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

Related Content:

State won't rush comment on new CO2 rules

Jun 19, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The federal government began taking comments Wednesday on proposed rules to cut carbon dioxide emissions. But Wyoming officials aren't rushing ahead ... [more]

Unusual June snowfall hits county, other areas of state

Jun 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  The National Weather Service says areas in Fremont County and Wyoming received up to 9 inches of snow this week.
Snow was reported in Dubois and in numerous ... [more]

City OKs two fireworks displays

Jun 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Residents living near Ron Saban Little League Complex worry the show June 26 will harm veterans.

The Riverton City Council approved two fireworks ... [more]

Colorado woman dies in one-vehicle rollover near Shoshoni

Jun 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 29-year-old Wiggins, Colo., woman was killed in a one-vehicle rollover at about 4 a.m. Wednesday east of Shoshoni.
Officials say Cheryl L. Rapue was ... [more]

Last trustees meeting for McFarland, first for Valdez

Jun 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wednesday night marked a changing of the guard at Central Wyoming College.
It was the last board meeting for retiring CWC president Jo Anne McFarland, who has ... [more]

Edith 'Babe' Brown

Jun 19, 2014 - Staff:  Edith "Babe" Brown, of Riverton, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 88 years old.
A viewing will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ... [more]

Shawn Warren

Jun 19, 2014 - Staff:  Shawn Warren, of Riverton, died Sunday, June 15, 2014. She was 55 years old.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 21, at Davis Funeral Home. ... [more]

Today

Jun 18, 2014 - Staff:  Births
WHITE

A son was born to Elisabeth and Jarrod White, of Dubois, at 7:29 a.m. April 12, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Good to have lawyer as gov to fight new EPA emission rules

Jun 18, 2014 - Fred Wyland, Riverton:  Editor:
I can't say I was ever glad to have a lawyer as the governor. There are enough of them in office as it is.
But if ever there was a right time, this ... [more]

Riding with the Rangers: The things some people do when it's Mining Edition season

Jun 18, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  I've got a fair number of Ranger Mining Editions under my belt, but a visitor to this office on Tuesday has me topped. And he's got some skin in the game -- ... [more]

Tilting toward Wyoming

Jun 18, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Whatever the energy demand, we are likely to be the one to fill it

This is some state we've got here.
Most of us know that already, but the annual ... [more]

Riding for Casper College, Lander's Krassin second at CNFR

Jun 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riley Krassin now must play the waiting game at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper.
Krassin, a Casper College standout from Lander, is second in the ... [more]

Riverton team takes fastpitch tourney

Jun 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Emotions ran high as the Riverton U.S. Energy fastpitch team won its home softball tournament Sunday in the Under-18 division.
After losing to the Rock ... [more]

Spree of car burglaries hits Riverton

Jun 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  Residents are reminded to lock their car doors due to a rash of car burglaries overnight Monday to Tuesday.
At 5:50 a.m. Tuesday, a person in the 900 block ... [more]

Longmire novel launches state reading program

Jun 18, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Residents in Fremont County will have the opportunity this year to participate in One Book Wyoming, a program designed to build community dialogue through ... [more]

County trims $300K from Riverton justice center project; work to begin next week

Jun 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Commissioners eliminated a decorative entrance, four security cameras and electronic card-reading door locks.

Facing a budget overrun, the Fremont ... [more]

Tribal officials detail truancy issues, stress successes in report to committee

Jun 18, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Educators and tribal officials told the Select Committee on Tribal Relations that problems with school attendance and graduation rates continue to trouble the ... [more]

Clifford C. Carnes

Jun 18, 2014 - Staff:  Clifford C. Carnes, of Riverton, died Monday, June 16, 2014, in Riverton. He was 84 years old.
There will be a private service.
Clifford C. Carnes was born ... [more]

Raiders chalk up two wins at GR tournament

Jun 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A three-day American Legion baseball tournament in Green River resulted in a 2-3 record for the Riverton Raiders.
The Raiders fell to the Evanston Outlaws ... [more]

Bill Briggs: The man who skied down the Grand

Jun 17, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  He's called the father of extreme skiing and America's most influential ski mountaineer.
Forty-three years ago this past Sunday, Jackson's Bill Briggs hiked ... [more]

Great showing for county in Shrine Bowl

Jun 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three out of the four Fremont County football players scored a touchdown in helping the North dominate the South 41-13 Saturday night at the annual Shrine Bowl ... [more]

Registration open for youth fishing derby

Jun 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  Registration is under way for the Boysen State Park Youth Fishing Derby scheduled for July 12 and held in conjunction with the Boysen Lake Marina, Shoshoni ... [more]

Today

Jun 17, 2014 - Staff:  Births
WATTS

A daughter was born to Rachel and Josh Watts, of Riverton, at 9:41 a.m. April 16, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 ... [more]

Teen risk behavior drops in Wyoming

Jun 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  The latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey shows a decline in smoking, drinking and fighting.

CHEYENNE -- Many dangerous ... [more]

Obscure export-import bank ignites battle

Jun 17, 2014 - By Rob Hotakainen, MCT Washington Bureau:  Critics say it's corporate welfare, unnecessarily putting taxpayers' money at risk.

WASHINGTON -- At roughly $25 a pop, there's good money to be made ... [more]

City, please do not give up on alley collection

Jun 17, 2014 - Stanley Presser, Riverton:  Editor:
Count me as against the city's plan to discontinue picking up trash in alleys. I am not convinced at all that this would save any time or money when ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 17, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Summer is near?
Four days before the official start of summer, we're not getting very summery weather. These cool, mostly cloudy days aren't what we're ... [more]

Digest

Jun 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Refinery powder upsets neighbors
CHEYENNE -- People who live near a Cheyenne oil refinery are upset after the facility released an ash-like powder that ... [more]

Reservoirs filling fast on upper Colorado system

Jun 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRINGS -- Strong spring runoff from heavy mountain snow is filling up reservoirs in the upper reaches of the Colorado River drainage in western ... [more]

Burke new Wyoming chief justice

Jun 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The justices of the Wyoming Supreme Court have elected James Burke to be the next chief justice effective July 1.
The justices announced Tuesday ... [more]