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In centennial year, 4-H carnival Saturday

May 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County 4-H Carnival is this weekend in Riverton, offering games, crafts, prizes and food to all participants.
Organizers say they stuck to ... [more]

All household waste sent to Lander to fill landfill before 2023 deadline

May 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The larger Sand Draw site would accept only construction and demolition waste until then.

In an effort to fill the Lander landfill before its ... [more]

By the numbers

May 2, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  City report summarizes police, building, trash, utility statistics

City staff shared a completed 2013 annual report with the city council April 15. ... [more]

Today

May 1, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page one story "Valdez will be seventh president" should have said Central Wyoming College hired Walter Palmberg ... [more]

Lander's Steer Ranch joins American Angus Association

May 1, 2014 - From staff reports:  Steers Ranch LLC, of Lander, Wyoming, is a new member of the American Angus Association, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed organization ... [more]

Riverton resident opens a CruiseOne franchise

May 1, 2014 - From staff reports:  Marie Freeman of Riverton recently completed an intensive training program to become a certified CruiseOne Vacation Specialist in Riverton.
As a franchise ... [more]

Mill Creek Metals turns attention to recycled materials

May 1, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  High demand driving up price of metals

Mill Creek Metals is under new management after two acquisitions that were spurred by booming recycled metals ... [more]

Digest

May 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Gas plant partially operating again
OPAL -- A Wyoming natural gas processing plant is operating at about 40 percent of its typical seasonal level just ... [more]

Zwonitzer changes mind on campaign

May 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- State Rep. Dan Zwonitzer has withdrawn from the Wyoming secretary of state's race.
The Cheyenne Republican says he decided that he would rather ... [more]

Cloud-seeding report positive

May 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Scientists are encouraged by preliminary research that shows seeding clouds enhanced the amount of snow in winter storms over mountain ranges in ... [more]

Highway patrol car hit by truck

May 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BUFFALO -- A Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper is recovering from minor injuries after his parked patrol car was struck by a pickup truck north of Midwest in ... [more]

Woman charged with driving car over boyfriend

May 1, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Lander woman was charged April 21 with two counts of aggravated assault for driving over her boyfriend the week before. The defendant, Teresa Leah Sunrhodes, ... [more]

Warmest weather of year not predicted to bring flooding this weekend

May 1, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wind River continues to have a moderate to high flood potential this spring, according to the National Weather Service, but experts do not expect high ... [more]

Valdez starts planning move to Riverton and CWC helm

May 1, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College president-elect Cristobal Valdez informed his current staff Wednesday that he will be moving to Riverton this summer.
He was hired ... [more]

District 25 to ban 'use of e-cigarettes' on school property and vehicles

May 1, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 in Riverton plans to revise its policy handbook to clarify a restriction on the use of cigarettes on school ... [more]

Note to our readers

May 1, 2014 - Staff:  Traffic to dailyranger.com has increased dramatically recently, and some visitors are seeing error messages and experiencing slower load times.
Please know ... [more]

Today

Apr 30, 2014 - Staff:  Births
QUIVER

A son was born to Brittney Little Whiteman, of Riverton, at 3:53 p.m. March 24, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

New positions added to county museums

Apr 30, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Museums Board is advertising for new positions at its three locations.
According to countywide museums director Scott Goetz, each museum in ... [more]

Museums board gains new trustee

Apr 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission appointed Carla Crofts to the group and heard complaints from the trustees' administrative assistant who was fired in ... [more]

Digest

Apr 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Gas plant fire finally out
OPAL -- A fire at a western Wyoming natural gas processing plant has finally burned out after five days.
A spokesman for ... [more]

Psych profile shows man on death row has full faculties

Apr 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A psychologist has determined Wyoming's lone death row inmate doesn't qualify as intellectually disabled, a finding that closes what could have been ... [more]

Boy from St. Stephen's killed in car wreck south of Laramie

Apr 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  Officials said U.S Highway 287 was icy and snow packed at the time of the crash.

A St. Stephen's boy died Monday after being involved in a ... [more]

Rails to Trails suspect sentenced

Apr 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  John Kalani Potter helped kill one person and permanently injure another person on the recreation path in 2013.

A judge meted out a stiff sentence ... [more]

Flood risk substantial as warmer temps arrive

Apr 30, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  Plentiful winter snow and a slow arrival or warm weather winter means increased potential for flooding along some main river basins when the mountain snowpack ... [more]

Valdez will be seventh president

Apr 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  When Dr. Cristobal Valdez takes the helm as president of Central Wyoming College on July 1, he will be seventh person to hold the title.
The college hired ... [more]

CWC picks Valdez: New president takes over July 14

Apr 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees selected Cristobal "Cris" Valdez as its next president during a special meeting Tuesday. The vote was ... [more]

Today

Apr 29, 2014 - Staff:  Births
PARRILL

A son was born to Chelsi Stark and Levi Parrill, of Lander, at 3:39 a.m. March 26, 2014, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

WDH donation program an option for unused meds

Apr 29, 2014 - From staff reports:  The medications can be re-dispensed to low-income residents who lack adequate prescription coverage.

The Wyoming Department of Health is encouraging ... [more]

New initiative puts consequences on display

Apr 29, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Students will get to experience jail cells, court hearings and emergency room setups at the Life RU Ready event May 6.

Fremont County ... [more]

Good ski year winding down in Jackson

Apr 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- The oldest and the largest ski resorts in the state enjoyed a strong winter 2013-14, both of them boasting historic numbers.
Heavy snowfall helped. ... [more]