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Now that Mitt Romney has released some tax returns ...

Oct 2, 2012 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Editor:
If Mitt Romney has to show his tax returns to Obama, then why don't Obama show his real birth certificate to Romney, where he was really ... [more]

Eila E. Gould

Oct 2, 2012 - Staff:  Eila E. Gould, of Riverton, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at her home in Riverton. She was 74 years old.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. ... [more]

Sharon Y. Ford

Oct 2, 2012 - Staff:  Sharon Y. Ford died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at her home. She was 67 years old.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at Davis Funeral Home. ... [more]

Tommy R. Vechnak

Oct 2, 2012 - Staff:  Tommy R. Vechnak, of Riverton, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 66 years old.
Visitation of family and friends will be 8 ... [more]

Today

Oct 2, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the page one quotation graphic in the "Culture of Compassion" story should have said Cheryl Mowry is the Riverton ... [more]

Improving Tigers face big road test in Buffalo

Oct 2, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Taking care of the football is an important reason Lander Valley High School is 1-1 in the Class 3-A East conference after a difficult start to the ... [more]

Adam Greenberg finally gets his chance at the plate

Oct 2, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  By the time you are reading this, chances are that Adam Greenberg will have completed his boyhood dream -- a dream tragically placed on hold seven years ... [more]

RHS tennis teams 12th and 14th at state tournament

Oct 2, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School's girls won three consolation tennis matches Thursday through Saturday at the state tournament in Gillette.
In the No. 1 singles ... [more]

RJFL 49ers play the Packers

Oct 2, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton Junior Football League running back Caden Werbelow of the 49ers was tackled by Dillon Fabricius (53) of the Packers two weeks ago in a regular-season ... [more]

Culture of compassion

Sep 30, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Bullying awareness central to early-year work in District 25

Riverton teachers are working to prevent bullying in the city's middle and high schools ... [more]

Road back from injury continues for Joe Metzler

Sep 30, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  He didn't even see it coming. The senior linebacker rolled to his left to shut down Wind River's toss sweep, and the tight end hit him hard on a legal ... [more]

Root plans to leave the school board

Sep 30, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 trustee Marissa Root has shared her intention to step down from the board, but she will not officially leave her post until ... [more]

Sheriff's office urges motorists to use care when near school buses

Sep 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office has received a total of 10 calls this fall about motorists who are passing stopped school buses despite the fact that the ... [more]

County to replace decade-old cardiac monitors

Sep 30, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The 10 new devices will be paid for with money from a grant and enterprise fund.

The Fremont County Commission approved a request from the emergency ... [more]

Group organizes Empty Bowls fundraiser

Sep 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Lander Care & Share Food Bank has scheduled their Empty Bowls "Soup 'n More" fundrasier for 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6. The event is sponsored by the ... [more]

Great Plains Utilities Organization to begin service, billing in October

Sep 30, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The organization will cover various water and wastewater services for customers spanning from the Arapahoe-Great Plains areas to Beaver Creek ... [more]

CWC assistant professor's research gaining attention

Sep 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  The research of a Central Wyoming College anthropology and history professor is gaining attention.
An article by CWC assistant professor Todd Guenther is one ... [more]

Digest

Sep 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  Campground reopens
The Lower Wind River Campground at Boysen State Park in Cheyenne has reopened following construction work, and road repairs and ... [more]

The way it was: LVHS cross country -- 1995

Sep 30, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton had the star runner in 1995, but Lander had the stronger team. The Tigers hosted their home meet of the season in the week summer turned to fall.
As ... [more]

Myron C. Jarvis

Sep 30, 2012 - Staff:  Myron C. Jarvis, 87, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at the Help for Hospice Home in Riverton.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at the United ... [more]

Jean Marie Chapel-Schmuck

Sep 30, 2012 - Staff:  Jean Marie Chapel-Schmuck of Thermopolis, granddaughter of Donna and Terry Schmuck of Riverton, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at Children's Hospital in Aurora, ... [more]

Wyoming's first regulated wolf hunt to begin Monday

Sep 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Park County led sales with 562. Hunters in Fremont County bought 327, while Teton County followed with 324, Sublette with 228 and Natrona with ... [more]

Man charged with accidental shooting death of brother in Mills

Sep 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Natrona County Coroner Connie Jacobson has ruled the fatal shooting of Ryan Gish an accidental death.

CASPER -- A man accused of shooting his older ... [more]

Arrest made in arson blaze that destroyed Hitching Post

Sep 30, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Federal prosecutors announced Friday that a New Mexico man faces charges in a 2010 arson fire that destroyed a landmark Cheyenne hotel.
The U.S. ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Sep 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Rig count rises by 2
HOUSTON -- The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped this week by 11 to 1,848.
Texas-based ... [more]

Maxfield's suit

Sep 30, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  A new challenge to term limits in Wyoming resharpens attention on an unnecessary rule

It's been awhile since term limits for elected officials in ... [more]

So much for the 'great plan' to deal with the Alpine Lake Fire

Sep 30, 2012 - Steven D. Willie, Wind River Indian Reservation:  Editor:
In regards to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) / Wind River Agency's great plan to fight the Alpine Lake Fire.
The great plan was to draw a circle ... [more]

Questions I'll never get to ask

Sep 30, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  For 25 years, Jim Lehrer has been my friend and colleague on "PBS Newshour." He has been an exceptional journalist for more than twice that long. On Oct. 3 in ... [more]

When grappling is called for

Sep 30, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  I would pick the 50-foot extension cord over the Bat-o-Rang every time.

It's become an iconic image in action/adventure films since the days of ... [more]

Wranglers put clamps on Riverside Rebels 31-0

Sep 30, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  BASIN -- Shoshoni's defense threw a shutout for the first time since the 2008 season with a 31-0 win over the Riverside Rebels in Basin.
The win moves the ... [more]