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David L. Shoup

May 19, 2014 - Staff:  David L. Shoup, of Riverton, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center after a 10-year battle with multiple sclerosis. He ... [more]

Anthropology students excel at state

May 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  Current and former students in the Central Wyoming College anthropology program were awarded scholarships and prizes for work presented at the 2014 conference ... [more]

CWC speech and debate team places 10th in nation

May 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College speech and debate team placed tenth in the nation among community colleges at the National Individual Events Tournament at Arizona ... [more]

Phi Kappa Phi inducts five county residents

May 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  Four Fremont County residents recently were initiated into the University of Wyoming chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective ... [more]

RHS girls lose 1-0, ending soccer year

May 16, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Rock Springs Lady Tiger sophomore Madisyn Cantrell got behind Riverton's defense and scored her team's only goal in the sixth minute, but it was all Rock ... [more]

Wyoming athlete wins MWC decathlon

May 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  Junior Kyle Sullivan wasn't flashy during Thursday's decathlon at the 2014 Mountain West Outdoor Championships, but he was solid and that proved to be enough ... [more]

What a month for great showings by some local athletes

May 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In the last two weeks, Kaylee Burnett, Tristan White and Easton Paxton have produced big-time headlines in the sports pages of the Ranger.
The eye-opening ... [more]

Wyoming needn't fear science

May 16, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  And we shouldn't refuse to teach it in our schools

Sometimes politics and science get all twisted up.
That's what has happened in Wyoming at the ... [more]

Rules of the road

May 16, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  A horrible accident near Gillette sounds an alarm for everyone

The photograph on page 3 of Thursday's Ranger was more than a spectacular picture of ... [more]

Digest

May 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Wrecked bus was on cruise control
GILLETTE -- Troopers investigating an accident where a bus crashed into a car, triggering an eight-vehicle pileup ... [more]

VA reviewing state records

May 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Veterans Affairs officials have been reviewing records in Wyoming after a VA nurse in Cheyenne was put on leave for telling employees to falsify ... [more]

Sugar co-op cited over plant death

May 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services has cited the Western Sugar Cooperative with 12 violations stemming from a workplace fatality that ... [more]

Feds eyeing repeal of griz protection

May 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  HELENA, Mont. -- The head of Montana's wildlife agency said Thursday federal officials will seek to lift federal protections from some threatened grizzly bears ... [more]

Citizens aim to raise $47,200 for renovation of library room

May 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A group of Riverton residents has launched a fundraising campaign to refurbish the community room of the Riverton Branch Library.
The upgrade would install a ... [more]

Election filing period opens; 19 residents submit interest

May 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  Nineteen Fremont County residents filed as candidates for state and local office Thursday.
The filing period opened Thursday and lasts through May 30 for ... [more]

Ethete man arrested after fight, said he saw devil

May 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police were dispatched just before 10 p.m. Saturday to reports that several men were fighting in a parking lot in the 3000 block of College Hill Drive. ... [more]

Weekend busy for local graduates

May 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Mortarboards will fly this weekend and next as schools across Fremont County have graduation ceremonies.
University of Wyoming Extension graduates were the ... [more]

Jefferson, Xaivong to wed June 4

May 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  Jason Jefferson and Dara Xaivong, of Tama, Iowa, have announced their engagement.
Parents of the couple are Will and Shawn Fox of Bismark, N.D., the late ... [more]

David L. Shoup

May 16, 2014 - Staff:  David L. Shoup, of Riverton, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center after a 10-year battle with multiple sclerosis. He ... [more]

Compassionate family picked up homeless dog on Cooper Road

May 16, 2014 - Angela Rapone, Riverton:  Editor:
This letter is to salute the family who picked up the homeless dog on Cooper Road. In a world that can be quite cold and heartless to our four-footed ... [more]

Why didn't writer help the abandoned dog on roadside?

May 16, 2014 - Ron Howard, Riverton:  Editor:
I have a question for Ms. Rood who witnessed a supposed abandoned dog starving on the side of the road.
Why didn't you just feed the dog? Or take ... [more]

Forum describes way for tribes, city to resolve boundary dispute

May 16, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Michigan residents visited Central Wyoming College on Tuesday to discuss a 2005 boundary dispute in the city of Mt. Pleasant, Mich., that began after a lawsuit ... [more]

School board recognizes Science Olympiad teams

May 16, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees took a moment during a recent meeting to acknowledge the Riverton Middle School Science Olympiad ... [more]

VA must act now to restore lost confidence

May 16, 2014 - By The Dallas Morning News:  The Department of Veterans Affairs' treatment of former service members remains a national disgrace and a betrayal of veterans, who deserve timely medical ... [more]

Deputies to monitor abandoned dog

May 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  A woman called police at about noon May 9 to report someone abandoning a dog on Cooper Road near Mountain View Cemetery. Officials said the animal had ... [more]

Today

May 16, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page seven cutline for the photo "Connecting" should have said Jordan Cabada drove the ball for a single.

In ... [more]

Wind River alumnus graduates college with high honors

May 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wind River High School graduate Marshall "Colton" Blankenship graduated May 1 from the University of Regia in Latvia.
Blankenship received his Bachelor of ... [more]

Barquin in the mix for team roping title in high school rodeo

May 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kinnear cowgirl Joby Barquin is in contention for the state team roping title after six high school rodeos.
Barquin and partner Nate Rogers of Buffalo are ... [more]

Track regional starts Friday for Riverton Wolverines

May 15, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Seniors Shepp Campbell and Ashtyn Leisy already have qualified for the Class 4-A state track and field meet next week in Casper.
First, the two are hungry for ... [more]

RHS boys await Friday result for regional foe

May 15, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton High School boys soccer team, regular season champions of the Class 4-A West conference, will play at 4 p.m. Friday against the winner of ... [more]