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David R. Gossett

May 23, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton native David R. Gossett, 58, died of cancer Monday, May 14, 2012, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland, Fla.
Memorial services were ... [more]

Nathan G. Lenard

May 23, 2012 - Staff:  A memorial services for Nathan G. Lenard, 48, is at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at the Set Free Church, 620 W. Adams Ave., Riverton.
Mr. Lenard died Monday, ... [more]

Today

May 23, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
CHRISTOPHERSON

Carl H. Christopherson, 81, of Shoshoni, died Sunday, May 20. A memorial service is at 11 a.m. Friday, May 25, at the Church of ... [more]

Library program helps youth offenders minimize exposure to legal system

May 23, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Branch Library has taken advantage of the power of literature with a new program, Changing Lives through Literature -- an alternative program to ... [more]

Jesse Brown to make NWCC hoops home

May 23, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  PAVILLION -- Northwest College is the next basketball stop for Jesse Brown.
The Wind River High School senior signed a national letter of intent May 15, to ... [more]

Six towns represented in state pitch, hit and run

May 23, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton 13-year-old Teron Doebele displayed his baseball skills Sunday afternoon winning the oldest age division in the Wyoming state Pitch, Hit and Run ... [more]

Conrad, Lamb ranked in Wyo. mixed-doubles

May 23, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Tennis players Marty Conrad of Lander and Kristi Lamb of Riverton are ranked No. 1 Wyoming at the 3.5 mixed doubles level.
Conrad said the rankings are for ... [more]

Ashdown, Ridgway, Salisbury, Wright named all-state soccer

May 22, 2012 - Staff:  Marcia Ashdown, Riverton's all-time leading girls soccer scorer, and Logan Ridgway, one of Wyoming's top goalkeepers for the second year in a row, headline ... [more]

Riverton holds Hershey track meet

May 22, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Anna Hutchison, Trysta Stingley and Keegan Rosas won three events apiece Thursday at the Riverton Hershey track and field meet at Wolverine Track.
In the ... [more]

Former Wyoming coach inducted into college hall

May 22, 2012 - Staff:  The National Football Foundation (NFF) announced Tuesday the members of the College Football Hall of Fame 2012 Divisional Class.
This year's class will be ... [more]

Riverton's most successful boys athletic program calls the pitch its home

May 22, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Six years ago, on the grass soccer field between Riverton High School and the James H. Moore Career Center, Riverton High School's boys soccer program hit rock ... [more]

West Nile carriers already detected in city, expert says

May 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Mosquitoes of the type that carry West Nile Virus already have been detected around Riverton this spring.
Riverton City Councilman Lars Baker gave his annual ... [more]

County dispute over vehicle decals continues

May 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners discussed the sticky situation of requiring Coroner Ed McAuslan to place decals on his department's vehicles during their meeting ... [more]

Sordid home conditions lead to charges of both child and animal cruelty

May 22, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Riverton woman is facing multiple charges of both endangering children and animal cruelty after police say they found unattended small children and several ... [more]

Downtown building to be razed; contract set

May 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Demolition of an abandoned building in downtown Riverton that is now owned by the City of Riverton will proceed.
The council voted to award a bid of $22,225 ... [more]

Mine cited for violation after a quake-like blast

May 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming officials have issued two notices of violation to Cloud Peak Energy Inc. following a blast at the Cordero Rojo coal mine near Gillette that ... [more]

Wyoming snowpack 1/10th of what it was one year ago

May 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Wyoming's snowpack is down to 22 percent of average compared to 220 percent at this time last year.
In its final snowpack report this week, the ... [more]

Lummis set to run for third term

May 22, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Lambasting federal spending and rulemaking as excessive, U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis announced her bid for a third term as Wyoming's lone member of the ... [more]

Digest

May 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Purcell to leave water job
CHEYENNE -- Mike Purcell is retiring as director of the Wyoming Water Development Office.
Gov. Matt Mead issued a statement ... [more]

Antler auction raises $90,000

May 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- The 45th annual Boy Scout Elk Antler Auction in Jackson has raised nearly $90,500, most of which will benefit the National Elk Refuge.
The refuge ... [more]

Tuesday notes

May 22, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Holiday housekeeping
First, a note on some Ranger business: The Ranger and Ranger Printers both will be closed Monday, May 28, in observance of ... [more]

Convenience comes with consequences

May 22, 2012 - By Walter Cook:  Ask any Wyoming angler about carp, and he or she probably will refer to a nasty, bottom-dwelling fish imported from Asia that crowds out native fish and ... [more]

Jovan C. Willow

May 22, 2012 - Staff:  Jovan C. Willow, 24, died Friday, May 18, 2012, in a one-vehicle accident east of Shoshoni.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Friday, May 25, at Rocky Mountain ... [more]

Today

May 22, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page-one story about the filing period for the primary election contained an incorrect date in the headline. The ... [more]

Wolverines consolation champs with Saturday 4-3 win over Central

May 20, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  By Bruce Tippets
Sports Editor

BIG HORN -- Freshman Tristan White scored on the final minute of overtime as Riverton High School knocked off Cheyenne ... [more]

Bergstedts call it a career after the longest coaching stint in RHS history

May 20, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Rick Bergstedt is the only head soccer coach the Riverton Lady Wolverines have ever had and his wife, Peggy, has been his assistant since the second year of ... [more]

Tigers finish third at 3-A state soccer

May 20, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  By Bruce Tippets
Sports Editor

BIG HORN -- Two early goals by Trapper Lee put the momentum on the side of Lander Valley High School in a 4-1 win vs. Buffalo ... [more]

Tiger girls fourth at state soccer

May 20, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  By Bruce Tippets
Sports Editor

BIG HORN -- A 3-2 win over Star Valley on Thursday afternoon in the opening round proved to be the highlight for Lander ... [more]

Pokes send fourteen to NCAA track

May 20, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  The top 48 athletes in each event advance to preliminary meets in the East and West regions.

LARAMIE--Fourteen University of Wyoming track and field ... [more]

Raiders take two from Rawlins

May 20, 2012 - Staff:  Although Friday's scheduled game with Casper was postponed because of weather, the Riverton Raiders played two Saturday at Roy Peck Field and swept the Rawlins ... [more]