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Local sports always No. 1 in my heart

For the past 13 years, I had the honor of being The Ranger's sports editor.
My first day on the job was July 6, 2002. The last day came on Saturday, July ...


Daphne Kay Engstrom, of Lander, died Friday, July 31. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Bethel Lutheran ...

Lander man faces decades in prison after guilty plea in sexual abuse

The case involved two of his foster kids.

A 67-year-old Lander man pleaded guilty June 30 in Lander District Court to sexually abusing two of his ...

Donna the Buffalo next band in Lander LIVE concert series

The group blends folk, zydeco and reggae into its country music.

Lander LIVE, a live music concert series, will continue Tuesday with a performance ...

Access to health care remains a problem across rural America

Is rural America hazardous to your health?
The question is based on a finding that many of the health issues that plagued rural America a decade ago are ...

One day you wake up at 65

I've found there are some benefits with age

On Sunday, I turn 65.
How does stuff like this sneak up on you?
Most of us have a picture in our minds ...

Here, bison bison

Too many people treat Yellowstone National Park as if it were a petting zoo

A few days ago there was a good bit of national news attention paid to ...


Employee dies in Grand Teton fire
MOOSE -- A fire erupted at an employee dormitory in Grand Teton National Park, killing one person and injured four ...

Worker falls to death at plant

ROCK SPRINGS -- Authorities have released the name of a contractor who died after falling about 45 feet at a power plant in Rock Springs.
Sweetwater County ...

Survivor describes shooting

The Wyoming teen arrested for the deadly incident claimed he had run out of gas, then pulled a gun, demanded money, and opened fire.

HELENA, Mont. -- ...

Caramel apple judges have sweet fair duty

Judges for the culinary contests of the Fremont County Fair and Rodeo might have the best job possible.
There isn't a cookie, cupcake or sweet bread that the ...

Four men bellied up to a table in the Fremont Center on Thursday staring down at a line of seven brownies each.
They had the enviable task of consuming those ...

July fatality ruled accidental; toxicology testing finds nothing relevant to the crash

Officials have ruled the death of Taylor D. Harris, 19, of Fremont County, an accident.
Harris died at about 8:45 p.m. July 14 after a two-vehicle crash in ...

Wind River seeking state's approval for alternative school

The 2016 budget approved this month by the Wind River school board included money to start an alternative high school.
Superintendent Diana Clapp said the ...


Aubrey Morning Skye Quiver was born and died Wednesday, July 29, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was the daughter of Tyla Fawn ...


A son was born to Lindsey Van Dusen of Lander and Kendall Van Dusen of Lander at 2:51 p.m. June 27 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. ...


In Friday's Ranger, the page one story "Driver pleads guilty in death of 7-year-old girl" should have said the collision occurred May 22. ...

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Swimmer missing in Yellowstone
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- A search is under way in Yellowstone National Park for a seasonal worker from China who went ...

Museum leading new eagle research

POWELL -- A team headquartered at the Draper Museum is studying golden eagles to learn how to manage and protect the raptors and their habitat.
The golden ...

Shirley Whitener

Shirley Whitener, of Riverton, died Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at Sage West Hospital - Riverton. She was 85. A graveside service were Saturday, July 25, 2015, at ...


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