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Classroom to North Pole

Dec 23, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A lot of children wrote to Santa from school this year, crafting their wish lists during letter-writing events that teachers organized in preparation for the ... [more]

St. Margarets presents annual Christmas pageant

Dec 21, 2012 - Staff:  Seventy-two St. Margaret's School pupils presented their annual Christmas pageant Thursday night in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center ... [more]

Today

Dec 21, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
CAVANESS

Donald Howard Cavaness, 66, died Saturday, Dec. 19, at his home near Riverton. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. ... [more]

Drill lease buyout plan still well short of goal

Dec 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A land conservation group said it is $750,000 short of meeting a year-end deadline to raise $8.75 million to buy out and permanently retire gas ... [more]

Digest

Dec 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Arraignment planned in kidnapping
CODY -- A Montana man charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting an 11-year-old Cody girl is set for arraignment ... [more]

Solid waste disposal staff awarded safety bonuses

Dec 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District Board unanimously approved $11,456 in safety award bonuses for district employees.
Each of the waste disposal ... [more]

City hears pitch on developing a new skate park

Dec 21, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association approached the Riverton City Council with a proposal to build a new skate park in Riverton.
"We humbly ask for ... [more]

Churches plan busy Christmas lineups

Dec 21, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Annual Community Christmas Day Dinner sponsored is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Christmas Day at St. Margaret's Catholic Church Gym on East Park ... [more]

Boy suspended for bringing a gun to school

Dec 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- A Casper teen has been suspended for bringing a loaded handgun to school.
The unidentified student brought the gun to Kelly Walsh High School ... [more]

Fire wrecks trailer house, but no injuries

Dec 21, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton firefighters responded at about 11:15 p.m. Thursday to a structure fire at 134 Comanche Court.
No one was injured in the blaze, though several people ... [more]

Riverton band students put on winter concert

Dec 20, 2012 - Staff:  Student musicians from Riverton middle and high schools presented their winter band concert Monday night at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater. The RHS ... [more]

Digest

Dec 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Wolves need buffer zone, say activists
CHEYENNE -- A conservation group is calling on state and federal officials to create no-shooting zones around ... [more]

Moment of silence set for Friday

Dec 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead is calling on Wyoming citizens to observe a moment of silence and remembrance to honor the victims of last weeks' shooting rampage at ... [more]

Man pleads guilty to bank robberies after escape

Dec 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- A Utah man has pleaded guilty to holding up banks in four states after being released from jail to go to the dentist.
Thirty-two-year-old Joshua ... [more]

Judge denies tribe request on bald eagles

Dec 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge has denied a request from the Northern Arapaho Tribe to reconsider his recent ruling that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acted ... [more]

Wreck west of Riverton sends two to hospital

Dec 20, 2012 - From staff reports:  Two pickup trucks collided west of Riverton on a cold Thursday morning, with two people reported to have been transported to Riverton Memorial Hospital. ... [more]

Arapahoe marks first-ever AYP school performance

Dec 20, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 38 made Adequate Yearly Progress for the 2011-12 academic year -- a first for the Arapahoe district. 
"That's very huge for our ... [more]

County revenue, assets both up for fiscal year

Dec 20, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County government saw a $1.1 million increase in net assets and a $5.3 million increase in revenue in the last fiscal year, according to a recent ... [more]

Today

Dec 20, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the page four story "Injury Prevention Resources names new executive director" should have said after living in Montana ... [more]

Waste district needs process to deal with returned checks

Dec 20, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District Board of Directors is considering options on how to handle returned checks.
District superintendent Andy Frey ... [more]

Today

Dec 19, 2012 - Staff:  Births
McCABE

A son was born to Crystal ComesRunningBuck and Charles McCabe, of Lander, at 2:05 p.m. Nov. 4, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He ... [more]

Digest

Dec 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Elk harvest down at refuge
JACKSON -- Hunters reported killing fewer than half the typical number of elk at the National Elk Refuge near Jackson this ... [more]

Most give UW an 'A' or 'B'

Dec 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A survey indicates that Wyoming residents are happy with how the University of Wyoming is being run.
A survey conducted in October by the Wyoming ... [more]

Delegation appears firm against assault rifle ban

Dec 19, 2012 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- The three members of Wyoming's congressional delegation appear committed to opposing any proposal to limit access to assault weapons.
President ... [more]

Shoshones join federal agency in opposing Arapahos on eagle kills

Dec 19, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  A federal agency and the Eastern Shoshone Tribe are urging a federal judge not to reconsider his recent ruling banning Northern Arapahos from killing bald ... [more]

Auditor says Riverton fiscal affairs are in good order

Dec 19, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton's audit report showed all financial statements to have complied with the U.S. Government Auditing Standards.
Dennis Tschacher of Mader ... [more]

New RHS class aims to build a house

Dec 19, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School students looking for an alternative to their traditional math classes may be interested in a new "geometry in construction" course coming ... [more]

Commissioners and legislators weigh issues ahead of 2013 session

Dec 19, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Participating for the first time was State Rep.-elect Nathan Winters of Thermopolis, whose redrawn district now includes Shoshoni.

Fremont County ... [more]

Riverwalk path gets reinforced

Dec 19, 2012 - Staff:  City of Riverton employee Dale Barrett used a front loader Wednesday to reinforce the bank of the Wind River on the Riverwalk property in south Riverton. City ... [more]

Rendezvous puts on Christmas show

Dec 18, 2012 - Staff:  Rendezvous Elementary School students performed "Old Man Winter's Icicle Follies" Thursday in the school gym. Dustin Mills got a leg up as he waited next to ... [more]

Today

Dec 18, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the page one story "District 25 to state: Not so fast on huge school reforms" should have said the Wyoming ... [more]

Digest

Dec 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Deer mortality a concern
CHEYENNE -- Biologists with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department warn that dry conditions in Wyoming this year are leaving ... [more]

Forest sets plan to fight bark beetle infestation

Dec 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  RAPID CITY, S.D. -- The Black Hills National Forest plans to use extensive commercial tree thinning to battle the mountain pine beetle as part of a $70 million ... [more]

Wind farm permits survive state supreme court vote

Dec 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court has upheld permits issued by the state and Converse County allowing construction of two wind farms in the Laramie ... [more]

Fourth suspect arrested in moose poaching case

Dec 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  A fourth and final suspect has been arrested in connection with the poaching of four moose that were found dead this October on private land within the Wind ... [more]

County to fill fair, waste and animal board positions Tuesday

Dec 18, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission interviewed 13 candidates for open positions on the Solid Waste Disposal District, Fair and Predatory Animal boards.
The ... [more]

Keeping vigilant: Riverton teachers review drills after Connecticut shooting

Dec 18, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton teachers and administrators headed to work Monday with last week's Connecticut school shooting still fresh in their minds.
"Like every educator in ... [more]

Digest

Dec 16, 2012 - Associated Press:  School demolition might slow
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Gov. Matt Mead has proposed slowing the process of razing old and constructing new schools for budget ... [more]

The way it was - Lander Mayor McOmie, 1981

Dec 16, 2012 - Staff:  State Rep. Del McOmie of Lander this month is wrapping up his 16-year career as a Wyoming Legislator, but his career as an elected official didn't start there. ... [more]

Central Wyoming College seeks a new director of campus safety

Dec 16, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  By Katie Roenigk
Staff Writer

Administrators at Central Wyoming College are still looking for a new director of campus safety to replace Steve Barlow, who ... [more]