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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]

Shrine Club announces winners of circus parade

Jul 12, 2013 - Staff:  The Fremont County Shrine Club hosted its annual children's circus parade June 26 in Riverton. The first-place winners in the costume contest were:
5 and ... [more]

Bad performance by Congress hurts Americans

Jul 12, 2013 - By The Miami Herald:  Lawmakers return to work on Capitol Hill this week, but the record of the 113th Congress so far offers little hope that they can make progress -- on ... [more]

It's a different day

Jul 12, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  The last of my elder generation is gone

My mother-in-law died a few days ago, and the umbrella closed.
The umbrella held in the well-calloused hands ... [more]

Obama 'couldn't be president of a dog fight if a cat was sponsor'

Jul 12, 2013 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Editor:
Obama better leave Medicare and Social Security alone. It is not his money in the first place.
Obama wants to send weapons to Syria what's he going ... [more]

Progress in the park

Jul 12, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  As discussions continue, how the park's biggest users are treated is important

A good bit of useful discussion has taken place over the past year or ... [more]

Digest

Jul 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Yellowstone hits 1 million already
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- The number of people visiting Yellowstone National Park so far this year has topped 1 ... [more]

Australian gets 70-month term for bank heist

Jul 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge in Wyoming handed down a nearly six-year prison sentence to an Australian man who says he robbed a Jackson bank so he could give ... [more]

Sponsor of 'Hill Bill' petition effort suing secretary of state

Jul 12, 2013 - By Trevor Brown, MCT News Service:  CHEYENNE -- The lead sponsor of the failed petition drive seeking to repeal Senate File 104 is seeking another chance to challenge the new law.
Jennifer Young ... [more]

Legislators weigh further action on superintendent

Jul 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming legislative leaders are considering a request to investigate schools Superintendent Cindy Hill's administration of the state Education ... [more]

Fall caused Monday death, says coroner

Jul 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials have determined that Audrey Arguello, 49, of Riverton, died Monday of a subdural hematoma as the result of an accidental fall.
Medical references ... [more]

Man's death not accidental, but no proof seen of Russian roulette

Jul 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton Police Department chief Mike Broadhead addressed speculation Thursday that Juan Carlos Galvan, 22, of Riverton, died during a game of Russian ... [more]

Commissioners finalize budget for fiscal year 2014

Jul 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The county made few changes after a public hearing Monday.

Fremont County commissioners made few changes to their proposed budget after hearing ... [more]

Man arrested on suspicion of involvement in 'string of crimes'

Jul 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  Billy Napier, 20, of Riverton, was arrested for driving under the influence at about 4 a.m. Thursday, reportedly after being involved in two traffic accidents ... [more]

Trial date set for meth suspects

Jul 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  All four pleaded not guilty

Four defendants in May's countywide meth bust have a trial set for Sept. 16.
They all pleaded not guilty to the ... [more]

Riverton team ready for state girls softball

Jul 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The teams in the Under-18 division this year U.S. Energy of Riverton, Central Wyoming Fusion, the Gillette Camels, Cheyenne Extreme and the Cheyenne ... [more]

Four from county heading for high school finals rodeo

Jul 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three Fremont County cowgirls and one cowboy are making final preparations for the National High School Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs.
The rodeo starts this ... [more]

Christopher 'Chris' Davidson

Jul 12, 2013 - Staff:  Christopher "Chris" Davidson, formerly of Lander, died Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at his home in Aberdeen, S.D. He was 37 years old.
Cremation has taken place, ... [more]

Gose carries state flag at national games

Jul 11, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The longtime Riverton physician competes later this month at the 2013 National Senior Games in Cleveland.

Roger Gose of Riverton has been selected to ... [more]

Raiders edge Lovell 10-9

Jul 11, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton fell 8-6 in the second game of a doubleheader in which both games were played with wooden bats in advance of a wooden-bat tournament Friday through ... [more]

Today

Jul 11, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
MANZANARES

Joseph Arthur "Art" Manzanares, 64, formerly of Fremont County, died Monday, July 8, at his home. Memorial services will be at 1 ... [more]

Gold Rush begins Saturday

Jul 11, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The South Pass City State Historic Site will host the annual Gold Rush Days celebration from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 125 South Pass Ave. The ... [more]

Riverton man on new state lottery board

Jul 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Several newly appointed members of the board of the Wyoming Lottery Corporation say it's too early in the process to tell whether the state will ... [more]

Dubois business assists in decoy construction

Jul 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has a new elk decoy thanks to the Wyoming Association of Taxidermy Artists, the Wyoming Wild Sheep Foundation and Boy ... [more]