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Aug 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Trout dying in low-water streams
SHERIDAN -- Wildlife officials in Sheridan say some trout have been dying in local streams and rivers because of low ... [more]

Cooler weather helps in Wyoming fire picture; nearly 43,000 in West

Aug 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Cooler temperatures are keeping wildfires in Wyoming in check for the time being.
Officials say they don't expect much activity Thursday on fires burning in ... [more]

Our burly bison

Aug 16, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming's state flag is an ideal choice for a new stamp

Some years ago we poked a bit of fun at the process that resulted in our state's approved ... [more]

Romney criticism of 'green' jobs not without its risks

Aug 16, 2012 - By Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press:  DENVER -- Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has been savaging what it calls President Barack Obama's "unhealthy" obsession with "green jobs." The Republican ... [more]

Another summer of 'gotcha'

Aug 16, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  There's no argument about one thing this election year: The biggest issue on Americans' minds is the economy and which presidential candidate could better help ... [more]

Renner best pick in redrawn HD 28

Aug 16, 2012 - State Rep. Sam Krone, Wyoming House District 24, Cody:  Editor:
I have been fortunate to know and work with Echo Renner for several years, and I can say unequivocally that she would be an outstanding member of the ... [more]

City needs consistency in every area of authority

Aug 16, 2012 - Jeff Golden, Riverton:  Editor
In response to Mike Trent's letter to the editor about "city lacking consistency in day care issue," I would say that Mr. Trent said more than was ... [more]

Two more file for positions on Arapahoe school board

Aug 16, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Robert Wiley submitted his application for a Jeffrey City Fire District directors post.

Two more candidates have submitted applications for one of ... [more]

Gerald Sage Sr.

Aug 16, 2012 - Staff:  Gerald Sage Sr., 73, of Ethete, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, in his home surrounded by family.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at the ... [more]

James Williams

Aug 16, 2012 - Staff:  James "Jim" Williams, 86, of Riverton, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.
Memorials services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. ... [more]

Today

Aug 16, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
COCKERHAM

Wallace "Wally" N. Cockerham, 69, formerly of Fremont County, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at the Central Wyoming Hospice Kloefcorn ... [more]

Smoky valleys yield brilliant sunsets

Aug 16, 2012 - Staff:  After cooler weather Thursday, fire conditions are expected to worsen by the ... [more]

Pokes host scrimmage Saturday

Aug 16, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE, Wyo. - This Saturday, the Wyoming Cowboys will conduct their second scrimmage of fall camp in a practice that will begin at 10 a.m. in War Memorial ... [more]

Margie McDonald honored with 2012 Achievement Award

Aug 16, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Former Wyoming women's basketball coach and conference administrator Margie McDonald was named a recipient of the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award, which was ... [more]

Lady Wolverines on the court for three-a-day v-ball drills

Aug 15, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With last year's fourth-place Class 4-A state finish a memory, 40 Riverton High School Lady Wolverines took to the practice court in Wolverine Gym beginning ... [more]

Wolverine golfers tee it up for fall at home tournament

Aug 15, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School seniors Preston Ward and Aaron Nirider and junior Lars Becker are projected as the top three golfers for the Wolverines this year.
Ward ... [more]

Newlin's number to be retired from RHS

Aug 15, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Kristen Newlin, the Riverton Lady Wolverine basketball team's all-time leading scorer, leading rebounder, leading shot blocker and two-time Wyoming Gatorade ... [more]

Five seniors to play this year for LVHS golf

Aug 15, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Five Lander Valley High School seniors will be the leaders this fall in the golf program for head coach Terry Berg.
Senior boys for the Tigers are Tyson ... [more]

Human skull found in mountains near Popo Agie Falls

Aug 15, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Coroner's Office is investigating a partial human skull discovered by a hiker Monday above the Popo Agie Falls in the Wind River Mountain ... [more]

Alpine Lake Fire doubles; not fought on ground

Aug 15, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The wildfire that has been burning on the Wind River Indian Reservation for more than a week has grown, and officials estimated its size to be 1,342 acres as ... [more]

Anderson says 'not guilty' to $2.5M embezzlement

Aug 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The ex-financial manager charged with embezzling from Star-Tech Inc. and Precision Analysis in Riverton pleaded not guilty to charges against him at his ... [more]

Mahoney seeks third council term to 'make Riverton a better place'

Aug 15, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Diana Mahoney said she thinks public service performed with dedication and energy can make a difference.
She has decided to run again for Riverton City ... [more]

Past councilman Martinez faces two primary rivals for Riverton Ward 2 seat

Aug 15, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Lee Martinez said he wants the City of Riverton to become the best it can be.
Born and raised in Riverton, Martinez, 71, served on the Riverton City Council ... [more]

District 25 OKs $36.1M budget; 16:1 ratio rule stresses funds

Aug 15, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Superintendent Terry Snyder said the Fremont County School District 25 budget is tighter than usual this year, mostly because of administrators' work to comply ... [more]

Wolves set to be delisted in state, effective Oct. 1

Aug 15, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The plan calls for Wyoming to maintain at least 10 breeding pairs of wolves and at least 100 individual animals outside of Yellowstone and the Wind River ... [more]

Digest

Aug 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Water wildlife, G&F suggests
LARAMIE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is urging ranchers and other landowners to consider leaving water in their ... [more]

Happy birthday, Riverton

Aug 15, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The city started as a few tents in the sagebrush on Aug. 15, 1906

It's Aug. 15, the day recognized as Riverton's birthday.
In a year filled with ... [more]

CBT was the picture of dedication

Aug 15, 2012 - By Joe Sova:  She gave me more tips that I can remember (although I've used all of them during my career in newspaper, magazines and radio).

Carolyn Tyler was the ... [more]

Thanks for county fair coverage, news staff

Aug 15, 2012 - Helen Potts, Riverton:  Editor:
The Ranger's coverage of the Fremont County Fair was absolutely incredible.
The photographs reflected happy, proud exhibitors. The descriptions were ... [more]

'Always glad' to see the mosquito fogging truck

Aug 15, 2012 - Joella Nathan, Riverton:  Editor:
I disagree with weed and pest director Lars Baker about how many mosquitoes there are. He said the number is down, but I do a lot of walk and biking ... [more]