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Unbeaten Giants top seed in Babe Ruth tourney

Jun 27, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Giants of the Riverton Babe Ruth League finished the regular season unbeaten with a 12-0 mark.
The team is the No. 1 seed for the postseason tournament. ... [more]

Today

Jun 27, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page four column "Call me an outdoors woman -- Part 1" should have said "There is no doubt that I learned a ... [more]

Floyd Jaramillo

Jun 27, 2013 - Staff:  Floyd Jaramillo, of Riverton, died Monday, June 24, 2013, at his home. He was 71 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at the Way ... [more]

Resort seeks to add ropes course, zip line to operations

Jun 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is proposing to add an "aerial adventure course" to its operations.
The resort is seeking approval from the ... [more]

Smith's celebrates store renovation

Jun 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Doors opened on a remodeled Smith's Food and Drug store Wednesday morning during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1200 W. Main St.
Employees, Smith's executives, ... [more]

State cattle industry convention honors agriculture professionals

Jun 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Stock Growers Association honored a number of outstanding agriculture advocates during the Wyoming Cattle Industry Convention and Trade ... [more]

Intensive entrepreneurship program coming to Jackson

Jun 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  An intensive entrepreneurship program is coming to Jackson this fall to help jump-start aspiring entrepreneurs and to encourage Wyoming's economic growth and ... [more]

Voting Rights Act brought big changes

Jun 27, 2013 - By Connie Cass, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The voting law that became a major turning point in black Americans' struggle for equal rights and political power is now outdated, the Supreme ... [more]

Independence Day, individual-style

Jun 27, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  Whatever path you choose, don't expect results to be like anyone else's.

How shall we celebrate our nation's independence 237 years after the ... [more]

Concert brought back memories of how important music was for the nation's morale

Jun 27, 2013 - Robert C. Oberheu, Riverton:  Editor:
I take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to all who were involved in bringing the Glenn Miller Orchestra to Riverton.
What a great, great ... [more]

Fire-risky behavior

Jun 27, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  When the danger is at a high point, consider a change of plans

Fremont County and the surrounding area got a nice reprieve earlier this month from ... [more]

Digest

Jun 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  National honor for UW prof
LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming professor Steve Holbrook has been recognized by the Oceanography Society for distinguished ... [more]

Mead: Coal can't be ignored in Obama's energy planning

Jun 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Responding to President Barack Obama's pledge to regulate carbon emissions from power plants, the governor of the nation's leading coal-producing ... [more]

Arizona man named first-ever director of state ed department

Jun 27, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Richard Crandall, an Arizona state senator and co-owner of two nutritional service companies, was selected on Wednesday by Gov. Matt Mead to run the ... [more]

Task force aiming to improve engineering at UW

Jun 27, 2013 - By Don Warfield, Staff Writer:  Former Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal and Gov. Matt Mead's energy strategy adviser expressed strong support June 20 for a plan to make the University of Wyoming ... [more]

Fire destroys metal shed in Hudson

Jun 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  A structure fire in Hudson required two visits from emergency responders last weekend.
No one was injured in the blaze, which initially was reported at about ... [more]

City OKs $27 million budget for FY 2014

Jun 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council approved its fiscal year 2014 budget Tuesday night at roughly $25 million in revenue and expenditures at $27 million.
The city's ... [more]

Shooter in Sinks Canyon incident reaches plea deal

Jun 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The man who authorities said shot at three unarmed people in January has signed a plea agreement with Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett. Under the deal, ... [more]

Fatal wreck closes road north of Lander

Jun 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  A fatal crash involving a motorcycle and commercial vehicle has closed both lanes of Wyoming Highway 789 north of Lander, according to a statement issued by ... [more]

Parade marches down Main

Jun 26, 2013 - Staff:  Children favored clown costumes during the annual Shriner's children parade down Main Street in Riverton on Wednesday before the circus at 2 p.m. at the ... [more]

