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

Digest

Sep 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Welcome weather lowers fire risk
MOOSE -- More rain and cooler weather have prompted officials to reduce the wildfire risk in the Jackson area from ... [more]

NAACP, Ku Klux Klan meeting in Casper may be a first

Sep 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The Klan representative paid $50 to join the civil rights organization.

DENVER -- A secret meeting between a representative of the Wyoming chapter of ... [more]

UW energy center to be dedicated next week

Sep 5, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming's new $25 million Energy Innovation Center provides students, faculty and others state-of-the-art facilities to enable ... [more]

Peter Michael named attorney general

Sep 5, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  He has been the state's lead lawyer in an ongoing lawsuit involving Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill.

CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has ... [more]

Fireworks, cannon OK'd for football games

Sep 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A blast will follow each score made by Riverton High School.

Spectators at this year's Riverton High School football games will be treated to the ... [more]

Crew still at Burroughs site; firefighter injures knee at fire

Sep 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Four residences and another 20 structures have been threatened by the flames, but officials said no property has been damaged.

A crew member fighting ... [more]

Meth bust documents tell of cash tricks by defendants

Sep 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  It seems in the case of Timothy Pitt, crime truly did not pay.
Court documents indicate the Hudson man accused of selling meth was chronically short on ... [more]

Body found on Rails to Trails was male

Sep 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The body of a man found dead Wednesday morning on the Rails to Trails pathway north of Riverton was scheduled for an autopsy Thursday, officials said.
Fremont ... [more]

Powell ex-hospital chief to settle fraud lawsuit

Sep 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- Powell Valley Healthcare's former CEO has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed against him alleging fraud.
Paul Cardwell signed a ... [more]

Today

Sep 4, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
NIGRO

Barbara Ann Nigro, 76, formerly of Riverton, died Thursday, Aug. 29, at her home in Baker City, Ore. Services have taken ... [more]

Digest

Sep 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Cyclist killed in truck collision
SHERIDAN -- A bicyclist is dead following an accident north of Sheridan over the weekend.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol ... [more]

Escaped inmate got 90-minute head start

Sep 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- An inmate who escaped on his way to the Sweetwater County jail got a head start because the private company transporting him didn't notify authorities ... [more]

Teens plead guilty in triple slayings, sentenced to life terms without parole

Sep 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Two teenagers who gunned down three members of a family at a rural home in northern Wyoming early this year will serve life in prison without the ... [more]

Good progress on Burroughs Fire; crew of 145 on scene

Sep 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The 1,794-acre Burroughs Fire north of Dubois was 14 percent contained as of Wednesday morning, officials said.
No injuries or property damage have been ... [more]

Program director eyes Major property for new day reporting center site

Sep 4, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A program that gives youths in trouble with the law an alternative to incarceration and expulsion is developing a new site for its day reporting center. ... [more]

One dead, one injured on bike path

Sep 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials are investigating a potential homicide that was discovered north of Riverton on Wednesday morning.
A civilian walking on the Rails to Trails pathway ... [more]

District 25 makes offer on two sites for building new school

Sep 4, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The first offers for land in Riverton needed to build a new elementary school for Fremont County School District 25 has been submitted, said superintendent ... [more]

Today

Sep 3, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
CAREY

Kenneth Jack Carey, 73, died Friday, Aug. 30, in Lander. Services were at noon Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Hudson's Funeral Home Chapel of Mount ... [more]

Cabin made of dino bones billed as 'oldest building in the world'

Sep 3, 2013 - By Han Cheung, For the Associated Press:  Though built in 1933, the Fossil Cabin near the dinosaur graveyard at Como Bluff is billed as the "Oldest Building in the World."
That's because the building, ... [more]

Digest

Sep 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Teens in triple slaying due in court
CODY -- Two teens charged with killing three members of a Wyoming family are scheduled to appear in court after ... [more]

Event helps younger band students learn from older ones

Sep 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Annual event helps younger band students learn from older ones.

Musical notes from baritone horns, trumpets, trombones, flutes, clarinets, French ... [more]

Honor Farm inmate jumps fence, then jumps back

Sep 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An inmate at the Wyoming Honor Farm has been segregated while officials investigate a report that someone was trying to escape the facility Saturday ... [more]

Struggling financially, VFW post puts building up for sale

Sep 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Ideally, a different building could be found to house the VFW, American Legion Post 19, the Disabled American Veterans, and the VFW Women's Auxiliary under ... [more]

Escaped inmate still on the loose

Sep 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Travelers on Wyoming's interstate highway system over the holiday weekend saw signs posted in several places warning of an "escaped prisoner manhunt." ... [more]

Low pinecone output means grizzly conflict more likely

Sep 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Biologists say a bad year for whitebark pine cone output could lead to more hunter-grizzly bear conflicts in northwest Wyoming this fall.
Officials ... [more]

Medicaid 'coverage gap' looming for poor in Wyoming 20 others

Sep 3, 2013 - By Tony Pugh, McClatchy Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON _ One month after undergoing a partial hysterectomy in 2011 to remove a rare form of ovarian cancer, Erika Neal of St. Louis got a double dose of ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Sep 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  More patrols this weekend
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol has beefed up staffing for the Labor Day weekend.
The patrol is especially on the ... [more]

Rallies protest Wyoming disability funding changes

Sep 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The program funds in-home care and vocational skills training.

CHEYENNE -- People rallied in Cheyenne, Jackson and Casper to protest changes to one ... [more]

UW honoring man who created distinctive gardens

Sep 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  A new University of Wyoming landmark honors Tommy Thompson, a master floriculturist who cultivated the university's beautiful flower gardens for three ... [more]

Enzi, GOP encumbents planning for no surprises in 2014 election

Sep 3, 2013 - By Erik Schelzig and Ken Thomas, The Associated Press:  ASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Faced with a potentially serious primary challenger, Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander was not about to sit back and wait.
The same goes for ... [more]