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Lyle Donoven

Jul 10, 2014 - Staff:  Lyle Donoven, of Lander, died Monday, July 6, 2014, at his home after being diagnosed with cancer in September.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, ... [more]

Charles 'Chuck' Fenton

Jul 10, 2014 - Staff:  Charles "Chuck" Fenton, of Hidden Valley, died Friday, July 4, 2014, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River. He was 93 years old.
A memorial service ... [more]

Clarence E. Axtell

Jul 10, 2014 - Staff:  Clarence E. Axtell, formerly of Fremont County, died of natural causes Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in Aurora, Colo.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 13, ... [more]

Esther Lea (Olson) Luers

Jul 10, 2014 - Staff:  Esther Lea (Olson) Luers died Friday, July 4, 2014, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River. She was 85 years old.
Services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Yvette R. Blackburn

Jul 10, 2014 - Staff:  Yvette R. Blackburn, of Arapahoe, died Friday, July 4, 2014, in Casper. She was 50 years old.
Funeral services were Thursday, July 10, at 50 Miller Lane in ... [more]

Raiders squeeze out 8-7 conference win against Green River

Jul 9, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  T.J. Paulsen laid down the game-winning bunt for the Riverton Raiders in an 8-7 American Legion baseball conference victory over the Green River Knights ... [more]

Baker named MVP of U.S.-Canada 6-man game

Jul 9, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wyoming representatives Sterling Baker and Seth Bennett played a pivotal role in helping Team USA destroy Team Canada 53-6 Saturday on the football field in ... [more]

Faulty gauge boosts release from Jackson Lake in error

Jul 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A faulty water level monitor has increased the release of water from Jackson Lake.
The malfunction happened between Thursday and Monday. U.S. Bureau ... [more]

Kids at the border

Jul 9, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Finally, something to get the nation's attention on our immigration predicament

Amid the steady drone of political posturing on immigration reform of ... [more]

Lake Owen wildfire 80 percent contained; 140 on site

Jul 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Firefighters have gained 80 percent containment on a wildfire burning in the Medicine Bow National Forest west of Laramie.
The wildfire near Lake ... [more]

Grad rate dips in Lander; officials studying issue

Jul 9, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 1 Board of Trustees hope to see graduation percentages increase. Recently the trustees reviewed previous graduation rates for ... [more]

Reward offered in missing man case

Jul 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people or person responsible for the disappearance ... [more]

City OKs City Park site for planned skate park

Jul 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The skate area will be 68 feet wide and 166 feet long, with
protective berms on either side.

The City of Riverton has approved a location for a ... [more]

Third arrest in vandalism rampage in Sinks Canyon; court dates set next week

Jul 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  A third person has been arrested in connection with damage done in May to two cabins in Sinks Canyon.
James Robert Webb, born 1993, had his initial ... [more]

Consider possibilities, in the sky and elsewhere

Jul 9, 2014 - By Carl Manning:  I was talking to a fellow the other day about this monthly column, and he told me enjoyed reading it but that sometimes it gets a little bit too complex. I ... [more]


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]


Jul 9, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
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]


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]


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]