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Apr 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Corrals to be removed
JACKSON (AP) -- An environmental group says it has reached an agreement with the U.S. Forest Service to remove some corrals it says could ... [more]

Air Guard practices aerial firefighting

Apr 19, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Some of the gray Wyoming Air National Guard C-130 transport planes that loop around Cheyenne on frequent training flights are getting ready for ... [more]

State Rep. Goggles to seek re-election in November

Apr 18, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  State Rep. Patrick Goggles, D-Ethete, announced Saturday at the Fremont County Democratic Convention that he will be seeking re-election in November.
"I ... [more]

Mock anthrax crisis showed readiness of alert system

Apr 18, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A recent readiness drill tested the preparedness of the Fremont County Public Health Department in dealing with a large-scale anthrax exposure.
The exercise ... [more]

Council lifts lid on changes to city codes; weeds, signs among topics

Apr 18, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  City code enforcement marked one of two lengthy discussions at a Riverton City Council work session.
City administrator Steven Weaver addressed the council ... [more]

County plans to eliminate 8-Mile voting precinct

Apr 18, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese is proposing to eliminate a voting precinct in the Pavillion area while expanding one in the Lander area and splitting up ... [more]

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Apr 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Man saves child thrown from car
CHEYENNE (AP) -- A Cheyenne man is credited with helping save the life of a 2-year-old who ended up on Interstate 80 after ... [more]

State gets federal funds to assist on flood damage

Apr 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming has been awarded about $20 million in federal funds to help pay the costs of repairing roads damaged by last year's flooding and ... [more]

Looking for a Yellowstone bear?

Apr 18, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- For wildlife enthusiasts hoping to catch a glimpse of wolves, grizzly bears and bison at Yellowstone National Park, the best place to be on the ... [more]

Today

Apr 18, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
MARTINEZ

Funeral services for Maria E. "Mary" Martinez, 91, are at 10 a.m. Friday, April 20, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Riverton. A ... [more]

Today

Apr 17, 2012 - Staff:  Clarification
In Friday's Ranger, the page five photo "Firefighters' donation" cutline should have said the money was raised for the Tough Enough to ... [more]

Presenter to speak about Anasazi artifact

Apr 17, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Jack States, a retired professor from the University of Northern Arizona, is the guest presenter for the public meeting of the Fremont County Archaeological ... [more]

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Apr 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Senators oppose 'Buffett rule'
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso opposed a Democratic proposal to raise income tax rates on wealthier ... [more]

Wyoming exports boom in 2011

Apr 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Last year was big for Wyoming overseas and across borders.
Wyoming exports shot up by nearly a quarter last year, on the strength of stronger soda ... [more]

Forest Service mulls opening bat caves

Apr 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- The U.S. Forest Service is considering lifting a two-year closure of caves and abandoned mines in Colorado and several other states ... [more]

Agency proposes a takeover of trash collection

Apr 17, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A tribal agency is proposing to take over management, collection and transportation of trash collected at the four transfer stations on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

At the Ag Expo

Apr 17, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Faith Ridgely, a third-grader at Arapahoe School, volunteered to dress up like a cow. By decking herself in ears, a sandpaper tongue, blown up balloon udders ... [more]

Former county resident killed in plane accident

Apr 17, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Winnemucca, Nev., man killed in the plane crash Friday in Sweetwater County was a former Fremont County resident.
A family member of Cranfill "Buster" ... [more]

At-large felon back in custody

Apr 17, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A felon who had been at large since after mistakenly being released from the Wyoming State Penitentiary was arrested Monday at a Riverton residence.
Riverton ... [more]

Be a Pioneer Days queen

Apr 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The 2012 Lander Pioneer Days Queen Pageant is at the Lander Old Timers Arena at 6 p.m. on April 26.
Ages for contestants include the queen category from 18 to ... [more]

A young death generates memories

Apr 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Easter weekend has taken on another importance for the family and friends of Marisa Spoonhunter.
To mark the Ethete eighth-grader's death two years ago at the ... [more]

