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Shannon Brockie

Oct 3, 2012 - Staff:  Shannon Brockie died Monday, Sept. 27, 2012, in Riverton.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Kuper Memorial Cemetery in Chinook, Mont. A ... [more]

Bervadon L. Mitchell

Oct 3, 2012 - Staff:  Bervadon L. Mitchell died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, in Casper. She was 81 years old.
A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Davis ... [more]

Wyoming group loses first ruling in FEC suit

Oct 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- A federal judge has denied a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit filed by a Wyoming grassroots group challenging Federal Election Commission ... [more]

Today

Oct 3, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BROCKIE

Shannon Brockie died Monday, Sept. 27, in Riverton. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Kuper Memorial Cemetery in ... [more]

Riverton census figure was wrong

Oct 2, 2012 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Riverton's 2010 population was bigger than reported initially by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Ahead of its first estimate of the populations of Wyoming cities, ... [more]

Schools, county join effort to keep misdemeanor juvenile offenders in school

Oct 2, 2012 - By Christina George and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  The Fremont County Attorney's Office and other local agencies are teaming up with area school districts to offer educational services for juveniles arrested ... [more]

4,300 miles on pedal power is goal of Canadian cyclist as she heads to Nicaragua

Oct 2, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When Stephanie Solverson pedaled her bike into Riverton on Thursday, Sept. 27, she was already two weeks into a months-long trip from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, ... [more]

High court won't hear challenge to roadless rule

Oct 2, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Fremont County has about 50 square miles of land under the strictest regulation against road construction.

CHEYENNE -- Environmental groups hailed the ... [more]

Digest

Oct 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Meyer among UW honorees
LARAMIE -- State Treasurer Joe Meyer is among three University of Wyoming graduates who will receive distinguished alumni awards ... [more]

UW might keep presidential finalists secret until job filled

Oct 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is considering a more confidential approach in how it searches for a new president.
In the past, UW has ... [more]

State part of wild horse roundup

Oct 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  SALT LAKE CITY -- Wyoming is one of six states, where federal officials started rounding up thousands of wild horses and burros. The roundups will take place ... [more]

Gas power plant to go forward

Oct 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved plans to build a natural gas-fired power plant in Cheyenne.
Black Hills Corp. said Monday ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Oct 2, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Two flips to go
We've reached a new month, the 10th of 2012. Just two more flips of the calendar this year. The month is young, but we're already ... [more]

Is Mitt Romney a superstar?

Oct 2, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wednesday night brings the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney. There will be two others later this ... [more]

Now that Mitt Romney has released some tax returns ...

Oct 2, 2012 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Editor:
If Mitt Romney has to show his tax returns to Obama, then why don't Obama show his real birth certificate to Romney, where he was really ... [more]

Eila E. Gould

Oct 2, 2012 - Staff:  Eila E. Gould, of Riverton, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at her home in Riverton. She was 74 years old.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. ... [more]

Sharon Y. Ford

Oct 2, 2012 - Staff:  Sharon Y. Ford died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at her home. She was 67 years old.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at Davis Funeral Home. ... [more]

Tommy R. Vechnak

Oct 2, 2012 - Staff:  Tommy R. Vechnak, of Riverton, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 66 years old.
Visitation of family and friends will be 8 ... [more]

Today

Oct 2, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the page one quotation graphic in the "Culture of Compassion" story should have said Cheryl Mowry is the Riverton ... [more]

Improving Tigers face big road test in Buffalo

Oct 2, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Taking care of the football is an important reason Lander Valley High School is 1-1 in the Class 3-A East conference after a difficult start to the ... [more]

Adam Greenberg finally gets his chance at the plate

Oct 2, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  By the time you are reading this, chances are that Adam Greenberg will have completed his boyhood dream -- a dream tragically placed on hold seven years ... [more]

RHS tennis teams 12th and 14th at state tournament

Oct 2, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School's girls won three consolation tennis matches Thursday through Saturday at the state tournament in Gillette.
In the No. 1 singles ... [more]

RJFL 49ers play the Packers

Oct 2, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton Junior Football League running back Caden Werbelow of the 49ers was tackled by Dillon Fabricius (53) of the Packers two weeks ago in a regular-season ... [more]

Culture of compassion

Sep 30, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Bullying awareness central to early-year work in District 25

Riverton teachers are working to prevent bullying in the city's middle and high schools ... [more]

Road back from injury continues for Joe Metzler

Sep 30, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  He didn't even see it coming. The senior linebacker rolled to his left to shut down Wind River's toss sweep, and the tight end hit him hard on a legal ... [more]

Root plans to leave the school board

Sep 30, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 trustee Marissa Root has shared her intention to step down from the board, but she will not officially leave her post until ... [more]

Sheriff's office urges motorists to use care when near school buses

Sep 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office has received a total of 10 calls this fall about motorists who are passing stopped school buses despite the fact that the ... [more]

County to replace decade-old cardiac monitors

Sep 30, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The 10 new devices will be paid for with money from a grant and enterprise fund.

The Fremont County Commission approved a request from the emergency ... [more]

Group organizes Empty Bowls fundraiser

Sep 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Lander Care & Share Food Bank has scheduled their Empty Bowls "Soup 'n More" fundrasier for 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6. The event is sponsored by the ... [more]

Great Plains Utilities Organization to begin service, billing in October

Sep 30, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The organization will cover various water and wastewater services for customers spanning from the Arapahoe-Great Plains areas to Beaver Creek ... [more]