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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]

Tough Enough to be a Wolverine

Sep 18, 2012 - By Jeremy Hill:  Be part of the effort at Friday's RHS football game

Cresting Beaver Rim as I dropped down from Sweetwater Station in mid-July, an overwhelming sense ... [more]

Clinics offering flu vaccine to veterans

Sep 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Sheridan VAMC and its seven Community Based Outpatient Clinics have flu vaccine available for veterans. Veterans can go to any VA clinic or drive through ... [more]

Joseph R. 'Joe' Armstrong

Sep 18, 2012 - Staff:  Joseph R. "Joe" Armstrong, of Riverton, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at his home in Riverton. He was 93 years old.
Celebration of life services were Saturday, ... [more]

Sandra J. 'Sammy' Comer

Sep 18, 2012 - Staff:  Sandra J. "Sammy" Comer, formerly of Riverton, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, in Salt Lake City after a hard battle with pulmonary arterial hypertension. She ... [more]

Today

Sep 18, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
COMER

Sandra Comer, 63, formerly of Riverton, died Saturday, Sept. 8, in Salt Lake City.

MYHRE
Lucas Michael Myhre, 27, died ... [more]

CWC rodeo season opens

Sep 18, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College cowboy Stetson Jorgensen didn't stay aboard his saddle bronc Sunday at the Rustler Roundup Rodeo at the Fremont County Fairgrounds in ... [more]

Initial charge 'murder two' for suspect in Thursday night killing

Sep 16, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man remains in jail on a second-degree murder charge after a judge on Friday set his bond at $1 million cash, accused of shooting and killing a man ... [more]

Dad piloting crashed plane was warned of conditions, report shows

Sep 16, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Federal investigation into a deadly October 2010 plane crash has revealed the pilot's flight instructor had warned the pilot about high altitude and mountain ... [more]

Ready for the Rustler

Sep 16, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  CWC rodeo riders count on calm prep before the chutes open

Rodeo is known to be an action-packed, high-energy sport that requires quick thinking and ... [more]

Alpine Lake Fire tops 23,000 acres in smoky day for Riverton Valley

Sep 16, 2012 - From staff reports:  Firefighters conducted an intentional 'burn-out' to strengthen the containment line.

Officials on Saturday measured the Alpine Lake Fire northwest of ... [more]

Term limit case to be heard by court Oct. 24

Sep 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The Wyoming Supreme Court has set a date to hear arguments in a lawsuit by the secretary of state challenging term limits for himself and other statewide ... [more]

Gathering focuses on growing ag industry

Sep 16, 2012 - From staff reports:  Strengthening agriculture by addressing barriers, analyzing risks and adding value is the focus of the Wind River Agriculture Summit happening Sept. 20-21 on ... [more]