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

Nutella treat achieves worldwide popularity

Feb 25, 2015 - By Andrea Weigl, Tribune News Service:  If there is any person in the United States who understands how much Americans -- or really, people all over the world -- love Nutella, it is Allison Robicelli, ... [more]

CWC spring musical opens Thursday

Feb 25, 2015 - From staff reports:  Two matinees are on the five-performance slate

A famed Broadway musical opens on the local stage this week for five performances.
Rodgers and ... [more]

Thefts pile up countywide from vehicles left unlocked

Feb 25, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  More than a dozen auto burglaries were reported over the weekend throughout Fremont County, all involving vehicles that were left unlocked.
A majority of the ... [more]


Feb 25, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Former prosecutor waives hearing
LARAMIE -- The case against a former Albany County prosecuting attorney accused of using public money to buy ... [more]

Miller leads fight against failed bill on powdered booze

Feb 25, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would have outlawed powdered alcohol in the state failed by one vote Tuesday in the Wyoming House of Representatives.
Rep. David ... [more]

Wyoming House defeats bill on study of bicycle safety, state trail system

Feb 25, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House has narrowly defeated a bill calling for a comprehensive study of bicycle safety and the eventual construction of a statewide ... [more]

Writing test killed

Feb 25, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Legislation that would eliminate a writing test now given in Wyoming schools has passed the Legislature. The Senate voted 16-14 on Tuesday to ... [more]

Bill barring workplace bias fails; locals join hot debate

Feb 25, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would have made it a crime to discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity failed in the Wyoming House of Representatives ... [more]


Feb 24, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths

Robert Thomas "Lope" Antelope, 35, died Friday, Feb. 20, at his home in Riverton. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. ... [more]

Ambulance rates to rise; first increase since 2013

Feb 24, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Riding in an ambulance is getting more expensive in Fremont County. Rates for the service are to rise March 1 by more than 50 percent on average.
"Cash in the ... [more]


Feb 24, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Pedestrian struck, killed in Gillette
GILLETTE -- A 59-year-old Montana woman who was walking along a road in Gillette at night was struck by two ... [more]

Idaho shows new sage grouse plan

Feb 24, 2015 - The Associated Press:  BOISE, Idaho -- The Idaho Department of Lands has put forward a draft plan to protect sage grouse habitat on state endowment land as part an effort to avoid a ... [more]

Man arrested downtown after attempt to elude in truck with two flat tires

Feb 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  An Ethete man was arrested Friday evening after leading deputies on a short chase in north Riverton.
Ryan Dean Monroe, 27, of Ethete, was charged with ... [more]

County lawmaker says Friday incident at Capitol demonstrated importance of civility

Feb 24, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- Rep. Lloyd Larsen called it an unfortunate choice of words by a fellow representative who last week proposed amending a contentious ... [more]

Audio system at courthouse getting upgrade

Feb 24, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  People who are hard of hearing should have an easier time hearing District Court proceedings soon in Fremont County after Fremont County Commissioners approved ... [more]

Comments split on enlarging 'setback' for Wyoming wells

Feb 24, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- About 150 people, businesses and organizations filed written comments on a proposal to increase minimum allowable distance between oil and gas wells ... [more]

Ambulance service would be helped by Medicaid vote, says director

Feb 24, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Expanding Medicaid in Wyoming would help the beleaguered Fremont County Emergency Medical Service.
"Our net cash in the door would increase $170,000 to ... [more]

National FFA Week: Wind River

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Chapter celebrating week with cow hunts, barbecue

The Wind River FFA chapter officers are president Darcey Maddock, vice president Robert Buline, ... [more]

National FFA Week: Riverton

Feb 22, 2015 - By Tia Gopp, Riverton FFA Reporter:  Members preparing for career development event competitions

The Riverton FFA chapter started its year in early May with the election of the 2014-2015 ... [more]

National FFA Week: Shoshoni

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Chapter busy working on stage decorations for state convention

The Shoshoni FFA chapter has had a full and eventful summer with an exciting growing ... [more]

National FFA Week: Lander

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Agricultural organization boasts a long, rich history

The Lander FFA chapter will be busy this week.
Members plan to talk about FFA on local radio ... [more]


Feb 22, 2015 - The Associated Press:  State rig count lowest since 2010
CHEYENNE -- Cause for pessimism persists in Wyoming's oil industry as the number of drilling rigs exploring for oil ... [more]

Discrimination bill clears committee; lawmaker ejected

Feb 22, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity cleared a critical committee hearing on Friday and now ... [more]

The way it was: Mountain snow -- 1947

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  There's a reason most mountain roads and cabins above Dubois in the Wind River Mountains are inaccessible this time of year, as this picture from the 1940s ... [more]

Experts to provide one-on-one car seat training

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Injury Prevention Resources is hosting a mid-winter car seat check from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Riverton High School.
Nationally certified child ... [more]

Film contest seeking entries; $25K goes to grand prize winner

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Film Office is seeking submissions for the Wyoming Short Film Contest. The grand prize winner will take home $25,000.
The winning entry will have ... [more]

Wyoming Latina Youth Conference offering two scholarships

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Scholarships are available from the Wyoming Latina Youth Conference for students who want to pursue a higher education.
Successful applicants must have ... [more]

CWC hosts negotiation training for local officers

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Thirteen law enforcement officers from the Riverton and Lander police departments and the Fremont County Sheriff's Office recently attended Central Wyoming ... [more]

Enzi accepting applications for summer page positions

Feb 22, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The deadline to apply is March 5.

U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging Wyoming high school students to apply to be Senate pages during one of ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 22, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on Fri., Feb 20, the 27th day of the 2015 General Session:
VOTING RIGHTS: The Senate for the second time ... [more]