The Ranger (beta)

Fremont County's Daily Newspaper

News of Riverton, Lander and Fremont County, Wyoming, from the Ranger's award winning journalists.

Ranger Login

Related Content:

Leftover big game licenses sold online

Aug 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has been able to sell thousands of leftover big game licenses quickly and with little hassle thanks to the ... [more]

Post-World War II situation in Ukraine 'begs reflection'

Aug 1, 2013 - Marian Bellinger, Riverton:  Editor:
It's well to remember when drawing out Ukrainians as Nazi guards, are you hearing it right?
Israel protects its Nazi guards who performed all the ... [more]

I love dance, even if I'm not much good

Aug 1, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  Some important things can be accomplished under layers of lace.

Not long ago, I got to attend my youngest sister's dance recital.
It was fun, ... [more]

Riverton team to national softball tournament

Jul 31, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The U.S. Energy girls fastpitch team opened pool play with games on Wednesday.

The Riverton U.S. Energy girls fastpitch team from Riverton finished ... [more]

Krassin ties past world champ

Jul 31, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Tuesday's performance wrapped up two nights of pro rodeo at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.

Lander cowboy Riley Krassin shared the steer wrestling ... [more]

Today

Jul 31, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page one story "Legless skydiver highlight of Rocking the Winds slate in Crowheart" should have said, "The camping ... [more]

Bruce Jacobson benefit scheduled

Jul 31, 2013 - From staff reports:  A benefit auction and dinner for longtime Fremont County rancher Bruce Jacobson will begin at 1 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Wind River Recreation Hall in ... [more]

Think we've got troubles? Look at Europe

Jul 31, 2013 - Tom Lindsey, Cheyenne:  Just as in Washington, most politicians in Europe actually agree on some measures that would help solve their problems -- they just can't make it happen. ... [more]

U.S. has 'caved in to perversion'

Jul 31, 2013 - Tom Lindsey, Cheyenne:  Editor:
Those on whom we depend to ensure justice in, and survival for, our American culture have caved into perversion.
They have betrayed and sabotaged the ... [more]

Making the mail

Jul 31, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  We'll post our deadline performance on this page every day, starting now

We wrote earlier this year about a change in the post office's new deadline ... [more]

Digest

Jul 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Charter school purchase OK'd
CHEYENNE -- The state Building Commission has approved spending up to $4 million to purchase a building in Laramie for a ... [more]

Grizzly moved to remote area in Teton Park

Jul 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  MOOSE -- Wildlife managers have captured and relocated a young grizzly bear that had been frequenting a campground in Grand Teton National Park.
The 212-pound ... [more]

Poll finds most in state would support gun background checks

Jul 31, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- Only one in three Wyoming residents oppose a proposal to extend background checks to all gun sales, according to a recent statewide poll.
A survey ... [more]

Hypnotist says it is more than a show

Jul 31, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  In his first-ever performance at the Fremont County Fair, hypnotist Michael Mezmer guided a group of volunteers into a trance to the delight of onlookers. ... [more]

Around the fair: Fremont County Fair news for July 31

Jul 31, 2013 - Staff:  Here's something you don't see often at a rodeo -- a reride offer after a first-place ride. When the gate swung open for Jade Blackwell's saddle-bronc ride on a ... [more]

Smell during routine traffic stop leads to felony charges

Jul 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Deputies confiscated more than five pounds of marijuana and two ounces of psilocybin mushrooms during a routine traffic stop in Riverton this month.
The ... [more]

New CWC Health/Science Center elevates class offerings

Jul 31, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College biology professor Steve McAllister says the new Health/Science Center on campus represents "quantum improvement" over the school's ... [more]

Homicide will not be prosecuted, county attorney determines

Jul 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett said criminal liability could not be placed on any one person in the death of 4-year-old Thunder Littlethunder Jr. of ... [more]

Owen R. Westlake

Jul 31, 2013 - Staff:  Owen R. Westlake, of Riverton, died Friday, July 19, 2013, at his home. He was 65 years old.
Per his request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service ... [more]

Todd Callies

Jul 30, 2013 - Staff:  Todd Callies, of Casper, died Thursday, July 25, 2013. He was 41 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. ... [more]

Irrigation water overwhelms park pond

Jul 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  An overflow of water created a temporary swamp Monday at Jaycee Park that had diminished by Tuesday morning.
Riverton parks department superintendent Joel ... [more]

County cagers score for both sides in North-South contest

Jul 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The South beat the North 85-77 on Saturday night.

Wyoming Indian High School boys basketball coach Craig Ferris drew up a good game plan to lift ... [more]

Volunteers do their good work everywhere you look

Jul 30, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Seems like July may be the month of the volunteer. That's a good thing.
Everywhere we've turned this month, it has been refreshing to see folks helping folks. ... [more]

Past CWC cowboy leads at PRCA rodeo

Jul 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The two-day rodeo wraps up Tuesday night at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.

Two-time world saddle bronc champion Cody Wright made his 75-point ride ... [more]

Today

Jul 30, 2013 - Staff:  Births
FRANCOM

A son was born to Alexiss Francom and Jeremy Francom, of Lander, at 4:10 p.m. June 28, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

Around the fair

Jul 30, 2013 - Staff:  The Westernaires precision equestrian team performed Saturday in Dubois, but it wasn't the only quick-stepping horse-and-rider group on display over the ... [more]

Dogs win ribbons and fans at fair

Jul 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  While the regular neighborhood dog may bark late into the night, other pooches are trained to speak only when ordered.
That trick, along with many others, ... [more]

Fairfield Fire fully contained; south side of highway reopens

Jul 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Officials said the Fairfield Fire was 100 percent contained Sunday, and on Monday the south side of Sinks Canyon Road reopened, including area ... [more]

Legless skydiver a highlight of Rocking the Winds slate in Crowheart

Jul 30, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The third annual Rocking the Winds Green Beret fundraiser is scheduled for Aug 1-4 at the Grizzly Rock Ranch near Crowheart.
The event was created as a way ... [more]

Hereford murder trial begins at county courthouse

Jul 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  On the opening day of the trial of a Lander man for rape and murder, prosecutors said they would prove all the charges. The defense attorney tried to poke ... [more]