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Riverton native wins honors in livestock judging at expo

Feb 24, 2012 - By Kathleen Hennessey MCT Washington Bureau:  The Casper College Livestock Judging team has won high team overall at the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show in Fort Worth, Texas, competing against ... [more]

Child Development Services employees earn recognition

Feb 24, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge Staff Writer:  Eight Child Development Services of Fremont County employees have been awarded a Child Development Associate credential in recognition of their outstanding ... [more]

June Riley-Beckwith

Feb 24, 2012 - Staff:  Funeral services for June Riley-Beckwith, 92, of Riverton, are at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at St. James Episcopal Church in Riverton.
Mrs. Riley-Beckwith ... [more]

E. Joan Rowan

Feb 24, 2012 - Staff:  E. Joan Rowan, 72, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at her home in Lander.
According to her wishes, cremation has taken place with a memorial service to be at a ... [more]

Carrie J. McDowell

Feb 24, 2012 - Staff:  Carrie J. McDowell, 51, of rural Riverton, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Morning Star Manor at Fort Washakie.
Cremation has taken place and no services will ... [more]

William M. Addison

Feb 24, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton native William M. Addison, 85, of Wheatland, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at the Platte County Memorial Hospital because of a stroke.
Cremation has ... [more]

Today

Feb 24, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ASAY
Shirley Asay, 79, of Riverton, died Friday, Feb. 24, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the ... [more]

Pokes fall in OT to SDSU

Feb 23, 2012 - AP:  SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Wyoming seemed every bit capable of beating San Diego State, which would have been a devastating fourth straight loss for the Aztecs.
Up by ... [more]

Fifth-grade speller from Lander wins county bee

Feb 23, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer Staff Writer:  Inside the Swede Quam gymnasium a hushed crowd of students, teachers and family members watched as seven young spellers wrote down what they believed to be the ... [more]

Appeals court says 'no' to county in voting rights case

Feb 23, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  A three-judge appeals court panel on Wednesday denied Fremont County government's attempt to deviate from a previous ruling that created five single-member ... [more]

Santorum first, Romney second in caucusing

Feb 23, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  Fremont County Republicans convening this week picked presidential hopeful Rick Santorum in the first straw poll held by the state party.
The former U.S. ... [more]

Annual Chamber award winners named

Feb 23, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer Staff Writer:  On March 9, the Riverton Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual banquet and awards ceremony to recognize standout businesses and community members.
The event ... [more]

Today

Feb 23, 2012 - Staff:  Births
JOHNSON
A daughter was born to Robyn and Ross Johnson, of Riverton, at 2:14 p.m. Feb. 7, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 ... [more]

Edna M. Wood

Feb 23, 2012 - Staff:  Former Riverton resident Edna M. Wood, 96, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, in Boise, Idaho, surrounded by her family.
A celebration of life is at 1 p.m. ... [more]

David O. Hillyard

Feb 23, 2012 - Staff:  David O. Hillyard, 68, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at his home in Lander.
According to his wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be ... [more]

Avenue of Flags

Feb 23, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The flags were flying again along many Riverton streets Monday.
It was Presidents Day, and the combined efforts of Riverton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3628 ... [more]

Memories pile up with losses

Feb 23, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  On occasion, I've written tributes in this column to people who've specially touched my life. But what does one do when friends move out of this world in ... [more]

Affirmative action faces a showdown

Feb 23, 2012 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  Apprehension, trepidation, fear -- those words may best describe the emotions of many affirmative-action supporters in response to Tuesday's news that the U.S. ... [more]

Time for Gillette to get eighth Wyoming community college

Feb 23, 2012 - Jim Vogt Powell:  Editor:
The Wyoming Legislature should change the Wyoming Community College Statutes to permit Gillette College to become the eighth community college in ... [more]

Wolverine swimmers head to Class 4-A state meet

Feb 23, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine Staff Writer:  Five Riverton High School boys swimmers and a diver will compete in individual events this Friday and Saturday at the Wyoming high school Class 4-A swimming ... [more]

SHS boys eliminated

Feb 23, 2012 - By Randy Tucker Staff Writer:  It was an ugly ending to a promising season for the Shoshoni Wranglers Thursday morning at Central Wyoming College.
The Wrangler boys fell 41-30 to Big Piney ... [more]

Events Center ready for county wrestlers

Feb 23, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets Sports Editor:  RHS hopes to end a successful season at the state tournament Friday and Saturday at the Casper Events Center by winning an individual championship.
It hasn't ... [more]

WIHS Lady Chiefs look to Friday game against Lovell

Feb 23, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine Staff Writer:  Anneshia Hill piled in 23 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead the Wyoming Indian Lady Chiefs to a 46-42 first-round win over Rocky Mountain High School ... [more]

Cougar girls drop regional opener to Thermopolis

Feb 23, 2012 - By Randy Tucker Staff Writer:  In a brutal, foul plagued affair Thursday morning, Thermopolis pulled away from Wind River to take 45-33 opening round win in Class 2-A West Regional girls ... [more]

Thursday regional tournament scores

Feb 23, 2012 - Staff:  Boys West 2-A Regional - At Riverton
See Thursday's, Friday's and Sunday's Ranger for stories, pictures, stats and more! Wall-to-wall tournament ... [more]

Senator Mike Enzi spoke to Legislature

Feb 23, 2012 - Associated Press:  U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., addressed the Wyoming Legislature Thursday in Cheyenne. Enzi touched on healthcare, taxes and complimented the Wyoming law-makers ... [more]

Big fourth quarter lifts Riverton boys over Green River

Feb 22, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine Staff Writer:  The end of the regular season seemingly has turned into a three-act play for the Riverton Wolverines.
Act I for Riverton (16-6, 5-4 4-A West) was Tuesday's ... [more]

Lady Wolverines play tough but fall late to Green River

Feb 22, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines (1-22, 0-8) played one of their best basketball games of the season Tuesday night in Wolverine Gym but fell to Green River (6-14, ... [more]

Rustlers end home schedule Thursday

Feb 22, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College has been focusing on making the adjustments needed to finish the home basketball schedule in the victory column.
The Rustlers play ... [more]

Get ready for Wyoming's best basketball tourney

Feb 22, 2012 - By Randy Tucker Staff Writer:  Conventional wisdom has the Lovell Bulldogs favored to win both the boys and girls Class 2-A West regional basketball championships this weekend at Wolverine ... [more]