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Drennen makes pitch to overturn murder conviction

Jul 31, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man serving a life sentence for first-degree murder in the shooting death of another man during a landlord-tenant dispute in May 2010 is arguing for ... [more]

Fremont County fair in full swing

Jul 31, 2012 - By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer:  Though no balloons could take off from the Central Wyoming College soccer fields last week, another aerial vehicle was able to land there Monday.
But this one ... [more]

Mountain lion seen in Pavillion

Jul 31, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Deer in town likely attracted the cougar, which has not been aggressive toward humans.

Wyoming Game and Fish officials are investigating the recent ... [more]

Study touts scooper planes for fires; forest chief differs

Jul 31, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A think tank says the U.S. Forest Service should pursue a much different strategy for using airplanes to fight wildfires, one that relies more ... [more]

Digest

Jul 31, 2012 - The Associated Press:  New wildfires in Wyoming
CHEYENNE -- Firefighters quickly attacked a new wildfire in Grand Teton National Park on Monday afternoon as they contained ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 31, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  New department head
The Ranger welcomes an important new staff member today. Jim Hart takes the reins as our director of advertising.
Most recently ... [more]

A hotel room beats a DUI bust

Jul 31, 2012 - By Walter Cook:  I've done a lot to avoid drinking and driving over the years.
I've walked home on frigid Wyoming nights in clothes better suited for Florida, hassled sober ... [more]

It's time to 'wake up' and oust Obama

Jul 31, 2012 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Editor:
People, let's impeach Obama before he keeps ruining this country. Wake up, America.
Obama has ruined this country, and you people cannot wake enough ... [more]

Walter John Brown

Jul 31, 2012 - Staff:  Walter John Brown, 42, of Arapahoe, died July 27, 2012, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, at Blue ... [more]

Today

Jul 31, 2012 - Staff:  Correction
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one caption with the story "Interior secretary: Grizzly delisting expected by 2014" misidentified the bears ... [more]

With two triathlons done, time to shoot for the moon

Jul 31, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  When we went to Riverton High School on Saturday morning, we were a bit sad thinking that the number of entries for the second annual Go Fremont County ... [more]

Tight saddle bronc field after day one of rodeo

Jul 31, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  California cowboy Michael Maher made the most of his first trip to the Fremont County Fairgrounds, setting the pace Monday night at the PRCA Ram Rodeo with a ... [more]

Frontier Days champ stops over for Riverton event

Jul 31, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Gabe Ledoux was one of the most popular cowboys to perform on Monday night at the PRCA Ram rodeo at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.
Ledoux didn't record a ... [more]

Sally Ride

Jul 29, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  In our space-friendly county, her accomplishments are appreciated

Fremont County always has had a soft spot in its collective heart for astronauts ... [more]

Basic inmate hygiene needs not being met at detention center

Jul 29, 2012 - Joe Lookingbill, FCDC inmate Lander:  Editor:
After exhausting all resources at my limited disposal of bringing attention to the living conditions at the Fremont County Detention Center in Lander, ... [more]

Every campaign's MVP: the advance person

Jul 29, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  For almost everybody in American politics -- except those shadowy individuals and companies, with their own unrevealed agendas, that make six-figure ... [more]

Newest isn't always greatest

Jul 29, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  What's your pick as the top invention in human history?

Sports fans watched with great interest at the turn of the century when ESPN began its ... [more]

In a demanding year, irrigators find ways to cope

Jul 29, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It wouldn't make much of a Hollywood blockbuster, but the story of this year's drought in Fremont County turns out to be one of cooperation between neighbors, ... [more]

County Fair sheep wagon show brings back vivid memories

Jul 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The permit issued by the Bureau of Land Management to the Davison Brothers of the Riverton area allowed federal range crossing for 1,300 sheep from May 25-29, ... [more]

Tribes want feds to start regulation of Internet gaming

Jul 29, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  With some states readying to start online gambling, Native American tribal leaders are calling on the federal government to step in as it did with ... [more]

Drive-By for Isbell's concert in Lander

Jul 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The ex-Drive-By Truckers performer will play an outdoor show by the Lander Bar at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2.

When Jeff Stanbury had the chance to bring ... [more]

Thompson receives award for sage-grouse protection

Jul 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission chairman Doug Thompson and other members of Gov. Matt Mead's Sage Grouse Implementation Team have received an award from U.S. ... [more]

Art Walk in Atlantic City puts creativity on display

Jul 29, 2012 - From staff reports:  Artists, crafts people and authors will display their work at several locations in Atlantic City when the community hosts its sixth annual Open House and Art ... [more]

State holding meetings to discuss drought conditions

Jul 29, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Agriculture will host two public meetings in central Wyoming that will address the agriculture industry and the current drought and ... [more]

Digest

Jul 29, 2012 - From staff reports:  Learn about natural gas vehicles
Encana Corp. is inviting the public to attend the Riverton Natural Gas Vehicle Ride & Drive event from from 11 a.m. to ... [more]

The way it was: Bigger grandstand -- 1965

Jul 29, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton was booming in the summer of 1965, with uranium exploration and production expanding rapidly, school construction in active mode, and housing popping ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jul 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  UW participates in booze safety program
LARAMIE -- Students, faculty, staff and administrators from the University of Wyoming recently participated in a ... [more]

Justin Greg Greenhalgh

Jul 29, 2012 - Staff:  Justin Greg Greenhalgh, 36, died Saturday, July 14, 2012, in Battle Mountain, Nev.
A memorial service was at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at the Riverton Senior ... [more]

Daniel B. King

Jul 29, 2012 - Staff:  Former Riverton resident Daniel B. King died July 23, 2012, in Santa Monica, Calif.
He was 35 years old.
Dan King was born Feb. 25, 1977, in Green River, ... [more]

Diane Patrice Hagemeister

Jul 29, 2012 - Staff:  Diane Patrice (Geer) Hagemeister, 65, died Thursday, July 19, 2012, at the Riverstone Hospice Home in Billings, Mont.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]