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County to plan talks on building fairgrounds at Major site

Sep 5, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners on Tuesday said they want to host a series of meetings to elicit the public's desire for a new fairgrounds on agricultural land in ... [more]

Drought takes toll on hay

Sep 5, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Fremont County growers are getting mixed results out of their crops while hay production is forecast to be among the lowest in decades.
According to an Aug. ... [more]

Search and rescue recovers body from Washakie Dam

Sep 5, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County rescue workers recovered the body of Chelsea Friday, 22, of Ethete, Tuesday from the Washakie Dam about nine miles west of Fort Washakie. ... [more]

Mountain lion spotted in Lander

Sep 5, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials confirmed a mountain lion sighting at a downtown business in Lander early Wednesday morning.
"The whereabouts of the mountain lion are unknown at ... [more]

Out-of-state businesses show increasing interest in Wyoming

Sep 5, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The number of out-of-state businesses looking at locating in Wyoming has doubled over the past two fiscal years, according to a report from the ... [more]

Digest

Sep 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Truck crash kills couple
BUFFALO -- Two people are dead after a heavily loaded semi-trailer lost its brakes on a steep slope on the eastern flanks of ... [more]

Crossing the river

Sep 5, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  A second road and bridge out of Riverton might prove too big to tackle

For years Fremont County elected leaders, business people and travelers ... [more]

State needs legislators who can 'think about a lot of things'

Sep 5, 2012 - Carole Hiller, Riverton:  Editor:
On Aug. 23 I read the state news article on how Mr. Childers, the state representative, feels he lost in the primary election because he was against ... [more]

'Summer Triangle' still dominates

Sep 5, 2012 - By Carl Manning:  August skies are behind us, and we had a rare "blue moon" on Friday, Aug. 31. One of the several definitions of a blue moon is when there are two full moons in ... [more]

How about a fact-based campaign?

Sep 5, 2012 - By The St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  Here's a suggestion for President Barack Obama as he prepares for his big moment on stage at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.:
Embrace ... [more]

Shawn M. Brogdon

Sep 5, 2012 - Staff:  Shawn M. Brogdon, of Riverton, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 25 years old.
Celebration of Life services will be at 10 ... [more]

Gerald P. 'Jerry' Headley Sr.

Sep 5, 2012 - Staff:  Gerald P. "Jerry" Headley Sr., of Arapahoe, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at the Wyoming Medical Center. He was 66 years old.
Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Today

Sep 5, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the page A-5 story "Fremont County libraries offer longer business hours" should have said the libraries in Lander and ... [more]

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]