The Ranger (beta)

Fremont County's Daily Newspaper

News of Riverton, Lander and Fremont County, Wyoming, from the Ranger's award winning journalists.

Ranger Login

Ranger News

National Theatre Live launches new season with Greek tragedy

Sep 8, 2014 - From staff reports:  The 2014-2015 season of National Theatre Live begins with "Medea" at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lander Library, 200 Amoretti St.
Helen McCrory (Fuente Ovejuna) ... [more]

The way it was: Tiger cheers -- 1989

Sep 8, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lander Valley High School's football cheerleaders did most of their work 25 years ago during night games, but when Shoshoni came to the county seat for an ... [more]

Digest

Sep 8, 2014 - From staff reports:  CWC to host chuck wagon dinner
An evening of live entertainment and a Dutch oven dinner are planned for 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Central Wyoming ... [more]

Trustees mull canceling partnership with BOCES

Sep 8, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 21 Board of Trustees is looking into the role the Board of Cooperative Education Services plays in the district.
During ... [more]

Hefty tickets for plus-80 drivers

Sep 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol says it has ticketed more than 1,100 people for going over 80 mph since the new speed limit took effect July 1.
The ... [more]

One Shot Antelope Hunt display opens at Pioneer Museum

Sep 8, 2014 - From staff reports:  The exhibit features antelope mounts, photos of the hunt, programs and other memorabilia.

A new display on the earliest days of the One Shot Antelope ... [more]

Tree spraying operations to close some campgrounds in county

Sep 8, 2014 - From staff reports:  Work may begin Saturday on the Washakie and Wind River ranger districts.

Several Shoshone National Forest campgrounds will be closed for a day or ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Sep 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Enrollment up
LARAMIE -- First-day enrollment for the fall semester at the University of Wyoming is up nearly 100 students from last year.
Preliminary ... [more]

Annual Festival of the Cowboys set for Saturday in Crowheart

Sep 8, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Sixth Annual Festival of the Cowboys will be celebrated from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Crowheart Community Center.
The free event will include ... [more]

Meth charges against woman bound over

Sep 8, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A search of Yolanda Chavez revealed a weapon, cash and drug paraphernalia.

A Fort Washakie woman has had her charges on selling methamphetamine bound ... [more]

Bebout part of state energy trade mission to Asian nations

Sep 8, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  State Sen. Eli Bebout of Riverton is traveling to Asia this week with other state lawmakers as part of the state's continuing effort to find energy markets ... [more]

Today

Sep 5, 2014 - Staff:  Births
ANDERSON

A daughter was born to Alicia Willow of Fort Washakie and Keavin Anderson of Fort Hall, Idaho at 3:13 p.m. July 22 at SageWest Health ... [more]

Digest

Sep 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Body found near ski trail
JACKSON -- A survey crew has found human remains off a trail at the Snow King ski resort in Jackson.
Police say the remains ... [more]

Wyoming highway deaths well ahead of 2013's count so far

Sep 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Highway deaths in Wyoming so far this year are well ahead of the total count for all last year and police say cell phone use, not wearing a seat belt and ... [more]

Gosar pushes Mead for longer series of debates, but the governor declines

Sep 5, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Pete Gosar called on Gov. Matt Mead on Thursday to agree to five additional debates between now and Election Day ... [more]

Police arrest man for probation revocation

Sep 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Levi Chancellor told officials he had been using methamphetamine and had been awake for two days when police found him shirtless and shoeless in the middle ... [more]

Test shows no West Nile virus in Riverton; city to continue its doubled spraying schedule

Sep 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Public services director Kyle Butterfield responded to a citizen question about Riverton's mosquito abatement program during a meeting this week at City Hall. ... [more]

Cool summer a boon for barley crop

Sep 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  If Corona tastes a little better this fall, thank a Fremont County farmer. The local malt barley crop is shaping up to be bigger and better than average, ... [more]

City expects rollout trash receptacles to arrive by November

Sep 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  City council made decision after contentious discussion

The decision to eliminate most of the residential alley dumpsters in Riverton and replace ... [more]

Team searching lake for remains of Uden victims

Sep 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Investigators started scouring a Sublette County lake for the bodies of Gerald Uden's victims Monday, but they still had not found the remains of Virginia Uden ... [more]

Today

Sep 4, 2014 - Staff:  Births
ANDERSON

A daughter was born to Lindsey Anderson of Riverton and Rowdy Anderson of Riverton at 10:32 a.m. May 12 at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

High winds, low humidity trigger red flag warning

Sep 4, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The highest wind speed recorded Wednesday in Riverton was 38 mph, with gusts reaching 46 mph, according to the NWS.

National Weather Service ... [more]

Watery soil drives up cost of Riverton justice center project

Sep 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  Unforeseen costs of $25,000 have arisen in the Riverton justice center project, and Fremont County commissioners agreed to pay the bill at a meeting ... [more]

Vote won't alter GOP dominance in Legislature

Sep 4, 2014 - By Trevor Brown MCT News Service:  There are a lot of unknowns for the Nov. 4 election.
But one thing is certain: Republicans will keep majority control in the state House and Senate after all ... [more]

Digest

Sep 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Wild horse roundup postponed
CHEYENNE -- The federal government has agreed to postpone a planned roundup of about 800 wild horses in Wyoming to give ... [more]

Damp August sets record in Riverton

Sep 4, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  August 2014 was the wettest on record for the Riverton area based on numbers from the National Weather Service office northwest of town.
Meteorologist Brett ... [more]

Riverton woman's cabin vandalism case transferred to District Court

Sep 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  The fourth defendant in the case of a pair of vandalized Sinks Canyon cabins waived her preliminary hearing and had her case transferred to District Court on ... [more]

Decker Mine to be sold; deal grants access to coal port planned in Washington

Sep 4, 2014 - By The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Coal companies announced an agreement Thursday to consolidate ownership of a Montana mine in a deal aimed at boosting exports of the ... [more]

Digest

Sep 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Driver cited in fatal crash
CODY -- A Cody man has been cited for careless driving in a crash that killed a motorcyclist from Colorado.
The Wyoming ... [more]

Coal giant lowers production estimate for next three years

Sep 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Recent heavy rain and congested rail lines have caused a Powder River Basin coal company to lower its production estimates for this year, and the ... [more]