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Riding for Casper College, Lander's Krassin second at CNFR

Jun 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riley Krassin now must play the waiting game at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper.
Krassin, a Casper College standout from Lander, is second in the ... [more]

Riverton team takes fastpitch tourney

Jun 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Emotions ran high as the Riverton U.S. Energy fastpitch team won its home softball tournament Sunday in the Under-18 division.
After losing to the Rock ... [more]

Spree of car burglaries hits Riverton

Jun 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  Residents are reminded to lock their car doors due to a rash of car burglaries overnight Monday to Tuesday.
At 5:50 a.m. Tuesday, a person in the 900 block ... [more]

Longmire novel launches state reading program

Jun 18, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Residents in Fremont County will have the opportunity this year to participate in One Book Wyoming, a program designed to build community dialogue through ... [more]

County trims $300K from Riverton justice center project; work to begin next week

Jun 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Commissioners eliminated a decorative entrance, four security cameras and electronic card-reading door locks.

Facing a budget overrun, the Fremont ... [more]

Tribal officials detail truancy issues, stress successes in report to committee

Jun 18, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Educators and tribal officials told the Select Committee on Tribal Relations that problems with school attendance and graduation rates continue to trouble the ... [more]

Clifford C. Carnes

Jun 18, 2014 - Staff:  Clifford C. Carnes, of Riverton, died Monday, June 16, 2014, in Riverton. He was 84 years old.
There will be a private service.
Clifford C. Carnes was born ... [more]

Raiders chalk up two wins at GR tournament

Jun 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A three-day American Legion baseball tournament in Green River resulted in a 2-3 record for the Riverton Raiders.
The Raiders fell to the Evanston Outlaws ... [more]

Bill Briggs: The man who skied down the Grand

Jun 17, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  He's called the father of extreme skiing and America's most influential ski mountaineer.
Forty-three years ago this past Sunday, Jackson's Bill Briggs hiked ... [more]

Great showing for county in Shrine Bowl

Jun 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three out of the four Fremont County football players scored a touchdown in helping the North dominate the South 41-13 Saturday night at the annual Shrine Bowl ... [more]

Registration open for youth fishing derby

Jun 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  Registration is under way for the Boysen State Park Youth Fishing Derby scheduled for July 12 and held in conjunction with the Boysen Lake Marina, Shoshoni ... [more]


Jun 17, 2014 - Staff:  Births

A daughter was born to Rachel and Josh Watts, of Riverton, at 9:41 a.m. April 16, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 ... [more]

Teen risk behavior drops in Wyoming

Jun 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  The latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey shows a decline in smoking, drinking and fighting.

CHEYENNE -- Many dangerous ... [more]

Obscure export-import bank ignites battle

Jun 17, 2014 - By Rob Hotakainen, MCT Washington Bureau:  Critics say it's corporate welfare, unnecessarily putting taxpayers' money at risk.

WASHINGTON -- At roughly $25 a pop, there's good money to be made ... [more]

City, please do not give up on alley collection

Jun 17, 2014 - Stanley Presser, Riverton:  Editor:
Count me as against the city's plan to discontinue picking up trash in alleys. I am not convinced at all that this would save any time or money when ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 17, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Summer is near?
Four days before the official start of summer, we're not getting very summery weather. These cool, mostly cloudy days aren't what we're ... [more]


Jun 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Refinery powder upsets neighbors
CHEYENNE -- People who live near a Cheyenne oil refinery are upset after the facility released an ash-like powder that ... [more]

Reservoirs filling fast on upper Colorado system

Jun 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRINGS -- Strong spring runoff from heavy mountain snow is filling up reservoirs in the upper reaches of the Colorado River drainage in western ... [more]

Burke new Wyoming chief justice

Jun 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The justices of the Wyoming Supreme Court have elected James Burke to be the next chief justice effective July 1.
The justices announced Tuesday ... [more]

Ranger's 59th annual Mining and Energy Edition to be published on Wednesday

Jun 17, 2014 - Staff:  The Ranger publishes its 59th annual Mining and Energy Edition on Wednesday.
Produced annually to coincide with the summer convention of the Wyoming Mining ... [more]

LeRoy Arthur Wempen

Jun 17, 2014 - Staff:  LeRoy Arthur Wempen, of Stratford, Okla., died Saturday, June 14, 2014, at SageWest Health Care at Lander. He was 71 years old.
Services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

As Pavillion water tests go forward, transparency issues raised by residents

Jun 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Rural Pavillion landowners were concerned with transparency and other aspects of a state study into groundwater quality near their homes at a June 12 meeting. ... [more]

Airport earns top marks from FAA, council hears in detailed presentation

Jun 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Regional Airport has been recognized by Federal Aviation Administration inspectors as one of the top two airports in an eight-state FAA Northwest ... [more]

Judy Ann Bates

Jun 17, 2014 - Staff:  Judy Ann Bates died Sunday, June 8, 2014, at her home in Fremont County. She was 69 years old.
A memorial service for friends and family will be at 1 p.m. ... [more]

Lillie Mae Franks Poulsen

Jun 17, 2014 - Staff:  Lillie Mae Franks Poulsen died Saturday, June 14, 2014, at her home in Dubois. She was 102.
Per her request, cremation has taken place, and there will be no ... [more]

Riverwalk paving expected to start soon

Jun 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Depot Foundation has worked on creating a recreation path along the Wind River for more than five years.

Local volunteers have been working this ... [more]

Burke Johnson

Jun 17, 2014 - Staff:  Burke Johnson, of Crowheart, died Sunday, June 15, 2014. He was 85 years old.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 20, at Davis Funeral Home. ... [more]

Evelyn Bunker

Jun 17, 2014 - Staff:  Evelyn Bunker, of Lander, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. She was 80 years old.
Per her request, cremation has ... [more]

Wyoming Extends Contract for Larry Shyatt through April, '19

Jun 17, 2014 - UW Sports Information:  Shyatt Has Won Over 60 Percent of His Games as Head Coach of the Cowboys

LARAMIE, Wyo. (June 17, 2014) - University of Wyoming Athletics ... [more]

Paxton edges fellow Riverton golfer Waxler for state match play title

Jun 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Early in the title match, Waxler grabbed the early lead, but Paxton caught fire on the last four holes to win the tournament.

In an all-Riverton ... [more]