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Mar 8, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one story "Law enforcement ups St. Patrick's Day patrolling" should have said that Fremont County Deputy ... [more]

New officers join RPD team

Mar 8, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  City officials also heard a proposal for a memorial in honor of U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Griffin of Riverton, who was killed while on duty in ... [more]

Enforce existing speed limit before lowering it

Mar 8, 2013 - Clyde Johnson, Riverton:  Editor:
This letter is written in response the the letter about changing the speed limit north of Riverton on Highway 789 near the Honor Farm Road ... [more]

Smiles from the police blotter

Mar 8, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  From time to time a call to law enforcement strikes a humorous cord. Here are a few rather entertaining reports made to the Fremont County Sheriff's Office so ... [more]

BLM trying to hide TransWest power line

Mar 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS, Wyo. -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is looking for ways to hide a major transmission line project in southern Wyoming.
Sharon Knowlton is the ... [more]

Final Four

Mar 8, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's been years since Riverton's boys
have made it; Lander's are there, too


It has been many years since the Riverton Wolverines have found ... [more]

Market is up; are happy days here again?

Mar 8, 2013 - The Baltimore Sun:  Economist John Kenneth Galbraith once observed that there are two kinds of market forecasters, those who don't know and those who don't know they don't know. ... [more]

Commission considers smoke-free zone near county courthouse

Mar 8, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The proposal would prohibit smoking within 25 feet of the county courthouse.

Fremont County Prevention Community Resources has worked for 11 years to ... [more]

Digest

Mar 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Death penalty an option in triple slaying
POWELL -- The death penalty is one option prosecutors are considering pursuing against two teens suspected of ... [more]

Wind River drama kids showcase talents this weekend

Mar 8, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wind River High School drama students take the stage at Central Wyoming College this week to showcase some of their best work from the year.
Instructor ... [more]

District 25 fills slots at central office, Rendezvous Elemen

Mar 8, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton school officials have chosen two internal candidates to fill administrative positions that were vacated this year due to retirements.
Fremont County ... [more]

No. 1 Douglas girls trounce Lander 56-28

Mar 8, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- Douglas remains perfect in Class 3-A girls basketball.
The Lady Bearcats grabbed an early 19-3 lead after the first period on Thursday night and ... [more]

Mother sues in plane crash that killed her family

Mar 8, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The mother of three Minnesota boys who died with their father in a 2010 plane wreck in western Wyoming is suing a company that provides air traffic control ... [more]

Big park elk herd continues decline

Mar 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A major elk herd that migrates between Yellowstone National Park and Montana continues to decline in size, with scientists reporting it now ... [more]

Missing the shoebox under the bed Don't count on online services to treasure your memories

Mar 7, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  I didn't know the full potential of loss that was possible.
Remember my last column on the value of cursive writing and old letters, etc. to help us preserve ... [more]

North Federal plans aren't necessarily ideal, but they are reasonable

Mar 7, 2013 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
Wow. What a night we had at the city council meeting Feb. If you missed it, you missed a real show. We had chicken shirts, chicken neckties, and ... [more]

News then, news now

Mar 7, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Many of the headlines from our first
Ranger 60 years ago still apply today


Tuesday's page-one reproduction of the original Ranger front page from ... [more]

Dozens of park bison heading to research facility near border

Mar 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  HELENA, Mont. -- Government officials are planning to transfer 63 Yellowstone National Park bison to a nearby research facility as the park seeks ways to reduce ... [more]

Bill would permit electronic proof of automobile insurance

Mar 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Legislation awaiting Gov. Matt Mead's signature would let drivers use their smartphones to prove they are insured if they are pulled over or ... [more]

Digest

Mar 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Bridger-Teton names acting supervisor
JACKSON -- The Bridger-Teton National Forest in northwestern Wyoming has named an acting forest supervisor.
The ... [more]

Law enforcement ups St. Patrick's Day patrolling

Mar 7, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County law enforcement agencies will enhance patrols during the upcoming St. Patrick's Day weekend in mid-March.
"If you're going to drink during this ... [more]

Lawmakers in county all voted in favor of late amendment on gun litigation

Mar 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County lawmakers said they approved of an amendment made late in the legislative session to protect Wyoming citizens from federal gun legislation.
The ... [more]

Do what you love

Mar 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Author kindles imaginations of Rendezvous Elementary students

Students at Rendezvous Elementary School took a trip to the bottom of the sea last ... [more]

No charges for Dubois hunters who shot grizzly

Mar 7, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Federal prosecutors have decided not to file charges against two young elk hunters after investigators concluded they acted in self-defense when they shot and ... [more]

Winter Fair exhibitors do business booth to booth

Mar 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Artisans showed their wares at the Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse alongside booths for local organizations and merchants at the Wyoming State Winter Fair, March ... [more]

Goodbye to Hugo Chavez, who was just another looter

Mar 7, 2013 - The Kansas City Star:  Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez portrayed himself as a man of the people, a defender of the poor. But during his long tenure, life for Venezuela's unfortunate ... [more]

Today

Mar 7, 2013 - Staff:  Births
WOODY
A daughter was born to April Key and Jacob Woody, of Lander, at 9:58 p.m. Dec. 5, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 4 ... [more]

Richard James Richardson

Mar 7, 2013 - Staff:  Richard James "English Rich-ard" Richardson of Dubois died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, after a long battle with cancer.
He was 67 years old.
A celebration of ... [more]

Ed Graham

Mar 7, 2013 - Staff:  Former Fremont County resident Ed Graham died Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Mesquite, Nev. He was 69.
He was born April 2, 1943 to Oscar and Kathryn (Kurtz) ... [more]

Hawk tops RHS athletes at Wyoming indoor track meet

Mar 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jesse Hawk collected two top-six places Saturday for Riverton High School at the state indoor track and field in Gillette.
Hawk finished fourth in the ... [more]