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Paying for wildland fires

It's time the federal government updated an outmoded funding model for this crucial function

Wyoming can thank two things for its easy wildfire ...

Man arrested after falling on officer

Sistenes Tofoya, 28, of Riverton, was arrested for battery and resisting arrest Aug. 17 after reportedly falling on top of an officer in the parking lot of ...

Alice Uden to be sentenced for killing husband in 1970s

The 75-year-old faces at least 20 years in prison but could get up to a life sentence.

CHEYENNE -- Alice and Gerald Uden were quietly living out their ...

The Wyoming Department of Education held its Fifth Annual Native American Education Conference on Aug. 12 and 13 at Central Wyoming College in Riverton.
The ...

Help take care of 1838 site before it is too late

Editor:
I was requested to have a portable toilet at the 1838 rendezvous site for use Aug. 15, 16 and 17 by the Riverton Jaycees, who had a permit to at the ...

Giving land a voice

Organizations seek to shield parts of Shoshone National Forest from motorized use

Flying at 14,000 feet gives an entirely different perspective of ...

WCC volunteers on a 10-day conservation project in county

The crews helped with resource management work on Crooks Creek, Middle Cottonwood and Cooper Creek.

Wyoming Conservation Corp recently volunteered ...

UW to host symposium marking the end of water adjudication

A lengthy, high-profile and often contentious case involving the adjudication of water rights in Wyoming's Wind-Big Horn River system is the subject of a Sept. ...

Authorities arrest Ethete man after 'abduction'

Richard Whiteman, 24, of Ethete, was arrested for criminal entry and interference with police Aug. 15 after a woman accused him of abducting her ...

Wyoming's legislative seats weren't narrowed by districts in 1968. Candidates ran countywide, with the top finishers in each party nominated, and the top five ...

Crowing rooster ruffles feathers in Riverton

The man housing the bird told officers the animal would be "taken care of."

Riverton police were called to investigate the "possible presence of a ...

Uncle Ralph was no TV-show relative

The extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins was important to me as a kid.

Television has denigrated the role of fathers to buffoons or at best, ...

The project removed more than 20 years of cattails and other herbaceous buildup.

Even though wildfire season is just now peaking in Wyoming, it's ...

Dalton 'Dick' Hamilton

Dalton "Dick" Hamilton, of Hudson, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. He was 84 years old.
A graveside service with military honors will be at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. ...

Riverton ought to change its nickname to 'Weed City'

Editor:
I would like to take this opportunity to express my support for the idea of changing the nickname of our fair city on the welcome signs from ...

Public health first

For the time being, no exceptions to mosquito fogging in Riverton
Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus are in Riverton. In response, insecticide ...

Hits and misses on primary predictions

If you're going to write a newspaper column predicting the outcome of an election, then it's only fair to write a follow-up to check how well you did. Hence, ...

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Correction
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one story "West Nile virus detected in city" should have said the Environmental Protection Agency regulates ...

Melvyn 'Andy' Anderson

Melvyn "Andy" Anderson, of Hudson, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at his home. He was 73 years old.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at ...

Library hosting Reader's Run 5k

The public is invited to participate in the Reader's Run 5k on Oct. 4 at the Lander Library.
Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the run starts at 10 a.m. ...

 
 

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