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Booth vendors should engage customers to boost profits

Nov 1, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Question -- "I recently attended an event where I rented a booth. People looked at my products, but I didn't sell as much as I would have liked. What strategies ... [more]

Dropping in for a trim

Nov 1, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  R.B. Morris is just what you would expect from an old-fashioned barber. A red and white candy-striped pole turns outside, and he will chat and make a joke, but ... [more]

Honor Farm recognizes two employees in second quarter

Nov 1, 2012 - Staff:  Warden Michael Pacheco has announced Officer Mario Holcomb and Barbara Hall have been selected as the employees of the second quarter for the Wyoming Honor ... [more]

The R-word is hurtful, objectionable

Nov 1, 2012 - By The Chicago Tribune:  John Franklin Stephens is a Special Olympics athlete who has written a letter that we hope all Americans will read, regardless of their political philosophy or ... [more]

Federal funding critical to sustaining public media

Nov 1, 2012 - Roger L. Gose, M.D.:  With a federal budget deficit of nearly $4 trillion, it's no wonder that many federally funded programs are being examined with intense scrutiny. In the first ... [more]

Create the change you wish to see

Nov 1, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  Leave home? Surely you don't really want to do that?
Well, maybe kids do. And maybe that's a perfectly normal part of growing up.
Actress Angelina Jolie ... [more]

November

Nov 1, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Hold out hope that it doesn't answer the door when winter comes knocking

Few smiths of the written word ever could boil a thought to its essence so ... [more]

Digest

Nov 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Gordon to be sworn in
CHEYENNE -- Mark Gordon will be sworn in as Wyoming treasurer in a ceremony Thursday at the state Capitol in Cheyenne.
Gov. Matt ... [more]

Sinclair offers reward after apparent sabotage

Nov 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Sinclair Oil Corp. is offering a $25,000 reward for information about an apparent sabotage attempt at its refinery near Rawlins.
Workers discovered ... [more]

Groups mark inaugural National Bison Day

Nov 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  DENVER -- The first National Bison Day is taking place Thursday.
The Colorado-based National Bison Association, the New York-based Wildlife Conservation ... [more]

Mead keeps inside DEQ in choosing new director

Nov 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead stuck close to home by choosing a veteran administrator at the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality to lead the agency.
Todd ... [more]

City maintenance costs concern council hopefuls

Nov 1, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Candidates for spots on the Riverton City Council discussed an array of issues concerning the citizens of Riverton, but a repetitive theme throughout the forum ... [more]

Commissioner candidates address ag issues at forum

Nov 1, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Multiple use of public lands was a major theme at a forum for county commissioner candidates sponsored by the Fremont County Cattlewomen. Candidates Doug ... [more]

CWC board candidates discuss problem colleagues

Nov 1, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Candidates for the Dubois-Crowheart subdistrict seat on the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees described the ways they would react to a "constantly ... [more]

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]