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Sometimes ordinary is pretty great

Jul 24, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  We'd all do well to celebrate the basics more often

"We're all so busy chasing the extraordinary that we forget to stop and be grateful for the ... [more]

Parade needs you

Jul 24, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Here are a few ways almost anyone can participate

The Fremont County Fair deserves a proper kickoff in the public eye, and the fair parade is a great ... [more]

Digest

Jul 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  School under-funding alleged
A coalition of seven Wyoming school districts says the state had underfunded K-12 schools by $151 million in recent ... [more]

Hill: Latest salvo by Legislature a 'smear campaign'

Jul 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The special legislative committee investigating Wyoming schools Superintendent Cindy Hill released its final report on Wednesday, formally rebuking ... [more]

Dig to begin at fossil cave

Jul 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of ... [more]

Accused Sinks Canyon vandals waive hearings

Jul 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Circuit Court Judge Robert B. Denhardt transferred their cases to District Court on July 16.

Three defendants in a string of capers in Sinks Canyon ... [more]

Election Matchup: Fremont County Attorney (Part two)

Jul 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Both candidates in the closely watched Fremont County Attorney race, Michael Bennett and Pat LeBrun, addressed their views on sentencing, the Environmental ... [more]

Commercial parking in downtown lot concerns city officials

Jul 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton city officials are weighing potential changes to parking regulations at the public lot on Fremont Avenue and Broadway.
The lot is not regulated at ... [more]

15-year-olds trounce Rock Springs in 12-0 no-hitter

Jul 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton 15-year-old all-star baseball pitchers Brayden Draper and Reed Axthelm combined to throw a no-hitter in a 12-0 win over Rock Springs Wednesday in the ... [more]

Ice cream contest offering prizes for participants

Jul 23, 2014 - Staff:  The winner will receive a nickel-plated, engraved ice cream scoop.

The Ranger newspaper is offering a nickel-plated, engraved ice cream scoop as the ... [more]

Animosity in would-be peacemakers mirrors larger split

Jul 23, 2014 - By Laura King, MCT News Service:  CAIRO -- As U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry embarks on his latest Mideast mission, seeking to stem the escalating carnage in the Gaza Strip, he also wades ... [more]

Could construction work be halted during the fair?

Jul 23, 2014 - Evelyn Ricketts, Riverton:  Editor:
I am very worried about getting access to the county fairgrounds during the huge road building job on South Federal.
Is there some way the work could ... [more]

Lend a hand

Jul 23, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Community events such as Riverton Rendezvous don't happen by themselves

For a community festival such as the just-concluded Riverton Rendezvous, ... [more]

Little League all-stars 'fought hard' in district consolation loss

Jul 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton 9- and 10-year-old Little League all-star baseball team made a run in the district consolation bracket play Saturday but fell one win short.
Big ... [more]

Raiders face Laramie first in district postseason play

Jul 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The double-elimination tournament will continue Friday and Saturday in Rock Springs. The top four teams make the state tournament set for next week. ... [more]

Spirits high as Babe Ruthers go to state

Jul 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fresh off its district Babe Ruth championship Saturday in Worland, the Riverton 15-year-old all-star baseball team will carry a huge amount of confidence into ... [more]

Today

Jul 23, 2014 - Staff:  Births
SOUNDINGSIDES

A son was born to Claire M. SoundingSides of Ethete at 8:12 a.m. May 10 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby weighed 7 ... [more]

A tapas party

Jul 23, 2014 - By Jackie Burrell, McClatchy Newspapers:  It's no wonder Michael Chiarello's flirtatious Coqueta has been such a hit on San Francisco's waterfront. Tapas, gintonics and glorious water views are a ... [more]

Digest

Jul 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Probation in triple fatal
GREELEY, Colo. -- A 23-year-old Wyoming man who was involved in a crash in northern Colorado that killed two siblings and an ... [more]

Boaters reminded of inspection program for invasive mussels

Jul 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Wildlife officials are reminding boaters of a program aimed at keeping harmful invasive species like zebra and quagga mussels out of Wyoming ... [more]

State providing safety training to schools in fall

Jul 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The state plans to provide special training this fall to help local school districts prevent the type of school shootings that have occurred in ... [more]

GOP candidates set to appear at county forums

Jul 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  Republican office-seekers will appear at upcoming GOP candidate forums.
Dates include:
- 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lander Valley High School
- 7 ... [more]

Oil boom fuels drop in age in Great Plains states

Jul 23, 2014 - By Jesse J. Holland, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The United States is still growing older, but the trend is reversing in the Plains and Rocky Mountain states, thanks to oil and natural gas -- lots ... [more]

Person of interest in abduction in custody on unrelated charges

Jul 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  David Wayne Brock, 22, of Riverton, was arrested on a warrant for failure to pay fines.

A person of interest in the weekend abduction of a 9-year-old ... [more]

Second CWC board member declines to run for re-election

Jul 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Another member of the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has decided not to run for re-election this year.
During a board meeting this month, Scott ... [more]

Election Matchup: Fremont County Attorney

Jul 23, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Both candidates in the closely watched Fremont County Attorney race, Michael Bennett and Pat LeBrun, addressed the county attorney's role in social issues ... [more]

Dansyl Fred Posey Jr.

Jul 23, 2014 - Staff:  Dansyl Fred Posey Jr., of Ethete, died at home.
Visitation began at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at the family home, 61 Lone Bear Lane, Ethete. Funeral services ... [more]

Peter 'Pete' Paul Chavez

Jul 23, 2014 - Staff:  Peter "Pete" Paul Chavez died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at his home in Los Angeles. He was 74 years old.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July ... [more]

Time To Register for Parade Day 5K, Cycle or Swim

Jul 22, 2014 - Staff:  This Saturday, make plans to participate in the Go Fremont County Parade Day 5K, Cycle or Swim in Riverton.
Three separate events will start simultaneously ... [more]

Today

Jul 22, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
EELLS

Loretta May Eells, 86, of Riverton, died after a short illness Saturday, July 19, surrounded by family at Help for Health Hospice Home. A ... [more]