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Scott McFarland paid volunteer Gwen Sowards for his sons, Travis and Wyatt, to enjoy treats at the open house while Ashgrove teacher Angela Holstedt dished up ...

Riverton high School's second-semester honor roll for 2016 has been finalized.

12th Grade
Anderson, Richard James; Barlow, Shanda Lee; Baxter, William Bradley; Beasley, Thomas J; Beers, Baylor J; Bohanan, Reyna Elaine; Broadbent, ...

A year later, Interior secretary says sage grouse effort showing results

DENVER (AP) -- A broad effort to save the greater sage grouse across the West without resorting to the Endangered Species Act is making progress, Interior ...

Owners say dog died because building site wasn't kept clean

In a span of four months, Cody had 33 seizures. The purebred German shepherd dog, owned by Warren Olmstead, was 2 years old.
Olmstead, who lives in the 800 ...

New science standards OKd by state panel

DAYTON (AP) -- The Wyoming Board of Education has approved new K-12 science standards.
Educators and others say Wyoming's current standards are more than 10 ...

School threats weren't credible

There was likely no credibility to threats made yesterday to schools and other state agencies.
Larry Majerus, Deputy Director at the Wyoming Office of ...

Counterfeiters have passed hundreds in fake currency

Fremont County has seen a rash of counterfeit bills.
"In the last couple weeks we've had at least six or seven counterfeit $100 bills at various banks and ...

Constitution Week noted in Riverton through Saturday

Riverton Mayor Lars Baker proclaimed Sept. 17-23 Constitution Week for the City of Riverton, commemorating the 129-year anniversary of the drafting of the ...

Wyoming digest

Public outcry dooms wind tax hike
Wyoming lawmakers have shot down a proposal to increase taxes on wind energy.
The decision came after no members of ...

Today

Births


BLACKBURN
A son was born to Janell McLeod of Fort Washakie and Myka Andrew Ray Blackburn of Arapaho at ...

Angela Manzanares, right, is the newest dispatcher for the Riverton Police Department. RPD chief Mike Broadhead introduced her to the Riverton City Council. ...

State cuts could mean more unclaimed bodies, county coroner says

In July, Gov. Matt Mead announced that the Wyoming Department of Family Services budget would be cut by more than $13 million, which includes cuts to state ...

Miller's committee looks again at marijuana bill

After legislation to punish possession of edible marijuana failed during the last legislative session, Wyoming lawmakers will now look at overhauling the way ...

Facilities on alert after state gets vague bomb threat

State facilities and schools across Wyoming were notified by the Office of Homeland Security of potential threats Thursday afternoon.
Police scanner traffic ...

Quality product should precede push for publicity

Advertising is paid media. Public relations and publicity are earned media.
Consumers do distinguish between advertising and publicity and are much more ...

These and other, shorter strings of BNSF locomotives sit idle on the Donkey Creek siding east of Gillette as Wyoming's coal slowdown continues. Taken together, ...

Panel weighs bill that could free up inactive liquor licenses

Wyoming lawmakers are working on legislation that could free up inactive liquor licenses for other entrepreneurs to use.
The Legislature's Joint Corporations, ...

State treasurer suggests change to Hathaway investments

(AP) -- A trust fund that supports Wyoming's college scholarship program needs changes in its investment strategy to avoid eventually running out of money, ...

WSGS Publishes Updated Oil and Gas Map of Wyoming

The map shows activity through 2016 and has more detail than previous versions

Data about Wyoming's oil and natural gas resources is depicted in an ...

Strong online ratings for Wyoming PBS

The number of state residents who watch the Wyoming Public Broadcasting Service on television has not gone up much in the past five years, but online ...

Wyoming digest

Manslaughter charge for teen
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Laramie County authorities have located an 18-year-old wanted for information relating to a Cheyenne ...

State fiscal crunch will largely spare WYDOT

CHEYENNE -- The downturn in Wyoming's economy has affected many state agencies, resulting in cutbacks and the end of some services.
But some agencies, like the ...

Six advance in Shoshone tribal primary

More than 600 Eastern Shoshone Tribal members showed up to mark their ballots Tuesday in both Fort Washakie and Crowheart for the tribe's primary election. ...

Now officially two yeas old, the Central Wyoming Children's Center for Arts, Technology and Science expects to top attendance records from last year.
In 2015, ...

As fall arrives, parts of county under flash flood watch

The National Weather Service has issued a flash-flood watch for the northwestern mountains of Wyoming including many parts of Fremont County, effective noon ...

 

Sports

The Wolverines will look to Treyton Paxton at quarterback in place of the injured Brady Fullerton.

It's hard to call the very first Class 3-A East ...

Wolverines poised for golf history

Riverton's boys squad, and Easton Paxton. individually are seeking to win their respective fourth consecutive state crowns.

In Green River on Friday, ...

After two years abroad, Central Wyoming College's Rebekah Hutchison is on a new mission.

As a Lady Wolverine, Rebekah Hutchison did plenty of ...

 

Opinion / Community

Gunther and his (her) egg

We had the little feathered friend all wrong

It's official. Birds are fantastic.
Across all the bird genres--waterfowl, raptors, songbirds, ...

Recycling in decline

When it came to the elements we could control, we blew it

This week, Riverton got the announcement its recycling supporters hoped would not come. ...

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

It's time to support manufacturing in Wyoming, not raise taxes on it

Editor:
It is no secret that Wyoming is in the midst of a difficult financial crisis. It seems that every day we open the paper and read about additional ...

Great and full for fall's start

Sometimes, life's necessities require a fillet knife

It's harvest time, so there is a swirl of mild weather, garden's bounty, and milling friends to ...

State treasurer suggests change to Hathaway investments

The yellow leaf 1967 words still a good welcome to the season
Fall has arrived. As of today the ours after sunset are longer than the hours before it. It ...

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