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Big meth bust Thursday; no link to last week's

May 1, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  At least six people were arrested Thursday in Riverton for conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine as major drug enforcement operations continued.
Wanda Peden, ... [more]

State revenue pinch lower oil, gas just starting, say analysts

May 1, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Severity will depend on duration

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyo-ming remains on solid fiscal footing for now but the effect of low oil and natural gas prices on ... [more]

Big DEQR00;tank cleanup project recommended at multiple trouble spots in county

May 1, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  More than half a million dollars in remedial actions have been recommended for five petroleum-impacted sites in or near Lander.
The Wyoming Department of ... [more]

Digest

May 1, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Park staff cares for bison calf
(AP) -- State park officials are learning how to care for a bison calf after she was stranded by her mother.
Hot ... [more]

Grizzly research to begin

May 1, 2015 - The Associated Press:  MOOSE (AP) -- Biologists are planning to begin trapping grizzly bears in remote areas in Grand Teton National Park to see how the bruins' population is faring ... [more]

Clinton to staff an office in Wyoming for 2016 race

May 1, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (MCT) -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is trying to establish a foothold in deep red Wyoming.
No Democrat has carried Wyoming in a ... [more]

Today

May 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  Deaths

COOPER
Funeral services for Frank Cooper, 86, are at 3 p.m., Monday, May 4, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Shoshoni, ... [more]

Horse sculpture heads to new UW building

May 1, 2015 - By Ilene Olson, The Powell Tribune:  POWELLR00;(AP)R00;-- Sculptor Mike Thomas just calls her Darlin'.
She has a smile on her face because she's enjoying a hard ride on a good horse -- and he's a ... [more]

Pavillion-area couple suing gas giant over contamination of well water

Apr 30, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A couple living near Pavillion is suing Encana Oil & Gas (USA) in federal court, saying the company's natural-gas developments contaminated their drinking ... [more]

State OKs extra money for new K-12 school; work can proceed

Apr 30, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming School Facilities Commission has approved a request to exceed the budget set for construction of Willow Creek Elementary School by 3 percent, or ... [more]

College's health/science center to get McFarland's name during campus ceremonies Friday

Apr 30, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Former Central Wyoming College president Jo Anne McFarland will be honored Friday during a naming ceremony for the CWC Health and Science Center.
The CWC ... [more]

Officers mark 20th anniversary of Sheriff lieutenant's death at hands of prisoner

Apr 30, 2015 - Staff:  Local law enforcement officers wore black bands over their badges Thursday in honor of Fremont County Sheriff's Office Lt. Steve Crerar, who was shot to death ... [more]

Digest

Apr 30, 2015 - The Associated Press:  More windows shattered on I-25
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- Authorities say two more people have reported their windows being shattered while driving in ... [more]

$30 million 'scrubber' set for refinery

Apr 30, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  HollyFrontier expects the emission-cutting device to be fully operational in September.

CHEYENNE (AP) -- The skyline of Cheyenne is about to change ... [more]

Report says grouse protections could harm military

Apr 30, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming has the nation's biggest population of sage grouse.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Efforts to protect the greater sage grouse under the federal ... [more]

Today

Apr 30, 2015 - Staff:  Correction
An April 24 story in The Ranger should have said Dale Bennett, 38, of Riverton faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of possession of ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Strong gets points in three events on Pinedale track

May 1, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Times and distances were less competitive Thursday at the Mountain Man Invitational Track Meet in Pinedale, with many athletes in the upper echelon competing ... [more]

Riverton VB teams top field at big AAU home tournament

May 1, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  There were 70 AAU volleyball teams in Riverton on Saturday, vying for team titles at the Riverton Volleyball Club tournament.
Three Riverton teams had strong ... [more]

RMS eighth-grader earns all-America wrestling honors

May 1, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton eighth-grade wrestler Hayden Wempen is a middle school all-American.
Wempen posted an 8-0 record last month during the AAU middle school national ... [more]

Parrish strong contender at all-star track and field meet

Apr 30, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Triston Parrish is a Class 2-A track and field state contender for Shoshoni High School.
Parrish earned the opportunity to see how he stacks up Friday ... [more]

Five Wolverines to Casper for Wyoming Track Classic meet

Apr 30, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three boys and two girls from the Riverton Wolverines have clinched Wyoming Track Classic berthsFriday in Casper.
The RHS boys are Shepp Campbell, Alec ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Fifteen in county get state FFA recognition

May 1, 2015 - Staff:  The Wyoming FFA Association has announced the recipients of the 2015 Wyoming State FFA Degree. The program recognizes students' accomplishments in their ... [more]

Little Wind Archers hosting first of three 3-D shoots this weekend

May 1, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Little Wind Archers of Fremont County are hosting their first 3-D shoot of the summer from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 2-3 at Wind River ... [more]

Sunshine on a cloudy day

May 1, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  May is a favorite of the poet and the
songwriter, and with good reason


Some months of the year aren't favored much by popular songwriters. Most of ... [more]

Beware, the Folks are coming

May 1, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Remember the old John Lennon protest song called "Power to the People"? It was a catchy, hooky tune that stayed in your head once you heard it. It had some ... [more]

End of life seminar at church 'interesting and informative'

May 1, 2015 - Betty Merritt, Riverton:  Editor:
I went to the end of life seminar held Saturday, April 25, at the Presbyterian Church in Riverton, hoping to learn about many aspects of end of ... [more]

Dance club 'fun run' Saturday raises funds for member trip to national event in Las Vegas

May 1, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  By Andrea Novotny
Staff Writer

The Room to Dance club hosts its "Tutu 5k fun run and walk" and children's dance clinic at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 2 at the ... [more]

Peters named to museums board position

May 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  Sue Peters has been appointed to the Fremont County Museums Board.
The board, appointed by the Fremont County Commission, has budgeting, personnel and ... [more]

Indiana 'religious freedom' law got more attention than it warranted

May 1, 2015 - By Paul Flesher:  There may be a lot of smoke, but the fire is pretty small. The nationwide political tempest around Indiana's new Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) is ... [more]

1 percent priorities

Apr 30, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Planners are right to seek an organized approach, with important input from citizens

It has been heartening during the past year to see the various ... [more]

Bless you, tree, for grabbing me

Apr 30, 2015 - By Betty Starks Case:  Could I let this Arbor Day-Earth Day-Poetry Month escape without honoring them all? Especially when this column appears on the very last day of April?
It's ... [more]

Is it right for senior center to compete with restaurants?

Apr 30, 2015 - Wanda Durham, Riverton:  Editor:
That was a nice letter recently published in The Ranger in regard to the "best kept secret in town."
l'll just bet that the owners of a|l the loca| ... [more]

Game bird man shutting down after 40 years

Apr 30, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  By Eric Blom
Staff Writer

After 40 years George Cassell, is shutting down his game bird farm 5 miles north of Riverton. Business has been slow.
"I haven't ... [more]

Ranchers help market beef to Japanese buyers

Apr 30, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Two Wyoming ranch families are part of an advertising campaign to promote and increase the demand for American beef in Japan.
The U.S. Meat ... [more]

Clifford G. Fabrizius

Apr 30, 2015 - From staff reports:  Clifford "Geezer" Fabrizius, of Riverton, died Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Sage West Hospital - Riverton. He was 78 years old.
A memorial service is at 2 ... [more]