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Robber had assault rifle in store

Dec 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police hope the public can supply information about the perpetrator.

The Riverton Police Department is asking the public to help identify the ... [more]

Suspect arrested after residents tackled him

Dec 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man faces one count of burglary after two men apprehended him while he was breaking into their home Nov. 10. The charge against David Varney, 37, ... [more]

Bazaar among holiday highlights this weekend

Dec 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  Ovens in Riverton have been bursting with baked goods this month as organizers get ready for the annual Christmas Bazaar at United Methodist Church, one of ... [more]

Three men in the running to be next director of county ambulance service

Dec 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Three candidates for the open Fremont County Ambulance director position were interviewed Tuesday by the Fremont County Commission. The county board has not ... [more]

Kathleen (Kate) Moore

Dec 6, 2013 - Staff:  Kathleen (Kate) Moore, also know as "Nurse Kate," died suddenly Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at home.
Per her request, cremation has taken place. A private memorial ... [more]

Ivy Pierson

Dec 6, 2013 - Staff:  Ivy Pierson, formerly of Riverton, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, S.D. She was 83 years old.
Memorial services ... [more]

Nancy Ann Robertson

Dec 6, 2013 - Staff:  Nancy Ann Robertson, of Lander, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at her home. She was 75 years old.
A viewing is at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Holy Rosary Catholic ... [more]

Cowgirls miss pullling off win vs. ranked CU basketball

Dec 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team (4-2 overall) battled down to the final minute but fell short 63-59 against the 11th/17th ranked Colorado Buffaloes, on ... [more]

Tigers host Lander tournament

Dec 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two straight days of high school basketball games will be played at different gyms in Lander this Friday and Saturday to open the Tiger season.
The games are ... [more]

RHS wrestlers build 'from ground up' in new season

Dec 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coach Jay Galey has installed a new motto this year for the Riverton Wolverines: Get better every day in wrestling practice.
After almost three weeks of ... [more]

Wranglers put powerful wrestling team on mats

Dec 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shoshoni is ranked No. 4 in Class 2-A preseason polling.

The Shoshoni High School Wranglers made excellent strides last year, placing fifth at the ... [more]

Today

Dec 5, 2013 - Staff:  Births
BARNES

A son was born to Regina Hunter and Roderick Barnes, of Riverton, at 12:13 a.m. Nov. 14, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed ... [more]

Canadian fuel supplier buys a North Dakota distributor

Dec 5, 2013 - By Dirk Lammers, The Associated Press:  A Canadian fuel supplier and reseller plans to enter the U.S. market with a $110 million purchase of a North Dakota fuel distribution business.
Parkland Fuel ... [more]

Kirkland to serve on funeral directors committee

Dec 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Jamey Kirkland, of Davis Funeral Home in Riverton, has been appointed to the National Funeral Directors Association Professional Development Committee for ... [more]

FedEx gains better access to highways

Dec 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The company says the new distribution center on Airport Road is part of a nationwide network expansion effort.

FedEx Ground has moved its Riverton ... [more]

At home, I'm chief of surveillance

Dec 5, 2013 - By The Baltimore Sun:  And I've learned my boys thrive on privacy, independence

We are living in times of constant surveillance. Never alone, never unheard, we zoom ... [more]

Global student assessment is a 'Sputnik' moment for U.S.

Dec 5, 2013 - By The Baltimore Sun:  A report this week that American students are lagging behind their top international peers in math, reading and science should give pause to those who argue ... [more]

'Do not be caught off guard' by plaintive letters from inmates

Dec 5, 2013 - Brenda Lutz, Riverton:  Editor:
I saw in The Ranger a letter to the editor from a Charles Kolb of Bessemer, Ala. He said he was a former Riverton resident but now a prisoner in a ... [more]

Write to Santa

Dec 5, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  We're planning our 65th Christmas Greetings Edition, and we need letters

It's December, the lights are up, the giant snowflakes are glowing on Main ... [more]

Digest

Dec 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Water trial wraps up
BILLINGS, Mont. -- Attorneys have wrapped up a marathon 25-day trial in which Montana sought to hold neighboring Wyoming liable for ... [more]

County would lend to itself for center

Dec 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  If anyone wants to know how much more a new Riverton justice center would cost the county, Fremont County commissioner Travis Becker has an answer: $1.8 ... [more]

Two suspects in purse snatching bound over; one more still to come

Dec 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two defendants arrested for a Nov. 10 mugging at Riverton's Walmart store were bound over to District Court on Dec. 2. One is a 16-year-old boy but is being ... [more]

District 21 moving funds to save money

Dec 5, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 21 Board of Trustees has approved moving funds from the Wyoming State Treasurer's Asset Reserve (Wyo-STAR) to the Wyoming ... [more]

Wyoming AG appealing court ruling on sex crime records

Dec 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Attorney General's Office is appealing a judge's ruling that circuit court proceedings concerning sex crimes don't have to be closed to ... [more]

Festival of Trees returns with 24 items for auction

Dec 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  This year's Festival of Trees event is a celebration of global cultures in keeping with the 2013 theme: Christmas Around the World.
Coordinator Cindy Keele ... [more]

Armored vehicle added to fleet for tri-county law enforcement effort

Dec 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WORLAND -- The latest acquisition by the Joint Tactical Emergency Response Team is another step in ensuring public safety.
The MRAP vehicle, or Mine Resistant ... [more]

House burns on Missouri Valley Road; no injuries

Dec 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured Tuesday in a fire that destroyed a residential home north of Riverton.
The incident was reported at about 11:40 p.m. Tuesday from the 100 ... [more]

Bebout part of Enzi finance panel

Dec 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  The committee will focus on fundraising and building support with coalitions across Wyoming ahead of next year's Republican primary.

U.S. Senator ... [more]

Today

Dec 4, 2013 - Staff:  Births
ADDISON

A daughter was born to Azalea and Lonestar Addison, of Riverton, at 6:07 p.m. Nov. 20, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed ... [more]

Venus prominent in December sky

Dec 4, 2013 - By Carl Manning:  I got my first cold of the season the day after Thanksgiving, and it was a doozy: sore throat, sinus headache, coughing, sneezing, people saying "go back to ... [more]