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Up in smoke

Mar 29, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The police scanner in the Ranger newsroom has been crackling in recent days. It's grass fire season.
We had a long growing season last fall. We had a dry, ... [more]

Pandering the name of the gasoline game

Mar 29, 2012 - By The St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  The competition was intense, but Republicans just managed to edge out the Obama administration for Most Disingenuous Political Ploy of last week.
But it was ... [more]

South Federal Boulevard light pole deal isn't all that it appears

Mar 29, 2012 - Richard P. Gard, Ward 3-6 Councilman Riverton:  Editor:
Is it a fact that all of the residents of Riverton like the look of the old fashioned looking lights that are faded green in color on our Main Street? ... [more]

Store sells previous Avon stock, other items

Mar 29, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Dee Glon has opened a store specializing in what she calls "a little bit of this, a little of that."
"We've been in Riverton three years and love it," Glon ... [more]

Funeral director talks legislative issues in D.C.

Mar 29, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Jamey Kirkland of the Davis Funeral Home and Crematory of Riverton, recently spent time in Washington, D.C., attending the 2012 National Funeral Directors ... [more]

Clyde S. Perry

Mar 29, 2012 - Staff:  Clyde S. Perry, 75, died Monday, March 26, 2012, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.
Traditional Indian funeral services are at 10 a.m. Friday, March 30, ... [more]

William M. Kuegeler

Mar 29, 2012 - Staff:  William M. "Bill" Kuegeler, 77, of rural Riverton, died Saturday, March 24, 2012, at his home.
Memorial services are at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at the ... [more]

Today

Mar 29, 2012 - Staff:  Births
BARNABY

A daughter was born to Melanie and Sterling Barnaby, of Fort Washakie, at 11:19 p.m. March 25, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She ... [more]

Pokes scrimmage live for the first time this spring

Mar 29, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  After three days of limited contact to begin spring practice, the Wyoming Cowboys donned full pads for the first time this spring on Wednesday. Wednesday's ... [more]

Wind River boys win Greybull track meet; girls finish second

Mar 28, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wind River sophomore Josee Vogel began the 2012 track and field season by winning three individual events Saturday at the Bill Gerrad Memorial meet in ... [more]

Former CWC cowboy signs on as men's assistant coach

Mar 28, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Drew Schrock has been added to the Central Wyoming College rodeo men's coaching staff.
Schrock was named to his new position during winter practice.
He was a ... [more]

Fire departments raise close to $9,000

Mar 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The second annual charity basketball game between the Lander and Riverton volunteer fire departments Saturday night raised nearly twice as much as it did last ... [more]

Crispin's killers to prison; alleged sexual encounter 'never happened'

Mar 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Two Northern Arapaho men charged in the beating death of John Michael Crispin III were sentenced to prison during separate hearings Monday at the Fremont ... [more]

Record warmth, strong winds reported

Mar 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Spring officially started March 20, bringing warmer, windy weather along with it.
The pleasant weather was blown away Monday as a cold front pushed northeast ... [more]

Job Corps, 1 percent tax, fiscal performance among city goals

Mar 28, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has set and discussed five goals for the city to focus on in 2012.
During the council's March 20 meeting, city administrator Steven ... [more]

Fetus case closed; foul play ruled out

Mar 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Authorities have closed the investigation into a fetus found in an outhouse after they determined the death was naturally caused.
"It was a non-viable fetus ... [more]

Digest

Mar 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Police investigate drive-by shooting
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Police in Cheyenne are seeking information about a second drive-by shooting at a house in the city.
Sgt. ... [more]

Successful test for UW electronic alert system

Mar 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE (AP) -- The University of Wyoming says a test of its text notification system was successful.
More than 13,000 UW students, faculty and staff members ... [more]

Yellowstone elk herd numbers still dropping

Mar 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A major elk herd that migrates between Yellowstone National Park and Montana suffered another steep decline last year due to a hard ... [more]

The high court

Mar 28, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The U.S. Supreme Court usually does its very important business in relative obscurity. The public simply doesn't pay much attention.
That is less so this ... [more]

Senior citizens center's board actions shouldn't be so secretive

Mar 28, 2012 - Carl M., Riverton:  Editor:
This is an election year, and being that it is an election year, I wonder if there is a politician out there who is looking for votes. I know how to ... [more]

Some real laws for real life

Mar 28, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  Some general principles apply to our everyday life so firmly that they become the real laws of life. An Internet friend shared some of those with me as ... [more]

Disclose Act must pass to make Super PACS partly accountable

Mar 28, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  The federal Disclose Act is back in play, and none too soon, as newly empowered super PACs strut their stuff in the ugliest Republican primaries in recent ... [more]

Michael D. Roberts

Mar 28, 2012 - Staff:  Former Lander resident Michael D. "Mike" Roberts, 54, of Great Falls, Mont., died Monday, March 19, 2012, of injuries he received in a mining ... [more]

Today

Mar 28, 2012 - Staff:  Correction
The editorial on page B-4 of the Sunday, March 25, edition made reference to a suspect in the Hudson murder/arson investigation as a former ... [more]

Help needed with Easter Egg Hunt

Mar 28, 2012 - Staff:  The Riverton Chamber of Commerce requests the donation of candy or funds for the annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 7 at Jaycee Park.
Donations can be dropped ... [more]

Wyoming Film Office seeks contest entries

Mar 28, 2012 - Staff:  For the fifth year running, the Wyoming Film Office is seeking submissions for the Wyoming Short Film Contest. Filmmakers can submit their videos online at [more]

Achievers

Mar 28, 2012 - Staff:  Hazelwood makes dean's list
Dr. Keith Stenehjem, vice president for Academic Affairs at Mayville State University, announces Joyce Hazelwood, of Riverton, has ... [more]

Barnstorming BB team liked local experience

Mar 27, 2012 - Harlem Ambassadors:  Editor:
On March 15, 'R' Recreation hosted the Harlem Ambassadors professional show basketball team for a night of high-flying slam dunks, hilarious comedy, ... [more]

I don't like Las Vegas -- but I keep going there

Mar 27, 2012 - By Walter Cook:  A trip on the party bus from Los Angeles to Las Vegas is a little too pricey to attract the often-desperate characters one encounters on a Greyhound.
As far ... [more]