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Larry D. Pradmore

May 21, 2014 - Staff:  Larry D. Pradmore, of Riverton, died Sunday, May 18, 2014, at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. He was 62 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and a ... [more]

Nancy 'Judy' Hurt

May 21, 2014 - Staff:  Nancy "Judy" Hurt, of Shoshoni, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at home. She was 72 years old.
A memorial service will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at the ... [more]

Lander boys top seeded as state 3-A soccer tournament boots in Jackson

May 20, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A 13-2 record by the Lander Tigers in the regular season has put them in an opening round showdown Thursday with Star Valley at the Class 3-A boys soccer state ... [more]

Friend with brain injury has strong message on helmets

May 20, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It didn't take him long last week just before we started our cycling class, to ask me how I made my way to work.
Because the day was warm, I told my classmate ... [more]


May 20, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
On Friday and Sunday in The Ranger, the page one stories "Election filing period opens; 19 residents submit interest" and "Campbell ... [more]

State track meet this week in Casper

May 20, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Fremont County's small schools packed with event contenders

Track and field, more than other high school sports, often is considered predictable. The ... [more]

Hospitals changing names to SageWest Health Care

May 20, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Patients at the Lander and Riverton hospitals now will see new names for the facilities when they check in: SageWest Health Care at Lander and SageWest Health ... [more]

Patients receive a healing touch

May 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Practitioners say the therapy helps heal the "mind, body and spirit."

Practitioners offered free mini "healing touch" sessions May 5 at Central ... [more]

Foreign kids had another great year in Riverton

May 20, 2014 - Stacey Peranteaux, Riverton:  Editor:
l would like to publicly thank Riverton High School, the community, and especially our volunteer host families for welcoming foreign exchange students ... [more]

New York Times editor's case draws new attention to pay-equity bill

May 20, 2014 - By Kevin G. Hall MCT, Washington Bureau:  Charges that The New York Times paid its top female editor less than male peers has breathed new life into legislation that seeks to ensure that women and men ... [more]

Tuesday notes

May 20, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Holiday housekeeping
Could Memorial Day weekend be arriving already? Indeed. May 26 is an earlier Memorial Day than our minds are used to, but that's ... [more]


May 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Jobless rate down to 3.7
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent in April, from 4 percent in March.
In a statement Tuesday, Wyoming ... [more]

Proposal could bring 5,000 new oil/gas wells to Converse County

May 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Federal land managers have begun evaluating a proposal to expand an east-central Wyoming oil and gas field with up to 5,000 new wells, asking for ... [more]

UW plan would beef up science

May 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A multimillion dollar plan to add science facilities, staff and students has been presented to the University of Wyoming's board of trustees, the ... [more]

President: CWC Class of 2014 displays 'student grit'

May 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Grit, perseverance and strength were hallmarks of the two graduation events this weekend at Central Wyoming College.
During the school's 44th annual ... [more]

RPD chief's pay tops among county's law enforcement officials

May 20, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The highest-paid law enforcement officer in Fremont County is Riverton chief of police Mike Broadhead. Recent public notices illustrate differences in ... [more]

Woman faces charges of child endangerment

May 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An Ethete woman was arrested for child endangerment Saturday evening after reportedly asking a Riverton resident for a bottle for her child.
The resident ... [more]

Commission race takes shape; Bailey files in city

May 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Filings for local office continued early this week, with two new candidates for the Fremont County Commission and one for Riverton City Council.
Valaira A. ... [more]

After dismal first four months, airport figures could be better in May

May 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Boardings are down almost 1,200 in 2014 compared to last year.

A trend of fewer passengers boarding an airplane at Riverton Regional Airport ... [more]

Patsy R. Meyer

May 20, 2014 - Staff:  Patsy R. Meyer, of Riverton, died Monday, May 19, 2014, at home surrounded by family. She was 84 years old.
Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May ... [more]

Update: Robbery suspect apprehended

May 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Update at 1:30 p.m.
The Fremont County Sheriff's Office has apprehended the at-large suspect in a robbery Sunday evening.
According to a press release from ... [more]

Movie shows 'human side' of Romney

May 19, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  If that could have been communicated to more voters, the 2012 election might have been different.

To run and to lose a presidential campaign is both ... [more]

Be ready to assist the airline serving Riverton

May 19, 2014 - Brad Kellinger, Colorado Springs, Colo.:  Editor:
I do not live in Fremont County, but I come there for business several times every year and for fun at least once a summer.
Having Riverton Regional ... [more]

Sometimes I still crave a Teen Burger

May 19, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:   So the sight I saw in Thermopolis last week was a sad one.

You never know when you'll encounter the end of an era.  As I rounded the curve into ... [more]

To run is to serve

May 19, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Without a good field of candidates for voters, elections can't serve their full purpose

We now are in the early stages of the formal filing period ... [more]

UW wins five MWC track titles

May 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  On the strength of four more event titles during the day, the University of Wyoming men's and women's track and field teams concluded a historic 2014 Mountain ... [more]

LVHS golfers wrap up spring tour

May 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Golf coach Terry Berg now has a better idea on who is going to be in the starting lineup for the Lander Tigers in the fall after completing the spring season. ... [more]

Campell, Leisy top placers for Wolverines at West 4-A track

May 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Wolverine Shepp Campbell leaped 44-2.50 in the triple jump to win the event Saturday at the Class 4-A West regional track and field meet in Casper. ... [more]

Wolverine boys win OT thriller in soccer semis, lose 2-1 in regional final

May 19, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After a 100-minute battle in a 3-2 semifinal win over Casper Kelly Walsh on Friday, the Riverton Wolverines boys soccer team gave up a game-winning goal ... [more]

Stingy Tiger girls have allowed just three goals all year on soccer field

May 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Some Class 3-A girls soccer teams give up two goals in a span of 40 minutes.
The Lander Tigers, one of the strongest defensive units during the regular ... [more]