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Bodies recovered from crash site

May 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A rescue team has recovered the bodies of two brothers whose small plane crashed into a mountain near Yellowstone National Park three weeks ago.
The ... [more]

Big flood-protection effort in Saratoga

May 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Crews continued stacking sandbags to protect the town of Saratoga from the rising flows in the North Platte River on Tuesday as weekend rains on top ... [more]

Lockdown at Casper College after gun report near campus

May 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Casper College was locked down briefly Wednesday after a report of shots fired nearby.
Casper police Sgt. Lyle Berg says reports came in just after 4 ... [more]

Amateur dueled pro winner at Saltwater

May 28, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Collegiate Justin Kelley had the lead through the 17th hole on Monday before being overtaken by pro Zahakai Brown.

Riverton Country Club golf pro ... [more]

Strong showing by RHS seniors at state track meet

May 28, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four seniors capped their Riverton Wolverines track and field careers Saturday at the Class 4-A state meet, finding their way to the podium in Casper.
Shepp ... [more]

Today

May 28, 2014 - Staff:  Births
NAJERA

A daughter was born to Adelle and Elder Najera, of Riverton, at 1:54 p.m. April 14, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 ... [more]

Tribal member says he sought proper practice of tribal law

May 28, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Eastern Shoshone tribal member Wade W. LeBeau came before the Shoshone General Council and Business Council during a council meeting April 5 with an issue that ... [more]

Man's death attributed to meth overdose

May 28, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  A Lander man who died May 3 did not suffer a heart attack as initially reported.
Toxicology results from the Fremont County Coroner's Office stated Gregory A. ... [more]

Second class graduates from Fort Washakie High School

May 28, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A second group of seniors graduated from Fremont County School District 21 on May 17. The Fort Washakie school honored its three graduates -- Maria Enos, ... [more]

LeBrun details his view on jurisdiction, county attorney's role

May 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County attorney candidate Patrick LeBrun made a campaign stop at the May 5 meeting of the Fremont County Republican Women. The group made no decision ... [more]

Woman in wheelchair carried from burning house by firemen

May 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The fire had penetrated the structure while she was still inside.

Firefighters rescued a disabled woman Tuesday from a burning home on Sherry ... [more]

Michael 'Mike' Widmayer

May 28, 2014 - Staff:  Michael "Mike" Widmayer, of Riverton, died Sunday, May 25, 2014, at his home. He was 73 years old.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 30, at the First ... [more]

Donald H. Jevne

May 28, 2014 - Staff:  Donald H. Jevne, formerly of Riverton, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at his home in Springdale, Ark. He was 70 years old.
A viewing will be 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 ... [more]

Flood warning still in effect

May 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A flood warning remains in place through the weekend for the Wind River near Dubois and Riverton.
According to the National Weather Service, "very warm" ... [more]

Ruth Francis Spoonhunter

May 28, 2014 - Staff:  Ruth Francis Spoonhunter, of Tucson, Ariz., died Friday, May 23, 2014, at Avalon Health Care in Tucson, Ariz. She was 82 years old.
A memorial service ... [more]

Constance 'Connie' Hays

May 28, 2014 - Staff:  Constance "Connie" Hays, of Riverton, died Friday, May 23, 2014, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 66 years old.
Funeral services were Tuesday, ... [more]

K-3 students pick 'Willow Creek' for new school name

May 28, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton elementary school students in grades K-3 have chosen Willow Creek as the name for the new K-3 elementary school to be built at 1200 W. Monroe Ave. ... [more]

A home for Odd Fellows

May 28, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The historic cemetery grounds are worth taking care of in the public sphere

Something was missing from Riverton's Memorial Day ceremonies ... [more]

Episode of the abandoned dog illustrates big problem

May 28, 2014 - Linda Rood, Riverton:  Editor:
This letter is being written to clarify several points raised from my @257;rst letter and to heighten the awareness of the "dumping" of unwanted dogs ... [more]

The intriguing case of Elizabeth Warren

May 28, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  She's a liberal who works with conservatives, and a presidential prospect who truly seems to mean she's not interested.

In her recently published ... [more]

New candidates file for SD25 and HD33

May 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  A second candidate also joined the field for Shoshoni mayor.

Candidates continue to file this week for national, state and local offices representing ... [more]

Students pick Willow Creek as name of new elementary school

May 28, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 students in grades K-3 have selected Willow Creek as the name for Riverton's new elementary school, which is planned to open ... [more]

Past soccer star at RHS still contributing as volunteer

May 27, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Would you put your life on hold for a couple of months each year, taking leave from your work, and the pay that goes with it, to pursue your passion and the ... [more]

Pre-camp football practice this week for Wolverines

May 27, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With the kickoff of the fall 2014 football season on his mind, Riverton Wolverine head coach Pat Patterson, entering his second season, is back and ready to ... [more]

Chief standout first to sign with new cross country team at Central Wyoming College

May 27, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The new Wyoming Indian High School graduate has won the last two Class 2-A Wyoming cross country individual titles for WIHS coach Chico Her Many Horses. ... [more]

Arizona pro goes 19 under par to win Saltwater golf

May 27, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Phoenix professional Zahkai Brown cashed in big time winning the 40th annual Saltwater Classic on Monday with a 19-under score at the Riverton Country Club. ... [more]

Today

May 27, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page on story "Another HD 33 candidate files; Lummis is in" should have said Mike Bailey of Riverton filed Monday ... [more]

Doubt greets Putin's vow to honor result of Ukraine vote

May 27, 2014 - By Carol J. Williams, MCT News Service:  KIEV, Ukraine -- Russian President Vladimir Putin vows he is ready to deal with whoever wins Ukraine's presidential election. But his latest pledge to ... [more]

City suffers from lack of good property maintenance

May 27, 2014 - Don Jones, Riverton:  Editor:
It is true that Riverton is a mess. Alleys are full of Dumpsters without lids, without tree limbs that are cut to fit in the yard waste ... [more]

Tuesday notes

May 27, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Holiday
The offices of The Ranger and Ranger Printers were closed Monday for Memorial Day, and your daily newspaper staff is appreciative of the day ... [more]