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Clair E. Wheeler

Feb 7, 2014 - Staff:  Clair E. Wheeler, of Casper, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at Central Wyoming Hospice in Casper. He was 93 years old.
A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Thon tournament is Wyoming's top wrestling event

Feb 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Elite, passion, gladiators and packed gym are five words that come to my mind when thinking about the Ron Thon Memorial Invitational.
This weekend draws the ... [more]

RHS wrestlers start fast in win over Laramie

Feb 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  An electrifying start on the wrestling mat helped push the Riverton Wolverines to a 47-32 victory Thursday night vs. the Laramie Plainsmen.
RHS opened the ... [more]

Cetrone, Evans to wed Sept. 13

Feb 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Steve and Jodi Dillree, of Kemmerer, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Cetrone, to Jess Evans, the son of Mike and Beth Evans, ... [more]

County students earn UW honors

Feb 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming lists 21 students from Fremont County on the 2013 fall semester provost's honor roll.
Dubois: Clinton A. Elliott, Carolyn Lee ... [more]

Riverton Middle School names students to second-quarter honor roll

Feb 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton Middle School recently recognized the students who were named to the second-quarter honor roll for the 2013-2014 school year.

4.0 GPA
Eighth ... [more]

Today

Feb 7, 2014 - Staff:  Births
KAULAITY

A son was born to April and Stefan Kaulaity, of Fort Washakie, at 9:51 a.m. Dec. 12, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

Now is the time to 'get real' on state beer tax

Feb 7, 2014 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
This is an open letter to all our elected legislators who are getting ready for the upcoming legislative session. You are going to have the ... [more]

Cold weather and macho men

Feb 7, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Of course you aren't complaining about the cold weather.
Real Wyoming residents tough it out.
I used to do that.
In my first newspaper job just south of Sun ... [more]

What's what

Feb 7, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Interpretations vary on the EPA ruling, as well they might

Opinions, conclusions and misinformation are permeating the atmosphere of comment and ... [more]

Digest

Feb 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Mill backs Barrasso proposal
SARATOGA -- An owner of the reopened saw mill in Saratoga is backing Sen. John Barrasso's proposal to more than double the ... [more]

In reversal, SLIB approves money for Casper project

Feb 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The State Loan and Investment Board has approved a $2.5 million loan to develop infrastructure on the site of a proposed conference center near ... [more]

House OKs bill that would allow more paddling in Wyoming parks

Feb 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The House approved a wide-ranging public lands bill Thursday that would speed logging of trees burned in last year's massive Rim Fire in ... [more]

City fine-tuning Main Street sign requirements

Feb 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Existing signs will not be affected by the changes.

Business and property owners on Main Street will have to double check with city code before ... [more]

Goggles backing bills on Medicaid waiver, higher beer tax

Feb 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Legislature begins its 2014 session next week, and House District 33 Rep. Patrick Goggles has eye on several bills to support.
On the Ethete ... [more]

District 25 requiring background checks on all new hires

Feb 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  All new hires for Fremont County School District 25 will be required to receive a full background check from the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation. ... [more]

Rails to Trails suspect pleads to manslaughter charge

Feb 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The case of his alleged accomplice has yet to be resolved.

One defendant charged in a May attack on the Rails to Trails path in Riverton pleaded ... [more]

New Mexico outlasts Wyoming in overtime

Feb 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Although New Mexico power forward Cameron Bairstow stands 6-9, he's not exactly a terror on the glass.
But in the four previous games this ... [more]

Late cold spell costs Rustler women

Feb 6, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The game with Western Wyoming was much closer than the 25-point loss the Rustlers suffered in Rock Springs just a month ago.

A scoring drought of ... [more]

Conference road trip for Wolverine basketball

Feb 6, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines boys and girls basketball teams take the longest road trip remaining on their schedule when they travel to Green River on Friday and ... [more]

Bohl introduces his first recruiting class for Cowboy football

Feb 6, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  LARAMIE -- Saying that from a standpoint of recruiting he was able to do the things that really needed to get done, new University of Wyoming head football ... [more]

CWC men grind out 'gritty' conference win over Western Wyoming

Feb 6, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Central Wyoming evened it Region IX men's basketball record to 6-6 with a hard-fought win over visiting Western Wyoming 58-45 Wednesday evening at Rustler ... [more]

Ron Thon field draws every state mat team but one

Feb 6, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wrestling begins Friday morning at Riverton High School and Riverton Middle School.

With the state wrestling tournament coming later this month, the ... [more]

Today

Feb 6, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page one story "Museums board chided by county commissioners" should have said Fremont County Museums Board ... [more]

Tax change clarified for vehicle sales on rez

Feb 6, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Treasurer's Office has announced a revision to the vehicle sales tax exemption policy for residents of the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Radio group buys four stations

Feb 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  Edwards Group, the parent company of Riverton radio stations KVOW/KTAK, has entered into an agreement to buy four radio stations and one translator in Wyoming. ... [more]

CWC students get interview experience in 'micro sessions'

Feb 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Students at Central Wyoming College had the opportunity to interview for local jobs last year through a new initiative in the school's business department. ... [more]

Teen puts artistic talents into own tie-dye business

Feb 6, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Most children, when they want money for something like a video game, will do extra chores, mow lawns or open a lemonade stand on the front yard.
A 9-year-old ... [more]

More reasons to build pipeline than not to

Feb 6, 2014 - By The Milwaukee (Wis.) Journal Sentinel:  Environmentalists have made the Keystone XL Pipeline project a litmus test for President Barack Obama and anyone else with an opinion on climate ... [more]

Community concern eased holiday emergency greatly

Feb 6, 2014 - The Peden family, Riverton:  Editor:
As a family, we would like to voice our appreciation for the many hours spent on Christmas Eve search and rescue efforts to find Adam.
We were so ... [more]