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Tourists stranded when storms down many trees

Jun 2, 2015 - The Associated Press:  MOOSE -- A gusty thunderstorm toppled hundreds of trees and stranded dozens of tourists for several hours on roads and elsewhere in Grand Teton National ... [more]

Feds say chronic complainant on paperwork guilty of same

Jun 2, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal agency says a Colorado oilman, known for filing scores of lawsuits against energy companies claiming they underreported natural gas ... [more]

Digest

Jun 2, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Rules would target older drivers
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming legislators are looking at drafting tighter regulations for licensing elderly drivers in the ... [more]

Reservation health equity conference approaching

Jun 2, 2015 - From staff reports:  The seminars aim to increase collaboration among local, state, tribal and federal health organizations.

A conference to address health inequities on ... [more]

Man tried to kill wife with hatchet, charged with murder attempt

Jun 2, 2015 - From staff reports:  A Kinnear man has been charged with attempted first-degree murder for an alleged hatchet attack on his wife Thursday evening at her home in the 100 block of ... [more]

Arizona man extradited to face charges in fatal 2014 wreck

Jun 2, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  David Hoyt, 54, of Apache Junction, Ariz., has been arrested on a Fremont County warrant for homicide by vehicle related to a fatal accident in January 2014 on ... [more]

Job Corps boss says applicant pool strong

Jun 2, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The new director of the Wind River Job Corps Center in Riverton anticipates opening the facility to students by the middle of July.
Until then, Julie Gassner ... [more]

Man facing a misdemeanor in Kinnear incident involving gun

Jun 2, 2015 - From staff reports:  A scheduling conference takes place July 29 for a Kinnear man arrested last week allegedly for firing his shotgun into the air while intoxicated.
No one was ... [more]

District 25 personnel moves approved

Jun 2, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Personnel changes for the 2015-2016 school term have been finalized by Fremont County School District 25 in Riverton.
Contracts were offered to Mary Phifer ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Raiders 5-3 on season after weekend split

Jun 2, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In a home-and-away American Legion baseball series with Rock Springs, the Riverton Raiders went 2-2 on the diamond over two days.
Riverton pitcher Steven ... [more]

Three Lander boys make 3-A all-state soccer team

Jun 2, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Daniel Bolding, Keaton Scott and Daniel Lobera all earned spots on the Class 3-A all-state boys soccer list.
Coaches did the voting last week during the ... [more]

Soccer ref has seen it all while officiating sports for 53 years

Jun 2, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine:  "It's very interesting," the man standing next to me on the sidelines of the Wyoming Class 4-A state soccer championships said last Thursday.
Two coaches, ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Tuesday notes

Jun 2, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  The halfway month
It's our first Ranger of June, the month whose end brings that halfway point of the year, daylight until 9 p.m. and the arrival of ... [more]

Statement in old Hal Boyle piece 'so true'

Jun 2, 2015 - Louise Dower, Riverton:  Editor:
I was hoping you would print the old column by Hal Boyle again for Memorial Day. Thank you. It is so true when he says "Perhaps the best answer you ... [more]