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Class mottoes

May 20, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  This year's graduates give it a go
Coming up with a life motto when you're 18 years old probably isn't priority No. 1, but our Fremont County high ... [more]

Living with the assault on education

May 20, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It began in the 1990s, and our schools have never been the same.
We were crowded into a kindergarten classroom on a warm Friday afternoon. Shoshoni had ... [more]

Rule creates 'poultry pirates'

May 20, 2012 - By Jack R. Lee, Riverton:  Editor:
Small farmer alert! Wyoming's Department of Agriculture unveiled its new poultry processing regulations at the farmers market conference held in ... [more]

GOP still has to fall 'in like' with Romney

May 20, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  There's still time, but the presumptive nominee has to get busy.
TAMPA, Fla. -- An axiom of American politics holds that, in choosing their ... [more]

Digest

May 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Grand Teton to host eclipse event
MOOSE -- The Teton Range will provide one of the more dramatic backdrops for a solar eclipse that will be visible ... [more]

Appreciation for senior citizens center, in verse

May 18, 2012 - Kathleen G. Watts, Roque Bluffs, Maine:  Editor:
I would like to share what our Riverton Senior Citizens Center means to me and to many others, I'm sure:
What do you do when your spouse has ... [more]

Classified secrets

May 18, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Our internal system changeover for the 'want ads' is more or less complete

Readers are noticing a new look to the Ranger classified advertising pages ... [more]

Colorado joins Wyo. effort to fight federal roadless rule

May 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  DENVER -- The Colorado Mining Association is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a 2001 rule that largely barred new roads on 58 million acres of roadless ... [more]

Riverton boys execute defensive game plan but fall to Sheridan 1-0

May 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  BIG HORN -- Sheridan's Reece Hunter kicked a brilliant shot past Riverton High School goalkeeper Logan Ridgway in the middle of the second half for the only ... [more]

Lady Wolverines bounced from state soccer tourney

May 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  BIG HORN -- The end of a long soccer coaching career for Rick and Peggy Bergstedt came Friday morning in a 2-0 loss by Riverton High school to Casper Natrona in ... [more]

Three county champs in first day of state track and field meet

May 18, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The flag on the north end of Harry Geldien Stadium barley furled throughout the day Thursday as near perfect weather greeted the opening day of the all-class ... [more]

Conserve water now, Riverton residents told

May 18, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton residents are being asked to conserve water as the city of Riverton adopted a drought management plan at a Riverton City Council meeting ... [more]

Lander City Council candidates file

May 18, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Several candidates vying for a Lander City Council seat threw their hats into the race on Thursday, the first day of the filing period for the August primary ... [more]

Tribal members 'want some answers' Saturday

May 18, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Former Northern Arapaho Gaming Commission member Curtis Addison contends the tribe's casino managers banned him from their premises because of concerns he has ... [more]

Crowheart woman killed in wreck; children injured

May 18, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials are investigating a one-vehicle rollover east of Shoshoni early Friday morning that claimed the life of a Crowheart woman and injured three others, ... [more]

Flaming Gorge pipeline plan rejected again by regulators

May 18, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal agency for the second time has denied a permit requested by a Colorado businessman who wants to build a 500-mile pipeline to carry water ... [more]

Useful tips for some routine tasks

May 18, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  An Internet friend recently shared some useful tips for everyday tasks, as follows:
- Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill with hot ... [more]

Obama will tell G8 growth only real answer to the European c

May 18, 2012 - By Lesley Clark. McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- U.S. presidents have long sought relief from battles inside the Beltway and have entertained visiting heads of state at Camp David, the ... [more]

Wells Fargo awards grant to Habitat

May 18, 2012 - Staff:  Wells Fargo Housing Foundation has awarded a grant to Habitat for Humanity, Wind River County for $15,000. The funds will be used for constructing Habitat for ... [more]

Riverton Regional Airport employee retires

May 18, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A City of Riverton employee was recognized for his work at the Riverton Regional Airport. George Wright retired as an airport operator after working from Sept. ... [more]

Achievers

May 18, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Built Ford Tough prize awarded to Pingetzer
INDIANAPOLIS -- Jessica Pingetzer, a 2012 graduate of Shoshoni High School FFA, has been awarded a $1,000 ... [more]

Esther Brodrick Brumage

May 18, 2012 - Staff:  Esther Brodrick Brumage, 93, died of natural causes Thursday, April 26, 2012, at the Powell Valley Care Center. She was the mother of the late Gary Brodrick of ... [more]

Today

May 18, 2012 - Staff:  Births
PIQUETTE

A son was born to Kathryn and Evan Piquette, of Riverton, at 8:22 a.m. May 3, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 ... [more]

Pope praises U.S. efforts to welcome immigrants

May 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI has praised the "great generosity" of American Catholics in welcoming new immigrants and backed the commitment of bishops in ... [more]

Ag business of the year

May 17, 2012 - Staff:  Brown Company owner Trevor Becken, left, received the ag business of the year award from University of Wyoming extension agent Ron Cunningham at the Fremont ... [more]

State track and field meet underway in Casper

May 17, 2012 - Staff:  Fremont County girls scored points on day one of the Wyoming state high school track and field meet Thursday in Casper. Above, Jillian C'Bearing of ... [more]

Trash transfer station hours slashed; Atlantic City protests heard

May 17, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Most trash transfer stations around Fremont County will have vastly decreased hours starting June 1 after the solid waste board on Monday night voted to ... [more]

Probation for ex-teacher on sex charges

May 17, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County prosecutor Patrick LeBrun delivered a message in court on Thursday morning to supporters of former Riverton High School teacher Sean Coby ... [more]

In funding plea, detox center boss recalls previous era

May 17, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Alcohol Crisis Center director Lisa Amos asked the Riverton City Council to imagine the city as it was before the crisis center opened 12 years ... [more]

Races take shape on first day of candidate filing

May 17, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The filing period for elected offices appearing on the August primary ballot opened Thursday and already there are two races that include an incumbent and ... [more]