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Wolverines stun Gillette to advance to 4-A title game

Mar 9, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  CASPER - The Riverton Wolverines stunned the top-ranked Gillette Camels 69-63 Friday night in the semifinals of the Class 4-A state basketball tournament at ... [more]

Today

Mar 8, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one story "Law enforcement ups St. Patrick's Day patrolling" should have said that Fremont County Deputy ... [more]

BLM trying to hide TransWest power line

Mar 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS, Wyo. -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is looking for ways to hide a major transmission line project in southern Wyoming.
Sharon Knowlton is the ... [more]

Commission considers smoke-free zone near county courthouse

Mar 8, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The proposal would prohibit smoking within 25 feet of the county courthouse.

Fremont County Prevention Community Resources has worked for 11 years to ... [more]

Digest

Mar 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Death penalty an option in triple slaying
POWELL -- The death penalty is one option prosecutors are considering pursuing against two teens suspected of ... [more]

Wind River drama kids showcase talents this weekend

Mar 8, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wind River High School drama students take the stage at Central Wyoming College this week to showcase some of their best work from the year.
Instructor ... [more]

District 25 fills slots at central office, Rendezvous Elemen

Mar 8, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton school officials have chosen two internal candidates to fill administrative positions that were vacated this year due to retirements.
Fremont County ... [more]

Mother sues in plane crash that killed her family

Mar 8, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The mother of three Minnesota boys who died with their father in a 2010 plane wreck in western Wyoming is suing a company that provides air traffic control ... [more]

Big park elk herd continues decline

Mar 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A major elk herd that migrates between Yellowstone National Park and Montana continues to decline in size, with scientists reporting it now ... [more]

Dozens of park bison heading to research facility near border

Mar 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  HELENA, Mont. -- Government officials are planning to transfer 63 Yellowstone National Park bison to a nearby research facility as the park seeks ways to reduce ... [more]

Bill would permit electronic proof of automobile insurance

Mar 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Legislation awaiting Gov. Matt Mead's signature would let drivers use their smartphones to prove they are insured if they are pulled over or ... [more]

Digest

Mar 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Bridger-Teton names acting supervisor
JACKSON -- The Bridger-Teton National Forest in northwestern Wyoming has named an acting forest supervisor.
The ... [more]

Law enforcement ups St. Patrick's Day patrolling

Mar 7, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County law enforcement agencies will enhance patrols during the upcoming St. Patrick's Day weekend in mid-March.
"If you're going to drink during this ... [more]

Lawmakers in county all voted in favor of late amendment on gun litigation

Mar 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County lawmakers said they approved of an amendment made late in the legislative session to protect Wyoming citizens from federal gun legislation.
The ... [more]

Do what you love

Mar 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Author kindles imaginations of Rendezvous Elementary students

Students at Rendezvous Elementary School took a trip to the bottom of the sea last ... [more]

No charges for Dubois hunters who shot grizzly

Mar 7, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Federal prosecutors have decided not to file charges against two young elk hunters after investigators concluded they acted in self-defense when they shot and ... [more]

Today

Mar 7, 2013 - Staff:  Births
WOODY
A daughter was born to April Key and Jacob Woody, of Lander, at 9:58 p.m. Dec. 5, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 4 ... [more]

Laughs and lariats at rodeo clinic

Mar 6, 2013 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College Rodeo team members gave a clinic for children Saturday at the CWC Equine Center. Above, 5-year-old Morgan Donelson of Shoshoni received ... [more]

Driver escapes serious injury in Wind River Canyon crash; truck tipped up

Mar 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Shoshoni woman was cited for driving under the influence on Saturday after crashing her vehicle into the wall of the Wind River Canyon.
Wyoming Highway ... [more]

Reservation trash station collected $700 in fees; officials say it's 'filthy'

Mar 6, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District superintendent Andy Frey said a little more than $700 in revenue was collected in January from non-enrolled ... [more]

Appeals heard on 2011 grazing allotment ruling

Mar 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Permittees and the Western Watersheds Project are appealing the decision, and the State of Wyoming is an intervener in both appeals.

