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Trinity Lutheran earns CCLE accreditation

Sep 21, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Trinity Lutheran School's accreditation this summer through the Consortium for Classical and Lutheran Education should help bolster enrollment numbers and ... [more]

Businesses help with Habitat home

Sep 21, 2012 - From staff reports:  Volunteers from Wells Fargo, the Riverton Police Department and Brunton Outdoor Group have been donating construction labor on the Habitat for Humanity home at ... [more]

Squeaky wheel

Sep 21, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The shortcomings of Riverton's county government facilities aren't going away

It shouldn't take a bullet through the wall to make progress on an ... [more]

Long-awaited CDS facility now open

Sep 21, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming first lady Carol Mead spoke in Riverton at the dedication ceremony.

Teachers at Child Development Services in Riverton said they will be able ... [more]

New school year brings changes to in-service days

Sep 21, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Instructors gather every Wednesday morning for shorter sessions in smaller groups, or "professional learning communities."

School officials say ... [more]

Be glad for what you have, and work harder for what you want

Sep 20, 2012 - Ron Howard, Riverton:  Editor:
I read Dan Wimp's letter and felt compelled to say a few words.  To think that those who vote for Obama are stupid is entirely his opinion, and he's ... [more]

Flags on Main

Sep 20, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Consider making a small donation to the Riverton Avenue of Flags

Everybody who sees downtown Riverton's "Avenue of Flags" on patriotic holidays and ... [more]

Why have regulations in place if they aren't being enforced?

Sep 19, 2012 - James Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
I don't understand why a community would set rules and regulations in place and then just totally ignore them.
Houses being determined unlivable one ... [more]

Renoir mural getting new home

Sep 19, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  It's a sensible move likely to quell controversy

The older we get, the less likely we are to remember high school. The four formative years that ... [more]

Time for an auditorium

Sep 19, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  It is a matter both of necessity and community standing for Riverton High School

The words from Terry Snyder's mouth were music to the ears of ... [more]

Second-degree murder suspect chooses to delay initial hearing

Sep 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Nickelson remains in jail on $1 million cash-only bond for allegedly shooting Lucas Myhre.

A Riverton man charged with second-degree murder in a ... [more]

Alpine Lake Fire is not simply a 'science project'

Sep 18, 2012 - Dan Durrelle, Riverton:  Editor:
Steven R. Peck's editorial in The Ranger the other day about the air pollution caused by the fire up by Sage Creek was on the money. I have read the ... [more]

Hard braking cited in airplane wreck report

Sep 18, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The crop duster was damaged June 3 on a dirt airstrip in the Hidden Valley area.

A pilot's loss of control combined with excessive braking while ... [more]

Police: Teen was huffing before wreck

Sep 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  Officials cited Gentry Blackburn, 19, of Riverton, for driving under the influence and driving without a license at about 9:20 a.m. Saturday after he ... [more]

Most Riverton schools come up short of 2012 AYP standard

Sep 18, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Education on Tuesday released 2012 Adequate Yearly Progress results for schools throughout the state.
AYP is the accountability ... [more]

Digest

Sep 16, 2012 - From staff reports:  Agency talks new hunting rules
Simplifying and modernizing the legal firearm regulations and establishing a big game baiting regulation to help with ... [more]

Help for Health expands hospice program services

Sep 16, 2012 - From staff reports:  Training set for Transition volunteers at noon on Oct. 8 at Riverton facility.

Help for Health Hospice is offering a new program called Transitions ... [more]

Winter Fair plans heating up

Sep 16, 2012 - From staff reports:  Organizers of the 2013 Wyoming State Winter Fair have set the dates of their upcoming events related to the annual event.
The livestock show will be Feb. 23 ... [more]

Initial charge 'murder two' for suspect in Thursday night killing

Sep 16, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man remains in jail on a second-degree murder charge after a judge on Friday set his bond at $1 million cash, accused of shooting and killing a man ... [more]

Hunt named pay it forward scholar

Sep 14, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton High School graduating senior Taylor Hunt, center, met recently with RHS class of 1961 alumni Kathy Brown and Fred Kilfoy as Hunt was presented with ... [more]

Jim Bridger, Esther Morris are happy in their new digs

Sep 14, 2012 - Lew Diehl, Riverton:  Editor:
Old Jim Bridger, Jed Smith, Sacajawea and Esther Morris, led by Father De Smet and others were probably singing and dancing their new digs Sept ... [more]

Who dunnit?

Sep 14, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Modern communication technology permanently has complicated the identification of crime victims

Ongoing issues related to how, when and whether ... [more]

New CES facility expands recycling operations locally

Sep 14, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Employees and clients of Community Entry Services celebrated the completion of their new recycling center with an open house Thursday at the facility.
The new ... [more]

Man shot to death at city apartment

Sep 14, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department is investigating the death of Lucas Myhre, 27, of Riverton, who was pronounced dead Thursday evening at the scene of a shooting ... [more]

First Lady Carol Mead, mayor to attend CDS grand opening

Sep 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  Child Development Services of Fremont County will celebrate the grand opening of its new Riverton building, 1205 E. Lincoln Ave., during a ribbon cutting ... [more]

Wind River Oncology welcomes new doctor

Sep 13, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Dr. Gayle Roberts has learned in his 25 years of treating cancer that it is OK to befriend patients.
"When I first started my training I was told to remain ... [more]

Satisfied

Sep 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  With other school board ballots full to bursting, Riverton's incumbents drew no challengers at all

Everyone must be pretty well pleased with the way ... [more]

City school lunch prices up 20 cents

Sep 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  This year's 20-cent increase in lunch prices for Riverton students had little to do with the federal Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, officials ... [more]

'Only an idiot' would argue against a 'very affordable' tax

Sep 12, 2012 - Ronald Strauss, Riverton:  Editor:
I think the mayor of Riverton is right when he says if we want to fix all the potholes, curbs, crummy gutters and the like around town, then we will ... [more]

District 25 completes Pershing land buy for $190K

Sep 12, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The site initially could be used to help ease access congestion at two Riverton elementary schools.

Fremont County School District 25 has finalized ... [more]