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CWC Lander residence hall scheduled to be complete Aug. 1

Jul 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  June's construction report at Central Wyoming College centered on two projects ongoing in the Lander area.
The first involves a new bunkhouse residence hall ... [more]

Glenn Wayne Tanner

Jul 3, 2014 - Staff:  Glenn Wayne Tanner died Monday, June 23, 2014, in Cheyenne. He was 62 years old.
He will be interred at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 26, in Mount Hope Cemetery in ... [more]

Today

Jul 3, 2014 - Staff:  Births
HANGER

A son was born to Ashley Cox of Riverton and Clayton Hanger of Riverton at 3:30 a.m. May 11 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The ... [more]

County launching Independence Day festivities Thursday

Jul 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fourth of July festivities begin Thursday in Fremont County with the Old Fashioned Community Independence Day Celebration in Pavillion.
"Everything is going ... [more]

Digest

Jul 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Another bike rider killed
CASPER -- A New York state man has been killed in an accident while bicycling on a road in Wyoming.
The Wyoming Highway ... [more]

Senate chief says he doubts Hill will face impeachment; report critical

Jul 2, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A special legislative committee investigating Wyoming schools Superintendent Cindy Hill released a scathing report Tuesday concluding she failed to ... [more]

Two charged with felonies for ransacking Sinks cabins

Jul 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Investigators say the suspects stayed in each house for several hours "partying and basically ransacking and destroying everything they could get their ... [more]

Riverton's new public services director starts work July 14

Jul 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Kyle Butterfield will start work as Riverton's new public services director on July 14.
He was the only finalist for the spot, which was vacated last year by ... [more]

Past museum director to stand trial on charges she stole materials from site

Jul 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Carol Thiesse pleaded not guilty Tuesday

The former director of Lander's Pioneer Museum has a tentative trial date of Nov. 3 on charges she stole ... [more]

Fastpitch girls get two wins in tough tourney

Jul 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton hosts the Wyoming state tournament July 11-13.

The Riverton U.S. Energy fastpitch softball team posted a 3-3 record at the Dash-N-Splash ... [more]

Past RPD officer says 'not guilty' to assault

Jul 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A former Riverton police officer pleaded not guilty Tuesday to one count of aggravated assault in Lander District Court. Judge Marvin L. Tyler tentatively set ... [more]

Running to left, and right, of Obama

Jul 2, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  Hillary Rodham Clinton wants you to know that when it comes to foreign policy, she's one tough lady. Tougher, say, than President Obama.
Most of Clinton's ... [more]

Alma J. Dolan

Jul 2, 2014 - Staff:  Alma J. Dolan, of Pavillion, died Saturday, June 28, 2014, at her home. She was 70 years old.
Per her request, cremation has taken place. Inurnment will be at ... [more]

Deliberately running over an animal 'not a nice thing to do'

Jul 2, 2014 - Nancy Eckstein, Riverton:  Editor:
Someone is running over cats for the fun of it. We have found six so far on Honor Farm Road and buried them. Three of them were mine. 
I want to go ... [more]

Fun with fireworks

Jul 2, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  They are enjoyable -- and dangerous -- so follow common-sense guidelines

One of the real delights of the Fourth of July in Wyoming is the availability ... [more]

Anita 'Peggy' Lois St. Clair Nipwater

Jul 2, 2014 - Staff:  Anita "Peggy" Lois St. Clair Nipwater died Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in Pocatello, Idaho. She was 82 years old.
A traditional Native American viewing was ... [more]

Today

Jul 2, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
DOLAN

Alma J. Dolan, 70, of Pavillion, died Saturday, June 28, at her home. Per her request, cremation has taken place. Inurnment will be at ... [more]

Lander hosting half marathon Friday for 35th straight year

Jul 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  A sports mainstay of the Fourth of July holiday in Fremont County returns on Friday as the Lander Half Marathon sends runners to the streets Friday for the ... [more]

Same-sex couples seeking immediate permission to wed

Jul 2, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Four gay couples who have sued to gain the right to marry in Wyoming are asking a judge immediately to rule in their favor after a recent ruling by ... [more]

Digest

Jul 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  New speed limit takes effect
CHEYENNE -- Motorists traveling in Wyoming will soon be able to go a little faster on certain stretches of interstate ... [more]

Man dies when raft capsizes

Jul 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Authorities say an Albany County man has died after a raft capsized on the North Platte River in Carbon County.
Stephen Kaisler, 70, died Thursday ... [more]

Ten states considered for relocating park bison

Jul 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Federal wildlife officials on Monday listed 20 parcels of public lands in 10 states that could be suitable for bison from Yellowstone ... [more]

Raiders sweep Lovell, head to Cody for pair

Jul 1, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In two low-scoring games, the Riverton Raiders swept Lovell 6-4 and 6-2 Tuesday night in an American Legion non-conference baseball doubleheader on the road in ... [more]

Speak up July 8 about future of Riverton's parks

Jul 1, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  They ought to be better utilized and more vibrant than they are now.

What do a nurse, a pizza delivery guy, a bookkeeper,a student and others have in ... [more]

Baker, Tharp help Wyoming 6-man stars whip Nebraska

Jul 1, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wyoming 6-man all-star team used a powerful running game to whip Nebraska 68-26 on Saturday in Bladen, Neb.
Sterling Baker of Dubois scored two rushing ... [more]

Today

Jul 1, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BROWN

Alvina Rahel Brown, 87, formerly of Riverton, died Wednesday, June 25, at the Washakie Medical Center in Worland following a short ... [more]

'Narrow' markets change U.S. health care

Jul 1, 2014 - By Misty Williams, MCT News Service:  ATLANTA -- The cancer had already spread to her abdomen by the time Beth Brock managed to escape from her health insurance nightmare.
The Woodstock business ... [more]

One guarantee in new Iraq crisis: Gas price will rise

Jul 1, 2014 - Samuel G. Erham, Riverton:  Editor:
Whatever is going to happen in Iraq with ISIS conquering territory and taking control of major cities, one thing will be certain. If the United State ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 1, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  No paper Friday
From the department of newspaper holiday housekeeping: The Ranger will not publish Friday in commemoration of Independence Day, a ... [more]

Wyoming WIC program updates income guidelines

Jul 1, 2014 - From staff reports:  Income guidelines for the special supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children Program are being updated once again, according to the Wyoming ... [more]