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City OKs more off-site alcohol catering permits

Feb 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton on Tuesday increased the number of alcohol catering permits to 24 per venue, up from the original six per licensee per year.
The catering ... [more]

First meeting set on possible changes to commission district

Feb 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  Public meetings begin this week aimed at both informing and hearing from the public on possible changes to Fremont County Commission districts.
Meetings, all ... [more]

Police identify suspect in stabbing

Feb 22, 2012 - By Christina George Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department is seeking assistance in locating Thomas Joseph Shakespeare, 29, of the Riverton area, who has been identified as a suspect in ... [more]

Bill would allow 80 mph on Wyoming interstates

Feb 22, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  (AP) -- Drivers could zoom along at 80 mph is a bill advanced by a Wyoming House committee becomes law.
The panel on Tuesday endorsed a bill giving the Wyoming ... [more]

Fewer bills

Feb 22, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Wyoming Legislature has a bit less to do this year, and uncertainty about the economy is the reason.
First, a disclaimer: Never let it be said the ... [more]

Job Corps promises starting to sound like a 'bill of goods'

Feb 22, 2012 - Ronald Strauss Riverton:  Editor:
I see where U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi is giving more "assurances" about the Job Corps center. This is all starting to sound pretty lame.
As I recall, the ... [more]

Fixing government is up to us

Feb 22, 2012 - The San Jose Mercury News:  The Congress is mostly in gridlock. The political parties -- particularly the GOP -- don't want to compromise, no matter how silly the impasse. The moderate ... [more]

Twelve ways exercise is overrated

Feb 22, 2012 - The San Jose Mercury News:  Health advocates are always impressing upon us the importance of walking -- or, in my case (st)rolling, but an Internet friend recently poo-pooed that with the ... [more]


Feb 22, 2012 - Staff:  CORRECTION
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page one story "Police say man killed in crash wore seat belt" should have said Henry P. Gomendi, 42, of ... [more]

John R. Digby

Feb 22, 2012 - Staff:  John R. Digby, 54, of Mills, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, with family by his side. He died after a battle with cancer.
Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. ... [more]

Joyce Fuller

Feb 22, 2012 - Staff:  Funeral services for Fremont County native, Joyce Fuller, 87, of Buffalo, are at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo. The Rev. ... [more]

Robert Morgenweck

Feb 22, 2012 - Staff:  Robert "Bob" Morgenweck, 69, a longtime resident of the Wyoming Life Resource Center in Lander, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at the WLRC Health Care Center.
A ... [more]

James O. Christie

Feb 22, 2012 - Staff:  James O. "Jimmy" Christie, 76, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, in Lander.
Cremation has taken place. Inurnment will be in Chattanooga, Tenn., at a later ... [more]

Grace Marie Anne Roskowske

Feb 22, 2012 - Staff:  Grace Marie Anne Roskowske, infant daughter of Katie Lynn O'Brien and Charles Armour Roskowske Jr. of Riverton, was stillborn Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at ... [more]

Eighty-three CWC students named to president's honor roll

Feb 22, 2012 - Staff:  Eighty-three Central Wyoming College students earned perfect 4.0 grade point averages during the fall 2011 semester and were named to on the president's honor ... [more]

UW swim coach Johnson MPSF Coach of the Year

Feb 22, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  WOODLAND, Calif. -- Wyoming head swimming and diving coach Tom Johnson was selected by his peers as the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Coach of the Year ... [more]

Sportsmanship -- the good, the bad, and the uncertain

Feb 21, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Station-to-station baseball.
It's what happens when a team gets a comfortable lead, the outcome of the game is not in doubt, and the leading team does its ... [more]

SSHS girls rout Lady Miners

Feb 21, 2012 - Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  LANDER -- A fast start Monday afternoon sparked St. Stephen's in the Class 1-A West regional girls basketball play-in game, lifting them a 80-43 victory over ... [more]

Eagles whip Farson in Monday 'pigtail' contest

Feb 21, 2012 - Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  LANDER -- St. Stephen's finished Farson's season Monday afternoon by recording a 57-38 victory in a boys Class 1-A West regional basketball play-in game at Bob ... [more]

Lady Rams can't find way to regionals

Feb 21, 2012 - Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  LANDER -- Any hopes Dubois had for a girls regional tournament berth ended in a scoreless first half Monday. The Lady Rams fell behind Encampment 26-0 at ... [more]

Big competition on small wheels

Feb 21, 2012 - By Christina George Staff Writer:  Tom Riggin used to be an avid dirt bike racer.
But about three years ago, the Colorado Springs, Colo., resident switched gears, trading in two wheels for four ... [more]

County pushes for speedy decision on election appeal

Feb 21, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  An attorney representing Fremont County government wants the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to render a decision in ongoing debate about commission ... [more]

Police say man killed in crash wore seat belt

Feb 21, 2012 - By Christina George Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Highway Patrol said the Thermopolis man killed in a single-car crash Feb. 10 near Shoshoni was wearing his seat belt when the car rolled numerous ... [more]

Winter carnival organizers call event a success

Feb 21, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge Staff Writer:  The 2012 Wild West Winter Carnival came to a close this weekend with the remote control car races at the Wind River Casino. The contest was sponsored by Hammer ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 21, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:
For months now, anyone who went online to visit saw only a static message about the site being under reconstruction or ... [more]

All downhill from here

Feb 21, 2012 - By Richard Klein:  Last summer in June, a cousin and his wife arrived at the Jackson Hole airport, bound for a Yellowstone park adventure. My wife and I met them in Jackson that ... [more]

Troop leaders highly helpful to young scout

Feb 21, 2012 - Nathaniel Sauer Riverton:  Editor:
I am a Boy Scout working to pass an Eagle requirement for a merit badge. It requires writing a letter to the editor.
In this letter I would like to ... [more]

Scout letters brought back nice memory

Feb 21, 2012 - Dave Shane Riverton:  Editor:
I am getting a real kick out of reading the letters from the Eagle Scout candidates. It brings to mind the huge effort my cousin, who was practically ... [more]


Feb 21, 2012 - Staff:  DEATHS

Fort Washakie native Matilda A. Braman, 60, died of natural causes Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, in Pocatello, Idaho. Traditional Native ... [more]

Matilda A. Braman

Feb 21, 2012 - Staff:  Fort Washakie native Matilda A. Braman, 60, died of natural causes Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, in Pocatello, Idaho.
Traditional Native American teepee viewing ... [more]