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Final days of the Fremont County Fair

Aug 7, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Sixth-grader wins cow contest award in memory of Bill Bates, his late great-grandfather.

With tears streaming down her cheeks, Mary Bates leaned ... [more]

Community garden to host open house at new location

Aug 7, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The community garden at Central Wyoming College will have an open house and peace pole dedication at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8.
Sherry Shelley, the ... [more]

Yellowstone reinstates fire bans, closes trails

Aug 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone National Park is reinstating fire restrictions and closing some hiking trails and backcountry campsites as hot, dry ... [more]

Company plans adventure race

Aug 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A national adventure racing company is working with the state of Wyoming to stage an annual race centered in Casper.
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead on ... [more]

Rawlins fire not spreading

Aug 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS -- A wildfire in south-central Wyoming's Carbon County isn't spreading but continues to burn within its perimeter.
The Ferris Fire, about 30 miles ... [more]

Digest

Aug 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  State moves to stop PAWS for juniors
CASPER -- Wyoming is moving ahead with plans to eliminate a state proficiency exam for high school juniors next ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 7, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Different light
The calendar is well into August now, and the daylight clearly is shortening. We're still having nice, long days with light extending ... [more]

CBT took a chance with me

Aug 7, 2012 - By Chad Baldwin:  I grew up working with her at The Ranger

The others members of The Ranger's news staff thought she was crazy.
It was customary for Editor Carolyn ... [more]

City lacking consistency in day care issue

Aug 7, 2012 - Mike Trent, Riverton:  Editor:
There is something lacking in how the city is handling the problem of the person who wants to open a day care over on Big Horn Drive, and that is ... [more]

Emrys L. 'George' Greenhalgh

Aug 7, 2012 - Staff:  Emrys L. "George" Greenhalgh, 82, of Riverton, died July 31, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at ... [more]

Renee Marie Ostlund

Aug 7, 2012 - Staff:  Renee Marie Ostlund, 57, of Lander, died Aug. 2, 2012.
Memorial services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Lander High School. Reception will follow ... [more]

Charles A. 'Alex' McCrackin

Aug 7, 2012 - Staff:  Charles A. "Alec" McCrackin, 66, of Dubois, and Atlanta, Ga., died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, from an apparent heart attack while hiking with his family to Lake ... [more]

Today

Aug 7, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
GREENHALGH

Emrys L."George" Greenhalgh, 82, died Tuesday, July 31, at the Riverton Memorial Hospital. Services will be at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. ... [more]

School sports seasons off to a busy start

Aug 7, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Ahh, the dog days of summer ... are about over. It's August, and while the major leaguers are plodding through their season (it truly is a great time of year ... [more]

Lynch outlasts large derby field for big paycheck

Aug 7, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Luck was on the side of Riverton's Mike Lynch on Saturday.
Lynch survived the field of 23 cars to win his first demolition derby title at the Fremont County ... [more]

Jensen entering 11th season as UW head golf coach

Aug 7, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Joe Jensen is a veteran head golf coach at the University of Wyoming.
The Lander Valley High School graduate is preparing for his 11th season guiding the ... [more]

Rotary dunks ducks for a cause

Aug 7, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness' duck won the Riverton Rotary Club's duck race, which raised more than $3,000 for Rotary International's polio prevention ... [more]

Man of letters

Aug 5, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  There are fewer of them, and fewer of us who even know what they are

A spot check around the newspaper office in recent days found that not more than ... [more]

Candidate's positive attitude and campaign are refreshing

Aug 5, 2012 - Dwayne C. Oldham, Lander:  Editor:
I would like to express the appreciation I have for the refreshing candidate I see in Mr. Lloyd Larsen. Mr. Larsen believes the American dream is ... [more]

Newest shameful move from the Rich clan

Aug 5, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  Emil Eisenberg escaped from Berlin and the death sentence of Adolf Hitler's "Final Solution" to find sanctuary in the United States. He settled in Worcester, ... [more]

A little taste of fascism at home

Aug 5, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  You can find it from time to time in our nation's airports.

Here's a little riddle. "What is the difference between the TSA security agents at the ... [more]

PBS to seek deferred maintenance funds from Legislature

Aug 5, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Station's general manager plans to use the money to replace aging equipment.

The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees approved sending the ... [more]

Youths shed tears over steers

Aug 5, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Junior Livestock Sale was emotional for Shayde LeClair.
On one hand, the 14-year-old Shoshoni girl's steer, Tweedy, earned this year's reserve champion ... [more]

Dalbow to raffle hog for Tough Enough fund

Aug 5, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Vinnie Dalbow donated animals to benefit area families in need during his second and third years of showing hogs at the Fremont County Fair and Rodeo.
Last ... [more]

Fleaks bring daughter home in time for her second birthday

Aug 5, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The couple's baby, Madison, was born with a heart defect and had to have a transplant after several surgeries proved unsuccessful.

When former ... [more]

Shoshone National Forest group gets project funding

Aug 5, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Shoshone National Forest Resource Advisory Committee is seeking applications for additional projects.
The Shoshone National Forest announcement came in ... [more]

Digest

Aug 5, 2012 - From staff reports:  Chip sealing beginning on Togwotee
The Wyoming Department of Transportation has scheduled chip sealing to begin Monday, Aug. 6, on Togwotee Pass ... [more]

Sinks Canyon picks best scenic, wildlife contest pics

Aug 5, 2012 - From staff reports:  Blue grouse competed against moose, rocks in a river against wildflowers, and butterflies challenged snowstorms in the 32nd annual Sinks Canyon State Park ... [more]

United Way seeking help to connect children with books

Aug 5, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's youngest children may soon be seeing more books at home.
United Way of Southwest Wyoming executive director Suzanne Zutter said her ... [more]

The way it was: Buffalo barbecue -- 1974

Aug 5, 2012 - Staff:  Dubois has prided itself on hosting mid-summer festivities that attract visitors from far and wide. In early August of 1974, the Dubois Fire Department hosted ... [more]