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Flood warning still in effect

May 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A flood warning remains in place through the weekend for the Wind River near Dubois and Riverton.
According to the National Weather Service, "very warm" ... [more]

Ruth Francis Spoonhunter

May 28, 2014 - Staff:  Ruth Francis Spoonhunter, of Tucson, Ariz., died Friday, May 23, 2014, at Avalon Health Care in Tucson, Ariz. She was 82 years old.
A memorial service ... [more]

Constance 'Connie' Hays

May 28, 2014 - Staff:  Constance "Connie" Hays, of Riverton, died Friday, May 23, 2014, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 66 years old.
Funeral services were Tuesday, ... [more]

K-3 students pick 'Willow Creek' for new school name

May 28, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton elementary school students in grades K-3 have chosen Willow Creek as the name for the new K-3 elementary school to be built at 1200 W. Monroe Ave. ... [more]

A home for Odd Fellows

May 28, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The historic cemetery grounds are worth taking care of in the public sphere

Something was missing from Riverton's Memorial Day ceremonies ... [more]

Episode of the abandoned dog illustrates big problem

May 28, 2014 - Linda Rood, Riverton:  Editor:
This letter is being written to clarify several points raised from my @257;rst letter and to heighten the awareness of the "dumping" of unwanted dogs ... [more]

The intriguing case of Elizabeth Warren

May 28, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  She's a liberal who works with conservatives, and a presidential prospect who truly seems to mean she's not interested.

In her recently published ... [more]

New candidates file for SD25 and HD33

May 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  A second candidate also joined the field for Shoshoni mayor.

Candidates continue to file this week for national, state and local offices representing ... [more]

Students pick Willow Creek as name of new elementary school

May 28, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 students in grades K-3 have selected Willow Creek as the name for Riverton's new elementary school, which is planned to open ... [more]

Past soccer star at RHS still contributing as volunteer

May 27, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Would you put your life on hold for a couple of months each year, taking leave from your work, and the pay that goes with it, to pursue your passion and the ... [more]

Pre-camp football practice this week for Wolverines

May 27, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With the kickoff of the fall 2014 football season on his mind, Riverton Wolverine head coach Pat Patterson, entering his second season, is back and ready to ... [more]

Chief standout first to sign with new cross country team at Central Wyoming College

May 27, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The new Wyoming Indian High School graduate has won the last two Class 2-A Wyoming cross country individual titles for WIHS coach Chico Her Many Horses. ... [more]

Arizona pro goes 19 under par to win Saltwater golf

May 27, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Phoenix professional Zahkai Brown cashed in big time winning the 40th annual Saltwater Classic on Monday with a 19-under score at the Riverton Country Club. ... [more]

Today

May 27, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page on story "Another HD 33 candidate files; Lummis is in" should have said Mike Bailey of Riverton filed Monday ... [more]

Doubt greets Putin's vow to honor result of Ukraine vote

May 27, 2014 - By Carol J. Williams, MCT News Service:  KIEV, Ukraine -- Russian President Vladimir Putin vows he is ready to deal with whoever wins Ukraine's presidential election. But his latest pledge to ... [more]

City suffers from lack of good property maintenance

May 27, 2014 - Don Jones, Riverton:  Editor:
It is true that Riverton is a mess. Alleys are full of Dumpsters without lids, without tree limbs that are cut to fit in the yard waste ... [more]

Tuesday notes

May 27, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Holiday
The offices of The Ranger and Ranger Printers were closed Monday for Memorial Day, and your daily newspaper staff is appreciative of the day ... [more]

Digest

May 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Camper dies at Glendo State Park
CHEYENNE -- A Cheyenne man has died while camping at Glendo State Park.
State parks officials say another camper ... [more]

Grand Teton grizzlies trapped for study

May 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  All trapping operations are located in the back country and away from hiking trails and campsites, but the precise locations where the study team sets its ... [more]

Cheyenne VA controversy concerns vets

May 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Reports that Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Medical Center staff may have falsified records to make it look like patients were getting appointments faster ... [more]

Modelers group to have access to ponds east of Riverton

May 27, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has approved a 10-year lease agreement with the Wyoming Modelers Park Association. The agreement charges the WMPA $10 per year in ... [more]

Two file for Shoshoni town offices; Enzi in

May 27, 2014 - From staff reports:  Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., filed Friday for his fourth term in office.
He has two Democratic challengers so far for his seat in Washington, D.C.: William Bryk of ... [more]

Flood predicted for Wind River on Wednesday

May 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The National Weather Service expects the Wind River to flood Wednesday near Riverton and Dubois and to continue to do so through the weekend. It issues a flood ... [more]

Lenore Ellen Van

May 27, 2014 - Staff:  Lenore Ellen Van died Monday, May 19, 2014, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, at Chapel of Mount Hope at Hudson's ... [more]

June Eileen (Large) Juschka

May 27, 2014 - Staff:  June Eileen (Large) Juschka died Sunday, May 18, 2014, at the Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne, surrounded by family. She was 90 years old.
Funeral services ... [more]

Students of the Year

May 26, 2014 - Staff:  Ivan Thomas
Arapahoe Charter High School

The Student of the Year award for Arapahoe Charter High School went to Ivan Thomas, 19, of Riverton. ... [more]

After six state tournaments, Cornejo leaves RHS soccer for college job

May 26, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Erly Cornejo, the youngest and one of the most successful head coaches in Riverton High School boys sports history, has resigned his position as head coach of ... [more]

Jackson upends Tiger boys for state soccer title

May 26, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In coach Dan Howlett's final season, Lander lost just three times -- all to Jackson.

JACKSON -- An era came to a close for coach Dan Howlett after ... [more]

Eight gold medals for county at state track

May 26, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  CASPER -- Athletes from Fremont County stood at the top of the podium eight times over the three days of the all-class Wyoming state track and field ... [more]

The way it was: Ocean Lake bass catcher -- 1981

May 26, 2014 - Staff:  Memorial Day weekend 33 years ago brought a big fishing derby to Ocean Lake, and the big winners weren't disclosing their secret spot.
BerDeane Sinkule of ... [more]