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Lander resident pledges for University of Nebraska sorority

Sep 28, 2012 - From staff reports:  Sororities at the University of Nebraska at Kearney have announced the names of 138 fall pledges. Lander resident Fredde Armajo was among them, pledging for ... [more]

Griewahn, Reed marry Aug. 11

Sep 28, 2012 - Staff:  LeRoy and Cynthia Griewahn, of Riverton, are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Kaya Griewahn, of Riverton, to Brandon Reed, of Riverton. The ... [more]

Butt crack problem in Riverton? Try this new ordinance on for size

Sep 28, 2012 - Gloria J. Zak, Seattle:  Editor:
Recently we read an article in your paper regarding a "butt crack" issue in a local restaurant. One of our employees had an issue a couple of ... [more]

Inaction by Congress has wind energy in state of limbo

Sep 28, 2012 - By The Kansas City Star:  Suddenly, much of the wind has gone out of the sails of a once-growing industry in this country.
Wind energy companies are laying off a lot of employees, ... [more]

AML money vanishes

Sep 28, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  When federal spending cuts hit home, the hard reality of budget cutting does as well

The realization that Wyoming is going to lose tens of millions ... [more]


Sep 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Former Powell officer charged
POWELL -- A former Powell police officer is accused of using his former position of authority to get a woman to submit ... [more]

Coal mine faces safety fines

Sep 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The mine's owners said they will challenge some of the findings.

Federal mining regulators hit a southwestern Wyoming coal mine with more than two ... [more]

Fire worries down in Teton Park; elk season nears

Sep 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK -- Amid ongoing wildfire concerns, Grand Teton National Park's annual elk reduction program begins on Oct. 6.
Wyoming-licensed ... [more]

Commission seeks state grant to shore up court site

Sep 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution authorizing submission of a grant application for emergency funds for the Riverton ... [more]

Students aid in restoring rugged trail near Dubois

Sep 28, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Chelsea Lowry was one of seven University of Wyoming students who participated in the Wyoming Conservation Corps Project to fix the Ramshorn Trail near Dubois. ... [more]

Restrictions being lifted as wildfire's growth stalls

Sep 28, 2012 - From staff reports:  The huge fire in north central Fremont County has slowed to a crawl, and public land closures imposed because of the blaze are being lifted.
U.S. Forest ... [more]

First experts: Not much new in fracking data

Sep 28, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Just one of the wells was flowing with enough water to yield a reliable test sample.

New samples from beneath a Wyoming gas field where the U.S. ... [more]

Higher county tax base not all good for CWC funding

Sep 28, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College is one of two community colleges in Wyoming that will lose state funding this year because of an increase in local assessed ... [more]

Rock Springs shuts out Riverton seventh-graders

Sep 28, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton's Isaiah Monroe turned to pitch the ball to Shawn Curtain on a "hook and lateral" play against Rock Springs on Thursday afternoon. Rock Springs ... [more]

Casper hands CWC first Region IX volleyball loss

Sep 28, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Rustlers begin a key homestand Tuesday night vs. Western Wyoming Community College at Rustler Gym.

Casper College handed Central Wyoming College ... [more]

New commitment paid off for top RHS golfer

Sep 28, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wolverine senior Aaron Nirider was just one stroke out of the playoff for the 4-A championship.

Aaron Nirider took a turn in the right direction ... [more]

RHS spurs Fillies on home volleyball court

Sep 28, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The RHS sophomore volleyball team swept the Casper Natrona Fillies in two games Thursday night in Wolverine Gym.
Then the RHS junior varsity volleyball team ... [more]

Thompson betters her time again for Riverton at Worland XC meet

Sep 28, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Olivia Thompson is lowering her cross country times each meet for Riverton High School.
The defending Class 4-A state champion placed fifth Thursday afternoon ... [more]

Friday night prep football scores

Sep 28, 2012 - Associated Press:  PREP FOOTBALL
Big Horn 56, Wheatland 24

Burlington 51, Wyoming Indian 8

Burns 34, Moorcroft 8

Campbell County 21, Sheridan 18

Casper Kelly Walsh ... [more]

Swim dual with Powell called off

Sep 27, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Last weekend in Worland, Jordan Settlemire was Riverton's only event winner.

The Riverton Lady Wolverines swim team will have a rare weekend off. ... [more]

Wolverines battle Bison in annual Homecoming game

Sep 27, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Kickoff is at 7 p.m Friday at Wolverine Field. Buffalo stands at 1-4 on the season and 0-1 in the Class 3-A East conference, while Riverton is 2-3 overall ... [more]

CWC women in top five at Chadron rodeo; goat tyer second individually

Sep 27, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College cowgirl Shaylee Hance improved three spots in the goat tying event from the Rustler Roundup to place second Sunday at the Chadron State ... [more]


Sep 27, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page 9 correction should have said that Friday's Riverton High School Homecoming parade begins at 1:30 ... [more]

Violet F. Miller

Sep 27, 2012 - Staff:  Violet F. Miller died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, in Dubois. She was 87 years old.
A funeral service will be at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Mt. Calvary ... [more]

Donald Johnson

Sep 27, 2012 - Staff:  Donald Johnson, of Lander, died Monday, July 9, 2012, at Manning Regional Healthcare Center in Manning, Iowa. He was 74 years old.
Memorial services will be ... [more]

Rapp molds favorite pastime into business

Sep 27, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Phylinda Rapp has always had a passion for ceramics.
"I've liked playing in the mud since I was a little bitty kid," Rapp said with a smile. "I still like ... [more]

Shoshoni Recreation District 24 earns $15,000 community grant

Sep 27, 2012 - From staff reports:  Shoshoni Recreation District 24 was awarded a $15,000 Let's Play Community Construction Grant from the Dr Pepper Snapple Group and the national nonprofit ... [more]

Riverton businesswoman to be featured at women's expo

Sep 27, 2012 - From staff reports:  Kathleen Irvin of Riverton's Irvin Cellars will be featured during this year's Wyoming Women's Expo, scheduled for Oct. 5 to Oct. 6 at the Casper Event ... [more]

What the presidential polls show

Sep 27, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  Only six weeks to go in the presidential campaign, and the public opinion surveys have developed a case of the jitters. Last week, one respected poll reported ... [more]

City seems unsure of what to do when a decision needs to be made

Sep 27, 2012 - Gene Parsons, Riverton:  Editor:
After reading the new article in The Ranger under the heading "Council conducts job evaluation of Weaver," I would imagine the conclusion they came ... [more]