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Call him Chief

Mar 1, 2012 - Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  There's a new chief in town. The Riverton Volunteer Fire Department recently elected Ralph Estell as its new leader.
When he is not working for the National ... [more]

House eyes records bill

Mar 1, 2012 - Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Events on the 13th day of the Budget Session of the Wyoming Legislature, Wed., Feb 29, 2012:
PUBLIC RECORDS: The House gave preliminary ... [more]

JarBox taking off for local inventor

Mar 1, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Riverton businesswoman Jeri McFarlane has accomplished a feat few people do: invent a product and be able to produce and sell it.
"It came out of ... [more]

Harvey Kennith Breedlove

Mar 1, 2012 - Staff:  No services are scheduled for Harvey Kennith "Ken" Breedlove, 81, who died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at his home in Fort Washakie.
He was born June 15, 1930, in ... [more]

Sadie M. Collinson

Mar 1, 2012 - Staff:  Sadie M. Collinson, 83, died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at her home in Riverton, with family by her side.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 3, ... [more]


Mar 1, 2012 - Staff:  Births

A son was born to Kari Lynn Winfield and Adam C. Wilson Jr., of Riverton, at 6:07 p.m. Feb. 8, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He ... [more]

Winds topped 70 mph over weekend; gusts stronger in neighboring counties

Mar 1, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Exceptionally strong winds over the weekend resulted in downed tree limbs and minor property damage as meteorologists measured wind speeds rarely seen in ... [more]

Volume 106, No. 1

Mar 1, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Today's front page carries the statistical information reading "Volume 106, No 1."
That means it's our newspaper anniversary.
It also happens to be the first ... [more]

Lessons from 2012 campaign

Mar 1, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  It sometimes feels as if the struggle for the Republican presidential nomination has been going on forever, but if you measure the campaign by the number of ... [more]

Not all tribal convicts get treatment given some

Mar 1, 2012 - Antonio Dewey, Torrington:  Editor:
I am an enrolled member of the Northern Arapaho writing in regards to a recent letter to the editor by Ms. Bernadette F. Brown appearing in The Ranger ... [more]

Panel endorses education reform measure

Mar 1, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The House Education Committee has endorsed a bill that continues education overhaul efforts in Wyoming's public schools.
The panel, which approved ... [more]

BLM rejects biggest coal bid in seven years

Mar 1, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Wednesday rejected the biggest total bid it has received for Wyoming coal reserves in more than seven years, ... [more]


Mar 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Romney favorite in state precincts
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Mitt Romney has won a nonbinding vote of Republican activists who turned out for precinct caucuses across ... [more]

Cowgirls drop final league game at TCU

Feb 29, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  The Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team closed out the regular conference season with a ten point loss, 58-48, against the TCU Horned Frogs on Tuesday night. The ... [more]

Cowgirl Golf Starts Spring Season at Northern Arizona

Feb 29, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Laramie, Wyo. (Feb. 29, 2012) - The University of Wyoming women's golf team begins the spring portion of its 2011-12 schedule by traveling to Sedona, Ariz., ... [more]

Wolverine Gym site of 4-A West basketball tourney

Feb 29, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It's only been three years since Wolverine Gym has hosted a Wyoming high school Class 4-A West regional basketball tournament. But with conference realignments ... [more]

Trophy-winning RHS wrestlers all returning next year

Feb 29, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School was paced by a talented junior class this year to make the Wolverines contenders in the Class 4-A wrestling ranks.
RHS had four Class 4-A ... [more]

Riverton hosts state chariot championships

Feb 29, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fast and furious.
That describes the action planned for Saturday and Sunday at the Wyoming State Chariot Race Championships on the Paradise Valley race track ... [more]

Eagles open up Class 1-A state vs. Lingle-Fort Laramie

Feb 29, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  St. Stephen's has played its way into the Class 1-A state boys basketball tournament as a No. 4 seed even after a rocky regular season.
Interim coach Ricky ... [more]

County tax base nears $1 billion again

Feb 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A spike in oil production is primarily responsible for driving Fremont County's total assessed valuation to roughly $984 million for the upcoming fiscal ... [more]

Third-graders moving to Rendezvous school

Feb 29, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  A proposal to move all School District 25 third-grade classes from their individual elementary schools to Rendezvous Elementary School for 2012-13 was detailed ... [more]

CDS Mardis Gras revenue jumps

Feb 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The decorative masks worn by many of the attendees could not hide their enjoyment Saturday at a Mardi Gras celebration that benefited Child Development ... [more]

Murder victim, suspect have ties to Fremont County

Feb 29, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Cody police have apprehended the man who has been identified as the prime suspect in the Sunday death of his wife, a Riverton High School graduate and former ... [more]

Amendment moves AML money from roads to UW construction

Feb 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Developments on the 11th day of the Wyoming Legislature in Cheyenne:
HIGHWAYS: The Senate approved an amendment to move $30 million in ... [more]

Chiefs filmmaker wins Oscar for new project

Feb 29, 2012 - By Josh Rhoten, Wyoming Tribune Eagle:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Daniel Junge's phone hasn't stopped ringing since Sunday night.
The Cheyenne native won an Academy Award at the 84th annual Academy Awards for ... [more]

Wyoming Senate advances bill on redistricting; Meier seat intact

Feb 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate has given preliminary approval to a state legislative redistricting plan.
The Senate approved the bill Tuesday, keeping it the ... [more]


Feb 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Man pleads not guilty in shootout
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) -- A Wyoming man charged with shooting at law officers after a vehicle chase in South Dakota has ... [more]

Pack the place

Feb 29, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Riverton High School hasn't sent many basketball teams to the state tournament in recent years. The games that will determine this year's state-tournament fate ... [more]

This day comes but once in four years

Feb 29, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Today is Leap Year Day -- Feb. 29, which happens only once every four years.
Leap Years are needed to keep our calendar in alignment with the Earth's ... [more]

How Romney won Michigan

Feb 29, 2012 - By Thomas Beaumont, The Associated Press:  DETROIT -- Republican Mitt Romney staved off calamity in his presidential bid by returning to a familiar plan: Attack the surging rival.
He won Tuesday's ... [more]