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Cheerleaders support RHS basketball team

Mar 12, 2013 - Staff:  Along with the Riverton High School cheerleaders supported the RHS basketball team during the Class 4-A state championship basketball game Saturday at the ... [more]

Today

Mar 12, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
MAYO
Michelle (Locker) Mayo died at her home in Riverton on Friday, March 8, 2013.
Private family services will be held under the direction of ... [more]

Search ends well for men after two-day ordeal in remote area of county

Mar 12, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Two Riverton men are safe at home after nearly two days lost in the Fremont County wilderness.
Fremont County Sheriff's Capt. Ryan Lee said Dale Smith, 57, ... [more]

Educator killed, others injured in Monday car crash west of Casper

Mar 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:   Officials said the area was experiencing snowfall at the time of the crash, and they attributed speeds too fast for existing conditions as a contributing ... [more]

More parties join suit on Wyoming wolf plan

Mar 12, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The cast of characters is growing in a legal fight pitting environmental groups against the federal government's recent decision to end protections ... [more]

Hearing delayed for teen suspects

Mar 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A court hearing has been delayed for two teenagers accused in the shooting deaths of a woman and her parents near the Wyoming-Montana border.
Both ... [more]

Bennett takes office, sets goals in county attorney's department

Mar 12, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  New Fremont County Attorney H. Michael Bennett has found his first days on the job full of activity.
"It's not dull," he said.
Bennett, 39, was sworn in to ... [more]

Digest

Mar 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Cody woman killed in canyon wreck
CHEYENNE -- Authorities say one person was killed and three others, including a 4-year-old girl, were injured in a ... [more]

Nickelson pleads guilty to lesser charge in September shooting death of Myhre

Mar 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Dustin Dean Nickelson, 24, of Riverton, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in connection with the September shooting death of Lucas Myhre, 27, of ... [more]

Tiny town stung by murders

Mar 10, 2013 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  CLARK -- The wide-open sagebrush flats along the Montana-Wyoming border make it easy to spot strangers passing along the bumpy dirt roads that crisscross the ... [more]

Moose Haven -- 1990

Mar 10, 2013 - Staff:  Even though spring was near, there still was plenty of snow in mid-March 1990 at "Moose Haven," the name property owners Mark and Kit Stewart gave to their ... [more]

First meeting on Moneta Divide gas project Thursday in Casper

Mar 10, 2013 - Staff:  The Bureau of Land Management hosts a Cooperating Agency Meeting at the Wolcott Galleria in Casper from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 14, for the Moneta ... [more]

Inhabitants escape trailer fires Thursday and Friday

Mar 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured in two separate trailer fires that took place within 24 hours of each other Thursday and Friday.
The first incident was reported at about ... [more]

Lander opera series features 'Francesa da Rimini'

Mar 10, 2013 - Staff:  See it live in large-screen video format at 10 a.m. Saturday March 16, at the Fremont County Library in Lander. Admission is free.

The next offering ... [more]

Forest Service sets two-day meeting on new Shoshone forest plan

Mar 10, 2013 - Staff:  The Shoshone National Forest holds a meeting with local government cooperators regarding forest plan revision from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 13, and ... [more]

'Annie's Project' sessions planned in April and May

Mar 10, 2013 - Staff:  Empowering farm and ranch women with financial and marketing knowledge and opportunities to network with each other are among the goals of a University of ... [more]

'We are the poor feeding the poor'

Mar 10, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Ecksteins make local food bank their new life's work

More than 35,000 pounds of food was distributed in 2012 by the Riverton Community Food Bank. CEO ... [more]

Talks, tours and toasts

Mar 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Governor, first lady in county for several events, including McOmie's sendoff

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead told local officials on Friday that he does not ... [more]

Forest Service temporarily 'insulated' from impact of federal budget sequestration

Mar 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local U.S. Forest Service officials say they won't be negatively effected by federal budget sequestration, but only because of additional funding that came ... [more]

Major land gains favor as site for Riverton court; armory possible

Mar 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commis-sion has winnowed location options for the Riverton justice center down to two alternatives: a large building at the property along ... [more]

Wolverines stun Gillette to advance to 4-A title game

Mar 9, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  CASPER - The Riverton Wolverines stunned the top-ranked Gillette Camels 69-63 Friday night in the semifinals of the Class 4-A state basketball tournament at ... [more]

Today

Mar 8, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one story "Law enforcement ups St. Patrick's Day patrolling" should have said that Fremont County Deputy ... [more]

BLM trying to hide TransWest power line

Mar 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS, Wyo. -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is looking for ways to hide a major transmission line project in southern Wyoming.
Sharon Knowlton is the ... [more]

Commission considers smoke-free zone near county courthouse

Mar 8, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The proposal would prohibit smoking within 25 feet of the county courthouse.

Fremont County Prevention Community Resources has worked for 11 years to ... [more]

Digest

Mar 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Death penalty an option in triple slaying
POWELL -- The death penalty is one option prosecutors are considering pursuing against two teens suspected of ... [more]

Wind River drama kids showcase talents this weekend

Mar 8, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wind River High School drama students take the stage at Central Wyoming College this week to showcase some of their best work from the year.
Instructor ... [more]

District 25 fills slots at central office, Rendezvous Elemen

Mar 8, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton school officials have chosen two internal candidates to fill administrative positions that were vacated this year due to retirements.
Fremont County ... [more]

Mother sues in plane crash that killed her family

Mar 8, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The mother of three Minnesota boys who died with their father in a 2010 plane wreck in western Wyoming is suing a company that provides air traffic control ... [more]

Big park elk herd continues decline

Mar 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A major elk herd that migrates between Yellowstone National Park and Montana continues to decline in size, with scientists reporting it now ... [more]

Dozens of park bison heading to research facility near border

Mar 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  HELENA, Mont. -- Government officials are planning to transfer 63 Yellowstone National Park bison to a nearby research facility as the park seeks ways to reduce ... [more]