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Wolverines host Lander on mats Thursday night

Feb 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  It's the final regular season match for Riverton before hosting the Class 4-A West Regional Feb. 15-16.

Heavyweight wrestler Dawson Steeds was the ... [more]


Feb 5, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the page A-9 cutline should have said Russ Kobbe and Rob Heller joined forces on an ice sculpture rendition of the ... [more]

Patrick M. Martin

Feb 5, 2013 - Staff:  Patrick M. Martin, formerly of Riverton, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, in Centennial, Colo. He was 67 years old.
Cremation as taken place, and a memorial ... [more]

Family planning services allowed to seek funding, grants for another year

Feb 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After answering a variety of tough questions, Fremont County Family Planning Services gained the Fremont County Commission's approval to seek funding for ... [more]

New law on superintendent sidesteps the constitution

Feb 5, 2013 - Alex Wolfer, Riverton:  Editor:
The Constitution of the State of Wyoming mandates that the elected superintendent of public instruction supervise the public schools. The following is ... [more]

Give people a chance at a job they want

Feb 5, 2013 - Trevon Stevens, Riverton:  Editor:
People should be able to have a job that they like. If people don't like their job they might not do a good job.
I know not everyone can have a job ... [more]

GOP's immigration divide

Feb 5, 2013 - By Charles Babington, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The immigration debate is threatening to split the Republican Party, pitting those who focus mainly on presidential elections against those who ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 5, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Here comes the sun
This week -- the first full week of February -- is when winter begins to look a bit less like winter and a bit more like spring.
The ... [more]


Feb 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Committee approves Hathaway bill
CHEYENNE -- The Senate Education Committee has endorsed a bill that would add to the requirements for applying for the ... [more]

State Education Board opposes electing members

Feb 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming State Board of Education has voted to oppose the idea of having some of its members elected.
Currently, 12 of the 13 board members are ... [more]

Annual count of trumpeter swans starting this week

Feb 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is conducting an aerial survey for trumpeter swans and other waterfowl in the Pacific Flyway portion of western ... [more]

Agency backs controls on coal power plants

Feb 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  If approved, the measures likely would take years to complete.

CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's consumer watchdog agency has approved environmental controls for ... [more]

School, RPD cooperated on 'end of the world' worries

Feb 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  School officials are thanking the Riverton Police Department for helping to ensure student safety in the face of unsubstantiated rumors.
Fremont County School ... [more]

Dry summer, dry fall and dry winter

Feb 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Grazers keeping an anxious eye on range moisture conditions

Last year's drought caused problems for ranchers and continues to cast uncertainty on ... [more]

Masons named new WWWC royalty as big weekend wraps

Feb 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Next year's Wild West Winter Carnival king and queen are Scott and Darla Mason of Riverton.
The royal couple was crowned on Saturday evening after a day ... [more]

Recreation board receives unusually high number of grant applications

Feb 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton is among the applicants, requesting $80,000 for a "green space" downtown.

The amount of money recently requested by the City of ... [more]

Lander on five-game win streak as final home stand arrives

Feb 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A five-game boys basketball road trip for Lander Valley High School has resulted in a five-game winning streak.
The LVHS Tigers beat Lyman 62-48 on Friday ... [more]

Wranglers near top of JV field at Ron Thon Invitational

Feb 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shoshoni High School wrestlers finished second in the team standings Saturday in the junior varsity wrestling division of the Ron Thon Invitational at Riverton ... [more]

Looking for a safer way with guns

Feb 3, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  The numbers are unacceptable to everyone -- Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative, black, white or brown, gun owner or not.

On April 9, ... [more]

We're not so different from mice

Feb 3, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  Mass hysteria affects both species about the same way.

The old adage it's always greener on the other side has been proven time and time again since ... [more]

High rents contribute to poverty and homelessness

Feb 3, 2013 - Nancy and Lloyd Eckstein, Riverton:  Editor:
As people who work with feeding the low income in Fremont County, we have seen a sad trend starting.
Landlords who have put rent up so high that our ... [more]

National holiday

Feb 3, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Official or not, Sunday fills the bill

Try this idea on for size: The holiday season isn't over yet.
Presidential proclamations and Congressional ... [more]

Another razor-thin loss for Riverton girls

Feb 3, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Remember the song from Three Dog Night called "One is the Loneliest Number"?
RHS Lady Wolverine girls basketball coach Ron Porter does, except he thinks ... [more]

Chief girls defeat Riverside, Greybull in conference play

Feb 3, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Indian Lady Chiefs picked up a pair of wins over Class 2-A Northwest opponents this weekend. It was easy at home on Friday with a 60-27 win over ... [more]

Southwest conference split for Shoshoni girls

Feb 3, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The Wranglers stand 2-5 in league play with a single conference game remaining.

The Shoshoni girls picked up a split in Class 2-A Southwest ... [more]

Wranglers whip Kemmerer after Friday heartbreaker

Feb 3, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Shoshoni moved to 2-5 in legue play with a single conference game left.

Shoshoni came within a single point of sweeping into third place in the ... [more]

One easy win, one tough one for Wyoming Indian boys on weekend

Feb 3, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Indian's boys pitched a shutout in the opening period Friday night at Ethete, limiting Riverside to just two missed free throws in the opening eight ... [more]

Young Cougar boys surprise Dubois

Feb 3, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Wind River stunned visiting Dubois Friday night at Pavillion with an entertaining 68-57 win over the Rams.
The DHS boys had a decided height advantage, and ... [more]

Wind River drops struggling DHS girls

Feb 3, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It's the kind of game that sometimes can't be avoided. Class 2-A contender Wind River hosted an inexperienced Dubois squad Friday at Pavillion and rolled ... [more]

Wolverine boys crush Green River

Feb 3, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Xavier Webb was 5-5 on 2-point shots and 5-7 on 3-pointers for Riverton.

Riverton High School's boys basketball team, currently ranked third in ... [more]