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Hardluck fire has 'very active' day; new flyover planned to determine acreage

Aug 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  An airplane overflight planned for Friday night was called off due to mechanical problems.

Hot, dry weather in the second half of the week permitted ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Aug 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Patrol identifies victims in rollover
CHEYENNE -- The Colorado State Patrol has identified three people from Cheyenne who died in a rollover accident ... [more]

Cody woman takes Ms. Wheelchair America title

Aug 19, 2013 - By Brett French, The Associated Press:  Camouflage and tiaras don't typically mix, but Ashlee Lundvall has found a way to make the unusual combination work.
Lundvall, a 30-year-old Cody resident, ... [more]

Yellowstone fires grow in hot, dry weather

Aug 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Two of five wildfires burning in remote parts of Yellowstone National Park are growing in hot, dry weather.
The fire are still small.
Park ... [more]

The way it was: State fair trio -- 1969

Aug 19, 2013 - Staff:  When the Wyoming State Fair opened in Douglas in August 1969, these three Fremont County girls were there.
Sali Allen of Lander, Margie McIntosh of the rural ... [more]

Comment sought in developing Boysen State Park Master Plan

Aug 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  The public is invited to comment on the existing conditions, current and potential uses and ideas for the management of Boysen State Park through Sept. ... [more]

WSGS releases map showing energy projects around state

Aug 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming State Geological Survey recently released a new interactive map that identifies areas in Wyoming where oil and natural gas projects are slated for ... [more]

BLM and Honor Farm to host wild horse adoption

Aug 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management and the Wyoming Honor Farm will host a wild horse adoption and gentling clinic Aug. 30-31 in Riverton.
Adoptions held this year ... [more]

County to reconsider upkeep of Dubois road

Aug 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Officials say Kingfisher Road's right of way is too narrow for the transportation department to accept for maintenance.

A group of 12 Dubois area ... [more]

U.S. Forest Service bans use of exploding targets in some national forests, grasslands

Aug 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Exploding targets have started at least 16 wildfires since 2012 on Forest Service lands in 8 western states, with 7 of those fires occurring in the Rocky ... [more]

Busy week in roadwork begins Monday

Aug 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  A variety of road maintenance projects around Fremont County will begin Monday with some of the work continuing into September. Officials said motorists should ... [more]

Former CWC drama student makes early mark in the movies

Aug 19, 2013 - By Christina George and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  Central Wyoming College alumnus Devin Sanchez said the education she gained in Riverton has helped her to be successful in the New York City movie ... [more]

Reservation school leaders urge patience by lawmakers

Aug 19, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Superintendents from Fremont County school districts updated the Wyoming Legislature's Joint Education Committee and the Select Committee on Tribal Relations ... [more]

Man takes plea deal in stabbing at Gardens North

Aug 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man has pleaded no contest to aggravated assault for stabbing another man in May at a home in the Gardens North subdivision north of Honor Farm ... [more]

CWC 'success center,' Jackson facility get funding thumbs-up

Aug 19, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Community College Commission is July recommending that the state fund two capital construction projects for Central Wyoming College.
Only some of ... [more]

Runners compete in Brain Drain

Aug 16, 2013 - Staff:  Tiffany Hartpence crossed the finish line Thursday evening at the annual Brain Drain race in Lander at the Wyoming Life Resource Center. Hartpence placed first ... [more]

Season nears end for motocross riders

Aug 16, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton rider Reece Prosser has built a lead in two classes of the High Plains Motorcross Association with one race left on the schedule.
Prosser is first ... [more]

Kindergarteners get a preview of school

Aug 16, 2013 - Staff:  Five-year-old Aspen Park Elementary School kindergartner Thomas Quinn looked back as he walked hand in hand with teacher Terri Bauder during Fremont County ... [more]

Imagining what a biblical America would look like

Aug 16, 2013 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  In many of the recent moral debates in the United States of America, we have heard people call for a return to a more biblical America. With regard to many ... [more]

Today

Aug 16, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page one story "Solid gold history" should have said, "The crew even managed to locate the same Wilfley table ... [more]

UW eclipses previous record with $56 million in private donations

Aug 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming achieved a record year in private giving as the fiscal year closed on June 30. More than $56 million in private gifts eclipsed UW's ... [more]

County photographers win big in Sinks Canyon photo contest

Aug 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  Fremont County photographers pulled out the stops in the 33rd annual Sinks Canyon State Park Photo Contest. Buzzing hummingbirds, frolicking moose, children ... [more]

Dozens enter Rendezvous car show

Aug 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  More than 250 vehicles were shown July 19 in this year's Riverton Rendezvous Friday Night Cruise, and 117 cars and trucks along with 14 motorcycles competed in ... [more]

Rotary names duck race winners

Aug 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Rotary Club launched rubber ducks into the Wind River on Aug. 3 in an effort to raise money to stamp out polio worldwide.
The winners ... [more]

Jackson Jr. got softer fall than he might have

Aug 16, 2013 - The Chicago Tribune:  "I grew up in a house with great expectations. Everything I do has a mark of excellence on it. I did what my community said do -- go to college, get a degree, ... [more]

Riding with the Rangers: Blueberry ice cream, Martha Raye, and a young man named Island

Aug 16, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  At a recent Sunday afternoon reception for former Riverton resident Jan Saban, who gave so much for so long to youth activities in Riverton, visitors got to ... [more]

Happy about Job Corps? Then vote for Sen. Mike Enzi in '14

Aug 16, 2013 - Ken Shandlee, Riverton:  Editor:
Anyone who is happy about the new Job Corps Center coming to Riverton should vote for Mike Enzi for re-election to the Senate.
I have seen Liz ... [more]

Don't wait on a single issue to get motivated for action

Aug 16, 2013 - Bill Johnson, Pinedale:  The biggest question facing us today is not, "should I support the Republicans or the Democrats", but rather "do we still have time to save our country?" In ... [more]

All hands on deck

Aug 16, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Job Corps is happening because local government kept the feds on track

It's an established fact that local government is the most responsive form. ... [more]

Firefighters jump on new wildfire

Aug 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- With resources stretched by wildfires burning in Utah and Idaho, three smokejumpers and a helicopter are working to suppress the latest fire in ... [more]