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Dec 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Antelope linger on elk refuge
JACKSON -- About an eighth of the Teton Valley's pronghorn antelope could end up spending the winter there, facing ... [more]

Sweetwater County had most DUI deaths in 2012

Dec 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRINGS -- Sweetwater County had the highest number of fatal crashes involving alcohol in 2012, followed by Campbell County.
A report from the Wyoming ... [more]

Hunting 'super tags' to be offered

Dec 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is launching a new "super tag" raffle that will allow hunters in Wyoming to draw a license for any of 10 ... [more]

Now a westerner, Apollo astronaut who shot iconic space photo recalls the day

Dec 26, 2013 - By Zach Benoit, The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- On Christmas Eve of 1968, three men captivated the American public as they became the first humans to orbit the moon and snapped what would ... [more]

Job training, placement target of extra $2M in new request to lawmakers

Dec 26, 2013 - By Trevor Brown, MCT News Service:  Hundreds of additional Wyoming residents could be eligible for workplace training and other job-placement programs if lawmakers approve a $4 million budget ... [more]

Flash fire at compressor injures man on Christmas

Dec 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man was injured Wednesday in a flash fire explosion at a compressor station south of town.
David Crichton, 36, was flown to the University of Utah ... [more]

County's finances 'wonderful,' leaders told

Dec 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County netted $1.3 million in fiscal year 2013.

Financial reports released at year's end show Fremont County is in a "wonderful financial ... [more]

Man credits seatbelt for saving life in scary accident

Dec 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A local man says his seatbelt saved his life Tuesday morning when he lost control of his vehicle near Hudson.
John Keller, 75, of Lander, was driving a 2006 ... [more]

Water line break in residence hall sent students scrambling

Dec 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Finals week was particularly stressful this year for students living in Mote Hall at Central Wyoming College.
A water line burst the evening Dec. 15 at the ... [more]

CWC tuition to rise 5 percent in 2014-15

Dec 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Cost per credit hour will be $83

The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees approves of a recent decision to raise tuition rates for students ... [more]

Chiefs host six-team Shootout starting Friday

Dec 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The first day will be used for pool play. The second day will have the semifinals and title games slated for WIHS gym. The first game will be played at 8:30 ... [more]

Wolverines grapple to bracket crown at Worland tournament

Dec 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Wolverines won the silver bracket division on Saturday at the Battle of the Big Horn dual wrestling tournament in Worland.
In the early duals of ... [more]

Arlene B. Dean

Dec 26, 2013 - Staff:  Arlene B. Dean, formerly of Kinnear, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Florida, after an extensive medical condition and illness. She was 68 years old.
A ... [more]

Baudie 'Pete' Romero

Dec 26, 2013 - Staff:  Baudie "Pete" Romero, formerly of Riverton, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at his home in Gordonville, Texas, surrounded by family. He was 81 years old.
A ... [more]

Terry Wayne Davis

Dec 26, 2013 - Staff:  Terry Wayne Davis died suddenly Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. He was 51 years old.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at Zion Lutheran Church in ... [more]

Belvia L. 'Boots' Lummus

Dec 26, 2013 - Staff:  Belvia L. "Boots" Lummus, of Pavillion, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at her home. She was 75 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. ... [more]

Dear Santa ...

Dec 24, 2013 - Santa letter writers:  KIRRA LOVED
THE PRESENTS
Dear Santa Claus:
I Loved the presents Last year. This year I would like: my daddy, a real moneky, friends cuddles my giggly ... [more]

Douglas knocks off Lander boys in overtime contest

Dec 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Douglas snapped the Lander Valley High School Tigers seven-game winning streak in a 59-52 overtime victory on Saturday night in the final game of the Douglas ... [more]

Small RHS team showed well at home swimangler wrestlers at Wright Duals

Dec 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Erik Horyza lost the 50-yard freestyle in a photo finish.

Erik Horyza chased down a runner-up finish Saturday in the 50-yard freestyle at the ... [more]

Another win for Wrangler wrestlers at Wright Duals

Dec 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Shoshoni Wranglers captured the Wright Duals wrestling tournament, completing the one-day tournament undefeated.
The Wranglers defeated Wright 42-29 in ... [more]

Today

Dec 24, 2013 - Staff:  Births
MAYO

A son was born to Marybeth Bulow and Robert Mayo III, of Riverton, at 10:29 p.m. Nov. 15, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed ... [more]

Man reported overdue from planned excursion in eastern Fremont County

Dec 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  Fremont County law enforcement and search and rescue officials are looking for a 32-year-old man who was reported overdue Monday from a gold panning trip in ... [more]

Man found dead Sunday in Riverton City Park

Dec 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man was found dead Sunday morning at City Park.
Officials said his body was frozen.
Dana Eagle, 36, of Riverton, will be autopsied Thursday in ... [more]

New doctor joins Riverton Memorial Hospital

Dec 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riverton Memorial Hospital has announced that Dr. Harold Hibbs has joined its staff and will be offering hospitalist services to patients in Fremont County. ... [more]

Christmas verse from 1959

Dec 24, 2013 - 'Cy Cology':  Editor's note: The following letter, in poetic form, was published in The Ranger during the Christmas season of 1959. The writer was identified only as "Cy ... [more]

Riding with the Rangers: Busy Santa letter season

Dec 24, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  If there were a prize-winner for the ordinary word that Santa letter writers have the most trouble spelling, I nominate "would."

I slipped my coat ... [more]

And to all a good night

Dec 24, 2013 - By Clement Clark Moore:  'A Visit from St. Nicholas,' by Clement Clark Moore (1823)

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, ... [more]

Digest

Dec 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  $1M bond in murder case
GILLETTE -- A judge has set a $1 million cash-only bond in the case of a 21-year-old man charged in a fatal shooting in ... [more]

Feds plan national recovery effort for black-footed ferrets

Dec 24, 2013 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  Wyoming's success story is the model for the new program.

Snatched from the brink of extinction more than 30 years ago, black-footed ferrets have ... [more]

Christmas 1959: Inside the downtown 'Santa Hut'

Dec 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Ranger Christmas Eve tradition is continued below with the reprinting of a piece of seasonal coverage from the past.
In 1959, Riverton children enjoyed the ... [more]