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Rez hunters place second, inch closer to state finals

Jan 27, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  This year, Ted Rivera, Rv Hereford Jr. and Rv Hereford Sr. said they got serious about their hunting skills and they decided to enter the Wyoming Best of the ... [more]

County won't take more action on Bennett in Drennen's case

Jan 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission has decided not to ask Wyoming Attorney General Gregory A. Phillips to re-examine the Gabriel Drennen case. The county board also ... [more]

RPD wants no part of new, standardized dispatch procedure

Jan 27, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials at the Riverton Police Department say they aren't interested in using the new, nationally standardized dispatch program recently purchased by the ... [more]

C.A. 'Buck' Buchanan Jr.

Jan 27, 2014 - Staff:  C.A. "Buck" Buchanan Jr. died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, after a short illness. He was 85 years old.
The funeral will be Friday, Jan. 31, in Uvalde, ... [more]

Girls get encouragement, advice at Saturday event

Jan 27, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Girls from Fremont County schools came together Saturday at Central Wyoming College to be a part of annual Girls Day Out events organized by the Soroptimist ... [more]

Baker fought weeds for 38 years

Jan 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The county's longtime weed and pest supervisor retired in December after bringing many innovations to his field.

After 38 years of battling weeds, ... [more]

Lander dominating on mats over Mountain View

Jan 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Tigers had a successful home wrestling opener on Thursday night by pounding Mountain View.
Lander controlled the lower weights to chalk up a 46-16 ... [more]

Shyatt expects to be back on bench

Jan 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE -- Larry Shyatt said he had tears in his eyes. But they were tears of joy.
The University of Wyoming men's basketball coach wasn't on the bench ... [more]

Indoor track season under way for RHS

Jan 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Wolverines made their indoor track debut last Friday at the Gillette Invitational meet.
The Wolverines held their own against the other 4-A and ... [more]

Libraries, museums weigh sharing internal work

Jan 24, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Maintenance and tech support positions are under discussion.

Members of the county library and museums boards are discussing the possibility of ... [more]

Council draws another letter of interest for vacancies

Jan 24, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A fourth Riverton resident has submitted interest in serving on the Riverton City Council, which has two vacancies.
Waylon Oldman's residence on the 1300 ... [more]

Charges dropped in meth case; lawyers fail to reach a deal

Jan 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Attorneys' mistakes left few options for continuing to prosecute the case against a Riverton man arrested during a county-wide drug bust in May, a judge has ... [more]

It's a great time to be a Broncos fan

Jan 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Denver Broncos mania is back.
This is a great time to be a Denver Broncos fan.
Winning will do that.
Having Peyton Manning as the quarterback of your ... [more]

Teens' large 'junk wood' bonfire causes concern

Jan 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Firefighters extinguished a bonfire Tuesday evening that was causing some concern for residents north of Riverton.
A woman reported the blaze at about 9 p.m. ... [more]

Newspaper awards

Jan 24, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Work in The Ranger was judged Wyoming's best in several categories

The Ranger participated again this year in the Wyoming Press Association's annual ... [more]

Yellowbear's religion case sent back to original judge

Jan 24, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  Andrew Yellowbear Jr. finally has won a court ruling.
A federal appeals court says a judge in Wyoming was wrong to dismiss the convicted child murderer's ... [more]

First step in Syria talks: put an end to the atrocities

Jan 24, 2014 - By Newsday:  As international talks in search of a cease-fire and regime change in Syria get under way this week in Switzerland, there is a humanitarian disaster unfolding ... [more]

Achievers

Jan 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lorimer honored for handcart work
Scott Lorimer of Riverton was honored in November for his work acquiring land and developing historic sites related to ... [more]

Digest

Jan 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Problem found with coal crusher
GILLETTE -- A Gillette-area coal mine had to temporarily stop work near one of its crushers because of a problem found ... [more]

Lander student receives award to continue studies at UW

Jan 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Nicola "Nico" Holt of Lander was awarded the first-ever Community College Transition Award from Wyoming's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive ... [more]

