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Teen defendants in bike path murder want their cases in juvenile system

Jan 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The two teenaged defendants in the Rails to Trails homicide case are seeking to have their cases moved to juvenile court.
The Fremont County Attorney's ... [more]

First baby of 2014 born to Fort Washakie parents

Jan 2, 2014 - Staff:  Gladys Hill and Sonny Duran, of Fort Washakie, are the parents of Chordlen Duran, the first baby of 2014 in Riverton. The 9-pound, 6-ounce boy was delivered at ... [more]

Today

Jan 2, 2014 - Staff:  Births
TILLMAN

A daughter was born to Suzanna and Robert Tillman Sr., of Fort Washakie, at 8:20 a.m. Nov. 26, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. She ... [more]

Detimore retiring from WyDOT after 39 years

Jan 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lander area maintenance supervisor Don Detimore is retiring Friday from the Wyoming Department of Transportation after more than 39 years of service.
Detimore ... [more]

Cedars Health opens in Riverton

Jan 2, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Predictions of Riverton having fewer doctors to care for its residents have proved true recently as more physicians leave their positions at area clinics. ... [more]

Nutrition program actions insensitive to community

Jan 2, 2014 - Teresa Hanway, Arapahoe:  Editor:
The Cent$ible Nutrition Program, under the auspices of the University of Wyoming, is undergoing turbulent times.
A petition is being circulated ... [more]

Another rate hike won't fix postal problems

Jan 2, 2014 - Newsday:  Federal regulators approved Tuesday a two-year temporary price increase for first-class stamps. The charge will go to 49 cents per stamp on Jan. 26 to help the ... [more]

I blame the Christmas fudge

Jan 2, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  The New Year brings with it enthusiasm and ambition -- and the two traits combine to make me scrub obscure nooks and crannies throughout the house. The final, ... [more]

The news to come

Jan 2, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Much of it will come out of nowhere

Here is the first edition of The Ranger of 2014. With it comes an obvious question, a fascinating question, a ... [more]

Matsen's top-10 races pace Wolverine swimmers at two meets in Laramie pool

Jan 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Six Riverton High School swimmers competed in a pair of meets over the holiday break in Laramie.
The Wolverines participated Friday, Dec. 27, at the Laramie ... [more]

Man charged in attack on officers; shots were fired

Jan 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Attorney's office has charged a man with assault on a federal officer for punching and driving into a Wind River Police Department vehicle on Dec. 23. ... [more]

Home wrestling debut Thursday for Riverton

Jan 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After dealing with early season injuries, the Riverton High School Wolverines wrestling team is slated to be at full strength Thursday night in the home opener ... [more]

Rita Grace (Taylor) Coggins

Jan 2, 2014 - Staff:  Rita Grace (Taylor) Coggins, formerly of Fremont County, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, in Casper. She was 84 years old.
A private service will be at a later ... [more]

Richard Anthony Sutherland Jr.

Jan 2, 2014 - Staff:  Richard Anthony Sutherland Jr., of Dubois, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice in Riverton. He was 67 years old.
Per his request, ... [more]

Beatrice W. Hinkle

Jan 2, 2014 - Staff:  Beatrice W. Hinkle, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at Help For Health Hospice Home. She was 86 years old.
Per her request, cremation has taken ... [more]

Energy issues, justice center, Drennen case among other big county stories in 2013

Jan 2, 2014 - Staff:  Other news fell short of the year's top 10 list in Fremont County as reported Tuesday but received votes from Ranger news staff members in the annual year-end ... [more]

Stephen Woodrow Green

Jan 2, 2014 - Staff:  Stephen Woodrow Green, a 52-year resident Lander, died after a lengthy illness Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, surrounded by family at his home in Lander. He was 75 ... [more]

Local residents in fatal wreck across county line

Jan 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  Three vehicles were involved in the crash that remains under investigation.

Two teens died Saturday west of Casper in a crash that involved several ... [more]

State population growth outpaced national rate during 2013

Jan 2, 2014 - Staff:  Wyoming remains the least-populated state in the nation as 2014 arrives, but the state did grow faster than the national average last year.
The U.S. Census ... [more]

Hill blasts lawmakers over hearing rules

Jan 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming legislative committee plans a three-day hearing next week on Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill's administration of the state ... [more]

Digest

Jan 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Flu on the rise statewide
CHEYENNE -- Influenza is on the rise across Wyoming, with 460 cases reported so far this season, state officials and clinicians ... [more]

Moeniqa Produit

Jan 2, 2014 - Staff:  Moeniqa Produit, formerly of Riverton, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013. She was 18 years old.
A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, at Blue Sky ... [more]

State on alert as pot goes on sale nearby

Jan 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Wyoming law officers expect an increase in marijuana arrests now that recreational use of the drug is legal in neighboring Colorado.
Shops opened ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review

Dec 31, 2013 - Staff:  January

2 -- Central Wyoming College experienced a decrease in students since reporting record-high enrollment for the 2010-11 school year.
The record head ... [more]

Tiger swim team streak voted top county sports story

Dec 31, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The amazing Class 3-A state-championship swimming streak by the Lander Valley High School Tigers is the No. 1 2013 sports story in Fremont County.
Lander is ... [more]

Today

Dec 31, 2013 - Staff:  Births
SMITH

A son was born to Megan Mitchell-Smith and Kevin Smith, of Lander, at 7:59 a.m. Nov. 4, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 ... [more]

Quoted in 2013

Dec 31, 2013 - Staff:  "It was exciting to hear a new baby cry. We deal with a lot of stressful stuff in here, but luckily this one was a good outcome."
-- Alexandra Keeley
911 ... [more]

2013: Uden, EPA ruling, Job Corps top news of year

Dec 31, 2013 - From staff reports:  After carrying the knowledge for 33 years, Gerald Uden finally came clean in November, confessing to killing his ex-wife and their two young boys. The saga of ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Dec 31, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Our big year-ender
It's New Year's Eve, the last day of 2013, and our last newspaper of the year. Elsewhere you'll find our ranking of the top news ... [more]

Tribes' push on air quality has nothing to do with air quality

Dec 30, 2013 - Pam Noriega, Riverton:  Editor:
Mr. Breight, well said (letter to the editor Sunday, Dec. 15).
The EPA ruling letting the tribes monitor air quality has nothing to do with air ... [more]