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Shane D. Long

Mar 7, 2013 - Staff:  Shane D. Long died Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Riverton.
He was 50 years old.
A celebration of life luncheon is at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Set Free ... [more]

Cowgirls win by 14 points over CSU

Mar 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Seven minutes remained on the Moby Arena clock and the Colorado State Rams were the closest they've been all game with the University of ... [more]

Laughs and lariats at rodeo clinic

Mar 6, 2013 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College Rodeo team members gave a clinic for children Saturday at the CWC Equine Center. Above, 5-year-old Morgan Donelson of Shoshoni received ... [more]

Martinez pleads not guilty

Mar 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  University of Wyoming senior guard Luke Martinez pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in district court on a charge of aggravated assault and battery in a case ... [more]

Gilmore hopes to break out of shooting slump

Mar 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The long-term statistics are good for Derrious Gilmore.
The University of Wyoming senior point guard is fourth in the Mountain West Conference in 3-pointers ... [more]

CWC women lose to McCook in foul-plagued tourney game

Mar 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The loss ends the Rustlers' season.

Central Wyoming College and McCook Community College combined for 91 free throws Monday night in the ... [more]

Wolverines open state hoops Thursday

Mar 6, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton's opponent is Cheyenne South, making its first appearance in the state tournament.

The Riverton Wolverines will have to overcome a lot of ... [more]

Driver escapes serious injury in Wind River Canyon crash; truck tipped up

Mar 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Shoshoni woman was cited for driving under the influence on Saturday after crashing her vehicle into the wall of the Wind River Canyon.
Wyoming Highway ... [more]

Zelma M. Lockhart

Mar 6, 2013 - Staff:  Zelma M. Lockhart of Riverton died Monday, March 4, 2013, at her home. She was 66 years old.
Memorial services are at 2 p.m. Friday, March 8, at Davis Funeral ... [more]

Ida Keller Koeneke

Mar 6, 2013 - Staff:  Ida Keller Koeneke, formerly of Riverton, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. She was 100 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and internment will be in the ... [more]

Reservation trash station collected $700 in fees; officials say it's 'filthy'

Mar 6, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District superintendent Andy Frey said a little more than $700 in revenue was collected in January from non-enrolled ... [more]

There are some good places to start with federal funding cuts

Mar 6, 2013 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
After reading about this upcoming "cut" we are all going to be experiencing, I have a few good ideas where to start with some excellent cuts.
1. The ... [more]

Appeals heard on 2011 grazing allotment ruling

Mar 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Permittees and the Western Watersheds Project are appealing the decision, and the State of Wyoming is an intervener in both appeals.

A hearing that ... [more]

Felix B. Kotarski

Mar 6, 2013 - Staff:  Felix B. Kotarski died Friday, March 1, 2013, in Yuma, Ariz. He was 95 years old.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Friday, March 8, at Our Lady of the Woods ... [more]

Today

Mar 6, 2013 - Staff:  Births
WALTER
A child was born to Macey Bowlsby, of Riverton, on Jan. 28, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.
WASHAKIE
A daughter was born to ... [more]

'Sequester' won't hit state's seniors at harmful level

Mar 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Official says advance planning helped

Federal lawmakers have warned that cuts due to sequestration could have a negative effect on the country's ... [more]

Incident at airport was not a crash

Mar 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A twin-engine plane landed unexpectedly at the Riverton Regional Airport last week reportedly after experiencing engine problems along its route.
The incident ... [more]

Crying wolf

Mar 6, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Sequestration was supposed to be our
Doomsday machine -- but maybe not


In old science fiction movies, the mad scientist's laboratory always had a ... [more]

Federal budget battle might cancel Thunderbirds at CFD

Mar 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Air Force Thunderbirds might not make their traditional appearance at Cheyenne Frontier Days this year because the team has been grounded by the ... [more]

Digest

Mar 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Searchers finds missing plane
RAWLINS -- Searchers found a missing plane and the body of its pilot on a mountainside in south-central Wyoming.
Carbon ... [more]

Draw lines through Orion's belt in the sky

Mar 6, 2013 - By Carl Manning:  I was wondering about how many cloudless nights we average in our area, so I tried to find some information about it.
As I was looking, I found this website ... [more]

Today

Mar 5, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
FRIES
Elrose Sullivan Fries, 89, the mother of Lander resident Patsy Abbey, died Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Johnson County Health Care Center in ... [more]

Even after veto, Legislature still wants to see budget cut plans

Mar 5, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The Wyoming Legislature intends to direct state agencies to prepare for a range of budget cuts despite Gov. Matt Mead's recent veto of a similar directive in ... [more]

Hill claims new law has left 'chaos'

Mar 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill says a new state law that stripped her of most of her power left the state's public education system in ... [more]

Work group studies health of Fremont County

Mar 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  What started as a community health assessment on the Wind River Indian Reservation soon turned into a thorough study on factors affecting the health of the ... [more]

Canyon road improvements weighed at talk session

Mar 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Community members shared thoughts about the future of the Wind River Canyon during a public meeting about the scenic byway's Corridor Management Plan.
The CMP ... [more]

District 21 superintendent announces resignation

Mar 5, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 21 superintendent Richard McClements is resigning from his post in June.
"I am appreciative of having had the Wyoming ... [more]

Ranger marks 60th newspaper birthday

Mar 5, 2013 - Staff:  It's been 60 years to the day since the first edition of The Ranger was published.
The March 5, 1953, edition was the result of a business merger between the ... [more]

Digest

Mar 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Plane missing in south Wyoming
RAWLINS -- A search is under way for a plane reported missing in south-central Wyoming.
Carbon County Sheriff Jerry ... [more]

Teens charged in triple killing

Mar 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Two teens charged in a triple homicide in a small Wyoming town told investigators they stole handguns from a Cody gun store and went to a house they ... [more]