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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]

Wisconsin college hires former CWC administrator as president

Apr 10, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Jason Wood of Riverton has been hired as president of Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, effective July 1.
Wood formerly served as executive vice ... [more]

Donations to victims of Dubois fire slow down; demolition has begun

Apr 10, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The flow of donations for business owners and others affected by the December fire in downtown Dubois has slowed to a trickle as rebuilding efforts get under ... [more]

Bids for new elementary school exceed budget

Apr 10, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  District 25 superintendent Terry Snyder says he is optimistic the Wyoming Schools Facilities Commission will allow the district to move forward with its ... [more]

Woman pleads guilty to first-degree murder in death on reservation

Apr 10, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A plea agreement would limit Susan Lynn Chippewa's sentence to 35 years in prison.

A woman pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court to killing ... [more]

Bill extends federal help to rural water systems

Apr 9, 2015 - The Associated Press:  DENVER -- Senators from Colorado, Wyoming and Montana are co-sponsoring a bill to re-authorize training and other assistance for rural water ... [more]

Are smartphones truly evil?

Apr 9, 2015 - By Clair McFarland:  Or was it just an extended April Fools' Day?

April Fools' Day is such a party for all you tricksters, but it wouldn't be what it is without all the ... [more]

Skate park fundraising nears total; rec board adds $10K

Apr 9, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association and Dreamland Skateparks, which will be ... [more]


Apr 9, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A son was born to Jenny Kimsey of Riverton and Jimmy Kimsey of Lander at 11:20 p.m. March 6 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The ... [more]

Three county teams head to KW track

Apr 9, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Events start at 11 a.m. Friday at Harry Geldien Stadium.

With the first month of the track and field season behind them, the Riverton Wolverines, ... [more]


Apr 7, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one story "Superintendent at Arapahoe out immediately" should have said Chantell Denson was superintendent ... [more]

Tips for spotting sandhill cranes

Apr 5, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Many sandhill cranes are migrating through Fremont County this spring. Catching a photo of one or two is simple with a little work and knowledge.
The birds ... [more]

Look past the deer's tongue

Apr 5, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Some hunters in the Pavillion area have reported harvesting deer with blue tongues, causing them to be concerned about consuming the animals' meat.
Wyoming ... [more]