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'Red flag' fire warning takes effect locally

Jul 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The National Weather Service has issued a "red flag" fire warning for residents in Riverton, Lander and throughout the Wind River Basin.
The status does not ... [more]

Accused of kidnapping, Brock says he is broke, illiterate

Jul 25, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The initial appearance on Thursday for the Riverton man arrested in the kidnapping of a young girl gave more insight into the case than most such ... [more]

Late fair parade entries welcome

Jul 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The annual procession starts at 6 p.m., with check-in beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Smith's Food and Drug on West Main Street.

It may be too late to ... [more]

Attorney, coroner, sheriff candidates debate at forum

Jul 25, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Republican candidates for elected offices locked horns Wednesday evening during a forum at Central Wyoming College's Little Theatre. Members of the 100-strong ... [more]

Evelyn R. Gimple

Jul 25, 2014 - Staff:  Evelyn R. Gimple, of Lander, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. She was 98 years old.
Cremation will take place, and ... [more]

David Wes 'D.W.' Harry

Jul 25, 2014 - Staff:  David Wes "D.W." Harry died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at New Horizons Care Center in Lovell. He was 91 years old.
A viewing will be at 1 p.m. Monday, July 28, at ... [more]

It's been a great summer for Riverton Babe Ruth ball

Jul 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  There is no question Saturday had to be one of the best days the Riverton Babe Ruth baseball league produced in a number of years.
The two all-star teams ... [more]

Run, ride, swim Saturday at Go Fremont County's fourth annual competition

Jul 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Go Fremont County Parade Day 5K, Cycle or Swim takes place this Saturday, July 26, in Riverton and signups will be accepted on Saturday morning.
Three ... [more]

Today

Jul 24, 2014 - Staff:  Births
TIMBANA

A daughter was born to Leona Timbana of Arapahoe and Troy Timbana of Arapahoe at 6:30 a.m. May 9 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. ... [more]

Start Up Institute returns to Jackson

Jul 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Silicon Couloir and Central Wyoming College have partnered to bring the third session of the Start Up Institute to Jackson in the fall.
The Start Up ... [more]

City coffee roastery using custom bike to make deliveries

Jul 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The family-owned business uses the machine to bring customers bags of roasted beans.

Brown Sugar Coffee Roastery has an eye-catching new promotional ... [more]

A fair sales tax for online shopping is a good proposition

Jul 24, 2014 - By The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News:  It's been nine years since Congress first took up online shopping's unfair sales tax advantage over brick-and-mortar retailers. But Virginia's Bob Goodlatte, ... [more]

CERA meeting 'over-hyped' and didn't amount to much

Jul 24, 2014 - Joseph Bowdlerdale, Riverton:  Editor:
On the letters by Mr. Laidlaw and Ms. Williams about the CERA meeting in Riverton, this was a hyped-up meeting that didn't amount to a hill of beans. ... [more]

Sometimes ordinary is pretty great

Jul 24, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  We'd all do well to celebrate the basics more often

"We're all so busy chasing the extraordinary that we forget to stop and be grateful for the ... [more]

Parade needs you

Jul 24, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Here are a few ways almost anyone can participate

The Fremont County Fair deserves a proper kickoff in the public eye, and the fair parade is a great ... [more]

Digest

Jul 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  School under-funding alleged
A coalition of seven Wyoming school districts says the state had underfunded K-12 schools by $151 million in recent ... [more]

Hill: Latest salvo by Legislature a 'smear campaign'

Jul 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The special legislative committee investigating Wyoming schools Superintendent Cindy Hill released its final report on Wednesday, formally rebuking ... [more]

Dig to begin at fossil cave

Jul 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of ... [more]

Man charged in child abduction

Jul 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The suspect is jailed in Lander on a $250,000 cash bond.

Prosecutors have charged a Riverton man with kidnapping for the abduction of 9-year-old girl ... [more]

Accused Sinks Canyon vandals waive hearings

Jul 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Circuit Court Judge Robert B. Denhardt transferred their cases to District Court on July 16.

Three defendants in a string of capers in Sinks Canyon ... [more]

Election Matchup: Fremont County Attorney (Part two)

Jul 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Both candidates in the closely watched Fremont County Attorney race, Michael Bennett and Pat LeBrun, addressed their views on sentencing, the Environmental ... [more]

Commercial parking in downtown lot concerns city officials

Jul 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton city officials are weighing potential changes to parking regulations at the public lot on Fremont Avenue and Broadway.
The lot is not regulated at ... [more]

15-year-olds trounce Rock Springs in 12-0 no-hitter

Jul 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton 15-year-old all-star baseball pitchers Brayden Draper and Reed Axthelm combined to throw a no-hitter in a 12-0 win over Rock Springs Wednesday in the ... [more]

Ice cream contest offering prizes for participants

Jul 23, 2014 - Staff:  The winner will receive a nickel-plated, engraved ice cream scoop.

The Ranger newspaper is offering a nickel-plated, engraved ice cream scoop as the ... [more]

Animosity in would-be peacemakers mirrors larger split

Jul 23, 2014 - By Laura King, MCT News Service:  CAIRO -- As U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry embarks on his latest Mideast mission, seeking to stem the escalating carnage in the Gaza Strip, he also wades ... [more]

Could construction work be halted during the fair?

Jul 23, 2014 - Evelyn Ricketts, Riverton:  Editor:
I am very worried about getting access to the county fairgrounds during the huge road building job on South Federal.
Is there some way the work could ... [more]

Lend a hand

Jul 23, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Community events such as Riverton Rendezvous don't happen by themselves

For a community festival such as the just-concluded Riverton Rendezvous, ... [more]

Little League all-stars 'fought hard' in district consolation loss

Jul 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton 9- and 10-year-old Little League all-star baseball team made a run in the district consolation bracket play Saturday but fell one win short.
Big ... [more]

Raiders face Laramie first in district postseason play

Jul 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The double-elimination tournament will continue Friday and Saturday in Rock Springs. The top four teams make the state tournament set for next week. ... [more]

Spirits high as Babe Ruthers go to state

Jul 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fresh off its district Babe Ruth championship Saturday in Worland, the Riverton 15-year-old all-star baseball team will carry a huge amount of confidence into ... [more]