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BLM evaluating big energy plays in Bison Basin field, southern Fremont County

May 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Both projects are proposed to take place on BLM land in greater sage grouse core area.

Two projects in the Bison Basin oil field are seeking a green ... [more]

Busy with bees

May 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A large shipment from Paradise, Calif., arrived April 27 at the Riverton residence of Doug Newlin. He's a beekeeper, among other things.
Several bee colonies ... [more]

As revenue shrinks, county starts budget work

May 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Beginning Tuesday, county commissioners hold budget hearings through May and into June, with the final budget due July 7.

As it begins to set a ... [more]

Little League opens in Riverton

May 3, 2013 - Staff:  Tryston Truempler of the Cubs in the minor division of Riverton Little League smacked the baseball Thursday in the first game of the season at Ron Saban ... [more]

'42' is a great movie both for sports and for history

May 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The movie "42" captured my heart in more ways than one on Thursday night.
After trying to get my wife to attend the sports movie with me for almost two ... [more]

Rustler cowboys, cowgirls in chase for CNFR

May 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The pressure is on for Central Wyoming College Rustler cowboy Blaine Mathews to deliver Friday through Sunday at the University of Wyoming rodeo in Laramie. ... [more]

McCormick 'treated fairly'

May 3, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The departing RHS football coach wished the best to the Wolverines after guiding the team to an 18-27 record, a 1-4 playoff record, and the 2012 Class 3-A ... [more]

First Assembly of God hosting regular Friends Nights

May 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riverton's First Assembly of God hosted its second Friends Night youth outreach event in March at the church, 701 E. Adams Ave.
Organizers said more than 70 ... [more]

Today

May 3, 2013 - Staff:  Births
GIESMANN

A son was born to Rachel and Bryce Giesmann, of Lander, at 10:09 a.m. April 12, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

Arnold E. Stowe

May 3, 2013 - Staff:  Arnold E. Stowe, a longtime Lander resident, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at Westward Heights Care Center after a lengthy illness. He was 91 years ... [more]

Hunter Big Medicine

May 3, 2013 - Staff:  Hunter Big Medicine died Thursday, April 25, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at Blue Sky Hall with ... [more]

Lander student wins honorable mention in duck stamp program

May 3, 2013 - Staff:  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced the winners of the 2013 Wyoming Junior Duck Stamp Program. More than 540 entries were received.
The ... [more]

Three county seniors receive Kaiser Foundation scholarships

May 3, 2013 - Staff:  The Kaiser Foundation has awarded $3,000 scholarships to 15 seniors graduating from Wyoming high schools, including three from Fremont County.
Dubois High ... [more]

Fremont Co. students win big at Wyoming State Science Fair

May 3, 2013 - Staff:  Students from Fremont County came home with multiple awards from the 2013 Wyoming State Science Fair, which was in March at the University of ... [more]

'Penny Power' signs are nice, but they shouldn't be paid for with 1 percent

May 3, 2013 - Vonda Huish, Riverton:  Editor:
I read the article on "Penny Power" in the Ranger's April 19 edition. The article does not state how those signs were to be paid for.
Mr. Lehto, if ... [more]

Digest

May 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Missing boater's body recovered
MANILA, Utah -- Authorities have recovered the body of a missing Wyoming fisherman whose empty boat was found partially ... [more]

Construction, maintenance jobs scheduled for airport

May 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Regional Airport will see increased activity this summer beginning May 16 as it participates in the Wyoming Department of Transportation Aeronautics ... [more]

Angered by gun-control bills in Colorado, gun equipment maker moving to Laramie

May 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  A company that makes gun sights and other firearms accessories says it's pulling its core operations from Colorado following recent gun control measures there ... [more]

This isn't 'Hoosiers'

May 3, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  District 25 must ask and answer why the high school football crisis got as far as it did

Wednesday brought a conclusion to an uncomfortable situation ... [more]

Feds demand state give back $200K paid by Forest Service

May 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Forest Service is in the business of preventing fires, not starting them.
Yet the agency set off alarms in Wyoming and state capitols ... [more]

