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Bids for new elementary school exceed budget

Apr 10, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  District 25 superintendent Terry Snyder says he is optimistic the Wyoming Schools Facilities Commission will allow the district to move forward with its ... [more]

Woman pleads guilty to first-degree murder in death on reservation

Apr 10, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A plea agreement would limit Susan Lynn Chippewa's sentence to 35 years in prison.

A woman pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court to killing ... [more]

Bill extends federal help to rural water systems

Apr 9, 2015 - The Associated Press:  DENVER -- Senators from Colorado, Wyoming and Montana are co-sponsoring a bill to re-authorize training and other assistance for rural water ... [more]

Are smartphones truly evil?

Apr 9, 2015 - By Clair McFarland:  Or was it just an extended April Fools' Day?

April Fools' Day is such a party for all you tricksters, but it wouldn't be what it is without all the ... [more]

Skate park fundraising nears total; rec board adds $10K

Apr 9, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association and Dreamland Skateparks, which will be ... [more]

Today

Apr 9, 2015 - Staff:  Births
KIMSEY

A son was born to Jenny Kimsey of Riverton and Jimmy Kimsey of Lander at 11:20 p.m. March 6 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The ... [more]

Three county teams head to KW track

Apr 9, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Events start at 11 a.m. Friday at Harry Geldien Stadium.

With the first month of the track and field season behind them, the Riverton Wolverines, ... [more]

Today

Apr 7, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one story "Superintendent at Arapahoe out immediately" should have said Chantell Denson was superintendent ... [more]

Tips for spotting sandhill cranes

Apr 5, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Many sandhill cranes are migrating through Fremont County this spring. Catching a photo of one or two is simple with a little work and knowledge.
The birds ... [more]

Look past the deer's tongue

Apr 5, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Some hunters in the Pavillion area have reported harvesting deer with blue tongues, causing them to be concerned about consuming the animals' meat.
Wyoming ... [more]

Equestrian club volunteers every year to keep 14 miles of trail clear for all users

Apr 5, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wind River chapter of the Back Country Horsemen is preparing to clear 14 miles of the Continental Divide Trail as part of an annual project for the ... [more]

2015 Wrestler of the Year honors to Prosser

Apr 5, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  When Reece Prosser lost in the finals of the prestigious Ron Thon Memorial wrestling tournament in February, he was determined not to have a setback again. ... [more]

Tiger girls wallop Rawlins 12-0 as league year starts

Apr 5, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Despite playing some of the second half in snowy conditions, the Lander Tigers blanked the Rawlins Outlaws 12-0 in the Class 3-A Southeast girls soccer ... [more]

An easy fix to texting while driving

Apr 5, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  But just because it's easy doesn't mean it's every going to happen.

I looked out the window as son-in-law Adam accelerated through late-morning city ... [more]

Holiday of the sun

Apr 5, 2015 - Staff:  It's Easter, more than any other

Human eyes are watching the sky.
At Easter, we hope for nothing so much as a sunny day.
Our weather forecast for ... [more]

Digest

Apr 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Elk die when ice breaks
JACKSON -- Wildlife officials say more than 30 elk died after they fell through the ice on Palisades Reservoir, which straddles ... [more]

University chief stresses value of cooperation with Cheyenne

Apr 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A strong relationship with Cheyenne may be key to maintaining and improving the University of Wyoming.
Economic development and partnerships with ... [more]

The way it was: Paving preparation -- 1956

Apr 5, 2015 - Staff:  Riverton was being transformed in the mid-1950s due to the huge uranium discoveries east of town. The population was growing fast, and many civic improvements ... [more]

Smithsonian adds Arapaho art to permanent collection

Apr 5, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  An art piece by Northern Arapaho artist Robert Martinez will find its permanent home this month at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in ... [more]

Hunter takes world-record elk with crossbow

Apr 5, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  It is not easy setting a world record.
Albert Henderson found that out the hard way in September when he used a crossbow to harvest a monster bull elk on ... [more]

Bagpiper to perform, speak at museum event in Lander

Apr 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  "Fremont County's Scottish Heritage" is the second program in the Discovery Speakers Series.
The presentation begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Fremont County ... [more]

College OKs renewed tax mill levy for BOCHES

Apr 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees is planning to renew the half-mill levy that funds the Fremont County Board of Cooperative Higher Education ... [more]

Jobless rate better in February; labor force tally improves

Apr 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  After slumping as the new year began, Fremont County's job market brightened across the board in February.
The improvements weren't spectacular, but they did ... [more]

Crack in new Federal slab; replacement starts Tuesday

Apr 5, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The jackhammers will return Tuesday on South Federal Boulevard in Riverton. A crack that stretches from one side of the newly paved road to the other end near ... [more]

Rustler golfers open spring season in Colorado, Montana

Apr 3, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two spring golf tournaments are in the books for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers.
The Rustlers participated in Trinidad, Colo., last Thursday and ... [more]

County sends three students to state spelling bee; all advance to oral contest

Apr 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  The competition included spellers from Riverton and Lander.

All three of Fremont County's contestants at the 2015 Wyoming State Spelling Bee advanced ... [more]

Tyler attends powwow in Denver to represent tribe

Apr 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  Hundreds attend the Denver March Powwow each year to compete, dance, sell crafts, eat and gather with family members. Tribal members from across the United ... [more]

Riverton student on UW range management team that placed third at contest

Apr 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming placed third and five team members placed in the top 10 percent among the 158 students from 25 colleges and universities competing in ... [more]

District 25 looking to buy land for future expansion

Apr 3, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 is working to acquire land to house its growing student population.
Superintendent Terry Snyder said a capacity study ... [more]

Consumer scams are no joke, so beware of three common ones

Apr 3, 2015 - Shelley Polansky, Better Business Bureau:  April Fools' Day is over, but the perpetrators of scams and fraud pull pranks every day of the year. This means people of all ages need to be vigilant about ... [more]