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Riverton girls host youth basketball summer camp

Jul 12, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton Lady Wolverine basketball coach Ron Porter, his coaching staff and players host a three-day girls basketball camp in Wolverine Gym beginning Monday, ... [more]

May jobless rate 1 percent lower in 2011

Jul 12, 2012 - From wire and staff reports:  Fremont County employment

Unemployment rate
May -- 5.8 percent
April -- 6.6 percent
May 2011 -- 6.8 percent

Labor force
May -- ... [more]

State proceeds with Pavillion cistern plan

Jul 12, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Installation of the clean-water receptacles is likely to begin next spring.

Gov. Matt Mead's administration is pressing ahead with plans to install ... [more]

Council to have public hearing on day care zoning issue

Jul 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  After a lengthy and emotional discussion, the Riverton City Council voted to have a public hearing June 17 on an ordinance change that would allow some child ... [more]

'I feel guilty every day,' says convict in sex assault

Jul 12, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Fremont County man will spend the next 18 to 40 years behind bars after pleading guilty to first-degree sexual abuse of a minor.
"Your Honor, I feel guilty ... [more]

Amid strong summer numbers, Yellowstone sets snowmobile dates

Jul 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- The National Park Service plans to hold a series of public meetings to get comment on its proposal to increase the number of ... [more]

Digest

Jul 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  T-storms threaten to start new fires
CHEYENNE -- Thunderstorms hit parts of western and central Wyoming on Wednesday, and spotters are on the lookout ... [more]

The Balloon Block

Jul 12, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The $500 treasure hunt object is a throwback to old-style printing

Riverton welcomes back the two-week schedule of Riverton events for the 32nd year, ... [more]

School can wound kids

Jul 12, 2012 - Jan Clayton, Riverton:  Editor:
Here is a scene: Mom and Dad are in the living room reading the papers. There's a knock on the door. It's the soldiers.
The children are called down ... [more]

Still reaching for his hand

Jul 12, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  My mate and I mark 70 years of marriage

With the recent public announcement of my mate's and my long marriage, the cat's out of the bag and the genie ... [more]

Go play chicken with someone else's economy

Jul 12, 2012 - By The Dallas Morning News Services:  Whenever talk in Washington turns to the Bush tax cuts, few seem willing to separate election year bombast from the harsh economic reality that gridlock soon ... [more]

California style settles in city

Jul 12, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Riverton has a new clothing option targeted at the young and trendy: California Swagg Fashions.
A local couple opened the clothing store officially on May 31 ... [more]

Lois H. Hughes

Jul 12, 2012 - Staff:  Lois H. Hughes, 83, died July 10, 2012, with family and friends by her side at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Today

Jul 12, 2012 - Staff:  Births
LaJEUNESSE-WARREN

A son was born to Anita LaJeunesse, of Fort Washakie, and Gerald Warren, of Riverton, at 9:40 a.m. May 10, 2012, Lander ... [more]

Wolverine Field gets added seating

Jul 12, 2012 - Staff:  Seating gets expanded at Wolverine Field at Riverton High ... [more]

Newspaper stalwart Carolyn B. Tyler dead at age 77

Jul 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  Carolyn B. Tyler, the senior news staff member of The Ranger and the newspaper's former editor, died Tuesday at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 77 ... [more]

Anderson waives preliminary hearing

Jul 11, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The former financial manager for Star-Tech Inc. and Precision Analysis facing embezzlement charges related to the two Riverton companies chose not to challenge ... [more]

Commissioner mending after car accident

Jul 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County Commissioner Keja Whiteman missed meetings for the board earlier this week, which included action to adopt the government's new fiscal-year ... [more]

County OKs $23.5M budget with PILT

Jul 11, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Benefiting from a higher assessed valuation and $1.3 million in federal funding, Fremont County Commissioners on Tuesday approved their new budget with ... [more]

Digest

Jul 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Pilot survives plane crash
CHEYENNE -- A small plane has crashed near Cheyenne.
The plane went down around 7:30 Tuesday morning about 13 miles west of ... [more]

Better day for firefighters

Jul 11, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Crews attacked several new fires started by lightning in northern Wyoming in hopes of extinguishing them before they got established.

CHEYENNE -- ... [more]

Riding with the Rangers

Jul 11, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The death of Carolyn B. Tyler ends the long career of a pioneering newspaperwoman

Fremont County has lost one of its significant citizens. Carolyn ... [more]

Riverton Rendezvous returns this weekend

Jul 11, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The 32nd Riverton Rendezvous is under way with several activities planned throughout the city this weekend.
The Rails to Trails Music on the River Walk is set ... [more]

Filling CBT's space -- for a day

Jul 11, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  This spot is supposed to be Carolyn Tyler's. She wrote a Wednesday column in The Ranger for 51 years.
And a Friday column too and a Monday column for as long ... [more]

Thieves took tribute to lost father, sister

Jul 11, 2012 - Phil Aspinwall, Riverton:  Editor:
Please don't take from me.
The summer of 2007 was a good one for my dad. He and his best pal, Quentin Raymond, caught some of the biggest trout they ... [more]

Freida Lois Robison

Jul 11, 2012 - Staff:  Freida Lois Robison, 76, died July 6, 2012, in Casper.
Visitation was 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, in the Chapel of Mount Hope, Hudson's Funeral Home. ... [more]

Clifford LeRoy Williams

Jul 11, 2012 - Staff:  Clifford LeRoy Williams, 78, died July 4, 2012. A graveside service with military honors has been scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, July 13, at the Mount Hope ... [more]

Today

Jul 11, 2012 - Staff:  Births
JARVIS

A daughter was born to Codi and Beau Jarvis, of Shoshoni, at 5:18 a.m. April 9, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 ... [more]

Younger Riverton all-stars sweep Lander

Jul 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton entered the top of the fifth inning down 3-1, but the 9-10-year-old baseball all-stars scored eight times before Lander could retire the ... [more]

State tourism office 'goes mobile'

Jul 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Office of Tourism recently launched a mobile version of wyomingtourism.org.
This comes after a redesign of the desktop version which was ... [more]