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VA must act now to restore lost confidence

May 16, 2014 - By The Dallas Morning News:  The Department of Veterans Affairs' treatment of former service members remains a national disgrace and a betrayal of veterans, who deserve timely medical ... [more]

Deputies to monitor abandoned dog

May 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  A woman called police at about noon May 9 to report someone abandoning a dog on Cooper Road near Mountain View Cemetery. Officials said the animal had ... [more]

Today

May 16, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page seven cutline for the photo "Connecting" should have said Jordan Cabada drove the ball for a single.

In ... [more]

Wind River alumnus graduates college with high honors

May 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wind River High School graduate Marshall "Colton" Blankenship graduated May 1 from the University of Regia in Latvia.
Blankenship received his Bachelor of ... [more]

Barquin in the mix for team roping title in high school rodeo

May 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kinnear cowgirl Joby Barquin is in contention for the state team roping title after six high school rodeos.
Barquin and partner Nate Rogers of Buffalo are ... [more]

Track regional starts Friday for Riverton Wolverines

May 15, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Seniors Shepp Campbell and Ashtyn Leisy already have qualified for the Class 4-A state track and field meet next week in Casper.
First, the two are hungry for ... [more]

RHS boys await Friday result for regional foe

May 15, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton High School boys soccer team, regular season champions of the Class 4-A West conference, will play at 4 p.m. Friday against the winner of ... [more]

Paxton wins Open qualifier

May 15, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Freshman Easton Paxton played hooky from Riverton High School on Wednesday, but nobody minded.
Paxton fired a 6-under par 66 to win a U.S. Open local ... [more]

Today

May 15, 2014 - Staff:  Births
BARNABY

A daughter was born to Katherine M. Tillman, of Fort Washakie, and Leo E. Barnaby Jr., of Fort Washakie, at 8:14 a.m. March 3, 2014, at ... [more]

WCC not using 'unpredictable' Riverton airport

May 15, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Catholic College is getting used to taking its business to airports other than Riverton's.
In late 2013, WCC issued a policy regarding traveling in ... [more]

Montana firm obtains county hospice facilities

May 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  Montana-based Frontier Home Health and Hospice has acquired seven home health and hospice agencies in Wyoming from Amedisys, Inc.
Frontier currently serves ... [more]

CWC OKs natural gas contract with Seminole

May 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Seminole Energy Services will continue providing natural gas to Central Wyoming College during fiscal year 2015.
The CWC Board of Trustees approved the ... [more]

Taco vendor brings an 'LA experience'

May 15, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  It took about three years for a young couple to start their own business in Fremont County, but persistence finally paid off.
Martin Gonzalez and Yufna ... [more]

Columnist shared the fun essence of traveling

May 15, 2014 - Barb Rogers, Riverton:  Editor:
l loved Chris Peck's column on his travels in the April 18 Ranger. First, I had to look up the lyrics to "Marrakesh Express" by Crosby, Stills, Nash ... [more]

Preserving the value of the vote

May 15, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  Let's remember who backed the illegal SF104, the 'Hill Bill'

I proudly stand with Mom Case on this matter: Voting is indeed a privilege.
Though a ... [more]

Dubois hits 100

May 15, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  And the community newspaper there marks the occasion well

Thursday is the 100th anniversary of the third-largest of Fremont County's six ... [more]

Oil company buys Lummis ranch

May 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A major oil development company has acquired a 5,000-acre ranch southeast of Cheyenne that until recently belonged to U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis and ... [more]

Woman who lied about sick son charged

May 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- A Casper woman who received about $7,000 in donations after claiming her son was dying of brain cancer has been charged with felony fraud.
Krishelle ... [more]

Digest

May 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Palmerlee to lead UW trustees
LARAMIE -- Buffalo attorney David Palmerlee is the new president of the University of Wyoming Board of ... [more]

Crashed plane unreachable for months

May 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- With avalanche dangers looming, officials said Wednesday it could be months before crews can reach a single-engine plane that crashed on a mountain in ... [more]

Three dead when bus plows into vehicles waiting for construction

May 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- A bus crashed into other vehicles stopped for roadwork on a rural Wyoming highway, killing three and sending at least three others to the ... [more]

Stolen car in Riverton leads to Tuesday pursuit in Lander

May 15, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  Officers from throughout the county were involved in an incident involving a stolen vehicle at about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The call was initiated in Riverton ... [more]

Service, energy jobs emphasized in employment expo at CWC

May 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  If the May 9 employment expo gave a snapshot of the labor economy in Fremont County, it showed the service industry is hiring locally, and the energy industry ... [more]

Skate park nears halfway point on fundraising; city turns down new request

May 15, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Members of the Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association were hoping to secure another donation from the City of Riverton in the next fiscal year for their ... [more]

Info session Friday for potential operators of Wind River Job Corps

May 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Department of Labor hosts an informational meeting Friday as part of its search for an operator at the Wind River Job Corps Center, which is set to ... [more]

Tiger boys end regular season 13-3, make state

May 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Tigers quickly jumped back on the boys soccer winning track with a 6-0 victory over Newcastle Saturday on the road.
Lander had lost to Jackson 2-0 ... [more]

Top middle school track athletes match up at Best of the Best meet

May 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County middle school track athletes faced Tuesday at the Best of the Best meet at Wolverine Track.
In the eighth-grade boys division, Shoshoni's ... [more]

Winning record for RHS boys junior varsity soccer

May 14, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After beginning the season with several inexperienced players, the Riverton Wolverine junior varsity boys soccer team won their final seven matches and capped ... [more]

It is do-or-die time for RHS girls in regional tournament

May 14, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Game time is 3 p.m. Thursday at Wolverine Field in Riverton.

The Riverton Lady Wolverines open Class 4-A West regional soccer tournament play at 3 ... [more]

Today

May 14, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
HUNGARY

Harley Ray "Sleeping Bear" Hungary, 67, of Ethete, died Saturday, May 10, with his family by his side. A rosary and wake were Tuesday, ... [more]