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On trash collection, council 'drew a hard line when a soft approach would have worked'

Editor:
The City of Riverton is facing a serious issue regarding solid waste handling. The city is impacted by many rules from federal, state, and local ...

Gambling can take several forms

We have a state lottery now -- and also an election

On Sunday, the Wyoming Lottery opened.
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Man shot in church was pastor
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Worker's death in Teton park due to a fall, coroner says

MOOSE -- Authorities say a 20-year-old Russian man found dead in Grand Teton National Park died of blunt force trauma from a fall.
The Teton County coroner ...

Daughters of both killer and victim express themselves at sentencing

CHEYENNE -- The daughter of a Missouri woman sentenced for killing her husband in Wyoming almost 40 years ago said Wednesday she stands by her mother as she ...

Valdez inaugurated as new president; 300 students attend

Sometimes good advice does not sink in without a little humor.
"Don't be a baby," keynote ...

After shots fired, police enter home at gunpoint, break up under-age drinking party

The alleged gunman was 'just showing off,' Riverton Police Department Capt. Eric Murphy said.

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Mary Morrison

Mary Morrison, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at home surrounded by family. She was 72 years old.
A viewing will be 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. ...

Wind River head football coach Cullen Noffsinger enters his fourth season leading the Cougars. Numbers are up a bit in Pavillion, with 22 players out for the ...

Wrangler gridders to field mostly freshmen and sophs

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Youth is the operative word in Shoshoni this fall with 19 of 28 ...

Some programs rebuild. The Dubois Rams just reload.
Dubois won back to back Class 1-A 6-man state football titles in 2011 and 2012 and fell in the ...

Wolverine cross country teams start season Friday

"Potential" is the best word Riverton High School Wolverines cross country coach Jay Dayton had in describing his team in the early stages of practice. ...

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Corrections
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page one story "Wild horse meeting draws dozens" should have said John Radosevich held up a can of soup when he ...

Fremont County Fire Protection District chief Craig Haslam said his district has 158 active volunteer firefighters and 29 fire-core members providing services ...

Global chaos: Better get used to it

Governments are less capable of coping than they used to be

It's a chaotic world out there. But we'd better get used to it; this may be the new ...

Thanks for fun memory of a good high school teacher

Editor:
I read Steve Peck's remembrance of "Doc" Robert Mower, the high school chemistry teacher, with a smile. (...

Biennial lament

Let's hope the rush to chop every local election into districts has run its course

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Man shot in church
CENTENNIAL -- Authorities say a man has been shot and wounded in a Centennial church, possibly after interrupting a burglary.
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