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Coal lease hike impact 'modest,' says White house

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A sharp increase in royalties paid by companies extracting U.S.-owned coal would trigger only modest mining reductions, according to a ...

When Courtney Bohlender started working for the City of Riverton as the city clerk and treasurer about 10 years ago, the city's finances were in disarray. City ...

DUI driver who fled claimed his arrest illegal; takes plea deal

When Russell Ute sped down Highway 26 at 96 mph in late March, a Fremont County Sheriff's deputy pulled off Paradise Valley Road in west Riverton and raced ...

Wyoming digest

One killed, one injured at hotel
ROCK SPRINGS (AP) -- An 18-year-old suspect is in custody after one woman was killed and another injured in a stabbing ...

Informant, undercover agent increase Riverton meth busts

One suspect was arrested with $16,000 worth of the drug in the trunk of his car.

An informant working with the Wyoming's Division of Criminal ...

City irons out details on air service setup with other counties


First Denver Air Connection flight July 1



The Fremont Air Service Task Force and its counterpart from Sheridan and Johnson counties have ...

CWC sets Tuesday session to begin plans to find new president to replace Valdez

The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has scheduled a special meeting next week to begin the process of finding a new president.
Dr. Cristobal Valdez ...

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Births


NEWMAN
A child was born to Cindy Newman of Lander and Jeremy Newman of Lander at 7:27 a.m. June 22 at ...

Lawmakers won't seek a special session to address budget crunch

CHEYENNE (TNS) -- Members of the Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee voted along party lines Wednesday against asking for a special legislative ...

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CLARIFICATION

- The Fremont County Fair Office has confirmed that the Candyland Circus has paid to rent the Fremont ...

Wyoming digest

Beaver Creek fire quintuples near border
(AP) -- A forest fire near the Colorado-Wyoming line exploded in size and forced campers to evacuate.
A shift ...

Libertarian pledges 'project manager' approach to Congress

Laramie Libertarian Lawrence Struempf is running for Wyoming's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Two Democrats, nine Republicans, and one ...

Valentina Quinonez, petroleum technician student and president of student government, introduced the keynote speakers at the first Wind River Job Corps ...

State says no to water plan for Jeffrey City; could come up again

Jeffrey City's water district was denied a request for $206,273 last week from the State Loan and Investment Board, which is recommending that replacement of ...

CWC president stepping down

Cristobal Valdez has been at the helm since 2014

Central Wyoming College president Dr. Cristobal Valdez is his post next month to become president at ...

College adminstrative VP leaving too; Noseep interim replacement

Willie Noseep has been chosen to serve as interim vice president of administrative services at Central Wyoming College after Ron Granger leaves that post to ...

Sports

Blake Dale hit a pair of home runs and had seven strikeouts on the mound in a 10-0 win over the Yankees.

Ashli Jones stood grasping her left eye as ...

Steven Reinig, T.J. Paulsen and Ridge McCoy all had three-hit games in Riverton's 13-1 victory against Spearfish, South Dakota.

Ridge McCoy went ...

Jaren Draper fired a one-hitter in an 11-1 victory, setting up a league championship game against the Red Sox.


Jaren Draper took the mound ...

Raiders 'B' squad beats down Rock Springs

Riverton won both games of a road doubleheader between backup teams.

Matt Fisher, Dillon Fabricus, Jayce Leach and Dillon Lange all had two hits ...

Opinion / Community

Enrollment churn

There usually are fewer students when school ends than there were when it started

When your dutiful local newspaper totals local school enrollment ...

Ethete woman to be ordained by Episcopal Church; first of her tribe to do so in Wyoming

On Saturday, June 25, Roxanne Jimerson-Friday is set to be the first American Indian woman in Wyoming to be ordained into the transitional diaconate of the ...

Fremont County went through same thing Campbell is experiencing now

Editor:
I do feel for Gillette and Campbell County in all the job losses there in the coal mines. Thirty-some years ago on Fremont County we were going ...

'Camp Kindergarten' July 25-Aug. 11 at Aspen

Incoming School District 25 kindergarten students are encouraged to attend Camp Kindergarten, scheduled from 8-11 a.m. Monday through Thursday, July 25 through ...

Spring honor rolls listed at Northwest

Northwest College named 400 to its 2016 spring semester honor rolls, including six Fremont County students.
Located 70 miles from Yellowstone National Park, ...

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

Leadership Fremont County hosts 'Spending Frenzy'

Leadership Fremont County in May sponsored a "Spending Frenzy"--a series of games and activities centered around responsible financial planning--for local high ...

Who will provide jobs for Wyoming if coal collapses?

Editor:
I am replying to the story that appeared in your annual Mining and Energy Edition headlined "Barrasso: Coal, other fossil fuels crucial to U.S. ...

Franchising webinar set for July 7

Franchising a business is the subject of the next Wyoming Small Business Development Center webinar.
"Franchising: Business Owner-ship With a Safety Net!" is ...

We humans belong to the Earth


Recent headlines reaffirm it's not the other way around

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better," noted German-born ...

The summer roar

Riverton is committed to effective mosquito control

Around Riverton in recent days a familiar roar can be heard. There's a telltale odor accompanying ...

BBB seeks Torch Award nominations

Better Business Bureau Institute for Marketplace Trust Serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming is accepting nominations of both charities and businesses for the ...

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