The Ranger (beta)

Fremont County's Daily Newspaper

News of Riverton, Lander and Fremont County, Wyoming, from the Ranger's award winning journalists.

Ranger Login

Ranger News

Body found on Rails to Trails was male

Sep 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The body of a man found dead Wednesday morning on the Rails to Trails pathway north of Riverton was scheduled for an autopsy Thursday, officials said.
Fremont ... [more]

Powell ex-hospital chief to settle fraud lawsuit

Sep 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- Powell Valley Healthcare's former CEO has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed against him alleging fraud.
Paul Cardwell signed a ... [more]

Today

Sep 4, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
NIGRO

Barbara Ann Nigro, 76, formerly of Riverton, died Thursday, Aug. 29, at her home in Baker City, Ore. Services have taken ... [more]

Digest

Sep 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Cyclist killed in truck collision
SHERIDAN -- A bicyclist is dead following an accident north of Sheridan over the weekend.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol ... [more]

Escaped inmate got 90-minute head start

Sep 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- An inmate who escaped on his way to the Sweetwater County jail got a head start because the private company transporting him didn't notify authorities ... [more]

Teens plead guilty in triple slayings, sentenced to life terms without parole

Sep 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Two teenagers who gunned down three members of a family at a rural home in northern Wyoming early this year will serve life in prison without the ... [more]

Good progress on Burroughs Fire; crew of 145 on scene

Sep 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The 1,794-acre Burroughs Fire north of Dubois was 14 percent contained as of Wednesday morning, officials said.
No injuries or property damage have been ... [more]

Program director eyes Major property for new day reporting center site

Sep 4, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A program that gives youths in trouble with the law an alternative to incarceration and expulsion is developing a new site for its day reporting center. ... [more]

One dead, one injured on bike path

Sep 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials are investigating a potential homicide that was discovered north of Riverton on Wednesday morning.
A civilian walking on the Rails to Trails pathway ... [more]

District 25 makes offer on two sites for building new school

Sep 4, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The first offers for land in Riverton needed to build a new elementary school for Fremont County School District 25 has been submitted, said superintendent ... [more]

Today

Sep 3, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
CAREY

Kenneth Jack Carey, 73, died Friday, Aug. 30, in Lander. Services were at noon Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Hudson's Funeral Home Chapel of Mount ... [more]

Cabin made of dino bones billed as 'oldest building in the world'

Sep 3, 2013 - By Han Cheung, For the Associated Press:  Though built in 1933, the Fossil Cabin near the dinosaur graveyard at Como Bluff is billed as the "Oldest Building in the World."
That's because the building, ... [more]

Digest

Sep 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Teens in triple slaying due in court
CODY -- Two teens charged with killing three members of a Wyoming family are scheduled to appear in court after ... [more]

Event helps younger band students learn from older ones

Sep 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Annual event helps younger band students learn from older ones.

Musical notes from baritone horns, trumpets, trombones, flutes, clarinets, French ... [more]

Honor Farm inmate jumps fence, then jumps back

Sep 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An inmate at the Wyoming Honor Farm has been segregated while officials investigate a report that someone was trying to escape the facility Saturday ... [more]

Struggling financially, VFW post puts building up for sale

Sep 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Ideally, a different building could be found to house the VFW, American Legion Post 19, the Disabled American Veterans, and the VFW Women's Auxiliary under ... [more]

Escaped inmate still on the loose

Sep 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Travelers on Wyoming's interstate highway system over the holiday weekend saw signs posted in several places warning of an "escaped prisoner manhunt." ... [more]

Low pinecone output means grizzly conflict more likely

Sep 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Biologists say a bad year for whitebark pine cone output could lead to more hunter-grizzly bear conflicts in northwest Wyoming this fall.
Officials ... [more]

Medicaid 'coverage gap' looming for poor in Wyoming 20 others

Sep 3, 2013 - By Tony Pugh, McClatchy Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON _ One month after undergoing a partial hysterectomy in 2011 to remove a rare form of ovarian cancer, Erika Neal of St. Louis got a double dose of ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Sep 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  More patrols this weekend
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol has beefed up staffing for the Labor Day weekend.
The patrol is especially on the ... [more]

Rallies protest Wyoming disability funding changes

Sep 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The program funds in-home care and vocational skills training.

CHEYENNE -- People rallied in Cheyenne, Jackson and Casper to protest changes to one ... [more]

UW honoring man who created distinctive gardens

Sep 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  A new University of Wyoming landmark honors Tommy Thompson, a master floriculturist who cultivated the university's beautiful flower gardens for three ... [more]

Enzi, GOP encumbents planning for no surprises in 2014 election

Sep 3, 2013 - By Erik Schelzig and Ken Thomas, The Associated Press:  ASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Faced with a potentially serious primary challenger, Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander was not about to sit back and wait.
The same goes for ... [more]

Digest

Sep 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Tree spraying to close campgrounds
Several Shoshone National Forest campgrounds will be closed for one to two days starting Tuesday. This closure will ... [more]

Low pine cone production could up bear encounters

Sep 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  CODY -- Annual whitebark pine surveys on established transects in northwest Wyoming indicate poor whitebark pine cone production during 2013, which could mean ... [more]

Water grant equipment gives boost to CWC research

Sep 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Professor Suzanne Smaglik uses the geophysics tools to help forward her work in Hot Springs State Park.

The hot mineral springs in Thermopolis ... [more]

New app encourages visits to Wyoming state parks

Sep 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Summer is in full swing, and the fun is heating up on the Wyoming State Parks Pocket Ranger app.
The Wyoming State Parks Passport Challenge uses the app's ... [more]

Violinist, pianist to perform concert at CWC arts center

Sep 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  An intimate one-hour concert featuring violinist Qing Li and pianist Richard Dowling will be performed Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Central Wyoming College.
The ... [more]

Library hosting raffle to buy new equipment

Sep 3, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The prizes include a quilt and a fishing basket and are on display in Shoshoni.

The Shoshoni Public Library will host a raffle and ice cream social ... [more]

Design for Fort Washakie schools begins

Sep 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The design phase for the new $50 million Fort Washakie school has begun after the district selected architects for the work.
Ward+Blake Architects of Jackson ... [more]