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E. Paul Jacobson

E. Paul Jacobson of Riverton died at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander on Saturday, April 29, 2017. He was 88 years old.
A rosary will be recited at 6 ...

'Very grateful' to workers who answered call at small business

Editor:
Riverton may be having financial difficulties, but it is still a town with a a lot going for it.
On a recent Saturday, the lock on our back door here ...

Riding with the Rangers: Uncrating a new gadget

We do a lot of mailing at The Ranger, and this week we got a new postage meter. We'll need it.
Most the mail is our own -- monthly billingstatements, "tear ...

Wyoming digest

School bus driver accused of DUI
GILLETTE (AP) -- Police in Wyoming arrested a 58-year-old school bus driver at a bus stop after receiving reports that ...

UW research aimed at better response to next infestation of pine bark beetles

LARAMIE (AP) -- The mountain pine beetle epidemic that swept through the area a few years ago has left its mark, with thousands of acres of trees dead and dying ...

Airline behind on payments

CHEYENNE (AP) -- A Wyoming-based airline is behind in lease payments for its company headquarters at Cheyenne Regional Airport by about $80,000.
The balance ...

Researchers to start trapping bears in park

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- Researchers will begin trapping grizzly and black bears Sunday in Yellowstone National Park.
The trapping is an effort to gather data on ...

Canyon troubles

When that route is closed by rockfall, the complications are many

Stories are accumulating about the travel difficulties encountered due to the ...

Schroefel finishes season with pair of wins

Central Wyoming College's sophomore golfer won events in Torrington and Riverton to close the spring campaign.

Sarah Schroefel will be playing golf ...

Wyoming Indian's Natuin Trosper has signed a national letter of intent to attend and compete in cross country for Central Wyoming College.


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Births

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A child was born to Riley Zgurich of Lander and Steve Johnson of Lander at 5:45 p.m. April 29, ...

Ivan Bear

Ivan Bear of Riverton died Thursday, April 27, 2017, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 47 years old.
A wake will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, ...

Louise Anna Perry Jones

Louise Anna Perry Jones of Fort Washakie passed away April 26, 2017. She was 59 years old.
A visitation and wake were held Monday, May 1, at Rocky Mountain ...

Road in front of widow's house 'is a disgrace'

Editor:
I am a Marine who served in Korea and Vietnam. I am not proud of a county who will torment two widows who live along Webbwood Road, who one of them ...

Tuesday notes

Packed
Snowpack numbers this time of year can be a bit deceiving. We are past the point of "peak water" in the mountains, meaning it takes less snow to ...

Wyoming digest

Women deny smuggling drugs into prison
RAWLINS (AP) -- Two Wyoming women have pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiring to bring a controlled ...

Mountain goat population increasing in Wyoming

Bighorn sheep, a native species, appears to be in decline in the Teton region.

JACKSON (AP) -- The population of non-native mountain goats is growing ...

Summer fire forecast not out of ordinary for state

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Wildfires this summer in Wyoming are predicted to be in the "normal" range for frequency, size and severity, federal forecasters said ...

'Non-essential' agencies pull off requested budget cuts

When the Fremont County Commission asked its officials for a 10-percent budget cut, departments with statutory obligations generally fell far short of that ...

With canyon shut, motorists try the hard way

While the Wind River Canyon was closed last week due to rock falls, several motorists took it upon themselves to find a new route over the Owl Creek Mountains. ...

 
 

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