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City OKs $200K to help lure new airline to service Riverton Regional Airport

May 21, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council earmarked $200,000 during its meeting Tuesday that may be needed to help recruit a new airline to Riverton Regional Airport. ... [more]

Today

May 21, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page six story "Good RHS contingent to state track" should have said Jared Kobbe qualified with a fourth-place ... [more]

Today

May 20, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
ROBERTS

Mary Elisabeth "Marybeth" Roberts, 76, died Friday, May 15. A private ceremony will be at a later date.

Community ... [more]

Lander girls drop two to end regular season

May 17, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  With a No. 1 seed already locked up for the Class 3-A girls state soccer tournament, the Lander Tigers dropped a pair of matches in the final week of the ... [more]

Solving the world's problems

May 17, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  Roy Maxson and I did it during many a long bus ride.

Whether by fate or providence, there are times in life when just the right person enters your ... [more]

Police arrest man after recovering $10,000 in stolen tools and equipment

May 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  More than $10,000 in stolen equipment and tools reportedly have been recovered, resulting in the arrest of a Lander-area man.
Joshua Alan Devore, 34, of rural ... [more]

CWC official says instructor pay disparity a retention challenge

May 17, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Administrators at Central Wyoming College have noticed a disparity in the local salary structure for instructors at the K-12 and post-secondary levels.
Under ... [more]

EMS adding ambulance to 14-vehicle fleet

May 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A new ambulance is on the way for Fremont County. Grant money from the State Loan and Investments Board is paying for most of the vehicle. Fremont County ... [more]

Riverton man pleading not guilty in March robbery case

May 17, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man pleaded not guilty May 7 to three charges related to an armed robbery in March at a Lander hotel.
John Michael Dick, who was 27 at the time of ... [more]

The way it was: Reservoir pool -- 1913

May 17, 2015 - Staff:  Riverton has had several swimming pools in its 109-year history, but this one was the first.
The "reservoir pool" used water from the Riverton Canal that was ... [more]

Tigers cap regular season with 7-0 win

May 17, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A 7-0 victory against Newcastle was a perfect way for the Lander Tigers to end the Class 3-A boys soccer regular season Saturday at Tiger Field.
Jackson, the ... [more]

County athletes seize individual titles at Class 1-A and 2-A regional meets

May 17, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The Class 1-A West boys regional track meet was a coronation of sorts for the Cokeville Panthers. Anyone wondering why the Panthers were so good in football ... [more]

Lander man receives probation for sexually abusing minor

May 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The owner of Lander's Subway restaurant was sentenced to three years probation on April 2 for sexually abusing an underage employee. He would see three to five ... [more]

Riverton girls take sixth seed heading into regional play

May 17, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Wolverines face third seed Casper Kelly Walsh on Thursday in Rock Springs.

The Riverton Wolverines girls soccer team generated its first ... [more]

Scholarship applications due May 31 for women's antelope hunt

May 17, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Women's Foundation has announced that scholarship applications for the 2015 Wyoming Women's Antelope Hunt are due May 31.
The foundation founded ... [more]

Brooks Lake Campground allowing only hard-sided camping

May 17, 2015 - From staff reports:  The area has seen more bear activity in recent years.

The Wind River Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest has decided to allow only ... [more]

Library to host screening of sage grouse program Tuesday

May 17, 2015 - From staff reports:  Wyoming PBS is hosting a series of public screenings of "The Sagebrush Sea," a documentary from the award-winning series Nature.
Each screening will be ... [more]

No injuries in blaze that destroyed home

May 17, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured in a structure fire that destroyed a home at about 3 p.m. May 2 on Paintbrush Drive north of Riverton.
Officials were unsure how the blaze ... [more]

Researchers making big strides with Cheyenne supercomputer

May 17, 2015 - By James Chilton, For The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- To see it in operation, "glamorous" probably isn't the right word to describe the Yellowstone supercomputer, with its dozens of rows of Spartan ... [more]

Up, down up

May 17, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Revenue projections make budgeting a chore

Sometimes when we are living through extraordinary circumstances, we are so busy dealing with them that ... [more]

Arapahoe school to revisit Impact Aid funding agreement with RHS

May 17, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 38 Board of Trustees has agreed it should revisit and possibly update for the next school year the Impact Aid funding ... [more]

Feds required to consider carbon effect of mines

May 17, 2015 - By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press:  Agencies that OK mining projects have been told to take into account coal's indirect environmental impact.

DENVER -- Beset by power plant closures, ... [more]

Police arrest teenager for allegedly babysitting while drunk

May 17, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An 18-year-old Riverton woman was arrested April 25 for allegedly babysitting while intoxicated.
Tialyssa Armour, 18, of Riverton, was charged with minor in ... [more]

Program offering 'mental health first aid' training Wednesday

May 17, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Methamphetamine Suicide Prevention Initiative says it is hosting Fremont County's first-ever training on "mental ... [more]

EPA ought to concern itself with more important tribal jurisdictions than Riverton's

May 17, 2015 - Louie Pfangle, Worland:  Editor:
Where does it say the EPA has any authority to return lands to the Native Americans? If, in fact, they do, why don't they go after some real ... [more]

Digest

May 17, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Cities mull anti-discrimination ordinances
CASPER -- Laramie's ordinance prohibiting discrimination against gays and transgender people will be used as ... [more]

Montana looks at trapping regs near parks

May 17, 2015 - The Associated Press:  HELENA, Mont. -- Montana wildlife officials are considering stricter regulations in an effort to reduce the chances of Canada lynx being caught in traps set for ... [more]

RHS facing five teams in Class 4-A West track regionals

May 15, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After a productive regular season, the Riverton Wolverines took their first steps in the postseason Friday at the Class 4-A West regional track and field meet ... [more]

Today

May 15, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
BELL

Alyse L. Bell, 75, of Glenrock, died Wednesday, May 13, at her home. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, at St. ... [more]

Lander student named to honor roll

May 15, 2015 - From staff reports:  Dalton Rohn of Lander has been named to the winter 2015 honor roll at Spokane Falls Community College in Spokane, Wash. To receive honor roll status, students ... [more]