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Worker falls to death at plant

Lander man faces decades in prison after guilty plea in sexual abuse

Survivor describes shooting

Caramel apple judges have sweet fair duty

Overheard at the fair: July 31

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Wind River seeking state's approval for alternative school

The 2016 budget approved this month by the Wind River school board included money to start an alternative high school.
Superintendent Diana Clapp said the ...

July fatality ruled accidental; toxicology testing finds nothing relevant to the crash

Officials have ruled the death of Taylor D. Harris, 19, of Fremont County, an accident.
Harris died at about 8:45 p.m. July 14 after a two-vehicle crash in ...

Four men bellied up to a table in the Fremont Center on Thursday staring down at a line of seven brownies each.
They had the enviable task of consuming those ...

Zack Tingle, 13, of Riverton was concerned about his rooster as he fed it Thursday. Tingle was showing the bird at the Fremont County Fair, and it paced around ...

Caramel apple judges have sweet fair duty

Judges for the culinary contests of the Fremont County Fair and Rodeo might have the best job possible.
There isn't a cookie, cupcake or sweet bread that the ...

Survivor describes shooting

The Wyoming teen arrested for the deadly incident claimed he had run out of gas, then pulled a gun, demanded money, and opened fire.

HELENA, Mont. -- ...

Worker falls to death at plant

ROCK SPRINGS -- Authorities have released the name of a contractor who died after falling about 45 feet at a power plant in Rock Springs.
Sweetwater County ...


Employee dies in Grand Teton fire
MOOSE -- A fire erupted at an employee dormitory in Grand Teton National Park, killing one person and injured four ...


Local sports always No. 1 in my heart

For the past 13 years, I had the honor of being The Ranger's sports editor.
My first day on the job was July 6, 2002. The last day came on Saturday, July ...

The Riverton Babe Ruth all-stars were up against it in their second game of the Pacific Northwest Regional Tournament Friday in The Dalles, Ore., when they ...

Riverton 9-10 all-stars eliminated in tough 12-10 defeat

The Riverton Little League 9-10 all-stars were eliminated from the state tournament Friday in Gillette with a 12-10 loss to Laramie.
Riverton jumped out to a ...

Lander all-stars bow out of state tournament in 9-0 loss to Cody

The Lander Little League all-stars were eliminated from the state tournament Thursday in Gillette, with a 9-0 loss at the hands of Cody.
Once again, Lander's ...

Opinion / Community

Here, bison bison

Too many people treat Yellowstone National Park as if it were a petting zoo

A few days ago there was a good bit of national news attention paid to ...

One day you wake up at 65

I've found there are some benefits with age

On Sunday, I turn 65.
How does stuff like this sneak up on you?
Most of us have a picture in our minds ...

Access to health care remains a problem across rural America

Is rural America hazardous to your health?
The question is based on a finding that many of the health issues that plagued rural America a decade ago are ...

Donna the Buffalo next band in Lander LIVE concert series

The group blends folk, zydeco and reggae into its country music.

Lander LIVE, a live music concert series, will continue Tuesday with a performance ...

UW announces names of 2015 county graduates

The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Fremont County at the completion of the 2015 spring semester.
Arapahoe: ...

Lander man faces decades in prison after guilty plea in sexual abuse

The case involved two of his foster kids.

A 67-year-old Lander man pleaded guilty June 30 in Lander District Court to sexually abusing two of his ...

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