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Crouch and Haggerty married May 5

Jun 21, 2013 - Staff:  Jessica Lynn Crouch and Douglas John Haggerty were married Sunday, May 5, at Grasso Gardens, a private residence in Vancouver, Wash. The Rev. Scott Paulson ... [more]

Wolpert, Michel to marry

Jun 21, 2013 - Staff:  Joe and Barb of Riverton are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Olivia Wolpert of Laramie to Stephen Michel of Laramie.
The future bride is ... [more]

Clemetson, Jones to wed July 12

Jun 21, 2013 - Staff:  Kim and Cory Clemetson of Riverton are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Tess Clemetson of Riverton to Jonathan Jones of Broken Bow, Neb. ... [more]

County students named to UW president's honor roll

Jun 21, 2013 - Staff:  The University of Wyoming lists 27 students from Fremont County on the 2013 spring semester president's honor roll.
The president's honor roll consists of ... [more]

Cassidy L. Cooper

Jun 21, 2013 - Staff:  Cassidy L. Cooper died Saturday, June 15, 2013, in Riverton. She was 6 years old.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, June 24, at the First Presbyterian ... [more]

UW golfer Joe Hearn on the way to a million-dollar year

Jun 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming director of golf Joe Jensen always believed that former Wyoming golfer David Hearn could make it on the PGA Tour.
And it ... [more]

Trinity Lutheran School hosts end-of-year program

Jun 21, 2013 - Staff:  Trinity Lutheran School students performed "The Old Gray Mare" at their annual end of school program in May. From left, Tylynn McDonald, Bergen McCormick, ... [more]

Happy Fathers Day: Riverton baseball team wins Nebraska tour

Jun 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Regulators pounded the baseball all tournament long on their to winning the Under-12 Father's Day Classic title Sunday in Scottsbluff, Neb.
The ... [more]

Rita 'Nanuck' Smock

Jun 21, 2013 - Staff:  Rita "Nanuck" Smock, of Riverton, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at her home. She was 76 years old.
Per her request, cremation has taken place. A memorial ... [more]

Today

Jun 21, 2013 - Staff:  Births
CHARGING CROW

A son was born to Allison Quiver, of Fort Washakie, at 1:37 a.m. June 11, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, ... [more]

Rough night for Raiders in Cody twinbill

Jun 20, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Cody made the routine defensive play that the Riverton Raiders couldn't in sweeping an American Legion doubleheader Wednesday at Roy Peck Field.
The Cody ... [more]

Rustler woman post top GPA in juco basketball

Jun 20, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Posting a cumulative GPA of 3.52, CWC won the award on Wednesday from the National Junior College Athletic Association.

The 2012-13 Central Wyoming ... [more]

Today

Jun 20, 2013 - Staff:  Births
ARTHUR

A son was born to Jessie M. Arthur, of Arapahoe, at 6:09 p.m. June 11, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds. ... [more]

John D. White Feather

Jun 20, 2013 - Staff:  John D. White Feather died Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Sloan Hospital in Denver. He was 45 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 22, ... [more]

Wild Bill's Chuck Wagon sets up downtown

Jun 20, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Wild Bill's Chuck Wagon has parked itself outside the Odd Fellows Hall in Riverton to serve up a variety of dishes to the hungry patron.
The mobile kitchen ... [more]

Agencies give tips on finance management at business roundtable

Jun 20, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Wind River Development Fund came together again to have their last business roundtable of the spring season. ... [more]

Chris Peck named associate editor of The Ranger

Jun 20, 2013 - Staff:  A nationally acclaimed newspaperman with roots in Fremont County has joined The Ranger's masthead.
Chris Peck has been named associate editor of Fremont ... [more]

I'll take the Riverton way

Jun 20, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  To Sinatrafy it, this town is my kinda town

We spent Fathers Day in Lander. We ate cheese-wheels, visited the Sinks, and let the children play at ... [more]

Reserve the empty city lot for downtown parking space

Jun 20, 2013 - Diane Porter, Riverton:  Editor:
I wish the City of Riverton would rethink the idea of spending big bucks on the empty lot on Main Street for a park.
One day I couldn't find a ... [more]

U.S. has a good case for arming the rebels in Syria

Jun 20, 2013 - The Chicago Tribune:  The Syrian rebels battling President Bashar Assad's forces are on the ropes. They've lost one strategic city and may be on the brink of losing a stronghold in ... [more]

A role for the ages

Jun 20, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  James Gandolfini and Tony Soprano

Forget that "Sopranos" reunion. Tony has been whacked.
Every actor dreams of the great role, the chance to play a ... [more]

Digest

Jun 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Fire danger rising in hot days
JACKSON -- Agency fire managers say the fire danger is increasing in northwestern Wyoming and they're asking the public ... [more]

Court says bison transfer legal

Jun 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Judge Mike McGrath ruled that the relocation program was a "reasoned and viable" alternative to past practices involving Yellowstone bison.

BILLINGS, ... [more]

Federal fire prevention funds cut as fires rage

Jun 20, 2013 - By Mead Gruver and Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press:  U.S. Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming is sponsoring a budget amendment to restore $100 million in funding for firef­ighting.

As the West battles one ... [more]

After release of critical report, Hill impeachment discussed

Jun 20, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The prospect of impeaching state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill is being discussed by some lawmakers in the wake of an inquiry into state Department of ... [more]

Stolen truck wrecked; man treated, arrested

Jun 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  Michael L. Townsend, 26, of Rawlins, was arrested for possession of stolen property and driving under suspension Monday after he crashed a Napa Auto Parts ... [more]

Winds down tree; fire risk growing

Jun 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The National Weather Service office issued a hazardous weather outlook Thursday for the Wind River Basin, where dry and breezy conditions are expected to ... [more]

Teens in fatal wreck both had 'DNR' written on their arms

Jun 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Highway Patrol officials confirmed Wednesday that the Wisconsin teens involved in a fatal car crash last week near Hudson had the letters "DNR" written ... [more]

Car's driver hospitalized after wreck, gunshot wound

Jun 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 33-year-old Kinnear woman was still in the hospital Wednesday after being involved in a one-vehicle collision this weekend in rural Fremont County.
Reports ... [more]

Council reverses, OKs Walmart liquor license

Jun 20, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has overturned its original vote and approved a retail liquor license transfer from the China Panda restaurant to Walmart.
China ... [more]