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Hunters kill griz they say was charging

Nov 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  MOOSE -- Hunters shot and killed a grizzly bear in Grand Teton National Park.
The park says that members of an elk hunting party opened fire on the adult male ... [more]

State wants more motorists to report hazards

Nov 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Transportation is looking to expand participation in a program where motorists report hazardous road and weather ... [more]

CWC events drew more than 184,000 people in 2011

Nov 23, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Use of Central Wyoming College facilities was up in 2011 compared to previous years according to Ron Granger, CWC's vice president of administrative ... [more]

Holiday shopping begins a day early for some businesses

Nov 23, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Black Friday came early to Riverton this year, with several stores welcoming customers on Thanksgiving instead of waiting for the busiest shopping day of the ... [more]

City to convert vacant lot into 'green space'

Nov 23, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has decided to apply to the Brownfields Assistance Program for funds to be used for removing further contamination at the vacant, ... [more]

Jenkins set to cut plea deal in Hudson killings

Nov 23, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The agreement, if accepted, would dismiss some charges and reduce his prison term.
 
Another defendant in the November 2011 Hudson double homicide ... [more]

Today

Nov 21, 2012 - Staff:  Births
JOHNSON

A son was born to Joleen Johnson, of Riverton, at 9:55 a.m. Oct. 7, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds. ... [more]

Richard Thompson

Nov 21, 2012 - Staff:  Richard Thompson died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at his home in Riverton with his wife and loved ones by his side. He was 79 years old.
At his request cremation ... [more]

Tillman L. 'Tim' Graham

Nov 21, 2012 - Staff:  Tillman L. "Tim" Graham, the father of Dennis Graham of Riverton, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Tenderheart Assisted Living in Evanston where he had lived ... [more]

Dominic 'Dom' Geboe

Nov 21, 2012 - Staff:  Dominic "Dom" Geboe died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Scottsbluff, Neb. He was 41 years old.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at St. Stephen's ... [more]

The big general's big blunder

Nov 21, 2012 - The News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.):  Petraeus never should have let his guard down

Powerful man, beguiling woman: The combination has been sabotaging national interests since the days of ... [more]

Hurrah for the pie

Nov 21, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Lydia Child's comforting holiday words

The best-known words about Thanksgiving Day in America were written by the American writer and editor Lydia ... [more]

Timing of the CWC volleyball crisis seems questionable

Nov 21, 2012 - Richard May, Riverton:  Editor:
After reading in The Ranger about the CWC volleyball program, I and a lot of other folks feel bad about what has happened.
This thing has really ... [more]

Digest

Nov 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Aircraft search in fourth day
CHEYENNE -- The search for a small plane missing in western Wyoming is now in its fourth day.
The Sublette County ... [more]

State joins U.S. alliance to up college graduation rate

Nov 21, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming is joining an alliance of states working to increase the number of students successfully completing college.
Gov. Matt Mead announced ... [more]

Layoffs raise doubts on coal mine's longevity

Nov 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- With dozens of workers set to be laid off early next year, a southeastern Montana coal mine faces an uncertain future as an internal ... [more]

Kids make the most of new Wednesday school format

Nov 21, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton students have been enjoying their mornings at school while teachers meet in professional learning communities every Wednesday (see related story).
At ... [more]

Late-start Wednesdays

Nov 21, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton teachers said they got what they always wanted this year -- time to talk about their jobs with their peers.
Fremont County School District 25 ... [more]

Key Club takes free meal orders through 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving

Nov 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Residents who wish to have a free Thanksgiving meal delivered by the Riverton High School Key club can place orders trough 10 a.m. Thursday and still receive ... [more]

Defendant says 'not guilty' to murder charge in Lander death

Nov 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The defendant accused of shooting and killing his cousin and of sexually assaulting a woman in September pleaded his innocence in court Tuesday ... [more]

Trash station picture stabilizing; use and revenues both rise

Nov 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Use of Fremont County's trash transfer stations continues to grow countywide.
"It looks like to me it's working fairly well," Fremont County Solid Waste ... [more]

WIMS downs Shoshoni in showdown between top middle school teams

Nov 21, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- In a battle of unbeaten middle school teams Tuesday, Wyoming Indian pulled away from Shoshoni for a 60-35 win at home.
Entering the game both teams ... [more]

Rustlers go on 21-0 run in lopsided win Tuesday

Nov 21, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Armani Flannigan hammered a dunk on a breakaway to launch a spectacular 21-0 run at the end of the first half for Central Wyoming College to take control of ... [more]

Balanced game for CWC women in 66-40 win over Rocky Mountain JV

Nov 21, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College established an inside presence right away vs. the Rocky Mountain College junior varsity women's basketball team to post a 66-40 victory ... [more]

County artists showcase work at Arts in Action craft fair

Nov 20, 2012 - Staff:  Monte Simon, a craft vendor from Rapid City, S.D., organized his metal mobiles during the annual Arts in Action craft fair Saturday at the Fremont County ... [more]

Rams dominate all-state team for 6-man football

Nov 20, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After winning its first 6-man state football championship this season, Dubois put seven players on the 2012 all-state team.
Dubois all-state players are ... [more]

Thumbs up for the knuckler, and the men who throw it

Nov 20, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Forgive me for going all sciencey about baseball. But it may be best to have a bit of physics explain just what a knuckleball is.
"The knuckleball is perhaps ... [more]

Today

Nov 20, 2012 - Staff:  Births
JENKINS

A son was born to Ana Ybarra and Jude Jenkins, of Riverton, at 3:06 p.m. Oct. 12, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Maxine C. (Blubaugh) Farris

Nov 20, 2012 - Staff:  Maxine C. (Blubaugh) Farris, longtime Lander resident, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at her son's home in West Linn, Ore. She was 92 years old.
Memorial ... [more]

Not your average city meeting

Nov 20, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  I've heard a lot of negative comments stemming from the Oct. 9 work session at Riverton City Hall.
The meeting was advertised as an opportunity to talk about ... [more]