Giants, Reds in minors finale; fireworks to follow the games

Jun 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Little League hosts a fireworks show Thursday night.
The Riverton City Council approved the show at Tuesday night's meeting.
Riverton Little League ... [more]

Top seeds reach LL title game

Jun 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Phillies and the Rockies secured berths in the Riverton Little League major division baseball championship game with semifinal victories on Tuesday ... [more]

Today

Jun 26, 2013 - Staff:  Births
DAVEY

A son was born to Christine and Michael Davey, of Lander, at 11:25 p.m. June 10, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, ... [more]

Friends of the Library says book adoption sales are down

Jun 26, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Branch Library continues to host book adoptions 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month in the upstairs section of the library.
The ... [more]

City funds request from Children's Advocacy Project of Casper

Jun 26, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has agreed to fund a $3,500 request from the Children's Advocacy Project of Casper. The organization provides investigators, ... [more]

Call me an outdoors woman -- Part 1

Jun 26, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  There is no doubt that I learned a few things the weekend of June 14-16. I attended the Becoming an Outdoors Woman camp at the Whiskey Mountain Conservation ... [more]

'World needs a big dose of mind-your-own-business'

Jun 26, 2013 - Delia Grantland, Riverton:  Editor:
Thinking about all the controversy over the man from the National Security Agency who made it known that government was monitoring the e-mails and ... [more]

Why impeach Hill?

Jun 26, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Outside Cheyenne, this is likely to look like an unhealthy, bullying obsession

The prosecutorial zeal from some in the Wyoming Legislature to hound ... [more]

Digest

Jun 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Problem bear finally put to death
BOZEMAN, Mont. -- State wildlife officials have euthanized a male grizzly bear captured on private land north of Red ... [more]

No decision yet on triple-killing suspects facing death penalties

Jun 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- The Park County attorney hasn't decided yet whether to pursue the death penalty against two teens accused of killing three people in Clark in ... [more]

Lander resident injured in fall on Mount Owen

Jun 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Park rangers used a helicopter to extricate Jeff Judkins and his climbing partner.

Jeff Judkins, 38, of Lander, sustained multiple injuries from a ... [more]

Two injured in work zone accident near Lander

Jun 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A motorcyclist and his female passenger were injured Tuesday in a traffic accident southeast of Lander.
Reports state John Orr, 63, of Longmont, Colo., was ... [more]

Lubnau calls for special investigatory committee

Jun 26, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Speaker of the House Tom Lubnau has released a letter calling on Senate president Tony Ross to convene a special investigatory committee before the ... [more]

Judge denies motion in murder case

Jun 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The move would have split the murder and sexual assault trials for John Thomas Hereford, who is charged in the Sept. 11 shooting death of Travis Armajo in ... [more]

'They have given us our land back'

Jun 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Residents near Pavillion relieved EPA is backing off its fracking investigation

Many Pavillion-area residents were relieved to hear reports last week ... [more]

Citizens to Perform 'The Trial of Joe McCarthy'

Jun 25, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Deceased Sens. Joseph McCarthy, Styles Bridges and Herman Welker will go on "trial" Wednesday, facing charges of blackmail leading to the suicide of fellow ... [more]

Medford 'Med' Shakespeare

Jun 25, 2013 - Staff:  Medford "Med" Shakespeare, of Riverton, died Friday, June 21, 2013, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 52 years old.
Funeral services will be at ... [more]

Today

Jun 25, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
JARAMILLIO

Floyd Jaramillo 71, of Riverton, died Monday, June 24, at his home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at the ... [more]

Phillies have top Majors seed for Riverton LL tournament

Jun 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Phillies of the Riverton Little League major division won the regular season title with a 11-5 record and will be the No. 1 seed for the postseason ... [more]

Gaudern takes race in Riverton motocross action

Jun 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton motocross rider Nicole Gaudern dominated her race on Saturday to win the women's division of the High Plains Motocross Association event Riverton. ... [more]