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Probe continues of bomb threat at tribal council

May 20, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The May 12 incident forced postponement of the controversial meeting for one week.
Authorities are continuing to investigate a bomb threat at the ... [more]

Mayor vetoes council vote awarding bid on DCI site

May 20, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness has vetoed a city council decision from May 15 that awarded a construction bid for the new Wyoming Department of Criminal ... [more]

CWC slashes nearly $1M; fundraiser's position eliminated

May 20, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  After more than two hours of discussion May 16, the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees approved a revised preliminary budget that makes room for cuts ... [more]

Science, Key Club, speech, track students representing RHS during summer travels

May 20, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Advanced science students at Riverton High School will have the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica during spring break 2013 to study the area's environment ... [more]

Baker seeks re-election in Ward 3; Thompson files

May 20, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The filing period for the Aug. 21 primary election runs through June 1.
The Riverton City Council election had its first candidate file for office on ... [more]

Weather station in Sinks helps forecast

May 20, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Equipment will assist in determining impact of winds on snowmelt, runoff
The National Weather Service in Riverton, with the help of several other ... [more]

Digest

May 20, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  Saturday work starts on Togwotee
Heavy road construction is continuing on the Rosie's Ridge section of U.S. 26/287 between Dubois in Fremont County and ... [more]

State roads projects need input

May 20, 2012 - Staff:  A series of state transportation planning information-sharing sessions has been scheduled throughout northwest Wyoming in May and early June, and citizens are ... [more]

Fallen officer remembered

May 20, 2012 - Staff:  Law enforcement officials recently remembered the 17th anniversary of the death of Fremont County Sheriff's Lt. Steve Crerar, who was fatally shot in the line ... [more]

Forest Service offers youth fishing event

May 20, 2012 - Staff:  Young anglers will have a chance to try their luck at fishing and learn about their environment when the Shoshone National Forest participates in two fishing ... [more]

More on drive-ins -1955

May 20, 2012 - Staff:  Readers provided more information about drive-in movie theaters in Fremont County following last week's photograph of the Knight Drive-In undergoing expansion ... [more]

Senate candidate wrote in agreement with Hitler

May 20, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- A Wyoming man who announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Friday has posted material on Facebook in recent months denigrating Jews and ... [more]

Russel D. Tofflemire Sr.

May 20, 2012 - Staff:  Former Riverton resident Russel D. Tofflemire Sr. died Monday, April 16, 2012, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Sioux Falls, S.D.
He was 74 ... [more]

Claire (Cameron) Norsworthy

May 20, 2012 - Staff:  Lander native Claire (Cameron) Norsworthy, 76, of Walla Walla, Wash., died Thursday, April 19, 2012.
A celebration of life service was Friday, April 27, at ... [more]

Arline N. Addison

May 20, 2012 - Staff:  Former Riverton resident Arline N. Addison died from lung cancer Saturday, May 12, 2012, at her home in Wheatland. She was 79.
As per her request, there ... [more]

Class mottoes

May 20, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  This year's graduates give it a go
Coming up with a life motto when you're 18 years old probably isn't priority No. 1, but our Fremont County high ... [more]

Living with the assault on education

May 20, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It began in the 1990s, and our schools have never been the same.
We were crowded into a kindergarten classroom on a warm Friday afternoon. Shoshoni had ... [more]

Rule creates 'poultry pirates'

May 20, 2012 - By Jack R. Lee, Riverton:  Editor:
Small farmer alert! Wyoming's Department of Agriculture unveiled its new poultry processing regulations at the farmers market conference held in ... [more]

GOP still has to fall 'in like' with Romney

May 20, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  There's still time, but the presumptive nominee has to get busy.
TAMPA, Fla. -- An axiom of American politics holds that, in choosing their ... [more]

Digest

May 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Grand Teton to host eclipse event
MOOSE -- The Teton Range will provide one of the more dramatic backdrops for a solar eclipse that will be visible ... [more]

Appreciation for senior citizens center, in verse

May 18, 2012 - Kathleen G. Watts, Roque Bluffs, Maine:  Editor:
I would like to share what our Riverton Senior Citizens Center means to me and to many others, I'm sure:
What do you do when your spouse has ... [more]

Classified secrets

May 18, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Our internal system changeover for the 'want ads' is more or less complete

Readers are noticing a new look to the Ranger classified advertising pages ... [more]

Colorado joins Wyo. effort to fight federal roadless rule

May 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  DENVER -- The Colorado Mining Association is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a 2001 rule that largely barred new roads on 58 million acres of roadless ... [more]

Riverton boys execute defensive game plan but fall to Sheridan 1-0

May 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  BIG HORN -- Sheridan's Reece Hunter kicked a brilliant shot past Riverton High School goalkeeper Logan Ridgway in the middle of the second half for the only ... [more]

Lady Wolverines bounced from state soccer tourney

May 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  BIG HORN -- The end of a long soccer coaching career for Rick and Peggy Bergstedt came Friday morning in a 2-0 loss by Riverton High school to Casper Natrona in ... [more]

Three county champs in first day of state track and field meet

May 18, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The flag on the north end of Harry Geldien Stadium barley furled throughout the day Thursday as near perfect weather greeted the opening day of the all-class ... [more]

Conserve water now, Riverton residents told

May 18, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton residents are being asked to conserve water as the city of Riverton adopted a drought management plan at a Riverton City Council meeting ... [more]

Lander City Council candidates file

May 18, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Several candidates vying for a Lander City Council seat threw their hats into the race on Thursday, the first day of the filing period for the August primary ... [more]

Tribal members 'want some answers' Saturday

May 18, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Former Northern Arapaho Gaming Commission member Curtis Addison contends the tribe's casino managers banned him from their premises because of concerns he has ... [more]

Crowheart woman killed in wreck; children injured

May 18, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials are investigating a one-vehicle rollover east of Shoshoni early Friday morning that claimed the life of a Crowheart woman and injured three others, ... [more]