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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]

Triple gold for LVHS at 3-A regional track

May 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  By Bruce Tippets
Sports Editor

Tanner Simpson walked away with three Class 3-A West regional track and field titles Friday and Saturday in the eight-team ... [more]

Bomb scare halts Shoshone General Council

May 13, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Threat came just as quorum confirmed
The FBI, along with other agencies on the Wind River Indian Reservation, on Saturday morning launched an ... [more]

Let the graduations begin, CWC graduates 303 Friday

May 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CWC hands diplomas to 303 graduates
Bert Oakley proved it's never too late to further one's education.
At 69 years old, the Riverton man was the ... [more]

Hoffman to seek retiring McOmie's seat

May 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Longtime Fremont County educator Michelle Hoffman is running the Wyoming Legislature.
She'll seekto the Wyoming House District 54 seat.
"I have been thinking ... [more]

Groundbreaking starts building process for health/science center

May 13, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  After what Central Wyoming College president Jo Anne McFarland said has been a five-year process, the community college broke ground Thursday afternoon on its ... [more]

National powwow winners find distinctive harmony

May 13, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  North Bear earned a first prize for singing at the Gathering of the Nations Powwow in Albuquerque, N.M.
The four Northern Arapaho members of North Bear ... [more]

CWC receives labor grant

May 13, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College is one of three Wyoming community colleges sharing a $2.7 million Department of Labor grant to develop new and effective learning ... [more]

Archaeology meeting digs into history

May 13, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Three students of Central Wyoming College archaeology instructor Todd Guenther will present their state-recognized papers at the Tuesday, May 15, meeting of ... [more]

Wyoming Honor Farm horses up for adoption

May 13, 2012 - Staff:  The Bureau of Land Management and the Wyoming Honor Farm in Riverton will host a wild horse adoption and gentling clinic on May 18-19.
The BLM and the Honor ... [more]

Boysen concerns focus of May 15 meeting

May 13, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources has rescheduled a meeting for this week in Shoshoni to discuss Boysen State Park operations.
The ... [more]

Take a hike with CWC's first outdoors writers class

May 13, 2012 - Staff:  A blind adventurer who has climbed the summit of the highest mountains on all seven continents is the keynote speaker for Central Wyoming College's first Wind ... [more]

The way it was: Drive-in movie screen, 1955

May 13, 2012 - Staff:  In the middle years of the 20th century, drive-in movie theaters were commonplace around the nation. Fremont County had three of them once upon a time -- the ... [more]

Neil W. Gose

May 13, 2012 - Staff:  Neil W. Gose died at Lander Regional Hospital on Thursday, May 10, 2012, with family at his bedside, after a long battle with Parkinson's and heart disease. He ... [more]

M. Juanita "Nita" Lamont

May 13, 2012 - Staff:  M. Juanita "Nita" Lamont, 88, died in the care of her family on Monday, May 7, 2012.
A family memorial service was held Thursday, May 10, in Denver, conducted ... [more]

Amanda J. (Lanier) Rodgers

May 13, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton native Amanda J. (Lanier) Rodgers died at her home in Cheyenne on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. She was 38 years old.
Funeral services were Saturday, May ... [more]

Four of five reviewers approve of state's wolf management plan

May 13, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  By Ben Neary
Associated Press

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Four of the five scientists who reviewed Wyoming's proposed wolf management plan said they believe it's ... [more]