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Riverton team finishes 0-4 in fastpitch regional

Aug 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Yakima, Wash., Jaguars eliminated the Riverton U.S. Energy girls fastpitch team from the Under-18 Western ASA national tournament 7-6 on Friday in Salem, ... [more]

Lander runner-up at state girls U14 softball

Aug 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Improvement was shown in all areas of the game by a group of Lander softball players in the Under-14 division.
The Lander girls placed second at the recent ... [more]

Big names spiced up county fair rodeo

Aug 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Former world champions were top attractions Monday and Tuesday nights at the PRCA Ram rodeo at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.
Brothers Cody and Jesse ... [more]

RHS Class of 1973 celebrates with reunion

Aug 2, 2013 - Staff:  The Riverton High School Class of 1973 recently celebrated its 40-year ... [more]

Double amputee skydives into Crowheart fundraiser

Aug 2, 2013 - Staff:  In the first of three dives planned this week, double amputee skydiver Dana Bowman jumped from a plane piloted by Riverton contractor Jerry Bornhoft into a ... [more]

Softball girls hit buzz saw in Oregon regional field

Aug 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton U.S. Energy girls fastpitch softball team lost a pair of games Thursday in the Western ASA Under-18 tournament in Salem, Ore.
A team from Salem, ... [more]

Smith named to Manning Award watch list for second consecutive year

Aug 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  University of Wyoming junior quarterback Brett Smith has been named to the 2013 Manning Award watch list. 
The announcement was made on Friday by the Manning ... [more]

Deep run for LL stars reflects team depth

Aug 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton finished second in the state tournament, its best finish in 27 years.

Riverton Little League all-star baseball manager Scott Fabricus knew ... [more]

Three dozen teams compete in hog wrestling

Aug 2, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Fair hog wrestling competition began at 8 p.m. Thursday in the grandstands arena.

Female 16 and older
Eleven teams competed in ... [more]

Today

Aug 2, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one story "West Nile carriers now detected across much of the county" should have said municipal workers ... [more]

Riverton man pleads guilty to tax evasion

Aug 2, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  Already in prison for embezzlement, a Riverton man has pleaded guilty to tax evasion for not paying nearly $400,000 owed to the Internal Revenue ... [more]

Case picked to lead district of Wyoming Elks Association

Aug 2, 2013 - Staff:  Frances I. Case, of Riverton, has been installed as District Deputy to the Elks National President for the lodges in the Southwest District of the Wyoming Elks ... [more]

Starks celebrate 50 years

Aug 2, 2013 - Staff:  Earl and Sharon Starks celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house July 27 at the Outlaw Inn in Rock Springs.
The couple married July 21, ... [more]

Summerlin, Martin to wed Aug. 17

Aug 2, 2013 - Staff:  Stephenie Summerlin, the daughter of Dan and Sheila Summerlin of Pavillion, is engaged to Jared Martin, the son of Scott and Peggy Martin of Riverton.
The ... [more]

Boot Bar wins 'best theme' award in county fair parade

Aug 2, 2013 - Staff:  Seventy-six floats entered the 2013 fair parade, "Celebrating 100 years of Traditions and Fun," July 27 on Main Street in Riverton.
The best theme award went ... [more]

Mideast needs more than new peace talks

Aug 2, 2013 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  Can you blame Americans for not getting excited about new peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians? It's not that we don't care, but we know these talks ... [more]

A rock from a mountaintop

Aug 2, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  I know better, but it helps me remember a nice day.

It's confession time.
I took a rock from a national forest.
It's about the size and shape of a ... [more]

Guard reunion was fun, so let's do it again this year

Aug 2, 2013 - Terry TenBoer, Thermopolis:  Editor:
First Battalion, Forty-Ninth Field Artillery, Wyoming Army National Guard, predecessor to the current Second Battalion, Three-Hundredth Field ... [more]

Wyoming Wildlife

Aug 2, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The state-published magazine is under the financial gun, but it is worth preserving

When budget times are tough, hard choices have to be made. One ... [more]

Digest

Aug 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Hail damages barley crop
POWELL -- Farmers around Powell say hail from a violent storm on Tuesday night damaged or destroyed barley and other ... [more]

