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Guilty plea by second Rails to Trails attacker

A judge has convicted the second defendant in the Rails to Trails attack of homicide and aggravated assault.
The defendant, Santana Mendoza, pleaded guilty ...

Evelyn B. Nickeson

Evelyn B. Nickeson, of Riverton, died Monday, March 24, 2014, at Help for Health Hospice Home. She was 96 years old.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. ...

Robert 'Bob' Rowley

Robert "Bob" Rowley, of Riverton, died Monday, March 24, 2014, at his home. He was 61 years old.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at ...

My NCAA men's hoops pick still alive in Sweet 16

I usually cheer for Mountain West Conference teams in the postseason, but not this week.

My NCAA men's bracket took some major blows in the first ...

SHOSHONI -- First-year track and field head coach Brady Slack wants to keep the Shoshoni Wrangler boys and girls teams competitive in the Class 2-A division. ...

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Births
LINDEN
A daughter was born to Casey Brown and Sam Linden, of Riverton, at 8:21 p.m. Jan. 8 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 4 pounds, ...

RHS students shoot for state science fair all year

Students at Riverton High School begin thinking about the Wyoming State Science Fair soon after school starts each fall.
Participation in the annual ...

Previous letter's question on military duty is answered daily

Editor:
I have to disagree with some of what Mary Sue Shoup wrote in her letter to the editor on March 14 in The Ranger. Of course I, and I believe most ...

Riding with the Rangers: 'Doonesbury,' Calvin and Hobbes,' and when comics take vacations

Years ago the idea of a newspaper comic strip taking a "vacation" was unheard of. These guys kept pounding out the strips day after day, year after year, with ...

Electronic smokes

There is good reason to take a cautious approach to them

Officials in our schools, our public health offices and our regulatory agencies are taking ...

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Couple charged in more robberies
CASPER -- A couple accused of robbing a Casper bank in January have also been charged in the hold ups of banks in Rock ...

Majority of Park County GOP votes to censure State Sen. Coe

POWELL -- A longtime state senator who led the effort to strip power from Wyoming Superintendent Cindy Hill has narrowly survived a censure by fellow ...

Treasurer Gordon to run for full term

CHEYENNE -- Appointed Wyoming State Treasurer Mark Gordon will seek a full term.
He launched his campaign to continue holding that office on Monday.
Gordon ...

The risk of spring and early summer flooding in Fremont County is now considered moderate to high according to forecasting by federal hydrologist Jim Fahey, ...

Kitchen grease fire spreads, destroys single-family home

Fire investigators say the fire that destroyed a single-family dwelling Monday evening began when grease ignited on the stove.
No one was injured in the ...

State concedes unconstitutionality of Hill bill, hopes to preserve parts

Lawyers for the state concede in a court filing that the bulk of a law passed last year that stripped most duties from the superintendent of public instruction ...

DUI citations up for sheriff's office in '13; total calls up 4 percent

Although the demand on its patrol deputies and dispatchers increased in 2013, the Fremont County sheriff's office managed to step up crime prevention efforts, ...

John Innes Philp

John Innes Philp, a lifelong Fremont County resident, died Friday, March 21, 2014. He was 92 years old.
A viewing will be 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, March ...

LVHS girls return experienced soccer players for 2014 season

In 2013 at the Class 3-A state soccer tournament in Jackson, the Lander Tigers finished in fourth place.
The disappointment came in the semifinals, when Star ...

RHS alum Salisbury capitalizing on unexpected chance in Philly

Take a look at the roster of the Harcum (Bryn Mawr, Penn.) College Bears men's basketball team, and you'll notice the hometowns you would expect to see from a ...

 
 

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