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Time to include Cuba in summit of Americas?

Apr 18, 2012 - By The Los Angeles Times:  Once again, Cuba was absent from the Summit of the Americas. Yet the communist nation might as well have attended the gathering last weekend in Cartagena, ... [more]

No evidence ever found to link accused Nazi guard to crimes

Apr 18, 2012 - Marian Bellinger, Riverton:  Editor:
In the 1980s I recall reading that Holocaust Groups had searched for 12 years for evidence that would nail John Demjanjuk and found none.
And from ... [more]

Looking for a Yellowstone bear?

Apr 18, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- For wildlife enthusiasts hoping to catch a glimpse of wolves, grizzly bears and bison at Yellowstone National Park, the best place to be on the ... [more]

State gets federal funds to assist on flood damage

Apr 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming has been awarded about $20 million in federal funds to help pay the costs of repairing roads damaged by last year's flooding and ... [more]

Digest

Apr 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Man saves child thrown from car
CHEYENNE (AP) -- A Cheyenne man is credited with helping save the life of a 2-year-old who ended up on Interstate 80 after ... [more]

RHS sweeps team titles during home meet on Tuesday

Apr 18, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Riverton boys and girls took the team honors in one of the quickest meets of the season Tuesday in Riverton.
The entire meet took a little less than four ... [more]

Ashdown gets five goals as RHS girls thrash LVHS

Apr 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Marcia Ashdown scored five goals Tuesday to propel Riverton High School to a commanding 7-0 girls soccer victory over Lander Valley High School.
The victory ... [more]

RHS boys get 4-1 victory over Lander on LVHS soccer field

Apr 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Josh Wright and Tristan White scored two goals apiece in a balanced offensive attack for Riverton High School as the Wolverines beat Lander 4-1 in boys soccer ... [more]

Was woman's sentence lighter than if she had been a man?

Apr 18, 2012 - Marsha Ileman, Riverton:  Editor:
In response to the previous letter to the editor about the punishment for the school teacher accused of a sexual offense, I think the same could be ... [more]

Edith P. Fessler

Apr 18, 2012 - Staff:  Memorial services for Edith P. Fessler, 77, of Lander, are at 2 p.m. Friday, April 20, in the Chapel of Mount Hope, Hudson's Funeral Home in Lander.
Edith ... [more]

County plans to eliminate 8-Mile voting precinct

Apr 18, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese is proposing to eliminate a voting precinct in the Pavillion area while expanding one in the Lander area and splitting up ... [more]

Council lifts lid on changes to city codes; weeds, signs among topics

Apr 18, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  City code enforcement marked one of two lengthy discussions at a Riverton City Council work session.
City administrator Steven Weaver addressed the council ... [more]

Mock anthrax crisis showed readiness of alert system

Apr 18, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A recent readiness drill tested the preparedness of the Fremont County Public Health Department in dealing with a large-scale anthrax exposure.
The exercise ... [more]

State Rep. Goggles to seek re-election in November

Apr 18, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  State Rep. Patrick Goggles, D-Ethete, announced Saturday at the Fremont County Democratic Convention that he will be seeking re-election in November.
"I ... [more]

At-large felon back in custody

Apr 17, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A felon who had been at large since after mistakenly being released from the Wyoming State Penitentiary was arrested Monday at a Riverton residence.
Riverton ... [more]

Former county resident killed in plane accident

Apr 17, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Winnemucca, Nev., man killed in the plane crash Friday in Sweetwater County was a former Fremont County resident.
A family member of Cranfill "Buster" ... [more]

At the Ag Expo

Apr 17, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Faith Ridgely, a third-grader at Arapahoe School, volunteered to dress up like a cow. By decking herself in ears, a sandpaper tongue, blown up balloon udders ... [more]

Agency proposes a takeover of trash collection

Apr 17, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A tribal agency is proposing to take over management, collection and transportation of trash collected at the four transfer stations on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Forest Service mulls opening bat caves

Apr 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- The U.S. Forest Service is considering lifting a two-year closure of caves and abandoned mines in Colorado and several other states ... [more]

Wyoming exports boom in 2011

Apr 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Last year was big for Wyoming overseas and across borders.
Wyoming exports shot up by nearly a quarter last year, on the strength of stronger soda ... [more]

Digest

Apr 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Senators oppose 'Buffett rule'
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso opposed a Democratic proposal to raise income tax rates on wealthier ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Apr 17, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  North Korea's dud
No one outside Pyongyang could claim to be happy about North Korea's test launch of a long-range ballistic missile last week, but for ... [more]

Regular folks vs. John Edwards

Apr 17, 2012 - By Stephen R. Weissman, McClatchy Newspapers:  Last week, jury selection began for John Edwards' trial in Greensboro, N.C. He's charged with accepting and concealing nearly $1 million in illegal campaign ... [more]

Now the sheriff and the coroner can read minds

Apr 17, 2012 - Chester Davies, Riverton:  Editor:
I guess we can all add "mind reader" to the list of skills of the Fremont County Coroner's office and the Fremont County Sheriff. They have decided ... [more]

Presenter to speak about Anasazi artifact

Apr 17, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Jack States, a retired professor from the University of Northern Arizona, is the guest presenter for the public meeting of the Fremont County Archaeological ... [more]

Donald J. 'Bill' Aragon

Apr 17, 2012 - Staff:  Donald J. "Bill" Aragon, 69, of Fort Washakie, died Friday, April 6, 2012, at the Lander Regional Hospital.
Traditional American Indian funeral services are ... [more]

Today

Apr 17, 2012 - Staff:  Clarification
In Friday's Ranger, the page five photo "Firefighters' donation" cutline should have said the money was raised for the Tough Enough to ... [more]

His sports passion spans a half-century

Apr 17, 2012 - By Courtney Heischman:  Editor's note: Craig Blumenshine's daughter, Courtney Heischman, hijacked his weekly column in The Ranger to celebrate his 50th birthday.

Anyone who ... [more]

Webb garners three firsts during RMS invitational

Apr 17, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Middle School athletes earned individual track and field crowns during the Riverton Middle School Invitational on Saturday at Wolverine Track.
RMS ... [more]

Lander native to play basketball in Alaska

Apr 17, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Ruth O'Neal isn't finished playing college basketball.
The Sheridan College sophomore signed a national letter of intent to play basketball next season at the ... [more]