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Carissa Mine improvements starting

Jun 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  This summer will be busy at the Carissa Mine and Mill in the South Pass area with numerous activities planned for the historic site.
Beginning in July the ... [more]

Youth offenders getting help from CWC grant

Jun 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College received a $1.2 million grant to provide vocational and life skills to 18- to 21-year-old adults who had been juvenile offenders, ... [more]

Digest

Jun 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  Dubois quilt show in August
Visitors to the 17th annual Dubois Quilt Festival at the Headwaters Arts & Conference Center on Aug. 10-12 will be able to view an ... [more]

The way it was: Grocer, 1919

Jun 30, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton was born as a farm town in 1906, but not everyone was involved in agriculture. A need arose almost immediately for a general grocery store for those ... [more]

Gillette runner works toward his dream: 50 marathons in 50 states

Jun 30, 2012 - By Rod Harwood, The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Not even in the day did Razor City Runner's Club president Roger Peabody speed down the road like a bullet train.
He's more like Mr. Peabody's coal ... [more]

Juanita Gail Hill

Jun 30, 2012 - Staff:  Juanita Gail Hill, 61, died Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at her home in Rock Spring, following a battle with lung cancer. She was the daughter of Emma Jean Ross of ... [more]

Daniel Schneider

Jun 30, 2012 - Staff:  Daniel Schneider, a 16-year resident of Riverton, died Saturday, May 26, 2012, n Big Springs, Texas.
Burial was beside a deceased son, Brian Joseph, June 2 at ... [more]

Dan Good

Jun 30, 2012 - Staff:  Former Lander resident Dan Good, 45, of Midvale, Utah, died Thursday, June 21, 2012.
A celebration of his life was Monday, June 25, at the Holy Rosary ... [more]

Trash station flap a 'fiasco'

Jun 30, 2012 - Hal Merton, Lander:  Editor:
I suppose the fiasco with the Atlantic City trash transfer station is a sneak preview for the rest of us. You don't often see something botched up as ... [more]

Home of the brave

Jun 30, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Fourth of July is at hand. We'll take a paid holiday on Wednesday so the newspaper staff can observe Independence Day.
There's no more patriotic holiday ... [more]

Great businessman presidents

Jun 30, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  John G. Stewart, a philosopher friend of mine, is uncharacteristically agitated. What provokes John Stewart is the Republican argument that the cure for what ... [more]

Downside of using aged equipment

Jun 30, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  Mowing a field of hay brings its share of hiccups, and this season is no exception.
It's the season for one our area's most enticing aromas: the ... [more]

Spratt ends high school career as rodeo champ

Jun 30, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coralee Spratt is not a stranger anymore to the National High School Finals Rodeo.
The 2012 Shoshoni High School graduate locked up her third-straight trip to ... [more]

Giants take Lander major league title

Jun 30, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Giants ran away from the Tigers 19-5 to win the Lander Baseball Association major league division title Wednesday.
There was five teams this year in the ... [more]

Raiders fall in first games at Cody

Jun 30, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A late rally by the Riverton Raiders came up one run short in a 10-9 American Legion baseball loss to the Grand Junction Central Warriors (Colorado) on ... [more]

Athletics, Orioles claim Riverton Little League titles

Jun 29, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Dalton Baldez blocked out the pressure on a triple and scored on a wild pitch to put the A's ahead 11-10 in the top of the seventh inning in the Riverton ... [more]

Riverton to field two Little League all-star teams

Jun 29, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton will host Lander on Monday, July 9, in a doubleheader at Ron Saban Baseball Complex.
Two Riverton Little League all-star teams have been ... [more]

County leaders criticize changes in hours at trash transfer stations

Jun 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Shoshoni Mayor Scott Peters called the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District's handling of recent changes to trash transfer station hours of operation ... [more]

City woman arrested in connection with residential burglaries

Jun 29, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Riverton woman faces charges in connection with a recent rash of residential burglaries in the Riverton area.
Fremont County Sheriff's Capt. Ryan Lee said ... [more]

Blaze destroys Lander Community Center

Jun 29, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The fire was reported at 5:30 p.m. and crews remained on the scene throughout the night putting out warm spots.

The decades-old Lander Community ... [more]

CWC having trouble getting reimbursed for project

Jun 29, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The college and the Wyoming Community College Commission are at odds over payments regarding the health and science center.

Central Wyoming College ... [more]

Wyoming man arrested after 31 years on the lam

Jun 29, 2012 - By Mark Thiessen, The Associated Press:  Welch sentenced to serve 16 months to six years in Carbon County on Sept. 16, 1980, for forgery and burglary.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A Wyoming man who ... [more]

All Air Force fire planes in use

Jun 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- All eight Air Force cargo planes equipped to fight wildfires will be operating out of a Colorado air base Saturday.
Col. ... [more]

Memories 'just burned' in blaze

Jun 29, 2012 - By P. Solomon Banda, The Associated Press:  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- After waiting for two days, Rebekah and Byron Largent learned from lists distributed by authorities that their home was among the ... [more]

Digest

Jun 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Inmate sprung despite protests
CASPER -- An internal review has found that Wyoming Department of Corrections officials mistakenly released an inmate ... [more]

So much for experts

Jun 29, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Thursday proved that predicting what the Supreme Court will do is a game for suckers

Immediately upon hearing the U.S. Supreme Court's decision ... [more]

Annual mining edition helps 'mark the summer' each year

Jun 29, 2012 - C.T. Cal Taylor, Tucson, Ariz.:  Editor:
To The Ranger staff, congratulations on your annual mining and energy edition, which now has been done for the 57th year in a row.
I don't remember ... [more]

Obama has edge with Hispanic voters

Jun 29, 2012 - By David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers:  LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- This time, President Barack Obama insists, he really means it: He's going to fight to overhaul the nation's badly broken immigration ... [more]

Shirttails, shoes and ferries home

Jun 29, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Twenty-five years ago Wednesday my wife and I stood near a big cottonwood tree on a hot Wyoming afternoon and said our wedding vows to one another. Today we ... [more]

Wind River announces year's end honor roll

Jun 29, 2012 - Staff:  Sixth grade
Principal's list

Jaylynn Fightingbear, Jorden James, Alison Johnson and Cole Nelson
"A" honors
Kodi Anesi, Timothy Corbett, ... [more]