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Daniel Good

Jun 24, 2012 - Staff:  Lander native Daniel Good of Midvale, Utah, died on Thursday, June 21, 2012.
He was 46 years old.
A brief memorial service will be held at Holy Rosary ... [more]

Judy A. Coats

Jun 24, 2012 - Staff:  Judy A. Coats of Globe, Ariz,, who lived in the Lander and Jeffrey City area for some 20 years, died in her sleep at her son's home in Kingman, Ariz., on ... [more]

Fires grow in Wyoming and neighboring states

Jun 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Firefighters prepared for the worst this weekend as hot, dry and windy weather returned and revived a wildfire burning in the Medicine Bow National Forest in ... [more]

Saving water

Jun 24, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's easy, if everyone does it
Those of us who live in the requested water conservation areas ought to try to comply. It's the right thing to do. ... [more]

'Poultry pirates' want a fast buck without accountability

Jun 24, 2012 - By Chris Sherrard, Riverton:  Editor:
In reading Jack Lee's complaint of the Department of Agriculture's poultry processing rules creating "Poultry Pirates,"I felt compelled to respond. ... [more]

We could do with some Socrates

Jun 24, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  While technology continues to move forward at an ever-increasing rate, we humans don't have the ability to keep pace.

Rarely do we hear of the ... [more]

Raiders drop two to Powell Pioneers

Jun 22, 2012 - From staff reports:  Riverton has an open weekend and will host Lovell at Roy Peck Field next Tuesday in a double header that is set to begin at 2 p.m.

The Riverton ... [more]

Cardinals No. 1 seed for local Little League city tournament

Jun 22, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Cardinals locked down a No. 1 seed for the postseason Riverton Little League major division tournament after winning the five-team regular season title ... [more]

Rustlers continuing basketball recruiting

Jun 22, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  David Baety and Austin Hudson bring more height to the 2012-13 Central Wyoming College basketball roster.
The two are the latest players signed to play for ... [more]

Applicant field set for school board vacancy in Riverton

Jun 22, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Incumbent members of the Riverton school board will interview the five candidates and announce the appointment this month.

The five citizens who ... [more]

WyDOT seeks county's help to finish 17 Mile Road

Jun 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation and others met with Fremont County Commissioners to discuss how to cover a $2.15 million shortfall on 17 Mile Road's ... [more]

Time for a 'wakeup call' for Wyoming coal, WMA speakers say

Jun 22, 2012 - By Don Warfield, Staff Writer:  GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK -- Wyoming coal mining executives got a wakeup call Thursday, but it wasn't from the front desk of the Jackson Lake Lodge.
Three ... [more]

Minor fire dealt with quickly at KFC restaurant

Jun 22, 2012 - Staff:  The KFC restaurant in Riverton had to be evacuated Thursday afternoon after emergency personnel received a call of a fire at the business on North Federal ... [more]

Firefighters dread return of drier, hotter weather

Jun 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The return of hot, dry and windy weather has firefighters preparing for the worst at a wildfire burning in the Medicine Bow National Forest in ... [more]

Famed Wyoming locomotive on goodwill tour through Nebraska

Jun 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  OMAHA, Neb. -- Railroad history buffs can check out one of Union Pacific's historic steam locomotives in Omaha during the College World Series, and then watch ... [more]

Mead requests more time to review EPA frack rules

Jun 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead is asking the U.S. Interior Department for more time to study proposed federal hydraulic fracturing rules.
Mead opposes the proposed ... [more]

Digest

Jun 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Teen presumed dead in capsize
CASPER -- A 17-year-old from Colorado is presumed dead following a canoeing accident at Wyoming's Glendo ... [more]

Get busy, coal

Jun 22, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  New EPA regulations should inspire a major technological effort to comply

A month's worth of reporting as we prepared our 57th annual Ranger Mining ... [more]

Golden K appreciative of Riverton senior center

Jun 22, 2012 - Linda Bebout, Secretary, Riverton Kiwanis Golden K:  Editor:
We, as a club and individually, wish to add our names to the growing list of people who have expressed their appreciation for our Riverton Senior ... [more]

Home-grown 'air pocket'

Jun 22, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  My little daycamp neighbors are enjoying it

I've gained roommates this week.
To be more exact, I've gained yardmates this week -- not of the "lockup" ... [more]

'Feeling pain' trumps facts in race for the presidency

Jun 22, 2012 - By The St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  BlackRock Inc. managing director Michael Fredericks let about 3,000 investors in on a secret Tuesday evening at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis.
Remember ... [more]

Stanley, Francom to wed June 30

Jun 22, 2012 - Staff:  Dr. Scott and Shanell Stanley, of Riverton, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Alexiss Lou Stanley to Jeremy Wayne Francom.
The ... [more]

Ortman, Blumenshine to marry

Jun 22, 2012 - Staff:  Craig and Tracy Blumenshine, of Riverton, are pleased to announce the engagement of their son Kyle Blumenshine to Caroline Ortman, daughter of Don and Laural ... [more]

Riverton resident named as a Tillman Military Scholar

Jun 22, 2012 - Staff:  Three University of Wyoming students have been named Tillman Military Scholars for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Lisa Ohnstad, doctoral pharmacy/executive MBA, ... [more]

Joseph C. Bushyhead

Jun 22, 2012 - Staff:  Joseph C. Bushyhead, 57, of Fort Washakie, died Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at the Lander Regional Hospital.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Monday, June 25, at ... [more]

Lillian E. Dixon

Jun 22, 2012 - Staff:  Former Lander resident Lillian E. Dixon, 94, died Friday, June 8, 2012, at the Margaret T. Morris Center in Prescott, Ariz.
Cremation has taken place, and ... [more]

Shirley M. 'Grandma' Farwell

Jun 22, 2012 - Staff:  Shirley M. "Grandma" Farwell, 86, died Sunday, June 3, 2012, at her home in Lander.
Cremation has taken place, and there will be family memorial ... [more]

Monthly survey shows slower regional growth

Jun 22, 2012 - Staff:  OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Economic growth has continued to slow in rural areas of Wyoming and nine other western and midwestern states because of the problems in ... [more]

Today

Jun 22, 2012 - Staff:  Correction
In Thursday's Ranger, the page six story "Pitcher's 13-strikeout performance highlights Monday Babe Ruth Game" should have said the manager ... [more]

Aiden G. Eagle Road

Jun 21, 2012 - Staff:  Aiden G. Eagle Road, 5, of Lander, died Friday, June 15, 2012, in Rosebud, S.D., as the result of a traffic accident.
Traditional American Indian funeral ... [more]