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

From staff reports
May 17, 2020

SageWest Health Care, which operates hospitals in Lander and Riverton, is resuming some elective and non-urgent surgeries and procedures. Hospital officials ...

From staff reports
May 17, 2020

At the direction of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service The Wyoming Game and Fish Department captured and relocated an adult male grizzly bear on May ...

From staff reports
May 17, 2020

Stefanie Kowalczyk has been hired as the new collections manager at the Dubois Museum. Prior to joining the Dubois Museum, she spent two years as both the ...


By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
May 17, 2020

Aziz Waheed has coached 13 teams of Riverton High School soccer players. He says each one was "amazing." The boys head soccer coach for Riverton High School ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 17, 2020

Determining precisely what place in law is occupied by temporary restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus has become a debate topic in recent weeks, and ...

By Randy Tucker
May 17, 2020

They called it "talking in the nail." I learned the process quickly. When you're driving larger nails, 16d, 20d, or long ring-shanks, they sometimes bend ...


By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
May 13, 2020

Social distancing and symptom-checking may still be required as coronavirus restrictions are eased, according to a Fremont County "reopening" plan that mirrors ...

From the Wyoming News Exchange, with Ranger contributions
May 13, 2020

The daily increase in confirmed coronavirus cases in Wyoming on Tuesday was at the fewest since mid-April, according to Department of Health figures. The ...

Staff
May 13, 2020

Corrections Due to a production error, the final few words from Friday's story on reopening local businesses were omitted. Following is the final section ...


From the University of Wyoming News Service
May 13, 2020

The University of Wyoming's Tyler Kerr never thought he and his team would be on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle. With the nationwide spread of the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 13, 2020

Initial response has been good to our announcement last week that the Ranger has a supply of positive-themed yard signs from the University of Wyoming. About ...

By Clair McFarland
May 13, 2020

To the future loved ones of my second son: He's only trying to help you. For instance, when that boy wonders "why is my knife on this side of my plate? Why ...


State Rep. David Miller / Riverton
May 13, 2020

Editor: Forty years of service economy is now showing its ugly face. So much for flipping hamburgers and selling insurance and financial services to each ...

By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer
May 12, 2020

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon singled out Fremont County as an "area of concern" in the ongoing coronavirus pandemic during his most-recent press conference on the ...

By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer
May 12, 2020

A single-vehicle rollover resulted in a death Friday in Fremont County. The victim has yet to be identified officially. Information remained limited Tuesday, ...


By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer
May 12, 2020

James Bias, 56, was the man found dead last week after a camper fire south of Riverton, coroner's officials said Friday. No other injuries were recorded in ...

Tom Coulter / Wyoming News Exchange
May 12, 2020

With the end of the financial turbulence caused by the COVID-19 pandemic nowhere in sight, Wyoming business owners and their employees could soon gain a ...

From Ranger staff reports
May 12, 2020

Let the election season begin. Fremont County's primary election filing period begins Thursday, May 14. Candidates for partisan offices and municipal offices ...


Sherry Shelley
May 12, 2020

Next week marks the opening of the Wednesday Farmers Market at Riverton City Park, starting at 5 p.m. and running until 7 p.m. That's Wednesday, May 20. ...

Staff
May 12, 2020

Deaths MOSS Benjamin 'Benjie' O. Moss III, 64, died Sunday, May 3, 2020, in Tucson, Arizona. A rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, at the ...

By Randy Tucker
May 12, 2020

The envelope sat for more than four years in my rarely used mailbox behind the Ranger front desk. I don't work from the office. I get a letter there once in ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 12, 2020

Back in session As promised, the Wyoming Legislature has scheduled a special session. It starts Friday. It's been 16 years since the last one. For the ...

Jenn Schultze / Buffalo
May 12, 2020

Editor: The school year isn't ending the way many of us expected. Across Wyoming traditional, in-person schools have closed their doors to stop the spread of ...

By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer
May 10, 2020

Fremont County may have the most confirmed cases of coronavirus in Wyoming, but that doesn't necessarily mean the epidemic is more prevalent locally, Wind ...


By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
May 10, 2020

The top prosecutor of Fremont County will not enforce certain elements of public health orders put in place by Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon to mitigate coronavirus ...

By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer
May 10, 2020

SkyWest Airlines won't have to pay rent at Riverton Regional Airport through July, city officials decided Tuesday. Landing fees also will be deferred through ...

From staff reports
May 10, 2020

Central Wyoming College has canceled all public events for May and June. Lori Ridgway, the college's public relations director, said CWC is working closely ...


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