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County GOP elects new officers

Mar 29, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Republican Party elected new leadership March 17. Former Riverton City Council member and mayoral candidate Rich Gard was chosen as the new ... [more]

Museum's April events to discuss soldiers, sheep, Scottish heritage

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Pioneer Museum kicks off its spring schedule in April with two speakers programs and a Children's Exploration program.
"Buffalo Soldiers at ... [more]

Man pleads not guilty to assault of two foster children in his care

Mar 29, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The alleged crimes occurred seven years ago.

A Lander man pleaded not guilty to two charges of sexual abuse of a minor Thursday at an arraignment in ... [more]

Businesses selling recreation vehicles feeling oil slump

Mar 29, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Last in a series

Between November and the beginning of January Wyoming oil producers idled six oil rigs. Many remain operating, however, production ... [more]

County population slides 0.9 percent, still up since 2010

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  Perhaps affected by the beginnings of the energy downturn, Fremont County's estimated population fell last year after posting gains every year since 2010.
New ... [more]

High-altitude collaboration brings beneficial study to bighorn sheep in the field

Mar 29, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Pneumonia has been killing bighorn sheep in Fremont County, and scientists don't know why.
So they went to the mountains to try to find out.
The illness ... [more]

Man cited for DUI after rolling car three times

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  A deputy found the abandoned vehicle about 250 feet off of the highway down a 25-foot embankment.

A Lander man who had been released on bond for ... [more]

UW Extension offices offering pesticide schools

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Extension Service and Fremont County Weed and Pest are planning two private pesticide certification schools this spring.
Any farmer, ... [more]

Museum selling commemorative coin to mark 100th anniversary

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Pioneer Association is producing a pure silver commemorative coin to mark the 100th anniversary of the Fremont County Pioneer Museum.
Only ... [more]

Library hosting LEGO Robotics club in April

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Branch Library is inviting children to sign up for LEGO Robotics in April.
The club is open to children ages 8 to 12 who want to build and ... [more]

Antique Easter decor on display

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  A new display in the lobby of the Fremont County Pioneer Museum shows some vintage Easter decorations and cards from the late 1800s through the 1930s.
The ... [more]

BLM to conduct prescribed burn in county

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management will conduct a prescribed burn along the foothills of the south side of Green Mountain in an area known as the Hadsell Pasture, ... [more]

The way it was: Toastmistresses -- 1974

Mar 29, 2015 - Staff:  Among the Toastmasters service club's missions is to instill confidence in public speaking among its members. The club was prominent in Fremont County 41 years ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Mar 29, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Plane lands on highway near Thermopolis
THERMOPOLIS -- A pilot safely landed his single-engine plane on a highway in rural central Wyoming after the ... [more]

Ranger Sports

County Player of the Year honors for Thompson

Mar 29, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It is extremely rare that a basketball player leads an entire conference in scoring, rebounds, steals and assists, but that's what Thompson did for the ... [more]

Quayle is Player of Year

Mar 29, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  When Chris Quayle stepped on the basketball court as a sophomore for his first Riverton High School boys varsity basketball game two years ago, he stood ... [more]

Coach of Year Walker led Wind River to state crown

Mar 29, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Justin Walker made the move from girls to boys basketball this season, and the results were tremendous for Wind River.
Walker coached the Cougar boys to their ... [more]

Redman is girls Coach of Year; took St. Stephen's to title game

Mar 29, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  St. Stephen's finished the conference season with a perfect 8-0 mark.

Mike Redman finished his fourth season as St. Stephen's girls head basketball ... [more]

Tigers open boys soccer season with 2-0 victory

Mar 29, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A 2-0 victory Friday night for the Lander Tigers against Star Valley started the new soccer coaching era for Dean Schaff.
The Tigers returned home only to ... [more]

Wolverine boys start soccer slate with four straight wins

Mar 29, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  If defense wins championships, the Riverton Wolverines boys soccer team is off to a great start.
Riverton beat Sheridan 1-0 on the road Friday, then won all ... [more]

RHS girls beat KW in road jamboree

Mar 29, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After giving up four first-half goals, the Riverton Lady Wolverines opened their soccer season Friday with a 5-0 loss to the Sheridan Lady Broncs at windy ... [more]

SHS boys first, girls second on Greybull track

Mar 29, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  GREYBULL -- A near-perfect opening season morning for track and field greeted athletes Saturday at the annual Bill Gerrard Memorial Track Meet in Greybull. ... [more]

LVHS girls lead soccer games early but cannot hold advantage

Mar 29, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In the final minute on Saturday, the Worland Warriors scored the game-winning goal to steal a 3-2 girls soccer victory over the home-standing Lander ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

What's in a name?

Mar 29, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  In the case of the airport, it could be quite a lot

Among the actions being discussed to improve -- perhaps even preserve -- commercial air service in ... [more]

The conversations of a lifetime

Mar 29, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  For me, some of the best came not in a classroom but a dormitory.

Discussions came easy as a 19-year old college student.† Occasionally there were ... [more]

Urbigkeit coverage welcomed

Mar 29, 2015 - Louis Rinderling, Laramie:  Editor:
I write in appreciation of the thoughtful treatment given by your newspaper to the memory and legacy of Ralph Urbigkeit.
I did not know Mr. Urbigkeit ... [more]