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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 ...

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Deaths

MORTENSEN
Sherry Ann Mortensen 59, of Riverton passed away June 17, 2016 at Help for Health Hospice Home. ...

Oil spilled in truck wreck

Several thousand gallons of crude oil leaked from two tanker trailers after a crash Sunday on Wyoming State Highway 450 about 15 miles east of Wright.
The ...

Animal vaccinations, human common sense key factors in rabies prevention

In 2015 a Fremont County resident died of rabies, the first such death ever recorded in the state.

Rabies prevention strategies, including animal ...

Wyoming digest


Foundation funds gov house improvements
CHEYENNE (AP) -- A nonprofit organization supported by major players in Wyoming's energy industry is spending ...

This year marks the 26th anniversary of the annual 1838 Mountain Man Rendezvous re-enactment in Riverton. The events starts Wednesday, June 29, continuing ...

City inching closer to full funding for big N. Fed. rebuild next year

The $5.2 million project could take two years to finish.

The Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board awarded the City of Riverton a $1.3 million ...

County budget cut 15 percent; cash and investments tapped to keep it balanced

Fremont County Commissioners have finalized a budget for the 2017 fiscal year after taking comment at a public hearing Monday.
With the county's assessed ...

Beaver Creek Fire nears 10K acres

Consecutive days of low humidity and north by northwest winds greatly increased fire growth on the Beaver Creek Fire Monday afternoon and through the night. ...

Many in state to feel impact of $90 million in health cuts

A huge cut in the Wyoming Department of Health's budget is likely to have serious consequences across the state.
Last week, Gov. Matt Mead announced $90 ...

Sports

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 ...

Former RHS golfer finds success

After graduating from college in May, former Riverton High School all-state golfer Zach Waxler hopped into his car, drove to Orlando, Florida, and is now well ...

The final four in majors and minors will see champions crowned in both divisions this week.

It's finally come down to championship week for Riverton ...

UW's Adams signs with NBA's Nuggets

LARAMIE - Wyoming's Josh Adams signed with the Denver Nuggets and will audition for his hometown team during the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas July 8-18. It ...

After winning their first two games of the Harry Griffith Wood Bat Classic in Miles City, Montana, the Riverton Raiders faced Great Falls on Saturday night and ...

Opinion / Community

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 ...

In Midwest, glass still is a successful recycling item

Editor:
In following along with the news about recycling in Fremont County, it surprised me to hear the officials say glass recycling didn't pay off.
In the ...

Tuesday notes

Holiday ahead
When a holiday approaches, we always do a publishing disclaimer for readers, but the occasion of Independence Day 2016 won't affect our ...

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