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Cell phone demand a worry in Jackson, other towns bracing for eclipse's influx

JACKSON (AP) -- The Teton County emergency manager is concerned about cellphone service during the Aug. 21 solar eclipse because of the thousands of extra ...

Wyoming digest

Coal production slides during spring season
(AP) --Coal production in Wyoming dropped in spring after a surge of coal production at the state's mines ...

Donation pace at UW robust but slower than last year's level

LARAMIE (AP) -- Private donations to the University of Wyoming have fallen significantly from the year before, but officials say giving remains at a high ...

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Corrections

In Wednesday's Ranger, the page 1 story "Prosecutor says he'll run for county treasurer; would restore the ...

More viral mosquitoes in latest count even as overall numbers shrink

The number of mosquitoes buzzing around Fremont County has continued to go down this week, but local pest experts say there are more culex tarsalis than there ...

Wreck victim's BAC was .207 at the time

The man also was under the influence of methampethamine.


The Fremont County man who died last month in a one-vehicle rollover near Ethete was under ...

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Friday, July 21

The LVHS Astronomy Club will hold night sky observing at 8:30 p.m ...

GPS bungling directions in county; eclipse crowd a worry

Many global positioning systems have been taking Fremont County tourists into the middle of nowhere.
The incidents have sparked concerns by Fremont County ...

The longtime RPD officer replaces Mike Broadhead, who resigned in April.

Eric Murphy, who has been serving as the interim chief of the Riverton ...

Police search Rock Springs house; tied to man's '06 death

ROCK SPRINGS (AP) -- Police in southwest Wyoming say new information has led them to search a home for evidence connected to the unsolved 2006 death of a ...

Wyoming digest

Oil auction earns Wyoming $14M
(AP) -- Wyoming has brought in $14 million from an oil and gas lease sale.
The online auction was between 60 ...

Mead: Revenue picture better, still not good

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Gov. Matt Mead says Wyoming's budget woes aren't as bad as predicted, but he says the state still faces big challenges with funding its public ...

Sports

Dallon Draper hit a pair of home runs and Christopher Reinig added an inside-the-park round-tripper in a 16-0 win against Rock Springs.


All home ...

Barrel racer Seely second

Riverton's Makayla Seely is currently second in the average in barrel racing at the National High School Finals Rodeo in Gillette.
Seely finished Thursday's ...

A nine-run third inning helped propel Riverton into a second-round matchup with Lander at the District 1 tournament.


It was a game after two ...

 

Opinion / Community

Paid obituaries

Starting next month, they will become our standard procedure
Throughout our newspaper history, we have considered the death of a Fremont County ...

A grimy home away from home

Every lease my landlord offers has a one-week gap in the middle, during which I'm not allowed to live in my own apartment. My housing in Iowa is usually ...

Good ol' days weren't so good for Americans' health coverage

Editor:
When it comes to pre-existing health conditions, there is no such thing as the good ol' days.
As the Wyoming director of AARP, I know we cannot ...

Added food vendors made Friday event better this year

Editor:
One improvement I noticed this year at the Friday Night Cruise on Main Street was there were more food-sales booths set up along the way.
This seems ...

Ethete freshman picked for honors STEM conference

DeNaira Hiwalker, a freshman at Wyoming Indian High School of Ethete, was a delegate of the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Lowell, ...

Lander student awarded scholarship

Bismarck State College has recognized Lander Valley High School graduate Kolter Rhoads of Lander as the recipient of the Chesak Family Scholarship. The $1000 ...

Changing tax structures via the ballot isn't an easy task

Editor:
This letter is intended to add clarification to the ongoing discussion about the current use of the 1 percent optional sales tax and the possibly of ...

Marriage and a three-car garage

We survived the rare 75th wedding anniversary last weekend.
What must be explained for readers who may not have shared the experience, is the ...

An opportunity

Current methods of fixing Obamacare are failing, so why not try something different?

From every indication, it appears that the effort in Congress ...

After stints of travel, Texas horseman now operating guest ranch near Dubois

Chris Cox had traveled the U.S. and Australia before deciding to set up his new operation in Fremont County.

When Chris Cox speaks, his long-term ...

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