The Ranger (beta)

Fremont County's Daily Newspaper

News of Riverton, Lander and Fremont County, Wyoming, from the Ranger's award winning journalists.

Ranger Login

Related Content: Fremont Co. Sheriff\'s Office

Helicopters sent to help in mountains

Jul 2, 2015 - From staff reports:  Two helicopters were mobilized Friday to rescue a woman who had been bucked off of a horse on Whiskey Mountain.
Search and rescue crews responded at about ... [more]

Missing girl found

Jul 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  Officials say they have found the local teenager who was "at risk" and missing Tuesday.
The girl, who only was identified as "Jordan" by law enforcement, was ... [more]

Teen missing Monday, officials seek help in locating her

Jun 30, 2015 - From staff reports:  This story has been [more]

Coverage for Dubois argued in sheriff's budget talks

Jun 24, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A patrol deputy position was among the items on the chopping block during budget discussions between Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker and Fremont County ... [more]

Helicopter helped in rescue at Ocean Lake

Jun 18, 2015 - From staff reports:  A local air ambulance crew rescued four people who were stranded Sunday on an island in Ocean Lake.
No one was injured in the incident, which was reported at ... [more]

Man charged after arrest sparked threat against deputy

Jun 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A man is facing charges in Lander District Court that he threatened a Fremont County Sheriff's Office deputy.
He could see up to 12 years in prison if ... [more]

Pilot lands safely after crop duster clips power line

Jun 16, 2015 - From staff reports:  An airplane pilot who struck a power line on Riverview Road was able to safely land his crop duster at Riverton Regional Airport.
Deputies responded at about ... [more]

Justice center move-in done; local functions going well

Jun 12, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County employees have completed their move to the new justice center on North Major Avenue in Riverton.
The undertaking was relatively seamless ... [more]

Man facing a misdemeanor in Kinnear incident involving gun

Jun 2, 2015 - From staff reports:  A scheduling conference takes place July 29 for a Kinnear man arrested last week allegedly for firing his shotgun into the air while intoxicated.
No one was ... [more]

Kinnear man arrested after assault; alleged victim airlifted from county

May 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office arrested 46-year-old Terry L. Schmuck of Kinnear early Friday, concerning a domestic disturbance that occurred in the ... [more]

Living conditions of horse not cruelty under Wyoming law

May 28, 2015 - From staff reports:  Local officials say living conditions for a horse at the corner of West Sunset Drive and North Eighth Street West in Riverton do not meet the threshold of ... [more]

Collision on city street Friday claims life of 7-year-old

May 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  Witnesses said the child was crossing the street near her home when she was struck by a passing vehicle.

A 7-year-old girl died Friday after she was ... [more]

Employer of man killed by bear faces $15,000 in fines

May 15, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The ecological consulting firm Nature's Capital has been cited and fined more than $15,000 in connection with the September death of its employee Adam Stewart, ... [more]

Explosions, fire destroy house north of Riverton

May 12, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Firefighters were able to salvage many personal items, including photographs, firearms and a pickup truck in the adjacent garage.

A rural Riverton ... [more]

Man fires rifle seven times, wrecks later

May 6, 2015 - From staff reports:  A man reported to have discharged a firearm early Sunday outside of Possum Pete's in Pavillion was hospitalized later that morning due to injuries suffered in ... [more]

Meth busts cap yearlong investigation; 13 charged

May 6, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Confidential informants and electronic surveillance were essential in the yearlong drug investigation resulting in nine arrests last week and charges against ... [more]

Sheriff wants to replace old guns, improve safety planning for schools

May 5, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is working to replace its aging firearms by the end of fiscal year 2015.
"That's been probably a two-year project or ... [more]

Search for bear victim sent county search/rescue costs higher

Apr 26, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Search and rescue operations in Fremont County were down by half in 2014 compared with the year before, yet the total cost for missions almost quadrupled ... [more]

Deputies arrest Riverton man after assault

Mar 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  The victim said Justin King threatened to kill her children.

Justin King, 27, of Riverton, was arrested March 14 in Gillette after reportedly ... [more]

Jury duty scam using officer names

Mar 22, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Lander Police Department says Fremont County residents are being targeted in a phone scam regarding jury duty.
According to LPD public information officer ... [more]

Thefts pile up countywide from vehicles left unlocked

Feb 25, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  More than a dozen auto burglaries were reported over the weekend throughout Fremont County, all involving vehicles that were left unlocked.
A majority of the ... [more]

Man arrested downtown after attempt to elude in truck with two flat tires

Feb 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  An Ethete man was arrested Friday evening after leading deputies on a short chase in north Riverton.
Ryan Dean Monroe, 27, of Ethete, was charged with ... [more]

Burglaries in rural north Riverton may be connected

Feb 17, 2015 - From staff reports:  Officials are investigating a string of burglaries that appear to be connected in the rural north Riverton area.
Four similar burglaries were reported in the ... [more]

Why doesn't county budget cover guns for sheriff's office?

Jan 23, 2015 - Dennis Clary, Riverton:  Editor:
The sheriff of Fremont County says his office needs about $40,000 to buy replacement firearms for the deputies. ( [more]

Time to replace pistols for all deputies, sheriff tells county commission

Jan 15, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker says his deputies need new handguns.
"It's time to upgrade those, so we're looking at some funding sources," Hornecker ... [more]

Deputies arrest three on criminal entry charges

Jan 2, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Three men were arrested after allegedly breaking into a Lander home and stealing property.
Deputies responded at 7:56 p.m. Dec. 14 to Del Ray Drive in Lander ... [more]

Residents warned of 'Green Dot' telephone scam

Dec 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  Officials are investigating a recent scam that has hit Fremont County involving Green Dot MoneyPak cards.
The cards are legitimate products, but ... [more]

Help sought in locating man not seen since July

Dec 2, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is asking the community for help locating a man who has not been seen since July.
According to release issued by Fremont ... [more]

Woman disarms assailant, jumps from moving car

Nov 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Additional charges might be filed against a man arrested Nov. 1 and accused of domestic violence battery and property destruction after striking a woman in the ... [more]

Telemarketer upset at resident makes false report

Nov 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Officials say a disgruntled telemarketer made a false report to law enforcement this weekend in an attempt to harass a resident she had called.
"(She) ... [more]