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Summer Academy students put physics into practice

Jun 21, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Students in Brian Shultz's Summer Academy learned about physics through the construction of their own model airplanes, model rockets, hot air balloons, ancient ... [more]

Ambulance department revises budget

Jun 21, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The director of Fremont County's ambulance department has proposed a smaller, revised budget for fiscal year 2014 that she says will resolve lingering ... [more]

No one in custody in death of 4-year-old

Jun 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Undersheriff Ryan Lee confirmed Tuesday that no one is in custody related to the April death of 4-year-old Thunder S. Littlethunder Jr. in ... [more]

Reps seek reforms in wild horse program

Jun 21, 2013 - By Scott Sonner, The Associated Press:  Thirty U.S. representatives urged new U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Thursday to make a priority out of reforming the government's wild horse ... [more]

Digest

Jun 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  More fire warnings announced
CHEYENNE -- The fire danger is increasing in southern Wyoming and fire managers are asking people to use caution while ... [more]

Man sentenced for motel arson

Jun 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge in Wyoming has sentenced a Texas man to two years in prison for his role in the 2010 arson that destroyed the main lodge building of ... [more]

Loving summer

Jun 21, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  In our new season, even an empty day can seem full to the brim

Calvin and Hobbes are climbing a tree.
"Is the coast clear?" asks Calvin. "Give me a ... [more]

Obama: Crackdown on leaks makes U.S. safer

Jun 21, 2013 - By Marisa Taylor and Jonathan S. Landay, MCT:  Even before a former U.S. intelligence contractor exposed the secret collection of Americans' phone records, the Obama administration was pressing a ... [more]

'Poltergeist' news item was 'good for a laugh or two'

Jun 21, 2013 - Ian Franklin, Riverton:  Editor:
So now our police and sheriff are supposed to know how to deal with a "poltergeist"? That was the funniest news item of the year when the cops were ... [more]

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]