Coal output in Campbell Co. trails 2012 pace

Aug 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Figures show that the total mid-year production for Campbell County coal mines adds up to about 180 million tons, which is about 6 million tons less ... [more]

GOP leadership split by Hill controversy as '14 election approaches

Aug 2, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The allegations and conflict surrounding public schools Superintendent Cindy Hill haven't pushed the state's schools off course or knocked out its ... [more]

Cabinet officials to visit Riverton next week

Aug 2, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and U.S. Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell are the guest speakers at a community forum on education Thursday, Aug. ... [more]

Fifty years at the fair

Aug 2, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Overgard mans post at poultry, rabbit barn

John F. Kennedy was president when Cerella Overgard became a 4-H leader.
Half a century later, she ... [more]

Armed robbery suspects still at large, RPD says

Aug 2, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton police officials still are looking for the suspects involved in an armed robbery and separate home break-in July 25.
"We can't find them," Riverton ... [more]

Man guilty of murder in Lander death

Aug 2, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A jury has found John Thomas Hereford guilty of second-degree murder, kidnapping and one count of first-degree sexual assault.
"This is what we anticipated ... [more]

West Nile carriers now detected across much of the county

Aug 2, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Mosquitoes throughout Fremont County tested positive for West Nile virus this week, with hits recorded in Riverton, Lander, rural Hudson and Arapahoe on ... [more]

California team handles Riverton on softball field

Aug 1, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A team from Oakland, Calif., blanked the Riverton U.S. Energy fastpitch team 9-0 Wednesday in the first game of the Western ASA Under-18 tournament in Salem, ... [more]

World champ barrel racer rode in Riverton

Aug 1, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  At age 54, Mary Walker is the No. 2-ranked racer again this season

World champion barrel racer Mary Walker has endured ups and downs in her rodeo ... [more]

Around the fair: Fremont County Fair news for Aug. 1

Aug 1, 2013 - Staff:  Hard work paid off for Ransom Slack on Wednesday. Slack was the champion senior sheep showman. "It's awesome," was all the 16-year-old could say after he ... [more]

Crackdown

Aug 1, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  So much for Egypt's first exercise in democratic government

The weekend crackdown in Egypt on supporters of ousted former president Mohammed Morsi ... [more]

Digest

Aug 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CFD sales below biz expectations
CHEYENNE -- Some Cheyenne businesses are reporting that sales traffic didn't meet their expectations during this year's ... [more]

Liz Cheney and husband late paying taxes on $1.6M home

Aug 1, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The U.S. Senate candidate says it was an oversight, that the 4,482 past-due portion was paid without penalty, and that this year's taxes already are paid in ... [more]

Finding balance in curious case of Bradley Manning

Aug 1, 2013 - The Baltimore Sun:  There was no question that Pfc. Bradley Manning broke the law when he released hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks. He admitted as much ... [more]

Death penalty hearing starts for Dale Eaton in Cheyenne

Aug 1, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  An attorney for the former Riverton man who is Wyoming's only death row inmate called his client's former trial attorney to testify on the first day of a ... [more]

James "Jim" Ray

Aug 1, 2013 - Staff:  James "Jim" Ray, of Riverton, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice Home. He was 83 years old.
Per his request, cremation has taken ... [more]

Rich L. Hensley

Aug 1, 2013 - Staff:  Rich L. Hensley, of Riverton, died Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at his home. He was 66 years old.
Funeral services were Monday, July 15, at Calvary Community ... [more]

Today

Aug 1, 2013 - Staff:  Clarification
The family of Piper Stark said the page one story "Dogs win ribbons and fans at fair" in Tuesday's Ranger should have said Stark trained ... [more]

Defense rests in Hereford case; jury to start working

Aug 1, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Defense attorneys for a Lander man accused of rape and second-degree murder made their final presentation of evidence Thursday in Lander District Court.
John ... [more]

Toms, poults and red rangers

Aug 1, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Contestants learn the finer points of showing fowl at fair

Win or lose, Madeline Logan and Ashlyn Wagon are going to get a good dinner for their hard ... [more]