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Stan Friday

May 29, 2013 - Staff:  Stan Friday died Sunday, May 26, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital from injuries he sustained in a car accident. He was 52 years old.
There will be a rosary ... [more]

Capt. Good retires after 27 years

May 29, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  David Good has worked with the Fremont County Sheriff's Office or nearly three decades.
 
After years of solving homicides, busting drug rings and ... [more]

Mayor issues safety proclamation

May 29, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The month of May has been proclaimed by Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness as the Building Safety Month and Safe Digging Month. The Building Safety Month proclamation ... [more]

Fort Washakie High School graduates first class of seniors

May 29, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 21 celebrated a milestone May 18 when it graduated its first class of seniors.
"This is the first ever Fort Washakie High ... [more]

Approval isn't the same as credibility

May 29, 2013 - By Doyle McManus:  President Obama might be learning that lesson -- uncomfortably.

Message to the president: Resistance is futile.
There are plenty of juicy targets for ... [more]

Petition on the repeal of 'Hill bill' was not easy to locate

May 29, 2013 - Kathy Proskow. Riverton:  Editor:
It was reported in the news that the deadline for signing the petition to get the bill that took away the State Superintendent of Public Instruction's ... [more]

'Making the mail'

May 29, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  A new post office deadline puts us under the gun, but we are working on it

Many Ranger subscribers who receive the paper through the mail have ... [more]

Digest

May 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  G&F moves problem grizzly
CODY -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department trapped and relocated an adult male grizzly bear from a ranch northwest of ... [more]

State's oil production up in 2012

May 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming oil production topped 57 million barrels last year.
The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission reports that the production total represents an 8 ... [more]

Meeting in Yellowstone to share data on Old Faithful

May 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Scientists and others will gather in Yellowstone National Park for three days next week to discuss what they know about the ... [more]

Superintendent petition signatures submitted

May 29, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The secretary of state's office has 60 days to see if 37,606 valid signatures have been collected in order to put a referendum on the 2014 general election ... [more]

Riverton taking the lead on formation of multi-community panel to improve ties

May 29, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness received tentative support for a "citizens human relations committee" from other local government leaders. He said leaders from the ... [more]

College staff concerned that new budget plan still contains no base pay hike

May 29, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Employees at Central Wyoming College expressed concern about their wages during budget hearings this month, when administrators proposed another fiscal year ... [more]

Man arrested in Sunday stabbing incident

May 29, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The victim, stabbed three times, was reported in stable condition at Riverton Memorial Hospital.

Patrick Duran, 24, of Riverton, was arrested for ... [more]

County considering creating one director for all its museums

May 29, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Each Fremont County museum has its own director now, but the county's museums board is considering a new structure that would create a single county museums ... [more]

Memorial Day ceremonies held Monday in Riverton

May 28, 2013 - Staff:  Representing Riverton American Legion Post 19, Harold York placed flowers at the veterans memorial at Mountain View Cemetery during Monday's Memorial Day ... [more]

Be like Mike and 'just do it' in summer activities

May 28, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  I guess we're all like just like Mike, in some respects. Although none of us has six NBA titles, five MVPs, 10 league scoring titles and 14 NBA All-Star ... [more]

Spectacular hole-out gives Utah golfer the Saltwater title in first hole of playoff

May 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Utah pro golfer Derek Fox holed out from 40 yards away on the first playoff hole to win the $10,000 first-prize money Monday at the annual Saltwater Classic ... [more]

Today

May 28, 2013 - Staff:  Births
FRANKS

A son was born to Brynn and Graham Franks, of Riverton, at 9:44 p.m. May 1, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.. He weighed 7 pounds, ... [more]

May, June and July peak season for Wyoming ticks

May 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  State residents should avoid ticks when enjoying activities or working outdoors during warmer weather because the insects can carry and pass on disease, ... [more]

Public officials release assessment on county's health

May 28, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The coalition's report provides information that may help local programs apply for grants.

A useful tool now is available to local health programs ... [more]

Republicans pulling openly for new health care law to fail, boosting '14 ballot hopes

May 28, 2013 - By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- If Republicans were writing a movie script for next year's congressional elections, the working title might be "2014: Apocalypse of ... [more]

Penny Power signs would be good reminder for voters

May 28, 2013 - Liserae Herrickson, Riverton:  Editor:
I was not a big fan of the government "stimulus" program two or three years back. I just assumed that money would get swallowed up with no record of ... [more]

Tuesday notes

May 28, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Remembering
Memorial Day was a lovely one across Fremont County, bringing the sort of weather that runs counter to a recent trend of cold, wet Memorial ... [more]

Digest

May 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Lower DUI limit discussed
CHEYENNE -- The National Transportation Safety Board's recommendation for states to lower their blood-alcohol limit for ... [more]

Hill bill recall deadline arrives

May 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Organizers of an effort to repeal changes to the state schools chief's duties and powers must submit their petitions Tuesday.
They have to collect ... [more]

Sculpture commemorates biggest wooden schooner

May 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BATH, Maine -- Maine Maritime Museum is celebrating the completion of its sculpture representing the Wyoming, the largest wooden sailing ship ever built in the ... [more]

Future of Colorado River on agenda in San Diego

May 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The river originates as the Green River in Wyoming, and water commitments from Flaming Gorge Reservoir are at issue in downstream disputes.

Top water ... [more]

Farmers market returning Wednesday

May 28, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Riverton's downtown farmers market is returning Wednesday for its second year. It is expected to be larger than last year's market, said farmers market manager ... [more]

Man killed in Sunday wreck

May 28, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan said preliminary investigation indicates a man involved in a one-vehicle rollover Sunday afternoon roughly 15 miles north of ... [more]