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Wind River announces year's end honor roll

Jun 29, 2012 - Staff:  Sixth grade
Principal's list

Jaylynn Fightingbear, Jorden James, Alison Johnson and Cole Nelson
"A" honors
Kodi Anesi, Timothy Corbett, ... [more]

Hartman, Post to wed

Jun 29, 2012 - Staff:  Holly Hartman is engaged to Dallas Post, both of Riverton.
The future bride is the daughter of Cap and Mercedes Hartman, of Riverton. The prospective groom is ... [more]

Hawkins, Chavez to marry

Jun 29, 2012 - Staff:  Harvilan Hawkins, of Riverton, and George Hill, of Casper, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Theresa Hawkins to Jonathan Chavez, son of ... [more]

Mosbrucker, Benson to wed July 7

Jun 29, 2012 - Staff:  Rod and Sharon Mosbrucker, of Riverton, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Jamie Mosbrucker to Joseph Benson, of Bar Nunn, son of Michael ... [more]


Jun 29, 2012 - Staff:  Rife chosen as Miss Wyoming Job's Daughters
Jenny Rife, of Torrington, was chosen as Miss Wyoming Job's Daughters at Grand Session on June 15, 2012, in ... [more]


Jun 29, 2012 - Staff:  Births

A son was born to Jessica Weaver and Ryan Creek, of Lander, at 11:19 a.m. June 17, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 5 ... [more]

Sandra R. 'Sandy' Lloyd

Jun 29, 2012 - Staff:  Sandra R. "Sandy" Lloyd, 60, died Thursday, June 19, 2012, at her home in Casper.
Memorial services are at 1 p.m. Monday, July 2, at the Holy Rosary Catholic ... [more]

Dorothy 'Sue' Nigh

Jun 29, 2012 - Staff:  A memorial service gathering of friends for Dorothy "Sue" Nigh, 73, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at the Green River Lakes in Pinedale. Pastor Melinda Bobo ... [more]

Meridian Trust FCU awards $2,000 in college scholarships

Jun 29, 2012 - Staff:  CHEYENNE -- Two college-bound students headed to the University of Wyoming this fall will now have some extra money to put toward their tuition, books and other ... [more]

Mannings win Yard-of-the-Month honor

Jun 29, 2012 - Staff:  The Riverton Garden Club would like to announce that the June Yard-of-the-Month was presented to Carl and Tanis Manning located at 326 Moose Drive. Sweetwater ... [more]

Committee removes Arapaho chairman from seat

Jun 28, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Attorney says panel has no jurisdiction over elected officials after election results have been certified.

A Northern Arapaho government attorney is ... [more]

District 25 fills assistant principal spots

Jun 28, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 filled two assistant principals positions with people close to the Riverton school district Tuesday.
Jeremy Hill was ... [more]

Jury decides doctor did not commit malpractice

Jun 28, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A jury in Lander spent almost four hours Friday to determine that a Riverton doctor did not commit malpractice in the 2008 delivery of a baby who sustained ... [more]

Red flag warnings prompt Gov. Mead to urge caution

Jun 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead is urging Wyoming residents and visitors to take extra care in the outdoors because of the extreme fire danger.
Mead notes there are ... [more]

Victims fill shelters as wildfire fight continues

Jun 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  More than 30,000 residents have been displaced by the blaze in Colorado Springs.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Fire crews fought to save the U.S. Air Force ... [more]


Jun 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Bridger-Teton fire makes big run
CHEYENNE -- A wildfire burning in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in western Wyoming has become the largest in the ... [more]

Replacement time

Jun 28, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  School District 25 couldn't ask for a better slate of candidates to fill its board vacancy

With a vacancy looming on the Riverton school board, the ... [more]

'Toothless' best describes campaign finance rules

Jun 28, 2012 - By The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News:  If disclosure laws are off the table, what chance does real campaign finance reform have?

You might think that the laws forbidding coordination ... [more]

Independence Day, personally

Jun 28, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  Family changes led me to learn more of my strengths

July 4: Independence Day.
Have you ever considered honoring your personal independence along ... [more]

New school plan would help some at the expense of others

Jun 28, 2012 - Lorna Clarke, Riverton:  Editor:
This is an open letter to all parents of Riverton Middle School students.
The school board is proposing a new schedule for the 2012-13 school year ... [more]

Teaming up could be a game changer

Jun 28, 2012 - By Jeffrey W. Sneddon:  Question -- "Is teaming with a strong subcontractor a guaranteed contract winner?"
-- Julie, Gillette
Answer -- Teaming arrangements can enable ... [more]

Gustafson wins Peck Award

Jun 28, 2012 - By Don Warfield, Staff Writer:  Rebecca "Beckie" Gustafson has been named the 2012 Peck Community Achievement Award by members of the Wyoming Mining Association.
Gustafson is executive ... [more]

Meridian Trust helps members 'HEAT' homes

Jun 28, 2012 - From wire reports:  CHEYENNE -- Meridian Trust Federal Credit Union in Wyoming has helped its members in need pay their home heating bills recently, sending out checks totaling ... [more]

Anderson elected into leadership role of trucking organization

Jun 28, 2012 - From wire reports:  Clair Anderson, BT, Inc., of Riverton, was elected as first vice president of the Wyoming Trucking Association, Inc., at its 73rd Annual Convention in ... [more]

Nickerson J. Shakespeare

Jun 28, 2012 - Staff:  Nickerson J. Shakespeare, 67, of the Wind River Indian Reservation, died Sunday, June 24, 2012, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, following a lengthy ... [more]


Jun 28, 2012 - Staff:  Correction
In Friday's Ranger, the page one story "Applicant field set for school board vacancy in Riverton" should have said Ted Ray works for Devon ... [more]

Rockies pound 17 hits to claim local Babe Ruth title

Jun 28, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  League officials announced Wednesday that Riverton will not field any Babe Ruth all-star teams this year.

Under smoky skies, the Riverton Babe Ruth ... [more]

Soundingsides signs to play college hoops in Minnesota

Jun 28, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  ETHETE -- John Soundingsides was the 2012 Fremont County boys basketball player of the year, but the Wyoming Indian all-state guard didn't think he would play ... [more]

UW's Waddell to Play in NetScouts Showcase in China

Jun 27, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Laramie, Wyo. (June 27, 2012) - Former University of Wyoming men's basketball student-athlete Adam Waddell is set to play in a NetScouts Basketball tournament ... [more]

Bridger-Teton fire casts smoky haze over county

Jun 27, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Weather officials say the smoke hovering above Fremont County is from the Fontenelle Fire that has scorched 12,000 acres in the Bridger-Teton National ... [more]