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Plane crash lands on Cheyenne street with two aboard; no injuries

A single-engine plane with two people on board -- including a teenager on a quest to become the youngest African American to pilot an airplane around the ...

Court OKs Alpha coal restructuring

(AP) -- Coal producer Alpha Natural Resources Inc. has received court approval for a bankruptcy plan which includes the sale of certain core assets to lenders ...

Wyoming digest


Fewer traffic deaths so far this year
(AP) -- New state figures show fewer people are dying along Wyoming roads this year compared to 2015.
The state ...

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Deaths

ADAMS
Sandra Kaye Adams, 75, of Kinnear, died July 1 at Sage West Riverton after a battle with cancer. ...

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Corrections

- In Sunday's Ranger, the page one story "GOP House candidate forum Friday" should have said the forum will ...

Two fires near Dubois contained

Two small fires that sprung up over the past few days in the forest near Dubois have been contained.
Both blazes were located in the southern half of the ...

Man shot by marshals had guns in car

DOUGLAS (AP) -- Converse County authorities say investigators found two handguns in the vehicle of a man shot and killed by deputy U.S. marshals last week in ...

State lost nearly 9,000 jobs in 12 months

A new state labels it "the steepest drop ever in Wyoming's history."

Wyoming lost about 8,700 jobs from the first quarter of 2015 to the first ...

Wyoming digest

WyoLotto makes second payment
CHEYENNE (AP) -- The Wyoming Lottery has turned over its second payment this year to the state.
The lottery transferred ...

Bomb scare reveals device made of fireworks; no detonation, no injuries

A package found at the site looked like it was made using fireworks.

No one was injured during a bomb scare Thursday morning at the 789 Smokeshop ...

It's rendezvous season again in Riverton.
That means the entire month is filled with ways to celebrate the city, including games, gatherings, the Friday ...

Grant would fix Rails to Trails

A newly formed local group, the Riverton Pathways Volunteers, is applying for a grant from the Wyoming Department of Transportation to help pay for ...

No Zika mosquitoes in Fremont County

They couldn't live here, says Weed and Pest



The species of mosquito that carries the Zika virus does not live in Wyoming.
Even if an Aedes ...

At hearing, Bebout, Miller favor finding new site for penitentiary

A Wyoming legislative task force which includes two Riverton lawmakers is recommending that Gov. Matt Mead approve spending $3.5 million for emergency ...

Colleges bear burden of rising demand just as state revenue dips

Education experts say the counter-cyclical nature of community college enrollments provides an extra challenge for administrators facing mandatory budget cuts ...

Grizzly activity reported near Dubois; overall numbers up

With several grizzly bears "kicking around" Wind River Country, wildlife officials are warning residents to be vigilant and keep garbage, bird seed and animal ...

High court splits 3-2, upholding drug conviction after car search

The Wyoming Supreme Court voted 3-2 last week to uphold the guilty verdict of a man who was imprisoned based on a disputed search north of Riverton.
After ...

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Births


WALES
A daughter was born to Erica Smith-Arndt of Riverton and Brandenn Wales of Riverton at 2:20 a.m. ...

New University of Wyoming president Laurie Nichols is in Fremont County this week, part of a statewide tour intended to introduce her to Wyoming education ...

Two people suffered minor injuries in this one-vehicle rollover at about 2:10 p.m. Sunday near milepost 110 on Wyoming Highway 789 north of Riverton. The ...

 
 

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