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What does city vote on day care permits mean?

Aug 31, 2012 - Jim Dallard, Riverton:  Editor:
Am I getting this straight? The city council of Riverton voted to allow child day cares in the residential zoning areas, but then they turned around ... [more]

Thanks for being part of my life

Aug 31, 2012 - Marvin Schlichenmayer:  Editor's note: Longtime Ranger printing superintendent Marvin J. Schlichenmayer, known to his Ranger cohorts as "Slick" during his 29-year career her ... [more]

Hall of Famer

Aug 31, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  In Ranger newspaper lore, M.J. Schlichenmayer was exactly that

Long-termers in our newspaper office sometimes talk about The Ranger Hall of Fame, a ... [more]

Ingalls to serve as Angus delegate

Aug 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  Dan E. Ingalls, of Riverton, has been elected as a delegate to the 129th Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates on Nov. 12 in Louisville, ... [more]

District 25 budget more 'restrictive'

Aug 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 Superintendent Terry Snyder said local officials were conservative when forming the budget for this fiscal year, which began ... [more]

County nonprofits receive Daniels Fund grants

Aug 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Organizations serving youth, seniors, and the homeless are among the recipients of $1,510,350 in grants to Wyoming nonprofits announced this week by the ... [more]

P.E.O. awards education grant

Aug 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  Philanthropic Education Organization members Myrt McFarland, Alice McLean and Ellen Strube of Riverton's Chapter H awarded Amanda Piercy an education grant ... [more]

Today

Aug 31, 2012 - Staff:  Births
KATALEYA

A daughter was born to Minnie Finicomb, of Lander, at 8:16 a.m. April 12, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 5 pounds, 14 ... [more]

Why is mass murder considered evil, but not mass death?

Aug 31, 2012 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  On Monday morning not long ago, the Washington Post carried a pair of headlining articles. One focused on the mass murder in Aurora last month, the other on a ... [more]

Arapahoe students celebrate achievements

Aug 31, 2012 - Staff:  Arapahoe Elementary School fourth-graders Orion Felter, Aquilo Friday, Bluestone Jenkins and Darwin Spoonhunter impressed their teacher Michaela Dabich (not ... [more]

Wyoming Prep Football Scores

Aug 31, 2012 - Associated Press:  PREP FOOTBALL
Big Horn 49, Greybull 6
Buffalo 41, Worland 0
Campbell County 48, Rock Springs 0
Casper Kelly Walsh 17, Evanston 0
Casper Natrona 38, ... [more]

Brazilian recruit bolsters Rustler spikers ahead of Salt Lake tournament

Aug 30, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Flavia Araujo continues the pipeline of volleyball players from Brazil to Central Wyoming College.
The 6-foot outside hitter joined the Rustlers Friday and ... [more]

RHS hosts Powell to open football season

Aug 30, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Kickoff is at 7 p.m. at Wolverine Field, with free admission.

For the first time since 1936, the Riverton Wolverines will open their football season ... [more]

Study makes additional river bridge seem unlikely

Aug 30, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners are questioning if a new crossing over the Wind River in west Riverton will come to fruition following the completion of a ... [more]

Suspect in Hudson enters deficiency plea at his arraignment

Aug 30, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A co-defendant in the Hudson double homicide pleaded not guilty by reason of mental illness or deficiency to the alleged crimes during his arraignment ... [more]

Closest fire grows; still within planned management area

Aug 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  Driven by high winds and low relative humidity. the Alpine Lake Fire grew to 7,400 acres on Wednesday. Wind River Agency public information officer Karl ... [more]

City council members meet with crisis center board following critical comments

Aug 30, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Abate Substance Abuse Project, which is doing business as the Fremont County Alcohol Crisis Center invited Riverton City Council members to a ... [more]

North Buffalo Fire grows to 12,500 acres near Moran

Aug 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A fire burning in the Teton Wilderness in western Wyoming has grown substantially but fire officials are hopeful it is close to burning itself out ... [more]

Mead getting attention during GOP convention

Aug 30, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead doesn't get to deliver a formal address at the Republican National Convention, but he's getting some national exposure nonetheless at ... [more]

Digest

Aug 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Twenty-one arrested on drug charges
SHERIDAN -- Twenty-one people have been arrested in Sheridan County by authorities who have been investigating ... [more]

Cue the nominee

Aug 30, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Mitt Romney's big speech comes Thursday, and the bar is high

When you are a relatively bland presidential candidate, you run the risk of being ... [more]

I'm happy to be near the Winds again

Aug 30, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk:  It's not that we didn't like Idaho. It's just that we missed Wyoming so much!
My boyfriend, Cooper, and I left Fremont County last August when he was accepted ... [more]

Fact checkers find Ryan's convention speech lacking

Aug 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Laying out the first plans for his party's presidential ticket, GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan took some factual shortcuts Wednesday when ... [more]

Column on bike path was on the money

Aug 30, 2012 - Jack Cardin, Riverton:  Editor:
I could not agree more with what Jamie Drendel wrote about fixing up the bike and walking path along North Eighth in Riverton. This was a very good ... [more]

City takes downtown property off market

Aug 30, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The former Daisy Cleaners lot was put up for sale June 26.

Riverton City Council members voted Aug. 21 to take the former Daisy Cleaners property at ... [more]

Some research required when choosing credit card processor

Aug 30, 2012 - By Cindy Unger:  Question --"We are just starting a new retail business that will have both a physical and an online presence. What do we want to know about credit card ... [more]

Former CWC teacher named vice president for instruction at North Idaho

Aug 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  North Idaho College has selected internal candidate Lita Burns, Ph.D., as its new vice president for instruction. Burns, who currently serves as dean of Health ... [more]

Merle 'Mama D' Durgin

Aug 30, 2012 - Staff:  Merle "Mama D" Durgin, of St. Stephens, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. She was 76 years old.
Funeral services ... [more]

Victoria Lee 'Vicky' Ellison

Aug 30, 2012 - Staff:  Victoria Lee "Vicky" Ellison died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, in Salt Lake City. She was 61 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, at the ... [more]

Today

Aug 30, 2012 - Staff:  Births
WAHTOMY

A son was born to Elizabeth Roanhorse, of Ethete, and Dwayne Wahtomy Jr., of Ethete, at 2:18 p.m. April 14, 2012, at Lander Regional ... [more]