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Rustler cowboys, cowgirls in chase for CNFR

May 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The pressure is on for Central Wyoming College Rustler cowboy Blaine Mathews to deliver Friday through Sunday at the University of Wyoming rodeo in Laramie. ... [more]

McCormick 'treated fairly'

May 3, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The departing RHS football coach wished the best to the Wolverines after guiding the team to an 18-27 record, a 1-4 playoff record, and the 2012 Class 3-A ... [more]

First Assembly of God hosting regular Friends Nights

May 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riverton's First Assembly of God hosted its second Friends Night youth outreach event in March at the church, 701 E. Adams Ave.
Organizers said more than 70 ... [more]

Today

May 3, 2013 - Staff:  Births
GIESMANN

A son was born to Rachel and Bryce Giesmann, of Lander, at 10:09 a.m. April 12, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

Arnold E. Stowe

May 3, 2013 - Staff:  Arnold E. Stowe, a longtime Lander resident, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at Westward Heights Care Center after a lengthy illness. He was 91 years ... [more]

Hunter Big Medicine

May 3, 2013 - Staff:  Hunter Big Medicine died Thursday, April 25, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at Blue Sky Hall with ... [more]

Lander student wins honorable mention in duck stamp program

May 3, 2013 - Staff:  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced the winners of the 2013 Wyoming Junior Duck Stamp Program. More than 540 entries were received.
The ... [more]

Three county seniors receive Kaiser Foundation scholarships

May 3, 2013 - Staff:  The Kaiser Foundation has awarded $3,000 scholarships to 15 seniors graduating from Wyoming high schools, including three from Fremont County.
Dubois High ... [more]

Fremont Co. students win big at Wyoming State Science Fair

May 3, 2013 - Staff:  Students from Fremont County came home with multiple awards from the 2013 Wyoming State Science Fair, which was in March at the University of ... [more]

'Penny Power' signs are nice, but they shouldn't be paid for with 1 percent

May 3, 2013 - Vonda Huish, Riverton:  Editor:
I read the article on "Penny Power" in the Ranger's April 19 edition. The article does not state how those signs were to be paid for.
Mr. Lehto, if ... [more]

Digest

May 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Missing boater's body recovered
MANILA, Utah -- Authorities have recovered the body of a missing Wyoming fisherman whose empty boat was found partially ... [more]

Construction, maintenance jobs scheduled for airport

May 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Regional Airport will see increased activity this summer beginning May 16 as it participates in the Wyoming Department of Transportation Aeronautics ... [more]

Angered by gun-control bills in Colorado, gun equipment maker moving to Laramie

May 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  A company that makes gun sights and other firearms accessories says it's pulling its core operations from Colorado following recent gun control measures there ... [more]

This isn't 'Hoosiers'

May 3, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  District 25 must ask and answer why the high school football crisis got as far as it did

Wednesday brought a conclusion to an uncomfortable situation ... [more]

Feds demand state give back $200K paid by Forest Service

May 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Forest Service is in the business of preventing fires, not starting them.
Yet the agency set off alarms in Wyoming and state capitols ... [more]

'I wish I could change it,' says Riverton man who shot neighbor

May 3, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Dustin Dean Nickelson will never forget the evening of Sept. 13, 2012.
"I am sorry for shooting Lucas; at the time I never knew who he was," Nickelson said. ... [more]

Man will not press charges after finding missing items

May 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials said a man chose not to press charges Wednesday against a subject who took some items from his vehicle in Riverton.
Law enforcement responded at ... [more]

Shoshoni pride

May 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The shovels and wheelbarrows were out early Saturday as families, organizations and school clubs got together to renovate Shoshoni's Travis Park playground. ... [more]

Obama still frustrated by Guantanamo Bay

May 3, 2013 - By Anita Kumar, McClatchy Newspapers:  In one of his first actions as president, Obama issued an executive order that called for the facility to be shuttered within a year -- but that still hasn't ... [more]

Jackson bank robber convicted

May 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal jury took just over an hour Thursday to convict an Australian man who said he robbed a bank in Wyoming so he could give money to the ... [more]

Boys play at 5 p.m. Friday - league title on the line

May 3, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With renewed hope for a Class 4-A West conference championship at stake, the Riverton Wolverines will try to claw their way to the league title with their ... [more]

Two state wrestling champions for Riverton at USA tournament

May 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two Riverton USA wrestlers won individual state titles at the Casper Events Center in the folkstyle and freestyle brackets.
Wesley Briggs took the top ... [more]

Ten more teams in Riverton Little League this year

May 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Mother Nature postponed the first pitch of the season Wednesday night in the Riverton Little League baseball when another spring snowstorm hit Fremont County. ... [more]

Ashley 'Ash' Norse

May 2, 2013 - Staff:  Ashley "Ash" Norse, of Riverton, died Monday, April 29, 2013, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 24 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday, ... [more]

Today

May 2, 2013 - Staff:  Births
FRIDAY

A daughter was born to Elizabeth and Winslow Friday, of Ethete, at 5:46 p.m. April 7, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 9 ... [more]

Ranger news making appearance on Riverton-based radio station

May 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  News from The Ranger now can be heard daily on a Riverton-based radio station as well.
FM station KTUG, which goes by the nickname 105.1 The Pulse, has ... [more]

Smiths facility, merchandise get a makeover

May 2, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The store's director said most of the construction work will take place overnight.

Smith's Food and Drug store director James Kraft says customers ... [more]

If higher tax on beer could ease public drunkenness, let's try it

May 2, 2013 - Jason Dixon, Riverton:  Editor:
If they can jack up the tax on a pack or carton of cigarettes so that it costs something like 10 times more money to smoke a cigarette now than it did ... [more]

Lives cut short remind us to love

May 2, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  I'd hoped to really tune in to spring in this column; to mention the flowering almond branch I brought inside to watch pink blossoms and shiny green leaves pop ... [more]

News on the radio

May 2, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Ranger stories now can be heard daily on KTUG radio as well

The Ranger makes a low-key entry into the world of radio newscasting with the debut of ... [more]