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A family-owned daily newspaper serving Riverton, Lander and Fremont County, Wyoming since 1949

By Steve Peck, Publisher
Jul 5, 2020

An explosive, fast-moving fire ignited early Friday afternoon about seven miles west of Riverton across a mixture of open country with dry grass, rural ...

From the Wyoming News Exchange, with Ranger staff reports
Jul 5, 2020

Wyoming recorded 34 new coronavirus cases Thursday - the second-highest daily total on record since the illness was first detected in mid-March in the state. ...

By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer
Jul 5, 2020

Fremont County residents are ready to celebrate the Fourth of July together this weekend - or as close together as they can get while still practicing safe ...


From staff reports
Jul 5, 2020

A rare sighting of three western toads near South Pass on June 25 has biologists and game wardens encouraged by the persistence of the species. Classified ...

From staff reports
Jul 5, 2020

In early June the Wyoming Game and Fish Department investigated a reported fish kill at Louis Lake in the Shoshone National Forest outside Lander. Some fish ...

From staff reports
Jul 5, 2020

Another portion of the Loop Road, from Burnt Gulch to Louis Lake, will be closed beginning next week. U.S. Forest Service planners say about 700 loads of ...


From staff reports
Jul 5, 2020

A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services in Fremont County this month. Lori ...

Staff
Jul 5, 2020

CALENDAR Saturday, July 4 The Lander Pirate Parade will be held 10 a.m. to noon on Main Street. Organizers ask that attendees be mindful of social ...

From staff reports
Jul 5, 2020

Independence Day is here, and the Bureau of Land Management, Smokey Bear and wildland firefighters remind citizens to be safe and responsible when enjoying ...


From the University of Wyoming News Service
Jul 5, 2020

Seed funding from the inaugural Wind River Start-Up Challenge will help five new businesses launch a series of ventures that will contribute to the economy of ...

By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Jul 5, 2020

Across the 44 years of the Milward Simpson Award, Fremont County has been a big player. 1976 was the inaugural year of the award, an honor presented to the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 5, 2020

ll The Declaration of Independence was written both for history and for immediate utility. That is, the document does contain soaring, inspiring, ...


By Randy Tucker
Jul 5, 2020

We used to live in a nation that sought to change the world for the good, rather than harvesting it for profit. If you're a "Baby Boomer," your parents did ...

By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Jul 2, 2020

Wind River Family and Community Health Care in Riverton has given nearly 10,000 COVID-19 tests and now averages more than 200 tests a day. As of June 30 ...

Tom Coulter / Wyoming News Exchange
Jul 2, 2020

Lunch in classrooms, widespread hand sanitizer stations and face coverings are just a few of the features Wyoming students can expect to see if the state's ...


By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer
Jul 2, 2020

No one was injured in a string of grass fires that burned an abandoned structure and almost 160 acres of land Saturday afternoon along 17 Mile Road south of ...

Staff
Jul 2, 2020

BIRTHS ANDERSON A son was born to Shelbie Lynn and Dominic Anderson of Riverton at 5:38 p.m. June 27, 2020, at Hot Spring County Memorial Hospital. He ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 2, 2020

Main Street in downtown Riverton isn't crowded on Friday nights anymore. But let's always remember the few weeks in the spring of 2020 when it was. The parade ...


Betty Starks Case
Jul 2, 2020

So, for heaven's sake, put on a mask and help stop this vicious ...

Jerry Humphries, Riverton
Jul 2, 2020

Editor: Well, those lower gas pries wer nice while we had them. Toward the beginning of spring, overnight, one the Riverton gasoline tycoons lowered the price ...

By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer
Jul 1, 2020

As of Wednesday, Riverton has a new superintendent of schools. JoAnne Andre-Flanagan is the first female superintendent of Fremont County School District 25 - ...


By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Jul 1, 2020

Forced to cut $4.73 million from their overall budget amid a worsening statewide fiscal crisis, Fremont County leaders pulled from cash reserves and capital ...

By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Jul 1, 2020

Fremont County's health officer has chosen not to reapply for the job, which will leave the local public health administration in the hands of Wyoming state ...

From staff reports
Jul 1, 2020

Wind River Job Corps student Jamielynn Mazurek has been selected for "Best of the Job Corps Nation" recognition. In conjunction the honor, she represented ...


Staff
Jul 1, 2020

DEATHS SPOONHUNTER Lettie June Spoonhunter, 69, of Riverton, died Friday, June 26, 2020, at the Help for Health Hospice Home. A graveside service was held ...

By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Jul 1, 2020

It was a sweep for the visiting Cody Cubs in American Legion baseball Tuesday night at Roy Peck Field. The Cubs dominated the Riverton Raiders 10-1 in the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 1, 2020

Good people are troubled by reliable reporting from numerous sources and several reputable news outlets about the story of Russia paying a bounty to the ...


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