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Man missing since Friday; search involves city and county agencies

May 15, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials were searching for a missing person Tuesday.
Michael James Hanway, 48, of Riverton, has been missing since Friday.
Riverton Police Department ... [more]

Investment income could soften state budget blow

May 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- There's some hope that revenue from state investments could ease the pressure on the Wyoming budget from falling natural gas prices and avoid some ... [more]

Dome repairs begin at Capitol; no money yet for bigger project

May 15, 2012 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE (MCT) -- Repairs to the State Capitol dome are expected to cost close to $1 million.
The state would be responsible for about half that amount, with ... [more]

Flexibility key to combating bark beetle, managers say

May 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) -- Forest managers are asking for greater flexibility to deal with a bark beetle epidemic that has ravaged forests.
Witnesses told a ... [more]

Digest

May 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Snowy road now open for season
RAWLINS -- The Wyoming Department of Transportation says Wyoming 130 in the southern part of the state is now open to ... [more]

Tuesday notes

May 15, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  One last hurrah?
Few of us would ask for a repeat of last May's unseasonably cold, wet weather, when snowfall was still commonplace. We're loving the ... [more]

Half polled in U.S. term Facebook a 'fad,' question initial stock price

May 15, 2012 - By Tali Arbel, The Associated Press:  Half of Americans think Facebook is a passing fad, according to the results of a new Associated Press-CNBC poll. And, in the run-up to the social network's ... [more]

Uranium issue coverage useful

May 15, 2012 - David S. Luzmoor, Riverton:  Editor:
As a citizen of Riverton, I wanted to compliment The Ranger for the excellent coverage in the May 3 edition of the recent Department of Energy public ... [more]

Ralph Petersen

May 15, 2012 - Staff:  Former Fremont County resident Ralph Petersen, 87, of Laramie, died Saturday, May 12, 2012, at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colo.
Funeral ... [more]

Doris Sherburne

May 15, 2012 - Staff:  Funeral services for Doris Sherburne, 92, of Gillette, mother of Susan Mary Thompson, of Riverton, are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, at the First Presbyterian ... [more]

Today

May 15, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
PETERSEN

Former Fremont County resident Ralph Petersen, 87, of Laramie, died Saturday, May 12, at the Medical Center of the Rockies in ... [more]

Souza shines as Raiders get win

May 15, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Johnny Souza recorded 10 strikeouts Saturday and hit a two-run homer to propel the Riverton Raiders to a 4-2 American League baseball victory over Evanston at ... [more]

RMS thinclads win conference title

May 15, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three individual titles and one relay title helped the Riverton seventh-grade boys win the conference track and field meet Saturday, May 5, in Green ... [more]

Survey shows -- surprise -- parents are headache for coaches

May 15, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  If you were a high school coach or athletic director, how would you respond to the following questions?
What is your greatest concern about dealing with ... [more]

Three locals play in U.S. Open qualifier in Riverton

May 15, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton golfers Easton Paxton, P.J. Thomas and Collin Hopkins compete Wednesday in a U.S. Open local qualifying round at the Riverton Country Club.
Golfers ... [more]

Ten Cowboys, Cowgirls tabbed all-conference

May 14, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  The Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships came to an end Saturday, and after four days of action, the University of Wyoming teams came away with ... [more]

Fourth place for RHS soccer girls

May 13, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton opens state tournament play Thursday against Sheridan.
CASPER -- It wasn't until the final moments of their Class 4-A West regional soccer ... [more]

Three double-winners for RHS at West 4-A track

May 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Tyler Graham saved his best 300-meter hurdles race for his last one at Wolverine Track to win the Class 4-A West regional title Saturday.
The Riverton High ... [more]

Wolverine boys drop soccer semi to RS, end 4th in region

May 13, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  ROCK SPRINGS -- Just seven minutes into Riverton's Class 4-A West soccer semifinal match Friday against Rock Springs, Wolverine senior Shayden Coulson did his ... [more]

Good finish for Hitshew at Lander golf invitational

May 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jordan Hitshew completed the spring golf season on top.
The Lander Valley High School junior won the Lander Invitational on Friday by 19 strokes in the ... [more]

Triple gold for LVHS at 3-A regional track

May 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  By Bruce Tippets
Sports Editor

Tanner Simpson walked away with three Class 3-A West regional track and field titles Friday and Saturday in the eight-team ... [more]

Bomb scare halts Shoshone General Council

May 13, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Threat came just as quorum confirmed
The FBI, along with other agencies on the Wind River Indian Reservation, on Saturday morning launched an ... [more]

Let the graduations begin, CWC graduates 303 Friday

May 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CWC hands diplomas to 303 graduates
Bert Oakley proved it's never too late to further one's education.
At 69 years old, the Riverton man was the ... [more]

Hoffman to seek retiring McOmie's seat

May 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Longtime Fremont County educator Michelle Hoffman is running the Wyoming Legislature.
She'll seekto the Wyoming House District 54 seat.
"I have been thinking ... [more]

Groundbreaking starts building process for health/science center

May 13, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  After what Central Wyoming College president Jo Anne McFarland said has been a five-year process, the community college broke ground Thursday afternoon on its ... [more]

National powwow winners find distinctive harmony

May 13, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  North Bear earned a first prize for singing at the Gathering of the Nations Powwow in Albuquerque, N.M.
The four Northern Arapaho members of North Bear ... [more]

CWC receives labor grant

May 13, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College is one of three Wyoming community colleges sharing a $2.7 million Department of Labor grant to develop new and effective learning ... [more]

Archaeology meeting digs into history

May 13, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Three students of Central Wyoming College archaeology instructor Todd Guenther will present their state-recognized papers at the Tuesday, May 15, meeting of ... [more]

Wyoming Honor Farm horses up for adoption

May 13, 2012 - Staff:  The Bureau of Land Management and the Wyoming Honor Farm in Riverton will host a wild horse adoption and gentling clinic on May 18-19.
The BLM and the Honor ... [more]

Boysen concerns focus of May 15 meeting

May 13, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources has rescheduled a meeting for this week in Shoshoni to discuss Boysen State Park operations.
The ... [more]