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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]

Rodeo coaches end CWC stint on high national note

Jun 21, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The runner-up national finish by the Rustler women was the highest ever at the CNFR by either a women's team or men's team from CWC.

Rick and Lynn ... [more]

Pitcher's 13-strikeout performance highlights Babe Ruth game

Jun 21, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jordan Mills was in the zone all game long Monday night.
The Riverton 15-year-old recorded 13 strikeouts in a 14-5 win vs. the Lander Dodgers in a Babe Ruth ... [more]

'Fish With a Pro' Friday at Boysen Marina

Jun 21, 2012 - From staff reports:  Kids who may not have had an opportunity to fish before will get a chance to learn from the best Friday during a "Fish With a Pro" program at the Boysen ... [more]

Volleyball tournament June 22-24

Jun 21, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Spring Clasher volleyball tournament is happening in conjunction with Shoshone Indian Days on June 22-24 in Fort Washakie.
The tournament is co-ed ... [more]

Two more applying for District 25 seat

Jun 21, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Ted Ray, Scott Morrow have filed

Two additional filings Thursday morning bring to five the number of candidates for appointment to the Riverton ... [more]

Woman might avoid jail term in plea agreement on death of her baby son

Jun 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Pavillion woman charged in the November death of her infant son may escape jail time in exchange for probation if a judge accepts a plea agreement filed ... [more]

South Dakota authorities confirm Lander boy's death in Friday automobile accident

Jun 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Lander boy died and four others were seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash in South Dakota, according to South Dakota officials.
Terry Woster, public ... [more]

State must put lights at N. Federal intersections; rest optional

Jun 21, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A citizen committee has had its first meeting to discuss the North Federal Boulevard rebuild project in Riverton.
Business owners from Extra Care Auto, Sears, ... [more]

MOU with landowners concludes long Bunker Road disagreement

Jun 21, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The road will be public, with seasonal closures for half the year.

The years of controversy behind establishing Bunker Road as a public route ended ... [more]

Trial set for Cody homicide; death penalty will be sought

Jun 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A tentative trial date of March 15, 2013, has been set in the first-degree murder case of a Cody man accused of stabbing his wife to death with a ... [more]