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Museum board member quits after dismissal of Lander director

Sep 6, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission met behind closed doors to discuss last week's termination of Pioneer Museum director Carol Thiesse.
Following the 30-minute ... [more]

RHS goal: Every senior applies for college admission

Sep 6, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Aaron Taylor's goal this year at Riverton High School is to ensure that every graduating senior fills out an application for continuing education after ... [more]

Alpine Lake Fire flames now visible

Sep 6, 2012 - From staff reports:  Flames from the Alpine Lake Fire above Fort Washakie are now visible along the front of the Wind River Range in the area of Bull Lake Reservoir, according to ... [more]

Second body recovered from dam

Sep 6, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Search and rescue crews recovered the body of 18-year-old Theron Quiver, of Ethete, from Washakie Dam at about 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Quiver was one of two people ... [more]

Day care flap flares again; no motion to reconsider vote

Sep 6, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Day care owner Jennifer Person asked Riverton City Council members Tuesday to reconsider her day care license that was denied Aug. 21.
"I would like to thank ... [more]

Today

Sep 5, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the page A-5 story "Fremont County libraries offer longer business hours" should have said the libraries in Lander and ... [more]

Digest

Sep 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Truck crash kills couple
BUFFALO -- Two people are dead after a heavily loaded semi-trailer lost its brakes on a steep slope on the eastern flanks of ... [more]

Out-of-state businesses show increasing interest in Wyoming

Sep 5, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The number of out-of-state businesses looking at locating in Wyoming has doubled over the past two fiscal years, according to a report from the ... [more]

Mountain lion spotted in Lander

Sep 5, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials confirmed a mountain lion sighting at a downtown business in Lander early Wednesday morning.
"The whereabouts of the mountain lion are unknown at ... [more]

Search and rescue recovers body from Washakie Dam

Sep 5, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County rescue workers recovered the body of Chelsea Friday, 22, of Ethete, Tuesday from the Washakie Dam about nine miles west of Fort Washakie. ... [more]

Drought takes toll on hay

Sep 5, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Fremont County growers are getting mixed results out of their crops while hay production is forecast to be among the lowest in decades.
According to an Aug. ... [more]

County to plan talks on building fairgrounds at Major site

Sep 5, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners on Tuesday said they want to host a series of meetings to elicit the public's desire for a new fairgrounds on agricultural land in ... [more]

Mahoney pulls out of Ward 1 city council race

Sep 5, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton councilwoman Diana Mahoney announced Tuesday that she has withdrawn her name from the election race against Jonathan Faubion.
"I would like everyone ... [more]

Today

Sep 4, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Friday's Ranger, the page 5 story "District 25 budget more 'restrictive'" should have said the district's budget year begins July ... [more]

Digest

Sep 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming soda ash exports rise
LARAMIE -- Exports of Wyoming soda ash were up the first half of this year.
Marion Loomis is executive director of the ... [more]

National Guard troops adding stress management to training

Sep 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Army National Guard is arming its troops with a new weapon: a skills set to cope with the stresses of military life.
According to media ... [more]

Powell to have just one candidate for mayor on general election ballot

Sep 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- Four people received enough write-in votes in Powell to run for mayor in November, but the ballot will only list one candidate after all.
Mayor Scott ... [more]

New hazards for park visitors as wildlife starts moving lower

Sep 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Elk and other wildlife in Yellowstone National Park are beginning to leave the high country for lower elevations as they do every ... [more]

Patrol releases report in fatal wreck; seatbelts were being used

Sep 4, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Highway Patrol has completed its investigation into Saturday's one-vehicle rollover which took the life of a 25-year-old Riverton man.
Information ... [more]

Alpine Lake Fire at 10,545 acres; warnings in place across much of Wyoming

Sep 4, 2012 - From staff reports:  After the Labor Day weekend, officials said the Alpine Lake Fire above Fort Washakie has burned a total of 10,545 acres since backcountry users first reported ... [more]

Pool tournament drew 100 players

Sep 4, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Saturday's competition at Wind River Casino was the largest 8-ball event in Wyoming this year.

