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Apr 2, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Find those eggs
Easter is over, but the Ranger's third annual spring Easter egg hunt is just getting started. The second of 10 possible clues appears ... [more]

Raising minimum wage is good for Main Street

Apr 2, 2013 - By Margot Dorfman:  The U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce supported the last increase in the federal minimum wage on July 24, 2009 and we believe another raise is overdue. The ... [more]

Digest

Apr 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Two killed in Natrona County crash
CASPER -- Two men were killed and one injured when their car rolled off the road in Natrona County.
Highway Patrol ... [more]

Gloria Ilene Schoening

Apr 2, 2013 - Staff:  Gloria Ilene Schoening died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, in her home in Delta Junction, Alaska, after a battle with cancer. She was 62 years old.
Funeral ... [more]

Snow King Resort undergoes major remodel

Apr 2, 2013 - By Richard Anderson, For The Associated Press:  The building has not had many changes since it was built in 1976.

JACKSON -- Stepping off the elevator on the fifth floor of the east wing of Snow ... [more]

Marshall pleads no contest in 2011 death of 7-month-old boy

Apr 2, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Riverton man had been supervising the baby at the time of the infant's death.

After spending 20 months in jail awaiting trial for the 2011 death ... [more]

Coroner releases details of fatal 'unfortunate accident'

Apr 2, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan has released details about the "unfortunate accident" last week that resulted in the death of a Dubois ... [more]

Get bike trails in shape by summer

Apr 2, 2013 - Barry Schwartz, Riverton:  Editor:
Want to get Fremont County from being rated the most unhealthy county in the state?
Want more tourism dollars spent in our county?
Want a safe place ... [more]

Tiger boys battle Rawlins to 1-1 tie on windy day

Mar 31, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School scored in the final minute of regulation Thursday night at Rawlins in a conference boys soccer match, then the two squads went ... [more]

LVHS girls rout Rawlins by 4-0 mark

Mar 31, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander, now 2-0 in conference play, had 29 shots on goal in the first 40 minutes, with only one going into the net.

Junior Codi Swenson started off ... [more]

21-win season earns Walker the Coach of Year nod

Mar 31, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Numbers don't lie.
Coach Justin Walker guided the Wind River girls team to a 21-9 record this past season.
The record landed the Wind River Lady Cougars a ... [more]

Shanda Post of Lander is girls Player of the Year

Mar 31, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shanda Post was a nightmare for opponents this year on the basketball court.
Post finished the season as the second-leading scorer in the Class 3-A division ... [more]

Wolverine mentor is boys Coach of the Year

Mar 31, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Dick Quayle, who led the Riverton Wolverine boys basketball team to the most single-season wins in school history, has been named the Fremont County boys ... [more]

Riverton big man is Player of the Year in boys hoops

Mar 31, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  By all accounts, Riverton Wolverine Seth Quayle was one Wyoming's top basketball big men this season.
The 6-foot-5 senior led the state in rebounding and ... [more]

Our search for the bogeyman

Mar 31, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  If there isn't one handy, we'll just create him ourselves.

After half a century of service to his country, service that included leading the ... [more]

'If it's OK with the undertaker, it's OK with me'

Mar 31, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Let me stipulate at the outset: I do not qualify for any youth movement. In fact, I first voted in the 1960 presidential contest between John Kennedy and ... [more]

Driver's license system is broken and must be fixed

Mar 31, 2013 - Michael Gard, Riverton:  Editor:
I just returned from the experience of renewing my driver license. I received a letter in January informing me that I was due to renew, which a very ... [more]

A song in the heart

Mar 31, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Oscar Hammerstein wasn't writing about Easter in 1949 when he came up with the lyrics to "Younger Than Springtime" for the landmark musical "South Pacific," ... [more]

Lawmakers want answers on lower speed limits

Mar 31, 2013 - From the Associated Press:  Concerned that environmental policies may be influencing the speed limits on some Wyoming highways, the state Legislature directed the Wyoming Department of ... [more]

Valerie J. Lawrence

Mar 31, 2013 - Staff:  Valerie J. Lawrence of Riverton died Friday, March 22, 2013, at her home. She was 53.
There will be no services, per her request. Close family and friends ... [more]

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]