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The way it was: Livestock judges -- 1979

Jul 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  A Riverton-area team of young livestock judges was the best in Wyoming as Fremont County Fair week approached in 1979.
At the state 4-H competition in ... [more]

State decides not to give gas company sneak preview of Pavillion water findings

Jul 28, 2014 - From The Associated Press:  Wyoming officials have changed course and no longer plan to allow an energy company to preview and suggest changes to two draft reports on possible causes of ... [more]

Fires crop up in Shoshone National Forest

Jul 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  A new fire has been identified in the Burned Timber Creek area within the Elk Fork drainage of the Shoshone National Forest.
The Swede Fire was located at 5 ... [more]

Superintendents share success stories from schools on rez

Jul 28, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Legislature's Select Committee on Tribal Relations heard from two reservation school superintendents recently at Central Wyoming College. ... [more]

Dubois center, Wyoming PBS to screen nature documentary

Jul 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wyoming PBS and the National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center will host a free public screening of the documentary "Touching the Wild," featuring naturalist ... [more]

Commission names Dubois man to county museums board

Jul 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Commission voted unanimously July 2 to appoint Ron DuBay, of Dubois, to a three-year term on the Fremont County Museums Board.
According to ... [more]

District 21 trustees approve $20.7 million budget for next fiscal year

Jul 28, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 21 Board of Trustees approved a budget for the fiscal year 2014-2015.
In a short budget hearing before the board's regular ... [more]

Gosar has governor primary to himself

Jul 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The former Wyoming Cowboy football standout is making his second run for the state's highest office.

Wyoming's current leadership is shortsighted, ... [more]

Federal criticism occupies much of Republican forum

Jul 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Republican candidates for state office sparred during a public forum Thursday night in Central Wyoming College's Little Theater.
The biggest theme that arose ... [more]

Thunderbird returns to Frontier Days after last year's interruption caused by sequester

Jul 28, 2014 - By Trevor Brown, MCT News Service:  Thousands of onlookers let out a roar Wednesday morning as the first Thunderbirds jet emerged under the cloud cover.
After a one-year absence from Cheyenne ... [more]

Digest

Jul 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  No fatals on 287 for 21 months
LARAMIE -- A stretch of highway from Laramie to the Colorado state line recently went 21 months without a fatal crash, a ... [more]

Farmers market opens in Fort Washakie

Jul 28, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Indian Reservation's fifth annual tribal farmers market is under way for the summer.
Organizers said the purpose of the market is to promote ... [more]

Planned tech buildings at university get state funding

Jul 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Plans to build new academic buildings at the University of Wyoming are moving forward.
Design and construction plans for the Engineering Building ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Riverton 15s take state, routing Douglas 12-1

Jul 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It's the second Babe Ruth championship in a week's time for Riverton, whose 14-year-olds won.

GREEN RIVER -- The only thing left for the Riverton ... [more]

Raiders claw back in ninth inning to secure state spot

Jul 28, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Raiders qualified for the American Legion state baseball tournament on Saturday, pulling out a 15-13 win against Evanston in a must-win game at ... [more]

Lander earns chance at state LL title but loses twice to Cody

Jul 28, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CODY -- The dream chase for a state Little League baseball title for the Lander Little League 11- and 12-year-old all-stars ended Saturday.
Cody came up with ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Time machine

Jul 28, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  At fair time, it almost seems plausible

Is there such a thing as a time machine?
Maybe.
At the Fremont County Fair.
Of course the fair is new each ... [more]

We say we hate favoritism, but ...

Jul 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  The cult of celebrity keeps putting the same old names and faces
on top.


Ever notice that the coach's kid always gets to pitch? No matter how ... [more]

Riverton is 'Indian Country'

Jul 28, 2014 - Steve Willow, Lander:  Editor:
I am an enrolled member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe. I would like to let all you non-native people know that you can write letters and cry around ... [more]