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Police seek information in Wednesday hit-and-run

Jun 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Police Department is looking for information about a hit-and-run accident that was reported just before 3 p.m. Wednesday in the 1400 block of ... [more]

Officers follow trail of vehicle fluid to suspect who left scene

Jun 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The 20-year-old Riverton man was charged with underage drinking and leaving the site of an accident.

Jordan Weber, 20, of Riverton, was arrested ... [more]

Vehicle department requests tires, raises

Jun 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Tires and raises make up most of a $216,000 increase in the Fremont County Vehicle Maintenance Department's proposed budget for fiscal year 2014.
Department ... [more]

County planning codifies standards for naming roads

Jun 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Planning Department has issued a draft document outlining rules for addresses and road names in unincorporated parts of the county.
"We ... [more]

Area youths have strong showing at rodeo finals

Jun 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The first day of the state high school rodeo finals was a good one for Fremont County cowboys and cowgirls.
After the first go in Douglas, Sierra Spratt of ... [more]

Four from Fremont Co. to compete in Shrine Bowl

Jun 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two Riverton High School and two Dubois High School football players have been temporary teammates this week in preparing for the annual Shrine Bowl in Casper. ... [more]

Shoshoni grad starting for Northeastern at CNFR

Jun 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coralle Spratt quickly showed she is one of the best cowgirls in the nation on the college rodeo level.
The former Shoshoni High School standout made a ... [more]

Raiders drop pair Wednesday to Rawlins Generals

Jun 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Rawlins Generals surprised the Riverton Raiders twice Wednesday night in an American Legion baseball doubleheader at Roy Peck Field.
Rawlins swept ... [more]

CWC guard on track for comeback after bad knee injury ended season

Jun 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Tina Hosea remembers Jan. 30 as her worst nightmare on the basketball court.
The Central Wyoming College freshman women's starting point guard saw her season ... [more]

Riverton Regional Airport board addresses reliability issues, marketing efforts

Jun 6, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Regional Airport board is looking to improve reliability for patrons, but members also are determined to increase marketing efforts to attract ... [more]

Entrances at elementary schools ready for remodel

Jun 6, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees awarded a contract to Yeates Construction of Riverton this week for upcoming remodels at the security ... [more]

Ft. Hood gunman's trial must move ahead, but it needs to be fair as well

Jun 6, 2013 - By The Fort Worth Star-Telegram:  The court-martial of Army Maj. Nidal Hasan on charges of killing 13 people and wounding 32 others at Fort Hood in 2009 has been an exercise in frustration for ... [more]

Lovely people, no doubt, but ...

Jun 6, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  For the better part of a year, I have been eager to write on the subject of local vagrancy that appears so often, both in this paper and within my list of ... [more]

Horsehair theft not too unusual

Jun 6, 2013 - Steve Spruill, Vacaville, Calif.:  Editor:
Recently I noticed an article in The Ranger about horsetail theft. I was surprised that people thought it was strange, and that the reason for it ... [more]

Brain as body part

Jun 6, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The president's mental health remarks bring a longtime Ranger reader to mind

President Obama probably never met Alice List of Riverton, but remarks ... [more]

Digest

Jun 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  State firefighters help New Mexico
CHEYENNE -- A group of Wyoming firefighters is in New Mexico to help with fires there.
Two large fires in northern ... [more]

Lawmakers target school bus safety

Jun 6, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The discussion is being driven by students and staff members at Wind River School District 6, sparked by the 2011 death of an 11-year-old girl as she exited ... [more]

Fourth annual FART takes to county roads Saturday

Jun 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Lander Cycling's fourth annual Fremont Area Road Tour will blow into Lander on Saturday, offering residents a chance to raise money for Injury Prevention ... [more]

Light-pole cameras were temporary traffic counters

Jun 6, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The remaining video cameras from the Wyoming Department of Transportation that were placed along Main Street and Federal Boulevard in Riverton were removed ... [more]

Family: Girl hurt at carnival suffered multiple breaks

Jun 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The 16-year-old girl who was injured Friday at a local carnival suffered multiple fractures to her head according to her grandmother Marge Metcalf of ... [more]

Committee eyes Riverview Road for improvements

Jun 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Revenue from Fremont County's optional 1 percent tax likely will pay for construction on two Riverton-area roads within the next four years.
Officials said ... [more]

Local pros show well at Riverton motocross races on home track

Jun 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton motocross riders Bo Kasper, Jake Lemley, Layne Watson and Sheldon Buckingham all have maneuvered their way into the pro division of the High Plains ... [more]

CWC's Hudson signs on at next level with former CWC coach

Jun 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Montana-State University Billings men's basketball coach Jamie Stevens signed Austin Hudson from Central Wyoming College Rustlers this week to crash the boards ... [more]

Today

Jun 5, 2013 - Staff:  Births
MIKESELL

A son was born to Melissa and Ryan Mikesell, of Riverton, at 4:39 a.m. April 19, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

Roberta (Bobbie) Jean Hewitt

Jun 5, 2013 - Staff:  Roberta (Bobbie) Jean Hewitt died unexpectedly Monday, May 27, 2013, at her home in Lander. She was 46 years old.
A memorial service and celebration of life ... [more]

Matilda Marie Bushyhead

Jun 5, 2013 - Staff:  Matilda Marie Bushyhead died Thursday, May 30, 2013, at Lander Valley Medical Center. She was 65 years old. 
Funeral services were Thursday, June 6, at St. ... [more]

Pricetag of Lander Community Center exceeds estimates

Jun 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The city asked the county to cover the $1 million difference.

Bids for a new Lander Community Center came in $1 million more than early estimates ... [more]

Riverton hosting state mineral and gem show

Jun 5, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Clubs from around Wyoming will meet June 15 and June 16 at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.

The Wyoming state mineral and gem show will be 9 a.m. to 6 ... [more]

Lysite rancher named to Fremont County Fair Board

Jun 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Gloria Philp joins the Fremont County Fair Board just in time to begin preparations for the 100th fair. On May 14, the Fremont County Commission voted to ... [more]

Brew Fest begins Friday

Jun 5, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Lander also will play host to a rugby match and pancake breakfast Saturday.

The 12th annual Brew Fest begins at 5 p.m. Friday at the soccer fields ... [more]