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The decks are cleared

Apr 11, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  You know your presidential campaign is in trouble when winning your home-state primary is starting to look like a long shot. That, however, was the scene ... [more]

Professor Obama might be tough on President Obama

Apr 11, 2012 - By The St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  "I was a constitutional law professor, which means unlike the current president I actually respect the Constitution," Barack Obama said on March 30, ... [more]

Time to play ball

Apr 11, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  When Bruce Tippets mentioned the Los Angeles Angels in his baseball preview column in last Friday's Ranger, it caused me to dust off my autographed California ... [more]

Senior center complainers ought to be there to help

Apr 11, 2012 - M. Nichols Sr., Riverton:  Editor:
In reply to Carl. M. Niswonger's letter to The Ranger concerning the Riverton Senior Citizens Center needs an advocate and that the center has very ... [more]

Community invited to help Riverton resident mark her 105th birthday

Apr 11, 2012 - Staff:  The Wind River Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Riverton is getting ready to celebrate the upcoming birthday of the facility's oldest resident and staff ... [more]

Weather Service trains weather spotters

Apr 11, 2012 - Staff:  National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Murrell used a video clip from "The Simpsons" to help illustrate types of storms and tornadoes during his weather ... [more]

Five new players inked by CWC

Apr 10, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four Utah high school players and one player from Louisiana are coming to play basketball next year at Central Wyoming College for coach Curtis Condie.
Signed ... [more]

Is it any surprise NFL players try to hurt each other?

Apr 10, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The National Football League on Monday affirmed that Sean Payton, the popular coach of the New Orleans Saints, will be suspended for a full year and will miss ... [more]

Library Week activities through Friday in city

Apr 10, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Branch Library is celebrating National Library week April 8-14 by providing free library card replacements to all patrons during the week. ... [more]

Hospital helpers: Preschoolers get an inside look at RMH

Apr 10, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A group of short specialists in purple scrubs, hair nets, masks and name bracelets moved through the halls of Riverton Memorial Hospital on Thursday.
"You ... [more]

Digest

Apr 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Boy found shot to death
CHEYENNE (AP) -- The Laramie County Sheriff's Department is investigating the shooting death of an 8-year-old boy in ... [more]

Microsoft to build in capital

Apr 10, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Microsoft has agreed to invest up to $112 million to build a new data center in southeast Wyoming, Gov. Matt Mead announced Monday.
Mead said work ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Apr 10, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Egg hunting
We're off and running with The Ranger's second in what we hope will become an annual spring Easter egg hunt.
The daily clues borrow ... [more]

Rancor eases in the Senate

Apr 10, 2012 - By Larry Margasak, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- For a brief moment in a season of partisan rancor, the Democratic leader of the Senate and his Republican counterpart hit the pause button. As ... [more]

Applause to city for decision on light poles

Apr 10, 2012 - James Gordano, Riverton:  Editor:
In response to Riverton City Councilman Richard Gard's opposition to the "nicer" light poles in the upcoming South Federal renovation, it is true that ... [more]

Occupational therapy eases the work of living

Apr 10, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  When Virginia Holcomb goes to work, she makes the pain of others disappear. As the director of occupational therapy at Teton Therapy, Holcomb works to improve ... [more]

Today

Apr 10, 2012 - Staff:  Correction
In the April 6 edition of The Ranger, the page one story "Deer population at center of G&F talks with county residents" should have said ... [more]

Albert C. Iron

Apr 10, 2012 - Staff:  Albert C. Iron, 74, died Thursday, April 5, 2012, at Wind River Healthcare in Riverton.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, at St. Stephen's ... [more]

Graduation rates for county schools cover a wide range

Apr 8, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Five of the eight school districts in Fremont County had graduation rates for the 2010-11 academic year higher than the state's average of 79.7 ... [more]

Hate crime training touches on bullying, bias

Apr 8, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Learning about hate crime victims and how best to work with them was the focus of an all-day training session in Riverton.
Individuals from the FBI, the ... [more]

Out-of-towners return for Easter egg hunt

Apr 8, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Holly Dockstader remembers growing up in Riverton and hunting for Easter candy in a grocery store with many other children her age.
"My memory is doing it at ... [more]

Ranger egg hunt starting, first clues published Sunday

Apr 8, 2012 - Staff:  The Ranger's double Easter egg hunt returns today, with two weeks of published clues planned if necessary.
Two colorful wooden eggs are hidden somewhere in ... [more]

Pavillion Town Council picks new board member

Apr 8, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Pavillion Town Council members on April 2 unanimously selectied Danette Williams to fill a void left by Andrea Smith who announced her resignation in ... [more]

Planning board has vacancy

Apr 8, 2012 - Staff:  Fremont County commissioners are seeking a replacement on the planning board to fill a seat left vacant by Donna Thompson.
Thompson served on the planning ... [more]

Digest

Apr 8, 2012 - Staff:  Learn about the 'quirky brain'
Central Wyoming College psychology professor Jewel Dirks, who did a research project on the "Quirky Brain," shares some of her ... [more]

Game and Fish hosts meeting on wolf rules

Apr 8, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is hosting a meeting on the its drafted new regulations covering wolf management and wolf hunting at 6 p.m. on April 11 ... [more]

Wolf meetings on Internet

Apr 8, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is partnering with the Wyoming Distance Learning Center ( [more]

CWC Theater Showcase offering mix of performances

Apr 8, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College theater students have generated so much material for the ninth annual Theater Showcase that each performance will be totally ... [more]

Democrats eye business at April 14 convention

Apr 8, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Democratic Party Convention will take place on April 14 to vote on a local platform, nominate delegates for the state convention and vote on ... [more]

Forensic analysis could save Heart Mountain smokestack

Apr 8, 2012 - By Martin Kidston, The Associated Press:  HEART MOUNTAIN (AP) -- They're here to cut, drill and dig their way through time. More precisely, they're here to get a better understanding of what time has ... [more]