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An aging college faculty

Apr 12, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  CWC faces a significant challenge and must be supported financially to meet it

There was a wave of hiring in Fremont County school districts in the ... [more]


Apr 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Anderson replacement named
CHEYENNE -- Brian Boner of Douglas took the oath of office at the State Capitol on Friday to become the newest member of the ... [more]

Rig count in state off one

Apr 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  HOUSTON -- Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 40 this week to 988 ... [more]

Federal review of Canada lynx to take longer than expected

Apr 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Designations of critical habitat have been made in parts of Wyoming and five other states.

PORTLAND, Maine -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is ... [more]

The way it was: Bus garage fire -- 1983

Apr 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  There's never a good time for a property-damaging fire, but the flames that swept through Fremont County School District 1 bus garage in Lander 32 years ago ... [more]

WY Outside urging youths to explore outdoors

Apr 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  WY Outside is launching a new effort to connect Wyoming children and families with outdoor recreation in the state.
The WY Outside Challenge is hands-on, ... [more]

Museum event to include sheep shearing and crafts

Apr 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  Sheep Shearing Day is the first event in the Children's Exploration Series at the Fremont County Pioneer Museum.
Shearing demonstrations, weaving displays, ... [more]

Transplanting permits available at national forest district offices

Apr 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  Tree and shrub transplanting permits are available for purchase at Shoshone National Forest district offices.
Transplant permits are $5 for one tree or shrub ... [more]

Riverton library to show film, host reading event for writers

Apr 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Branch Library will continue its second annual Native American Film Series on Wednesday with "Winter in the Blood."
The film is a "wild and ... [more]

Shoshone, Arapaho receiving grant from National Park Service

Apr 12, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The National Park Service has announced that $8.78 million in grants will be allocated to 154 American Indian tribes to "support their historic preservation ... [more]

Dirt work under way on highway project south of Riverton; delays expected

Apr 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  The construction has a contract completion date of Oct. 31.

Excavation of topsoil and dirt work has started on the 3.32-mile highway improvement ... [more]

New chairman of Democratic Party hopes to increase American Indian turnout at polls

Apr 12, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Democratic Party elected new officers at a March 21 meeting.
The party elected Riverton's Ron Howard as chairman, Arapahoe's Sergio ... [more]

Alarm at Honor Farm nothing serious; officers used it to train

Apr 12, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Anyone who saw the Fremont County Coroner and Riverton Police Department rushing to the Wyoming Honor Farm with his lights flashing on Friday have no need for ... [more]

Plans in place for new fire hall in Hudson; $1M job this summer

Apr 12, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The 8,000-square-foot, three-bay fire facility will be built south of the new Hudson water plant at the corner of Eighth and Kansas streets.

Hudson ... [more]

Assessed value to climb slightly; $920 million projected

Apr 12, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's assessed value is expected to increase .4 percent to $920 million in the coming fiscal year, according to a report from Fremont County ... [more]

Wind River girls and Dubois boys capture team crowns at small WIHS track meet

Apr 12, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- With nearly a dozen track meets scheduled around Wyoming on Friday and Saturday, the turnout at Wyoming Indian was the lowest in the meet's history. ... [more]

When Great American tragedy ended

Apr 12, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  The Civil was at its conclusion 150 years ago this month.

It's a phrase commonly uttered in times of crisis.
"Desperate times call for desperate ... [more]

Wolverines beat NC, fall 1-0 to KW

Apr 12, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The second game was Riverton's first loss of the high school soccer season.

The Riverton Wolverines boys soccer team fell behind for the first time ... [more]

Western gets good showing at Burlington meet

Apr 12, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The girls team from Western Heritage Lutheran Academy finished with a solid third-place performance in a small five school track meet Friday at Burlington's ... [more]

Casper schools take two from RHS girls

Apr 12, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines soccer team continued to struggle offensively, dropping two Class 4-A West matches in Casper, 3-0 to Casper Natrona on Friday and ... [more]

Tiger girls 1-1 on road swing

Apr 12, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The longest road trip of the girls soccer season produced a 1-1 record for the Lander Tigers.
Cody knocked off the Tigers 3-1 Friday night in Park County. ... [more]

Riverton cowgirl starts season No. 1 in state

Apr 10, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton cowgirl Elsie Campbell enters the spring high school rodeo season No. 1 in the breakaway competition.
The spring season begins Saturday and Sunday ... [more]

RHS sends eight golfers to Buffalo to kick off season

Apr 10, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  All eyes are going to be on the Riverton Wolverines during the 2015 spring golf season.
The Wolverines have won back-to-back Class 4-A team titles.
The ... [more]


Apr 10, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In Tuesday's Ranger, a page two headline should have said, "CO blamed for eight deaths."


A daughter was born to ... [more]

Mayor signs service day proclamation

Apr 10, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Volunteers with the Foster Grandparents program said the group will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year.

Riverton Mayor Lars Baker proclaimed ... [more]

Phone scammer hung up when confronted by simple question

Apr 10, 2015 - Jean Dockwiler, Riverton:  Editor:
One of the "scammers" mentioned in a letter to the editor called me in January.
He told me (in a heavy foreign accent that I don't think anyone ... [more]

What we believe vs. what we know

Apr 10, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  The bare-knuckle debate might pound home the point

Bare-knuckle fighting is a stupid excuse for a sport that only attracts stupid people.
That's my ... [more]

Funny business

Apr 10, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Our Sunday comics are different, but not because of anything we did

One of the most popular parts of our newspaper has changed.
The Ranger's Sunday ... [more]


Apr 10, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Plan would protect ferret hosts
CHEYENNE -- Federal officials have a new plan to encourage more landowners in Wyoming to allow reintroduction of ... [more]

Montana wants lawsuit to quantify water rights

Apr 10, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The state claims Wyoming shorted water deliveries on the Tongue River for decades.

CHEYENNE -- The state of Montana is urging the U.S. Supreme Court ... [more]