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Tuesday notes

Apr 1, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Tuesday notes

Lions and Lambs, revisited
Was that March going out like a lamb, as predicted in the old saying? Our March 31 won't be confused with ... [more]

Maybe the Dad Taxi Service is the way to gl

Apr 1, 2014 - Robert H. Peck:  It's cheaper to fly from New York to Islamabad and from Denver to Riverton
As an out-of-state college student, I've been affected several times by ... [more]

Red grass and 'Adjusto-Turf' coming to Wolverine Field

Apr 1, 2014 - Edward Bloomy:  After a long and exhaustive meeting that wore on and on until 4:01 a.m. Tuesday, the Riverton school board voted unanimously to support a proposal to change ... [more]

City asks for public's ideas in developing state parcel

Apr 1, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton hopes to receive public comment Tuesday night during the city council meeting regarding a conceptual plan property north of Riverton and ... [more]

Pitt meth ring player gets probation, with threat of prison

Apr 1, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A key figure in a methamphetamine operation has been sentenced to five years probation with an underlying sentence of five to 10 years.
Travis Fauque received ... [more]

Republicans claiming gay marriage fits the party don't spea

Mar 30, 2014 - Carole J. Boyd Dubois:  News coverage claiming "Gay marriage fits Republican values" is distorted. The few sources do not speak for thousands of Republicans and independents for whom ... [more]

From innovation to inconvenience

Mar 30, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Once I ran to the mailbox hoping for a letter; today it's all junk
For much of mankind's existence the swiftest method of relaying a message was either ... [more]

Deputies and VINs

Mar 30, 2014 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Why does a deputy have to do this menial task?
The Fremont County Sheriff's Office spends a lot of man hours checking vehicle identification ... [more]

Digest

Mar 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Grizzly bear study progressing
JACKSON (AP) -- Federal managers of the Yellowstone region's grizzly bears say their work on the Endangered Species Act ... [more]

UW tuition going up

Mar 30, 2014 - Staff:  Trustees approved 5 percent tuition increase on Friday
LARAMIE (AP) -- The Uni-versity of Wyoming Board of Trustees voted to raise tuition, fees and ... [more]

Brenda Miska

Mar 30, 2014 - Staff:  Brenda Miska, formerly of Riverton, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, surrounded by family. She was 47 years old.
Visitation will be noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, March ... [more]

Evelyn B. Nickeson

Mar 30, 2014 - Staff:  Evelyn B. Nickeson, of Riverton, died Monday, March 24, 2014, at Help for Health Hospice Home. She was 96 years old.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

CWC student theater showcase offers different shows

Mar 30, 2014 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College's 11th annual showcase of student-directed plays will provide two different evenings of comedy, music and drama over a four-day ... [more]

Women's council seeks award nominations

Mar 30, 2014 - Staff:  The Wyoming Council for Women's Issues is seeking nominations for its 2014 Woman of Distinction and Employer of Choice Awards.
Nominations should be sent to ... [more]

Chief: Telephone scammers 'attacking' local residents

Mar 30, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  By Kelli Ameling
Staff Writer

Telephone fraud reports are climbing in Fremont County, but fewer people seem to be falling for them.
Lander police chief ... [more]

Arrest made locally in federal murder, sexual assault case

Mar 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Federal documents released last week reveal that Bureau of Indian Affairs special agents arrested a man on Feb. 26 on the Wind River Indian Reservation on ... [more]

New farm bill brings local benefits

Mar 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The bill increases the number of Fremont County ranchers
eligible for compensation and makes up for a lapse in funding to cover the 2012 drought

The ... [more]

Task force will tackle air service problem at airport

Mar 30, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Working to combat mounting air service problems at Fremont County's only commercial airport, the Riverton Regional Airport Board has named a citizen task force ... [more]

Internet firm marking its 20th anniversary Tuesday

Mar 30, 2014 - Staff:  Riverton-based Internet service provider Wyoming.com is celebrating its 20-year anniversary in April, beginning with a customer appreciation day from 11 a.m. ... [more]

Watts tops field in 100 meters at big Casper track meet

Mar 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  By Randy Tucker
Staff Writer

The Natrona County Invitational brought 17 teams from all four classifications to Casper on Friday.  The Gillette boys and the ... [more]