County aims to prevent child abuse in April

Apr 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Each one of the 100 blue pinwheels planted in a flower bed at the top of stairs outside the Fremont County Courthouse represented a new life.
They symbolized ... [more]

Meeting in Riverton focuses on post-secondary education

Apr 15, 2012 - Staff:  A meeting at the Riverton Holiday Inn is scheduled to happen Tuesday, April 17, to discuss initiatives to promote post-secondary education in the state.
The ... [more]

Western states prep for dangerous fire season

Apr 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  DENVER (AP) -- A prolonged drought and record-breaking temperatures have many Western states preparing for another active -- and dangerous -- wildfire season.
In ... [more]

Vietnamese man buys a piece of the American dream

Apr 15, 2012 - By Margie Mason, The Associated Press:  HANOI, Vietnam -- Vietnamese businessman Pham Dinh Nguyen flew to the U.S. for the first time, drove to a tiny, frigid trading outpost and bought his own piece ... [more]

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Apr 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Senate president seeks re-election
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming Senate President Jim Anderson has announced that he'll seek re-election to a fourth term.
The ... [more]

Threats prompt security hire at Wyoming agency

Apr 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER (AP) -- A state branch of the Social Security Administration has received funds to pay for security services after employees were threatened by people ... [more]

School demolition in Rawlins stirs memories

Apr 15, 2012 - By Zachary Laux, The Associated Press:  RAWLINS -- Construction trucks rolled in this week to demolish Pershing Elementary School and, for some, the many memories the building holds.
"It's like your ... [more]

Cheney to speak at Republican state convention

Apr 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney has received last-minute medical clearance to return to his home state and speak at the Wyoming Republican ... [more]

Commissioners discuss the county's flood preparedness

Apr 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Emergency Management coordinator Kathi Metzler presented good and bad news to commissioners in regard to possible flooding in the coming ... [more]

Organizers want to bring farmers market downtown

Apr 15, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A fresh food fair would add a little flair downtown, according to a presentation by business owner Jerry Kintzler and Riverton Outreach Coordinator Sherry ... [more]

Coroner: Increase in deaths from prescription drug abuse

Apr 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan cited prescription drug use as a growing factor in non-natural deaths his office investigates.
"We're seeing such a rise in ... [more]

Dems scrap old platform for new

Apr 15, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  In addition to nominating President Barack Obama for a second term in office, Fremont County Democrats decided Saturday to scrap a revised version of their ... [more]

Today

Apr 13, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ARCHAMBAULT

Lander native Michael Archambault, 48, died Tuesday, April 3, in Las Vegas. Services were Saturday, April 7, at the LDS Stake ... [more]

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Apr 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Sentence upheld in Sheridan murder
CHEYENNE (AP) -- The Wyoming Supreme Court has upheld a life prison sentence for a Sheridan teenager convicted of murder in ... [more]

Man sentenced to up to 18 years in Wyoming slaying

Apr 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- A South Carolina man will spend between 13 and 18 years in prison for the slaying of a carnival worker.
Thirty-one-year-old Bradley O. Petty ... [more]

Big gas expansion faces hurdles

Apr 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  DENVER (AP) -- Infrastructure challenges in western North Dakota could limit the number of oil and gas drilling rigs in the Bakken system's rich Williston ... [more]

County jobless rate continues to fall

Apr 13, 2012 - Staff:  The newest data compiled by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Service showed the unemployment rate in Fremont County at 7.4 percent for February, down from ... [more]

Riverton police create a task force to fight graffiti

Apr 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department has formed a new task force in a cooperative effort with property owners to remove unwanted graffiti.
Police chief Mike ... [more]

Curiosity brings Enzi to Riverton lab

Apr 13, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Eight years ago, Heidi Fabrizius started testing wastewater samples in her garage. She had a vision, a young family and a desire to bring a business that had ... [more]