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

Ranger News

New official hired to take charge of work safety

May 24, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead announced Wednesday the state is hiring a veteran public health official from New Mexico to continue the push to reduce ... [more]

Digest

May 24, 2012 - Associated Press:  Ranch deal to be discussed
CHEYENNE (AP) -- The University of Wyoming and Colorado State University presidents intend to meet soon to talk about plans ... [more]

Man who endured tragedy speaks Thursday night

May 24, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  When Ridley Barron and his family of four loaded their car to return home to Broxton, Ga., from vacationing in Hilton Head, S.C., no one dreamed their lives ... [more]

Driver fell asleep before fatal wreck, says patrol

May 24, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Highway Patrol reported Thursday morning that a driver fell asleep at the wheel, resulting in last week's one-vehicle rollover near Shoshoni that ... [more]

Suspended sentence and probation for Rico-Holguin

May 24, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A judge placed Riverton restaurant owner Gerardo Rico-Holguin on five years of supervised probation with a suspended prison sentence after saying the evidence ... [more]

On the Black Angus trail

May 24, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Ranchers tour cattle operations in Fremont County

Ranchers and others interested in the Black Angus cattle business converged via the Wyoming Beef ... [more]

Former assessor runs for House

May 24, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  After retiring from public office in 2010, former Fremont County Assessor Eileen Oakley is seeking the Republican nomination for the House District 54 seat in ... [more]

Library program helps youth offenders minimize exposure to legal system

May 23, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Branch Library has taken advantage of the power of literature with a new program, Changing Lives through Literature -- an alternative program to ... [more]

Today

May 23, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
CHRISTOPHERSON

Carl H. Christopherson, 81, of Shoshoni, died Sunday, May 20. A memorial service is at 11 a.m. Friday, May 25, at the Church of ... [more]

Digest

May 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Path segment to link park bike routes
JACKSON -- Bicyclists will soon be able to ride more than 20 miles on a pathway connecting Jackson and Jenny Lake ... [more]

State jobless rate steady at 5.3 percent

May 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The unemployment rate in Wyoming held steady at 5.3 percent from March to April.
The rate is down from 6 percent a year ago and remains well below ... [more]

Budget cuts could cost 80 to 125 jobs at UW

May 23, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The University of Wyoming would lose 80 to 125 faculty and staff positions under proposed budget cuts submitted to Gov. Matt Mead on Tuesday, but UW ... [more]

Slaughterhouse for horse meat proposed in Riverton area

May 23, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  A plan to open a horse slaughterhouse, similar to projects which have sparked controversy in other states, has been proposed for Riverton.
State Rep. Sue ... [more]

No action taken on soccer coach

May 23, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Hiring a new Riverton High School girls soccer coach dominated the Fremont County School District 25 board meeting Tuesday.
In the end, action was tabled for ... [more]

Shelley to seek HD55 seat held by Miller

May 23, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College employee and Riverton business owner Sherry Shelley will seek the Democratic nomination for Wyoming House District 55. 
In a news ... [more]

Fiddler on the Roof: RHS musical opens Thursday

May 23, 2012 - By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer:  Members of the Riverton High School Drama Club their spring musical, "Fiddler on the Roof," at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theatre on Friday, May 25, ... [more]

Martinez to run for former council post

May 23, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Former Riverton City Councilman Lee Martinez is seeking to rejoin the council following his failed mayoral bid in 2010.
On Monday, Martinez filed for the Ward ... [more]

Today

May 22, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page-one story about the filing period for the primary election contained an incorrect date in the headline. The ... [more]

Antler auction raises $90,000

May 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- The 45th annual Boy Scout Elk Antler Auction in Jackson has raised nearly $90,500, most of which will benefit the National Elk Refuge.
The refuge ... [more]

Digest

May 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Purcell to leave water job
CHEYENNE -- Mike Purcell is retiring as director of the Wyoming Water Development Office.
Gov. Matt Mead issued a statement ... [more]

Lummis set to run for third term

May 22, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Lambasting federal spending and rulemaking as excessive, U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis announced her bid for a third term as Wyoming's lone member of the ... [more]

Wyoming snowpack 1/10th of what it was one year ago

May 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Wyoming's snowpack is down to 22 percent of average compared to 220 percent at this time last year.
In its final snowpack report this week, the ... [more]

Mine cited for violation after a quake-like blast

May 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming officials have issued two notices of violation to Cloud Peak Energy Inc. following a blast at the Cordero Rojo coal mine near Gillette that ... [more]

Downtown building to be razed; contract set

May 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Demolition of an abandoned building in downtown Riverton that is now owned by the City of Riverton will proceed.
The council voted to award a bid of $22,225 ... [more]

Sordid home conditions lead to charges of both child and animal cruelty

May 22, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Riverton woman is facing multiple charges of both endangering children and animal cruelty after police say they found unattended small children and several ... [more]

County dispute over vehicle decals continues

May 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners discussed the sticky situation of requiring Coroner Ed McAuslan to place decals on his department's vehicles during their meeting ... [more]

West Nile carriers already detected in city, expert says

May 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Mosquitoes of the type that carry West Nile Virus already have been detected around Riverton this spring.
Riverton City Councilman Lars Baker gave his annual ... [more]

Senate candidate wrote in agreement with Hitler

May 20, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- A Wyoming man who announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Friday has posted material on Facebook in recent months denigrating Jews and ... [more]

State roads projects need input

May 20, 2012 - Staff:  A series of state transportation planning information-sharing sessions has been scheduled throughout northwest Wyoming in May and early June, and citizens are ... [more]

Digest

May 20, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  Saturday work starts on Togwotee
Heavy road construction is continuing on the Rosie's Ridge section of U.S. 26/287 between Dubois in Fremont County and ... [more]