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Population down across county; most spots still top 2010 census

Every area of Fremont County has experienced annual population declines since at least 2013.
The county overall, and most of its towns, still had more people ...

CWC personnel layoffs governed by established policy, college leaders say

Administrators at Central Wyoming College only can initiate reductions in force after receiving approval from the CWC Board of Trustees.
Trustees do not have ...

Tribes to mediate JBC dispute

The Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone business councils will enter mediation in June in attempt to resolve the legal dispute over the Joint Business ...

The road, officially called FSR300, is closed until further notice due to snowy conditions. The road sometimes is able to be opened by Memorial Day, but ...

Wyoming digest

Sandbags deployed in Saratoga
SARATOGA (AP) -- Residents aided by troops from the Wyoming National Guard and others have filled and placed thousands of ...

No one was injured and no structures were damaged in a four-acre grass fire that was reported at about 11:30 a.m. Monday in the 400 block of Rendezvous Road. ...

Wyoming digest

Sandbags deployed in Saratoga
SARATOGA (AP) -- Residents aided by troops from the Wyoming National Guard and others have filled and placed thousands of ...

State treasurer sues over Capitol job

CHEYENNE (TNS) -- The Capitol Square Project faces another legal challenge, this time from one of the top five elected state officials.
State Treasurer Mark ...

What can you put in a quesadilla? Just about anything you want

Normally, we denizens of the sumptuously appointed Headquarters of Prep School Inc. try to avoid covering similar topics too closely together. Last month's ...

Today

Corrections

The sub-headline in Sunday's C-1 story "RHS boys third at 4-A West soccer" should have said Riverton opens ...

Arapahoe Charter High School staged the first of the weekend's graduation ceremonies Friday evening. Seven seniors comprised the class of 2016. They heard from ...

Shoshoni High School's class of 2016, right, assembled Sunday afternoon for what is expected to be the last time in the Wrangler gymnasium for
commencement. ...

Wyoming Indian High School seniors graduated Sunday. Above, Ula Tyler gave the invocation at the start of the ...

RHS graduation was Sunday afternoon in Wolverine Gym. Among the 10 valedictorians at Riverton High School honored Sunday were, from left, Kathryn Hazlewood, ...

Clifford not filing to keep slot on county commission

Fremont County Commissioner Andrea Clifford announced Monday that she will not file for election to retain her seat.
With three full days until Wyoming's ...

City to take over senior center bills

The city of Riverton and Riverton Senior Citizens Center came to an agreement on who would be responsible for the utilities of the city-owned building at 303 ...

Valdez now a finalist for Kentucky job

Central Wyoming College president Cris Valdez is one of three finalists for the top spot at Gateway Community and Technical College in Kentucky.
He will be ...

McGinity retires, makes way for new president Laurie Nichols at university

LARAMIE (AP) -- Laurie Nichols took the position of University of Wyoming president last week, allowing Dick McGinity to step back from his leadership position ...

Wyoming digest

Woman killed in Yellowstone named
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (AP) -- The National Park Service has released the name of the Texas woman who died last ...

Average health premium in state fell last year

Published reports speculating on rate increases did not take discounting factors into consideration.

A new report from the U.S. Department of Health ...

Today

Corrections


The sub headline in Thursday's C-1 story "RHS boys third at 4-A West soccer" should have said Riverton ...

 

Sports

Wolverines Grant Hosking and Sam McMenamy lead Riverton into the state soccer tournament in Sheridan.


Off the soccer field, the two longtime ...

High school riders, ropers hit Casper

Lander's Lacy Eckhardt captured the top Fremont County result with a third in pole bending.


As the cowboys and cowgirls of the Wyoming High School ...

Tigers face tough task in Panthers

When the Lander Tigers take to the pitch on Thursday in Sheridan in the opening round of the Class 3-A state soccer tournament, they'll be facing a familiar ...

Wranglers highlight wrestling season

Shoshoni's Connor Wilkinson and Patrick Forster were Fremont County's only champion grapplers this year.

Riverton's Hayden Wempen, Keanan Pfisterer ...

Riverton's golfers stole the spotlight for Wolverine sports this past autumn.


It was an interesting fall for the Riverton Wolverines during the ...

Riverton was held to only two hits in a 2-1 defeat in the second game of Saturday's double-header.

Following a 9-6 slugfest in which they were ...

Soccer needs growth to build strong program

In the second half of Saturday's Class 4-A West boys soccer match between Riverton and Natrona County High School, the Mustangs' goalkeeper had his eye on ...

 

Opinion / Community

Suddenly more interesting

Commissioner Clifford's decision to step down enlivens the election considerably

Wyoming's primary election -- not the presidential kind -- isn't until ...

New overtime pay regulation is harmful and short-sighted

Editor:
The Department of Labor released its final overtime regulation on May 18, which could force businesses to shift employees from salaried to hourly ...

Tuesday notes

Memorial Day
First, a note on our newspaper's holiday weekend schedule: The Ranger will publish as usual this weekend, meaning theSundayedition will ...

No. 74 in brown and gold: 'Ricks from Riverton'

My season with the Wyoming Cowboys (and learning about competition from a Cheney)

For years afterwards newly met Wyomingites would say, "Don Ricks? ...

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