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Nurse shortage reaching crisis level statewide

Jul 7, 2015 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRINGS -- The shortage of certified nursing assistants, especially in nursing homes, in Wyoming is reaching crisis stage, Wyoming Department of Health ... [more]

Fewer school ratio waivers needed now

Jul 7, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Education has granted 16 school districts permission to exceed the state mandated student-teacher ratio in kindergarten ... [more]

Digest

Jul 7, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Two killed in separate wrecks
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol is investigating two crashes that killed a woman near Rawlins and a man near ... [more]

County finalizes new budget, down about $500K for fiscal year

Jul 7, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Spending on the part of Fremont County government is scheduled to decrease this fiscal year by a few hundred thousand dollars, to $39.5 million.
The budget ... [more]

Outside agencies, services approved for county funds

Jul 7, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Commission finalized its budget for contributions to social services and outside organizations Tuesday. From the Fremont County Clerk:
- ... [more]

CWC to offer $757K in scholarships; some changes planned

Jul 7, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Some money for scholarships at Central Wyoming College will be reallocated next year, but the total amount of funding will remain the same.
The CWC Board of ... [more]

Fire that leveled Homestead house Saturday investigated

Jul 7, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials are unsure what caused a fire that destroyed half of a duplex Saturday evening in Riverton.
No one was injured in the incident, which is not ... [more]

Fire and police activity typical on Fourth of July weekend

Jul 7, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Though no official festivities took place to celebrate the Fourth of July in Riverton, local police were busy over the holiday weekend responding to calls ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Minnesota runner wins Half Marathon

Jul 7, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Ryan Evans won the annual Lander Half Marathon, covering the 13.1 mile course in a time of 1:22.52.71 Saturday morning.
Evans is from Minnesota.
Clay ... [more]

American pie served up in full portions at Babe Ruth title game

Jul 7, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine:  Midway through the local Babe Ruth baseball championship game last week, league president Scott Fabricus said "Isn't this a slice of Americana?"
It sure ... [more]

Riverton to send two Little League all-star teams to district play

Jul 7, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The 9- and 10-year olds start the postseason this Saturday in Powell, while the 11- and 12-year-olds wait until July 15.

Two Riverton Little League ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Tuesday notes

Jul 7, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Holiday
Your daily newspaper appreciated the day off for the Independence Day holiday. The advertising staff took Friday off, while the rest of us ... [more]

Flashing light at crosswalks seen elsewhere

Jul 7, 2015 - Barbara Saifer, Riverton:  Editor:
If the crosswalks do get repainted around Riverton, I think paying people or finding good volunteers around the clock will be hard to do. Maybe they ... [more]