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Charlotte Belle 'Sug' Kersting

Charlotte Belle "Sug" Kersting, formerly of Riverton, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, surrounded by her family and friends after a long and courageous battle with ...

Good showing for Shoshoni volleyball in Douglas

The Class 2-A Wrangler girls beat three Class 3-A opponents.
Three wins over Class 3-A volleyball opponents at the Douglas Invitational placed the ...

Jurassic Classic bike race planned for Saturday

The annual Jurassic Classic has turned into a popular event for Fremont County cyclists
The third annual race takes place this Saturday, Sept. 6, at Johnny ...

The scents of wood smoke and burnt sugar remind many people of times spent around a campfire singeing marshmallows for s'mores.
Few people ever move beyond ...

Chiefs battle to third at Green River cross country meet

Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs cross country runners were competitive Friday in the season opening race at the Green River Invitational.
Wyoming Indian's ...

Tigers preparing for opener with Worland

Coach John Rounds officially starts a new era of Lander Valley High School football on Friday night when Tigers challenge the Worland Warriors on the ...


A daughter was born to Maria Abernathy of Lander and Chris Abernathy of Lander at 4:28 a.m. July 23 at SageWest Health Care at ...

Ross Hoyt

Ross Hoyt, of Lander, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at home. He was 88 years old.
A funeral service was Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Church of Jesus Christ of ...

No sanctions for UW volleyball

LARAMIE -- The NCAA will not impose any sanctions on Wyoming for rules violations within its women's volleyball program.
In early 2013, Wyoming self-reported ...

I'll be on double duty this this Friday at Wolverine Field -- and loving it

Forgive me if I appear a bit frazzled this Friday night. I have two jobs to do.
I'm not sure how the first one will turn out.
The plan is to load the ...

Riverton has 24 players out for the fall season.

Riverton High School tennis coach Mary Lea Wolf says her underclassmen are pushing the veteran ...

Solid mark for Rustlers at Sheridan VB tourney

CWC travels back to Sheridan for another tournament this Friday and Saturday to face Williston State, Rocky Mountain and Lake RegionR00;State.

Three ...


In Sunday's Ranger, the page one photo with the story "Troubling 2012 poaching incident not ruinous" should have said the photo was taken ...

Be prepared to give names to more school sites

I knew of Bill Stranningan but did not know him personally. I do agree that he would be a worthy recipient of the honor of putting his name on the gym ...

Tuesday notes

Happy holiday
Your daily newspaper staff appreciated the day off on Monday in observance of Labor Day. It didn't affect daily publication, but the ...


Park rescues near 90 this year
JACKSON -- Rangers have conducted nearly 90 search-and-rescue operations in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks so ...

Montana eyes state control of federal land; governor opposes state takeover

BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana officials are looking into taking control of federal lands in the state, although they say the proposal is complicated and ...

Science task force meets next week for first time

CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has appointed a task force to study how to improve the science programs and laboratories at the University of Wyoming.
The Task ...

Unemployment rate up for month in Fremont County; still better than '13

Fremont County employment
Unemployment rate
July -- 5.8 percent
June -- 5.5 percent
July 2013 -- 6.0 percent

Labor force
July -- 19,899
June ...

A 2008 graduate from Central Wyoming College recently made an appearance on national television to talk about her involvement in a documentary about nurses. ...


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