A hearing that ... [more]

Today

Mar 6, 2013 - Staff:  Births
WALTER
A child was born to Macey Bowlsby, of Riverton, on Jan. 28, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.
WASHAKIE
A daughter was born to ... [more]

'Sequester' won't hit state's seniors at harmful level

Mar 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Official says advance planning helped

Federal lawmakers have warned that cuts due to sequestration could have a negative effect on the country's ... [more]

Incident at airport was not a crash

Mar 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A twin-engine plane landed unexpectedly at the Riverton Regional Airport last week reportedly after experiencing engine problems along its route.
The incident ... [more]

Federal budget battle might cancel Thunderbirds at CFD

Mar 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Air Force Thunderbirds might not make their traditional appearance at Cheyenne Frontier Days this year because the team has been grounded by the ... [more]

Digest

Mar 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Searchers finds missing plane
RAWLINS -- Searchers found a missing plane and the body of its pilot on a mountainside in south-central Wyoming.
Carbon ... [more]

Today

Mar 5, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
FRIES
Elrose Sullivan Fries, 89, the mother of Lander resident Patsy Abbey, died Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Johnson County Health Care Center in ... [more]

Even after veto, Legislature still wants to see budget cut plans

Mar 5, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The Wyoming Legislature intends to direct state agencies to prepare for a range of budget cuts despite Gov. Matt Mead's recent veto of a similar directive in ... [more]

Hill claims new law has left 'chaos'

Mar 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill says a new state law that stripped her of most of her power left the state's public education system in ... [more]

Work group studies health of Fremont County

Mar 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  What started as a community health assessment on the Wind River Indian Reservation soon turned into a thorough study on factors affecting the health of the ... [more]

Canyon road improvements weighed at talk session

Mar 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Community members shared thoughts about the future of the Wind River Canyon during a public meeting about the scenic byway's Corridor Management Plan.
The CMP ... [more]

District 21 superintendent announces resignation

Mar 5, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 21 superintendent Richard McClements is resigning from his post in June.
"I am appreciative of having had the Wyoming ... [more]

Ranger marks 60th newspaper birthday

Mar 5, 2013 - Staff:  It's been 60 years to the day since the first edition of The Ranger was published.
The March 5, 1953, edition was the result of a business merger between the ... [more]

Digest

Mar 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Plane missing in south Wyoming
RAWLINS -- A search is under way for a plane reported missing in south-central Wyoming.
Carbon County Sheriff Jerry ... [more]

Teens charged in triple killing

Mar 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Two teens charged in a triple homicide in a small Wyoming town told investigators they stole handguns from a Cody gun store and went to a house they ... [more]

RHS hosts district speech; judges sought

Mar 5, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton High School hosts the top speech and debate students from western Wyoming this week for their national qualifying tournaments, and school officials ... [more]

Firemen enjoy Jackalope Jump

Mar 5, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County Battalion No. 1 firefighters Logan Davis and Matt Hitt leaped in tandem into a pool of water in front of Riverton City Hall during Saturday's ... [more]

With funds sequestered, state could plow road to park

Mar 5, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Plow the Beartooth Highway. It's one idea being floated to aid tourism in Cody during a delay in opening Yellowstone National Park to automobiles ... [more]

Wet month keeps snowpack below 30-year average

Mar 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  City weather in February

High: 50 (Feb. 4)
Low: -2 (Feb. 12)
Average
temperature: 23.9
30-year average: 24.3
Snowfall: 8.8 inches
Moisture: ... [more]

As D.C. squirms, Wyoming relishes its own fiscal health

Mar 3, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- While Washington D.C. squirmed this week over the impending federal government spending cuts, Wyoming lawmakers in Cheyenne -- some 1,500 miles west ... [more]