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CWC sets budget; public TV down 7 percent

Sep 19, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The total budget is $56.6 million, a 1.6 percent increase compared to last year's $55.7 million.

The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees have ... [more]

Firefighting conditions improving; Alpine Lake blaze tops 40,000 acres

Sep 19, 2012 - From staff reports:  Cooler, calmer conditions are helping fire-suppression efforts at the Alpine Lake Fire in western Fremont County.
U.S. Forest Service Wind River Agency ... [more]

First West Nile virus case reported in county; it's sixth statewide this year

Sep 19, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Health confirmed Fremont County had its first reported human case of West Nile virus for the season.
The department's spokeswoman, ... [more]

Alpha announces coal job layoffs

Sep 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Coal producer Alpha Natural Resources said Tuesday that it was cutting production by 16 million tons and eliminating 1,200 jobs ... [more]

Digest

Sep 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  14 districts fail AYP
More Wyoming schools failed to meet federal education benchmarks last year.
Fourteen of Wyoming's 48 school districts and 180 ... [more]

Time for an auditorium

Sep 19, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  It is a matter both of necessity and community standing for Riverton High School

The words from Terry Snyder's mouth were music to the ears of ... [more]

Renoir mural getting new home

Sep 19, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  It's a sensible move likely to quell controversy

The older we get, the less likely we are to remember high school. The four formative years that ... [more]

Solid middle class key to the recovery

Sep 19, 2012 - By The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News:  As if Americans needed more evidence that the middle class is in decline, last week's Census report piled on the data: Only those at the top of the income ... [more]

Why have regulations in place if they aren't being enforced?

Sep 19, 2012 - James Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
I don't understand why a community would set rules and regulations in place and then just totally ignore them.
Houses being determined unlivable one ... [more]

Ruth D. Schneider

Sep 19, 2012 - Staff:  Ruth D. Schneider died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at her home on Lyons Valley Road, Lander. She was 93 years old.
A visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, ... [more]

Muriel B. Schaffer Reichardt

Sep 19, 2012 - Staff:  Muriel B. Schaffer Reichardt, of Lander, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at the home of her daughter Mary Jones in Lander. She was 95 years old.
A celebration ... [more]

Mary Linda White Jones

Sep 19, 2012 - Staff:  Mary Linda White Jones, formerly of Riverton, died Sept. 2, 2012, at Valley Hospital in Las Vegas. She was 64 years old.
Services will be Friday, Sept. 21, at ... [more]

Today

Sep 19, 2012 - Staff:  Births
SPOONHUNTER

A son was born to Martika Spoonhunter, of Riverton, at 2:02 p.m. March 1, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ... [more]

Top-ranked Shoshoni dominates Greybull spikers

Sep 19, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lady Blue play at Big Piney on Friday and Kemmerer on Saturday.

Fresh off winning the Lyman Invitational volleyball title Saturday, Shoshoni ... [more]

RHS boys, girls both take second at West 4-A golf; Ward runner-up by two

Sep 19, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wolverines will head to the Class 4-A state tournament this Friday, Sept. 21, and Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Three Crowns Golf Course in ... [more]

Wolverine volleyball team heads to Casper

Sep 19, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines volleyball team will begin a long three-day trip to Casper Thursday when they take on the Cheyenne Central Lady Thunderbirds in a ... [more]

Auction raises $2,600 for Tough Enough fund

Sep 19, 2012 - Staff:  Auctioneer Clyde Stone's image was reflected in a mirrored coat rack held by Shoshoni High School junior Jayden Haslam on Tuesday evening in a benefit auction ... [more]

Kister becomes second RHS swimmer to hit state 'Q' time

Sep 18, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Karissa Kister became the newest RHS Lady Wolverine swimmer to qualify for the state high school swim meet during the Riverton Invitational swim meet held ... [more]

Seventh-place showings for CWC men, women at home

Sep 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets Sports Editor:  Gillette college won the women's and men's team titles, and the University of Wyoming finished second in both.

Central Wyoming College sophomore ... [more]

Two victories keep Rustlers perfect in Region IX

Sep 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College won a pair of road Region IX volleyball matches Friday and Saturday to remain perfect in the league standings.
The Rustlers defeated ... [more]

Most Riverton schools come up short of 2012 AYP standard

Sep 18, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Education on Tuesday released 2012 Adequate Yearly Progress results for schools throughout the state.
AYP is the accountability ... [more]

Wolf hunting won't be legal on Wind River Reservation

Sep 18, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  When the state opens wolves to hunting next month following their planned delisting as an endangered species, the Wind River Indian Reservation will continue ... [more]

State populaton aging more quickly

Sep 18, 2012 - By Becky Orr, For The Associated Press:  By 2030, an estimated 32.2 percent of the state's population will be 60 years old or older.

Wyoming is starting to show its age, betrayed by a few ... [more]

Police: Teen was huffing before wreck

Sep 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  Officials cited Gentry Blackburn, 19, of Riverton, for driving under the influence and driving without a license at about 9:20 a.m. Saturday after he ... [more]

Hard braking cited in airplane wreck report

Sep 18, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The crop duster was damaged June 3 on a dirt airstrip in the Hidden Valley area.

A pilot's loss of control combined with excessive braking while ... [more]

House bill cuts $700M AML fund

Sep 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming stands to lose up to $700 million over the next decade under a six-month budget extension expected to win approval in Washington.
Last week, the U.S. ... [more]

SkyWest to replace Great Lakes in Laramie

Sep 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- SkyWest Airlines will begin offering flights at Laramie Regional Airport beginning Nov. 4.
Airport manager Jack Skinner said the St. George, ... [more]

Digest

Sep 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  New fire close to houses
PINEDALE -- Firefighters are trying to protect homes from a new wildfire burning in western Wyoming.
The Chall Creek Fire was ... [more]

Alpine Lake Fire is not simply a 'science project'

Sep 18, 2012 - Dan Durrelle, Riverton:  Editor:
Steven R. Peck's editorial in The Ranger the other day about the air pollution caused by the fire up by Sage Creek was on the money. I have read the ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Sep 18, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Hazy days
"Areas of smoke," says the weather forecast. One of those "areas" is the Wind River Basin, at least from the Midvale area to the mountains. ... [more]