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County, tribes agree on deal for operation of trash transfer sites

Jul 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes are taking over operation of the four solid waste transfer stations on the Wind River Indian Reservation ... [more]

While trooper drove, deputy revived boy who was not breathing

Jul 16, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 4-year-old Kinnear boy stopped breathing after a four-wheeler accident Saturday but survived after being resuscitated by a local deputy.
The child was ... [more]

Denise Fay Piper

Jul 16, 2013 - Staff:  Denise Fay Piper died Friday, July 12, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 30 years old.
Traditional Indian funeral services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Lester Fluckiger

Jul 16, 2013 - Staff:  Lester Fluckiger died Thursday, July 11, 2013, at the home he loved in the Upper Green River Valley. He was 88 years old.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. ... [more]

Riverton triathlon coming up; new running events added to this year's competition list

Jul 15, 2013 - Staff:  Runners, walkers and swimmers from around the region are preparing for the third annual Go Fremont County! Triathlon on Saturday, July 27, in Riverton.
The ... [more]

Tourney time for talented Riverton Little League all-stars

Jul 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  District action starts Wednesday at Ron Saban complexand will finish on Saturday with the title games.

There's power in the lineup as the Riverton ... [more]

Conrad to continue as state senior games head

Jul 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Marty Conrad learned Friday that he will be the president of the Wyoming Senior Olympic Games for one more year.
Conrad became the president in 2011 after ... [more]

Raiders open with split on Douglas field

Jul 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Raiders posted a 1-1 record in the first two days of an American Legion wooden-bat tournament in Douglas.
The Raiders lost to Douglas 7-0 on ... [more]

Runner gets down and dirty in Spartan race at SLC Olympic venue

Jul 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton resident Josh Saltsgaver has a passion for competitive running.
Saltsgaver took it a step farther when he competed in a running course with ... [more]

'No reason' apparent for creating a single director for county museum system

Jul 15, 2013 - Maggie Layton, Riverton:  Editor:
Concerning the proposal to hire one director for the entire Fremont County Museum system, I can see no reason for this plan.
I think our Fremont ... [more]

Fighting the foe of foxtail

Jul 15, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  A visiting relative said it was pretty, but that's not how I see it.

Hordeum jubatum.
It sounds like the name of latest addition to the no-fly list, ... [more]

Can House GOP nix bipartisanship forever?

Jul 15, 2013 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  It's hardly surprising that the final stages of the Senate's immigration debate saw painstaking negotiations on complex border security provisions to assure ... [more]

Wyoming's better way

Jul 15, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Our work on sage grouse protections ought to be a model for the nation

Former Gov. Dave Freudenthal is correct in hoping that Wyoming can keep itself ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jul 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Cheyenne man killed in fall
DURANGO, Colo. -- Authorities have identified a Wyoming man who fell 300 to 400 feet to his death while climbing Jagged ... [more]

James 'Kenny' Morrison

Jul 15, 2013 - Staff:  James "Kenny" Morrison, of Lander, died Monday, July 8, 2013, at the Wyoming Life Resource Center in Lander. He was 85 years old.
Cremation has taken place. A ... [more]

Ruby Lynn Winsor

Jul 15, 2013 - Staff:  Ruby Lynn Winsor, formerly of Lander, died suddenly Wednesday, July 10, 2013. She was 58 years old.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 22, at the Harold ... [more]

The way it was: Street paving -- 1956

Jul 15, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton citizens and civic leaders engaged in an argument for a decade about whether -- and how -- to pave the city's streets.
A plan to "oil" the streets ... [more]

CWC to group resident students in Living-Learning Communities

Jul 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College has many student housing options available for the 2013 fall semester with the added benefit of living among a group that shares ... [more]

Dubois hosting a backyard dance

Jul 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  Mike Hurwitz and the Aimless Drifters of Alta will perform a selection of cowboy blues favorites at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Dunoir Dance Pavilion in the ... [more]

Deputies unable to make 'head or tail' of Atlantic City situation

Jul 15, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Deputies responded to a disorderly situation at about 11:50 p.m. July 3 at the Atlantic City Mercantile.
No one was injured or arrested in the incident, and ... [more]

College finds land for new Lander facility

Jul 15, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College has secured a piece of ground for its new facility in Lander.
Dennis Egge, a project manager with the state's Construction Management ... [more]

Interim ambulance chief named

Jul 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  As of Friday, the Fremont County ambulance department has its interim director.
Lander division supervisor Todd Smith took over the top spot after Fremont ... [more]

Two legs, no arms: Amputee cycling across U.S.

Jul 15, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A custom-made bicycle is helping Hector Picard ride 3,200 miles in 36 days from Miami, Fla., to Spokane, Wash.
Picard of Fort Lauderdale, a double-arm ... [more]

Legislature to proceed on new Hill probe; she vows to 'go the distance'

Jul 15, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  The Wyoming House of Representatives will begin an unprecedented investigation of schools Superintendent Cindy Hill's administration of the state Education ... [more]

Health officials urge people to avoid Lander river

Jul 13, 2013 - Staff:  Unsafe levels of E. coli bacteria have been found in the waters of the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie River in and around Lander, and the Fremont County Health ... [more]

Today

Jul 12, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one story "Rendezvous events to begin" should have said the "Second annual Derby to EradDUCKate Polio is at ... [more]

Hearing delayed for pharmacist

Jul 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Andrew Evans Paxson is charged with stealing $4,800 in narcotics for personal use from a safe at the Lander store where he worked.

A hearing for the ... [more]

Bridge program gives students a head start at CWC

Jul 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College's free Summer Bridge Boot Camp scheduled for Aug. 5-16 will provide incoming students with academic skills to be successful in ... [more]

Center hosts third Youth Ranch Rodeo

Jul 12, 2013 - Staff:  Gaits of Change Equine Center at Whispering Sage Ranch in Riverton had its third annual Youth Ranch Rodeo on June 14. The event was a hit once again for all ... [more]

Riverton man awarded for military service

Jul 12, 2013 - Staff:  A Riverton soldier with the Wyoming Army National Guard recently was awarded for his service and achievements while assigned to B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 300th ... [more]