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Custodian carries a tune

Jun 3, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Kindergartener Samantha Mendes calls Steve Gora the "best singing janitor I've ever heard."
Gora, a night custodian at Ashgrove Elementary School, performed ... [more]

Police eye speed and alcohol in crash probe

Jun 3, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Law enforcement authorities are investigating excessive speed and alcohol use as possible contributing factors in last Sunday's fatal rollover roughly 10 miles ... [more]

RMS students showcase talent

May 31, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton Middle School students presented 16 acts during their end-of-school talent show Thursday. MaKenzie Valerio and Joseph Alberts presented a shooting ... [more]

Today

May 31, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page six story "Pitching a strong suit in Riverton Little League so far" should have said the Dodgers played the ... [more]

Digest

May 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Forest parcel on the market
JACKSON -- After years of on-and-off talk about a sale, the U.S. Forest Service has chosen Sotheby's International Realty to ... [more]

School kids make 'wounded warrior' bracelets

May 31, 2013 - By Chilton Tuppin, Laramie Boomerang:  LARAMIE (AP) -- In Military History Club, University of Wyoming Lab School students watch war films, talk military history and make bracelets.
But ... [more]

Governor calls on state to help with Oklahoma twister relief

May 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is calling on state residents to join an effort to raise money to support victims of the recent tornado that hit Moore, ... [more]

'Hill bill' ballot drive falls far short; state's petition process toughest in U.S.

May 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The secretary of state's office says the drive to repeal a new law reducing the powers and duties of Wyoming's superintendent of public instruction ... [more]

Two uranium companies set to merge

May 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two companies developing uranium mines in Fremont County look set to merge. On May 24, Energy Fuels Inc agreed to purchase Strathmore Minerals ... [more]

Cattle count decreases by 5 percent

May 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The 95,000 head estimate is within 1 percent of average since 1975.

Cattle operations in Fremont County shrank last year. Recent data from the ... [more]

Wiretaps, informants aided authorities in big meth bust

May 31, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Six suspects have been arrested, and five remain in custody.
 
The arrest count in a recent methamphetamine bust in Fremont County now stands at six, ... [more]

Farmers market draws some complaints, but city opts to leave it at Broadway location

May 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Farmers Market will remain on Broadway Avenue for its second season this summer, despite opposition from some downtown businesses.
The farmer's ... [more]

Today

May 30, 2013 - Staff:  Births
HOPPER

A daughter was born to Judith Ann Osborne and Brockrick Hopper, of Riverton, at 3:39 a.m. May 10, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. ... [more]

Judge rules against Hells Angel in appeal of Wyo. case

May 30, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge has denied an appeal from a former Nevada brothel owner and Hells Angels member who says he didn't get an adequate defense or fair ... [more]

Digest

May 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Snow closes high roads in Wyoming
CHEYENNE -- With just a couple of days left in May, heavy snow is still falling in some mountain areas.
In fact, ... [more]

Falling trees a danger now in Black Hills forest

May 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Falling trees pose an increasing threat to hikers, bikers, campers and others in the Black Hills National Forest of northeastern Wyoming and ... [more]

Roof, books, raises among requests in library budget

May 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A leaky roof, more books and staff raises were included in the increased budget requested May 13 by representatives of the Fremont County Library System.
In ... [more]

Ray takes seat on Riverton school board

May 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The longtime resident has held a variety of positions within District 25.

Longtime Riverton resident Jody Ray took her position Tuesday as the newest ... [more]

State board interviewing for education director post

May 30, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Six finalists are being considered for the new position.

The Wyoming Board of Education will interview six finalists this weekend for the job of ... [more]

Unhurt Riverton man involved in two-car fatal wreck Tuesday

May 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Riverton man was involved in a two-vehicle collision Tuesday in Natrona County that resulted in the death of an 83-year-old Casper woman.
The man, John D. ... [more]

First-degree murder charged in death of man found March 10

May 30, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two American Indian men are in custody for alleged first-degree murder in connection with the death of Tad Paul Barnson, whose skeletal remains were found ... [more]

Contractors work on Lincoln school demo

May 29, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton contractor Steve Schroeder ripped out roof trusses from the 1960s Lincoln Elementary School addition in preparation for the demolition of the school ... [more]

Sauger fisheries in state to benefit from new attention by Game and Fish Department

May 29, 2013 - From staff reports:  Population estimates in the Popo Agie River and Little Wind River have shown a dramatic decline in sauger numbers since 2002, and monitoring of Boysen ... [more]

Spring jackpot at fairgrounds Friday

May 29, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The event, including a youth fair and carnival, draws competitors from at least five other states.

The Spring Spectacular jackpot show, youth fair ... [more]

Today

May 29, 2013 - Staff:  Births
HENDRICKSON

A son was born to Michelle L. and Jamesh Hendrickson, of Shoshoni, at 8:15 p.m. May 7, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He ... [more]

Digest

May 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  G&F moves problem grizzly
CODY -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department trapped and relocated an adult male grizzly bear from a ranch northwest of ... [more]

State's oil production up in 2012

May 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming oil production topped 57 million barrels last year.
The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission reports that the production total represents an 8 ... [more]

Meeting in Yellowstone to share data on Old Faithful

May 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Scientists and others will gather in Yellowstone National Park for three days next week to discuss what they know about the ... [more]

Superintendent petition signatures submitted

May 29, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The secretary of state's office has 60 days to see if 37,606 valid signatures have been collected in order to put a referendum on the 2014 general election ... [more]

Riverton taking the lead on formation of multi-community panel to improve ties

May 29, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness received tentative support for a "citizens human relations committee" from other local government leaders. He said leaders from the ... [more]