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Riverton Library forgives fines for school supplies

The Fremont County Library System has completed its annual "School Supplies for Fines" promotion.
Library patrons were encouraged to bring in a school supply ...

Design phase under way in CWC's ag science facility

A planning committee has decided that the new agriculture and animal science center at Central Wyoming College should be built on school-owned land directly ...

Races shape up for Fort Washakie board seats

A contested race emerged Thursday for three four-year seats on the Fremont County School District 21 Board of Trustees in Fort Washakie.
Kim C. Lambert of ...

Achievers

Black Hills State lists county students
Several Fremont County students appeared on the spring 2016 dean's list at Black Hills State University in ...

Year to year, ACT scores little changed

CHEYENNE (TNS) -- ACT scores earned by graduating classes statewide seem to be stagnant or are declining, based on scores from 2014 to 2016.
The Wyoming ...

Officials investigate suspicious death in Lander

Police say the death of a woman found unresponsive Monday in her Lander home is suspicious.
Officials do not believe there is a threat to community, ...

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Births


PULVER
A daughter was born to Christion Pulver of Riverton and David Pulver of Riverton at 5:25 p.m. ...

Wyoming digest

Safety line eyed in worker death
CASPER (AP) -- Natrona County authorities say an improperly used safety cable may have contributed to the June death of ...

A seven-day trial is expected, starting Monday, Sept. 26.

Fremont County attorney Patrick LeBrun has told district court judge Norman Young to expect ...

Riverton Middle School hosted its annual "Squeak and Squawk" band practice Thursday. The practice gives sixth-graders and other new band students a chance to ...

Randy Foos and Bridgette McGinness are the newest officers of the Riverton Police Department. After introductions to the Riverton City Council by chief of ...

Conditions ripe for fire growth in national parks

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (AP) -- Visitors are enjoying free entry to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, while firefighters in both parks are preparing ...

Second truck found on fire near cemetery

A stolen truck was destroyed in a fire Thursday morning just outside of Riverton.
It was the second such incident this week.
"It sounds like we've got a ...

Mead: Big state cuts might not be over

Earlier reductions were at the low end of the budget shortfall of $250 million to $500 million that state analysts announced this spring.

Wyoming ...

Write-ins may expand ballot

Primary elections might be intended to whittle down the number of candidates, but Shoshoni's town council race only grew.
Ronald Ankeny and Mike Dimick had ...

First-grade student Alithea Frazier decorated cookies with her mother, Jennifer Frazier, at Jackson Elementary School's open house Monday. School at all ...

Fatality at Crowheart 'accidental'

Officials have determined that the death of an Arizona man this month in a motorcycle crash east of Dubois was accidental.
Eric A. Blacksmith, 62, of Mohave ...

Land-use panel resumes work; no tribal rep for now

Fremont County's Public Lands Initiative was handed its first major challenge Tuesday, when commissioners blocked a proposal to add a tribal member to the ...

Re-vote ordered in HD 18 race after ballot snafu during primary

Incorrect ballots were distributed to some voters in the Aug. 16 primary that resulted in errors making it impossible to determine the winner in House ...

Beneath smoky skies, Park Service 100th celebrated

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell visited Yellowstone to mark the centennial celebration Thursday.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (AP) -- Popular tourist ...

Wyoming digest

UW finds another $19 million in cuts
LARAMIE (AP) -- The University of Wyoming has found how to reduce its budget by $19.3 million, bringing trustees ...

Today

Births


STANTON
A son was born to Brooklyn Balius of Louisville, Kentucky and David Stanton of Riverton at ...

No one was injured in a fire that destroyed a trailer at about 5:35 p.m. Tuesday in the 1200 block of 17 Mile Road south of Riverton.
The call came in as a ...

 

Sports

As Riverton Wolverine head football coach Pat Patterson and Cody Broncs coach Matt McFadden talked on the phone last week to plan out the format for this ...

'Ride Clean' event meant for message

The contest Saturday at Riverton City Park will promote healthy values as well as skating skills.

As any skater will tell you, the sport is more than ...

Central Wyoming College's cross country squad is welcoming plenty of fresh faces as another campaign begins.


Central Wyoming College's cross ...

Chiefs begin new season short-handed

Players have trickled into practice slowly at Wyoming Indian this fall, but head coach Todd Ghormley has a good group of experienced talent to work with.
The ...

Sophomore Trysta Stingley finished in the top 50 at last season's Class 4-A state cross country championships and will lead the Wolverines as they open their ...

Kemmerer drops out of Riverton v-ball tourney

Kemmerer has dropped out of the McDonald's Invitational volleyball tournament in Riverton this weekend, according to RHS activities director Reggie Miller.
As ...

Cowboys make final prep as opener nears

Laramie -- A number of Wyoming veteran football players took a more active role in practice on Wednesday as the Cowboys' conducted a lighter morning practice ...

Lady Blue was the only Fremont County volleyball squad to advance to last season's state tournament.

Gone is Shayde LeClair and her thundering ...

Opinion / Community

Home sweet suitcase


Who needs a closet? Well, maybe I do


Two weeks ago Sunday, I moved back to Iowa City, Iowa, to continue grad school at the university there. I ...

Celebrating a bureaucracy

When we created the national parks,we alsocreatedthe necessity of the NationalPark Service

If the National Park Service could have ordered up the ...

Wiley murder was a scary time

Editor:
I know this isn't a major local issue, but it is interesting. I was a University of Wyoming student back in the early 1980s when Shelli Wiley was ...

National Park Service proves the value of protecting precious lands

Editor:
Today, the National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday. Americans know national parks, including Yellowstone and Grand Teton, Arches and ...

Richard Foos, an instructor at Home Builders Institute, plans out wiring of a Habitat for Humanity house with Nathan Hodges, a Wind River Job Corps student ...

Avenue of Flags

Small donations add up to allow a stirring local display to continue

A week from Monday, on Labor Day, Riverton's two biggest city streets will be ...

Maker Space 307 received a $6,000 donation from Wells Fargo in June.
Maker Space, located at the Frank B. Wise building in Fort Washakie, is Fremont County's ...

S is for summer (and spiders)

At our house, we actually tried collecting them

Even given our directional challenges, we came to amass an impressive collection for study. We also ...

Webinar focuses on financing for for small business

Obtaining bank financing can be a challenge for small businesses.
A Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network webinar will provide some answers for ...

Every Thursday for the rest of the summer, The Ranger will post an ...

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