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Rotary names duck race winners

The Riverton Rotary Club launched rubber ducks into the Wind River on Aug. 3 in an effort to raise money to stamp out polio worldwide.
The winners ...

Jackson Jr. got softer fall than he might have

"I grew up in a house with great expectations. Everything I do has a mark of excellence on it. I did what my community said do -- go to college, get a degree, ...

Riding with the Rangers: Blueberry ice cream, Martha Raye, and a young man named Island

At a recent Sunday afternoon reception for former Riverton resident Jan Saban, who gave so much for so long to youth activities in Riverton, visitors got to ...

Happy about Job Corps? Then vote for Sen. Mike Enzi in '14

Editor:
Anyone who is happy about the new Job Corps Center coming to Riverton should vote for Mike Enzi for re-election to the Senate.
I have seen Liz ...

Don't wait on a single issue to get motivated for action

The biggest question facing us today is not, "should I support the Republicans or the Democrats", but rather "do we still have time to save our country?" In ...

All hands on deck

Job Corps is happening because local government kept the feds on track

It's an established fact that local government is the most responsive form. ...

Firefighters jump on new wildfire

JACKSON -- With resources stretched by wildfires burning in Utah and Idaho, three smokejumpers and a helicopter are working to suppress the latest fire in ...

Digest

Old murder investigated again
CHEYENNE -- A special prosecutor is looking into how Sublette County law enforcement officers handled the investigation of ...

If you go for a hike in the mountains or a stroll in the forest, there is an excellent chance a mountain lion may keep you company for part of the ...

House panel requests more paperwork in Hill probe

CHEYENNE -- The chairman of a special House committee investigating state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill's management of the Wyoming Education Department is ...

Ruling on Eaton execution could come in 2014

A federal judge has given lawyers until early next year to submit written arguments about whether the former Riverton man who is Wyoming's lone death row ...

County looks to preserve historical magazine

Editor Loren Jost retired as Riverton Museum director last month, but he has been asked to continue the publication for another year.

The Fremont ...

Hardluck Fire tops 16,000 acres

Smoke from the Hardluck Fire near the Fremont-Park county border north of Dubois is filling the Riverton Valley, obscuring the mountains in most areas and ...

State outlines plans for more water study in Pavillion vicinity

If chemicals from oil and gas in the water exceed state and federal standards, Wyoming will investigate drilling activities in the area.

Wyoming's ...

Wyoming VB, soccer, cross country prep for fall seasons

LARAMIE -- New University of Wyoming women's volleyball head coach Chad Callihan has only been in Laramie for two months, but expects to find success this ...

LARAMIE -- The potential is there for the University of Wyoming football team to put together one of the most explosives offense in the Mountain West ...

There is sense in de-escalating 'war on drugs'

Attorney General Eric Holder's speech Monday to the American Bar Association in San Francisco was a bit like hearing from a stockbroker after trading has ...

Thanks for Oak Ridge Boys and 'Ozark Mountain Jubilee'

Editor:
I enjoyed the performance by the Oak Ridge Boys at the Fremont County Fair this year more than just about anything I have done in a long time.
For ...

Check 'yard sale' off the must-do list

Ours went well, thanks to lots -- and lots -- of string cheese

While there are certain endeavors in adult life which are entirely optional --like ...

Celebrating 60

Today is Riverton's 107th birthday, and The Ranger is marking its 60th

This date --Aug. 15 --is marked as Riverton's birthday.
Although there are ...

 
 

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