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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]

Jean Elizabeth Dewey Ewing

Aug 15, 2012 - Staff:  Jean Elizabeth Dewey Ewing, formerly of Riverton, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at Poplar Living Center.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at ... [more]

David Hall Shoup

Aug 15, 2012 - Staff:  David Hall Shoup, 89, Fremont County's last Pearl Harbor veteran, died Aug. 13, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Today

Aug 15, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BLACK

Helen Black died Friday, Aug. 10. She was 3 years old. Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Our Father's House in Ethete with the ... [more]

Paxton wins Wyoming junior amateur at 13

Aug 14, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton 13-year-old Easton Paxton made an eagle putt on the final hole Thursday to win the Wyoming State Junior Amateur golf tournament in Jackson.
The putt ... [more]

Now that the kids are busy with activities, what should we do?

Aug 14, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  So often in this space, we prop up the activities that are available for our youth. And, right now, there are plenty, especially as fall approaches.
For ... [more]