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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
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]


Dec 24, 2013 - Staff:  Births

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]


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]

Elks Club packs up Christmas dinners to go

Dec 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  If it's Christmas, then you'll find Riverton Elks Club members filling boxes with holiday food to go.
Riverton's BPOE Elks and DOES spent time Monday at their ... [more]

College, Meals on Wheels join forces to provide senior presents

Dec 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Seniors citizens in Fremont County will receive personalized Christmas cards this year from students and staff at Central Wyoming College.
The effort is part ... [more]

Volunteers 'humbled' by Christmas gift program

Dec 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  More than a dozen needy families in Fremont County are getting Christmas gifts this year from members of the United Presbyterian Church in Riverton.
"It's ... [more]

Santa season: St. Nick dons the red and white many times and at many places

Dec 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Every year around Christmas time, Robert Espinoza is struck by the spirit of Santa Claus.
"It's something that can't be explained," he said. "It just comes ... [more]

William (Bill) Francis Liss

Dec 24, 2013 - Staff:  William (Bill) Francis Liss died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in his home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 61 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. ... [more]

Three straight wins for WR girls, at home, two by huge margins

Dec 22, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It was a sweeps week of sorts for the Wind girls this weekend. They blew through Class 2-A Northwest competition at home Friday and Saturday. The Lady Cougars ... [more]

Cougar boys win tingler over Tongue River, also beat Wright

Dec 22, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It was a tale from the land of the 3-point shot this weekend for the Wind River boys, who finished 2-1 in the Foothills Classic this weekend in Pavillion. ... [more]

Thompson scores big for Shoshoni girls in wins over Farson and Hanna

Dec 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A pair of victories started the Wrangler Classic the right way for the Shoshoni High School girls basketball team on Friday.
The Wranglers pounded ... [more]

Wranglers look good in two wins on home wood

Dec 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Shoshoni Wranglers had a perfect day on Friday, collecting two victories to start the Wrangler Classic boys basketball tournament.
Shoshoni outmuscled ... [more]

SMU beats Wyoming for the fifth straight time in hoops

Dec 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Markus Kennedy scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds and Nick Russell hit the go-ahead 3-pointer to lead SMU to its fifth straight victory, a ... [more]

LVHS girls drop pair of close, high-score games

Dec 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two Class 3-A East girls basketball teams knocked off the Lander Valley High School Tigers Friday and Saturday at Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse.
Wheatland ... [more]

One win, two losses for WIHS at home

Dec 22, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Indian withstood some inner turmoil this weekend to go 1-2 in the Foothills Classic against teams from Sheridan and Campbell counties.
The Lady ... [more]