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Budget cuts bug Baker and Bebout

Oct 4, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Reductions could hurt pest control

With state departments preparing for 8 percent cuts this year, Riverton City Councilman Lars Baker's thoughts have ... [more]

Today

Oct 3, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BROCKIE

Shannon Brockie died Monday, Sept. 27, in Riverton. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Kuper Memorial Cemetery in ... [more]

Wyoming group loses first ruling in FEC suit

Oct 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- A federal judge has denied a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit filed by a Wyoming grassroots group challenging Federal Election Commission ... [more]

Bervadon L. Mitchell

Oct 3, 2012 - Staff:  Bervadon L. Mitchell died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, in Casper. She was 81 years old.
A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Davis ... [more]

Shannon Brockie

Oct 3, 2012 - Staff:  Shannon Brockie died Monday, Sept. 27, 2012, in Riverton.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Kuper Memorial Cemetery in Chinook, Mont. A ... [more]

Norma J. Schiver Laird

Oct 3, 2012 - Staff:  Norma J. Schiver Laird died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. She was 84 years old.
A visitation will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Chapel of Mount Hope, ... [more]

Here's a case of government working the way it ought to

Oct 3, 2012 - Jack Schmidt, Riverton:  Editor:
In the six decades that I have participated in livestock production and marketing I have done my share and more of complaining about the government ... [more]

As debates begin, plenty of questions need answers

Oct 3, 2012 - By The Miami Herald:  Watch enough campaign rallies and listen to enough of those my-opponent-stinks commercials and you could come away convinced that the country is hopelessly ... [more]

See the Orionid meteors this month

Oct 3, 2012 - By Carl Manning:  Yes, it is October, the month of those beautiful autumn leaves and cool, crisp mornings. Time for getting ready for winter.
October is the month for putting ... [more]

Parks closed at sundown

Oct 3, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's a big step in response to a big problem, and it deserves a chance

Citizens often appear to presume that public officials have a magic wand. If ... [more]

Digest

Oct 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Four wolves killed so far
The quota for this year's first Wyoming wolf hunt is 52 wolves out of an estimated 328 in Wyoming, and hunters had killed ... [more]

Two nominated for vacant House seat in Sheridan Co.

Oct 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- Sheridan County Republicans have selected two nominees to fill a vacant state House seat.
The precinct committee members nominated Kathy Coleman ... [more]

Mead noncommittal on higher fuel taxes

Oct 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead says it's appropriate to consider raising the state fuels tax to help fix and maintain roads but he's not convinced that a tax ... [more]

Private sector urged to get involved with issues on aging

Oct 3, 2012 - By Becky Orr, For The Associated Press:  Wyoming must prepare now for the impact of an aging population on state health-care availability and other services, analysts say.
The state's population is ... [more]

Riverton/Shoshoni school merger suggested

Oct 3, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  A motion to merge was defeated 3-2 by the Wyoming School Facilities Commission.

Wyoming is in a unique position when it comes to school construction. ... [more]

Revenue at trash sites off 20 percent for August

Oct 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Revenue collected from the county's seven trash transfer stations saw a roughly 20 percent drop in August compared to the previous month.
A report provided to ... [more]

City makes sundown park closure official with Tuesday vote

Oct 3, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Riverton City Council passed its final vote Tuesday to close local parks after sundown every evening.
The new ordinance defines sundown as "those hours of ... [more]

1 percent tax needed, leaders say

Oct 3, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  City administrator Steven Weaver sees the optional 1 percent sales tax on next month's general election ballot as an opportunity to protect the city's ... [more]

Rustlers edged by Western Wyo. in battle of ranked VB programs

Oct 3, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Western Wyoming Community College outlasted Central Wyoming College in a five-set marathon Tuesday night in a battle of two nationally ranked junior college ... [more]

Riverton pair takes top spots at Ethete cross country meet

Oct 3, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  RHS, Wyoming Indian and Lander Valley High School will all take part on Friday at the Berry Bryant/Kyle Johnson Memorial Invitational at the Wind River Golf ... [more]

Badminton at Rendezvous elementary

Oct 3, 2012 - Staff:  Rendezvous Elementary School fourth-grader Ethan Crowley returned the shuttlecock during Wednesday recess as he and his classmates played badminton near a ... [more]

RJFL 49ers play the Packers

Oct 2, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton Junior Football League running back Caden Werbelow of the 49ers was tackled by Dillon Fabricius (53) of the Packers two weeks ago in a regular-season ... [more]

RHS tennis teams 12th and 14th at state tournament

Oct 2, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School's girls won three consolation tennis matches Thursday through Saturday at the state tournament in Gillette.
In the No. 1 singles ... [more]

Adam Greenberg finally gets his chance at the plate

Oct 2, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  By the time you are reading this, chances are that Adam Greenberg will have completed his boyhood dream -- a dream tragically placed on hold seven years ... [more]

Improving Tigers face big road test in Buffalo

Oct 2, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Taking care of the football is an important reason Lander Valley High School is 1-1 in the Class 3-A East conference after a difficult start to the ... [more]

Today

Oct 2, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the page one quotation graphic in the "Culture of Compassion" story should have said Cheryl Mowry is the Riverton ... [more]

Tommy R. Vechnak

Oct 2, 2012 - Staff:  Tommy R. Vechnak, of Riverton, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 66 years old.
Visitation of family and friends will be 8 ... [more]

Sharon Y. Ford

Oct 2, 2012 - Staff:  Sharon Y. Ford died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at her home. She was 67 years old.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at Davis Funeral Home. ... [more]

Eila E. Gould

Oct 2, 2012 - Staff:  Eila E. Gould, of Riverton, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at her home in Riverton. She was 74 years old.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. ... [more]

Now that Mitt Romney has released some tax returns ...

Oct 2, 2012 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Editor:
If Mitt Romney has to show his tax returns to Obama, then why don't Obama show his real birth certificate to Romney, where he was really ... [more]