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Commission candidate Lambert says he would be 'somebody who cares'

Concerns about the Fremont County Emergency Medical Services led a Fort Washakie man to run for County Commission in District 1 as a Republican.
Mark Lamber ...

Primary could set up race between sisters-in-law for commission slot

Keja Whiteman is the incumbent, and Valaira Whiteman is running in the Republican primary.

Valaira Whiteman's decision to run for Fremont County ...

Betty Van Alstine

Betty Van Alstine, of Jeffrey City, died with family at her side Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at home. She was 69 years old.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. ...

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Illegal floater lost in river
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- A search is under way for a 22-year-old Georgia man who was swept down a dangerous river in ...

CHEYENNE -- Two of the three Republican candidates for Wyoming's superintendent of public instruction clashed over the administration of the current state ...

Novice House candidate calls Obama 'dictator'

CHEYENNE -- A Republican candidate for U.S. House in Wyoming said President Barack Obama is a dictator and he wants to personally say it to the president's ...

Calendar says 'summer,' but sports radar says 'fall'

That funny calendar says it is August, the heart of summer. But before it flips to September, sports will have us thinking it's fall.
In Laramie on Aug. 30, ...

Two state championships this summer made the season a memorable one for the Riverton Babe Ruth baseball league.
The Riverton 14-year-old all-stars started it ...

Today

Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the photo with the page one story "Finished, but not quite ready" should have said J.R. Oakley photographed the Green ...

Wyoming students exempt from vaccines down in 2013

The numbers of students who take the necessary vaccinations for public schools went up in 2013.
But the figures for students who aren't vaccinated either for ...

Strannigan most deserving of discussed honor at gymnasium

Editor:
I live in Denver and recently heard talk of honoring Bill Strannigan. I can think of no other person who contributed so much to the students and ...

Tuesday notes

The 10th, not the 3rd
We "oopsed" on the date of Sunday's edition, which read Aug. 3 on page one instead of Aug. 10. In case anyone is interested in ...

Digest

State treasurer debates Redo
Incumbent Wyoming Treasurer Mark Gordon emphasized in a debate Monday in Riverton that Wyoming's multi-billion dollar ...

Study: Wyoming has more insured drivers

CHEYENNE -- A new study finds that about 35,800 motorists, or 8.7 percent, are uninsured in Wyoming.
The study by the Insurance Research Council says Wyoming ...

Feds nix protection for wolverines

BILLINGS, Mont. -- Federal wildlife officials plan to withdraw proposed protections for the snow-loving wolverine Tuesday, in a course reversal that highlights ...

Bus tours represent the biggest portion of the increased visitation.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- The National Park Service says visitation to ...

Great Lakes Airlines is to lose its code-share status with Frontier Airlines on Oct. 1. The change could spell inconveniences and higher fares for some ...

Haynes stays out of fray at forum

Taylor Haynes claims to have received more education than anyone who has ever sought the office of governor of Wyoming.
The Republican candidate earned his ...

There was no love lost between Republican governor candidates Cindy Hill and incumbent Matt Mead during Monday night's debate at Central Wyoming College.
The ...

Elizabeth 'Betty' Hinzer

Elizabeth "Betty" Hinzer, of Arapahoe, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 71 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. ...

 
 

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