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'Toothless' best describes campaign finance rules

Jun 28, 2012 - By The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News:  If disclosure laws are off the table, what chance does real campaign finance reform have?

You might think that the laws forbidding coordination ... [more]

Independence Day, personally

Jun 28, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  Family changes led me to learn more of my strengths

July 4: Independence Day.
Have you ever considered honoring your personal independence along ... [more]

New school plan would help some at the expense of others

Jun 28, 2012 - Lorna Clarke, Riverton:  Editor:
This is an open letter to all parents of Riverton Middle School students.
The school board is proposing a new schedule for the 2012-13 school year ... [more]

Teaming up could be a game changer

Jun 28, 2012 - By Jeffrey W. Sneddon:  Question -- "Is teaming with a strong subcontractor a guaranteed contract winner?"
-- Julie, Gillette
Answer -- Teaming arrangements can enable ... [more]

Gustafson wins Peck Award

Jun 28, 2012 - By Don Warfield, Staff Writer:  Rebecca "Beckie" Gustafson has been named the 2012 Peck Community Achievement Award by members of the Wyoming Mining Association.
Gustafson is executive ... [more]

Meridian Trust helps members 'HEAT' homes

Jun 28, 2012 - From wire reports:  CHEYENNE -- Meridian Trust Federal Credit Union in Wyoming has helped its members in need pay their home heating bills recently, sending out checks totaling ... [more]

Anderson elected into leadership role of trucking organization

Jun 28, 2012 - From wire reports:  Clair Anderson, BT, Inc., of Riverton, was elected as first vice president of the Wyoming Trucking Association, Inc., at its 73rd Annual Convention in ... [more]

Nickerson J. Shakespeare

Jun 28, 2012 - Staff:  Nickerson J. Shakespeare, 67, of the Wind River Indian Reservation, died Sunday, June 24, 2012, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, following a lengthy ... [more]

Today

Jun 28, 2012 - Staff:  Correction
In Friday's Ranger, the page one story "Applicant field set for school board vacancy in Riverton" should have said Ted Ray works for Devon ... [more]

Rockies pound 17 hits to claim local Babe Ruth title

Jun 28, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  League officials announced Wednesday that Riverton will not field any Babe Ruth all-star teams this year.

Under smoky skies, the Riverton Babe Ruth ... [more]

Soundingsides signs to play college hoops in Minnesota

Jun 28, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  ETHETE -- John Soundingsides was the 2012 Fremont County boys basketball player of the year, but the Wyoming Indian all-state guard didn't think he would play ... [more]

UW's Waddell to Play in NetScouts Showcase in China

Jun 27, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Laramie, Wyo. (June 27, 2012) - Former University of Wyoming men's basketball student-athlete Adam Waddell is set to play in a NetScouts Basketball tournament ... [more]

Bridger-Teton fire casts smoky haze over county

Jun 27, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Weather officials say the smoke hovering above Fremont County is from the Fontenelle Fire that has scorched 12,000 acres in the Bridger-Teton National ... [more]

Fireworks show canceled because of dry conditions

Jun 27, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Little League games have been full of fireworks with perfect pitches and home runs this season, but the league's annual fireworks show has been ... [more]

Council shifts start time of executive sessions

Jun 27, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton city staff members hope the change will shorten the meetings and keep the discussions on track.

Council members voted June 19 to begin ... [more]

Keyhole State Park nixes fires

Jun 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Keyhole State Park in northeast Wyoming has become the latest place in Wyoming to prohibit open fires due to extremely dry conditions and the risk ... [more]

Digest

Jun 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Jackson Lake Dam releases reduced
JACKSON -- Federal water managers have begun their annual procedure of closing down the spigot out of Jackson Lake Dam ... [more]

Complainers could put senior center in jeopardy

Jun 27, 2012 - Concerned group:  Editor:
We are all regular patrons of the Riverton Community and Senior Center and fully support the current board, management, staff and volunteers.
We all ... [more]

High court is still America's best tool for keeping power in balance

Jun 27, 2012 - By Cathy Young, MCT News Service:  With the Arizona immigration law case decided, America now awaits the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act. The case has once again turned the ... [more]

Speaking in three voices

Jun 27, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  My trio of Boston Terriers are of three different colors and they speak in three different voices.
The elder stateswoman, Rita, wears the traditional black ... [more]

And the winner is ...

Jun 27, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Egypt has its new president, but the generals aren't sure how to take him

In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood candidate for Egypt's presidency, Mohammed ... [more]

David J. Payne

Jun 27, 2012 - Staff:  Longtime Lander resident David J. Payne, 47, died Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at his home surrounded by friends and family after a lengthy battle with multiple ... [more]

Richard D. 'Dick' Ferris Sr.

Jun 27, 2012 - Staff:  Richard D. "Dick" Ferris Sr., 73, died Thursday, June 14, 2012, after a battle with cancer.
Traditional Indian funeral services were Monday, June 18, at Rocky ... [more]

Today

Jun 27, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
HILL

Juanita Gail Hill, 61, died Tuesday, June 19, at her home in Rock Springs, following a battle with lung cancer. She was the daughter of ... [more]

Scout suits up to work toward Eagle badge

Jun 27, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School sophomore Taylor DeVries suited up in navy blue coveralls as the scorching sun forced temperatures into the upper 90s Tuesday. DeVries is ... [more]

Phillies, Rockies advance to Babe Ruth title game

Jun 27, 2012 - From staff and wire reports:  It will be the Phillies against the Rockies in Wednesday night's Riverton Babe Ruth League championship game.
The top-seeded Phillies advanced to the ... [more]

Cardinals, A's move into LL championship

Jun 27, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The A's and the Cardinals secured spots for the Riverton Little League major division title game after recording baseball victories on Tuesday in the ... [more]

Raiders split with Lovell in league play

Jun 27, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After a 5-1 American Legion baseball loss on Tuesday afternoon to the Lovell Mustangs, the Riverton Raiders were on a four-game Northwest conference losing ... [more]

Youth rodeo hosts sheep riding event

Jun 27, 2012 - Staff:  The youth rodeo in Pavillion hosted a sheep riding event ... [more]

Shriners parade down Main Street

Jun 27, 2012 - Staff:  Children and Shriners paraded down Main Street in Riverton in preparation for the Fremont County Shrine Club Circus on Wednesday.The Shriners circus ... [more]