Becka Larkin of Livingston, Mont., decided to forego ... [more]

Councilman displeased over vagrants at city park; RPD says arrests alone can't fix problem

Sep 4, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton City Councilman Richard Gard is concerned about problems with littering and homeless people at City Park.
"I would like to discuss with this council ... [more]

Two missing near Washakie Dam; drowning feared

Sep 4, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County emergency responders continued searching Tuesday for two subjects who were reported missing at about 4:30 p.m. Monday at Washakie Dam about nine ... [more]

Digest

Sep 2, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  Sled rules to stay
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (AP) -- The National Park Service plans to extend the existing rules on snowmobile and snowcoach use in ... [more]

Dinosaur sites give visitors a peek backward in time

Sep 2, 2012 - By The Associated Press:  By Susan Lockhrt
Northern Wyoming Daily News

TEN SLEEP (AP) -- A trip to walk with the dinosaurs was a summer highlight for 7-year-old Max Sharpe and his ... [more]

Road crews working in county

Sep 2, 2012 - Staff:  Highway patching is scheduled for early and mid-September in Fremont County.
Western Wyoming Construction Inc. of Lander has scheduled patching to begin Sept. ... [more]

Paving to start on Togwotee

Sep 2, 2012 - Staff:  Paving on U.S. 26-287 between Dubois and Moran Junction, the Togwotee Trail to Yellowstone is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Sept. 4.
Travelers should expect up ... [more]

Local hay producers win at state

Sep 2, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton's Bruce Jacobson earned the grand champion title for alfalfa cubes at the Wyoming State Fair in Douglas last month in competitions for premium ... [more]

Festival of the Cowboys coming to Crowheart

Sep 2, 2012 - Staff:  The fourth annual Festival of the Cowboys will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Big Wind Hall at 33 Old Yellowstone Highway in ... [more]

Fremont County libraries offer longer business hours

Sep 2, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  At the Fremont County Library in Lander, director Matt Nojonen recently had to stop some patrons from leaving in a "mass exodus at a quarter after 7."
"'Wait ... [more]

Veterans rep will answer questions

Sep 2, 2012 - Staff:  A representative from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach meetings in Wyoming cities throughout September.
Lori McGee, a state ... [more]

Gold medal winner fires up audience at CWC event

Sep 2, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  In 1964, Billy Mills became the first, and so far only, American to win the 10,000-meter race in the Summer Olympic Games.
In 2012, Mills was the keynote ... [more]

One killed, another airlifted in rollover Saturday morning

Sep 2, 2012 - From staff reports:  Victim was recent RHS sports standout
A former star athlete was killed and his father injured severely in a one-vehicle rollover Saturday morning near ... [more]

Arapahoe students celebrate achievements

Aug 31, 2012 - Staff:  Arapahoe Elementary School fourth-graders Orion Felter, Aquilo Friday, Bluestone Jenkins and Darwin Spoonhunter impressed their teacher Michaela Dabich (not ... [more]

Today

Aug 31, 2012 - Staff:  Births
KATALEYA

A daughter was born to Minnie Finicomb, of Lander, at 8:16 a.m. April 12, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 5 pounds, 14 ... [more]

Digest

Aug 31, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Court upholds bison slaughter
HELENA, Mont. -- An appeals court has upheld the federal government's ability to slaughter hundreds of wild bison that are ... [more]

In Wyoming, Bernanke says Fed will not stay on sidelines

Aug 31, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON � Chairman Ben Bernanke made clear Friday that the Federal Reserve will do more to boost the economy because of high U.S. unemployment and an ... [more]

Wolf delisting announcement imminent

Aug 31, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The next step in ending federal protections for wolves in Wyoming could be close.
State wildlife officials expect the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to make ... [more]

District 25 to get full facilities review by state

Aug 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 is one of six Wyoming school districts that will undergo a complete capacity study this year through the state's School ... [more]

Wolverine Field seating upgrade ready; restroom completion next month

Aug 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When fans enter Wolverine Field for Riverton's first home football game of the season Friday night, Fremont County School District 25 Superintendent Terry ... [more]