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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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Major eruption in Yellowstone Park of Steamboat Geyser

Aug 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Old Faithful it's not.
Yellowstone National Park's Steamboat Geyser -- the world's tallest -- has erupted for the first time in more than ... [more]

Leftover big game licenses sold online

Aug 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has been able to sell thousands of leftover big game licenses quickly and with little hassle thanks to the ... [more]

Today

Jul 31, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page one story "Legless skydiver highlight of Rocking the Winds slate in Crowheart" should have said, "The camping ... [more]

Bruce Jacobson benefit scheduled

Jul 31, 2013 - From staff reports:  A benefit auction and dinner for longtime Fremont County rancher Bruce Jacobson will begin at 1 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Wind River Recreation Hall in ... [more]

Digest

Jul 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Charter school purchase OK'd
CHEYENNE -- The state Building Commission has approved spending up to $4 million to purchase a building in Laramie for a ... [more]

Grizzly moved to remote area in Teton Park

Jul 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  MOOSE -- Wildlife managers have captured and relocated a young grizzly bear that had been frequenting a campground in Grand Teton National Park.
The 212-pound ... [more]

Poll finds most in state would support gun background checks

Jul 31, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- Only one in three Wyoming residents oppose a proposal to extend background checks to all gun sales, according to a recent statewide poll.
A survey ... [more]

Hypnotist says it is more than a show

Jul 31, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  In his first-ever performance at the Fremont County Fair, hypnotist Michael Mezmer guided a group of volunteers into a trance to the delight of onlookers. ... [more]

Around the fair: Fremont County Fair news for July 31

Jul 31, 2013 - Staff:  Here's something you don't see often at a rodeo -- a reride offer after a first-place ride. When the gate swung open for Jade Blackwell's saddle-bronc ride on a ... [more]

Smell during routine traffic stop leads to felony charges

Jul 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Deputies confiscated more than five pounds of marijuana and two ounces of psilocybin mushrooms during a routine traffic stop in Riverton this month.
The ... [more]

New CWC Health/Science Center elevates class offerings

Jul 31, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College biology professor Steve McAllister says the new Health/Science Center on campus represents "quantum improvement" over the school's ... [more]

Homicide will not be prosecuted, county attorney determines

Jul 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett said criminal liability could not be placed on any one person in the death of 4-year-old Thunder Littlethunder Jr. of ... [more]

Irrigation water overwhelms park pond

Jul 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  An overflow of water created a temporary swamp Monday at Jaycee Park that had diminished by Tuesday morning.
Riverton parks department superintendent Joel ... [more]

Today

Jul 30, 2013 - Staff:  Births
FRANCOM

A son was born to Alexiss Francom and Jeremy Francom, of Lander, at 4:10 p.m. June 28, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

Around the fair

Jul 30, 2013 - Staff:  The Westernaires precision equestrian team performed Saturday in Dubois, but it wasn't the only quick-stepping horse-and-rider group on display over the ... [more]

Dogs win ribbons and fans at fair

Jul 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  While the regular neighborhood dog may bark late into the night, other pooches are trained to speak only when ordered.
That trick, along with many others, ... [more]

Fairfield Fire fully contained; south side of highway reopens

Jul 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Officials said the Fairfield Fire was 100 percent contained Sunday, and on Monday the south side of Sinks Canyon Road reopened, including area ... [more]

Legless skydiver a highlight of Rocking the Winds slate in Crowheart

Jul 30, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The third annual Rocking the Winds Green Beret fundraiser is scheduled for Aug 1-4 at the Grizzly Rock Ranch near Crowheart.
The event was created as a way ... [more]

Hereford murder trial begins at county courthouse

Jul 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  On the opening day of the trial of a Lander man for rape and murder, prosecutors said they would prove all the charges. The defense attorney tried to poke ... [more]

First-degree murder trial ordered for two brothers in '06 death

Jul 30, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Brothers Alan and Vernon Lee Brown of Fremont County are headed to trial in November in connection with the 2006 death of Tad Paul Barnson.
Barnson's skeletal ... [more]