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Timber available for gathering west of Lander

Jun 28, 2015 - From staff reports:  A small amount of decked timber is available for firewood permit holders along Louis Lake Road on the Washakie Ranger District of the Shoshone National ... [more]

Five Fremont County youths attend Girls State

Jun 28, 2015 - From staff reports:  Fremont County residents Kali Keene, Jasmin Hood, Jessica Stewart, Cora Johnson and Bailey Wilson attended the 73rd session of American Legion Auxiliary ... [more]

The way it was: Tie drive -- 1929

Jun 28, 2015 - Staff:  The annual tie drive from the Wind River Mountains west of Dubois to Riverton every summer wasn't the only one in Wyoming, but it was the largest and best ... [more]

Tribes forward nominations for state tribal liaison positions

Jun 28, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Eastern Shoshone Tribe has nominated Leslie Shakespeare for the job.

Gov. Matt Mead praised the Eastern Shoshone Tribe's choice of tribal liaison ... [more]

No change in state rig count, but U.S. total finally rises

Jun 28, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  Wyoming's drilling rig count was unchanged during the week, but for the first time this year the national tally is up.
Oilfield services company Baker Hughes ... [more]

Trial date set for nine in big drug crackdown

Jun 28, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A trial date is set for nine defendants in the largest crackdown on alleged drug dealing in Fremont County since 2011.
Lander District Court Judge Norman E. ... [more]

Wyoming Indian approves budget

Jun 28, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The district also awarded interim superintendent Michelle Hoffman a part-time contract.

The Fremont County School District 14 Board of Trustees has ... [more]

Hearing to discuss management plan for massacre site

Jun 28, 2015 - From staff reports:  A public hearing regarding the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site is at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Wind River Hotel and Casino. The meeting will discuss a ... [more]

End of the line for bear

Jun 28, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Troublesome animal captured, euthanized; first such case this year

A black bear has been trapped and euthanized after causing problems at a youth ... [more]

Producers to shoot TV pilot with local performers, setting and crew

Jun 28, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  To much of the world, Wyoming is as alien as the desert bug planet Klendathu from the science fiction film "Starship Troopers." 
In fact, that movie was ... [more]

State greets court ruling on gay marriage with mixed reactions

Jun 28, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming gay rights activists welcomed Friday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage across the country. But they say true equality won't come ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Rockies finish with top mark in Riverton Little League; tourney gets going Monday

Jun 28, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In a balanced Riverton major league baseball division, the Rockies captured the No. 1 seed after winning the five-team regular season title in the final week ... [more]

Padres take Lander LL title; all-stars begin play July 15

Jun 28, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Padres edged the Twins 5-3 in the Lander Little League major division Wednesday night at City Park.
The contest wrapped up the Little League regular ... [more]

Raiders post 14-4 win Saturday in Montana; home for pair Tuesday

Jun 28, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After a long haul to Miles City, Mont., the Riverton Raiders enjoyed a 14-4 American Legion baseball victory over the Glasgow, Mont. Reds B team on Saturday ... [more]

Lander at state senior Babe Ruth tourney

Jun 28, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A quick season has the Lander Senior Babe Ruth playing this weekend at the state tournament in Rock Springs. Lander lost to Belle Fourche, S.D., 10-9, on ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

It takes a spreadsheet

Jun 28, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Imagine a same-sex couple unsure about insurance as the big court rulings come down

Oddities of newspaper production mean that this section of ... [more]

If he ever complained, I never heard it

Jun 28, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  Bob Vandervort was an exemplary member of "The Greatest Generation."

It's a sad commentary on people's "golden" years that they sometimes outlive ... [more]

'Do the right thing' on EMS service for Fremont County

Jun 28, 2015 - Todd Darbing, Riverton:  Editor:
All I would ask for the county commission is to remember that our ambulance service and emergency medics are not just numbers on a budget chart. There ... [more]