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City OKs City Park site for planned skate park

The skate area will be 68 feet wide and 166 feet long, with
protective berms on either side.

The City of Riverton has approved a location for a ...

Third arrest in vandalism rampage in Sinks Canyon; court dates set next week

A third person has been arrested in connection with damage done in May to two cabins in Sinks Canyon.
James Robert Webb, born 1993, had his initial ...

Consider possibilities, in the sky and elsewhere

I was talking to a fellow the other day about this monthly column, and he told me enjoyed reading it but that sometimes it gets a little bit too complex. I ...


Falling rock kills girl during hike
LOVELL -- A falling rock measuring a couple feet wide and weighing about 50 pounds has killed a 4-year-old girl in ...

'Clueless' remark by the candidate

Ray Price, who is running for county commissioner from the Lander district, is giving everyone the perfect reason that districting the county was a ...


Phyllis A. Carman died Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at her home in Kinnear. She was 60. A memorial service begins at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 13, at ...

County pulls plug on plan to recruit its own pathologist

A plan, months in the works, to give Fremont County its own forensic pathologist has been scuttled, at least for now.
The problem came down to money.
The ...

Search is on for man in stabbing case

The victim's wounds were so severe that his intestines were protruding from his abdomen.
Police are looking for a man suspected of a stabbing at about ...

Safety first at RAC pool this summer

The summer swim season began June 23 at the Riverton Aquatic Center, but it isn't too late to sign up for classes due to a change in scheduling.
In the past, ...

Riverton golf trio all make top 10 at state amateur

By Bruce Tippets
Sports Editor

Riverton golfers Zach Waxler, P.J. Thomas and Aaron Nirider all finished in the top nine Sunday at the Wyoming state ...

Sheridan mayor to fill Schiffer's seat in Senate

SHERIDAN (AP) -- Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey will fill the Wyoming State Senate seat left vacant by the death last month of Sen. John Schiffer.
Schiffer, a ...


Moderate growth projected
(AP) -- State economists are predicting a continuation of moderate growth in Wyoming in the months ahead.
The state is ...

Balloon Block hunt begins

The annual Riverton Rendez-vous Balloon Block Treasure hunt begins today. The first clues is on page 12 of today's edition of The Ranger. The old-fashioned ...


A photo caption on Sunday's front page misidentified the sponsors of a veterans float displaying the American flag during Friday's Pioneer ...

How can the same person run for office under two names?

How can the same person run for two different offices under two different names?
I do not know Valaria Whiteman (Valaria Cardenas), but I do not ...

Trauma conference now accepting registration for Aug. 14-17

The Wyoming Department of Health reminds emergency medical volunteers and professionals to register for the 44th Annual Wyoming Trauma Conference Aug. 14-17 in ...

Jean Eichler

Marillyn "Jean" Eichler of Riverton died Saturday, July 5, 2014, at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. She was 86 years old.
Funeral services were ...

Joan McGowan

Joan "Jody" McGowan of Riverton died Saturday, July 5, 2014, at the Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation - Wind River Center. She was 77.
A family graveside ...

Dozens of fireworks-related calls to firefighters

This year's Fourth of July holiday was "busy as all get-out" for local emergency officials, who spent the past weekend responding to fireworks-related grass ...

Lawmakers might ban 'logrolling'

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Pending legislation would reiterate that it's a crime for a Wyoming lawmaker to offer to support a colleague's bill in return for a promise of ...


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