loader Wednesday to reinforce the bank of the Wind River on the Riverwalk property in south Riverton. City ... [more]

Rendezvous puts on Christmas show

Dec 18, 2012 - Staff:  Rendezvous Elementary School students performed "Old Man Winter's Icicle Follies" Thursday in the school gym. Dustin Mills got a leg up as he waited next to ... [more]

Broncos are keeping the horn blowing this season

Dec 18, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  I wonder what my neighbors Ron and Jan would think if I copied my brother-in-law?
As long as I can remember, Todd has been a big Denver Broncos fan. But I've ... [more]

Lander 120-pounder tops at weekend tourney

Dec 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Ty Alexander built on his fast start for Lander Valley High School by winning the "Best of the Best" wrestling title at 120 pounds Saturday at the Battle of ... [more]