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Debra 'Debbie' Wilkinson

Mar 13, 2014 - Staff:  Debra "Debbie" Wilkinson, of Riverton, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City. She was 56 years old.
A ... [more]

Richard LongSoldier

Mar 13, 2014 - Staff:  Richard LongSoldier, of Riverton, died Friday, March 7, 2014, in Riverton. He was 42 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at St. ... [more]

Barbara Jane Parker

Mar 13, 2014 - Staff:  Barbara Jane Parker died after a brief illness Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at Lander Regional Hospital with family at her side. She was 90 years old.
A family ... [more]

Marla Thuringer

Mar 13, 2014 - Staff:  Marla Thuringer, of Riverton, died peacefully Monday, March 10, 2014, after a brief stay at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River. She was 73 years ... [more]

Carolyn Derbish

Mar 13, 2014 - Staff:  Carolyn Derbish, of Riverton, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 79 years old.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. ... [more]

Willy 'Red' Chase

Mar 13, 2014 - Staff:  Willy "Red" Chase, formerly of Fremont County, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at his home in Worland. He was 54 years old.
Celebration of life services will be ... [more]

Cowgirls move on in MWC tourney

Mar 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team held off a late comeback from Boise State in the second half to pull out a five-point win, 61-56, to open up the 2014 ... [more]

Watts scores well at indoor track

Mar 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Sean Watts ran to a pair of top-four finishes Saturday for the Riverton Wolverines at the state indoor track and field meet in Gillette.
Watts was third in ... [more]

Lander boys face Glenrock, girls meet Douglas to open state 3-A tourney Thursday

Mar 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Glenrock Herders bring a dangerous inside and outside combination for their Class 3-A state basketball opening-round game against the Lander Tigers.
The ... [more]

Forever young at state tournament

Mar 12, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  This year's Class 1-A / 2-A state basketball tournament was a reminder of the transitory nature of youth. It doesn't last forever. Jerry Patrick of Burlington ... [more]

Wolverine girls draw Sheridan to open state 4-A basketball

Mar 12, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines make their first state basketball tournament appearance since 2003 when they take on the Sheridan Lady Broncs Thursday morning at ... [more]


Mar 12, 2014 - Staff:  Births

A son was born to Gladys F. Hill and Sonny Duran, of Fort Washakie, at 1:07 p.m. Jan. 1 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 9 ... [more]

Do Republicans know their own party's resolutions?

Mar 12, 2014 - Robin Berry, Cody:  Editor:
Who are the Republicans these days? Are they the elite who seclude themselves from the everyday man? Are they the quiet folks whose only political ... [more]

Air passengers ought to be screened for identity too

Mar 12, 2014 - By The Chicago Tribune:  If you want to board a commercial airliner anywhere in the world, you can expect pretty much the usual drill: Show identification and boarding pass, empty your ... [more]

Not alone in the universe?

Mar 12, 2014 - By Carl Manning:  I am glad people like reading this monthly column in The Ranger and that you tell me that you read it. Nice to know.
I listen to a lot of public radio and ... [more]

Take it easy

Mar 12, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Let's all decide here and now to take the Federal/Monroe road work in stride

By now you have noticed, or soon will, that a very busy portion of a ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Mar 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Gingery retiring from Legislature
JACKSON -- Republican State Rep. Keith Gingery of Jackson says he won't seek re-election.
The five-term veteran ... [more]

Burglary bill fails; Case optimistic for its future

Mar 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A bill introduced by state Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, modifying penalties for burglary was voted down in a 16-14 vote of the Wyoming Senate on Feb. 20.
The ... [more]

Center of Hope surpassing goals since October merger

Mar 12, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Center of Hope in Riverton has seen nothing but improvements since a recent merger, said Heath Steel, the executive vice president of operations at ... [more]

Tribes to haul trash to Casper instead of local landfills

Mar 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapahoe and Eastern Shoshone tribes plan to start hauling waste from the Wind River Indian Reservation to the City of Casper's landfill. ... [more]

State OKs more money for work at new Riverton elementary site

Mar 12, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 received favorable news when the Schools Facilities Department agreed to provide additional funding for the pavement and ... [more]

Fire guts old Baptist Church

Mar 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk and Eric Blom, Staff Writers:  Blaze kicked up again after earlier firefighting response

An earlier fire reignited just before 9 a.m. Wednesday morning and grew to consume much of ... [more]

County GOP convention set for Saturday in Riverton

Mar 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Republican Party plans to consider platforms and resolutions at its March 15 convention addressing federal regulations and gun rights. ... [more]

Video: Firefighters respond to blaze at former church

Mar 12, 2014 - Staff:  Firefighters worked to put out a blaze Wednesday morning at the former First Baptist Church on East Fremont Avenue in Riverton.


Eugenia Monroe

Mar 12, 2014 - Staff:  Eugenia Monroe, of Riverton, died Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 46 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, ... [more]

Cowgirls face Boise State in opening round

Mar 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  LAS VEGAS -- For a team built on speed, the University of Wyoming Cowgirls appear to be limping to finish line.
The Mountain West Women's Basketball ... [more]

Nance makes first team all-conference for UW

Mar 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  LAS VEGAS -- Missing nearly the final third of the conference schedule was not enough to keep Larry Nance Jr. from getting some accolades from the Mountain ... [more]

3-A swim title No. 18 tested Lander boys

Mar 11, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Veteran swim coach Bruce Gresly knew extending the state title streak by the Lander Tigers wasn't going to be automatic at the Class 3-A state swim meet ... [more]

What a step forward for Riverton girls basketball

Mar 11, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Last Friday, one day after the Riverton Lady Wolverines gave Evanston an early exit from the Class 4-A West regional basketball tournament, the team went on an ... [more]

Rustler rodeo teams back in chutes this week

Mar 11, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College Rustler cowboy Coltin Hill and cowgirl Kaylee Burnett are in prime position to challenge for a College National Finals Rodeo slot in ... [more]