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Apr 25, 2014 - Staff:  Births
DONELSON

A daughter was born to Heidi and Eric Donelson, of Shoshoni, at 1:26 p.m. March 23, 2014, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 7 ... [more]

Digest

Apr 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Famed bear makes spring debut
JACKSON -- A grizzly bear famous for raising her cubs near roadside areas in Grand Teton National Park has made her first ... [more]

Plant blast interrupting gas supplies

Apr 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- It remains to be seen just how much of a lasting natural gas-price spike people in the West will feel after a dramatic explosion and fire at a major ... [more]

State backs off TePee Pools deadline in Thermop; six months of talks planned

Apr 25, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The head of Wyoming state parks said Thursday he would negotiate for six more months with a longtime pool concessionaire at Hot Springs State Park.
Milward ... [more]

Wagon sworn in to fill vacancy on Shoshone Business Council

Apr 25, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Clinton D. Wagon became the newest member of the Eastern Shoshone Business Council after a special election concluded April 16. Wagon fills the seat formerly ... [more]

Retrofit gives RVFD two fire trucks for the price of one

Apr 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Volunteer Fire Department saved hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars this year by refurbishing two of its old tanker trucks.
The original ... [more]

CWC to keep pushing for state funds to build Jackson facility

Apr 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Teton County residents would be responsible to supply local matching funding for the project.

The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees is going ... [more]

Dog park proposed at abandoned Tonkin Stadium site in city

Apr 25, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton's Parks and Trails Master Plan Committee made a pitch Tuesday to the Fremont County School District 25 school board for the creation of a dog park at ... [more]

CWC spring recital Wednesday

Apr 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  Music students at Central Wyoming College will present their spring recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in room 157 at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center.
The students ... [more]

Fremont County residents promoted in National Guard

Apr 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  Two Fremont County residents have been promoted in the Wyoming Army National Guard.
Tyler Goulart, of Riverton, and Brett Roanhorse, of Fort Washakie, were ... [more]

Byers, Scott to marry June 28

Apr 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  Diann and Kenn Palmer, of Riverton, and Wade and Leslie Byers, of Colorado, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Shanda Byers, to Gregory ... [more]

Wind River students named to honor roll

Apr 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wind River middle and high school announced students named to the third-quarter honor roll.

Principal's list
Sixth grade
McCaden Anderson, Jade Barrett, ... [more]

Great nations don't lurch from crisis to crisis

Apr 25, 2014 - By Lee Hamilton:  Great democracies do not lurch from doomsday moment to doomsday moment. Congress must stop resolving one crisis by setting up another a few months down the ... [more]

MY HEALTH CARE: Retirement and ACA timing raised insurance costs

Apr 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  We are a retired couple that were fortunate to be able to keep our group insurance policy from our former employer. Upon retirement, we budgeted to be able to ... [more]

Steps taken now will save millions for solid waste district in next 20 years

Apr 25, 2014 - By Andy Frey, FCSWDD superintendent, Lander:  Editor:
The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District is a complex entity. It operates 21 facilities (landfills, bale stations, recycling centers, and ... [more]

Start to Finish

Apr 25, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  A new series in The Ranger will track people, projects and processes

A much wiser man than the editorial writer once said that even the longest ... [more]

Howard Harris

Apr 25, 2014 - Staff:  Howard Harris, formerly of Riverton, died suddenly Monday, April 14, 2014, at his home in Coupeville, Wash. He was 64 years old.
There will be no ... [more]

Today

Apr 24, 2014 - Staff:  Clarifications
In the April 18 issue of The Ranger, the page one story "Former museum director arrested on larceny charge" should have said the ... [more]

WCA appoints Lander native to executive director role

Apr 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Contractors Association has selected Lander native Katie Legerski as the organization's new executive director. Legerski previously served as the ... [more]

Family practice doctor joins Riverton hospital

Apr 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton Memorial Hospital has announced that Dr. Joe Turner has joined its staff to offer primary care services to patients throughout Fremont County.
"Dr. ... [more]

Business, community support needed for books program

Apr 24, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Enrolled children receive one free book a month until they are 5 years old.

United Way of Southwest Wyoming has teamed up with the Dolly Parton ... [more]

Hill's victory gives 'glimmer of hope' against 'unruly few'

Apr 24, 2014 - Carole J. Boyd, Dubois:  Editor:
Something happened last week that resulted in a huge win for the citizens of Wyoming. The lower court acted on the Wyoming Supreme Court's decision ... [more]

What spring proves at my house

Apr 24, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  We're halfway through a lovely spring. Tulips are peeking, days are warming, and the Boston Bruins are doing very well.
That last fact brings me only ... [more]

Asking why

Apr 24, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Establishing motive is an important part of the probe into a baby's death

No one learning the details surrounding the arrest of the young Wind River ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Apr 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Residents of Opal allowed to return
OPAL -- Residents were allowed to return home Thursday, nearly 22 hours after an explosion at a natural gas processing ... [more]

Easter fire at motel requires evac; no injuries or big damage

Apr 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Guests at the Tomahawk Motor Lodge in Riverton had to evacuate their rooms on Easter Sunday after a fire began in the motel's basement laundry room.
No one ... [more]

Second suspect in thefts from museum reports to authorities

Apr 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Nine days after prosecutors filed charges against him, Joseph E. Spriggs turned himself in Wednesday afternoon to the Fremont County Sheriff's office in ... [more]

Big settlement checks arrive for Arapahos; Shoshones to get theirs in a few more days

Apr 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Oil and gas settlement checks for Northern Arapaho tribal members began arriving in Fremont County this week. One immediate effect was an uptick in trade at ... [more]

Flu season 'active' this year, with at least two deaths confirmed

Apr 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two Fremont County residents have died as a result of influenza this year, according to Coroner Ed McAuslan.
A third death may be attributed to flu as well, ... [more]

It's been an honor covering Dan Howlett's soccer teams

Apr 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  "Respect" is the word that comes to mind when thinking about Lander Valley High School boys soccer coach Dan Howlett.
In the past 11 years, I have had the ... [more]