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Building commission needs lesson in civility

Apr 27, 2012 - Doug Watford, Cheyenne:  Editor:
I would encourage everyone, at every opportunity, to attend as many government meetings as they can in order to get a glimpse of the true character of ... [more]

Positive news in community this spring

Apr 27, 2012 - Eddie and Dee Amend, Riverton:  Editor:
Three "good news" items appeared on the front page of the April 20 issue of The Ranger. They motivate us to offer comment.
1. Bebout to Run for ... [more]

Proposed academic calendar offers special programs

Apr 27, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 21 superintendent Richard McClements is proposing a 2012-13 academic calendar that would offer enrichment opportunities for Fort ... [more]

UW Summer High School Institute participants named

Apr 27, 2012 - Staff:  An opportunity to achieve intellectual and personal growth for 83 talented sophomores from throughout the state will be presented in the 28th annual Summer ... [more]

Wright retires from Wyoming National Guard

Apr 27, 2012 - Staff:  Sgt. 1st Class Michael Wright, of Riverton, retired from the Wyoming Army National Guard, after 22 years of service. He most recently served as chief mechanic ... [more]

Achievers

Apr 27, 2012 - Staff:  Two county natives named to UW honor society
Top University of Wyoming students are new members of Mortar Board, the national senior honor society.
Selection ... [more]

Gard, Upton to marry May 12

Apr 27, 2012 - Staff:  Richard and Debra Gard are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Lynzzi Emma Gard to Dax Kelley Upton, the son of Randy Upton and TaRena ... [more]

Brost and Komrs wed April 13

Apr 27, 2012 - Staff:  Kelly and Renee Brost, Randy Komrs and Marilyn (Curtis) Hennrich are pleased to announce the marriage of Crystal Dawn Brost to Terry James Komrs.
The wedding ... [more]

William T. 'Bill' Romine

Apr 27, 2012 - Staff:  William T. "Bill" Romine, 87, died Monday, April 23, 2012, at his home in Lander.
Memorial services are at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Lander VFW Hall. ... [more]

Today

Apr 27, 2012 - Staff:  Births
O'NEAL

A son was born to Jessica Camilla and Rocky T. O'Neal, of Crowheart, at 7:30 p.m. March 22, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He ... [more]

Bible offers differing views on the subject of marriage

Apr 27, 2012 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  One of the ideal goals of life held up by Christianity is that of a "biblical marriage." This is a monogamous marriage between one man and one woman, usually ... [more]

Church to have a pancake breakfast

Apr 27, 2012 - Staff:  First Baptist Church will have a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 28, to raise money for a summer missions trip to Haiti.
Everyone is ... [more]

Think about North Federal amenities now, citizens told

Apr 27, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The planned reconstruction of Riverton's bustling North Federal Boulevard was the focus of a community meeting Wednesday at Riverton City Hall.
Wyoming ... [more]

Herbst to challenge Campbell for House District 34 position

Apr 27, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Longtime Fremont County rancher Lois Herbst is running as a Republican candidate for House District 34 to address issues including education and federal ... [more]

Library event sparks new fans for old book

Apr 27, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  In Louisa May Alcott's 1868 novel "Little Women," sisters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March bond with their mother through various life challenges.
Almost a ... [more]

Mead joins four other western govs in public land strategizing

Apr 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  SALT LAKE CITY -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and governors of four other western states were meeting Friday in Salt Lake City to find common ground on issues ... [more]

Ranchers fret about drought and hay yield

Apr 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS -- Around this time each year, snowpack and moisture levels are on the minds of area ranchers. This year, the topic is gnawing on those minds a little ... [more]

Digest

Apr 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Court takes term-limits case
CHEYENNE (AP) -- The Wyoming Supreme Court has agreed to decide Secretary of State Max Maxfield's lawsuit challenging term limits ... [more]

Burman picks Clower for head UW tennis coach

Apr 26, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Wyoming Athletics Director Tom Burman announced on Wednesday that Dean Clower, who has held the title of interim head tennis coach and was an assistant the ... [more]

Popovici tabbed as MW Player of the Week

Apr 26, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  For the first time in her career, Wyoming tennis player Veronica Popovici earned Mountain West Player of the Week honors.
Popovici, from Piatra Neamt, ... [more]

Work to plug oil well may begin soon

Apr 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An oil well that's leaking natural gas in east-central Wyoming could be plugged soon.
Chesapeake Energy says the work could begin as early as ... [more]

Lake area development plan ready for Yellowstone

Apr 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  A long-term plan for limited development in the Lake area of Yellowstone National Park has been approved.
A Finding of No Significant Impact for a plan ... [more]

Lummis soda ash bill gets hearing

Apr 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill aimed at keeping Wyoming soda ash competitive globally is being reviewed in Washington.
The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee held a ... [more]

Digest

Apr 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Sage grouse season left as is
The state Game and Fish Commission has decided to keep a three-day sage grouse hunting season open this fall in northeast ... [more]

The 16:1 dilemma

Apr 26, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The State of Wyoming granted waivers to 20 school districts -- and to itself

Don't look harshly at the 20 Wyoming school districts, including two in ... [more]

Fixing Social Security is not easy, but it is simple

Apr 26, 2012 - By The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:  Social Security is in significantly worse shape than thought, the Obama administration reported this week, which ought to prompt action to shore up a vital ... [more]

A matriarch to be missed

Apr 26, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  It is not often you can say you knew someone your entire life, but that was the case between my mom and my Aunt Mary. Jeanette Gasser and Mary Cram were ... [more]

Letters have led to more open talk about senior citizens center

Apr 26, 2012 - Bill Lederer, Riverton:  Editor:
The senior center board member's "advice" to the concerned seniors is "stop writing letters to the editor"?
That must mean the letters are working, ... [more]

Gary E. Christiansen

Apr 26, 2012 - Staff:  Former Riverton resident Gary E. Christiansen, 55, died Monday, April 23, 2012, at his home in Loveland, Colo.
Services are at 1 p.m. Friday, April 27, at ... [more]

Today

Apr 26, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BAKER

Danny L. Baker, 62, died Monday, April 23, at his home in Riverton. There will be no services. Online condolences may be posted at ... [more]