The Ranger (beta)

Fremont County's Daily Newspaper

News of Riverton, Lander and Fremont County, Wyoming, from the Ranger's award winning journalists.

Ranger Login

Ranger News

Seven fender-benders on same street

Jan 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  Riverton city workers said excess moisture was to blame for several rear-end collisions that took place Wednesday on Main Street downtown.
The incidents ... [more]

Attorney General weighs in on spat over deputy gloves

Jan 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The final word in the Fremont County Commission's long disagreement with Sheriff Skip Hornecker over gloves leaves the situation open for ... [more]

Wyoming lottery bill proposed again

Jan 3, 2013 - MCT:  CHEYENNE -- More than 189 million tickets were sold across the country for the record-setting $587.5 million Powerball jackpot in November.
But Wyoming ... [more]

Today

Jan 3, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
OLSON

Lynn C. Olson, 89, of Riverton, died Monday, Dec. 31, at the Wind River Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Riverton. Funeral ... [more]

Digest

Jan 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Judge says wolf season can resume
BILLINGS, Mont. -- Wolf hunting and trapping can resume near Yellowstone National Park after a Montana judge on ... [more]

Late donations enable drill permit buyout

Jan 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Just last week the transaction looked dead due to a shortage
of funds as the deadline neared.


CHEYENNE -- A conservation group was able to preserve ... [more]

Feds vow to do better with bison info

Jan 3, 2013 - By Matt Volz, The Associated Press:  A wildlife advocacy group sued the federal government in 2012 over delayed responses to public-records requests and a failure to turn over all requested ... [more]

Riverton Art Guild gathers to paint

Jan 2, 2013 - Staff:  Mabel Moroz concentrated on her painting Wednesday morning during the weekly Riverton Art Guild gathering in the Heritage Hall at the Fremont County ... [more]

Today

Jan 2, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
BROWN-SIXFEATHERS

Jedidiah Brown-SixFeathers, 12 days old, died Saturday, Dec. 29, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be at ... [more]

Digest

Jan 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Delegation splits on fiscal cliff deal
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's congressional delegation was divided over the compromise to break the fiscal cliff ... [more]

Training expansion on hold for big B-1, B-52 bombers

Jan 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  If put into effect, the plan could send the huge warplanes over a larger area of Wyoming than is now used for the training.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- An ... [more]

Bill would expand university trustee board to 14 members

Jan 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A proposed bill would expand the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees to include two out-of-state members.
Current state law says the 12 members ... [more]

EPA removing 'bubble bath' cleanup sites around town

Jan 2, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Groundwater cleanup at five locations in downtown Riverton entered a new stage earlier this month. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality removed five ... [more]

'The world exploded': Freakish accident sends deer through window of team bus

Jan 2, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The last day of November 2012 will be a night the girls on the Wind River High School basketball team will never forget.
As they rode the bus back from ... [more]

Man led cops on car chase, then left road and passed out

Jan 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  Matthew G. Snyder, 32, of Alliance, Ohio, remains in custody in Fremont County after he led a local Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper on a 59-mile chase Saturday ... [more]

Nearly $55,000 spent on Bunker Road work

Jan 2, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County spent nearly $55,000 on improvements to Bunker Road since work began on the controversial roadway 15 months ago. 
That figure was one Fremont ... [more]

CWC enrollment dips slightly following recent record high

Jan 2, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College has experienced a decrease in students since reporting record-high enrollment for the 2010-11 school year.
The record head count was ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: December

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  2 - The Fremont County Recreation Board created a tentative renovation plan for the Green Mountain picnic area. The upgrade could be complete by next ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: November

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  2 - A Circuit Court judge said he did not find probable cause to bind over first-degree murder charges against the man accused in the September shooting death ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: October

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  2 - Riverton's 2010 population was bigger than reported initially by the U.S. Census Bureau. The figure now is 10,749, up from 10,615.

2 - Local government ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: September

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  2 - A former star athlete was killed and his father injured severely in a one-vehicle rollover Sept. 1 near Riverton.
Reported killed in the wreck was Shawn ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: August

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  1 - About three acres of forest was charred July 31 after lightning struck an area near South Pass.  

3 - The state legislative judiciary committee's ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: July

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  1 - Concerned citizens and farmers attended a three-hour meeting June 27 to discuss new rule revisions covering leafy greens, raw milk and eggs.

1 - On ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: June

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  1 -- Eddie Wadda, 42, the Eastern Shoshone Tribe's liaison to Gov. Matt Mead's office and a former teacher at Wyoming Indian Elementary School, died in a car ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: May

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  2 - The Wyoming State Board of Education approved Fremont County School District 21's request to be unified into a K-12 education system, paving the way for a ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: April

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  3 - The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees decided to stream its monthly meetings live on the college's website through August.
Vice president for ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: March

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  1 - A Fremont County Sheriff's deputy shot and killed a Pavillion man after responding to a report of a "disturbed, barricaded subject" at a home in the small ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: February

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  1 - The Lander man who authorities said was the driver of a pickup truck that struck and killed an 11-year-old girl was charged with aggravated vehicular ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: January

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  2 - Mitchell James C'Hair Jr., 27, died at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover accident just before noon on 17 Mile Road.

3 - Prosecutors said Gerardo ... [more]

2012: Hudson five top story of the year

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  The bizarre, ongoing saga of a crime in Hudson that started as a simple burglary and ended up a murder conspiracy has been voted the top Fremont County news ... [more]