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

Ranger News

Two contests for city council seats

Oct 26, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Two other positions have just one candidate on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

Two former members of the Riverton City Council are vying to ... [more]

Alligators on the way for 2015 fair, but no truck pull

Oct 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The sharks were such a hit at this year's Fremont County Fair that organizers cast about for something equally exciting, fearsome and out of place in Wyoming ... [more]

Ballots to include questions on lodging tax, judges and mill levy

Oct 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Local voters could see some odd questions when they go to the polls Nov. 4.

Lodging tax
Ballots in all Fremont County precincts are to include a ... [more]

Bizet show coming to Lander Met Opera

Oct 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lander Met Opera will present "Carmen" at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Carnegie Room at the Lander Library.
Georges Bizet created the opera from a play by the ... [more]

Today

Oct 24, 2014 - Staff:  Births
O'DEAN

A son was born to Brandy Hanson of Riverton and William O'Dean of Elko, Nev., at 3:09 p.m. June 3 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. ... [more]

Sweetest county in Wyoming

Oct 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Area bees produced 1.1 million pounds of honey in 2012

White bee boxes are a common site for local residents, but some might be surprised by how many ... [more]

Digest

Oct 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Emissions plan approved
GILLETTE -- A federal appeals court has sided with the state of Wyoming on a plan to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions from power ... [more]

Body is that of Wyoming man missing since 2000

Oct 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Human remains found in western South Dakota's Lawrence County last week have been identified as those of a man whose disappearance 14 years ... [more]

Facilities panel advises changes at several sites

Oct 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The state-run Wyoming Retirement Center in Basin would be privatized or closed, and the Wyoming State Hospital in Evanston and the Wyoming Life ... [more]

Peters wants second term as Shoshoni mayor

Oct 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Shoshoni Mayor Scott Peters says he is proud of the work he has accomplished during his four-year term in office.
He is asking town voters to elect him again ... [more]

HD 33 candidate Clifford said her focus would be more than reservation

Oct 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  During her campaign for Wyoming House District 33, Democrat Andrea Clifford of Riverton says she has felt ostracized at times because of her tribal ... [more]

Third murder suspect now held at state penitentiary

Oct 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The third defendant in a federal murder case from the Wind River Indian Reservation is to be delivered to federal custody soon. His two co-defendants were ... [more]

Woman charged in assault that resulted in death of boyfriend in trailer house

Oct 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An Arapahoe woman has been charged for attacking her boyfriend Oct. 11. The man, Clarence Joseph Tyler, subsequently died, but the charges do not accuse the ... [more]

Today

Oct 23, 2014 - Staff:  Births
MORGAN

A son was born to Lunissa Garcia of Thoreau, N.M., at 6:13 p.m. July 27 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby weighed 8 pounds, ... [more]

WY Outside hosting youth video contest

Oct 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wyoming youth ages 8-18 have an opportunity to show what experiencing nature means to them and exhibit their creative abilities by entering the second annual ... [more]

CWC launches new criminal justice program for Second Wind students

Oct 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College's Second Wind program is offering a six-month criminal justice program that starts Nov. 10.
The Second Wind program is designed to ... [more]

Digest

Oct 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Haynes to run as write-in again
CHEYENNE -- Taylor Haynes has launched a write-in campaign for governor.
Haynes finished a distant second in the ... [more]

Hard times for gold medalist; auction set

Oct 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  SALT LAKE CITY -- Mementos from the career of Olympic hero Rulon Gardner, including a USA Wrestling robe and a commemorative ring, will be auctioned off ... [more]

Woman airlifted after collision on highway

Oct 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three children escaped the crash unharmed.

Authorities are piecing together details of a highway traffic accident Wednesday that sent a Riverton ... [more]

Deputies tried to find murder suspect in two hours between alert and attack

Oct 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police were notified at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday that Jeremiah Shull, 22, of Riverton, was thinking of committing a crime.
Two hours later, police say, Shull ... [more]

Election Matchup: Fremont County Commission, District 1

Oct 23, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Democratic incumbent Keja Whiteman faces Republican Mark Lambert in the election Nov. 4 for the District 1 seat on the Fremont County Commission. Whiteman has ... [more]

Today

Oct 22, 2014 - Staff:  Births
MEJORADO

A daughter was born to Shannon Mejorado of Riverton and Jared Mejorado of Riverton at 2:28 p.m. June 24 at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

Cooking broccoli, cauliflower longer yields surprising taste

Oct 22, 2014 - By Russ Parsons, McClatchy Newspapers:  The flavor improves greatly when the vegetables have been cooked to almost a smearing texture.

Anyone who can turn on an oven knows the difference ... [more]

Digest

Oct 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  More than 12,700 absentee ballots so far
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Secretary of State's Office says it has received more than 12,700 completed absentee ... [more]

Lawsuit seeking protections across West for wolverines

Oct 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Another lawsuit has been filed challenging the government's denial of federal protections for the wolverine.
Thirteen advocacy groups and an ... [more]

Same-sex couples signing up across state

Oct 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gay couples were applying for marriage licenses statewide Wednesday, although at a slower pace than other states where bans were struck ... [more]

Lesser charge in bank 'kidnap'; defendant free

Oct 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Once facing life in prison for a kidnapping charge, a Riverton man was released Monday after six months behind bars.
A hearing that day for the defendant ... [more]

Smith resigns council seat; moving to New Jersey for new job

Oct 22, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton City Councilman Todd Smith has resigned.
The Ward 2 representative announced his resignation Tuesday night during the regular meeting of the council. ... [more]

Warm temps not harming beet harvest much, crop analyst says

Oct 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Warm weather is impacting the Fremont County sugar beet harvest, but it still stayed on schedule.
Warm afternoons this month have caused a little trouble for ... [more]

Murder suspect hears charge

Oct 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The man was charged in a Sunday stabbing death in rural Riverton.

"Can you tell me what your name is?"
It was a simple question, but for a long ... [more]