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Approval of optional sales tax shows confidence in the future

Nov 15, 2012 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
Wow talk about an early Christmas! What an exciting time for Riverton and Fremont County. The successful end to the 1 percent sales tax campaign. I ... [more]

Room for excellence

Nov 15, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Joe Meyer's reassuring words

Former Wyoming congressman, Secretary of Defense and Vice President of the United States (yes, we put "Wyoming ... [more]

Life on 'Planet Wyoming'

Nov 15, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  The holiday is past, but I'm remembering a small boy about age 5 who rang our doorbell on Halloween. He sent my thinking into an orbit of its own.
I always ... [more]

Testy Obama blasts critics of ambassador Susan Rice

Nov 15, 2012 - By Ben Feller, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Setting an unflinching tone for his second term, President Barack Obama on Wednesday accused two top Republicans senators of lobbing outrageous ... [more]

Game & Fish adjusting well to wolf management

Nov 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has had no difficulty taking over monitoring wolves outside Yellowstone National Park since the federal ... [more]

Digest

Nov 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Election results certified
CHEYENNE -- The State Canvassing Board has certified Wyoming's election results.
The board met Wednesday at the State ... [more]

Hill: Critical report is product of 'good ol' boys' wanting an appointed superintendent

Nov 15, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The Wyoming State Superintendent of Public Instruction sharply rejected the conclusions of a report criticizing her department's performance, accusing her ... [more]

Chopper ambulance crashes after hitting power line in rural area

Nov 15, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County Sheriff's deputies responded at about 8 a.m. Thursday to reports of a downed aircraft about 45 miles east of Riverton near the Lucky Mc Uranium ... [more]

Big water tank project on hold until warmer weather

Nov 15, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The engineers and contractors working to build a 2 million gallon water storage tank near Airport Road met Tuesday with the Riverton City Council to explain ... [more]

Hudson suspects allowed limited contact

Nov 15, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  One is expected to give birth this month, and the couple needs to pick out a name and decide where to place the child.

A judge has granted a motion ... [more]

Player who sparked CWC v-ball trouble apologizes

Nov 15, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  One of the two Central Wyoming College volleyball players whose ineligibility forced the team to vacate wins for the 2010, 2011 and 2012 seasons has written a ... [more]

State rests case in child's death; driver will testify

Nov 15, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Defense attorneys representing William Dean Barnes are requesting the Lander resident be acquitted. 
Devon Petersen submitted the motion to Lander 9th ... [more]

RHS girls basketball players begin practice

Nov 14, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton High School girls basketball player Annie Phister went against Bree Olson during practice on Tuesday night at Wolverine Gym. The Wolverines started ... [more]

Main Street highway sign gets new light

Nov 14, 2012 - Staff:  Casper Electric employee Cody Carpenter rode high over a new sign he held in place Tuesday while co-workers Ryan Waterbury and Paden Burman attached and wired ... [more]

Today

Nov 14, 2012 - Staff:  Births
CASPER

A son was born to Cortney and Dyllan Casper, of Lander, at 7:45 p.m. Oct. 15, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ... [more]

Betty J. (Fleak) Blumenshine

Nov 14, 2012 - Staff:  Betty J. (Fleak) Blumenshine, of Riverton, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton following a lengthy illness. She was 79 ... [more]

Environmental groups sue over wolves

Nov 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service never should have accepted a wolf-management plan that allows the state of Wyoming to classify the animals as ... [more]

Obamacare ought to be repealed 'ASAP'

Nov 14, 2012 - Carl and Annette Baxter, Riverton:  Editor:
In response to Mr. Kent Sidney's letter published in the Oct. 26 Ranger, we are pleased that he thinks "Obamacare" is such a good thing. That's great ... [more]

Obama, GOP can find reasons to work together

Nov 14, 2012 - By The Dallas Morning News Services:  So for all that cash (billions) spent to fund all that campaigning (relentless) and all those ads (millions), what do we get? The same president, the same ... [more]

Leonid meteors visible Saturday

Nov 14, 2012 - By Carl Manning:  Daylight Saving Time has ended, so we get a little more morning light, but evening is upon me before I get off work. It is just a little bit shocking that ... [more]

Pronghorn pathways

Nov 14, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Highway overpasses and underpasses for critters may well be needed in Fremont County

The construction of man-made pathways to accommodate the ... [more]

Digest

Nov 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  G&F warns of nets in Flaming Gorge
GREEN RIVER -- The Wyoming Department of Game and Fish is warning anglers not to disturb any nets they may find in ... [more]

Education reforms to take longer to implement

Nov 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's effort to make its public school students better prepared for college and careers may take up to two years longer to fully implement, ... [more]

More trouble for ex-Powell hospital boss

Nov 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- Two men accused of defrauding Powell Valley Healthcare in Wyoming are now accused of also defrauding a hospital in Indiana.
Federal court documents ... [more]

Wind tax credit nears expiration date

Nov 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The fate of a tax credit that advocates say is needed to maintain tens of thousands of wind energy jobs will be decided during high-stakes, last-minute ... [more]

UW has 439 county students

Nov 14, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The state's only four-year university also employs 93 people in Fremont County.

University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan visited Fremont County ... [more]

Revised data show RMS made 'safe harbor' after all

Nov 14, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Adequate Yearly Progress results for Riverton Middle School have been modified and now show that the school is making Safe Harbor for 2012.
School District 25 ... [more]

County commissioners opt for prescription co-pay plan

Nov 14, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The vote was 4-1 to approve the plan change, with Commissioner Pat Hickerson casting the lone nay vote.
 
Beginning Jan. 1, employees who use the ... [more]

Trial starts for man who struck girl at bus stop

Nov 14, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County deputy attorney Kathy Kavanagh described Makayla Marie Strahle, 11, as a girl excited for her school dance.
"She walked out the door that day ... [more]

Two Dubois spikers all-state

Nov 14, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Seniors Rachelle Leseberg and Katherine Finley earned the postseason honor for the Rams.

Katherine Finley and Rachelle Leseberg were instrumental in ... [more]