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Unfair for Simpson to call seniors 'greediest generation'

May 6, 2012 - Robert Gilliland, Riverton:  Editor:
Alan Simpson, former Republican U.S. Senator from Wyoming and co-chair of President Obama's deficit commission, called senior citizens "the greediest ... [more]

Obama court battles echo FDR's in 1930s

May 6, 2012 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  The possibility that the Supreme Court could throw out some or all of President Barack Obama's landmark health law in the midst of the presidential campaign ... [more]

Living my salad days in Lusk

May 6, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  The term "salad days" most often is attributed to William Shakespeare. Salad days refer to innocence, inexperience and a time of questionable judgment, in ... [more]

On their rockers, Bergstedts win home finale

May 6, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  They started and finished Saturday's high school soccer match sitting in their new rocking chairs.
And, like a retirement couple enjoying the porch on a nice ... [more]

Jackson topples top seed Tigers 6-0

May 6, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School opened last week by winning a coin flip for the No. 1 seed from the Class 3-A Southeast soccer conference but on Tuesday dropped a ... [more]

Lady Tigers fall to Jackson in OT

May 6, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two goals in overtime put Jackson over the top 3-1 on Tuesday in a non-conference girls soccer match over Lander Valley High School in Teton County.
The ... [more]

Riverton girls grab Shane Brock; regionals next

May 6, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The dynamic Riverton High School duo of Hannah Svilar and Jillian C'Bearing lifted the Wolverines to the girls track and field team title in the annual Shane ... [more]

Dual titles for county track at Thermopolis Pre-Region meet

May 6, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Dubois juniors Rachelle Leseberg and Jesse Hawk and Wind River sophomore Joe Lupher claimed two titles apiece Friday at the Bobcat Pre-Region Track meet in ... [more]

Riverton boys soccer ends season with two road losses

May 6, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The final regular season road trip for the Riverton Wolverines boys soccer team was a tough one, as both Green River and Evanston downed Riverton by 1-0 ... [more]

Raiders drop season openers to Evanston

May 6, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Evanston broke open a 4-4 in the top of the eighth inning, scoring seven runs in the frame to post an 11-4 win Saturday afternoon over the Riverton Raiders in ... [more]

Public TV on the air

May 6, 2012 - Staff:  Wyoming's first -- and still only -- public television station went on the air 29 years ago this week when Central Wyoming College flipped the switch on the ... [more]

Wyoming seventh in tough MW golf championships

May 5, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  The Wyoming Cowboy golf team played the first round of the 2012 Mountain West Golf Championship on Friday, in Tucson, Ariz. In a field of eight that features ... [more]

Local baseball season starts Saturday

May 4, 2012 - Staff:  Baseball games for Riverton teams begin this Saturday when the Riverton Raiders baseball team travels to Lander for a noon doubleheader against Evanston. The ... [more]

From Cougs to lacrosse: Steinhoff at UNLV

May 4, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Michelle Steinhoff can't stay away from competition.
The 2009 Wind River High School graduate, attending University of Nevada Las Vegas, realized she had the ... [more]

I'm walking toward better health

May 4, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Exercising has never been high on my radar list.
That slowly started to change after I spent the month of November carrying around oxygen tanks after my ... [more]

State got EPA to delay fracking report, used time to attack findings

May 4, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's governor persuaded the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to postpone an announcement linking hydraulic fracturing to ... [more]

Preliminary hearings for suspects in Hudson case delayed again

May 4, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The concurrent preliminary hearings in Riverton Circuit Court scheduled for last Wednesday morning for two defendants in the Hudson double homicide case have ... [more]

Council considers changing procedure on executive session

May 4, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Councilman Eric Heiser approached the Riverton City Council on Tuesday to ask them to consider moving the executive session to the beginning of the council's ... [more]

RHS activities director on administrative leave; board action may follow

May 4, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Keith Bauder, a longtime Fremont County high school teacher, coach and current activities director at Riverton High School, has been placed on paid ... [more]

University trustees hear report from president on 8 percent budget cut

May 4, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees on Thursday contemplated an 8-percent budget cut that would cost the state's only four-year public ... [more]

Digest

May 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Kid sick after drinking food coloring
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Laramie County authorities say 24 children at a Cheyenne elementary school were sickened after ... [more]

Entrance opening

May 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (AP) -- The East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park opened to automobile traffic on Friday morning.
The National Park Service says ... [more]

A better way

May 4, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Congress wants postal cutbacks delayed while it looks into a continuous problem

Fremont County consumers got interesting news over the past week when ... [more]

On my favorite birthday, I got an important job

May 4, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  Seventy years ago today was my best birthday ever.
Five days before my seventh birthday, my baby sister (and only sibling) was born.
I was given the ... [more]

Romney maps path to victory

May 4, 2012 - By David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- Over the last 100 years, only five incumbent presidents have lost second-term bids. Mitt Romney is trying to become the 21st century's first ... [more]

Sales tax question not 'accosting' the voters

May 4, 2012 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
In the Ranger on April 29, there was a letter to the editor with the heading "Sales tax initiative 'an insult to constituents and ... [more]

Achievers

May 4, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton FFA earns awards at state event
The Riverton FFA Chapter took 27 members to the State FFA Convention on April 2 in Cheyenne. The group did ... [more]

A. Lorraine Vocu

May 4, 2012 - Staff:  A. Lorraine Vocu, 82, died Monday, April 30, 2012, at her home in Riverton.
Graveside services and inurnment are at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Mountain View ... [more]

Hanaleah G. Hower

May 4, 2012 - Staff:  Hanaleah G. Hower, 97, of Dubois, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at the Lander Regional Hospital.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the ... [more]

Jeremy Dean Harris

May 4, 2012 - Staff:  Traditional Shoshone viewing and funeral services for Jeremy Dean Harris, a lifelong resident of Riverton, are Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6.
Mr. Harris, ... [more]