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Peters named to museums board position

May 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  Sue Peters has been appointed to the Fremont County Museums Board.
The board, appointed by the Fremont County Commission, has budgeting, personnel and ... [more]

Dance club 'fun run' Saturday raises funds for member trip to national event in Las Vegas

May 1, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  By Andrea Novotny
Staff Writer

The Room to Dance club hosts its "Tutu 5k fun run and walk" and children's dance clinic at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 2 at the ... [more]

End of life seminar at church 'interesting and informative'

May 1, 2015 - Betty Merritt, Riverton:  Editor:
I went to the end of life seminar held Saturday, April 25, at the Presbyterian Church in Riverton, hoping to learn about many aspects of end of ... [more]

Beware, the Folks are coming

May 1, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Remember the old John Lennon protest song called "Power to the People"? It was a catchy, hooky tune that stayed in your head once you heard it. It had some ... [more]

Sunshine on a cloudy day

May 1, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  May is a favorite of the poet and the
songwriter, and with good reason

Some months of the year aren't favored much by popular songwriters. Most of ... [more]

Little Wind Archers hosting first of three 3-D shoots this weekend

May 1, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Little Wind Archers of Fremont County are hosting their first 3-D shoot of the summer from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 2-3 at Wind River ... [more]

Fifteen in county get state FFA recognition

May 1, 2015 - Staff:  The Wyoming FFA Association has announced the recipients of the 2015 Wyoming State FFA Degree. The program recognizes students' accomplishments in their ... [more]

Clinton to staff an office in Wyoming for 2016 race

May 1, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (MCT) -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is trying to establish a foothold in deep red Wyoming.
No Democrat has carried Wyoming in a ... [more]

Grizzly research to begin

May 1, 2015 - The Associated Press:  MOOSE (AP) -- Biologists are planning to begin trapping grizzly bears in remote areas in Grand Teton National Park to see how the bruins' population is faring ... [more]


May 1, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Park staff cares for bison calf
(AP) -- State park officials are learning how to care for a bison calf after she was stranded by her mother.
Hot ... [more]

State revenue pinch lower oil, gas just starting, say analysts

May 1, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Severity will depend on duration

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyo-ming remains on solid fiscal footing for now but the effect of low oil and natural gas prices on ... [more]

Big meth bust Thursday; no link to last week's

May 1, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  At least six people were arrested Thursday in Riverton for conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine as major drug enforcement operations continued.
Wanda Peden, ... [more]

Clifford G. Fabrizius

Apr 30, 2015 - From staff reports:  Clifford "Geezer" Fabrizius, of Riverton, died Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Sage West Hospital - Riverton. He was 78 years old.
A memorial service is at 2 ... [more]

Ranchers help market beef to Japanese buyers

Apr 30, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Two Wyoming ranch families are part of an advertising campaign to promote and increase the demand for American beef in Japan.
The U.S. Meat ... [more]

Game bird man shutting down after 40 years

Apr 30, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  By Eric Blom
Staff Writer

After 40 years George Cassell, is shutting down his game bird farm 5 miles north of Riverton. Business has been slow.
"I haven't ... [more]

Is it right for senior center to compete with restaurants?

Apr 30, 2015 - Wanda Durham, Riverton:  Editor:
That was a nice letter recently published in The Ranger in regard to the "best kept secret in town."
l'll just bet that the owners of a|l the loca| ... [more]

Bless you, tree, for grabbing me

Apr 30, 2015 - By Betty Starks Case:  Could I let this Arbor Day-Earth Day-Poetry Month escape without honoring them all? Especially when this column appears on the very last day of April?
It's ... [more]

1 percent priorities

Apr 30, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Planners are right to seek an organized approach, with important input from citizens

It has been heartening during the past year to see the various ... [more]

$30 million 'scrubber' set for refinery

Apr 30, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  HollyFrontier expects the emission-cutting device to be fully operational in September.

CHEYENNE (AP) -- The skyline of Cheyenne is about to change ... [more]


Apr 30, 2015 - The Associated Press:  More windows shattered on I-25
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- Authorities say two more people have reported their windows being shattered while driving in ... [more]

Officers mark 20th anniversary of Sheriff lieutenant's death at hands of prisoner

Apr 30, 2015 - Staff:  Local law enforcement officers wore black bands over their badges Thursday in honor of Fremont County Sheriff's Office Lt. Steve Crerar, who was shot to death ... [more]

Five Wolverines to Casper for Wyoming Track Classic meet

Apr 30, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three boys and two girls from the Riverton Wolverines have clinched Wyoming Track Classic berthsFriday in Casper.
The RHS boys are Shepp Campbell, Alec ... [more]

Parrish strong contender at all-star track and field meet

Apr 30, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Triston Parrish is a Class 2-A track and field state contender for Shoshoni High School.
Parrish earned the opportunity to see how he stacks up Friday ... [more]

State OKs extra money for new K-12 school; work can proceed

Apr 30, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming School Facilities Commission has approved a request to exceed the budget set for construction of Willow Creek Elementary School by 3 percent, or ... [more]

Brown tops Gold in Wyoming spring game

Apr 26, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Sophomore quarterback Josh Allen was 10 of 13 for 117 yards and touchdown passes of nine and 22 yards.

LARAMIE --The Brown squad score 10 ... [more]

Gillette wallops RHS girls

Apr 26, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Gillette Lady Camels girls soccer team scored in the eighth minute with a penalty kick and added three goals in the final four minutes of the first half on ... [more]

Gramlich goal the difference for Tiger girls against Rawlins

Apr 26, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Tigers are 3-0 in league play, 5-5 on the season overall. Rawlins is winless on the year 0-9.

Eight minutes were left in the first half when ... [more]

Pettit takes both hurdle races in Douglas; triple jump to SHS's Pingetzer

Apr 26, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three Fremont County track and field athletes were individual winners Friday afternoon in a crowded field at the Douglas Invitational.
Riverton Wolverine ... [more]

Big day for Hawk on home track as Rams win

Apr 26, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  DUBOIS -- Paced by three individual first-place finishes by senior Rowan Hawk, the Dubois Rams rolled to an easy 185-94 win over second-place Jackson at their ... [more]

Tiger booters chalk up two victories; Riverton game next

Apr 26, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A balanced attack paved the way for the Lander Tigers in a 3-0 Class 3-A boys home soccer victory Saturday vs. the Worland Warriors.
Three players had goals ... [more]