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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]

Dems scrap old platform for new

Apr 15, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  In addition to nominating President Barack Obama for a second term in office, Fremont County Democrats decided Saturday to scrap a revised version of their ... [more]

Coroner: Increase in deaths from prescription drug abuse

Apr 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan cited prescription drug use as a growing factor in non-natural deaths his office investigates.
"We're seeing such a rise in ... [more]

Organizers want to bring farmers market downtown

Apr 15, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A fresh food fair would add a little flair downtown, according to a presentation by business owner Jerry Kintzler and Riverton Outreach Coordinator Sherry ... [more]

Commissioners discuss the county's flood preparedness

Apr 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Emergency Management coordinator Kathi Metzler presented good and bad news to commissioners in regard to possible flooding in the coming ... [more]

Cheney to speak at Republican state convention

Apr 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney has received last-minute medical clearance to return to his home state and speak at the Wyoming Republican ... [more]

School demolition in Rawlins stirs memories

Apr 15, 2012 - By Zachary Laux, The Associated Press:  RAWLINS -- Construction trucks rolled in this week to demolish Pershing Elementary School and, for some, the many memories the building holds.
"It's like your ... [more]

Threats prompt security hire at Wyoming agency

Apr 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER (AP) -- A state branch of the Social Security Administration has received funds to pay for security services after employees were threatened by people ... [more]

Digest

Apr 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Senate president seeks re-election
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming Senate President Jim Anderson has announced that he'll seek re-election to a fourth term.
The ... [more]

Vietnamese man buys a piece of the American dream

Apr 15, 2012 - By Margie Mason, The Associated Press:  HANOI, Vietnam -- Vietnamese businessman Pham Dinh Nguyen flew to the U.S. for the first time, drove to a tiny, frigid trading outpost and bought his own piece ... [more]

Michael D. Horton

Apr 15, 2012 - Staff:  Michael D. Horton, 32, died Monday, April 9, 2012, at his home in Riverton.
A memorial service is at 11 a.m. Monday, April 16, at the Faith Lutheran Church in ... [more]

William C. 'Bill' McBroom

Apr 15, 2012 - Staff:  Memorial services for former Riverton resident William C. "Bill" McBroom, 86, are at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at Evergreen Cemetery in Superior, Neb.
Mr. ... [more]

Anton J. 'Tony' Radman

Apr 15, 2012 - Staff:  Former Lander resident Anton J. "Tony" Radman, 59, of Ogden, Utah, died Monday, March 19, of an arterial blood clot while skiing.
Celebratory mass was ... [more]

Laurie A. Grosgebauer

Apr 15, 2012 - Staff:  Laurie A. Grosgebauer, 44, of Lander, died Wednesday, April 4, 2012, with family by her side in Lander.
Services will be at a later date.
Laurie Ann Lopez ... [more]

Bruce E. Dannaldson

Apr 15, 2012 - Staff:  Bruce E. Dannaldson, 62, died Wednesday, March 28, following a long illness.
Bruce Edward Dannaldson was born June 25, 1949, in Los Angeles to Ralph and Opal ... [more]

Larry C. Pickett

Apr 15, 2012 - Staff:  Former Pavillion resident, Larry C. Pickett, 70, died Monday, March 26, 2012, at his home in Centralia, Wash. He had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer ... [more]

Duane E. Carson

Apr 15, 2012 - Staff:  Duane E. Carson, 80, of Anchorage, Alaska, died Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at the home of his son, Dean Carson, in Riverton.
According to his wishes, cremation ... [more]