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FCAG won't merge operations with transportation entity

May 22, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Association of Governments has decided not to merge its organization with the Wind River Transportation Authority -- an organization managed ... [more]

College passes new budget; Sinks Canyon position cut

May 22, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees approved its fiscal year 2015 budget Wednesday during a regular meeting in Riverton.
The budget includes a ... [more]

Another HD 33 candidate files; Lummis is in

May 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County recorded three new candidate filings Wednesday.
U.S. Rep.Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., submitted her paperwork for re-election. She will face Jason ... [more]

Charge stands against past museum boss

May 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A judge dropped the case against a former Pioneer Museum employee who had been charged with helping his boss steal $29,000 of material from the Lander ... [more]

High runoff coming, but BuRec now downplays risk

May 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  Snow runoff into Wind River and Bighorn Basin reservoirs still is predicted to be well above average for the rest of the spring into mid-summer, but a federal ... [more]

Karen P. Gunnison

May 22, 2014 - Staff:  Karen P. Gunnison, of Riverton, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River Center. She was 80 years old.
Cremation has taken ... [more]

Ann G. Clark

May 22, 2014 - Staff:  Ann G. Clark died Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital in Germantown, Tenn. She was 62 years old.
Memorial services are ... [more]

Lander girls carry top record into state soccer

May 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Tigers closed out the regular season with a 10-game winning streak.

The best record in the Class 3-A girls soccer regular season was ... [more]

Sixteen Riverton Wolverines set for state 4-A track in Casper

May 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Wolverines doubled their number of Class 4-A state track qualifiers from a year ago.The Wolverines have 16 going to state this weekend in Casper. ... [more]

RHS boys open state soccer Thursday vs. Central

May 21, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  While breaking their final practice huddle of the year at Wolverine Field Tuesday evening, the Riverton High School boys soccer team yelled "Championship!" as ... [more]


May 21, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the page one story "Campbell challenged in HD 34; two file vs. Case for state senate" should have said Dubois Mayor ... [more]

Trustees OK library director's work plan

May 21, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Library Systems board of trustees has approved expectations for director Tracy Cook.
Cook -- who developed the work plan based on what the ... [more]

College mulls eliminating position at canyon center

May 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Adoption of the preliminary budget for fiscal year 2015 will take place Wednesday.

A proposed reduction in force at Central Wyoming College has ... [more]

Know the rules if you are supporting a candidate

May 21, 2014 - Julie Freese, Fremont County Clerk, Lander:  Editor:
Election season is upon us, with candidate filing under way. I just wanted to remind everyone that there are some rules regarding the support or ... [more]

Seasonal fame

May 21, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  This time of year, everyone knows the names of the flood forecasters

For a couple of months a year, the names of certain public officials become well ... [more]


May 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  State won't repay security grants
CASPER -- The head of the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security says the state likely won't have to pay back grants that ... [more]

Governor hopeful's politics differ from his congressman brother's

May 21, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Pete Gosar stepped down as Wyoming Democratic Party chairman last week to launch a longshot run for governor in this heavily Republican state. But ... [more]

Bond $250K for suspects in Sunday's home invasion

May 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  The alleged perpetrators of a Sunday evening home invasion and burglary south of Hudson appeared in Lander Circuit Court on Tuesday.
During the hearing, Judge ... [more]

Cannan files for city council, setting up contest in Ward 3

May 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Only one Fremont County resident filed to run for local office Tuesday.
Martin J. Cannan of Riverton submitted his paperwork Tuesday to run for the Ward 3 ... [more]

Suspended sentence, probation for driver in store mugging

May 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A judge said he was giving the defendant in a November mugging another chance when he sentenced her Tuesday in Lander District Court.
The defendant, Teisha ... [more]

Riverton justice center funds get formal OK from county

May 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A new plan to fund the Riverton justice center is to make use of an extra $1 million in a county account, potentially lowering the amount that will have to be ... [more]

Kathleen A. Slattery

May 21, 2014 - Staff:  Kathleen A. Slattery, formerly of Riverton, died after a lengthy battle with cancer Friday, May 2, 2014, in Topeka, Kan. She was 69 years old.
A memorial ... [more]

Robert James "Bob" "Cowboy Angel" Miller

May 21, 2014 - Staff:  Robert James "Bob" "Cowboy Angel" Miller, of Arapahoe, died Monday, May 19, 2014, at his home. He was 61 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Larry D. Pradmore

May 21, 2014 - Staff:  Larry D. Pradmore, of Riverton, died Sunday, May 18, 2014, at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. He was 62 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and a ... [more]

Nancy 'Judy' Hurt

May 21, 2014 - Staff:  Nancy "Judy" Hurt, of Shoshoni, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at home. She was 72 years old.
A memorial service will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at the ... [more]

Lander boys top seeded as state 3-A soccer tournament boots in Jackson

May 20, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A 13-2 record by the Lander Tigers in the regular season has put them in an opening round showdown Thursday with Star Valley at the Class 3-A boys soccer state ... [more]

Friend with brain injury has strong message on helmets

May 20, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It didn't take him long last week just before we started our cycling class, to ask me how I made my way to work.
Because the day was warm, I told my classmate ... [more]


May 20, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
On Friday and Sunday in The Ranger, the page one stories "Election filing period opens; 19 residents submit interest" and "Campbell ... [more]

State track meet this week in Casper

May 20, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Fremont County's small schools packed with event contenders

Track and field, more than other high school sports, often is considered predictable. The ... [more]

Hospitals changing names to SageWest Health Care

May 20, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Patients at the Lander and Riverton hospitals now will see new names for the facilities when they check in: SageWest Health Care at Lander and SageWest Health ... [more]