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Disappointing not to get to vote for all commissioners

May 24, 2012 - By Carol Downs, Riverton:  Editor:
I always look forward to the news about the candidates filing for the various offices in an election. This year it has been fun to see who is filing ... [more]

IDEAL program works for students and area businesses

May 24, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  During the last school year, 15 Riverton High School special education students took part in the IDEAL Work program, learning career skills at businesses ... [more]

Thomas E. 'Rusty' Sparks

May 24, 2012 - Staff:  Thomas E. "Rusty" Sparks, 54, died Sunday, May 20, 2012, at his home in Lander, with his family present, after a long battle with cancer.
Funeral services are ... [more]

Carl H. Christopherson

May 24, 2012 - Staff:  Carl H. Christopherson, 81, died Sunday, May 20, 2012.
A memorial service is at 11 a.m. Friday, May 25, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in ... [more]

Today

May 24, 2012 - Staff:  CORRECTION

In Wednesday's Ranger, the page-one story "Fiddler on the Roof" should have said Riverton High School students and children are ... [more]

Martinez to run for former council post

May 23, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Former Riverton City Councilman Lee Martinez is seeking to rejoin the council following his failed mayoral bid in 2010.
On Monday, Martinez filed for the Ward ... [more]

Fiddler on the Roof: RHS musical opens Thursday

May 23, 2012 - By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer:  Members of the Riverton High School Drama Club their spring musical, "Fiddler on the Roof," at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theatre on Friday, May 25, ... [more]

Shelley to seek HD55 seat held by Miller

May 23, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College employee and Riverton business owner Sherry Shelley will seek the Democratic nomination for Wyoming House District 55. 
In a news ... [more]

No action taken on soccer coach

May 23, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Hiring a new Riverton High School girls soccer coach dominated the Fremont County School District 25 board meeting Tuesday.
In the end, action was tabled for ... [more]

Slaughterhouse for horse meat proposed in Riverton area

May 23, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  A plan to open a horse slaughterhouse, similar to projects which have sparked controversy in other states, has been proposed for Riverton.
State Rep. Sue ... [more]

Budget cuts could cost 80 to 125 jobs at UW

May 23, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The University of Wyoming would lose 80 to 125 faculty and staff positions under proposed budget cuts submitted to Gov. Matt Mead on Tuesday, but UW ... [more]

State jobless rate steady at 5.3 percent

May 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The unemployment rate in Wyoming held steady at 5.3 percent from March to April.
The rate is down from 6 percent a year ago and remains well below ... [more]

Digest

May 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Path segment to link park bike routes
JACKSON -- Bicyclists will soon be able to ride more than 20 miles on a pathway connecting Jackson and Jenny Lake ... [more]

Send in the heft

May 23, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  It might be time for a high-profile leader outside Greece to get involved in the solution

In times of crisis around the world, it's been relatively ... [more]

JP Morgan loss latest argument for regulation

May 23, 2012 - The Philadelphia Daily News:  Even though we hoped it had been neutralized, a grave threat to national security still exists.
No, it's not al-Qaida and it's not Iran. Short of acquiring a ... [more]

How does an 'only dog' learn?

May 23, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  My dog Samson loves to give gifts.
Sam usually positions himself so he can see out the front door. Even if I can't see who is coming up the walk, I can tell ... [more]

Employment policy is not consistent at senior center

May 23, 2012 - Wanda Durham, Riverton:  Editor:
Being an "at will" employee at the Riverton Senior Citizens Center appears to be tantamount to playing Russian roulette unless you are among those who ... [more]

David R. Gossett

May 23, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton native David R. Gossett, 58, died of cancer Monday, May 14, 2012, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland, Fla.
Memorial services were ... [more]

Nathan G. Lenard

May 23, 2012 - Staff:  A memorial services for Nathan G. Lenard, 48, is at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at the Set Free Church, 620 W. Adams Ave., Riverton.
Mr. Lenard died Monday, ... [more]

Today

May 23, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
CHRISTOPHERSON

Carl H. Christopherson, 81, of Shoshoni, died Sunday, May 20. A memorial service is at 11 a.m. Friday, May 25, at the Church of ... [more]

Library program helps youth offenders minimize exposure to legal system

May 23, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Branch Library has taken advantage of the power of literature with a new program, Changing Lives through Literature -- an alternative program to ... [more]

Jesse Brown to make NWCC hoops home

May 23, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  PAVILLION -- Northwest College is the next basketball stop for Jesse Brown.
The Wind River High School senior signed a national letter of intent May 15, to ... [more]

Six towns represented in state pitch, hit and run

May 23, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton 13-year-old Teron Doebele displayed his baseball skills Sunday afternoon winning the oldest age division in the Wyoming state Pitch, Hit and Run ... [more]

Conrad, Lamb ranked in Wyo. mixed-doubles

May 23, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Tennis players Marty Conrad of Lander and Kristi Lamb of Riverton are ranked No. 1 Wyoming at the 3.5 mixed doubles level.
Conrad said the rankings are for ... [more]

Ashdown, Ridgway, Salisbury, Wright named all-state soccer

May 22, 2012 - Staff:  Marcia Ashdown, Riverton's all-time leading girls soccer scorer, and Logan Ridgway, one of Wyoming's top goalkeepers for the second year in a row, headline ... [more]

Riverton holds Hershey track meet

May 22, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Anna Hutchison, Trysta Stingley and Keegan Rosas won three events apiece Thursday at the Riverton Hershey track and field meet at Wolverine Track.
In the ... [more]

Former Wyoming coach inducted into college hall

May 22, 2012 - Staff:  The National Football Foundation (NFF) announced Tuesday the members of the College Football Hall of Fame 2012 Divisional Class.
This year's class will be ... [more]

Riverton's most successful boys athletic program calls the pitch its home

May 22, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Six years ago, on the grass soccer field between Riverton High School and the James H. Moore Career Center, Riverton High School's boys soccer program hit rock ... [more]

West Nile carriers already detected in city, expert says

May 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Mosquitoes of the type that carry West Nile Virus already have been detected around Riverton this spring.
Riverton City Councilman Lars Baker gave his annual ... [more]

County dispute over vehicle decals continues

May 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners discussed the sticky situation of requiring Coroner Ed McAuslan to place decals on his department's vehicles during their meeting ... [more]