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'Feeling pain' trumps facts in race for the presidency

Jun 22, 2012 - By The St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  BlackRock Inc. managing director Michael Fredericks let about 3,000 investors in on a secret Tuesday evening at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis.
Remember ... [more]

Stanley, Francom to wed June 30

Jun 22, 2012 - Staff:  Dr. Scott and Shanell Stanley, of Riverton, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Alexiss Lou Stanley to Jeremy Wayne Francom.
The ... [more]

Ortman, Blumenshine to marry

Jun 22, 2012 - Staff:  Craig and Tracy Blumenshine, of Riverton, are pleased to announce the engagement of their son Kyle Blumenshine to Caroline Ortman, daughter of Don and Laural ... [more]

Riverton resident named as a Tillman Military Scholar

Jun 22, 2012 - Staff:  Three University of Wyoming students have been named Tillman Military Scholars for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Lisa Ohnstad, doctoral pharmacy/executive MBA, ... [more]

Joseph C. Bushyhead

Jun 22, 2012 - Staff:  Joseph C. Bushyhead, 57, of Fort Washakie, died Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at the Lander Regional Hospital.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Monday, June 25, at ... [more]

Lillian E. Dixon

Jun 22, 2012 - Staff:  Former Lander resident Lillian E. Dixon, 94, died Friday, June 8, 2012, at the Margaret T. Morris Center in Prescott, Ariz.
Cremation has taken place, and ... [more]

Shirley M. 'Grandma' Farwell

Jun 22, 2012 - Staff:  Shirley M. "Grandma" Farwell, 86, died Sunday, June 3, 2012, at her home in Lander.
Cremation has taken place, and there will be family memorial ... [more]

Monthly survey shows slower regional growth

Jun 22, 2012 - Staff:  OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Economic growth has continued to slow in rural areas of Wyoming and nine other western and midwestern states because of the problems in ... [more]

Today

Jun 22, 2012 - Staff:  Correction
In Thursday's Ranger, the page six story "Pitcher's 13-strikeout performance highlights Monday Babe Ruth Game" should have said the manager ... [more]

Aiden G. Eagle Road

Jun 21, 2012 - Staff:  Aiden G. Eagle Road, 5, of Lander, died Friday, June 15, 2012, in Rosebud, S.D., as the result of a traffic accident.
Traditional American Indian funeral ... [more]

Rodeo coaches end CWC stint on high national note

Jun 21, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The runner-up national finish by the Rustler women was the highest ever at the CNFR by either a women's team or men's team from CWC.

Rick and Lynn ... [more]

Pitcher's 13-strikeout performance highlights Babe Ruth game

Jun 21, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jordan Mills was in the zone all game long Monday night.
The Riverton 15-year-old recorded 13 strikeouts in a 14-5 win vs. the Lander Dodgers in a Babe Ruth ... [more]

'Fish With a Pro' Friday at Boysen Marina

Jun 21, 2012 - From staff reports:  Kids who may not have had an opportunity to fish before will get a chance to learn from the best Friday during a "Fish With a Pro" program at the Boysen ... [more]

Volleyball tournament June 22-24

Jun 21, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Spring Clasher volleyball tournament is happening in conjunction with Shoshone Indian Days on June 22-24 in Fort Washakie.
The tournament is co-ed ... [more]

Two more applying for District 25 seat

Jun 21, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Ted Ray, Scott Morrow have filed

Two additional filings Thursday morning bring to five the number of candidates for appointment to the Riverton ... [more]

Woman might avoid jail term in plea agreement on death of her baby son

Jun 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Pavillion woman charged in the November death of her infant son may escape jail time in exchange for probation if a judge accepts a plea agreement filed ... [more]

South Dakota authorities confirm Lander boy's death in Friday automobile accident

Jun 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Lander boy died and four others were seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash in South Dakota, according to South Dakota officials.
Terry Woster, public ... [more]

State must put lights at N. Federal intersections; rest optional

Jun 21, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A citizen committee has had its first meeting to discuss the North Federal Boulevard rebuild project in Riverton.
Business owners from Extra Care Auto, Sears, ... [more]

MOU with landowners concludes long Bunker Road disagreement

Jun 21, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The road will be public, with seasonal closures for half the year.

The years of controversy behind establishing Bunker Road as a public route ended ... [more]

Trial set for Cody homicide; death penalty will be sought

Jun 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A tentative trial date of March 15, 2013, has been set in the first-degree murder case of a Cody man accused of stabbing his wife to death with a ... [more]

Firefighters looking to gain upper hand in western states

Jun 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BELLVUE, Colo. -- More people evacuated by a northern Colorado wildfire are set to return home Thursday, the second wave of evacuees allowed back in as many ... [more]

Groups file suit over proposed development of CBM project

Jun 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Three conservation groups are suing the U.S. Interior Department over a plan to open the Fortification Creek area in northeast Wyoming to coal-bed methane ... [more]

Digest

Jun 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Senators voted to nix EPA rule
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Republican Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso supported a failed attempt to block the Environmental ... [more]

Main Street opportunity

Jun 21, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  A vacant lot on a downtown street corner comes along very, very rarely

The demolition of the old gas station building at the northwest corner of ... [more]

Two extra acres would make land gift better, and cutting weeds improves city for all

Jun 21, 2012 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
I am going to "kill two birds with one stone," metaphorically speaking. The two birds (issues) are the county's gift of the Major property to the ... [more]

All pain, no gain in southern Europe

Jun 21, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  As one Italian put it, "Things are so bad, that to save money, they've turned off the light at the end of the tunnel."

MILAN, Italy -- From the ... [more]

Riverton poultry processor could be first in state

Jun 21, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Facility may be the only one of its kind to be licensed in Wyoming.

The first state-recognized poultry processing facility could soon be open just ... [more]

County trucking companies recognized for fleet safety

Jun 21, 2012 - From staff reports:  Star Trucking, of Shoshoni, and Big Wyoming Trucking, of Riverton, received first-place awards at the Wyoming Trucking Association's annual awards luncheon in ... [more]

Edward 'Art' Dollard

Jun 21, 2012 - Staff:  Lander native Edward "Art" Dollard died Monday, June 18, 2012.
A memorial mass, with the Rev. Father David Erickson as celebrant, is at 10 a.m. Friday, June ... [more]

Marguerite J. Barquin

Jun 21, 2012 - Staff:  Marguerite J. Barquin, 83, of Kinnear, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at the Lander Regional Hospital.
Memorial services are at 2 p.m. Monday, June 25, at St. ... [more]