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Decker Mine to be sold; deal grants access to coal port planned in Washington

Sep 4, 2014 - By The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Coal companies announced an agreement Thursday to consolidate ownership of a Montana mine in a deal aimed at boosting exports of the ... [more]

'Just say no' to phone callers who want your financial information

Sep 3, 2014 - Russ Knight, Riverton:  Editor:
Reading about the new and improved ways to scam people over the telephone just blows me away. How can people continue to be so gullible? It shouldn't ... [more]

Fremont County isn't a friendly place for its own employees

Sep 3, 2014 - Ann Jones, Riverton:  Editor:
Mr. Price is exactly right. ( [more]

Can we be just a hologram?

Sep 3, 2014 - By Carl Manning:  Holy matrix! Do we live in a hologram? What's a hologram?
One scientist used the hologram you see on your credit cards to describe the idea. I guess that's ... [more]

Off with their heads

Sep 3, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Reporters used to be cultivated by rebellious militants, not killed by them

Cutting the heads off of reporters is a new and, at least historically, ... [more]


Sep 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Driver cited in fatal crash
CODY -- A Cody man has been cited for careless driving in a crash that killed a motorcyclist from Colorado.
The Wyoming ... [more]

Coal giant lowers production estimate for next three years

Sep 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Recent heavy rain and congested rail lines have caused a Powder River Basin coal company to lower its production estimates for this year, and the ... [more]

Jackson waits on landslide options

Sep 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Jackson's town council has decided not to immediately award contracts to design a stabilization plan for a creeping landslide.
Council members had ... [more]

Pedestrian killed by car north of Riverton

Sep 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  Ivan R. Pine, 34, of Riverton, died in a traffic collision early Monday while he was walking on Wyoming Highway 789 north of the city.
Wyoming Highway Patrol ... [more]

Man who robbed two in their home sentenced to 12-15 years

Sep 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The man who robbed an elderly couple in May while he was on the run from a halfway house is to spend the next 12 to 15 years behind bars.
District Court ... [more]

Graduation rates better at WIHS

Sep 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Editor's note: This is the first in a series exploring graduation rates among American Indian students in Fremont County and efforts being taken to improve ... [more]

Neat Repeat store getting more items it cannot sell

Sep 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Disposing of the unwanted donations in the landfill costs the store hundreds of dollars every month.

In a glance, Neat Repeat store manager Denise ... [more]

City defends its effort on weed control; hundreds of contacts made

Sep 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Responding to criticism from residents, Riverton city staff say departmental employees are working to control weeds in town.
The topic came up again Tuesday ... [more]

Charlotte Belle 'Sug' Kersting

Sep 3, 2014 - Staff:  Charlotte Belle "Sug" Kersting, formerly of Riverton, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, surrounded by her family and friends after a long and courageous battle with ... [more]

Good showing for Shoshoni volleyball in Douglas

Sep 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Class 2-A Wrangler girls beat three Class 3-A opponents.
Three wins over Class 3-A volleyball opponents at the Douglas Invitational placed the ... [more]

Jurassic Classic bike race planned for Saturday

Sep 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The annual Jurassic Classic has turned into a popular event for Fremont County cyclists
The third annual race takes place this Saturday, Sept. 6, at Johnny ... [more]

Rediscover the joys of campfire cooking

Sep 3, 2014 - By Andrea Weigl, McClatchy Newspapers:  The scents of wood smoke and burnt sugar remind many people of times spent around a campfire singeing marshmallows for s'mores.
Few people ever move beyond ... [more]

Chiefs battle to third at Green River cross country meet

Sep 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs cross country runners were competitive Friday in the season opening race at the Green River Invitational.
Wyoming Indian's ... [more]

Tigers preparing for opener with Worland

Sep 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coach John Rounds officially starts a new era of Lander Valley High School football on Friday night when Tigers challenge the Worland Warriors on the ... [more]


Sep 3, 2014 - Staff:  Births

A daughter was born to Maria Abernathy of Lander and Chris Abernathy of Lander at 4:28 a.m. July 23 at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

Ross Hoyt

Sep 3, 2014 - Staff:  Ross Hoyt, of Lander, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at home. He was 88 years old.
A funeral service was Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Church of Jesus Christ of ... [more]

No sanctions for UW volleyball

Sep 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The NCAA will not impose any sanctions on Wyoming for rules violations within its women's volleyball program.
In early 2013, Wyoming self-reported ... [more]

I'll be on double duty this this Friday at Wolverine Field -- and loving it

Sep 2, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Forgive me if I appear a bit frazzled this Friday night. I have two jobs to do.
I'm not sure how the first one will turn out.
The plan is to load the ... [more]

Wolverine tennis starts play in Jackson

Sep 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton has 24 players out for the fall season.

Riverton High School tennis coach Mary Lea Wolf says her underclassmen are pushing the veteran ... [more]

Solid mark for Rustlers at Sheridan VB tourney

Sep 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC travels back to Sheridan for another tournament this Friday and Saturday to face Williston State, Rocky Mountain and Lake Region State.

Three ... [more]


Sep 2, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the page one photo with the story "Troubling 2012 poaching incident not ruinous" should have said the photo was taken ... [more]

Be prepared to give names to more school sites

Sep 2, 2014 - Jean Lungren, Riverton:  Editor:
I knew of Bill Stranningan but did not know him personally. I do agree that he would be a worthy recipient of the honor of putting his name on the gym ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Sep 2, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Happy holiday
Your daily newspaper staff appreciated the day off on Monday in observance of Labor Day. It didn't affect daily publication, but the ... [more]


Sep 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Park rescues near 90 this year
JACKSON -- Rangers have conducted nearly 90 search-and-rescue operations in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks so ... [more]

Montana eyes state control of federal land; governor opposes state takeover

Sep 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana officials are looking into taking control of federal lands in the state, although they say the proposal is complicated and ... [more]