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County museums staff attend conference

Dec 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  The three new visitor services coordinators with the Fremont County museum system recently attended training sessions at the National Association of ... [more]

Riverton school board recognized

Dec 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 superintendent Terry Snyder was happy to commend the school board Nov. 25 after they received recognition at the Wyoming ... [more]

Lincoln used a lot of executive orders during the Civil War

Dec 5, 2014 - Dennis Vant, Riverton:  Editor:
Regarding the issue of executive orders by presidents, if Abraham Lincoln were president today, he would get boiled alive on TV and the blogs for all ... [more]

Turns out we live in excitement city

Dec 5, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  It must be true -- it's on the Internet.

Years ago my somewhat older brother had a friend named Richard who spent a lot of time at our house when they ... [more]

Looking up

Dec 5, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Friday's test flight of the Orion spacecraft was good for America

The United States of America is trying to get back into the manned spaceflight ... [more]

Digest

Dec 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  State pushes for NW coal port
CHEYENNE -- The state of Wyoming continues to try to pressure Oregon to permit a coal terminal on the Columbia River that ... [more]

Superintendents applaud COLA talks

Dec 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A coalition of Wyoming school districts welcomes Gov. Matt Mead's support of an inflation adjustment for K-12 public schools, but the governor did ... [more]

Residents warned of 'Green Dot' telephone scam

Dec 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  Officials are investigating a recent scam that has hit Fremont County involving Green Dot MoneyPak cards.
The cards are legitimate products, but ... [more]

Holiday craft fair lineup offers many events this month

Dec 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Craft fairs abound in Fremont County this weekend, with events scheduled in both Lander and Riverton to encourage local holiday shopping.
Saturday is the ... [more]

Annoyed judge chides both sides as sex assault case drags on unresolved

Dec 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After dragging on for a year and half, a sexual abuse case has reached the point where neither a trial nor a plea agreement might be possible.
The judge on ... [more]

Few conclusions from Pavillion water report; more study suggested

Dec 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Few firm answers are contained in a new report released this week examining potential sources of groundwater contamination near Pavillion.
Looking at oil and ... [more]

Today

Dec 4, 2014 - Staff:  Births
SMITH

A son was born to Whittney Gomendi-Smith of Riverton and Jesse Smith of Riverton at 7:33 a.m. Nov. 8 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. ... [more]

Today

Dec 3, 2014 - Staff:  Births
ROTROFF

A son was born to Kayla Rotroff of Riverton and Zachary Rotroff of Riverton at 12:26 a.m. Aug. 26 at SageWest Health Care. The baby ... [more]

Today

Dec 2, 2014 - Staff:  Births
OPHUS

A daughter was born to Calli Ophus of Lander and Calvin Ophus of Lander at 9 p.m. Nov. 8 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby ... [more]

'As clean as it gets'

Nov 30, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Picture-perfect audit report for Riverton schools

Fremont County School District 25 received a passing audit for the 2013-2014 fiscal year Tuesday ... [more]

Crews working on Little Wind River bridge near Riverton

Nov 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  A 3.32-mile highway improvement project is under way with work on the Little Wind River bridge south of Riverton on Wyoming Highway 789. The $11.04 million ... [more]

Lyndall T. Weber

Nov 30, 2014 - Staff:  Lander native Lyndall T. Weber R03;died Friday, Nov. 2, 2014. He had battled cancer for four and a half years. He was 71 years old.
Lyndall Taylor Weber was ... [more]

Three coins to mark statehood of Wyoming

Nov 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  In recognition of the 125th Anniversary of Wyoming's statehood which occurred on July 10, 1890, the state is producing a series of commemorative coins, three ... [more]

Wild horse board seeks three members

Nov 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management has announced a second call for public nominations over a 30-day period to fill three positions on its national Wild Horse and ... [more]

Ranger not expected to publish Tuesday

Nov 30, 2014 - Staff:  The Ranger plans to skip Tuesday's print publication while new press equipment is being installed.
It is possible that Wednesday's edition will be interrupted ... [more]

Ag agencies offer farm program series

Nov 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  Details of new farm programs will be covered during meetings across Wyoming that begin Dec. 12 in Worland and end Dec. 19 in Gillette.
The Riverton meetings ... [more]

Digest

Nov 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Fierce winds whip Cody area
CODY -- Hurricane-force wind knocked out windows and electricity, topped a 40-foot spruce tree onto a visitor center and ... [more]

Wind River's Trujillo is VB Coach of the Year

Nov 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In a span of two years, Wind River Lady Cougars volleyball coach Kristan Trujillo has landed her team into the Class 2-A state tournament.
That success has ... [more]

Town's question: Are deer pests or four-legged works of art?

Nov 30, 2014 - By Lew Freedman, For The Associated Press:  The fate and longevity of some deer may soon be determined by government agencies.

CODY -- Mule deer can be regularly spotted munching grass or ... [more]

Bigger bomber training zone would include Wyoming

Nov 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Any given location across a sprawling area of the Northern Plains could see up to nine low-altitude overflights by military aircraft annually ... [more]

The Ferguson diagram

Nov 30, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  There are lessons there for everyone about what to do, and what not to

From a thousand-mile distance we in Wyoming have watched the unfolding ... [more]

Wonderful guide dog could use some antlers for chewing

Nov 30, 2014 - Bob Funk, Riverton:  Editor:
I have been very fortunate in my 77 years to get to fly many, many miles across this Earth in a commercial airlines jet. I love it.
The roar of the ... [more]

RHS Wolverine Fullerton is football Player of the Year

Nov 30, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton Wolverine senior quarterback and defensive back Brandon Fullerton has been named the Fremont County football player of the year by the sports staff of ... [more]

Some are more equal than others

Nov 30, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  How is it that one man's "socialism" is another man's "economic development"?

There is a sign near the checkout counter at Jiffy Rental that depicts ... [more]

New Mexico holds off Wyoming 36-30

Nov 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Carlos Wiggins returned a kickoff 97 yards for the game-winning touchdown late in the third on Saturday and New Mexico's defense held on ... [more]