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CWC loan default task force working on a new strategy to help students

Nov 1, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College is working to lower the number of local students who default on loans through the federal government.
Statistics show 25 percent of ... [more]

Today

Oct 31, 2012 - Staff:  Births
KEELE

A son was born to Wanda Peden and Thomas Keele Sr., of Riverton, at 4:50 p.m. Sept. 29, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

John W. Hampton

Oct 31, 2012 - Staff:  John W. Hampton, of Lander, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Wind River Health Care in Riverton. He was 72 years old.
Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 19, ... [more]

Tigers second at state swim meet

Oct 31, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School closed the gap in the swimming pool with Jackson on Saturday in Gillette, but the Tigers settled for a second-place finish in the ... [more]

Senior Kristen Bailey named all-state

Oct 31, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton Wolverine senior volleyball player Kristen Bailey was named to the Class 4-A all-state team, the Wyoming Coaches Association announced.
Bailey joins ... [more]

Rams to host Midwest in 6-man semifinals

Oct 31, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  There is an old adage in Wyoming prep football: To win in November, you'd better be able to run the ball.
With that in mind no team runs the ball like the ... [more]

Defense key for CWC basketball team in new season

Oct 31, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shelby Lindley was asked Monday by Central Wyoming College to be the men's head basketball coach for the 2012-13 season.
Lindley and his CWC players start ... [more]

Riverton students trick-or-treating for a cause

Oct 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  The ELIMINATE Project aims to protect 129 million mothers and future babies around the world.

Riverton High School Key Club members and Riverton ... [more]

Officials address traffic issues at Rendezvous

Oct 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Efforts to address traffic issues at Rendezvous Elementary School have resulted in significantly improved safety during student drop-off and pick-up times, ... [more]

CWC cohort groups helping more students complete their programs

Oct 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Students involved in learning community cohort groups at Central Wyoming College are more likely to succeed in school according to officials, who presented ... [more]

Shelley is a 'tremendous' candidate for Legislature

Oct 31, 2012 - Helen Potts, Riverton:  Editor:
The Ranger has given readers an opportunity to submit for publication letters of support for citizens seeking election to Wyoming governmental ... [more]

Main and Hill

Oct 31, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  A traffic light there seems a good idea, along with a lower speed limit

Thoughtful, observant, concerned people have raised the issue of placing a ... [more]

Young voters feeling less engaged

Oct 31, 2012 - By Tony Pugh, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- The love affair between young voters and President Barack Obama that ignited his candidacy in 2008 and powered him to the White House seems like a ... [more]

Several seats unopposed in Nov. 6 election

Oct 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Several candidates from Fremont County are running unopposed this year for elected positions ranging from state legislator to city council representative.
In ... [more]

Libertarian candidate a third option in HD 55

Oct 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Libertarian Bethany Baldes of Riverton said people who feel disenfranchised by the Republican and Democratic parties should vote for her to represent them in ... [more]

UW intern to help city determine fate of downtown lot

Oct 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has recruited a University of Wyoming intern to determine the best use for the city's recently acquired property at 422 E. Main ... [more]

Solid waste board set to discuss expiring rez trash contract

Oct 31, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting next week to discuss solid waste management on the Wind River ... [more]

City teachers thankful for smaller classes

Oct 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton's kindergarten through second-grade teachers have been enjoying the smaller class sizes they experienced this year because of the relocation of all ... [more]

Panel suggests BLM sterilize wild horses

Oct 31, 2012 - By Shannon Dininny, The Associated Press:  The mustang populations can double naturally within five years if left unchecked.

SALT LAKE CITY -- The federal agency charged with managing wild ... [more]

Second-graders present Halloween Spooktacular

Oct 31, 2012 - Staff:  Aspen Park Elementary School second-graders presented their October musical "Halloween Spooktacular" before a crowded gymnasium audience Tuesday. Above, ... [more]

Faculty senate recommends UW Postpone Y Cross sale five years

Oct 31, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A resolution by the University of Wyoming Faculty Senate hasn't swayed school administrators from their plan to sell a southeast Wyoming ranch the ... [more]

Digest

Oct 31, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Hunters approaching first wolf quota
CHEYENNE -- Hunters are more than halfway toward meeting the quota for Wyoming's first wolf hunt since the animals ... [more]

RMS puts on a play

Oct 30, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton Middle School students Brittany Dweyer, Michelle Allen, Sydney Wehr and Celeste Ashdown listened during a dramatic moment of their circus melodrama ... [more]

Today

Oct 30, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger the page one story "Four moose poached near Hudson" should have said the moose were poached on private land within ... [more]

Florence 'Pug' Ella Lanouette

Oct 30, 2012 - Staff:  Florence "Pug" Ella Lanouette Jacobs, of Lander, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. She was 82 years old.
A celebration of life was Saturday, Oct. 20, at Mt. Hope ... [more]

Wayne L. Delorme

Oct 30, 2012 - Staff:  Wayne L. Delorme, of St. Stephens, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper surrounded by his family. He was 65 years old.
Memorial ... [more]

Rodeo royalty coronation ball Nov. 10

Oct 30, 2012 - Staff:  The 2013 Fremont County Fair and Rodeo Royalty will kick off the 2013 year with their coronation event, "Celebrating 100 Years With Cowboys and Angels," on ... [more]

Digest

Oct 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Body found near Laramie ID'd
LARAMIE -- Authorities have identified a 55-year-old woman whose body was found by a sheepherder north of Laramie in ... [more]

Some residents want a truck ban on Teton Pass

Oct 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Some Teton County residents want semitrailers banned from using Teton Pass until transportation officials can ensure the safety of the steep mountain ... [more]

Inmate sues state for $15 million

Oct 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming prison inmate is suing the state for re-sentencing that led to the loss of his possessions.
Inmate Michael Patterson is seeking $15 ... [more]