The Ranger (beta)

Fremont County's Daily Newspaper

News of Riverton, Lander and Fremont County, Wyoming, from the Ranger's award winning journalists.

Ranger Login

Related Content:

Riverton girls fourth, boys fifth in big Rock Springs Invitational golf tourney

Sep 4, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  RHS ends the regular season Thursday and Friday at the Green River Invitational.

Riverton High School golfer Lars Becker fired a career-low Thursday ... [more]

Long-ago words from Denver quarterback still with me today

Sep 4, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  When I first became a Denver Broncos fan, I loved Charley Johnson and I hated John Hufnagel. Perhaps hate is too strong a word, but I can tell you I didn't ... [more]

Dubois wallops Midwest to open 6-man grid season

Sep 4, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Dubois Rams opened the 6-man football regular season with decisive 61-27 win over the Midwest Oilers behind a 28-point fourth quarter. The game was ... [more]

Two missing near Washakie Dam; drowning feared

Sep 4, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County emergency responders continued searching Tuesday for two subjects who were reported missing at about 4:30 p.m. Monday at Washakie Dam about nine ... [more]

Councilman displeased over vagrants at city park; RPD says arrests alone can't fix problem

Sep 4, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton City Councilman Richard Gard is concerned about problems with littering and homeless people at City Park.
"I would like to discuss with this council ... [more]

Pool tournament drew 100 players

Sep 4, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Saturday's competition at Wind River Casino was the largest 8-ball event in Wyoming this year.

Becka Larkin of Livingston, Mont., decided to forego ... [more]

Alpine Lake Fire at 10,545 acres; warnings in place across much of Wyoming

Sep 4, 2012 - From staff reports:  After the Labor Day weekend, officials said the Alpine Lake Fire above Fort Washakie has burned a total of 10,545 acres since backcountry users first reported ... [more]

Patrol releases report in fatal wreck; seatbelts were being used

Sep 4, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Highway Patrol has completed its investigation into Saturday's one-vehicle rollover which took the life of a 25-year-old Riverton man.
Information ... [more]

New hazards for park visitors as wildlife starts moving lower

Sep 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Elk and other wildlife in Yellowstone National Park are beginning to leave the high country for lower elevations as they do every ... [more]

Powell to have just one candidate for mayor on general election ballot

Sep 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- Four people received enough write-in votes in Powell to run for mayor in November, but the ballot will only list one candidate after all.
Mayor Scott ... [more]

National Guard troops adding stress management to training

Sep 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Army National Guard is arming its troops with a new weapon: a skills set to cope with the stresses of military life.
According to media ... [more]

Digest

Sep 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming soda ash exports rise
LARAMIE -- Exports of Wyoming soda ash were up the first half of this year.
Marion Loomis is executive director of the ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Sep 4, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  No-Labor Day
The newspaper staff appreciated the day off Monday. It wouldn't have been a publication day anyway, but we did close the office of The ... [more]

Romney speech leaves out war

Sep 4, 2012 - By Matt Apuzzo, Associated Press:  It's the first time in 60 years that a Republican presidential nominee omitted the topic from his acceptance speech.

WASHINGTON -- With America ... [more]

Why is county commission race being re-run in whole district?

Sep 4, 2012 - Samuel Owenhall, Riverton:  Editor:
Why is the county commissioner race that had the ballot problem being re-run in the whole commissioner district?
Wasn't the problem only in that one ... [more]

Sarah Whiteplume

Sep 4, 2012 - Staff:  Sarah Whiteplume died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, in the hospital at Bismark, N.D. She was 39 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at ... [more]

Today

Sep 4, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Friday's Ranger, the page 5 story "District 25 budget more 'restrictive'" should have said the district's budget year begins July ... [more]

Cougars split a pair of conferences matches

Sep 4, 2012 - Staff:  Wind River sophomore Aspen Stagner helped the Cougars split a pair of conference matches on Friday. WRHS beat Big Piney, but lost to Kemmerer. The Cougars play ... [more]

Cowboy Golfers Win First Tournament Of The Season

Sep 4, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Junior Stewart Wins First Collegiate Event, While Jensen Picks Up First Win As Cowboy Head Coach
VICTOR, Idaho-(Sept. 4, 2012)-The Wyoming Cowboy golf ... [more]

Wolverines blanked by Powell 21-0

Sep 2, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Although a blue moon is a metaphor for something that occurs rarely, it also has a history that luck is pending. And as the blue moon was rising in the eastern ... [more]

RHS spikers end tourney with win over Natrona

Sep 2, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The good news for the Riverton Lady Wolverines volleyball team is they played a lot of volleyball in days two and three of their road trip to the Gillette ... [more]

Double-barreled Wrangler attack posts 40-6 win

Sep 2, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Aside from the usual last-minute adjustments customary to an opening game, perhaps the greatest challenge faced by the Shoshoni Wranglers and the ... [more]

Rustlers 1-3 in Salt Lake tournament

Sep 2, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College managed a 1-3 record Friday and Saturday at the Salt Lake City Invitational volleyball tournament.
The victory for the Rustlers came ... [more]

Inexperienced Tigers upended 28-0 by Cody to start season

Sep 2, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Late in the third quarter, Lander Valley High School was in position to tie up the football game vs. Cody at 7-7, but the Tigers couldn't pound the ball over ... [more]

LVHS golfers earn second-place tie on Park County courses

Sep 2, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Five balanced scores landed Lander Valley High School into a two-way tie for second on Friday at the Powell-Cody Invitational golf tournament.
The Tigers ... [more]

Good showing for Lander Valley volleyball in Montana

Sep 2, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Tigers took third place in the annual Border War tournament.
A trip to Billings, Mont., Friday and Saturday led to a third-place finish for Lander ... [more]

Long trip for Chiefs ends in 49-0 defeat

Sep 2, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The football field at Pine Bluffs High School is less than half a mile from the Nebraska border. Wyoming Indian made the long trek to eastern Laramie County ... [more]

Late Cougar drive comes up short vs. Kemmerer

Sep 2, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  A tight game between the home-standing Wind River Cougars and the visiting Class 2-A Kemmerer Rangers came down to the final minute Friday at ... [more]

Wyoming squanders chances in 37-17 loss at Texas

Sep 2, 2012 - By The Associated Press:  JIM VERTUNO,AP Sports Writer


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The Wyoming Cowboys had an early lead and a late chance to make a game of it against No. 15 ... [more]

One killed, another airlifted in rollover Saturday morning

Sep 2, 2012 - From staff reports:  Victim was recent RHS sports standout
A former star athlete was killed and his father injured severely in a one-vehicle rollover Saturday morning near ... [more]