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Guilty plea in sex assault; no sentence yet

Sep 9, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man has pleaded guilty to one felony count of third-degree sexual assault and one count of misdemeanor sexual battery as part of an agreement with ... [more]

Commissioners to discuss safety fixes for court building

Sep 9, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Various state and county officials toured the former High Plains Power office building last week as a potential site for a new Riverton court building.
The ... [more]

Pilot Petersen turns in his wings

Sep 9, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The Hudson resident has given rides to hundreds over the years through the Young Eagle program.

After 14 years of ownership, Hudson resident Bob ... [more]

Special election turnout 'low,' says county clerk

Sep 9, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Turnout for the Sept. 11 special mail-ballot election was about 41 percent as of Friday, compared to 55 percent in the Aug. 21 contest. The special election is ... [more]

Today

Sep 7, 2012 - Staff:  Births
THAYER-JONES

A son was born to Codi Thayer-Jones, of Riverton, at 10:52 p.m. June 12, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, ... [more]

UW president says he will retire next year

Sep 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan announced Thursday that he will retire next year, ending a career of more than 30 years at the ... [more]

Digest

Sep 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Fraud suspect vanishes
POWELL -- A former CEO charged with defrauding a Wyoming hospital of nearly $848,000 disappeared three weeks before his trial ... [more]

Amid legal threat, UW and CSU prepare to sell Y Cross

Sep 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two former governors of Colorado and Wyoming are scheduled to unseal bids in November for a vast ranch in southeast Wyoming while the woman who ... [more]

Cutthroat trout relocated to Big Horn Mountains

Sep 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BIGHORN NATIONAL FOREST -- The scene could have been in a period film -- a handful of men wrapping rope around a mule to secure metal tanks to the ... [more]

District 2 incumbent names trash disposal as a key issue

Sep 7, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission District 2 incumbent Dennis Christensen said cooperation and communication with the solid waste board is key to resolving challenges ... [more]

Allen says solid waste district must listen to the residents

Sep 7, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission District 2 Republican hopeful Larry Allen said the solid waste district must pay attention to complaints from the public as a way to ... [more]

Meeting the Wolverines

Sep 7, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School students participating in activities and sports this semester had a chance to tell the community about their plans for the year during ... [more]

Solid waste faces lawsuit threat over reservation contract

Sep 7, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The district voted in June to start a six-month termination notice on its trash disposal agreement with the tribes.

The Fremont County Solid Waste ... [more]

Today

Sep 6, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
SCOTT

Carol M. Scott, 71, formerly of Lander, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at her residence in McAllen, Texas. Private memorial services will ... [more]

Parasite cited for deaths of fish in Snake River

Sep 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Biologists blame a parasite for killing dozens of fish in the Snake River and some of its tributaries in eastern Idaho.
The dead fish are mountain ... [more]

Digest

Sep 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Man sentenced in kidnapping
CASPER -- A man convicted of kidnapping a Wyoming woman and forcing her to drive him to Montana has been sentenced to 31 to ... [more]

Ponzi schemer sentenced; had victims in Wyoming

Sep 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  SANTA FE, N.M. -- A federal judge Wednesday sentenced Ponzi schemer Doug Vaughan to 12 years in prison, saying the disgraced real estate executive's scheme that ... [more]

West Nile rate lower in state than nationally

Sep 6, 2012 - By Becky Orr, MCT News Service:  CHEYENNE -- Although a record number of West Nile virus cases has been reported nationwide, Wyoming's numbers are low.
As of Wednesday, the U.S. Centers for ... [more]

Museum board member quits after dismissal of Lander director

Sep 6, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission met behind closed doors to discuss last week's termination of Pioneer Museum director Carol Thiesse.
Following the 30-minute ... [more]

RHS goal: Every senior applies for college admission

Sep 6, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Aaron Taylor's goal this year at Riverton High School is to ensure that every graduating senior fills out an application for continuing education after ... [more]

Alpine Lake Fire flames now visible

Sep 6, 2012 - From staff reports:  Flames from the Alpine Lake Fire above Fort Washakie are now visible along the front of the Wind River Range in the area of Bull Lake Reservoir, according to ... [more]

Second body recovered from dam

Sep 6, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Search and rescue crews recovered the body of 18-year-old Theron Quiver, of Ethete, from Washakie Dam at about 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Quiver was one of two people ... [more]

Day care flap flares again; no motion to reconsider vote

Sep 6, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Day care owner Jennifer Person asked Riverton City Council members Tuesday to reconsider her day care license that was denied Aug. 21.
"I would like to thank ... [more]

Today

Sep 5, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the page A-5 story "Fremont County libraries offer longer business hours" should have said the libraries in Lander and ... [more]

Digest

Sep 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Truck crash kills couple
BUFFALO -- Two people are dead after a heavily loaded semi-trailer lost its brakes on a steep slope on the eastern flanks of ... [more]

Out-of-state businesses show increasing interest in Wyoming

Sep 5, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The number of out-of-state businesses looking at locating in Wyoming has doubled over the past two fiscal years, according to a report from the ... [more]

Mountain lion spotted in Lander

Sep 5, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials confirmed a mountain lion sighting at a downtown business in Lander early Wednesday morning.
"The whereabouts of the mountain lion are unknown at ... [more]

Search and rescue recovers body from Washakie Dam

Sep 5, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County rescue workers recovered the body of Chelsea Friday, 22, of Ethete, Tuesday from the Washakie Dam about nine miles west of Fort Washakie. ... [more]

Drought takes toll on hay

Sep 5, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Fremont County growers are getting mixed results out of their crops while hay production is forecast to be among the lowest in decades.
According to an Aug. ... [more]

County to plan talks on building fairgrounds at Major site

Sep 5, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners on Tuesday said they want to host a series of meetings to elicit the public's desire for a new fairgrounds on agricultural land in ... [more]