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Jet air service at Riverton airport begins Friday

After a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday morning, Denver Air Connection will fly its first Riverton Regional Airport passengers out at 8:09 a.m., arriving in ...

Mosquitoes

'Phenomenal' numbers in early tally; no West Nile detected in county yet

Flooding this spring in Fremont County has resulted in a large number of ...

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Births


EMERSON
A daughter was born to Kylie Emerson of Riverton and Duke Emerson of Riverton at 1:32 p.m. June ...

Wyoming digest

New Sublette sheriff takes oath
(AP) -- Sublette County officials have appointed a new sheriff to replace Stephen Haskell, who was removed from office ...

Zero-tolerance policy in effect for impaired driving during Fourth of July holiday span

In anticipation of the July 4 holiday period, the Wyoming Department of Transportation is instituting statewide warnings against impaired driving.
From July ...

Colleges losing 175 jobs state- wide in latest budget slash

Almost 175 people are losing their jobs at community colleges throughout Wyoming as a result of state-level funding cuts this year, according to Wyoming ...

Coal valuation rules changed; coal states in West raise objections

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Interior Department is changing the way it values coal mined from public lands in the West to make sure mining companies are not ...

Long closed session for CWC board as process to find president gets started

After almost three hours spent in a closed-door executive session meeting Tuesday, the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees offered no indication of its ...

Fire activity picking up; precautions urged for July 4 holiday

Scattered thunderstorms that rolled through the region Tuesday afternoon started several lightning-caused fires in the southern end of Fremont County.
At ...

Hay conditions struggle as FreCo tries to rebound from poor 2015

At the end of May, just 71 percent of Wyoming's hay was in good condition, as measured by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.At the same time in 2015, the ...

New ombudsman says she's handled seven service calls so far

Jane Juve has been in the position since February.

Since starting her role as Riverton's first community relations ombudsman, Jane Juve said she's ...

John Lundberg walked alongside his family's float in the annual Shrine Circus kiddie parade Wednesday. Jackson Owens, dressed as a lion, stood at the rear of ...

Police: Fugitive father, son killed Utah train worker

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Salt Lake City train worker who was kidnapped during his shift by a father and son on the run from police died just over two hours ...

Wyoming digest

Card charges filed
LARAMIE (AP) -- Six men and women face federal charges of using counterfeit credit cards to defraud Wyoming and Colorado fast-food ...

Sports

Wolverines make America's Cup golf squad

Riverton's Jayd Dion and Alec Richardson will represent Wyoming on a four-man squad at the junior event in Mexico.

Jayd Dion followed up his ...

Red Sox win babe Ruth title over Rockies

Dillon Fabricus pitched six strong innings with nine strikeouts in a 12-6 victory to win the Riverton city championship.

Both the Red Sox and Rockies ...

Leadoff man Kaden Chatfield had three hits to pace a Minors semifinal victory.

It looked like it was going to be a long day for the Diamondbacks on ...

Dawsen Valerio went 4-for-4 in a 16-6 victory in a Majors semifinal.

The Red Sox and Tigers traded blows the first few innings of their Majors ...

Opinion / Community

Many summer sweets to roast

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Celebrating the lush, warm season -- 'eternal summer, nothing less'

June leans back in deep repose,
Surrenders every ...

Having two airlines at Riverton Regional is 'nice while it lasts'

Editor:
I hope Great Lakes Airlines will continue to try and make a go of it from Riverton under the new cooperation with Frontier Airlines on pilots. I think ...

Corrections money

Cutbacks threaten valuable programs inside the walls

Wyoming citizens are coming face to face with the consequences of sharp spending cuts in ...

EPA reprimands gas producer for water violations

The Environmental Protection Agency has reprimanded the ConocoPhillips energy company as the result of local drilling activity.
The EPA asserts that ...

SageWest moves all OB services to Lander hospital, starting Friday

SageWest Health Care is relocating all OB services to its Lander hospital, effective Friday, July 1.
"This move is due to a shortage of OB nurses that is ...

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

Resilient Fremont County

Amid tougher times, our jobs numbers show encouraging stability

No one could look at the newest unemployment information in Fremont County and ...

If 'orphaned' oil wells are a worry, imagine abandoned wind turbines

Editor:
In reading over the annual Mining and Energy Edition of The Ranger, I saw information about 1,000 wind turbines a company wants to build down near ...

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