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Huge tribal land 'buyback' is next part of Cobell deal

Dec 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- U.S. government officials are launching a $1.9 billion American Indian land buyback program now that a nearly 17-year lawsuit over more ... [more]

Council allows chickens in city limits

Dec 23, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Chickens are here to stay.
The Riverton City Council voted Tuesday to allow residents to own chickens within city limits.
City staff proposed a list of ... [more]

Classroom to North Pole

Dec 23, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A lot of children wrote to Santa from school this year, crafting their wish lists during letter-writing events that teachers organized in preparation for the ... [more]

Washington and Cowboys Ride Second-Half Surge to Down Gaucho

Dec 21, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE - The University of Wyoming men's basketball team matched its best start in team history by winning its 12th-consecutive game with a 56-40 victory over ... [more]

St. Margarets presents annual Christmas pageant

Dec 21, 2012 - Staff:  Seventy-two St. Margaret's School pupils presented their annual Christmas pageant Thursday night in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center ... [more]

CWC students collect items for food bank

Dec 21, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College student senate president Garret Von Krosigk, right, and student senator Rory Ashdown delivered about 500 pounds of food to the ... [more]

Tiger wrestlers stick Class 4-A Kelly Walsh

Dec 21, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School put down seven pins Thursday night in a 54-30 non-conference wrestling victory over Casper Kelly Walsh at Bob Carey Memorial ... [more]

Brown eager to play in home state vs. Pokes

Dec 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  To say Taran Brown is excited about Friday night would be an understatement.
The Gillette product and redshirt freshman forward for the UC-Santa Barbara men's ... [more]

SHS girls win low-scoring game

Dec 21, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The win gives the Wrangler girls a season sweep over Burlington.

SHOSHONI -- Shoshoni moved to 9-2 on the girls basketball season with a 34-21 win ... [more]

Burlington makes it tough on Wranglers

Dec 21, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  SHOSHONI -- Burlington remained unbeaten with a convincing 66-31 win over Shoshoni Thursday night. The loss drops the Wrangler boys to 6-5 on the season with a ... [more]

Rustler women put up 1-2 record on Florida hoops trip

Dec 21, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College completed its journey to Palm Beach, Fla., with a 1-2 record in a three-day women's basketball tournament.
Behind 14 blocks from ... [more]

Today

Dec 21, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
CAVANESS

Donald Howard Cavaness, 66, died Saturday, Dec. 19, at his home near Riverton. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. ... [more]

Geraldine A. Pollock

Dec 21, 2012 - Staff:  Geraldine A. Pollock, of Riverton, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, where she underwent surgery before her passing. She was ... [more]

Citizen award goes to son of police captain

Dec 21, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton police chief Mike Broadhead presented Taylor Murphy, 11, with a police chief special recognition citation Thursday for saving the life of a 6-year-old ... [more]

Jacobson named to dean's list

Dec 21, 2012 - From staff reports:  Jeri Kay Jacobson of rural Riverton was recently named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa, where she also ... [more]

Soroptimists donate about $100 to shelter

Dec 21, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Soroptimist International of Riverton recently collected $101.50 in loose change donations at the Rocky Mountain Region District III & IV Meeting and ... [more]

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]