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Jan 27, 2014 - From staff reports:  ­CWC extends contracts
Two top administrators at Central Wyoming College received contract extensions during the January board meeting at the ... [more]

CWC forensics team sending two to national tournament

Jan 27, 2014 - From staff reports:  Competing at a pair of tournaments at the University of Utah last weekend, the Central Wyoming College speech and debate team qualified a second student for a ... [more]

Internet reaching more entities on reservation

Jan 27, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Communications specialists gave lawmakers an update on the Wind River Indian Reservation's Internet connections during the Wyoming Legislature's Select ... [more]

Arapahoe School honorees recognized at board meeting

Jan 27, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The district's Impact Aid grant application also was placed on the agenda to receive input from attendees.

Fremont County School District 38 gave ... [more]

Rez hunters place second, inch closer to state finals

Jan 27, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  This year, Ted Rivera, Rv Hereford Jr. and Rv Hereford Sr. said they got serious about their hunting skills and they decided to enter the Wyoming Best of the ... [more]

County won't take more action on Bennett in Drennen's case

Jan 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission has decided not to ask Wyoming Attorney General Gregory A. Phillips to re-examine the Gabriel Drennen case. The county board also ... [more]

RPD wants no part of new, standardized dispatch procedure

Jan 27, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials at the Riverton Police Department say they aren't interested in using the new, nationally standardized dispatch program recently purchased by the ... [more]

C.A. 'Buck' Buchanan Jr.

Jan 27, 2014 - Staff:  C.A. "Buck" Buchanan Jr. died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, after a short illness. He was 85 years old.
The funeral will be Friday, Jan. 31, in Uvalde, ... [more]

Girls get encouragement, advice at Saturday event

Jan 27, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Girls from Fremont County schools came together Saturday at Central Wyoming College to be a part of annual Girls Day Out events organized by the Soroptimist ... [more]

Baker fought weeds for 38 years

Jan 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The county's longtime weed and pest supervisor retired in December after bringing many innovations to his field.

After 38 years of battling weeds, ... [more]

Lander dominating on mats over Mountain View

Jan 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Tigers had a successful home wrestling opener on Thursday night by pounding Mountain View.
Lander controlled the lower weights to chalk up a 46-16 ... [more]

Shyatt expects to be back on bench

Jan 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE -- Larry Shyatt said he had tears in his eyes. But they were tears of joy.
The University of Wyoming men's basketball coach wasn't on the bench ... [more]

Indoor track season under way for RHS

Jan 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Wolverines made their indoor track debut last Friday at the Gillette Invitational meet.
The Wolverines held their own against the other 4-A and ... [more]

Libraries, museums weigh sharing internal work

Jan 24, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Maintenance and tech support positions are under discussion.

Members of the county library and museums boards are discussing the possibility of ... [more]

Council draws another letter of interest for vacancies

Jan 24, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A fourth Riverton resident has submitted interest in serving on the Riverton City Council, which has two vacancies.
Waylon Oldman's residence on the 1300 ... [more]

Charges dropped in meth case; lawyers fail to reach a deal

Jan 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Attorneys' mistakes left few options for continuing to prosecute the case against a Riverton man arrested during a county-wide drug bust in May, a judge has ... [more]

It's a great time to be a Broncos fan

Jan 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Denver Broncos mania is back.
This is a great time to be a Denver Broncos fan.
Winning will do that.
Having Peyton Manning as the quarterback of your ... [more]

Teens' large 'junk wood' bonfire causes concern

Jan 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Firefighters extinguished a bonfire Tuesday evening that was causing some concern for residents north of Riverton.
A woman reported the blaze at about 9 p.m. ... [more]

Newspaper awards

Jan 24, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Work in The Ranger was judged Wyoming's best in several categories

The Ranger participated again this year in the Wyoming Press Association's annual ... [more]

Yellowbear's religion case sent back to original judge

Jan 24, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  Andrew Yellowbear Jr. finally has won a court ruling.
A federal appeals court says a judge in Wyoming was wrong to dismiss the convicted child murderer's ... [more]

First step in Syria talks: put an end to the atrocities

Jan 24, 2014 - By Newsday:  As international talks in search of a cease-fire and regime change in Syria get under way this week in Switzerland, there is a humanitarian disaster unfolding ... [more]

Achievers

Jan 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lorimer honored for handcart work
Scott Lorimer of Riverton was honored in November for his work acquiring land and developing historic sites related to ... [more]

Digest

Jan 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Problem found with coal crusher
GILLETTE -- A Gillette-area coal mine had to temporarily stop work near one of its crushers because of a problem found ... [more]

Lander student receives award to continue studies at UW

Jan 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Nicola "Nico" Holt of Lander was awarded the first-ever Community College Transition Award from Wyoming's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive ... [more]

Today

Jan 24, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursdays Ranger, the page five story "Spring to bring two new cafes" should have said the contractor Apodaca and Sons Construction has ... [more]

Kindness matters, both to the giver and the recipient

Jan 24, 2014 - Tracy Morrin, Riverton:  Editor:
I was touched by an unexpected act of kindness recently. I was in a store the previous week to get some little books to send to my twin ... [more]

Writers gather at library for readings, support

Jan 24, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Poetic phrases filled a room Thursday at the Riverton Branch Library as writers from Fremont County participated in a night of readings.
The event was part ... [more]

Counties might be reimbursed for lost funds

Jan 24, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming should pay county governments to keep them whole if Congress cuts a longstanding program that compensates them for lost tax revenue on ... [more]

Students share their dreams on MLK Day

Jan 24, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Arapahoe School fifth-grade students from the class of Tanis Young-Manning and Shiela Stark shared their own dreams Monday at the Fremont County School ... [more]

Snowmobilers leading by example

Jan 24, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  A friend of mine from Seattle is coming to Wyoming soon -- to go snowmobiling.
He's not what you would think of as a typical snow machine guy.
He's more yoga ... [more]