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Justin James Big Knife

Mar 31, 2013 - Staff:  Justin James Big Knife of Fort Washakie died Friday, March 15, 2013, at his home. He was 24 years old.
Services were conducted by Bunny Shoyo, and journey ... [more]

Nathan Duane Tyler

Mar 31, 2013 - Staff:  Nathan Duane "Nat" Tyler died Thursday, March 28, 2013, at his home in Riverton. He was 75.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at the Rendezvous ... [more]

Erna Mae Stephensen

Mar 31, 2013 - Staff:  Erna Mae Stephensen, a lifelong Lander resident who served three terms as Fremont County Clerk of District Court, died Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Westward ... [more]

The way it was: Railroad construction -- 1958

Mar 31, 2013 - From staff reports:  Nothing in Fremont County ever matched the construction boom related to the rise of the uranium industry in the 1950s.
Roads, bridges, offices and mills ... [more]

County 4-H club members to run annual fundraising carnival April 6

Mar 31, 2013 - From staff reports:  Fremont County 4-H's annual fundraising carnival "Famous Places" is Saturday, April 6. The event begins at 5 p.m. and continues until 9 p.m. at the Fremont ... [more]

Riverton bar fight leads to felony, misdemeanor charges

Mar 31, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  James Edward Crooks, 24, of Hudson, was bound over to the 9th Judicial District Court of Fremont County this week on charges stemming from an alleged bar fight ... [more]

Digest

Mar 31, 2013 - From staff reports:  Lander concert features pianist
The Lander Community Concert Association will present its final concert for the 66th season at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, ... [more]

Cattle Barons Ball raises $83,000 for Tough Enough fund

Mar 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Roughly 450 people attended the fourth annual fundraising dinner and dance.

Fremont County individuals and businesses at the fourth annual Cattle ... [more]

Egg hunt clues begin today, run through April 12

Mar 31, 2013 - Staff:  Winners get $200 and two Major League Baseball tickets.

The second of The Ranger's newspaper treasure hunts starts today with the first of 10 ... [more]

College outreach programs growing through recreation, job training and the arts

Mar 31, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton's R Recreation program has continued to grow each year through the city's partnership with Central Wyoming College, achieving a new record in 2011-12 ... [more]

More crimes, more calls in '12 for sheriff

Mar 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Statistics show major crimes and calls for service to the Fremont County Sheriff's Office were higher in 2012 compared to the year before. The Sheriff's Office ... [more]

1 percent sales tax kicks in Monday

Mar 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Sales tax rates in Fremont County will increase to 5 percent from 4 percent on Monday, five months after voters approved an optional 1 percent sales tax in ... [more]

Wolverine boys suffer first loss of soccer season, 1-0 to Gillette

Mar 29, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton stands 1-1-2 on the soccer season

Playing without much enthusiasm Thursday afternoon against a quality team, the Riverton High School boys ... [more]

Speedy Gillette girls down Riverton 2-0 in Thursday soccer match

Mar 29, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines made a long, one-day trip to Gillette and fell Thursday to the Lady Camels 2-0 in a Class 4-A non-conference soccer match.
With ... [more]

Good weather, good performances at WR track

Mar 29, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- Weather for the 54th Wind River Track Invitational will be ranked among the best ever to bless a March track meet in Wyoming. With temperatures in ... [more]

Little League gearing up for 2013 season

Mar 29, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton hosts the district tournament in July.

Riverton Little League baseball president Jason Muehler believes this year is going to be a ... [more]

Today

Mar 29, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page seven community calendar item for an Easter egg hunt should have said the event is at 1 p.m. Saturday at ... [more]

Lillian LeGro

Mar 29, 2013 - Staff:  Lillian LeGro, of Riverton, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013. She was 103 years old.
At her request, cremation has taken place, and a memorial service will be ... [more]

Betty J. (Wall) Higgley

Mar 29, 2013 - Staff:  Betty J. (Wall) Higgley died Monday, March 25, 2013, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. She was 86 years old.
Viewing will be Monday, April 1, at ... [more]

Frank Vigil Sr.

Mar 29, 2013 - Staff:  Frank Vigil Sr., 77, of Riverton, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at the Riverton Memorial Hospital surrounded by family and loved ones.
Funeral services will ... [more]

Lain G. Mathson

Mar 29, 2013 - Staff:  Lain G. Mathson, of Dubois, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 6 years old.
A viewing will be 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, ... [more]

Riverton High School junior wins first at state FBLA conference

Mar 29, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riverton High School junior Samuel Plush won first place in the business calculations test at the state Future Business Leaders of America conference. He was ... [more]

Search continues for director of pioneer museum

Mar 29, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Museums Board decided to restart the hunt after rejecting all three finalists.

The search for a new Fremont County Pioneer Museum ... [more]

DAR chapter honors member

Mar 29, 2013 - From staff reports:  As part of Women's History Month, the Fremont County chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution honored Betty McAleenan, a chapter member and World War II ... [more]

More than 160 county students compete in state math contest

Mar 29, 2013 - Staff:  The 2013 Wolsborn-Drazovitch State Math contest took place at Central Wyoming College.

More than 160 county students gathered at Central Wyoming ... [more]

Johnson retirement tightens '14 race

Mar 29, 2013 - By Michael A. Memoli, MCT Washington Bureau:  At least five of 21 Democratic Senate seats on the ballot in 2014 will not include an incumbent. Two Republican senators have announced retirement ... [more]

First order of business for 1 percent money: potholes

Mar 29, 2013 - Jim Calyer, Riverton:  Editor:
Here is my advice on the first order of business in spending money from the 1 percent sales tax when it kicks in next month.
One word: potholes. ... [more]

Children's museum

Mar 29, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Planners of such a facility in Riverton have a fine idea

A very worthwhile idea is encompassed in Riverton by the planning for a museum-style ... [more]

Digest

Mar 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Police: Woman shot while fleeing
CASPER -- Investigators believe a Casper man shot and killed his wife as she sought help at a neighbor's ... [more]

Hearing set on development

Mar 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Critics are mobilizing to oppose a planned subdivision that developers are proposing along a scenic river in far western Wyoming.
Developer Dan ... [more]