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Riverton council field grows; one day left to file

May 31, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The race for the Riverton City Council Ward 2 seat heated up Wednesday with the incumbent and a former councilwoman filing for the office.
Councilman Todd ... [more]

Today

May 30, 2012 - Staff:  Correction
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page seven community calendar item "Lander Days Street Celebration" was listed under the incorrect date. The event ... [more]

Digest

May 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Body found in submerged car
GILLETTE -- Authorities say a 48-year-old man who was reported missing Sunday night has been found dead in a submerged car ... [more]

Mead asks feds to expedite delisting of grizzly bears

May 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is calling on the federal government to end federal protections for grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone area.
Mead ... [more]

Fair's Spring Spectacular offers carnival, rodeo, livestock

May 30, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Fairgrounds is hosting the Spring Spectacular this week, offering dizzying rides, tasty food and youth performing in a rodeo and showing off ... [more]

Dozens listen at alcohol forum

May 30, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A forum on public intoxication in Fremont County drew more than 60 participants, including medical professionals, police officers, politicians, business owners ... [more]

Faculty retirements, transfers approved

May 30, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Six longtime employees of Fremont School District 25 will be retiring from the Riverton schools with the end of the academic year on Thursday, May ... [more]

Candidates in Hudson, Shoshoni file for election

May 30, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A handful of candidates have submitted their application for office with two days to go until the filing period closes for the primary election in ... [more]

Pavillion-area water users to hear options

May 30, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  State officials are inviting discussion in the Pavillion area concerning proposals to deliver clean drinking water to residents several miles east of town ... [more]

Hudson suspect seeks plea deal, would testify against others

May 30, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  One of the five suspects charged in the Hudson double homicide in November is agreeing to a lower prison sentence in exchange for cooperation in future court ... [more]

Today

May 29, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
GORDON

Memorial services for James H. "Scotty" Gordon, 88, who died Thursday, May 24, 2012, at his home in Shoshoni, were Tuesday, May 29, at ... [more]

Digest

May 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Barrasso announces run
CHEYENNE -- Sen. John Barrasso has announces his bid for re-election.
The junior Republican senator from Wyoming made the ... [more]

State nears 1 million acres set aside for elk assistance

May 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS -- Wyoming elk may look a lot happier now that the state has conserved more land for wildlife than any other state in the country.
The Wyoming Rocky ... [more]

U.S. considers returning memorial to Philippines

May 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The future of a Cheyenne war memorial is again in question.
The U.S. Department of Defense is conducting a new review of the long-standing request ... [more]

No candidates registered since Friday

May 29, 2012 - Staff:  No new candidates for public office had filed as of noon Tuesday with municipal, county and state election authorities.
U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, who made his ... [more]

Man's sentencing complicated by deportation

May 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  About four years ago, at age 17, Erik Jovanny Ochoa-Pena moved to Lander after running away from Mexico to escape domestic violence inflicted on his mother at ... [more]

Cheers, warm words for RHS grads

May 29, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  There have been tailgate parties, homecoming dances, football games and harsh sunburns after long track meets.
These are just a few memories senior Kayla ... [more]

Former Riverton couple killed on way to Casper

May 29, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Two former Riverton residents were killed in a fiery, two-vehicle, head-on collision early Sunday morning while returning home to Casper after visiting friends ... [more]

Commissioners echo worries of residents on new trash hours

May 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners plan to send a letter to the solid waste district outlining their concerns with the severely limited hours of operation approved ... [more]

Enzi leads effort on bison as 'national mammal'

May 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Western lawmakers want to elevate the Plains bison to a status similar to that of the iconic bald eagle with legislation to declare the ... [more]

William, Emma top baby names in state last year

May 27, 2012 - Staff:  "William" zoomed to the top of the list for Wyoming's most popular boy baby names in 2011, joined by "Emma" as the number one choice for girls, according to ... [more]

Explore the Red Desert on a guided day-long tour this summer

May 27, 2012 - Staff:  The Red Desert may seem boring to some just driving by on the highway in southwestern Wyoming.
John Mionczynski, who lives in Atlantic City, wants to change ... [more]

Dubois gets grant to clean up sawmill

May 27, 2012 - Staff:  The Town of Dubois is receiving a $200,000 U.S. Environ-mental Protection Agency grant to clean the Dubois Sawmill site on Absaroka Drive.
The agency on May ... [more]

Attention on new school in Shoshoni

May 27, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A group of Shoshoni residents are holding an informational meeting next week concerning the progress of the new school building.
Dawn Marie Thacker said many ... [more]

Tribal college graduates get cultural degrees

May 27, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Karen Smith decided to enrolled at the Wind River Tribal College in Ethete to learn about the Northern Arapaho's rich culture.
"I started taking Arapaho ... [more]

Digest

May 27, 2012 - Staff:  Togwotee work takes holiday
Construction on the Togwotee Trail corridor stopped at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 25, and will resume at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, May ... [more]

Bid awarded on next phase of bleachers for RHS field

May 27, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Mid-Valley Construction of Riverton was the lowest bidder on construction of the new concession stand and restroom facility under the bleachers at Wolverine ... [more]

17 Mile Road improvement project more than $2M short

May 27, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is concerned about a shortfall of more than $2 million needed for the 17 Mile Road reconstruction project.
Commissioners heard ... [more]

Cooking up a life together

May 27, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Blind couple finds love and unity in the kitchen

Jared Bears has never seen his wife.
But he thinks she is pretty, even beautiful, and amazing.
He ... [more]

At cemetery, volunteers place flags for the fallen

May 27, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Gary Letchworth showed up early Saturday morning to place American flags on the graves of fallen soldiers because he loves his country.
The post commander for ... [more]