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Fun for the Fourth

Jul 2, 2015 - From staff reports:  Events stretch through Sunday

The Fourth of July falls on a Saturday this year, but Independence Day celebrations begin as early as Thursday in towns ... [more]

Driver in DUI death signs deal, could get 12 years

Jul 2, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Reuben Revere would spend up to12 years in prison if a judge accepts a plea agreement the Ethete man signed with prosecutors. Revere had been charged with ... [more]

Helicopters sent to help in mountains

Jul 2, 2015 - From staff reports:  Two helicopters were mobilized Friday to rescue a woman who had been bucked off of a horse on Whiskey Mountain.
Search and rescue crews responded at about ... [more]

Earmarks might, might not, skew budget balance

Jul 2, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After cutting, trimming and shifting money among accounts, Fremont County has developed a draft budget that, depending on the perspective, either still shows a ... [more]

Public hearing on new budget Monday evening

Jul 2, 2015 - From staff reports:  Residents can weigh in on the new county budget during a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Fremont County Commission chambers in the Fremont County ... [more]

Speed limit enforcement among conspicuous changes in state laws

Jul 2, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- More than 100 new state laws took effect Wednesday in Wyoming that change speeding fines in 80 mph zones, make roads safer for bicyclists, and ... [more]

Panel will assess effect of legal marijuana in Wyoming

Jul 2, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is creating a council to gauge the effects of marijuana usage in the state ahead of a push for a legalization initiative that ... [more]

Digest

Jul 2, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Water supply interrupted
LARAMIE -- Albany County officials say a broken waterline has left Rock River residents without water.
The Albany County ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Tigers best Rockies in tight BR final

Jul 2, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  It took extra innings, but the underdog Tigers won 13-11, handing the Rockies their only loss of the Babe Ruth season.

In a highly emotional contest, ... [more]

Two Lander players on state Babe Ruth roster

Jul 2, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander baseball players Andrew Von Rein and Sean Davis have been selected to play for Team Wyoming in the Senior Babe Ruth baseball regionals later this month. ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Not so glamorous

Jul 2, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  The exploits of the two prison escapees ended up being pretty grim after all

For many Americans during the Great Depression, the escapades of ... [more]

The Big Three for the Fourth

Jul 2, 2015 - By Clair McFarland:  I refer to outdoorsiness, compulsive eating and pyromania

The air all around us is abuzz with weekend plans. Everyone wants to know the destination ... [more]

Stricter rules for older drivers not too much to ask for safety

Jul 2, 2015 - Phil Lavoie, Riverton:  Editor:
As a professional driver who is also a senior citizen I have absolutely no problem having my eyes tested on an annual basis.
†I have driven ... [more]

Bomgaars opens store in Lander

Jul 2, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Bomgaars Supply Inc. opened its 73rd store June 4 in Lander.
Representatives from the farm and ranch retailer, along with local employees and members of the ... [more]

Shoshones receive grant from Minnesota tribe

Jul 2, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Eastern Shoshone Tribe has received a $355,000 grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, a tribe located southwest of Minneapolis.
Eastern ... [more]

New board members join Wyoming PBS

Jul 2, 2015 - From staff reports:  The foundation has started to focus on adding certain skills as well as geographic diversity to represent the needs of Wyoming.

Three new members ... [more]

City awards bids for $1M in 1 percent tax projects

Jul 2, 2015 - From staff reports:  Some of the money will fund a survey of Riverton's streets.

Several pavement projects are slated to begin this summer in Riverton.
The Fix Our ... [more]