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Jul 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Falling rock kills girl during hike
LOVELL -- A falling rock measuring a couple feet wide and weighing about 50 pounds has killed a 4-year-old girl in ... [more]

'Clueless' remark by the candidate

Jul 9, 2014 - Lee Wiltz, Riverton:  Editor:
Ray Price, who is running for county commissioner from the Lander district, is giving everyone the perfect reason that districting the county was a ... [more]

Today

Jul 9, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
CARMAN
Phyllis A. Carman died Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at her home in Kinnear. She was 60. A memorial service begins at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 13, at ... [more]

County pulls plug on plan to recruit its own pathologist

Jul 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A plan, months in the works, to give Fremont County its own forensic pathologist has been scuttled, at least for now.
The problem came down to money.
The ... [more]

Search is on for man in stabbing case

Jul 8, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The victim's wounds were so severe that his intestines were protruding from his abdomen.
Police are looking for a man suspected of a stabbing at about ... [more]

Safety first at RAC pool this summer

Jul 8, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The summer swim season began June 23 at the Riverton Aquatic Center, but it isn't too late to sign up for classes due to a change in scheduling.
In the past, ... [more]

Riverton golf trio all make top 10 at state amateur

Jul 8, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  By Bruce Tippets
Sports Editor

Riverton golfers Zach Waxler, P.J. Thomas and Aaron Nirider all finished in the top nine Sunday at the Wyoming state ... [more]

Sheridan mayor to fill Schiffer's seat in Senate

Jul 8, 2014 - Associated Press:  SHERIDAN (AP) -- Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey will fill the Wyoming State Senate seat left vacant by the death last month of Sen. John Schiffer.
Schiffer, a ... [more]

Digest

Jul 8, 2014 - Associated Press:  Moderate growth projected
(AP) -- State economists are predicting a continuation of moderate growth in Wyoming in the months ahead.
The state is ... [more]

Balloon Block hunt begins

Jul 8, 2014 - Staff:  The annual Riverton Rendez-vous Balloon Block Treasure hunt begins today. The first clues is on page 12 of today's edition of The Ranger. The old-fashioned ... [more]

Today

Jul 8, 2014 - Staff:  CORRECTION
A photo caption on Sunday's front page misidentified the sponsors of a veterans float displaying the American flag during Friday's Pioneer ... [more]

How can the same person run for office under two names?

Jul 8, 2014 - By Rex D. Flemish:  Editor:
How can the same person run for two different offices under two different names?
I do not know Valaria Whiteman (Valaria Cardenas), but I do not ... [more]

Trauma conference now accepting registration for Aug. 14-17

Jul 8, 2014 - Staff:  The Wyoming Department of Health reminds emergency medical volunteers and professionals to register for the 44th Annual Wyoming Trauma Conference Aug. 14-17 in ... [more]

Jean Eichler

Jul 8, 2014 - Staff:  Marillyn "Jean" Eichler of Riverton died Saturday, July 5, 2014, at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. She was 86 years old.
Funeral services were ... [more]

Joan McGowan

Jul 8, 2014 - Staff:  Joan "Jody" McGowan of Riverton died Saturday, July 5, 2014, at the Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation - Wind River Center. She was 77.
A family graveside ... [more]

Dozens of fireworks-related calls to firefighters; no injuri

Jul 8, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  This year's Fourth of July holiday was "busy as all get-out" for local emergency officials, who spent the past weekend responding to fireworks-related grass ... [more]

Lawmakers might ban 'logrolling'

Jul 8, 2014 - Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Pending legislation would reiterate that it's a crime for a Wyoming lawmaker to offer to support a colleague's bill in return for a promise of ... [more]

County OKs new budget

Jul 8, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Plan leaves $640,000 surplus
Fremont County Commission-ers gave final approval Tuesday to a $40 million budget for the fiscal year that started July 1. ... [more]

Jackson still determining best way to stabilize slide

Jul 8, 2014 - Associated Press:  JACKSON (AP) -- Jackson officials are considering ways to stabilize a hillside that began sliding in April, threatening homes and businesses and eventually ... [more]

The beanball in baseball fact and fiction

Jul 8, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Baseball's beanball. It's part of the subtitle of Jason Turbow's book "Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing and Bench Clearing Brawls."
Turbow quips that ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 8, 2014 - Steve Peck, Publisher:  Thermometer
Sure enough, the weather got hot. It took a bit longer than most of us expected, but the odds were in favor of it. Strongly. This is July. ... [more]

Planes, choppers to fight wildfire west of Laramie

Jul 8, 2014 - Associated Press:  President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $615 million to help fight wildfires as the summer season is already prompting blazes across western ... [more]

Roper named all-cround cowboy at Pioneer Days

Jul 8, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Stan Williams won both team roping and mixed team roping.
Cowboy Stan Williams swept the team roping competition to capture the all-around buckle at ... [more]

Ambulance questions

Jul 6, 2014 - Steve Peck, Publisher:  Beset with fiscal difficulty, the department
is looking for answers in different places

Hiring a new director for the Fremont County Ambulance ... [more]

Mosquito count generally low in population centers

Jul 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The local mosquito population has been "pretty quiet" this year according to Fremont County Weed and Pest assistant supervisor Nancy Pieropan.
"I think it's ... [more]

Digest

Jul 6, 2014 - Associated Press:  Canadian had stolen truck in park
CHEYENNE (AP) -- A Canadian man faces a federal charge of transporting a stolen pickup truck after his arrest in ... [more]

Third-party candidates push for injunction on funding rules

Jul 6, 2014 - Associated Press:  q Secretary of State hopeful Jennifer Young and supporter Donald Wills sued Gov. Matt Mead and Secretary of State Max Maxfield in federal court last month. ... [more]

Wendell Victor Shields Sr.

Jul 6, 2014 - Staff:  Wendell Victor Shields Sr., of Lander, died Wednesday, June 28, 2014, in his home. He was 85 years old.
A celebration memorial will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July ... [more]

Cindy Hill gripes to bar about lawyer-legislators

Jul 6, 2014 - Associated Press:  By Ben Neary
Associated Press

CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill has fired back at state lawmakers who serve on a committee ... [more]

Bonnie B. Hill

Jul 6, 2014 - Staff:  Bonnie B. Hill, of Riverton, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at her home surrounded by family. She was 77 years old.
A viewing will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, ... [more]