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Ambulance disagreement settled for now with OK of $2.8M budget

Jul 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After delays amid sometimes heated discussion for several weeks, Fremont County Commissioners have approved a $2.8 million budget for the Fremont County ... [more]

Fremont County Fair: Parade kicks off week of fun, tradition

Jul 28, 2013 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Big crowds and mild temperatures greeted the Fremont County Fair Parade on Saturday morning, the first big event on the public schedule for the 100th fair.
A ... [more]

4-H fashion show participants earn awards

Jul 26, 2013 - Staff:  The annual fashion review was staged in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center ... [more]

Nuway aiding firefighters

Jul 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After 41 years cooking food at more than 90 fires across the country, Harry Reed of Lander served his first meal to a local firefighter on Monday. Reed has ... [more]

Firefighters hope to save historic tree from Hardluck Fire

Jul 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Firefighters are content to let a 1,200-acre wildfire in a central Wyoming forest burn -- except for one particular, dead tree.
The Hardluck Fire is ... [more]

Swift and severe

Jul 26, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The perpetrators of Thursday's break-in and robbery will face stern consequences

An alarming view of an underside of Fremont County life felt the ... [more]

Younger Lander all-stars get big win in opener

Jul 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander 9- and 10-year-old all-star baseball team started the state Little League baseball tournament Wednesday in Laramie with a 16-6 victory against ... [more]

County students listed on UW provost's honor roll

Jul 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming lists 22 students from Fremont County on the 2013 spring semester provost's honor roll.
The provost's honor roll consists of ... [more]

Today

Jul 26, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page five story "Online K-12 school can be a sensible alternative for some families, teachers says" should have ... [more]

Coroner says woman found in canal died of cardiac event

Jul 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Coroner Ed McAuslan says Dajuana Crichton, 55, of rural Riverton, died as the result of a cardiac event Wednesday.
Crichton was found in an irrigation ditch ... [more]

Achievers

Jul 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  Students earn recognition
Eastern Wyoming College has announced the honor rolls for the spring 2012 semester. There were 255 students receiving ... [more]

Second Wind builds playhouse for Habitat for Humanity raffle

Jul 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  Students from the Central Wyoming College Second Wind Program assisted Habitat for Humanity Wind River Country in the construction of a playhouse to be raffled ... [more]

UW names spring graduates

Jul 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Fremont County at the completion of the 2013 spring semester.
The following ... [more]

Rescue workers respond to false request for emergency assistance

Jul 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Search and rescue volunteers "weren't all that impressed" with a man who reportedly made a false request for emergency help Tuesday evening.
The Fremont ... [more]

Riverton 11-12s bounce back; Lander 9-10s still alive at state Little League

Jul 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Hayden Wempen and Jaren Draper combined to throw a two-hitter for the Riverton 11-and 12-year-old all-star baseball team on Thursday in a 6-1 victory over ... [more]

Sorting out the good guys and bad guys in Egypt

Jul 26, 2013 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  The news coming out of Egypt these past couple weeks tells a dramatic story. Millions of Egyptians protested the authoritarianism of a political party that ... [more]

Poll: Americans want curbs on surveillance

Jul 26, 2013 - By David Lightman, McClatchy Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- Americans are fed up with the federal government collecting information on their phone calls, emails and Internet use, and they want curbs on what ... [more]

Raiders get win at district Legion to keep state prospects going

Jul 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Raiders used the arm of Steven Reinig to produce an 8-5 win over the Rawlins Generals in the first game of the American Legion baseball district ... [more]

Damp weather helping Fairfield crews

Jul 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Cooler, damper weather has helped firefighters stop the Fairfield Fire from spreading for two days.
On Thursday morning, the official size was 1,559 acres ... [more]

Digest

Jul 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Trustees meet on salary request
CHEYENNE -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is likely to seek more money for salaries in a new two-year ... [more]

Lubnau to address Republicans on Hill probe

Jul 26, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The Wyoming House Speaker has empaneled a special committee to investigate the state superintendent.

CHEYENNE -- State House Speaker Tom Lubnau will ... [more]

Single-director format for museums is unnecessary and not best way to spend money

Jul 26, 2013 - Patti Anderson, Riverton:  Editor:
Here we go again.
It has only been a few years since the issue of administrative restructure for Fremont County museums failed the last time. It is ... [more]

Robbery suspects still at large; arrests could be made soon

Jul 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The people involved in an armed robbery and separate home break-in Thursday were still at large Friday morning, but officials say a list of potential suspects ... [more]

Autocross comes to CWC campus

Jul 25, 2013 - Staff:  Autocross, a timed single-vehicle race on a closed course, was staged for the first time as a Riverton Rendezvous event at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center ... [more]

Gillette comeback downs Riverton 12-year-olds

Jul 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton is still alive in the double-elimination state tournament.

Gillette shocked Riverton, scoring eight runs in the bottom of the fifth inning ... [more]

Lander 9-10s throttle Gillette at state LL

Jul 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander 9- and 10-year-old all-star baseball team started the state Little League baseball tournament with a 16-6 victory against Gillette.
Wednesday's ... [more]

Today

Jul 25, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
Clemetson

Jerome "Jerry" Clemetson of Riverton died at Riverton Memorial Hospital on Saturday, July 20, 2013. He was 66 years old. Cremation ... [more]

Mary Catherine Harmon

Jul 25, 2013 - Staff:  No services are scheduled for Mary Catherine "Cathy" Harmon, 59, who died July 17, 2013, at her home in Riverton.  Cremation has taken place.
She was born ... [more]

Coal giant Peabody's earnings beat expectations

Jul 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Coal miner Peabody Energy Corp. said Tuesday its second-quarter earnings slid 56 percent because of lower pricing, but the results still handily beat Wall ... [more]

NAPA joins support network for Intrepid Fallen Heroes

Jul 25, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  NAPA Auto Parts stores and NAPA AutoCare centers in Riverton have joined forces in support of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, a non-profit organization that ... [more]