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RHS spikers open West regional vs. Rock Springs

Oct 30, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines volleyball team, one of the top blocking teams in Wyoming, will take its height and offensive punch to Green River as as the Class ... [more]

Wolverines tangle with Powell to start playoffs

Oct 30, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Kickoff is at 6 p.m. at Wolverine Field, an hour earlier than normal, and admission will be charged.

With hopes of winning a first-round playoff ... [more]

Today

Oct 30, 2014 - Staff:  Births
OSORIO

A son was born to Alejandra Silva of Riverton and Edgar A. Osorio of Riverton at 4:13 a.m. June 27 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. ... [more]

Dubois mayor seeking second term; opponent hopes to grow economy

Oct 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Incumbent Dubois mayor Twila Blakeman faces a challenger in Grant Miller. Voters will elect one to serve a four-year term on Tuesday.
Blakeman has been the ... [more]

Shoshoni woman running for council as write-in

Oct 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Kathryn Dewitt wasn't expecting to be a write-in candidate for one of two open spots on the Shoshoni Town Council.
"A couple people said, 'Well you should,'" ... [more]

Four vie for two seats on District 14 board

Oct 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Kelly Hiwalker, a newcomer, says she has wanted to run for a couple of years.

Four candidates are competing for two spots on the Fremont County ... [more]

When voting, know how they think

Oct 30, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  Coincidence of Halloween and Election Day is apt

Here I am, stuck between Halloween and Election Day.
It's an uncomfortable spot for a columnist, ... [more]

Baker 'would be the best' mayor, say his past workers

Oct 30, 2014 - Denise LeBrock, Riverton:  Editor:
Well, in the election for Mayor of Riverton it is obvious that Mr. Gard has a lot of rich business friends who are writing to support him. But rich ... [more]

Gard deserves vote support for several reasons

Oct 30, 2014 - Delene Berg, Riverton:  Editor:
I'm sure there are voters in our great City of Riverton who have not have the opportunity to meet or get to know Rich Gard. I support Rich as our ... [more]

Fun and safe

Oct 30, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  There is a lot going on for Halloween, so take it easy and avoid trouble

Individual ways of having fun are as varied as the many costumes little ... [more]

Digest

Oct 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  FedEx Ground to build in Cody
CODY -- FedEx Ground plans a new hub to serve northeastern Wyoming that could bring up to 70 jobs to Cody.
The city's ... [more]

Still no sign of missing woman

Oct 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- An aerial search for a 61-year-old Casper woman who has been missing for nearly a month didn't turn up any clues to her disappearance.
Kristi ... [more]

Judicial learning center to be built at state Supreme Court building

Oct 30, 2014 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- Construction could begin as soon as January on a new Judicial Learning Center to be housed in the state's Supreme Court building in downtown ... [more]

Big fundraising lead for Ceballos over Balow

Oct 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Democrat Mike Ceballos has raised about $100,000 more than Republican Jillian Balow in the state superintendent of public instruction ... [more]

Allen tries for House seat as Goggles retires

Oct 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Republican Wyoming House District 33 candidate Jim Allen has spent his life cooperating with fellow residents of the Wind River Indian Reservation. ... [more]

Long-awaited roof repair at Riverton library approved

Oct 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A project to improve the Riverton Branch Library's leaky roof has the green light to begin. Fremont County Commissioners approved hiring architects and ... [more]

Today

Oct 28, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Friday's Ranger, the page one story "Third murder suspect now held at state penitentiary" should have said the alleged murder weapon is ... [more]

Cougars tamed by Cokeville but make playoffs

Oct 26, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wind River travels Tuesday to Thermopolis for a three-team "California playoff" with Burlington and Riverside.

PAVILLION -- The Cokeville Panthers ... [more]

Rustler runner third in first regional cross country meet for CWC

Oct 26, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Tristan Mitchell finished third in the first-ever Region IX men's cross country race for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers.
Mitchell was clocked in a time ... [more]

Dubois secures No. 1 seed in 6-man playoffs; wins 'hybrid' over NC

Oct 26, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a fun way to end the regular season and a chance to play everyone on the roster prior to the opening of playoffs next Friday. 
Dubois defeated the ... [more]

RHS v-ball girls end regular season with wins

Oct 26, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines swept their final two Class 4-A West volleyball matches of the season this week, winning at Green River 3-2 (26-24, 26-28, 17-25, ... [more]

Wranglers down Riverside to nab 1-A playoff ticket

Oct 26, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  SHOSHONI -- Ending a one-year hiatus, the Shoshoni Wranglers are back in the Class 1-A football playoffs after holding off a physical Riverside team 26-12 at ... [more]

Tiger grid year ends; Riverton to postseason

Oct 26, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School football coach John Rounds had high praise for the Riverton Wolverines on Friday, a day after a winless season ended for the ... [more]

Chief boys take eighth straight XC title

Oct 26, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wyoming Indian's girls were a close second in their Class 2-A sate meet.

The Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs won their eighth consecutive Class ... [more]

Letter defending fossil fuels missed an important point

Oct 26, 2014 - Michael Fried, Riverton:  Editor;
Gloria Gregory's defense of the fossil fuels industry in her Oct. 19 letter to the editor is not illegitimate, but it misses a key point in the letter ... [more]

Hugo saves the day (and his buddy)

Oct 26, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  If you've ever lost a dog, then you know the pain and anguish you suffer as you search.

At a distant point in time  a wolf cub wandered near a human ... [more]

Answering to voters

Oct 26, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Any move to take voters out of state-level education ought to be resisted strongly

In the general election coming a week from Tuesday, some of the ... [more]

Judge Brimmer dead at age 92

Oct 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Hon. Clarence "Bud" Addison Brimmer Jr. of Cheyenne died Oct. 23, 2014, at the Boulder Community Foothills Hospital in Boulder, Colo. He was 92.
Brimmer ... [more]

New UW facility to serve as university's 'front door'

Oct 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming cut the ribbon Friday on the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center -- a dramatic welcoming center with state-of-the-art technological ... [more]

Cable splicer a busy man around ski areas

Oct 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Replacing a cable on a ski lift doesn't require a mechanic, it requires an artist. Fortunately for Jackson Hole's ski epicenters, a world-class cable ... [more]