Articles written by Clair Mcfarland

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Man accused of gouging out woman's eye freed

RIVERTON — The man accused of gouging out a woman’s eye on Thanksgiving Day at Lander SageWest Health Care has been released from the Wyoming State Hospital, back into the community under the care of his wife. The victim of the attack, Elaine Til... Full story


Transients in Riverton quarantined; Fremont County virus tally up

RIVERTON — Part of Riverton's transient population has been quarantined on the Wind River Indian Reservation due to coronavirus concerns. "Our contact tracing is driving us to test people who have been exposed. Our transient population was d... Full story

 By Clair McFarland    News    April 16, 2020

Riverton man shot by police in armed standoff

RIVERTON — An active shooter engaged for hours in a standoff with police Wednesday was taken into custody after being shot by a Riverton police officer. The man, identified as 56-year-old James Hinman of Riverton, survived the shooting but r... Full story


Economic comeback from virus effects 'fairly long process,' says state legislator

RIVERTON — Wyoming’s recovery from the economic fallout caused by coronavirus will depend on mindset, says State Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander. “It’ll be hard to come back fast, and it’ll be a fairly long process,” said Case, who has a doctorate i... Full story

 By Clair McFarland    News    March 26, 2020

Riverton couple charged with murder in Friday shooting

RIVERTON — A husband and wife were charged Friday morning in the death of 38-year-old Trevor Bartlett, who died of a gunshot wound early Thursday. Court documents state the following: On March 26 at about 5:09 a.m., Courtnie Mills, 43, called the R... Full story


Witness tells what he saw when man shot by Riverton police officer

RIVERTON — Resistance from the county’s top prosecutor and, possibly, law enforcement entities to the public inquest into the Sept. 21 shooting death of Anderson Antelope by a Riverton Police Department officer stems in part from the vul... Full story


Shoshones claim hunting rights under court ruling

RIVERTON — A United States Supreme Court ruling that an 1868 tribal treaty still grants Crow Indian tribal members the right to hunt and fish on "unoccupied lands" without state enforcement in the country may have done the same for Eastern S... Full story


Dead man's brother urges peaceful aftermath

RIVERTON — Forgiveness is the key theme of a Sept. 28 letter the brother of the late Anderson Antelope Sr. sent to the editor of The Ranger. Antelope, 58, was fatally shot in an officer-involved incident Sept. 21 at Walmart in Riverton. The R... Full story


Four arrested in child porn bust

RIVERTON —A Riverton man could spend the rest of his life behind bars for producing child pornography featuring a toddler. Justin David Brown, 27, was sentenced Sept. 20 to 60 years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of production of c... Full story

 By Clair McFarland    News    May 30, 2019

Democrats vow more action in Fremont Co. voting

By Clair McFarland Riverton Ranger Via Wyoming New Exchange RIVERTON — The Wyoming Democratic Party has announced will seek further action on 2018 voting incidents that the Fremont County Attorney’s Office determined to be legal. State chairman Joe... Full story


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