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Panel advises changes in education duties

Dec 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The action comes amid an ongoing rift between State Superintendent Cindy Hill and legislators.

CHEYENNE -- State public schools Superintendent Cindy ... [more]

Third suitor emerges for modular school building

Dec 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three local entities have expressed interest in a modular building offered for sale by Fremont County School District 25.
Fremont County, the City of ... [more]

State architects sizing up School District 25 facilities requirements

Dec 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton school administrators have met with architects hired by the state to assess capacity needs in six Wyoming districts.
Fremont County School District ... [more]

Burns, logging planned for 8,000 acres on Loop Road

Dec 13, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Shoshone National Forest Washakie District ranger Steve Schacht says the Forest Service is planning a fuel reduction and habitat improvement project along the ... [more]

State high court to hear appeal by Hudson teen

Dec 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal filed by the youngest defendant in the Hudson double homicide case who prosecutors are trying as an ... [more]

Rustler men 11-2 after dropping second on road

Dec 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College ended a stretch of men's basketball road games on a two-game losing streak after a 76-67 setback to Laramie County Community College ... [more]

Wranglers hosting basketball invitational Friday, Saturday

Dec 13, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Shoshoni boys and girls basketball teams host the annual Wrangler Invitational this Friday and Saturday. Four teams are invited all from the Class 1-A ... [more]

Riverton swimmers welcome teams for two home meets

Dec 13, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The pre-invite meet Friday begins with the diving event at 4 p.m. and the invitational meet Saturday begins at 9 a.m. again with the diving event first. ... [more]

Third-ranked RHS wrestlers to Worland

Dec 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School wrestling coach Jay Galey says he's impressed with the contributions of his younger athletes so far this season.
The sophomores mentioned ... [more]


Dec 12, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page nine Community Calendar listing for the RHS/RMS Winter Band Concert should have said the concert is at 6 p.m. ... [more]

Shannon Rein Rhodd

Dec 12, 2012 - Staff:  Shannon Rein Rhodd, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 48 years old.
At her request, cremation has taken place ... [more]

Heather A. Philp

Dec 12, 2012 - Staff:  Heather A. Philp died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at her home in Riverton. She was 40 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and services were Thursday, Nov. 29, at ... [more]

Alma Grace Spruell

Dec 12, 2012 - Staff:  Alma Grace Spruell, formerly of Riverton, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. She was 84 years old.
At her request, cremation has taken place, and her remains have ... [more]


Dec 12, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  We are leaving the period of calendar oddities behind

An amusing part of life in the early years of our new century has been the calendar oddities ... [more]

It's a good time to see Pleiades

Dec 12, 2012 - By Carl Manning:  Nights have been getting longer, but that will change this month with the winter solstice, when the trend switches until June. December is usually a very cold ... [more]

Dec. 4 comments earn an 'Amen'

Dec 12, 2012 - Phyllis Gies, Riverton:  Editor:
"Amen" to Dan Wimp's letter in the Dec. 4 ... [more]

Discussion of modular building has been fun

Dec 12, 2012 - Steve Powers, Henderson, Nev.:  Editor:
I know this is not a very important opinion in the scheme of everything, but I have had fun reading about the old "modular" building in the school ... [more]


Dec 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Court to hear sentence appeal
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court is set to hear arguments from lawyers representing two Wyoming teenagers serving ... [more]

Under bill, suit could not be filed on rescuers

Dec 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  A Jackson lawmaker is sponsoring a bill that would make it nearly impossible to sue search and rescue volunteers individually in Wyoming.
Rep. Keith Gingery ... [more]

Early snow brings avalanches

Dec 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  They are small so far, with little cause for alarm.

CHEYENNE -- Big, new snow is already avalanching in the mountains around Jackson Hole, but that's ... [more]

RHS student club reinforces feelings of connection, worth

Dec 12, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  In an effort to discourage bullying, a newly founded student club is sponsoring "Be the Change" month this December at Riverton High School.
Club Hope adviser ... [more]

Solar power options might get a look from city

Dec 12, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton mayor Ron Warpness is proposing a push for solar power on city property.
The city council agreed Dec. 4 to add this topic to the agenda for a future ... [more]

12 12 12: Riverton kids turn 12 on odd calendar date

Dec 12, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wednesday has special significance for at least three Riverton residents who turned 12 years old this Dec. 12, 2012.
Two of the birthdays were celebrated by ... [more]

Trustees vote to keep Fegler on Shoshoni school board

Dec 12, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Teffany Fegler will keep her seat on the Fremont County School District 24 Board of Education after trustees voted to appoint her to replace a board member who ... [more]

Suspect says 'not guilty' to killing in September

Dec 12, 2012 - From staff reports:  Second-degree murder suspect Dustin Nickelson entered a not-guilty plea during his arraignment Tuesday in Lander District Court.
Nickelson, 23, has been in ... [more]

RHS junior varsity girls down Eagles

Dec 12, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School had two girls in double figures Tuesday night as the junior varsity Wolverines took a 47-33 victory over St. Stephen's.
Jensyn Pettit and ... [more]

Wolverine JV runs past St. Stephen's Eagles 70-54

Dec 12, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Myron Oldman and Brandon Fullerton were the top scorers for the Riverton High School junior varsity boys basketball team Tuesday night in a 70-54 victory over ... [more]

Tigers host Lander Classic

Dec 12, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wheatland, Douglas and Rawlins are in the field.

Lander Valley High School will play three straight boys basketball games against Class 3-A East ... [more]

Wolverines head to Green River for three-game slate

Dec 12, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It's off to the Flaming Gorge tournament in Green River for both the Riverton Wolverine boys and Lady Wolverine girls basketball teams this Thursday through ... [more]

Alma Grace Spruell

Dec 12, 2012 - Staff:  Alma Grace Spruell, formerly of Riverton, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. She was 84 years old.
At her request, cremation has taken place, and her remains have ... [more]