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Jul 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Cheyenne man killed in fall
DURANGO, Colo. -- Authorities have identified a Wyoming man who fell 300 to 400 feet to his death while climbing Jagged ... [more]

James 'Kenny' Morrison

Jul 15, 2013 - Staff:  James "Kenny" Morrison, of Lander, died Monday, July 8, 2013, at the Wyoming Life Resource Center in Lander. He was 85 years old.
Cremation has taken place. A ... [more]

Ruby Lynn Winsor

Jul 15, 2013 - Staff:  Ruby Lynn Winsor, formerly of Lander, died suddenly Wednesday, July 10, 2013. She was 58 years old.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 22, at the Harold ... [more]

The way it was: Street paving -- 1956

Jul 15, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton citizens and civic leaders engaged in an argument for a decade about whether -- and how -- to pave the city's streets.
A plan to "oil" the streets ... [more]

CWC to group resident students in Living-Learning Communities

Jul 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College has many student housing options available for the 2013 fall semester with the added benefit of living among a group that shares ... [more]

Dubois hosting a backyard dance

Jul 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  Mike Hurwitz and the Aimless Drifters of Alta will perform a selection of cowboy blues favorites at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Dunoir Dance Pavilion in the ... [more]

Deputies unable to make 'head or tail' of Atlantic City situation

Jul 15, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Deputies responded to a disorderly situation at about 11:50 p.m. July 3 at the Atlantic City Mercantile.
No one was injured or arrested in the incident, and ... [more]

College finds land for new Lander facility

Jul 15, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College has secured a piece of ground for its new facility in Lander.
Dennis Egge, a project manager with the state's Construction Management ... [more]

Interim ambulance chief named

Jul 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  As of Friday, the Fremont County ambulance department has its interim director.
Lander division supervisor Todd Smith took over the top spot after Fremont ... [more]

Two legs, no arms: Amputee cycling across U.S.

Jul 15, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A custom-made bicycle is helping Hector Picard ride 3,200 miles in 36 days from Miami, Fla., to Spokane, Wash.
Picard of Fort Lauderdale, a double-arm ... [more]

Legislature to proceed on new Hill probe; she vows to 'go the distance'

Jul 15, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  The Wyoming House of Representatives will begin an unprecedented investigation of schools Superintendent Cindy Hill's administration of the state Education ... [more]

Health officials urge people to avoid Lander river

Jul 13, 2013 - Staff:  Unsafe levels of E. coli bacteria have been found in the waters of the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie River in and around Lander, and the Fremont County Health ... [more]

Today

Jul 12, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one story "Rendezvous events to begin" should have said the "Second annual Derby to EradDUCKate Polio is at ... [more]

Hearing delayed for pharmacist

Jul 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Andrew Evans Paxson is charged with stealing $4,800 in narcotics for personal use from a safe at the Lander store where he worked.

A hearing for the ... [more]

Bridge program gives students a head start at CWC

Jul 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College's free Summer Bridge Boot Camp scheduled for Aug. 5-16 will provide incoming students with academic skills to be successful in ... [more]

Center hosts third Youth Ranch Rodeo

Jul 12, 2013 - Staff:  Gaits of Change Equine Center at Whispering Sage Ranch in Riverton had its third annual Youth Ranch Rodeo on June 14. The event was a hit once again for all ... [more]

Riverton man awarded for military service

Jul 12, 2013 - Staff:  A Riverton soldier with the Wyoming Army National Guard recently was awarded for his service and achievements while assigned to B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 300th ... [more]

Shrine Club announces winners of circus parade

Jul 12, 2013 - Staff:  The Fremont County Shrine Club hosted its annual children's circus parade June 26 in Riverton. The first-place winners in the costume contest were:
5 and ... [more]

Bad performance by Congress hurts Americans

Jul 12, 2013 - By The Miami Herald:  Lawmakers return to work on Capitol Hill this week, but the record of the 113th Congress so far offers little hope that they can make progress -- on ... [more]

It's a different day

Jul 12, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  The last of my elder generation is gone

My mother-in-law died a few days ago, and the umbrella closed.
The umbrella held in the well-calloused hands ... [more]

Obama 'couldn't be president of a dog fight if a cat was sponsor'

Jul 12, 2013 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Editor:
Obama better leave Medicare and Social Security alone. It is not his money in the first place.
Obama wants to send weapons to Syria what's he going ... [more]

Progress in the park

Jul 12, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  As discussions continue, how the park's biggest users are treated is important

A good bit of useful discussion has taken place over the past year or ... [more]

Digest

Jul 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Yellowstone hits 1 million already
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- The number of people visiting Yellowstone National Park so far this year has topped 1 ... [more]

Australian gets 70-month term for bank heist

Jul 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge in Wyoming handed down a nearly six-year prison sentence to an Australian man who says he robbed a Jackson bank so he could give ... [more]

Sponsor of 'Hill Bill' petition effort suing secretary of state

Jul 12, 2013 - By Trevor Brown, MCT News Service:  CHEYENNE -- The lead sponsor of the failed petition drive seeking to repeal Senate File 104 is seeking another chance to challenge the new law.
Jennifer Young ... [more]

Legislators weigh further action on superintendent

Jul 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming legislative leaders are considering a request to investigate schools Superintendent Cindy Hill's administration of the state Education ... [more]

Fall caused Monday death, says coroner

Jul 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials have determined that Audrey Arguello, 49, of Riverton, died Monday of a subdural hematoma as the result of an accidental fall.
Medical references ... [more]

Man's death not accidental, but no proof seen of Russian roulette

Jul 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton Police Department chief Mike Broadhead addressed speculation Thursday that Juan Carlos Galvan, 22, of Riverton, died during a game of Russian ... [more]

Commissioners finalize budget for fiscal year 2014

Jul 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The county made few changes after a public hearing Monday.

Fremont County commissioners made few changes to their proposed budget after hearing ... [more]

Man arrested on suspicion of involvement in 'string of crimes'

Jul 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  Billy Napier, 20, of Riverton, was arrested for driving under the influence at about 4 a.m. Thursday, reportedly after being involved in two traffic accidents ... [more]