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Volunteer board slots changed from one- to four-year terms

Oct 5, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council voted Tuesday to initiate four-year terms for volunteers serving on local boards and committees.
Before now, members of the city's ... [more]

Littering at rez trash stations concerns solid waste district

Oct 5, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  It's not just the 100-plus tons of garbage collected in a month at the Fort Washakie trash transfer station -- generating practically nothing in user fees -- ... [more]

Man killed outside bar when run over by pickup truck

Oct 5, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Preliminary reports stated that the driver of the truck didn't know 21-year-old Sterling Blackburn was underneath.

The Riverton Police Department is ... [more]

Residents help with probe into airplane wreckage find

Oct 5, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office has continued its investigation into the discovery of an airplane's tail section Wednesday in the Willow Creek drainage ... [more]

Top general: Insider attacks wrenching, but not decisive

Oct 5, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Attacks on international forces by Afghan soldiers and police are disheartening but will not diminish the United States' commitment in Afghanistan, ... [more]

Conservation group to buy out mineral leases near park

Oct 5, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A land conservation group has reached a long-sought agreement to prevent a gas drilling project near a southern approach to Jackson Hole and Grand ... [more]

First snow of season arrives in southeastern Wyoming

Oct 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Parts of southeastern Wyoming are getting their first snowfall of the season.
Light snow was falling in Douglas and Torrington on Friday morning ... [more]

Digest

Oct 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  14 workplace deaths so far
A state official says 14 workers have died in Wyoming so far this year.
State workplace epidemiologist Mack Sewell says ... [more]

Drop in a coat

Oct 5, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Coats for Kids and Coats for Folks boxes around town need filling

We offer a good word for the annual Kiwanis Coats for Kids, or Coats for Folks, ... [more]

Welcoming younger people

Oct 5, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The key might be cultivating an inner focus

In listening to local political debates, I always wonder at candidates' answers when they relate their ... [more]

AML dollars going to projects with minerals and energy ties

Oct 5, 2012 - Chad Baldwin, Laramie:  Dear Editor:
Your story in Thursday's paper -- "Bebout: AML loss might be forever" -- correctly notes that the University of Wyoming has benefitted ... [more]

Romney did an about-face in the debate

Oct 5, 2012 - By The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News:  The Mitt Romney who shone in Wednesday night's debate was the moderate Massachusetts governor, not the condescending presidential candidate who spent the past ... [more]

City resident selected for acclaimed jazz program

Oct 5, 2012 - Staff:  Tyler Gilmore, 30, of Riverton, is one of 39 students selected by audition from an applicant pool of more than 258, who just started New England Conservatory's ... [more]

Green receives white coat at UW School of Pharmacy event

Oct 5, 2012 - Staff:  The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy welcomed members of the class of 2016 into its professional pharmacy program this fall.
First-year professional ... [more]

Deadline Nov. 6 for Enzi page applications

Oct 5, 2012 - Staff:  Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi is encouraging Wyoming juniors in high school to apply to be a Senate page for the spring session in Washington, ... [more]

Achievers

Oct 5, 2012 - Staff:  Fross recognized for coaching
Zane Fross, speech and debate coach at Shoshoni High School, was inducted into the Wyoming High School Forensics ... [more]

Carol Rae Stamm

Oct 5, 2012 - Staff:  Carol Rae Stamm, of Lander, died of natural causes Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, in Lovell.
Services were Friday, Sept. 7, in Lovell and Lander, and the burial was ... [more]

Marjorie J. 'Margie' Lettich

Oct 5, 2012 - Staff:  Marjorie J. "Margie" Lettich died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at Wind River Health Care Center in Riverton. She was 89 years old.
Cremation has taken place under ... [more]

William F. 'Bill' McAleenan

Oct 5, 2012 - Staff:  William F. "Bill" McAleenan, longtime Lander resident, died Friday, Aug. 31, in Cedar Park, Texas.
A memorial service will be planned in the future.
William ... [more]

R. Noeleen (Wilcox) Parks

Oct 5, 2012 - Staff:  R. Noeleen (Wilcox) Parks, formerly of Lander, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at her home in Norfolk, Va.
Services were Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Woodlawn ... [more]

Today

Oct 5, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page five cutline for the "Hospitals brainstorm ways to improve" story should have said Kristie Yorgason is a ... [more]

Anyone and everyone can pray in a public school

Oct 5, 2012 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  The school year has arrivied again. This seems like a good moment to revisit that continually confused and confusing issue, prayer in schools. There is a great ... [more]

Smithbaker to speak Sunday at Neighborhood Alliance Church

Oct 5, 2012 - Staff:  John Smithbaker, founder of the nonprofit Fathers in the Field, will speak Sunday at Riverton's Neighborhood Alliance Church.
Once the CEO of Riverton-based ... [more]

Freshman gives CWC women a boost at Sheridan

Oct 5, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Freshman Kaylee Burnett wasn't on the points team for Central Wyoming College in the first two rodeos of the fall season, but she made the most of the ... [more]

Manning looking good, but Ravens are my pick to win Super Bowl

Oct 5, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is in midseason form.
After his 338-yard performance against the Oakland Raiders last Sunday, it's safe to say ... [more]

Pokes open Mountain West Conference play on the road against Nevada

Oct 5, 2012 - From staff reports:  The 2012 season marks the 14th season of the Mountain West Conference, and this Saturday's Wyoming-Nevada contest is the first conference game of the year for ... [more]

Community reads for Banned Books Week

Oct 5, 2012 - Staff:  Lorie Nielson was one of roughly 10 people to read banned and challenged books during Tuesday night's event at the Riverton Branch Library. The Fremont County ... [more]

Nearly $30,000 raised at CWC Oktoberfest

Oct 5, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College Quality Leader Whitney Martinez, right, used CWC basketball player Roozario Wiggins to measure lengths of raffle tickets at Thursday ... [more]

Budget cuts bug Baker and Bebout

Oct 4, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Reductions could hurt pest control

With state departments preparing for 8 percent cuts this year, Riverton City Councilman Lars Baker's thoughts have ... [more]

RMS takes steps to up AYP results

Oct 4, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Though her school has struggled to meet Adequate Yearly Progress requirements, Riverton Middle School principal Cheryl Mowry said student learning at RMS has ... [more]