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Lander to host drought workshop

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Agriculture will host a series of workshops across the state to help United States Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management ... [more]

Foundation awards $5K grant to Riverton skate park remodel

Oct 6, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming Skating Association has been awarded its first grant, with $5,000 coming from the Tony Hawk Foundation to help build a skate park in ... [more]

County might agree to take on road near Dubois

Oct 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  There are several conditions that would have to be met, however.

Fremont County Commissioners have signaled they would be willing to accept a road ... [more]

Hill speaks her mind at WACO confab; blasts lawmakers who diluted her job

Oct 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill disparaged moves to limit her office's powers and accused state officials of malfeasance while speaking ... [more]

It's Homecoming Week at RHS

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  The theme for Riverton High School's 2013 Homecoming is "A Homecoming Too Awesome For Words!"
Daily festivities begin Monday and conclude with Friday night's ... [more]

With Uden case cracked, past sheriffs recall years of worry

Oct 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  It was a Friday night, and Fremont County Sheriff Tim McKinney was watching the Lander Valley High School football team play in an early-season game.
Football ... [more]

Snowy weather ruins Friday sports schedule

Oct 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Wolverines' football game at Buffalo has been postponed until 1 p.m. Saturday because of the fall snowstorm.
The game had been set for 7 p.m. ... [more]

Eloise Anna Flater Himes

Oct 4, 2013 - Staff:  Eloise Anna Flater Himes died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, in Riverton. She was 79 years old.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at Riverton Christian ... [more]

Couple celebrates anniversary

Oct 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  Dan Penovich and Alice Nichols, of Springfield, Mo., recently celebrated their 55th anniversary.
The couple were married June 15, 1958, in North Wichita ... [more]

Linthicum, Zingarelli marry

Oct 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  Mark and Ruth Linthicum, of Riverton, are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Lisa Linthicum, to Marc Zingarelli, the son of Tom and Loren ... [more]

Empty Bowls soup fundraiser Saturday

Oct 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Lander Care and Share Food Bank has scheduled its Empty Bowls "Soup 'n More" fundrasier for 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Empty Bowls is an ... [more]

Police, keep hands off our smartphones

Oct 4, 2013 - The Los Angeles Times:  Once they place a suspect under arrest, police in many parts of this country are allowed to search the contents of his or her mobile phone -- including text ... [more]

AYP standards under No Child Left Behind are 'astoundingly unrealistic'

Oct 4, 2013 - Charles W. Rodgers, Riverton:  Editor's note: Due to a Ranger error, an unproofed draft of this letter was published mistakenly on Thursday. The correct version, as submitted, is printed ... [more]

Obamacare quagmire

Oct 4, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming is in a position to help its citizens, and it ought to do it

So far, so congested.
Such is the experience of many Americans in accessing the ... [more]

Digest

Oct 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man charged in wife's murder
CHEYENNE -- Police in Cheyenne have charged a man with murder in the shooting death of his wife.
Police booked ... [more]

Second Montana herd shows brucellosis

Oct 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana's state veterinarian says the livestock disease brucellosis has been found in another cattle herd in the Yellowstone area, the second ... [more]

At Yellowstone, Devils Tower and elsewhere, shutdown ruins fall vacations, angers visitors

Oct 4, 2013 - By Felicia Fonseca, The Associated Press:  Stop at a cafe in the forests of Wyoming, remote stretches of northern Arizona, or the near the iconic granite of Mount Rushmore, and you're likely to hear a ... [more]

Detox center renamed Center of Hope

Oct 4, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The facility is now operated by the Volunteers of America -- Northern Rockies.

