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DUI crackdown coming countywide over Super Bowl weekend

Fremont County law enforcement will be looking for drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or not wearing seatbelts during Super Bowl ...

Snowpack numbers rising; still below median for date

The winter storm that blew into Fremont County early this week contributed to an improved snow-water equivalent for the Wind River Basin.
The SWE was 74 ...

Fourth in a series

Job Corps officials are looking for opportunities to send students into the local community in the coming months.
"They want Job ...

District 25 delaying action on elementary reconfiguration; vote expected by Feb. 23

Fremont County School District 25 has pushed back the time frame for deciding on the elementary school configuration in order to give the community another ...

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Corrections

In Sunday's Ranger, the page A-5 story "Public reception closes art show Friday at CWC" should have said a ...

ACA plans often have quit-smoking incentive

After initial enthusiasm for new year's resolutions, commitment often slows or ends in February - just when changes in behavior can start to become ...

Don Ricks

Pete Peters and I always waved when we met on the highway.
He would be in uniform at the wheel of his Wyoming Highway Patrol cruiser. I would be pulling a ...

Why not move the old siren to the fire hall?

Editor:
If the Riverton fire department needs a new place for the old fire siren, why not put it on top of the fire hall?
Is that a crazy idea? It's right ...

Tuesday notes

No shadow
Punxsutawney, Pa., is two time zones away from Wyoming. That must be why Punxsutawney Phil, the famous weather-forecasting groundhog, is ...

Murder convict dies in prison

(AP) -- Wyoming Department of Corrections officials say a Casper inmate serving a life term for his mother's death has died after battling an ...

Setting up House run, Liz Cheney says energy policy would be her top priority

GILLETTE (AP) -- Liz Cheney formally kicked off her campaign for Wyoming's lone U.S. House seat Monday with a newspaper interview in a region hard-hit by a ...

Wyoming digest

Interstate travel treacherous
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Much of Interstate 80 across southern Wyoming Monday and early Tuesday as a major winter storm brought ...

One killed, two injured in Friday night wreck west of Riverton

The driver fled the scene on foot but was apprehended at a residence nearby.

A Riverton woman died Friday night in a one-vehicle rollover west of ...

The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District accepted Christmas trees again this season to help create fish habitat at Ocean Lake in Pavillion. Linnea ...

Case won't go for quick fix using 'rainy day' money

State Sen. Cale Case is in the midst of cancer treatment, but the longtime legislator said his medical issues won't interfere with his duties when the Wyoming ...

Job losses hit 5,400 statewide in 2015 due to energy slide

In what may be the first large-scale energy bust to hit the state in some 30 years, Wyoming's economy contracted in 2015, losing 6,500 jobs, mostly in the ...

Storm sparks three search-and-rescue calls; all successful

In one incident, High Plains Power provided a Sno-Cat which was used to reach a stranded motorist.

Local search and rescue crews responded to three ...

Wind River now faces its biggest challenge of the season Thursday night in Pavillion, hosting a full-strength Wyoming Indian team.

It was another day ...

Coaches defend money spent on UW athletics

Here's what the "The Big Cat" has to say: "you can't shrink your way to prosperity. Downgrading (athletics) at UW seems a senseless thought."
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Lander Valley High School swimmer Ryan Crawford competed in the 100-yard butterfly during the dual meet against Riverton High School at the Lander Swimming ...

 
 

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