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EPA calls study of coal export project flawed

The agency says the review failed to look closely at potential environmental impacts.

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) -- The Environmental Protection Agency has ...

48 named to Wind River Middle School honor roll

6th Grade
Principal's List: JayCee Herbert, Calder Johnson, Brayden Leonhardt, Wylie Shearer, and Hunter Walker.
A Honors: Jayton Barquin, Aryss ...

Wyoming digest

Casper teen died in jail
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) -- Authorities are investigating the death of a 19-year-old Casper man who died days after being booked into ...

No one was injured during an electrical issue in a rain gutter at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday the Central Wyoming College Intertribal Education and Community ...

65 named to Wind River high school honor roll

9th Grade
Principal's List: McCaden Anderson, Colton Befus, Dennis Bousman, and Reata Hindman.
A Honors: Jade Barrett, Jade Ann Carroll, Taylor ...

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Births

KAULAITY
A daughter was born to Rachel Peery of Pawhuska, Oklahoma and Jameson Kaulaity of Ethete at 8:16 ...

Bear hunting on the rise, population still strong

By Daniel Bendtsen
Staff Writer

The number of black bears killed by hunters in Wyoming has grown consistently since the state re-established a hunting ...

Holiday enthusiasts of all ages gathered at the Festival of Trees family night Thursday at the Fremont Center. The festival continues Friday night with the ...


Editor's note: This piece was compiled using archives from The Ranger and from "Central Wyoming College: The First Twenty-Five Years," a CWC publication. ...

Traces of benzene found in Jackson drinking well

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) -- Environmental officials have found traces of a volatile organic compound in a well that supplies drinking water to the town of Jackson.
A ...

Barrasso visits local troops in Afghanistan

Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., spent Thanksgiving with members of the Wyoming National Guard serving in Qatar and Afghanistan.
Barrasso visited with members of ...

Sears moves across town to W. Main address

Sears Hometown Store has moved in Riverton and is now located on 906 W. Main St. The appliance store was previously situated on North Federal Boulevard and is ...

State should tap 'fresh eyes' to balance budget

Wyoming's declining revenue picture continues. The Governor and legislators obviously are anxiously waiting for the next Consensus Revenue Estimating Group's ...

Land use planning overhaul will up public involvement

Some members of Congress, industry groups and local officials have criticized the move.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- U.S. government officials have ...

City trying to settle suit with motel

Attorneys for Riverton will join a settlement conference Friday morning in hopes of ending a lawsuit filed by the local Days Inn motel.
The city had ordered ...



Editor's note: This piece was compiled using archives from The Ranger and from "Central Wyoming College: The First Twenty-Five Years," a CWC ...

Mead says no more cuts in supplemental budget

CHEYENNE (TNS) - Gov. Matt Mead isn't proposing additional cuts for Wyoming's general fund budget, but he said education funding is in a "real crisis."
Mead ...

Riverton Valley Irrigation District laid about 1,200 feet of cement pipe on Sunset Drive from about a block east of Federal Boulevard to North 16th Street ...

UW study shows impact of hunters, anglers on economy

In 2015, sportsmen and women in Fremont County spent $22.5 million dollars.

A University of Wyoming study for Fremont County on the economic impacts ...

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Community Calendar

Thursday December 1

"The Effect of Gamma Rays in Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds" is at 7 ...

Wyoming digest

Park looks at bison cull
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Yellowstone National Park biologists say more than 900 wild bison would need to be killed or removed ...

 

Sports

Central Wyoming College's women's basketball squad is hosting a pair of games, while the men are out on the road.

Holidays are approaching and with ...

The Eagles boys basketball squad lost three all-state performers, but return a strong core to build on.

St. Stephen's graduated three all-state ...

St. Stephen's girls basketball squad now wears the crown of defending state champions.

Interest is high at St. Stephen's this winter for the ...

Cowboys to host Aztecs for MWC championship

Cowboys to host Aztecs for Mountain West championship
Laramie - Saturday's Mountain West Football Championship Game will be the first appearance for the ...

Cowboys remain unbeaten with win over Pioneers

LARAMIE - Sophomore Justin James and junior guard Louis Adams combined for 37 points off the Cowboy bench to lift Wyoming past Denver, 82-70 on Wednesday ...

 

Opinion / Community

December

The year's final month has much to offer -- if we are willing to bring out our best

December arrived grayly in Fremont County this year. The year's ...

Land transfer movement threatens public property

Editor:
Folks in the West love our public lands, and for many reasons; the ample places to hunt, fish, camp, hike, ride and otherwise enjoy the great outdoors ...

Wyoming needs to reform some of its rules on corrections

Editor:
As supporters of Wyoming Corrections Reform, we have 500 new signed email petitions from citizens of Wyoming, specifically, and in general from people ...

Mild weather means great star gazing

Take advantage of the show on tap for this month


We're had especially warm nights this fall so far--relatively, anyway--and that means it's possible ...

People protesting about Trump are no better than terrorists

Editor:
I cannot believe the people that are STILL protesting about Trump being elected! GET OVER IT!
We put up with one of the biggest traitors ever and you ...

An inflatable snowman to keep me humble

Without it, domestic pride could overshadow Christmas

I would say that the Christmas season is "upon us," but that phrase sounds more ominous than ...

It's vital now more than ever to support small business owners

Editor:
As we all continue to make adjustments in our daily lives due to the gradual yet major shift in Wyoming's energy and agricultural-based economy, I ...

Tip of the iceberg

First look at federal student loans reveals a lot

Give Wyoming Sen.Mike Enzi this: he's not averse to opening up a can of worms.
The most recent ...

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