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Council considers changing procedure on executive session

May 4, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Councilman Eric Heiser approached the Riverton City Council on Tuesday to ask them to consider moving the executive session to the beginning of the council's ... [more]

RHS activities director on administrative leave; board action may follow

May 4, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Keith Bauder, a longtime Fremont County high school teacher, coach and current activities director at Riverton High School, has been placed on paid ... [more]

University trustees hear report from president on 8 percent budget cut

May 4, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees on Thursday contemplated an 8-percent budget cut that would cost the state's only four-year public ... [more]

Digest

May 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Kid sick after drinking food coloring
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Laramie County authorities say 24 children at a Cheyenne elementary school were sickened after ... [more]

Entrance opening

May 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (AP) -- The East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park opened to automobile traffic on Friday morning.
The National Park Service says ... [more]

A better way

May 4, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Congress wants postal cutbacks delayed while it looks into a continuous problem

Fremont County consumers got interesting news over the past week when ... [more]

On my favorite birthday, I got an important job

May 4, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  Seventy years ago today was my best birthday ever.
Five days before my seventh birthday, my baby sister (and only sibling) was born.
I was given the ... [more]

Romney maps path to victory

May 4, 2012 - By David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- Over the last 100 years, only five incumbent presidents have lost second-term bids. Mitt Romney is trying to become the 21st century's first ... [more]

Sales tax question not 'accosting' the voters

May 4, 2012 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
In the Ranger on April 29, there was a letter to the editor with the heading "Sales tax initiative 'an insult to constituents and ... [more]

Achievers

May 4, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton FFA earns awards at state event
The Riverton FFA Chapter took 27 members to the State FFA Convention on April 2 in Cheyenne. The group did ... [more]

A. Lorraine Vocu

May 4, 2012 - Staff:  A. Lorraine Vocu, 82, died Monday, April 30, 2012, at her home in Riverton.
Graveside services and inurnment are at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Mountain View ... [more]

Hanaleah G. Hower

May 4, 2012 - Staff:  Hanaleah G. Hower, 97, of Dubois, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at the Lander Regional Hospital.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the ... [more]

Jeremy Dean Harris

May 4, 2012 - Staff:  Traditional Shoshone viewing and funeral services for Jeremy Dean Harris, a lifelong resident of Riverton, are Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6.
Mr. Harris, ... [more]

Today

May 4, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
GRAHAM

Funeral services for James M. Graham, 77, of Lander and Jeffrey City, are at 2 p.m. Monday, May 6, at the Chapel of Mount Hope, Hudson's ... [more]

Three Cowboys hook up with NFL teams

May 3, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE, Wyo. - Three former University of Wyoming football standouts earned their shot at the next level over the weekend, when they received invitations to ... [more]

Waxler wins Region IX individual golf trophy

May 3, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Eastern Wyoming College sophomore Zach Waxler, a former Riverton High School golfer, won the Region IX collegiate golf title to qualify for the National Junior ... [more]

Final regular season matches on tap for Riverton boys, girls soccer teams

May 3, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Although the regular season is winding down for the Riverton High School boys and girls soccer teams, both sets of games this weekend are all about gaining ... [more]

Double-duty CWC star signs for basketball at Black Hills State

May 3, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Courtney Patterson was a two-sport standout athlete the past two years for Central Wyoming College in volleyball and basketball.
Patterson has decided to ... [more]

Shoshoni hoops coaches Mills and Martin switch

May 3, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Same faces, new places.
In a double-switch, Shoshoni High School boys and girls basketball coaches Dan Martin and Max Mills have swapped positions as head ... [more]

Raised uranium in reservation water samples

May 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Department of Energy is investigating the clean water system installed for a Wind River Indian Reservation area affected by uranium contamination ... [more]

With city's gun range operating, gun panel eliminated

May 3, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council's discussion of eliminating the gun club committee went out with a bang on Tuesday.
City Administrator Steven Weaver said the ... [more]

Man gets three to seven years for Riverton man's death

May 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Before hearing his sentence for killing a bicyclist during an intoxicated collision in Riverton last August, Michael William Sniffin of Lander stood up next to ... [more]

Cable TV provider and satellite service finally reach programming deal

May 3, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  After four months of on-and-off negotiations, DISH Network and several Casper-based broadcasting companies have come to an agreement over service to Fremont ... [more]

Activists to protest abortion in Jackson

May 3, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Anti-abortion activists from around the country say they plan to converge in Jackson this month following a recent Wyoming Supreme Court ruling in ... [more]

Digest

May 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Game Dept. urges trash control
CODY -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says the grizzly bear problem around Clark will continue to get worse if ... [more]

Our unique county

May 3, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Data from the Census Bureau brings the unusual details into focus again

The new county population estimates supplied by the U.S. Census Bureau ... [more]

Charge the users of the detox center, not the innocent taxpayer

May 3, 2012 - Bruce Calhoun, Riverton:  Here we go again, more bureaucratic bull.
I'm talking about our city officials wanting to pass higher taxes on alcohol to help pay for the Alcohol Crisis ... [more]

We can't help competing

May 3, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  "Height is complicated," says Nathaniel Hollister, a spokesman for The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats. He's considered an authority on such ... [more]

Analysts eye health care law rejection for Medicare impact

May 3, 2012 - By Ricardo Alonso-Zalvidar, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Medicare's payment system, the unseen but vital network that handles 100 million monthly claims, could freeze up if President Barack Obama's ... [more]

Kentucky Derby betting comes to county

May 3, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  With two months under its belt at Bomber's Sports Bar in Riverton, Wyoming Horse Racing LLC is gearing up for the 2012 Kentucky Derby.
The company runs ... [more]