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Elrose Sullivan Fries

Mar 10, 2013 - Staff:  Elrose Sullivan Fries, the mother of Lander resident Patsy Abbey, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at the Johnson County Health Care Center in Buffalo.
She was ... [more]

Jacob Korell

Mar 10, 2013 - Staff:  Funeral services for Jacob "Trapper Jake" Korell are at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, in the Fremont Center at the Fremont County Fairgrounds. 
Interment will ... [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 fall to Evanston in state championship game

Mar 10, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  By Craig Blumenshine
Staff Writer

CASPER -- The Riverton Wolverines, owners of the most wins in school history, wished they could have carved just one ... [more]

Wolverines stun Gillette to advance to 4-A title game

Mar 9, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  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 ... [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]

Lander shocks No. 1 Douglas, earns spot in 3-A semifinals

Mar 8, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- Lander Valley High School put on the full throttle from the opening minute Thursday afternoon and upset top-ranked Douglas 57-34 in the first round ... [more]

Riverton boys reach 4-A state semifinals

Mar 8, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:   The Wolverines thumped Cheyenne South 65-46 Thursday night at Casper College.

CASPER -- The Riverton Wolverines started strong, finished strong, ... [more]

Gary L. Bauer

Mar 8, 2013 - Staff:  Funeral services for Gary L. Bauer, 73, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Aaron Justice of the Faith ... [more]

Linda Brantley

Mar 8, 2013 - Staff:  Linda Brantley died Sunday, March 3, 2013, in her home. She was 62 years old.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the Eagle Hall in ... [more]

Jacqueline (Smith) Norsworthy

Mar 8, 2013 - Staff:  Jacqueline (Smith) Norsworthy died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at home in Greeley, Colo. She was 83 years old.
A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, ... [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]

New officers join RPD team

Mar 8, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  City officials also heard a proposal for a memorial in honor of U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Griffin of Riverton, who was killed while on duty in ... [more]

Enforce existing speed limit before lowering it

Mar 8, 2013 - Clyde Johnson, Riverton:  Editor:
This letter is written in response the the letter about changing the speed limit north of Riverton on Highway 789 near the Honor Farm Road ... [more]

Smiles from the police blotter

Mar 8, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  From time to time a call to law enforcement strikes a humorous cord. Here are a few rather entertaining reports made to the Fremont County Sheriff's Office so ... [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]

Final Four

Mar 8, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's been years since Riverton's boys
have made it; Lander's are there, too


It has been many years since the Riverton Wolverines have found ... [more]

Market is up; are happy days here again?

Mar 8, 2013 - The Baltimore Sun:  Economist John Kenneth Galbraith once observed that there are two kinds of market forecasters, those who don't know and those who don't know they don't know. ... [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]

No. 1 Douglas girls trounce Lander 56-28

Mar 8, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- Douglas remains perfect in Class 3-A girls basketball.
The Lady Bearcats grabbed an early 19-3 lead after the first period on Thursday night and ... [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]

Missing the shoebox under the bed Don't count on online services to treasure your memories

Mar 7, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  I didn't know the full potential of loss that was possible.
Remember my last column on the value of cursive writing and old letters, etc. to help us preserve ... [more]

North Federal plans aren't necessarily ideal, but they are reasonable

Mar 7, 2013 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
Wow. What a night we had at the city council meeting Feb. If you missed it, you missed a real show. We had chicken shirts, chicken neckties, and ... [more]

News then, news now

Mar 7, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Many of the headlines from our first
Ranger 60 years ago still apply today


Tuesday's page-one reproduction of the original Ranger front page from ... [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]

Bill would permit electronic proof of automobile insurance

Mar 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Legislation awaiting Gov. Matt Mead's signature would let drivers use their smartphones to prove they are insured if they are pulled over or ... [more]

Digest

Mar 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Bridger-Teton names acting supervisor
JACKSON -- The Bridger-Teton National Forest in northwestern Wyoming has named an acting forest supervisor.
The ... [more]