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Crystal K. Mabbitt

Dec 13, 2012 - Staff:  Crystal K. Mabbitt, longtime Fremont County resident, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper surrounded by family. She was 62 ... [more]

Alex Pastor

Dec 13, 2012 - Staff:  Alex Pastor died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at his home following a lengthy illness. He was 77 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and memorial services will ... [more]

Auto glass repair shop opens in Riverton

Dec 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Owner said he has worked in the industry for about 20 years and wanted to venture out on his own.

Mike Hegwood is the newest business owner on a ... [more]

Woodworker wins third for kitchen design

Dec 13, 2012 - Staff:  Scott Robeson Custom Woodworking of Lander recently won third place at the Cabinet Makers Association's annual contest in the category of Kitchen, Face Frame, ... [more]

RHS students crowned Taco John's West-Mex Culinary Competition champions

Dec 13, 2012 - Staff:  Six teams representing five Wyoming high schools battled for first place in the West-Mex Culinary Competition held by Taco John's and the Wyoming Lodging and ... [more]

We will remember Mae

Dec 13, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  You don't expect a summertime story in the middle of December, but that's how my sister-in-law Mae comes to mind -- with thoughts of a warm, positive, and ... [more]

Obamacare is here to stay; now, let's make it better

Dec 13, 2012 - By John C. Goodman, For the MCT News Service:  After the recent election, virtually all commentators quickly concluded that the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is safe; Republicans can't stop it.
The ... [more]

A dismal show

Dec 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Another high-stakes budget stalemate makes Congress appear ridiculous

Last month's election was touted by some as a possible turning point in ... [more]

Digest

Dec 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Snowmobiling generates $175M
CHEYENNE -- A recent study by the University of Wyoming says snowmobiling generates more than $175 million a year for the ... [more]

Oil company fined $22,500 over deaths of migratory birds

Dec 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A Denver-based oil company has been fined $22,500 for the deaths of migratory birds at a subsidiary's fluid pits in Montana, Wyoming and ... [more]

Panel advises changes in education duties

Dec 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The action comes amid an ongoing rift between State Superintendent Cindy Hill and legislators.

CHEYENNE -- State public schools Superintendent Cindy ... [more]

Third suitor emerges for modular school building

Dec 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three local entities have expressed interest in a modular building offered for sale by Fremont County School District 25.
Fremont County, the City of ... [more]

State architects sizing up School District 25 facilities requirements

Dec 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton school administrators have met with architects hired by the state to assess capacity needs in six Wyoming districts.
Fremont County School District ... [more]

Burns, logging planned for 8,000 acres on Loop Road

Dec 13, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Shoshone National Forest Washakie District ranger Steve Schacht says the Forest Service is planning a fuel reduction and habitat improvement project along the ... [more]

State high court to hear appeal by Hudson teen

Dec 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal filed by the youngest defendant in the Hudson double homicide case who prosecutors are trying as an ... [more]

Rustler men 11-2 after dropping second on road

Dec 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College ended a stretch of men's basketball road games on a two-game losing streak after a 76-67 setback to Laramie County Community College ... [more]

Wranglers hosting basketball invitational Friday, Saturday

Dec 13, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Shoshoni boys and girls basketball teams host the annual Wrangler Invitational this Friday and Saturday. Four teams are invited all from the Class 1-A ... [more]

Riverton swimmers welcome teams for two home meets

Dec 13, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The pre-invite meet Friday begins with the diving event at 4 p.m. and the invitational meet Saturday begins at 9 a.m. again with the diving event first. ... [more]

Third-ranked RHS wrestlers to Worland

Dec 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School wrestling coach Jay Galey says he's impressed with the contributions of his younger athletes so far this season.
The sophomores mentioned ... [more]

Today

Dec 12, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page nine Community Calendar listing for the RHS/RMS Winter Band Concert should have said the concert is at 6 p.m. ... [more]

Shannon Rein Rhodd

Dec 12, 2012 - Staff:  Shannon Rein Rhodd, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 48 years old.
At her request, cremation has taken place ... [more]

Heather A. Philp

Dec 12, 2012 - Staff:  Heather A. Philp died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at her home in Riverton. She was 40 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and services were Thursday, Nov. 29, at ... [more]

Alma Grace Spruell

Dec 12, 2012 - Staff:  Alma Grace Spruell, formerly of Riverton, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. She was 84 years old.
At her request, cremation has taken place, and her remains have ... [more]

12/12/12

Dec 12, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  We are leaving the period of calendar oddities behind

An amusing part of life in the early years of our new century has been the calendar oddities ... [more]

It's a good time to see Pleiades

Dec 12, 2012 - By Carl Manning:  Nights have been getting longer, but that will change this month with the winter solstice, when the trend switches until June. December is usually a very cold ... [more]

Dec. 4 comments earn an 'Amen'

Dec 12, 2012 - Phyllis Gies, Riverton:  Editor:
"Amen" to Dan Wimp's letter in the Dec. 4 ... [more]

Discussion of modular building has been fun

Dec 12, 2012 - Steve Powers, Henderson, Nev.:  Editor:
I know this is not a very important opinion in the scheme of everything, but I have had fun reading about the old "modular" building in the school ... [more]

Digest

Dec 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Court to hear sentence appeal
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court is set to hear arguments from lawyers representing two Wyoming teenagers serving ... [more]

Under bill, suit could not be filed on rescuers

Dec 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  A Jackson lawmaker is sponsoring a bill that would make it nearly impossible to sue search and rescue volunteers individually in Wyoming.
Rep. Keith Gingery ... [more]

Early snow brings avalanches

Dec 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  They are small so far, with little cause for alarm.

CHEYENNE -- Big, new snow is already avalanching in the mountains around Jackson Hole, but that's ... [more]