Today

Jan 24, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursdays Ranger, the page five story "Spring to bring two new cafes" should have said the contractor Apodaca and Sons Construction has ... [more]

Kindness matters, both to the giver and the recipient

Jan 24, 2014 - Tracy Morrin, Riverton:  Editor:
I was touched by an unexpected act of kindness recently. I was in a store the previous week to get some little books to send to my twin ... [more]

Writers gather at library for readings, support

Jan 24, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Poetic phrases filled a room Thursday at the Riverton Branch Library as writers from Fremont County participated in a night of readings.
The event was part ... [more]

Counties might be reimbursed for lost funds

Jan 24, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming should pay county governments to keep them whole if Congress cuts a longstanding program that compensates them for lost tax revenue on ... [more]

Students share their dreams on MLK Day

Jan 24, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Arapahoe School fifth-grade students from the class of Tanis Young-Manning and Shiela Stark shared their own dreams Monday at the Fremont County School ... [more]

Snowmobilers leading by example

Jan 24, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  A friend of mine from Seattle is coming to Wyoming soon -- to go snowmobiling.
He's not what you would think of as a typical snow machine guy.
He's more yoga ... [more]

Injuries reported in four-car wreck

Jan 23, 2014 - Staff:  A four-car accident took place Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of East Pershing Avenue and North Federal Boulevard in Riverton, resulting in the arrest ... [more]

Wyoming comes back in second half for victory at Air Force

Jan 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  No coach, no problem for the University of Wyoming men's basketball team.
OK, it wasn't that easy, but the Cowboys overcame a 15-point first half deficit -- ... [more]

Conference season starts Friday for Riverton

Jan 23, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With the non-conference part of their schedules full of memories, the Riverton High School boys and girls basketball teams now play for the records that ... [more]

CWC men stun powerhouse Sheridan 70-67

Jan 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Ryan Nemelka had the game of his Central Wyoming College career Wednesday night, connecting for seven 3-pointers, including the game-winner in a dramatic 70-67 ... [more]

Trey at buzzer gives road win to Rustler women

Jan 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kiara Skinner nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to propel the Central Wyoming College women's basketball team to its most-impressive victory of the season, ... [more]

Today

Jan 23, 2014 - Staff:  Clarifications
Coverage of the Tad Barnson homicide and subsequent prosecution of brothers Alan and Vernon Brown for the crime has said that Barnson's ... [more]

Muller first teacher at Arapahoe to receive national certification

Jan 23, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A first-grade teacher with Fremont County School District 38 is the first in the school's history to receive her National Board Certification.
Tricia Muller, ... [more]

Spring to bring two new cafes

Jan 23, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Old Town Coffee is creating a Riverton location, and Roasted Bean and Cuisine will open on Main Street.

Riverton residents looking for a place to sit ... [more]

Let's have a long, healthy debate over NSA snooping

Jan 23, 2014 - By The Miami Herald:  Three takeaways from President Obama's speech on surveillance: (1) Unexamined expansion of NSA programs has been halted, at least for now. (2) The president ... [more]

Nobody seems to care about the public's safety anymore

Jan 23, 2014 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
Let's see. Marijuana is now legal to buy, the speed limits are already at a crazy speed, yet they are asking to have them increased?
People don't ... [more]

Searching for the genuine

Jan 23, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  Sometimes it's in a pair of shoes, but don't bet on it

"New times, new traditions," reads the headline of a recent newspaper article.
The story on ... [more]

The numbers agree

Jan 23, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  There is only one explanation for Fremont County's improved jobs picture

Every time there is a good report on the unemployment rate nationally, there ... [more]

Digest

Jan 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Another Dem enters Senate race
A second Democrat is getting into Wyoming's U.S. Senate race.
Rex Wilde of Cheyenne announced his candidacy Wednesday, ... [more]

Lawmaker will try for repeal of the 'Hill bill'

Jan 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  A Rock Springs lawmaker says he will sponsor a bill to reverse the changes made to the state superintendent of public instruction office.
The GOP-controlled ... [more]