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South Carolina community's non-violent reaction to Bible study shootings is admirable

Jul 5, 2015 - Peggy Boggan, Lander:  Editor:
It is shocking what happened at the church in South Carolina, where the nine people were shot at the Bible study meeting.
It is hard to believe ... [more]

My 16-foot garage door was a no-go

Jul 5, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  Twenty years later, however, the unacceptable trusses are still holding the extra weight.

July 4, 1995, marked the unofficial halfway point of ... [more]

Beyond the years

Jul 5, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  A beautiful, patriotic son was inspired by an easterner's visit to the Mountain West

Katharine Lee Bates was the head of the English department at ... [more]

National soccer recognition for Daniel Bolding

Jul 3, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Daniel Bolding, a 2015 Lander Valley High School graduate, has been named a Scholar All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America for the ... [more]

Babe Ruth all-star team announced

Jul 3, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton will compete at the 15-year-old level this year with a single team of 13-15-year-olds.

The Riverton Babe Ruth age all-star baseball team was ... [more]

Red Sox, Tigers champs of Riverton Little League

Jul 3, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  An eight-run third inning gave the Red Sox an 11-5 victory Thursday night over the Dodgers in the majors division Riverton Little League championship game at ... [more]

On final mission, Riverton officer key to carrier group

Jul 3, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Navy Cmdr. Chad Kennedy is retiring after a 20-year Naval career.

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson launched 2,400 combat missions in Syria and ... [more]

Jury trial starts Monday for man accused of rape; alleged victim is cousin

Jul 3, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A jury trial is set to begin July 6 for an Arapaho man charged with sexually assaulting his cousin.
The Fremont County Attorney's Office charged the ... [more]

Man pleads guilty in death of RPD staffer; sentencing to come

Jul 3, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Reuben Revere pleaded guilty on Thursday in Lander District Court to aggravated vehicular homicide in the death of Riverton Police Department employee Carolyn ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jul 3, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Casper man killed in rollover
WHEATLAND -- A 62-year-old Casper man was killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash north of Wheatland.
Wyoming Highway ... [more]

The way it was: Wildfires - 2001

Jul 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  The first week of July was a rough one for wildfires 14 years ago. Blazes near both Lander and Dubois required all-out effort to contain, and a fire truck was ... [more]

Fireworks banned in state parks

Jul 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  Visitors also are urged to use caution when using campfires.

Visitors to Wyoming's state parks and historic sites are reminded that the possession ... [more]

Good Samaritans help extinguish fire in ditch

Jul 3, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local fire officials said they were grateful for the help of passersby who stopped to extinguish a small grass fire at about 2:20 p.m. Saturday near Lewis Road ... [more]

Hot Notes Cool Nights music series starts Monday

Jul 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  The 67th Annual Army Band will perform at the first concert.

"Wyoming's Own" 67th Annual Army Band is the guest of the first Hot Notes Cool Nights ... [more]

Stories, photos sought for book marking 150th anniversary of Atlantic City

Jul 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  Former residents and visitors can share family tales, letters or photographs that reach back to any period since the settlement's early ... [more]

District 14 officials tour new school site, sign beam

Jul 3, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A special steel beam was placed carefully with others in the center wing of the new Wyoming Indian Elementary School on July 14 after school board members, ... [more]

Today

Jul 2, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
DEWEY

Twylah Dewey, 59, died Sunday, June 28, at Davis Hospital and Medical Center in Layton, Utah. An evening service and wake will be at 7 ... [more]

Today

Jun 30, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In Friday's Ranger, the sub-headline with the page one story "Judge gives murder prosecutor, defendant last chance for a deal" should have ... [more]

Lander at state senior Babe Ruth tourney

Jun 28, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A quick season has the Lander Senior Babe Ruth playing this weekend at the state tournament in Rock Springs. Lander lost to Belle Fourche, S.D., 10-9, on ... [more]

Padres take Lander LL title; all-stars begin play July 15

Jun 28, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Padres edged the Twins 5-3 in the Lander Little League major division Wednesday night at City Park.
The contest wrapped up the Little League regular ... [more]

Rockies finish with top mark in Riverton Little League; tourney gets going Monday

Jun 28, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In a balanced Riverton major league baseball division, the Rockies captured the No. 1 seed after winning the five-team regular season title in the final week ... [more]

'Do the right thing' on EMS service for Fremont County

Jun 28, 2015 - Todd Darbing, Riverton:  Editor:
All I would ask for the county commission is to remember that our ambulance service and emergency medics are not just numbers on a budget chart. There ... [more]

If he ever complained, I never heard it

Jun 28, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  Bob Vandervort was an exemplary member of "The Greatest Generation."

It's a sad commentary on people's "golden" years that they sometimes outlive ... [more]

It takes a spreadsheet

Jun 28, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Imagine a same-sex couple unsure about insurance as the big court rulings come down

Oddities of newspaper production mean that this section of ... [more]

Helen Ann Simpson

Jun 28, 2015 - Staff:  Helen Ann Simpson, formerly of Riverton, died Wednesday, June 24, at Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital in Thermopolis. She was 73 years old.
Services will ... [more]

Producers to shoot TV pilot with local performers, setting and crew

Jun 28, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  To much of the world, Wyoming is as alien as the desert bug planet Klendathu from the science fiction film "Starship Troopers." 
In fact, that movie was ... [more]

End of the line for bear

Jun 28, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Troublesome animal captured, euthanized; first such case this year

A black bear has been trapped and euthanized after causing problems at a youth ... [more]

Hearing to discuss management plan for massacre site

Jun 28, 2015 - From staff reports:  A public hearing regarding the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site is at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Wind River Hotel and Casino. The meeting will discuss a ... [more]

Wyoming Indian approves budget

Jun 28, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The district also awarded interim superintendent Michelle Hoffman a part-time contract.

The Fremont County School District 14 Board of Trustees has ... [more]

Trial date set for nine in big drug crackdown

Jun 28, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A trial date is set for nine defendants in the largest crackdown on alleged drug dealing in Fremont County since 2011.
Lander District Court Judge Norman E. ... [more]