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Wyoming wind can be a brute

Just ask the local farmer whose entire first cutting of hay blew into Boysen Reservoir.

It's one of the first books I remember reading. From long ago ...

The old fairgrounds

Charming, but long-standing shortcomings remain

Today is wrap-up day at the Fremont County Fairgrounds. The 102nd edition of the fair is ending.
A ...

Deadline deals sometimes test our loyalty

Many people around these parts are a bit upset right about now with the recent trade of Troy Tulowitzki from the Rockies to the Toronto Blue Jays.
Nothing ...

State readies for Sturgis rally spill-over

Highway patrol troopers in the four states bordering western South Dakota are paying extra attention to traffic flocking to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which ...

One-hundred twenty golfers teed off Friday at the Riverton Country Club as the Riverton High School football program held its fourth annual Wolverine Football ...

Digest

Man in custody for death of baby
CHEYENNE -- Authorities have ruled that the death in June of a 6-month-old child in Cheyenne was a homicide.
Cheyenne ...

Park IDs worker killed in fire

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK -- The seasonal worker killed in a fire at an employee dormitory in Grand Teton National Park has been identified as 28-year-old ...

Fewer bears then, but moose and fire still posed a danger

I wandered into a local sporting goods store last week to buy a small bottle of gun oil.
I don't use gun oil much, but I needed to clean a badly fouled gun ...

Parkinson's disease expert to talk about new research

Beth A. Vernaleo, a national expert on Parkinson's disease, is scheduled to speak to Fremont County residents via Skype about medications and the latest ...

August Outside

Aug. 4 -- Riverton Museum Adventure Trek to Castle Gardens petroglyphs
Aug. 8 -- Pioneer Museum Adventure Trek to Lander Burnt Ranch Aug. 15 -- Lander Sprint ...

Deering earns Wyoming Arts Council fellowship

The Riverton poet also won first place in the Wyoming Writers, Inc., contest in June.

Carol Deering of Riverton is one the recipients of this year's ...

Lander all-stars bow out of state tournament in 9-0 loss to Cody

The Lander Little League all-stars were eliminated from the state tournament Thursday in Gillette, with a 9-0 loss at the hands of Cody.
Once again, Lander's ...

Riverton 9-10 all-stars eliminated in tough 12-10 defeat

The Riverton Little League 9-10 all-stars were eliminated from the state tournament Friday in Gillette with a 12-10 loss to Laramie.
Riverton jumped out to a ...

The Riverton Babe Ruth all-stars were up against it in their second game of the Pacific Northwest Regional Tournament Friday in The Dalles, Ore., when they ...

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 ...

Today

Deaths
ENGSTROM
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 ...

 
 

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