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Lander SageWest aims for August reopening of ICU, psych and rehab

SageWest Healthcare hopes to reopen its psychiatric and rehabilitation wards in mid-August, and interim CEO Roy Vinson said the intensive care unit is "ready ...

Wyoming digest

Fifteen arrested in prostitution sting
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Fifteen people have been arrested in connection to a sting aimed at stopping prostitution during ...

Budget mandates mean end of certain tests now in use at state crime lab

CHEYENNE (AP) -- The director of the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation says he expects that the recent decision to stop performing tests of some types ...

Two years after mayoral run, Gard seeks return to Ward 3 council seat

Rich Gard hopes to make his return to the Riverton City Council after this coming election season with the help of voters in Ward 3.
Others in the running for ...

Firefighters gain some control of mountain fire; no new growth

After the Lava Mountain Fire grew by nearly 10,000 acres this week, firefighters have begun to gain control of the blaze, which has been burning since July ...

Candy tycoon Mars dead at 84; was Wyo resident

SEATTLE (AP) -- Forrest E. Mars Jr., who helped shape Mars Inc. into a multi-billion dollar confectionary empire with beloved brands such as M&M's and Snickers ...

Sabrina Bierman, left, tried to catch water Connor Gopp poured behind his head in one of the events at Riverton Branch Library's water olympics Thursday on the ...

Airport Road speed limit cut from 55 mph to 45, effective now

The speed limit on Airport Road north of Riverton has been decreased from 55 miles per hour to 45 mph after the Riverton City Council voted unanimously during ...

RHSR00;lists principal's honor roll

Riverton High School has announced its second-semester principal's honor roll, signifying a grade-point average of 3.76 to 4.0.

12th grade
Barlow, ...

Today

Corrections
- Thursday's page-one story "Lava Mountain Fire breaks 12,000-acre mark; no encouraging weather in near-term ...

Left, Torrey McKiernan modeled the dress she made from wool she won in a 2013 contest. Above, Camryn Williams showed off her butterfly-themed outfit Tuesday at ...

The Riverton Museum has a new display up, showcasing a collection of unique toy soldiers from pre World War II.
The collection, donated by Paul Hughes, in ...

Man sentenced for scratching his initials into park landmark

GARDINER, Mont. (AP) -- A Texas man has been sentenced to three days in jail and ordered to pay $250 in restitution for carving his initials into the iconic ...

The number of firefighters at the site near Dubois stands at 766.

The Lava Mountain Fire continues to grow, reaching more than 12,150 acres Thursday ...

State considers law charging fee for public records

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming state government is considering a proposed rule to allow state agencies to charge the public for staff time required to respond to ...

'Something had to give,' says warden

As a result of state-level funding cuts, the Wyoming Department of Corrections has closed the 74-bed residential treatment unit at the Wyoming Honor Farm north ...

Cheney tops House poll, but more than half still undecided

CASPER (AP) -- A poll shows that more than 52 percent of Wyoming Republican voters are undecided in the race for the state's lone U.S. House seat.
The poll was ...

Plan could speed permitting for oil, gas drilling in Wyoming

(AP) -- U.S. officials announced plans Thursday to speed up permitting for oil and gas drilling on federal and Indian lands in Wyoming to reduce delays, as ...

Youth horse shows helped kick off the 103rd Fremont County Fair and Rodeo last weekend.
A three-day event for youth that started Friday combined arena timed ...

Today

Births

VANDERMEULEN
A son was born to Lacey Vandermeulen of Riverton and Carl Vandermeulen of Riverton at 11:30 ...

Base resident appeals conviction

CHEYENNE (TNS) -- A resident of F.E. Warren Air Force Base who was found guilty last year of committing sex crimes against a family member has filed his appeal ...

The Domino's Pizza in Riverton donated pizza, salad and brownies to the Riverton Police Department in support of law enforcement and the "stand united" social ...

Pacheco to be new state pen chief; Ziegler to lead Farm

The warden of the Wyoming Honor Farm in Riverton has been named the new man in charge at the Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins.
The Wyoming Department of ...

Wyoming digest

Enrollment dip predicted in Gillette
GILLETTE (AP) -- Campbell County school officials are preparing for an enrollment decline estimated at about 300 ...

Carbon XPRIZE draws international competition

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Cooking oil and graphene, a recently discovered substance stronger than steel, might seem to have little in common, but some theorize both ...

 

Sports

The Majors all-stars hit three long balls in fighting back from a five-run extra-innings deficit in an 11-10 victory over Gillette.

Mark Reinig has ...

Babe Ruth 15Us lose to Oregon, 10-4

Seven Wyoming errors led to nine unearned runs.

Riverton's Babe Ruth 15-and-under all-stars have some serious work to do if they're going to advance ...

An 18-8 defeat to Wheatland set up an elimination game for Riverton.

DOUGLAS -- The Riverton Raiders plated four runs in the first inning and held ...

A close game early on developed into a blowout in the opener of the state tournament in Lovell.

Riverton's Majors all-star squad opened the state ...

Raiders win state opener behind Baldes

Riverton's rangy right-hander pitched a complete game, striking out 13 in a 140-pitch effort against Green River.

All season long, American Legion ...

 

Opinion / Community

How goes the New Year's resolution?


Pick it up again now, with a day-at-a-time approach

Many of us set New Year's resolutions at the beginning of 2016. Here at the end of July, those ...

Blue light effort aimed at enhancing police safety

Editor:
I was driving from Idaho to Lake Tahoe recently and was saddened by all the news involving the police. We could put blue light bulbs on porches or ...

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

Still in play

The new U.S. House poll is encouraging to Liz Cheney, but the deal isn't done

Overriding the number-crunching being done on the new pollof the ...

West Nile information

Public health agencies are being forthcoming, which is welcome

Fremont County government has been providing good, useful and voluminous information ...

Morning Star restaurant grand re-opening Friday

The Morning Star restaurant inside the Little Wind Casino in Ethete will have a new look for customers after seven years in business. The restaurant is ...

'Sir Tree, may I climb you?'

Our summer is infused with the happily unreal

Our household has been overtaken by the fantastical.
That is to say, the children and I stand more ...

Dave's Asphalt tapped for school resurfacing

Dave's Asphalt Company will undertake a resurfacing project at Rendezvous Elementary School this year. The work will be done along North Fourth Street West, ...

A dozen vehicles passed with no offer of assistance

Editor:
I don't know what to say to the dozen or so people who passed me by as I walked east on Pavillion Road last week.
The temperature was more than 100 ...

 

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