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Mead: Big state cuts might not be over

Earlier reductions were at the low end of the budget shortfall of $250 million to $500 million that state analysts announced this spring.

Wyoming ...

Write-ins may expand ballot

Primary elections might be intended to whittle down the number of candidates, but Shoshoni's town council race only grew.
Ronald Ankeny and Mike Dimick had ...

First-grade student Alithea Frazier decorated cookies with her mother, Jennifer Frazier, at Jackson Elementary School's open house Monday. School at all ...

Fatality at Crowheart 'accidental'

Officials have determined that the death of an Arizona man this month in a motorcycle crash east of Dubois was accidental.
Eric A. Blacksmith, 62, of Mohave ...

Land-use panel resumes work; no tribal rep for now

Fremont County's Public Lands Initiative was handed its first major challenge Tuesday, when commissioners blocked a proposal to add a tribal member to the ...

Re-vote ordered in HD 18 race after ballot snafu during primary

Incorrect ballots were distributed to some voters in the Aug. 16 primary that resulted in errors making it impossible to determine the winner in House ...

Beneath smoky skies, Park Service 100th celebrated

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell visited Yellowstone to mark the centennial celebration Thursday.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (AP) -- Popular tourist ...

Wyoming digest

UW finds another $19 million in cuts
LARAMIE (AP) -- The University of Wyoming has found how to reduce its budget by $19.3 million, bringing trustees ...

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Births


STANTON
A son was born to Brooklyn Balius of Louisville, Kentucky and David Stanton of Riverton at ...

No one was injured in a fire that destroyed a trailer at about 5:35 p.m. Tuesday in the 1200 block of 17 Mile Road south of Riverton.
The call came in as a ...

Today

Corrections

- An story headlined "Job Corps students organizing community powwow at CWC" in the Sunday, Aug. 14, ...

District 1 commish candidate's residency challenged

Gary Collins might have won 63 percent of the vote last week to win the Democratic primary for Fremont County Commission District 1, but the race isn't quite ...

No injuries were recorded after a stolen vehicle was found on fire early Tuesday in west Riverton.
Officials said the white 1998 Chevy truck had been ...

CWC chairman files; race shapes in District 38

Four incumbents have filed to keep their seats on the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees.
Board chair Colton Crane of Lander filed Aug. 18 for another ...

State budget cuts and university and community college partnerships were the main topics of Gov. Matt Mead's presentation Tuesday during the Riverton Rotary ...

Fremont County School District 25 has undergone a number of big changes in the past year.
Along with the construction of a new building and school ...

Wyoming digest

Record numbers at Jackson airport
JACKSON (AP) -- Officials say there has been record-breaking ridership on commercial jets touching down at Wyoming's ...

Police checked many suspects over the years in Wiley killing

CHEYENNE (AP) -- A former police officer facing murder and arson charges in the 1985 slaying of a University of Wyoming student is the latest in a series of ...

More firefighters arrive in parks

(AP) -- More firefighters headed to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, where large, growing wildfires have closed or threaten key roads and forced the ...

 

Sports

Sophomore Trysta Stingley finished in the top 50 at last season's Class 4-A state cross country championships and will lead the Wolverines as they open their ...

Kemmerer drops out of Riverton v-ball tourney

Kemmerer has dropped out of the McDonald's Invitational volleyball tournament in Riverton this weekend, according to RHS activities director Reggie Miller.
As ...

Cowboys make final prep as opener nears

Laramie -- A number of Wyoming veteran football players took a more active role in practice on Wednesday as the Cowboys' conducted a lighter morning practice ...

Lady Blue was the only Fremont County volleyball squad to advance to last season's state tournament.

Gone is Shayde LeClair and her thundering ...

The Lady Wolverines will face the rival Tigers in relays and a pentathlon.

With just two seniors on the squad and 12 swimmers total, the Riverton ...

Cowgirls beat Idaho State, 2-0

Pocatello, Idaho - Wyoming soccer made the most of its opportunities on Tuesday evening, netting two goals off of corner kicks to secure the 2-0 win over the ...

Six volleyball squads will be in Riverton to get the ball rolling on a new campaign.

A new season and a new class of competition begins at home this ...

Only four seniors are on the Wind River roster as they prepare to open the season.

A young squad takes Leroy Sinner Field for head coach Mykah ...

Opinion / Community

National Park Service proves the value of protecting precious lands

Editor:
Today, the National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday. Americans know national parks, including Yellowstone and Grand Teton, Arches and ...

Richard Foos, an instructor at Home Builders Institute, plans out wiring of a Habitat for Humanity house with Nathan Hodges, a Wind River Job Corps student ...

Avenue of Flags

Small donations add up to allow a stirring local display to continue

A week from Monday, on Labor Day, Riverton's two biggest city streets will be ...

Maker Space 307 received a $6,000 donation from Wells Fargo in June.
Maker Space, located at the Frank B. Wise building in Fort Washakie, is Fremont County's ...

S is for summer (and spiders)

At our house, we actually tried collecting them

Even given our directional challenges, we came to amass an impressive collection for study. We also ...

Webinar focuses on financing for for small business

Obtaining bank financing can be a challenge for small businesses.
A Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network webinar will provide some answers for ...

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

The 'second primary'

The filing period for school boards is under way, with no political parties involved

Fremont County now is in the midst of what some people call the ...

Election picks scorecard (nobody's perfect)

Another election, another official reckoning on my picks for the primary. Here's how well my crystal ball did and didn't work.
- Lander City Council Ward 1 ...

Don't do the drug crime if you can't do the time

Editor:
To the men in jail who wrote the letter abut sentences for drug offenses, my advice would be "understand what could happen if you get caught before ...

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