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Rancor eases in the Senate

Apr 10, 2012 - By Larry Margasak, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- For a brief moment in a season of partisan rancor, the Democratic leader of the Senate and his Republican counterpart hit the pause button. As ... [more]

Applause to city for decision on light poles

Apr 10, 2012 - James Gordano, Riverton:  Editor:
In response to Riverton City Councilman Richard Gard's opposition to the "nicer" light poles in the upcoming South Federal renovation, it is true that ... [more]

Occupational therapy eases the work of living

Apr 10, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  When Virginia Holcomb goes to work, she makes the pain of others disappear. As the director of occupational therapy at Teton Therapy, Holcomb works to improve ... [more]

Today

Apr 10, 2012 - Staff:  Correction
In the April 6 edition of The Ranger, the page one story "Deer population at center of G&F talks with county residents" should have said ... [more]

Albert C. Iron

Apr 10, 2012 - Staff:  Albert C. Iron, 74, died Thursday, April 5, 2012, at Wind River Healthcare in Riverton.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, at St. Stephen's ... [more]

Graduation rates for county schools cover a wide range

Apr 8, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Five of the eight school districts in Fremont County had graduation rates for the 2010-11 academic year higher than the state's average of 79.7 ... [more]

Hate crime training touches on bullying, bias

Apr 8, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Learning about hate crime victims and how best to work with them was the focus of an all-day training session in Riverton.
Individuals from the FBI, the ... [more]

Out-of-towners return for Easter egg hunt

Apr 8, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Holly Dockstader remembers growing up in Riverton and hunting for Easter candy in a grocery store with many other children her age.
"My memory is doing it at ... [more]

Ranger egg hunt starting, first clues published Sunday

Apr 8, 2012 - Staff:  The Ranger's double Easter egg hunt returns today, with two weeks of published clues planned if necessary.
Two colorful wooden eggs are hidden somewhere in ... [more]

Pavillion Town Council picks new board member

Apr 8, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Pavillion Town Council members on April 2 unanimously selectied Danette Williams to fill a void left by Andrea Smith who announced her resignation in ... [more]

Planning board has vacancy

Apr 8, 2012 - Staff:  Fremont County commissioners are seeking a replacement on the planning board to fill a seat left vacant by Donna Thompson.
Thompson served on the planning ... [more]

Digest

Apr 8, 2012 - Staff:  Learn about the 'quirky brain'
Central Wyoming College psychology professor Jewel Dirks, who did a research project on the "Quirky Brain," shares some of her ... [more]

Game and Fish hosts meeting on wolf rules

Apr 8, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is hosting a meeting on the its drafted new regulations covering wolf management and wolf hunting at 6 p.m. on April 11 ... [more]

Wolf meetings on Internet

Apr 8, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is partnering with the Wyoming Distance Learning Center ( [more]

CWC Theater Showcase offering mix of performances

Apr 8, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College theater students have generated so much material for the ninth annual Theater Showcase that each performance will be totally ... [more]

Democrats eye business at April 14 convention

Apr 8, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Democratic Party Convention will take place on April 14 to vote on a local platform, nominate delegates for the state convention and vote on ... [more]

Forensic analysis could save Heart Mountain smokestack

Apr 8, 2012 - By Martin Kidston, The Associated Press:  HEART MOUNTAIN (AP) -- They're here to cut, drill and dig their way through time. More precisely, they're here to get a better understanding of what time has ... [more]

Clark Trumbull III

Apr 8, 2012 - Staff:  Clark Trumbull III, 46, died Wednesday, April 4, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, at St. Stephen's Catholic ... [more]

Margaret Hixson

Apr 8, 2012 - Staff:  Margaret Hixson died Thursday, April 5, 2012 at Lander Regional Hospital.
She was 72 years old.
Funeral arrangements are pending through the Davis Funeral ... [more]

Caroletta M. Sinner

Apr 8, 2012 - Staff:  Caroletta M. Sinner, 78, died Friday, March 23, 2012, at her home in Riverton.
According to her wishes, cremation will take place and there will be no ... [more]

