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

Peak viewing of bighorn rut begins in November

Nov 4, 2012 - From staff reports:  Dubois is the home of one of the largest native herds of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, and visitors can encounter herds of them close-up in their winter ... [more]

Skates wants to direct revenues toward small cities

Nov 4, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Democrat Connie Skates of Thermopolis called herself a political junkie when asked why she ran for Wyoming House District 28 this season.
"I've always been ... [more]

Winters: HD 28 residents would be represented well

Nov 4, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  With House District 28 redrawn to include cities in three separate counties, Republican candidate Nathan Winters of Thermopolis wants potential constituents to ... [more]

Digest

Nov 4, 2012 - From staff reports:  CWC hosting 'R-Word' rally
Central Wyoming College will have a 2 p.m. rally Thursday to end the R-word on the CWC campus as well as in the ... [more]

New webcam weather site now available for travelers

Nov 4, 2012 - From staff reports:  The National Weather Service in Riverton, in conjunction with the Wyoming Department of Transportation, has developed a new route-by-route webcam display ... [more]

Riverton library to have anti-bullying speaker

Nov 4, 2012 - Staff:  Anti-bullying advocate Jamie Nabozny will speak 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Riverton Branch Library, 1330 W. Park Ave.
For four years, Nabozny was subjected ... [more]

Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' to air Nov. 10, Lander library

Nov 4, 2012 - Staff:  The Third Lander Metropolitan opera of this season, "The Tempest," will be presented in a live, simulcast performance at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the ... [more]

AML money major topic in House debate

Nov 4, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., said she was offended when House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers failed to return her phone calls about Abandoned Mine ... [more]

Lander attorney faces Thompson for District 5 county commission slot

Nov 4, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Nathan Maxon's dissatisfaction with current representation on the Fremont County Commission is why the Lander man said he is running for the District 5 ... [more]

Five hopefuls chase four seats on Wind River school board

Nov 4, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Five candidates are running this year for four open seats on the Fremont County School District 6 Board of Trustees.
Candidates are incumbents Kristin ... [more]

Today

Nov 2, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one story "City maintenance costs concern council hopefuls" should have quoted Larry Bauman as saying ... [more]

Digest

Nov 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Snake River levees fixed
JACKSON -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking advantage of low water levels to shore up the Snake River levees in ... [more]

Gun shops expect more business with Obama win

Nov 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- One of the nation's best gun marketers, according to Wyoming retailers, lives on the East Coast in a huge house.
"Obama was the best gun salesmen ... [more]

More mine layoffs set

Nov 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Black Hills Corp. has laid off 11 of its workers at the Wyodak coal mine north of Gillette amid declining production.
The layoffs, which leave the ... [more]

Thompson on ticket for fourth county commission term

Nov 2, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission chairman Doug Thompson feels he has the knowledge to help with the local budgeting process as Fremont County, like many other ... [more]

Pavillion council has three vying for two positions

Nov 2, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The race for Pavillion City Council was uncontested before primary elections in August, when residents of the small town voted for Eileen Smith as a write-in ... [more]

Barrasso faces challengers in debate

Nov 2, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming's Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate hopes to bring some levity to Washington, D.C., if he is elected Nov. 6.
"Washington is a broken system; ... [more]

Lander murder suspect bound over, but on lesser charges

Nov 2, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Circuit Court judge said he did not find probable cause to bind over first-degree murder charges against the man accused in the September shooting death of a ... [more]

Pistol Pete pays visit Ethete

Nov 1, 2012 - Staff:  University of Wyoming mascot Pistol Pete sparred with Dezreen C'Hair, 9, as the two held up their "We're No. 1" fingers before UW's first basketball game in ... [more]

Today

Nov 1, 2012 - Staff:  Births
SARGENT

A son was born to Tammy and Nathan Sargent, of Riverton, at 3:33 a.m. Sept. 18, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Deputies report a tame Halloween evening

Nov 1, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Halloween was fairly quiet for the Fremont County Sheriff's Office. Deputies responded to a few incidents involving intoxication and a couple of calls related ... [more]

Digest

Nov 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Gordon to be sworn in
CHEYENNE -- Mark Gordon will be sworn in as Wyoming treasurer in a ceremony Thursday at the state Capitol in Cheyenne.
Gov. Matt ... [more]

Sinclair offers reward after apparent sabotage

Nov 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Sinclair Oil Corp. is offering a $25,000 reward for information about an apparent sabotage attempt at its refinery near Rawlins.
Workers discovered ... [more]

Groups mark inaugural National Bison Day

Nov 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  DENVER -- The first National Bison Day is taking place Thursday.
The Colorado-based National Bison Association, the New York-based Wildlife Conservation ... [more]

Mead keeps inside DEQ in choosing new director

Nov 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead stuck close to home by choosing a veteran administrator at the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality to lead the agency.
Todd ... [more]

City maintenance costs concern council hopefuls

Nov 1, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Candidates for spots on the Riverton City Council discussed an array of issues concerning the citizens of Riverton, but a repetitive theme throughout the forum ... [more]

Commissioner candidates address ag issues at forum

Nov 1, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Multiple use of public lands was a major theme at a forum for county commissioner candidates sponsored by the Fremont County Cattlewomen. Candidates Doug ... [more]

CWC board candidates discuss problem colleagues

Nov 1, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Candidates for the Dubois-Crowheart subdistrict seat on the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees described the ways they would react to a "constantly ... [more]

CWC loan default task force working on a new strategy to help students

Nov 1, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College is working to lower the number of local students who default on loans through the federal government.
Statistics show 25 percent of ... [more]

Today

Oct 31, 2012 - Staff:  Births
KEELE

A son was born to Wanda Peden and Thomas Keele Sr., of Riverton, at 4:50 p.m. Sept. 29, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Riverton students trick-or-treating for a cause

Oct 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  The ELIMINATE Project aims to protect 129 million mothers and future babies around the world.

Riverton High School Key Club members and Riverton ... [more]

Officials address traffic issues at Rendezvous

Oct 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Efforts to address traffic issues at Rendezvous Elementary School have resulted in significantly improved safety during student drop-off and pick-up times, ... [more]

CWC cohort groups helping more students complete their programs

Oct 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Students involved in learning community cohort groups at Central Wyoming College are more likely to succeed in school according to officials, who presented ... [more]

Several seats unopposed in Nov. 6 election

Oct 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Several candidates from Fremont County are running unopposed this year for elected positions ranging from state legislator to city council representative.
In ... [more]

Libertarian candidate a third option in HD 55

Oct 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Libertarian Bethany Baldes of Riverton said people who feel disenfranchised by the Republican and Democratic parties should vote for her to represent them in ... [more]

UW intern to help city determine fate of downtown lot

Oct 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has recruited a University of Wyoming intern to determine the best use for the city's recently acquired property at 422 E. Main ... [more]

Solid waste board set to discuss expiring rez trash contract

Oct 31, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting next week to discuss solid waste management on the Wind River ... [more]

City teachers thankful for smaller classes

Oct 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton's kindergarten through second-grade teachers have been enjoying the smaller class sizes they experienced this year because of the relocation of all ... [more]

Panel suggests BLM sterilize wild horses

Oct 31, 2012 - By Shannon Dininny, The Associated Press:  The mustang populations can double naturally within five years if left unchecked.

SALT LAKE CITY -- The federal agency charged with managing wild ... [more]

Second-graders present Halloween Spooktacular

Oct 31, 2012 - Staff:  Aspen Park Elementary School second-graders presented their October musical "Halloween Spooktacular" before a crowded gymnasium audience Tuesday. Above, ... [more]