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Public invited to attend Fremont Co. cattle tour

May 17, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Angus Association's annual tour of Angus operations is happening this weekend in Fremont County.
Shoshoni area rancher Bob Pingetzer is serving ... [more]

Friends team up to build mobile chicken processor

May 17, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Birds of a feather flock together. Riverton friends Kathleen O'Leary and Steve Doyle have created a mobile poultry processor in hopes of having the community ... [more]

Local NAPA store earns recognition

May 17, 2012 - Staff:  NAPA Auto Parts Riverton has earned NAPA "Five Star Status" recognition for 2011, for the second consecutive year the local store has been honored and ... [more]

Donald E. Jacobs

May 17, 2012 - Staff:  A celebration of life service for Donald E. Jacobs, 86, a longtime resident of Lander, is at 4 p.m. Friday, May 18, at the Chapel of Mount Hope, Hudson's ... [more]

John H. Federer III

May 17, 2012 - Staff:  John H. Federer III, 64, general contractor and longtime resident of the Lander area, died Sunday, May 13, 2012, at his home, after a short battle with ... [more]

Today

May 17, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ADDISON

Former Riverton resident Arline N. (Stoner) Addison, 79, died from lung cancer Saturday, May 12, at her home in Wheatland. Cremation ... [more]

Thomas wins local qualifier

May 17, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  P.J. Thomas of Riverton won the U.S. Open local qualifying round on Wednesday at the Riverton County Club.
The 2010 Riverton High School graduate finished ... [more]

Lander girls win state 3-A soccer opener 3-2; Cody awaits in semis

May 17, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  BIG HORN -- Allison Schimming scored the game-winning goal Thursday morning with two minutes left in regulation to lift Lander Valley High School edge Star ... [more]

RHS sends contenders to state track and field meet

May 16, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kole Stewart hasn't had a positive experience in his previous two Class 4-A state track and field appearances, but the Riverton High School senior wants to ... [more]

Both RHS boys and girls soccer teams open against Sheridan at Class 4-A state tournament

May 16, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It's Riverton vs. Sheridan times two.
Both the Riverton High School boys and girls soccer teams will play their first-round matches against teams from ... [more]

County 1-A, 2-A schools ready for state track meet

May 16, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Distance runners, hurdlers and relays just about sum up Fremont County's Class 1-A and 2-A contingent at the state track championships in Casper this weekend. ... [more]

Wyoming guard Luke Martinez to speak at WIHS, St. Stephen's

May 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Wyoming men's basketball student-athlete Luke Martinez will speak at two schools on the Wind River Reservation about how Native Americans can succeed ... [more]

Filing opens Thursday for the Aug. 6 primary

May 16, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Primary election
- Filing opens May 17
- Filing closes June 1
- For federal and state offices, file with Wyoming Secretary of State
- For county ... [more]

On Shoshoni Day, town struts stuff

May 16, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Shoshoni may be one of Wyoming's smaller towns, but it can still draw a crowd.
On Saturday it attracted people from neighboring communities for its fourth ... [more]

Deputy, firefighter deliver baby at rural county home

May 16, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The duties of law enforcement officers and firefighters are not always about making arrests and putting out fires, as proved Wednesday morning when dispatch ... [more]

Oggs graduate ... times three

May 16, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The graduation May 5 at the University of Wyoming in Laramie was a triple celebration for the Ogg family of Riverton.
Christi Ogg and daughter Brandi, 32, ... [more]

Missing man located in South Dakota

May 16, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Riverton man reported missing Friday has been found in another state.
Riverton police Capt. Eric Murphy said Michael James Hanway, 48, was located safe in ... [more]

Digest

May 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Court hears murder appeal
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in the appeal of a Sheridan teenager convicted of murder in a ... [more]

State has second-worst workplace death rate

May 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming had the nation's second-highest rate of fatal workplace accidents in 2010 amid a post-recession rebound in oil and gas development, ... [more]

A sight to see

May 16, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Riverton's well-located facilities were bustling over the weekend

If the expanded Fremont County School District 25 "campus" along West Sunset Drive ... [more]

I hope there there's no pop quiz ...

May 16, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  I've often said that puns are my favorite form of humor, and lately some Internet friends have shared some really good ones, which I share with you here ... [more]

Colleges pressured to cut costs

May 16, 2012 - By Tony Pugh, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- The cost of a college education continues to increase faster than inflation; a phenomenon that's roiling family budgets and spurring calls for ... [more]

State and EPA seem 'a little too cozy' on fracking report

May 16, 2012 - Rick Callici, Riverton:  Editor:
Back wen the EPA came out with the information about fracking and the water around Pavillion, the State of Wyoming acted like it came right out of the ... [more]

Chrystal C. Dewey

May 16, 2012 - Staff:  Chrystal C. Dewey, 41, of St. Stephen's, died Saturday, May 12, 2012, in Riverton.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 17, at St. Stephen's Catholic ... [more]

Billy O'Neal

May 16, 2012 - Staff:  Billy O'Neal, 79, died Sunday, May 13, 2012, at the family ranch at Crowheart following a lengthy battle with cancer.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m. ... [more]

Today

May 16, 2012 - Staff:  Correction
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page one story "Downtown farmers market starts Wednesday" should have said Sherry Shelley's phone number is ... [more]

Yentes out as UW track/cross country coach

May 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- Don Yentes is out has head coach of the Wyoming track and field and cross country programs.
UW Athletics Director Tom Burman announced ... [more]

WHSAA strengthens social media policy

May 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- There wasn't one incident -- or even a series of incidents -- that led the Wyoming High School Activities Association to take on the issue ... [more]

Two commissioners to run again; Hickerson making up his mind

May 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners Doug Thompson and Dennis Christensen are seeking re-election for their respective offices, while the other incumbent whose seat is ... [more]

Downtown farmers market starts Wednesday

May 15, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton's new downtown farmers market begins Wednesday, May 16.
From 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday, a section of North Broadway Avenue off Main ... [more]