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County budget tops $40 million; large fund held in reserve

Jul 1, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Public hearing set Monday in Lander

Fremont County Commissioners are proposing a fiscal year 2015 budget totaling just over $40 million. It covers ... [more]

Lloyd C. Pickett

Jul 1, 2014 - Staff:  Lloyd C. Pickett died Monday, June 23, 2014, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He was 83 years old.
A memorial service will be ... [more]

Rosella 'Judy' Mitich

Jul 1, 2014 - Staff:  Rosella "Judy" Mitich died Friday, June 27, 2014, in Lander, surrounded by family. She was 92 years old.
No services have been announced.
Rosella Mitich was ... [more]

Alvina Rahel Brown

Jul 1, 2014 - Staff:  Alvina Rahel Brown, formerly of Riverton, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at the Washakie Medical Center in Worland following a short illness. She was 87 years ... [more]

Gary De Wayne Wilcox

Jul 1, 2014 - Staff:  Gary De Wayne Wilcox, formerly of Lander, died Friday, May 23, 2014, at home in Oakland, Ky.
The Tennessee and Kentucky Civil Air Patrol cadets served as an ... [more]

Fencing club out to raise profile in county

Jun 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander resident Al Baur has a vision. He wants to develop the sport of fencing in Fremont County.
The Wind River Fencing Club has been practicing since ... [more]

Raiders bounce back for split with Evanston

Jun 30, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Scorched 16-2 in the opener, Riverton turned the tables 11-5 in the second game Saturday.

For about 90 minutes the Evanston Outlaws were in sole ... [more]

Fastpitch softball team has wide geographic mix

Jun 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Allyson Sollars of Lander doesn't mind playing for the Riverton U.S. Energy fastpitch softball team this summer.
In fact, Sollars had it high on her list ... [more]

Council asks artists to submit designs for state coin

Jun 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Arts Council invites Wyoming artists to submit designs for coins in commemoration of the State of Wyoming's 125th anniversary of statehood.
The ... [more]

Culvert fails, alters traffic on Shoshone forest road

Jun 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  Officials encourage Brooks Lake visitors to call the Wind River District Office to obtain information on the status of the road.

A culvert located on ... [more]

Change traffic law for bikes

Jun 30, 2014 - Sally Gregory, Powell:  Editor: 
Recently I read in the local newspaper about the deaths of two bicyclists killed in crashes in Wyoming. 
In at least one of them, the victim  was ... [more]

Man who aimed gun at child sentenced

Jun 30, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Other charges for forgery, fraud and illegal firearms possession against Harold Dean Porter were dropped as part of a plea arrangement.

A Lander-area ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jun 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Third trial ordered for fake car dealer
OMAHA, Neb. -- The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday again ordered a new trial for a Wyoming man accused of ... [more]

Air service crisis

Jun 30, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Other places are trying things we need to consider

The ongoing, statewide crisis of deteriorating airline service is sparking cooperative efforts ... [more]

Ambulance department not viable financially, boss says

Jun 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Ambulance Department's new director says his agency's finances are unsustainable.
Joe Zillmer's statement during a June 24 meeting ... [more]

Sowing a vision: Huddleston has big plans for dry, windy acres

Jun 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Imagine three quarters of an acre covered by at least 50 fruit trees--apples, pears, plums and apricots--each 15 to 30 feet tall and equally wide. Their leaves ... [more]

There's history in the basement

Jun 30, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  I've found treasures during otherwise mundane manual labor.

It was one of my least-favorite jobs as summer help at the old Wind River Elementary / ... [more]

The way it was: Navy brothers -- 1944

Jun 30, 2014 - Staff:  During the massive commitment of American manpower to military service during World War II, it wasn't uncommon for brothers to be in uniform at the same time. ... [more]

Cokeville bombing subject of new film

Jun 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LAYTON, Utah -- More than a dozen people who survived a 1986 Wyoming school bombing as children are re-enacting the incident at a Utah school as part of a ... [more]

Endangered status will be sought for wild horses in state

Jun 30, 2014 - By Scott Sonner, The Associated Press:  Despite overall numbers in the tens of thousands, mustang advocates say the wild horse is on the verge of going extinct in North America for the second time in ... [more]

Selling a candidate isn't like selling beer

Jun 30, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  Actually, political advertising is worse, and more harmful.

You've heard the argument: About two-thirds of a total of $5.19 billion spent on ... [more]

Indictments, sentences in big meth ring that 'flooded' Wyoming

Jun 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A drug organization moved large quantities of methamphetamine from Arizona for distribution in Wyoming before law enforcement arrested the ... [more]

Agnes of God comes to CWC

Jun 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  The play is famous for its challenging roles for women and relies solely on the performance of the three main characters.

The Central Wyoming College ... [more]

Cats are part of the Wyoming economy

Jun 27, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Lessons of economic interconnectedness are everywhere

Until The Ranger's Mining and Energy edition hit the coffee table, I hadn't thought about the ... [more]

'Medicaid gap' hits Wyoming hardest

Jun 27, 2014 - By James Chilton, For MCT News Service:  CHEYENNE -- More than 8 million Americans have enrolled in health-care insurance since the Affordable Care Act went into effect late last year, and another 3 ... [more]

Probation, treatment, prison threat for man in Sinks Canyon shooting

Jun 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A District Court judge has imposed an unorthodox sentence of probation and treatment, backed by the threat of prison time for three counts of aggravated ... [more]

Wild storm pummels Riverton area

Jun 27, 2014 - From staff reports:  A spectacular thunderstorm sent rivers of rainwater rushing through Riverton roadways over the course of 15-20 minutes Thursday afternoon, bringing strong ... [more]

Today

Jun 27, 2014 - Staff:  Births
FOOS
A son was born to Samantha Foos of Riverton and Randy Foos of Riverton at 1:49 p.m. May 7 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The baby weighed 6 ... [more]

Robert 'Bob' Groathouse

Jun 27, 2014 - Staff:  Robert "Bob" Groathouse, of Riverton, died Friday, June 20, 2014, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. He was 66 years old.
A memorial service will be ... [more]

Achievers

Jun 27, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lander students earn honors
Northern Michigan University has announced the dean's list for the winter 2014 semester.
Lander students George Cartwright ... [more]