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State ranked third best for business climate

Sep 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming is being recognized again as one of the best places in the United States to do business.
The state is ranked third in Pollina's 2012 ... [more]

Mary Lucille Willow

Sep 6, 2012 - Staff:  Mary L. Willow died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at her home following a lengthy illness. She was 83 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, ... [more]

Today

Sep 6, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
SCOTT

Carol M. Scott, 71, formerly of Lander, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at her residence in McAllen, Texas. Private memorial services will ... [more]

Riverton hosts high school rodeo this Saturday, Sunday

Sep 6, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three veteran Fremont County rodeo athletes will be at home for the final time at the high school rodeo level Saturday and Sunday in Riverton.
Coley Nicholls ... [more]

Wolverines look to break through vs. Green River

Sep 6, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton football Wolverines will try to avoid a second consecutive 0-2 start when they travel to Green River for their second of three a non-conference ... [more]

Rustlers get comeback victory over Northwest

Sep 6, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College volleyball coach Tiffany Stauffenberg felt the match vs. Northwest College on Tuesday night was slipping away when the Rustlers were ... [more]

UW guard savors first college start vs. Texas

Sep 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Jake Jones may have a lot of fond memories when his football career comes to an end.
One that will stick out is his first game at the University of ... [more]

Cowboys edge past Giants 24-17 to open season

Sep 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Jason Witten was supposed to stay home. Kevin Ogletree was supposed to be a bit player.
And the replacement officials were supposed to ... [more]

Wolverines get singles wins on tennis court

Sep 5, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two victories in the Riverton High School boys singles positions vs. the Powell Panthers proved to be the highlight on the tennis courts Saturday.
In the No. ... [more]

Shoshoni, Wind River knock heads Thursday night

Sep 5, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Thursday's 7:30 p.m. kickoff in Shoshoni marks the 49th meeting of the Shoshoni Wranglers and the Wind River Cougars on the gridiron.
Since the consolidation ... [more]

Riverton High School cross country stars improve

Sep 5, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Olivia Thompson and Jillian C'Bearing vaulted into the top 10 for Riverton High School Friday at the Rawlins Invitational cross country meet.
Thompson ... [more]

Settlemire posts four state Class 4-A swim times

Sep 5, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Jordan Settlemire, swimming in her first meets of the season for the Riverton Lady Wolverines, qualified for the state high school swim meet in four events ... [more]

Mahoney pulls out of Ward 1 city council race

Sep 5, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton councilwoman Diana Mahoney announced Tuesday that she has withdrawn her name from the election race against Jonathan Faubion.
"I would like everyone ... [more]

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]