'I wish I could change it,' says Riverton man who shot neighbor

May 3, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Dustin Dean Nickelson will never forget the evening of Sept. 13, 2012.
"I am sorry for shooting Lucas; at the time I never knew who he was," Nickelson said. ... [more]

Man will not press charges after finding missing items

May 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials said a man chose not to press charges Wednesday against a subject who took some items from his vehicle in Riverton.
Law enforcement responded at ... [more]

Shoshoni pride

May 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The shovels and wheelbarrows were out early Saturday as families, organizations and school clubs got together to renovate Shoshoni's Travis Park playground. ... [more]

Obama still frustrated by Guantanamo Bay

May 3, 2013 - By Anita Kumar, McClatchy Newspapers:  In one of his first actions as president, Obama issued an executive order that called for the facility to be shuttered within a year -- but that still hasn't ... [more]

Jackson bank robber convicted

May 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal jury took just over an hour Thursday to convict an Australian man who said he robbed a bank in Wyoming so he could give money to the ... [more]

Boys play at 5 p.m. Friday - league title on the line

May 3, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With renewed hope for a Class 4-A West conference championship at stake, the Riverton Wolverines will try to claw their way to the league title with their ... [more]

Two state wrestling champions for Riverton at USA tournament

May 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two Riverton USA wrestlers won individual state titles at the Casper Events Center in the folkstyle and freestyle brackets.
Wesley Briggs took the top ... [more]

Ten more teams in Riverton Little League this year

May 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Mother Nature postponed the first pitch of the season Wednesday night in the Riverton Little League baseball when another spring snowstorm hit Fremont County. ... [more]

Ashley 'Ash' Norse

May 2, 2013 - Staff:  Ashley "Ash" Norse, of Riverton, died Monday, April 29, 2013, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 24 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday, ... [more]

Today

May 2, 2013 - Staff:  Births
FRIDAY

A daughter was born to Elizabeth and Winslow Friday, of Ethete, at 5:46 p.m. April 7, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 9 ... [more]

Ranger news making appearance on Riverton-based radio station

May 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  News from The Ranger now can be heard daily on a Riverton-based radio station as well.
FM station KTUG, which goes by the nickname 105.1 The Pulse, has ... [more]

Smiths facility, merchandise get a makeover

May 2, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The store's director said most of the construction work will take place overnight.

Smith's Food and Drug store director James Kraft says customers ... [more]

If higher tax on beer could ease public drunkenness, let's try it

May 2, 2013 - Jason Dixon, Riverton:  Editor:
If they can jack up the tax on a pack or carton of cigarettes so that it costs something like 10 times more money to smoke a cigarette now than it did ... [more]

Lives cut short remind us to love

May 2, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  I'd hoped to really tune in to spring in this column; to mention the flowering almond branch I brought inside to watch pink blossoms and shiny green leaves pop ... [more]

News on the radio

May 2, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Ranger stories now can be heard daily on KTUG radio as well

The Ranger makes a low-key entry into the world of radio newscasting with the debut of ... [more]

Digest

May 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Sweetwater Co. searches for man
ROCK SPRINGS -- Sweetwater County's search and rescue team has joined the search for a fisherman from Jackson missing ... [more]

Judge grants delay in trial of suspect in Jackson bank heist

May 2, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  A judge on Wednesday granted a one-day delay in the bank robbery trial of an Australian man who claims he gave much of the money to the homeless.
The delay ... [more]

Storm leaves Wyoming, smacks neighbor states

May 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  DENVER -- People in parts of Colorado and Wyoming pulled puffy jackets, hats and umbrellas out of the closet again Wednesday for another round of wet spring ... [more]

Toddler found wandering in roadway; mother cited for child endangerment

May 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  A 21-year-old Riverton mother was cited for child endangerment Wednesday after her 3-year-old daughter reportedly was found unattended in a roadway north of ... [more]

RHS head football coach resigns

May 2, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School's head football coach Jeremy McCormick has resigned under pressure according to officials at a press conference Wednesday evening.
"He ... [more]