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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]

I love and hate my carving machine

Dec 30, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  When it's not working so well, it is like owning a sick goldfish, albeit one with a constantly revolving price tag for repair parts to arrive from ... [more]

In praise of the NYR

Dec 30, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  There can be more to it than an internal proclamation on Jan. 1

This time of year, most people at least pay some mind to the idea of the New Year's ... [more]

Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith to enter NFL draft

Dec 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming junior quarterback Brett Smith has decided he will forego his final season at Wyoming and enter the NFL Draft, UW announced on Friday evening. He ... [more]

Wolverines shoot Laramie out of their own gym, win 69-52

Dec 30, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton guards Chris Quayle, Austin Patterson and Brandon Fullerton combined for 52 points, and RHS shot 17-17 from the free throw line.

LARAMIE -- ... [more]

Tiger skiers face best in region at two-day event in Jackson

Dec 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School Nordic skiers competed against the best the western United States had to offer in a race in Jackson.
The two-day event took place ... [more]

Wind River takes girls crown at Shootout

Dec 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wind River Lady Cougars ended a busy two days on the basketball court, celebrating a 62-50 victory over Wyoming Indian High School on Saturday night in ... [more]

RHS girls get second straight victory, 51-33 over Laramie

Dec 30, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton won't play again until Jan. 9.

LARAMIE -- Call it a mini-streak. Call it a statement. Call it whatever you want, but the Riverton Lady ... [more]

Chiefs roll through field Friday, Saturday for shootout title win

Dec 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three more lopsided victories were collected Friday and Saturday by the Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs at the Fremont County Shootout boys basketball ... [more]