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Sierra Club sues feds over shale development

Jul 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The action includes Wyoming and two other shale states.

SALT LAKE CITY -- The federal government is being sued for opening up parts of the Rocky ... [more]

Raymond A. Fortuna

Jul 28, 2013 - Staff:  Raymond Anthony Fortuna was born Nov. 28, 1934, in Rock Springs and died Wednesday, July 24, 2013, in Riverton.
He graduated from Reliance High School in 1953 ... [more]

Bernard Thomas Sinclair

Jul 28, 2013 - Staff:  B. "Tom" Sinclair of Lander died Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Lander Regional Medical Center of natural causes. 
He was 88 years old.
A celebration of life was ... [more]

DaJuana Crichton

Jul 28, 2013 - Staff:  DaJuana Crichton of Riverton died at Riverton Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. She was 55 years old.
Cremation has taken place, as were her ... [more]

The way it was: Rodeo queens -- 1945

Jul 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  The closest thing to the Fremont County Fair in 1945 was the summertime pro rodeo in Riverton, reflecting an interruption in traditional fair activities ... [more]

Digest

Jul 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  Chip sealing begins on U.S. 26/287
Chip sealing of more than 22 miles of U.S. 26/287 between Dubois and Diversion Dam was scheduled to begin ... [more]

Volunteers to drink alcohol, drive simulator in 'Wet Lab' experiment

Jul 28, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  In an effort to raise awareness about the effects of drinking and driving, Injury Prevention Resources will host a large-scale, public "Wet Lab" from 9 a.m. to ... [more]

Humanities council to sponsor fall reading series

Jul 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Humanities Council will sponsor "Reading Wyoming," its community-based book discussion series, in Riverton as well as Guernsey, Lusk, Pine Bluffs, ... [more]

Select committee praises county, tribes for contract

Jul 28, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Select Committee on Tribal Relations received an update July 16 on the solid waste contract recently agreed upon by the Northern Arapaho and Eastern ... [more]

Atlantic City hosting an Open House, Art Walk

Jul 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  The day's events include live music, a coloring contest, free self-guided tours and a poker run.

Atlantic City will host its seventh annual ... [more]

Spitter faces felony charges for incident with deputies

Jul 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The man who spit on Fremont County Detention Center staff after being arrested for stealing a truck in Riverton now faces two felony assault charges in ... [more]

Ambulance disagreement settled for now with OK of $2.8M budget

Jul 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After delays amid sometimes heated discussion for several weeks, Fremont County Commissioners have approved a $2.8 million budget for the Fremont County ... [more]

Fremont County Fair: Parade kicks off week of fun, tradition

Jul 28, 2013 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Big crowds and mild temperatures greeted the Fremont County Fair Parade on Saturday morning, the first big event on the public schedule for the 100th fair.
A ... [more]

4-H fashion show participants earn awards

Jul 26, 2013 - Staff:  The annual fashion review was staged in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center ... [more]

Nuway aiding firefighters

Jul 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After 41 years cooking food at more than 90 fires across the country, Harry Reed of Lander served his first meal to a local firefighter on Monday. Reed has ... [more]

Firefighters hope to save historic tree from Hardluck Fire

Jul 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Firefighters are content to let a 1,200-acre wildfire in a central Wyoming forest burn -- except for one particular, dead tree.
The Hardluck Fire is ... [more]

Swift and severe

Jul 26, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The perpetrators of Thursday's break-in and robbery will face stern consequences

An alarming view of an underside of Fremont County life felt the ... [more]

Younger Lander all-stars get big win in opener

Jul 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander 9- and 10-year-old all-star baseball team started the state Little League baseball tournament Wednesday in Laramie with a 16-6 victory against ... [more]

County students listed on UW provost's honor roll

Jul 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming lists 22 students from Fremont County on the 2013 spring semester provost's honor roll.
The provost's honor roll consists of ... [more]

Today

Jul 26, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page five story "Online K-12 school can be a sensible alternative for some families, teachers says" should have ... [more]

Coroner says woman found in canal died of cardiac event

Jul 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Coroner Ed McAuslan says Dajuana Crichton, 55, of rural Riverton, died as the result of a cardiac event Wednesday.
Crichton was found in an irrigation ditch ... [more]

Achievers

Jul 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  Students earn recognition
Eastern Wyoming College has announced the honor rolls for the spring 2012 semester. There were 255 students receiving ... [more]

Second Wind builds playhouse for Habitat for Humanity raffle

Jul 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  Students from the Central Wyoming College Second Wind Program assisted Habitat for Humanity Wind River Country in the construction of a playhouse to be raffled ... [more]

UW names spring graduates

Jul 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Fremont County at the completion of the 2013 spring semester.
The following ... [more]

Rescue workers respond to false request for emergency assistance

Jul 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Search and rescue volunteers "weren't all that impressed" with a man who reportedly made a false request for emergency help Tuesday evening.
The Fremont ... [more]

Riverton 11-12s bounce back; Lander 9-10s still alive at state Little League

Jul 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Hayden Wempen and Jaren Draper combined to throw a two-hitter for the Riverton 11-and 12-year-old all-star baseball team on Thursday in a 6-1 victory over ... [more]

Sorting out the good guys and bad guys in Egypt

Jul 26, 2013 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  The news coming out of Egypt these past couple weeks tells a dramatic story. Millions of Egyptians protested the authoritarianism of a political party that ... [more]

Poll: Americans want curbs on surveillance

Jul 26, 2013 - By David Lightman, McClatchy Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- Americans are fed up with the federal government collecting information on their phone calls, emails and Internet use, and they want curbs on what ... [more]

Raiders get win at district Legion to keep state prospects going

Jul 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Raiders used the arm of Steven Reinig to produce an 8-5 win over the Rawlins Generals in the first game of the American Legion baseball district ... [more]

Damp weather helping Fairfield crews

Jul 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Cooler, damper weather has helped firefighters stop the Fairfield Fire from spreading for two days.
On Thursday morning, the official size was 1,559 acres ... [more]