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Pedestrian killed by car north of Riverton

Sep 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  Ivan R. Pine, 34, of Riverton, died in a traffic collision early Monday while he was walking on Wyoming Highway 789 north of the city.
Wyoming Highway Patrol ... [more]

Man who robbed two in their home sentenced to 12-15 years

Sep 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The man who robbed an elderly couple in May while he was on the run from a halfway house is to spend the next 12 to 15 years behind bars.
District Court ... [more]

Graduation rates better at WIHS

Sep 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Editor's note: This is the first in a series exploring graduation rates among American Indian students in Fremont County and efforts being taken to improve ... [more]

Neat Repeat store getting more items it cannot sell

Sep 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Disposing of the unwanted donations in the landfill costs the store hundreds of dollars every month.

In a glance, Neat Repeat store manager Denise ... [more]

City defends its effort on weed control; hundreds of contacts made

Sep 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Responding to criticism from residents, Riverton city staff say departmental employees are working to control weeds in town.
The topic came up again Tuesday ... [more]

Charlotte Belle 'Sug' Kersting

Sep 3, 2014 - Staff:  Charlotte Belle "Sug" Kersting, formerly of Riverton, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, surrounded by her family and friends after a long and courageous battle with ... [more]

Good showing for Shoshoni volleyball in Douglas

Sep 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Class 2-A Wrangler girls beat three Class 3-A opponents.
Three wins over Class 3-A volleyball opponents at the Douglas Invitational placed the ... [more]

Jurassic Classic bike race planned for Saturday

Sep 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The annual Jurassic Classic has turned into a popular event for Fremont County cyclists
The third annual race takes place this Saturday, Sept. 6, at Johnny ... [more]

Rediscover the joys of campfire cooking

Sep 3, 2014 - By Andrea Weigl, McClatchy Newspapers:  The scents of wood smoke and burnt sugar remind many people of times spent around a campfire singeing marshmallows for s'mores.
Few people ever move beyond ... [more]

Chiefs battle to third at Green River cross country meet

Sep 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs cross country runners were competitive Friday in the season opening race at the Green River Invitational.
Wyoming Indian's ... [more]

Tigers preparing for opener with Worland

Sep 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coach John Rounds officially starts a new era of Lander Valley High School football on Friday night when Tigers challenge the Worland Warriors on the ... [more]


Sep 3, 2014 - Staff:  Births

A daughter was born to Maria Abernathy of Lander and Chris Abernathy of Lander at 4:28 a.m. July 23 at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

Ross Hoyt

Sep 3, 2014 - Staff:  Ross Hoyt, of Lander, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at home. He was 88 years old.
A funeral service was Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Church of Jesus Christ of ... [more]

No sanctions for UW volleyball

Sep 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The NCAA will not impose any sanctions on Wyoming for rules violations within its women's volleyball program.
In early 2013, Wyoming self-reported ... [more]

I'll be on double duty this this Friday at Wolverine Field -- and loving it

Sep 2, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Forgive me if I appear a bit frazzled this Friday night. I have two jobs to do.
I'm not sure how the first one will turn out.
The plan is to load the ... [more]

Wolverine tennis starts play in Jackson

Sep 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton has 24 players out for the fall season.

Riverton High School tennis coach Mary Lea Wolf says her underclassmen are pushing the veteran ... [more]

Solid mark for Rustlers at Sheridan VB tourney

Sep 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC travels back to Sheridan for another tournament this Friday and Saturday to face Williston State, Rocky Mountain and Lake Region State.

Three ... [more]


Sep 2, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the page one photo with the story "Troubling 2012 poaching incident not ruinous" should have said the photo was taken ... [more]

Be prepared to give names to more school sites

Sep 2, 2014 - Jean Lungren, Riverton:  Editor:
I knew of Bill Stranningan but did not know him personally. I do agree that he would be a worthy recipient of the honor of putting his name on the gym ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Sep 2, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Happy holiday
Your daily newspaper staff appreciated the day off on Monday in observance of Labor Day. It didn't affect daily publication, but the ... [more]


Sep 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Park rescues near 90 this year
JACKSON -- Rangers have conducted nearly 90 search-and-rescue operations in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks so ... [more]

Montana eyes state control of federal land; governor opposes state takeover

Sep 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana officials are looking into taking control of federal lands in the state, although they say the proposal is complicated and ... [more]

Science task force meets next week for first time

Sep 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has appointed a task force to study how to improve the science programs and laboratories at the University of Wyoming.
The Task ... [more]

Unemployment rate up for month in Fremont County; still better than '13

Sep 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County employment
Unemployment rate

July -- 5.8 percent
June -- 5.5 percent
July 2013 -- 6.0 percent

Labor force
July -- 19,899
June ... [more]

CWC graduate speaks nationally for American Nurse Project

Sep 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 2008 graduate from Central Wyoming College recently made an appearance on national television to talk about her involvement in a documentary about nurses. ... [more]

Dorothy 'Dot' Wingert

Sep 2, 2014 - Staff:  Dorothy "Dot" Wingert, of Riverton, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at her home. She was 86 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, at Davis ... [more]

Leona M. Hunter

Sep 2, 2014 - Staff:  Leona M. Hunter, of Lander, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Riverton. She was 83 years old.
A visitation will be 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, in the ... [more]

Rams face two teams in round-robin format

Sep 2, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Dubois travels across the state to Guernsey next Saturday for a 1 p.m. kickoff against the top-ranked Guernsey Sunrise Vikings to open the regular ... [more]

Tiger mixes it up with Big Horn in week-zero football scrimmage

Sep 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The starting line was crossed when the Lander Valley High School Tigers faced an opponent for the first time in a controlled football scrimmage Friday vs. Big ... [more]

Wolverines stick to script vs. Worland

Sep 2, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  RHS mixed varsity and junior varsity players throughout trailing 24-21 when the horn sounded.

WORLAND -- It looked like a Wyoming high school ... [more]