Ricky E. Bunn

Apr 8, 2012 - Staff:  Ricky E. Bunn, 58, died Sunday, April 1, 2012, at his home in Riverton. No services will be held. Inurnment will be at the Oregon Trail National Cemetery at ... [more]

Richard Joseph Steckbauer

Apr 8, 2012 - Staff:  Former Lander resident Richard Joseph Steckbauer, of Truth or Consequences, N.M., died Tues-day, Feb. 28, at Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Las ... [more]

Clyde S. Perry

Apr 8, 2012 - Staff:  Clyde S. Perry of Fort Washakie died Monday, March 26, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.
He was 75 years old.
Traditional American Indian funeral ... [more]

Irene Pingree

Apr 8, 2012 - Staff:  Irene Pingree, a resident of Morning Star Manor at Fort
Washakie, died Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital.
She was 80 years ... [more]

Strannigan to hall of fame

Apr 8, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Bill Strannigan, a longtime Fremont County high school coach and school athletic administrator, has been selected to the National High School Athletic Coaches ... [more]

Tight-knit Chief athletes form core of strong distance team

Apr 8, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  PAVILLION -- Alvin Spoonhunter and Joey Aragon feed off each other while playing sports at Wyoming Indian High School.
The WIHS juniors opened the year by ... [more]

Tiger booters healing up over Easter break

Apr 8, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School boys soccer coach Dan Howlett has faith his squad is only going to get better in the second half of the 2012 season.
The Tigers are ... [more]

Five county players named to all-state basketball honors

Apr 8, 2012 - Staff:  Three Fremont County boys Class 2-A basketball players, and two girls have been named to the all-state roster.
The Wind River combination of Tyson Lone Bear ... [more]

Painter Thomas Kinkade dead at 54

Apr 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Artist Thomas Kinkade once said that he had something in common with Walt Disney and Norman Rockwell: He wanted to make people happy.
And ... [more]

Gentle duties

Apr 8, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Editor's note: A version of this Easter editorial was published most recently in 2006.
Ask a grown-up to recall a favorite childhood holiday. Chances ... [more]

Perry already pointing to 2016?

Apr 8, 2012 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  Rick Perry's appearance as the Republican speaker at Washington's annual Gridiron dinner gave the Texas governor an opportunity to start rehabilitating his ... [more]

Warping the role of the military

Apr 8, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  One of my clearest memories came as an 8-year old hunting quail with my dad, my grandfather and my great uncle in the Arkansas woods.
I was finally big enough ... [more]

Shooting of local man by county deputy deserved more notice

Apr 8, 2012 - Fred Nelson, Riverton:  Editor:
A few weeks ago a Fremont County law enforcement officer fatally shot an individual in Pavillion. That incident barely made local news.
Then, more ... [more]

Wyoming tracksters sweep multi-event titles At Air Force

Apr 7, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  It was a successful day for the University of Wyoming track and field program as two student-athletes won their respective events in Colorado Springs, ... [more]

Rulon Gardner slimming down for final shot

Apr 7, 2012 - Associated Press:  DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- In less than two years, former Olympic gold medalist Rulon Gardner, who grew up in Star Valley, Wyoming, has nearly dropped the 200 ... [more]

UW hosts Cowgirl Golf Classic, Aug. 9-11, in Arizona

Apr 6, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE - The Wyoming women's golf team enters the homestretch of the 2011-12 season by hosting the sixth-annual Cowgirl Classic at the picturesque Ocotillo ... [more]

County athletes collect hardware at WR Invite

Apr 6, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- The Lovell boys and girls swept the team completion, but Wind River sophomore Josee Vogel had the outstanding individual performances of the day ... [more]

Phillies and Red Sox my faves for World Series

Apr 6, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez need to produce huge offensive numbers this year if the Colorado Rockies want enjoy a ride into the baseball ... [more]

RPD officer not guilty in charges from last summer

Apr 6, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A jury in Lander on Thursday deliberated for about 40 minutes to determine that an off-duty Riverton police officer is not guilty of being intoxicated and ... [more]

City denies bid to change zoning on vacant plot

Apr 6, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has rejected the rezoning of the Fuechsel property near the Spencer subdivision in north Riverton.
The petitioner, Jeffery Fuechsel, ... [more]