Three months and two days after a signed agreement merged the ... [more]

Lander teens found safely after a cold night in the mountains

Oct 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The sons of two prominent Lander residents were the subject of a search and rescue operation initiated Wednesday evening above Sinks Canyon.
Tyson Sollars and ... [more]

Frack panel hears pro-energy message from tribes

Oct 4, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A panel with experience in hydraulic fracturing provided guests at Central Wyoming College's "Hot Topics" forum a layout of the issues surrounding the ... [more]

Another weekend, another snowstorm

Oct 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  More than 5 inches of snow had fallen in Riverton by mid-morning Friday, but weather forecasters said the precipitation should stop by evening.
Lander and ... [more]

Cougars sweep three straight in volleyball win over SHS

Oct 4, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wind River Cougars swept Shoshoni Thursday night in Pavillion in a pivotal conference volleyball match in Class 2-A.
Wind River won 25-12, 26-24, 25-22 ... [more]

Casper too big, too strong for Rustlers on VB court

Oct 4, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The loss dropped the Rustlers to 1-4 in conference play. Casper is 5-1.

Casper College won three consecutive sets after losing the first one to the ... [more]

Shoshoni beats Cougs 28-6 on snowy night

Oct 4, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- Since the Basketeria grocery store and restaurant closed in Pavillion, the only place to find turnovers has been at Leroy Sinner Field. Wind River ... [more]

RHS gets conference volleyball victory

Oct 4, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  In a match interrupted by a power outage, Riverton downed Casper Natrona in a five-set cliffhanger.

The atmosphere was electric, and it became even ... [more]

Today

Oct 4, 2013 - Staff:  Births
NORTHCOTT

A son was born to Wilhelmina Jamie Spoonhunter, of Ethete, and Joe Northcott, of Riverton, at 5 a.m. Sept. 13, 2013, at Lander ... [more]

Wolverine football game postponed until Sat. at 1 p.m.

Oct 4, 2013 - Staff:  The Riverton High School football game scheduled for Friday at Buffalo has been postponed until tomorrow (Saturday) at 1 p.m due to snow, wind and ice in ... [more]

Tigers hit road against Douglas

Oct 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Douglas has marched through its first four football opponents in convincing fashion to remain in the elite category in the Class 3-A division.
The Lander ... [more]

CWC hosts Casper in big Region IX volleyball match

Oct 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Central Wyoming College Rustlers are aiming to move up the ladder in the Region IX volleyball standings vs. Casper College.
The important match starts at ... [more]

No points for Rustlers in Sheridan rodeo arena

Oct 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Tough weather conditions at the Sheridan College rodeo made it difficult for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers in the arena.
Rodeo officials had to cancel ... [more]

Riverton favored Friday against winless Buffalo

Oct 3, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Snow is in the forecast for the 7 p.m. road game.

With snow and cold temperatures likely, the Riverton Wolverines football team hits the road for ... [more]

Today

Oct 3, 2013 - Staff:  Births
HOFFMAN

A son was born to Kayla Hoffman and Rayne Hoffman, of Lander, at 10:02 p.m. Sept. 12, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

City invited to Mammoth Music opening

Oct 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has received an open invitation for the grand re-opening celebration of Mammoth Music, 318 E. Main St.
The opening will be at 11 ... [more]

Mailed info, web profile both useful in marketing to government

Oct 3, 2013 - By Brett Housholder:  Question -- "I'd like to get some government work for my business, but I'm not sure how to market my services to government agencies. Are there any ... [more]

City gives support for community development grants

Oct 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton is backing up three grants being pursued by IDEA, Inc., a community development organization in Riverton.
The city council and mayor ... [more]

CWC picks Riverton firm for insurance agent

Oct 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has selected Tegeler and Associates of Riverton as the school's property and liability insurance agent for the ... [more]

No Child Left Behind goals are 'tragically unrealistic'

Oct 3, 2013 - Charles W. Rodgers, Riverton:  Editor:
I want to address the tragically unrealistic goals which have become standards of No Child left behind, the educational mandate under which schools ... [more]

This year's early snow was trouble, but the storm 30 years ago was even worse

Oct 3, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  Yes, last week's heavy, wet snow was a damaging surprise. But do you recall one dubbed "a late summer snowstorm" by The Ranger on Monday, Sept. 13, 1983?
We ... [more]

Be ready this time

Oct 3, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Incredibly, another heavy snowstorm's arrival is imminent

You know all those public service announcements about "winter preparedness"?
Well, nights ... [more]

Digest

Oct 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  UW to honor distinguished alums
LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming will give its Distinguished Alumni Award to four people during UW homecoming on ... [more]