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Banner summer for Riverton Babe Ruth with two state titles

Aug 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two state championships this summer made the season a memorable one for the Riverton Babe Ruth baseball league.
The Riverton 14-year-old all-stars started it ... [more]

Today

Aug 12, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the photo with the page one story "Finished, but not quite ready" should have said J.R. Oakley photographed the Green ... [more]

Wyoming students exempt from vaccines down in 2013

Aug 12, 2014 - By Aerin Curtis, McClatchy Newspapers:  The numbers of students who take the necessary vaccinations for public schools went up in 2013.
But the figures for students who aren't vaccinated either for ... [more]

Strannigan most deserving of discussed honor at gymnasium

Aug 12, 2014 - Charles Duncan, Denver:  Editor:
I live in Denver and recently heard talk of honoring Bill Strannigan. I can think of no other person who contributed so much to the students and ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 12, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The 10th, not the 3rd
We "oopsed" on the date of Sunday's edition, which read Aug. 3 on page one instead of Aug. 10. In case anyone is interested in ... [more]

Digest

Aug 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  State treasurer debates Redo
Incumbent Wyoming Treasurer Mark Gordon emphasized in a debate Monday in Riverton that Wyoming's multi-billion dollar ... [more]

Study: Wyoming has more insured drivers

Aug 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A new study finds that about 35,800 motorists, or 8.7 percent, are uninsured in Wyoming.
The study by the Insurance Research Council says Wyoming ... [more]

Feds nix protection for wolverines

Aug 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Federal wildlife officials plan to withdraw proposed protections for the snow-loving wolverine Tuesday, in a course reversal that highlights ... [more]

Yellowstone visits up 6 percent for year

Aug 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Bus tours represent the biggest portion of the increased visitation.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- The National Park Service says visitation to ... [more]

Great Lakes losing co-op agreement with Frontier

Aug 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Great Lakes Airlines is to lose its code-share status with Frontier Airlines on Oct. 1. The change could spell inconveniences and higher fares for some ... [more]

Haynes stays out of fray at forum

Aug 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Taylor Haynes claims to have received more education than anyone who has ever sought the office of governor of Wyoming.
The Republican candidate earned his ... [more]

Hill jabs Mead in debate

Aug 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  There was no love lost between Republican governor candidates Cindy Hill and incumbent Matt Mead during Monday night's debate at Central Wyoming College.
The ... [more]

Elizabeth 'Betty' Hinzer

Aug 12, 2014 - Staff:  Elizabeth "Betty" Hinzer, of Arapahoe, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 71 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. ... [more]

Brooks Lake Road closure hours change

Aug 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Brooks Lake Road, Forest Road 515, will be closed periodically for the next three weeks. Crews are working to replace a culvert that failed recently.
The ... [more]

New coach to require more from UW defense

Aug 11, 2014 - By Robert Gagliardi, MCT News Service:  LARAMIE -- It is one of the more common things first-year University of Wyoming football coach Craig Bohl has said since he was hired in December.
"Leverage ... [more]

Regional ends for Riverton 15s with marathon loss in Oregon

Aug 11, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The Riverton 15-year old all-stars just didn't want to leave the Northwest regional baseball tournament in Baker City, Ore.  After dropping their first three ... [more]

Grabbing the gold

Aug 11, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Andrew Haslam a national champ at Special Olympics

Andrew Haslam had the time of his life in June when he competed at the Special Olympics USA Games ... [more]

Traffic jam around fairgrounds was not 'the end of the world'

Aug 11, 2014 - Deena Fennenberg, Riverton:  Editor:
I enjoyed the Fremont County Fair very much, and I think part of the reason I did was that I didn't too much of my time getting upset about the road ... [more]

Eight days to the primary election

Aug 11, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  Three statewide races stand out this year, all on the Republican side.

Thomas Jefferson is considered the great "Renaissance Man" to occupy the White ... [more]

As primary nears, Mead on state tour

Aug 11, 2014 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  When he ran for governor four years ago, Matt Mead put 100,000 miles on a new SUV, and 40,000 on another.
He won't match that in his re-election bid, but ... [more]

Election Matchup: Fremont County Sheriff

Aug 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Former Riverton Police Department captain Mark Stone will take on three-term incumbent Sheriff Skip Hornecker in the Republican primary election Aug. ... [more]

Wild horse, burro advisory board to meet in Riverton

Aug 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management's National Wild Horse and Burro advisory board will meet Aug. 25 in Riverton to discuss issues relating to the management and ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Aug 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man wants reduced sentence
CASPER -- The attorney for a man imprisoned for a crash that killed two people wants a judge to reduce his sentence, saying ... [more]

Brubaker, other Libertarians file for office; school candidates as well

Aug 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Libertarian candidates filed for a wide slate of state offices Friday, including one from Riverton.
Richard Brubaker submitted proper fees and paperwork for ... [more]

The way it was: Tie hack supper -- 1918

Aug 11, 2014 - Staff:  Fremont County's famed industry of yore, the tie drive, ran from 1916 to 1946, when 11 million railroad ties were cut in the forests above Dubois, floated down ... [more]

Centenarian to give personal history of Dunoir Valley

Aug 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Dubois resident will speak in the Wind River Lives and Legacies series.

Esther Pickett Wells, a 103-year-old Dubois resident, will be the ... [more]

Organizers seek input on Sand Creek commemoration plans

Aug 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Residents are invited to help plan the upcoming commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre during a meeting Wednesday at the Great ... [more]

All right already

Aug 11, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Surely there is more for our candidates to talk about than hatred of the federal government

From the looks and sounds of this year's political ... [more]

Digest

Aug 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Museum to mark city anniversary
The Riverton Museum will celebrate the city's 108th birthday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 16.
The celebration will ... [more]

Cave excavation drawing high interest from paleontologists

Aug 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- North American lions, cheetahs and short-faced bears: Those are just a few fearsome critters from 25,000 years ago paleontologists already might ... [more]