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Chris Peck named associate editor of The Ranger

A nationally acclaimed newspaperman with roots in Fremont County has joined The Ranger's masthead.
Chris Peck has been named associate editor of Fremont ...

I'll take the Riverton way

To Sinatrafy it, this town is my kinda town

We spent Fathers Day in Lander. We ate cheese-wheels, visited the Sinks, and let the children play at ...

Reserve the empty city lot for downtown parking space

Editor:
I wish the City of Riverton would rethink the idea of spending big bucks on the empty lot on Main Street for a park.
One day I couldn't find a ...

U.S. has a good case for arming the rebels in Syria

The Syrian rebels battling President Bashar Assad's forces are on the ropes. They've lost one strategic city and may be on the brink of losing a stronghold in ...

A role for the ages

James Gandolfini and Tony Soprano

Forget that "Sopranos" reunion. Tony has been whacked.
Every actor dreams of the great role, the chance to play a ...

Digest

Fire danger rising in hot days
JACKSON -- Agency fire managers say the fire danger is increasing in northwestern Wyoming and they're asking the public ...

Court says bison transfer legal

Judge Mike McGrath ruled that the relocation program was a "reasoned and viable" alternative to past practices involving Yellowstone bison.

BILLINGS, ...

Federal fire prevention funds cut as fires rage

U.S. Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming is sponsoring a budget amendment to restore $100 million in funding for firef­ighting.

As the West battles one ...

After release of critical report, Hill impeachment discussed

The prospect of impeaching state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill is being discussed by some lawmakers in the wake of an inquiry into state Department of ...

Stolen truck wrecked; man treated, arrested

Michael L. Townsend, 26, of Rawlins, was arrested for possession of stolen property and driving under suspension Monday after he crashed a Napa Auto Parts ...

The National Weather Service office issued a hazardous weather outlook Thursday for the Wind River Basin, where dry and breezy conditions are expected to ...

Teens in fatal wreck both had 'DNR' written on their arms

Wyoming Highway Patrol officials confirmed Wednesday that the Wisconsin teens involved in a fatal car crash last week near Hudson had the letters "DNR" written ...

Car's driver hospitalized after wreck, gunshot wound

A 33-year-old Kinnear woman was still in the hospital Wednesday after being involved in a one-vehicle collision this weekend in rural Fremont County.
Reports ...

Council reverses, OKs Walmart liquor license

The Riverton City Council has overturned its original vote and approved a retail liquor license transfer from the China Panda restaurant to Walmart.
China ...

Cameco: U-mine delays tied to duplication of agency regs

Cameco Resources president Paul Goranson is optimistic about the future of Wyoming uranium despite what he called "regulatory uncertainty" at the federal ...

Today

Births
WEITZEL
A son was born to Theresa and Rodger Weitzel, of Lander, at 7:10 p.m. May 6, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 9 pounds, ...

Coal from where I came from

You don't live down South without air conditioning, and there is no air conditioning without Wyoming coal.

At night, 1,000 miles from my hometown, I ...

Energy is news

And Wyoming always will be part of the crucial equation

Wyoming's energy industry is big news.
We've filled an 80-page newspaper with it in our ...

Digest

Miners convene in Sheridan
SHERIDAN -- The Wyoming Mining Association is holding its annual convention this week in Sheridan.
The convention began ...

Army Corps deciding not to do broad environmental investigation of coal trains

SEATTLE -- An official with the Army Corps of Engineers told a Congressional committee Tuesday that the agency doesn't plan a broad environmental study on ...

 
 

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