Livestock board now accepting applications for loan program

Mar 30, 2014 - Staff:  The Wyoming Livestock Board will consider applications for the Wyoming Veterinary Loan Repayment Program at a summer 2014 meeting.
Applications for the loan ... [more]

Enzi's Inventors Conference set for Saturday

Mar 30, 2014 - Staff:  Inventors and entrepreneurs can head to Riverton on Saturday to take part in U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi's 11th annual Inventors Conference "From Your Garage to the ... [more]

Tiger boys shut out Torrington

Mar 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Tigers dominated Torrington 6-0 Saturday in front of the home soccer fans in the second game of the boys season.
Lander beat Rawlins 3-0 on the ... [more]

Western Heritage shows well at Greybull to start track sea

Mar 30, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The Greybull boys and the Burlington girls took team championships Saturday at the Bill Gerrard Memorial Track Meet in Greybull.
The Greybull track is six ... [more]

At full strength, RHS boys dominate Worland and RS

Mar 30, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  he Rock Springs win has Riverton off in a 1-0 start in the Class 4-A West conference.
With nearly all of its players back on the pitch after ... [more]

Two home wins for Lander girls

Mar 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two different kinds of victories were produced by the Lander Tigers girls soccer team to begin the season.
Lander crushed the Rawlins Outlaws 10-0 on Friday ... [more]

'La boheme' coming to library

Mar 30, 2014 - Staff:  Giacomo Puccini's opera "La boheme" will be presented in a live HDTV broadcast from New York's Metropolitan Opera at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Carnegie Room at ... [more]

Electric utility seeks rate hike affecting many in county

Mar 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Riverton-area and Lander residents could see their electricity bills jump up $4.50 a month on average next year if a proposed price increase from Rocky ... [more]

RHS girls boot Rock Springs 2-1

Mar 30, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  By Craig Blumenshine
Staff Writer

The Riverton Lady Wolverines scored their first two goals of the season to come from behind and beat the Rock Springs ... [more]

Brenda Miska

Mar 28, 2014 - Staff:  Brenda Miska, formerly of Riverton, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, surrounded by family. She was 47 years old.
Visitation will be noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, March ... [more]

New coach Chatfield takes over Cougar track teams

Mar 28, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A new era for the Wind River track and field program is arriving for the 2014 season.
Longtime coach Dirk Gosnell has been replaced by Kiley Chatfield. He ... [more]

High school basketball season shortened next year

Mar 28, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  3-A reorganized into quadrant configuration

The Wyoming High School Activities Association has decided to reduce the number of basketball games for ... [more]

Hibernians enforce Catholic doctrine, not Catholic opinion, on St. Patrick's Day Parade

Mar 28, 2014 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  The annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York went ahead March 17 just as it has for decades.
Touted as America's oldest and longest parade, nearly 200,000 ... [more]

Today

Mar 28, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one story "Guilty plea by second Rails to Trails attacker" should have said Fremont County Attorney Michael ... [more]

Wind River Casino hosting two-day job fair

Mar 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wind River Hotel and Casino is inviting interested applicants to attend a job fair Monday in Ethete and Tuesday in Arapahoe.
Attendees can meet with the ... [more]

Man pleads not guilty to terroristic threats charge

Mar 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Prosecutors think John Cardine's actions caused a public nuisance for his co-workers and bosses.

A Lander man pleaded not guilty to making ... [more]

RMS names students on third-quarter honor roll

Mar 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton Middle School recently recognized the students who were named to the third-quarter honor roll for the 2013-2014 school year.

4.0 GPA
Eighth ... [more]

WRHS youths speak to state board about American Indian education

Mar 28, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Three American Indian students from Fremont County School District 6 were invited to speak in front of the Wyoming State Board of Education in January.
Wind ... [more]

Gradually, public warming more to Obamacare, polls demonstrate

Mar 28, 2014 - By David Lauter, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- As Obamacare sign-ups hit the politically important threshold of 6 million this week, new polling has shown that the public has begun to warm a ... [more]

Real 'March Madness' is persecution of Cindy Hill

Mar 28, 2014 - Ronnelle Colletson, Riverton:  Editor:
I have my "March Madness" basketball bracket filled out (thanks a lot, Wichita State), but in Wyoming the March Madness is the continuous persecution ... [more]