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Colleges pressured to cut costs

May 16, 2012 - By Tony Pugh, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- The cost of a college education continues to increase faster than inflation; a phenomenon that's roiling family budgets and spurring calls for ... [more]

State and EPA seem 'a little too cozy' on fracking report

May 16, 2012 - Rick Callici, Riverton:  Editor:
Back wen the EPA came out with the information about fracking and the water around Pavillion, the State of Wyoming acted like it came right out of the ... [more]

Chrystal C. Dewey

May 16, 2012 - Staff:  Chrystal C. Dewey, 41, of St. Stephen's, died Saturday, May 12, 2012, in Riverton.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 17, at St. Stephen's Catholic ... [more]

Billy O'Neal

May 16, 2012 - Staff:  Billy O'Neal, 79, died Sunday, May 13, 2012, at the family ranch at Crowheart following a lengthy battle with cancer.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m. ... [more]

Today

May 16, 2012 - Staff:  Correction
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page one story "Downtown farmers market starts Wednesday" should have said Sherry Shelley's phone number is ... [more]

Yentes out as UW track/cross country coach

May 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- Don Yentes is out has head coach of the Wyoming track and field and cross country programs.
UW Athletics Director Tom Burman announced ... [more]

WHSAA strengthens social media policy

May 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- There wasn't one incident -- or even a series of incidents -- that led the Wyoming High School Activities Association to take on the issue ... [more]

Two commissioners to run again; Hickerson making up his mind

May 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners Doug Thompson and Dennis Christensen are seeking re-election for their respective offices, while the other incumbent whose seat is ... [more]

Downtown farmers market starts Wednesday

May 15, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton's new downtown farmers market begins Wednesday, May 16.
From 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday, a section of North Broadway Avenue off Main ... [more]

Horton named ag man of year; Lucases get ag couple recognition

May 15, 2012 - By Christina George and Martin Reed, Staff Writers:  Rural Riverton farmer and rancher Dennis Horton likes to imagine settlers arriving in the north Fremont County area in 1906 and seeing sagebrush, rattlesnakes ... [more]

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]