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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]

CWC assistant professor's research gaining attention

Sep 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  The research of a Central Wyoming College anthropology and history professor is gaining attention.
An article by CWC assistant professor Todd Guenther is one ... [more]

Digest

Sep 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  Campground reopens
The Lower Wind River Campground at Boysen State Park in Cheyenne has reopened following construction work, and road repairs and ... [more]

The way it was: LVHS cross country -- 1995

Sep 30, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton had the star runner in 1995, but Lander had the stronger team. The Tigers hosted their home meet of the season in the week summer turned to fall.
As ... [more]