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

Ranger Business

Bank marking 125th anniversary

Dec 11, 2014 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Central Bank & Trust will celebrate with refreshments and door prizes Friday in Riverton.

It's unlikely founders of a private banking house in Lander ... [more]

Lander company receives award at yearly convention

Dec 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  The event recognizes select Reinke dealerships for their hard work and dedication to sales and marketing.

Killebrew Irrigation of Lander has received ... [more]

CWC graduate launches online store

Dec 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  A recent graduate of an entrepreneurial training program at Central Wyoming College has launched a new online store.
Amy Hatch graduated in 2013 from the ... [more]

Wyoming PBS earns two regional Emmy awards

Dec 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wyoming PBS has received two Rocky Mountain Regional Emmy awards for its documentary "One Hundred Years on the Lincoln Highway."
The documentary was submitted ... [more]

Reconstruction at Fremont Chevrolet Buick GMC in Riverton nears completion

Dec 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont Chevrolet Buick GMC in Riverton is wrapping up work on a major makeover, and the employees hope to move into the freshly renovated space this month. ... [more]

TripAdvisor honors Sinks Canyon State Park

Nov 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Four Wyoming state parks, historic sites and trails venues -- Sinks Canyon State Park, Hot Springs State Park, Legend Rock State Petroglyph Site and the Wyoming ... [more]

Riverton man sworn in as state trooper

Nov 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Seven Wyoming State Troopers were sworn in by Justice William Hill and commissioned Nov. 6 at the Wyoming Supreme Court in Cheyenne.
Among them was Peter ... [more]

Local firefighters earn safety award

Nov 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Volunteer Fire Department recently was presented with a Life Safety Achievement Award for its fire prevention accomplishments in 2013 by the ... [more]

CWC's Adult Basic Education course awarded

Nov 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  Adult Basic Education director Kathy Vincent and her staff at Central Wyoming College recently were honored at the Wyoming ABE Fall Institute in Casper.
The ... [more]

UW Extension educator's work prompts award

Nov 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  Tina Russell serves the Wind River Indian Reservation and Fremont County.

Innovative programs and responding to the needs of her clientele earned a ... [more]

Riverton man selected as new WPBS public affairs producer

Nov 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  Craig Blumenshine of Riverton has been named public affairs producer at the Wyoming Public Broadcasting Service.
The position had been open since February ... [more]

Classic Lifeguard service receives full accreditation

Nov 13, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Classic Lifeguard in Riverton was awarded full accreditation in September after it passed the standards of providing top safety and medical services to ... [more]

Association says Riverton man registered most Angus in state

Nov 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  James A. Jensen of Riverton registered the most Angus beef cattle in Wyoming with the American Angus Association during fiscal year 2014, according to CEO ... [more]

County natives open newest data center in Cheyenne

Nov 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Green House Data is the group's biggest venture so far.

Three Fremont County natives have been mining the vein of the information technology industry ... [more]

NOLS 2014 Stewardship Award goes to BLM Lander Field Office

Oct 23, 2014 - Staff:  The National Outdoor Leadership School has awarded its 2014 Stewardship Award to the Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office.
The NOLS Stewardship ... [more]

Council approves purchase of new snow truck

Oct 23, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has approved the purchase of a new snow removal truck just in time for winter.
The move had been approved by the council as the ... [more]

City extends concrete repair project

Oct 23, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has approved an additional 58 days of concrete work under its miscellaneous concrete repair project, which is funded by the optional ... [more]

Readers can view Ranger photo archive online for the first time

Oct 16, 2014 - Staff:  The photography archive of The Ranger is being made available to readers online for the first time.
Readers now can view all the pictures shot by Ranger ... [more]

Clifford nominated for business award

Oct 16, 2014 - Staff:  Wind River Hotel and Casino assistant general manger Andrea Clifford has been nominated by the Wyoming Business Report for the Women of Influence Award in the ... [more]

WHP promotes lieutenant

Oct 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lt. Tom Pritchard, Wyoming Highway Patrol division supervisor for the Laramie area, is the new District Five captain. Pritchard will replace recently retired ... [more]

St. Stephen's school begins to look for new principal

Oct 9, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Cheryl Meyers is serving as interim principal for St. Stephen's Indian High School after the departure of Susan Kinneman. Meyers was a teacher for a ... [more]

Valdez voices his vision for Central Wyoming College

Oct 9, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College president Cristobal Valdez was the first speaker of the season for the Lander Enterprises and Development of Economic Resources group ... [more]

Accountant moves into new space

Oct 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A local accounting office changed locations recently, moving to a building more suited to the small firm's needs.
Carmen Milbury, office manager for certified ... [more]

Trailhead restaurant relocates to downtown location temporarily

Oct 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A landmark Riverton restaurant temporarily moved downtown last week from its North Federal Boulevard location. For the next six months, diners will see the ... [more]

U.S. Energy president and COO to retire

Sep 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  U.S. Energy has announced that president and COO Mark J. Larsen will retire at the end of this year.
Larsen has worked with the company since June 1984, and ... [more]

Riverton native to take position of Wyoming Arts Council manager

Sep 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  Michael Lange, a native of Riverton, has been named the new Wyoming Arts Council manager. Lange replaces Rita Basom, who recently retired.
"I am very excited ... [more]

College using $200K grant in geospatial information instruction

Sep 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College, industry partner Mowrey Seismic, the Riverton Economic Development Association and the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services will ... [more]

Dance studio moves into new building

Sep 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  Main Street Dance studio recently opened its doors at its newly remodeled studio on First Street in downtown Riverton.
The studio offers ballet, tap, jazz, ... [more]

Library reintroduces itself to city

Sep 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Tablets, laptops, e-books and a music mixer are some of the new items available to all patrons.

For some people, it has been a while since they've ... [more]

VFW sells old facility on Main Street to former restaurateurs

Sep 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The organization had asked for $650,000 for the 1.5-acre lot last year but sold it for $125,000.

The old Veterans of Foreign Wars building on West ... [more]