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Winter mortality rates for mule deer not likely to be severe

Apr 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  PINEDALE -- Thanks to a fairly mild winter, Wyoming wildlife managers are not expecting significant winter deaths among mule deer herds.
Biologist Dean Clause ... [more]

Farm state growth slowed in spring by higher energy costs

Apr 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  OMAHA, Neb. -- Economic growth appears to be slowing in rural areas of 10 Midwest and Plains states because of higher fuel and energy prices, according to a new ... [more]

Digest

Apr 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Man waives right to jury trial
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) -- A Nebraska Panhandle man charged with vehicular homicide and manslaughter in the death of a passenger ... [more]

Treasure hunt Easter eggs both returned

Apr 19, 2012 - Staff:  The Ranger's Easter Egg Treasure Hunt took awhile to complete, but the end itself was swift. Both eggs were turned in Thursday.
The first to find one of two ... [more]

Classroom to City Hall

Apr 19, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department had an abundance of people in jail April 11, but they were all short-timers.
A group of 50 third-graders from Ashgrove ... [more]

Snyder receives year's contract extension as Riverton superintendent

Apr 19, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  The Fremont District 25 Board of Education has extended the contract of Riverton Superintendent Terry Snyder by an additional year with board chairman Carl ... [more]

Fremont County Fair looking at Majors property

Apr 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  If the Fremont County Fair Board had its way, more than 100 acres of county owned land in northwest Riverton would become a vast venue capable of handling all ... [more]

Today

Apr 19, 2012 - Staff:  Births
MARIN

A son was born to Yolanda Seminole, of Riverton, and Mario Marin, of Bluff, Utah, at 4:44 p.m. March 28, 2012, at Riverton Memorial ... [more]

Former Army secretary dead at 94; had ties to Wyoming

Apr 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Stanley R. Resor, who served two presidents as secretary of the Army for six years during the height of the Vietnam War and represented the U.S. ... [more]

Cheyenne boy's shooting death under investigation

Apr 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Laramie County investigators and federal agents are tracing the origin of a gun used in the accidental shooting of an 8-year-old boy in ... [more]

Digest

Apr 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Corrals to be removed
JACKSON (AP) -- An environmental group says it has reached an agreement with the U.S. Forest Service to remove some corrals it says could ... [more]

Air Guard practices aerial firefighting

Apr 19, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Some of the gray Wyoming Air National Guard C-130 transport planes that loop around Cheyenne on frequent training flights are getting ready for ... [more]

State Rep. Goggles to seek re-election in November

Apr 18, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  State Rep. Patrick Goggles, D-Ethete, announced Saturday at the Fremont County Democratic Convention that he will be seeking re-election in November.
"I ... [more]

Mock anthrax crisis showed readiness of alert system

Apr 18, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A recent readiness drill tested the preparedness of the Fremont County Public Health Department in dealing with a large-scale anthrax exposure.
The exercise ... [more]

Council lifts lid on changes to city codes; weeds, signs among topics

Apr 18, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  City code enforcement marked one of two lengthy discussions at a Riverton City Council work session.
City administrator Steven Weaver addressed the council ... [more]

County plans to eliminate 8-Mile voting precinct

Apr 18, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese is proposing to eliminate a voting precinct in the Pavillion area while expanding one in the Lander area and splitting up ... [more]

Digest

Apr 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Man saves child thrown from car
CHEYENNE (AP) -- A Cheyenne man is credited with helping save the life of a 2-year-old who ended up on Interstate 80 after ... [more]

State gets federal funds to assist on flood damage

Apr 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming has been awarded about $20 million in federal funds to help pay the costs of repairing roads damaged by last year's flooding and ... [more]

Looking for a Yellowstone bear?

Apr 18, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- For wildlife enthusiasts hoping to catch a glimpse of wolves, grizzly bears and bison at Yellowstone National Park, the best place to be on the ... [more]

Today

Apr 18, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
MARTINEZ

Funeral services for Maria E. "Mary" Martinez, 91, are at 10 a.m. Friday, April 20, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Riverton. A ... [more]

Today

Apr 17, 2012 - Staff:  Clarification
In Friday's Ranger, the page five photo "Firefighters' donation" cutline should have said the money was raised for the Tough Enough to ... [more]

Presenter to speak about Anasazi artifact

Apr 17, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Jack States, a retired professor from the University of Northern Arizona, is the guest presenter for the public meeting of the Fremont County Archaeological ... [more]

Digest

Apr 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Senators oppose 'Buffett rule'
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso opposed a Democratic proposal to raise income tax rates on wealthier ... [more]

Wyoming exports boom in 2011

Apr 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Last year was big for Wyoming overseas and across borders.
Wyoming exports shot up by nearly a quarter last year, on the strength of stronger soda ... [more]

Forest Service mulls opening bat caves

Apr 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- The U.S. Forest Service is considering lifting a two-year closure of caves and abandoned mines in Colorado and several other states ... [more]

Agency proposes a takeover of trash collection

Apr 17, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A tribal agency is proposing to take over management, collection and transportation of trash collected at the four transfer stations on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

At the Ag Expo

Apr 17, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Faith Ridgely, a third-grader at Arapahoe School, volunteered to dress up like a cow. By decking herself in ears, a sandpaper tongue, blown up balloon udders ... [more]

Former county resident killed in plane accident

Apr 17, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Winnemucca, Nev., man killed in the plane crash Friday in Sweetwater County was a former Fremont County resident.
A family member of Cranfill "Buster" ... [more]

At-large felon back in custody

Apr 17, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A felon who had been at large since after mistakenly being released from the Wyoming State Penitentiary was arrested Monday at a Riverton residence.
Riverton ... [more]

Be a Pioneer Days queen

Apr 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The 2012 Lander Pioneer Days Queen Pageant is at the Lander Old Timers Arena at 6 p.m. on April 26.
Ages for contestants include the queen category from 18 to ... [more]