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June meetings to address future highway projects in Wyoming

Jun 14, 2015 - From staff reports:  WyDOT will visit with residents Monday in Lander.

A series of public meetings has been scheduled in June to address future highway improvement ... [more]

Spearfishing tournament organizer charged with wasting hundreds of fish

Jun 14, 2015 - The Associated Press:  An organizer of the recent Freshwater Spearfishing Nationals on Keyhole Reservoir near Gillette has been charged with wasting game fish after more than 350 ... [more]

Good showing for area alcohol establishments in spot check

Jun 14, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department undertook an alcohol compliance check in May.
Of 22 businesses tested, officials said 21 passed.
"We did have one that failed, ... [more]

Sioux ledger artwork on display at museum

Jun 14, 2015 - From staff reports:  The exhibit features paintings by Sioux warrior Red Hawk.

A new traveling display at the Fremont County Pioneer Museum in Lander explores Sioux ... [more]

Worse than meth

Jun 14, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Pharmacetical-style drug abuse is a bigger problem than most realize

Abuse of prescription drugs in Wyoming is a deadly problem. The Wyoming ... [more]

Going on 104 years old, there is still 'quite an agenda'

Jun 14, 2015 - Helen Potts, Riverton:  Editor:
I was born Oct. 2, 1911. Soon I'll be 104. I have read an article calling attention to dying and aging. My birthday is coming right up, and it ... [more]

New suicide prevention effort family's labor of love

Jun 14, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A web. A bridge. A helping hand.
These are the roles the Cook family envisions for their budding project: a peer-to-peer support system for children ... [more]

The way it was: Art on the street -- 1986

Jun 14, 2015 - Staff:  There was an all-county flavor to a downtown art festival in Riverton 29 years ago this week.
More than two dozen local artists and craft experts set up shop ... [more]

Lydia Alberta Norman Harris

Jun 14, 2015 - Staff:  Lydia Alberta Norman Harris, of Kinnear, died Thursday, June 11, 2015, at Morning Star Manor her family present. She was 96.
A rosary is recited at 7 p.m. ... [more]

International relations, badminton-style

Jun 14, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  Years ago my dorm buddies and I tried to win the overall intramural sports title for our floor during the coming school year.

In retrospect it often ... [more]


Jun 14, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Street reopens after building collapse
LARAMIE -- A block in downtown Laramie has reopened after being closed for nearly a week following a building ... [more]

Three Wolverines, one Ram in Casper for Shrine Bowl game

Jun 12, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three Riverton Wolverines and one Dubois Ram are a day away from playing in the annual Shrine Bowl football game.
Players from Riverton are Brandon Fullerton, ... [more]

CWC big man signs with Cowboys

Jun 12, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Hayden Dalton is moving into the University of Wyoming men's basketball program.
The 6-foot-10, 190-pound player was a freshman center last year for the ... [more]


Jun 12, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A daughter was born to Sequoia Blindman of Ethete and Garrett Shoyo Sr. of Fort Washakie at 4:47 p.m. May 11 at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]


Jun 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  Riverton student makes dean's list
Haley Marie Snell of Riverton has been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at South Dakota State ... [more]

Eleven county students make UW president's honor roll

Jun 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming has listed 11 students from Fremont County on the 2015 spring semester president's honor roll.
The president's honor roll consists ... [more]

Wyoming Catholic College graduates fifth class

Jun 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  The school also announced a new $11 million fundraising campaign.

Wyoming Catholic College sent off its fifth graduating class May 16.
Several of ... [more]

Her Many Horses earns scholarship

Jun 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Mark K. Ulmer Memorial Native American Scholarship Foundation has announced that Keegan Her Many Horses, a 2015 Wyoming Indian High School graduate, has ... [more]

Lander girl competes at international science fair

Jun 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  Six female students were chosen earlier this year to represent Wyoming from May 10 to May 15 at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in ... [more]

Senior center 'complainers' want to restore center to 'its original glory'

Jun 12, 2015 - Wanda Durham, Riverton:  Editor:
The director of the Riverton Senior Citizens Center recently distributed a "letter" to a select group of local individuals proclaiming that most of ... [more]

Older drivers, tougher rules

Jun 12, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming took a look at it, and the issue probably will rise again

Wyoming legislators spent some committee time in recent days exploring the ... [more]

Prison term for Arizona man in fatal fight

Jun 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- An Arizona man involved in a fight at a Casper hotel that left a New Mexico man dead has been sentenced to two to five years in prison.
Dwayne Bahe, ... [more]

State's water supply looking good as summer approaches

Jun 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Thanks to abundant rain over the past two months, the water supply Wyoming relies on for municipal and agricultural use is heading into the summer months well ... [more]

State rig count unchanged; national tally down by nine

Jun 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  HOUSTON -- Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by nine this week to ... [more]

River recedes after passing flood stage

Jun 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  Flood concerns eased Friday as the Wind River at Riverton began receding Friday after rising a foot above flood stage early in the day.
The river level ... [more]

Justice center move-in done; local functions going well

Jun 12, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County employees have completed their move to the new justice center on North Major Avenue in Riverton.
The undertaking was relatively seamless ... [more]


Jun 10, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A daughter was born to Brandice Olson of Riverton and Jesse Olson of Riverton at 7:56 a.m. April 23 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. ... [more]


Jun 9, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page one story "Brock changes plea in abduction; he still can be sentenced to maximum" should have said David ... [more]

Cornell lab sage grouse film debuts

Jun 7, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Cornell Lab of Ornithology released The Sagebrush Sea, a documentary about the greater sage grouse and its habitat, on the TV program Nature on May 20. ... [more]

Look but do not touch: Newborn animals best enjoyed at a distance

Jun 7, 2015 - From staff reports:  Newborn animals, from goslings to fawns, are common sights in Fremont County in the spring, and many wildlife species are giving birth to their young over the ... [more]