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

By Randy Tucker
Jan 12, 2021

They weighed a ton. Or seemed to. In Shoshoni, they were stacked vertically in the corner of Hazel's kitchen. In Lusk, it was much worse. They were in the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 12, 2021

Flocked This time of year virtually no one would claim truly to enjoy cold mid-winter temperatures and 15-hour nights, but one of the characteristics of our ...

Kent Stockton / Riverton
Jan 12, 2021

Editor: If we compare a medical emergency response from the 1970s to the export-prone health care we hear of locally today, we find unconscionable ...


By Randy Tucker
Jan 10, 2021

Cold in winter, hot in summer, with a few mice wandering through at night, and decidedly austere on its best day. This was my home for much of my high school ...

By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Jan 7, 2021

By Randy Tucker Staff Writer Emory Lee Jewell started his medical practice in Shoshoni soon after the town was founded in 1906. An expert on Rocky ...

By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Jan 7, 2021

In a Riverton building with the dust still settling from a massive remodel, Roger Bower sat to be vaccinated for COVID-19 on a Wednesday morning. "I'm going ...


By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer
Jan 7, 2021

The abrupt transition to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has not had as negative an impact on Central Wyoming College students as administrators ...

Staff
Jan 7, 2021

Births SPEER A son was born to Cassie and Lucky Speer of Riverton at 8:32 a.m. Dec. 28, 2020, at Hot Springs Health. He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ...

By Steve Peck, Publisher
Jan 7, 2021

The Christmas break is over for the Riverton Wolverines, with both the boys and girls basketball teams hosting Douglas this Saturday, Jan. 9. Girls First ...


By Clair McFarland
Jan 7, 2021

Is your life too comfortable? Then you need head lice! Lice can be obtained inexpensively, and we guarantee that once you have them, all that spare time and ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 7, 2021

Our nation witnessed an experiment in mob rule Wednesday. A horde of goons stormed the United States Capitol while the U.S. House and Senate were in session ...

Erin Vichter / Riverton
Jan 7, 2021

Editor: I know for a fact that I am not the only one to appreciate the Christmas lights tour in The Ranger. When we were out driving around and looking at ...


From Staff Reports
Jan 5, 2021

The National Museum of Military Vehicles near Dubois has been recognized as one of the 10 best new attractions in the U.S. for 2020 in a national competition ...

 
From Ranger staff reports, compiled by Katie Roenigk
Jan 3, 2021

A year that would have been exceptionally newsworthy even without the arrival of a global pandemic in Fremont County was made unforgettable by the outbreak of ...

From Ranger staff reports
Jan 3, 2021

By Randy Tucker Staff Writer with Ranger staff reports The coronavirus outbreak in Fremont County touched every part of life in Fremont County, including ...


From Ranger staff reports
Jan 3, 2021

SEE PAGE A-11 OF THE SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, FOR THE RANGER'S 2020 ALL-FREMONT COUNTY FOOTBALL PAGE Player of the Year: Caden Dower, Shoshoni Wranglers Coach ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 3, 2021

Perhaps it's not true that everybody is an expert on something, but it is true that everything has an expert. That means there actually are experts on the ...

By Randy Tucker
Jan 3, 2021

"I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody's part," says Otter in the 1978 frat-house comedy ...


By Katie Roenigk and Clair McFarland, Staff Writers
Dec 31, 2020

There wasn't any question about the number one news story of the year in Fremont County - and the world. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted every facet of daily ...

By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer
Dec 30, 2020

Central Wyoming College plans to reintroduce students to the classroom in a "tiered" way when the next semester begins in January. The phased-in approach is ...

From staff reports
Dec 30, 2020

Catholic churches throughout Fremont County will ring their steeple bells more than 400 times on New Year's Eve in remembrance of the lives that have been lost ...


Mike Koshmrl / Wyoming News Exchange
Dec 30, 2020

A federal judge has decided environmental advocacy groups don't have the legal footing to petition the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on outdated species ...

By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer
Dec 30, 2020

Riverton's outdoor ice-skatingrinkat Tonkin Stadium is slated to open this week, weather permitting. Therinkwas supposed to be available beginning the ...

Staff
Dec 30, 2020

Deaths GIRTEN Mark Anthony Girten, 57, died Friday, Dec. 25, 2020. Services will be held at a later date. ARAGON Dawn Denise Aragon, 55, died ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 30, 2020

Shipments of the two approved coronavirus vaccines are making their way to Wyoming, but the numbers are pretty small. That's partly because we are a ...

Bill Lee / Pavillion
Dec 30, 2020

Editor: Yes, I agree with Ann Hicks who stated "thank you, mask wearers" in her letter Dec. 17. Yet it is disappointing to daily see so many Riverton ...

By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Dec 29, 2020

A Pavillion woman arrested on Christmas Eve is charged with stabbing her husband to death. Bennilee Strock, 39, also known as Bennilee Roberts, appeared in ...


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