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Dubois third, Lander fourth at regional track meets

May 19, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The all-class Wyoming state track meet starts on Thursday in Casper.

It was a close to perfect as a Wyoming May day can get Saturday in Lander at ... [more]

Harris earns spot in state hall of fame for sports officiating

May 19, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After refereeing more than 2,000 football and basketball games, and with even more on next year's schedule, Riverton's Pat Harris will join Roosevelt "Rosie" ... [more]

Yellowstone visit starts with Old Faithful but needn't end there

May 19, 2014 - By Anick Jesdanun, The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Old Faithful likely comes to mind when you think of Yellowstone National Park. And it's certainly worth seeing, along with other ... [more]

Wyoming digest

May 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Gosar to run for governor
ROCK SPRINGS -- Pete Gosar has stepped down as chairman of the Wyoming Democratic Party and announced that he's running for ... [more]

Closure order at Lander landfill tied to small contamination, officials confirm

May 19, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District superintendent Andy Frey says a "small detection" of contamination is what caused the decision to close Lander's ... [more]

Opening of forest roads postponed

May 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  The seasonal opening of three roads on the Wapiti Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest will have delayed openings due to snow drifts and road ... [more]

Deputies honor fallen peace officers

May 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County Sheriff's Office deputies wore black bands over their badges Thursday to mark National Peace Officer Memorial Day.
The bands are meant to ... [more]

'Wash' system fixes funding concern for BOCHES program

May 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Cooperative Higher Educational Services has solved the funding problems it faced last year due to increased ... [more]

Riverton Museum loans Western memorabilia to library display

May 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Museum announced the completion of a Cowboy Gear exhibit at the Riverton Branch Library.  
Riverton Museum curator Karline Schubach partnered ... [more]

CWC hosting Exploration Camp for middle schoolers

May 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  A weeklong overnight Exploration Camp geared toward middle school students is scheduled for June 22 to June 26 at the Central Wyoming College Sinks Canyon ... [more]

Spiritual run to challenge endurance

May 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Organizers are preparing to accommodate more than 200 runners who have signed up to participate in the Moccasin Lake Challenge Run on Saturday in Fort ... [more]

Ideas pouring in for name of new elementary school

May 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 has received more than 50 suggested names for the new K-3 elementary school building planned to open by the summer of 2016 at ... [more]

Bumpy month in county attorney's office leaves rebuilding job under way

May 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The recent termination of a Fremont County deputy attorney marks the second time in as many months a prosecutor has left the County Attorney's Office.
One ... [more]

Campbell challenged in HD34; two file vs. Case for state senate

May 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  About two dozen Fremont County residents filed for political office through Friday.
The formal filing period opened Thursday and continues through May 30 for ... [more]

Chris Curtis Joubert

May 19, 2014 - Staff:  Memorial service for former Riverton resident Chris Joubert are at 2 p.m. Monday, May 19, at Gillette Christian Center, with the Rev. Clint Pickrel ... [more]

Norman R. Hillmer

May 19, 2014 - Staff:  Dr. Norman R. Hillmer, of Lander, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. He was 84 years old.
A memorial service is at 11 a.m. Friday, May 23, at Bethel Lutheran Church ... [more]

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]