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A family-owned daily newspaper serving Riverton, Lander and Fremont County, Wyoming since 1949

From staff reports
Dec 27, 2018

The 2018-2019 snowpack season has been a relatively dry one so far, with Wind River Basin drainage illustrating the point. Early snowfall has left a ...

By Billy Brost, For The Ranger
Dec 27, 2018

Jarrick Trumbull was on a one-man mission Dec. 20, scoring 26 first-quarter points to help the Chiefs junior varsity of Wyoming Indian High School open a big ...

By Billy Brost, For The Ranger
Dec 27, 2018

The Wyoming Indian Lady Chiefs junior varsity did everything they could to complete a comeback after falling behind big in the second quarter. In the end ...


By Steven R. Peck
Dec 27, 2018

Following the stock market lately? Better have a barf bag nearby. So volatile have the big U.S. indexes been through the fall and early winter that the terms ...

By Clair McFarland
Dec 27, 2018

I am a huntress, so there's nothing else to be. I was born under a shed during a cold, sopping spring season. My coat thickened up quickly and I opened my ...

Sgt. Jeremy Beck, Wyoming Highway Patrol, Cheyenne
Dec 27, 2018

Editor: During the holidays, more motorists will be on the roads traveling to visit family and friends, making it even more important for drivers to pay ...


By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer
Dec 26, 2018

The student center at Central Wyoming College is scheduled for a renovation next summer. The work corresponds to exterior improvements undertaken earlier in ...

By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Dec 26, 2018

In the 1996 movie "Twister," a storm-chase crew got a call about a tornado approaching the area. As the researchers neared the site of the reported tornado, ...

By Steven R. Peck
Dec 26, 2018

Holiday housekeeping The Ranger will not publish next Tuesday, Jan. 1, in observance of New Year's Day. On a related note, your daily newspaper staff ...


JoAnn Caponi, Riverton
Dec 26, 2018

Editor: I thank The Ranger for continuing the tradition at Christmas by printing up all the letters to Santa Claus. I was in the newspaper office one year ...

By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Dec 23, 2018

The many Riverton business owners who decorated for the holidays have done so for tradition and for the joy of it. Together they make up a collective downtown ...

By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Dec 23, 2018

Riverton played the perfect defense against the talented Lander Tigers for a half, but basketball has two of those, and a long-range assault by the visiting ...


By Randy Tucker
Dec 23, 2018

The wind hit hit 120 mph in Big Piney on Thursday. That's a Category 3 hurricane in terms of wind speed, but it will barely make the national news because we ...

By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Dec 21, 2018

The lyric "O come all ye faithful" becomes invitation as the congregations of the community channel their time and talents into a variety of special Christmas ...

By Robert H. Peck, For the Ranger
Dec 21, 2018

In the spirit of the season, please enjoy this annual holiday light driving tour of homes around Riverton. There are two routes this year: the Long Route, ...


By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Dec 21, 2018

Points were hard to come by for the Shoshoni Wranglers on a shooting night as cold as the December weather outside in Big Horn County. The Wranglers traveled ...

By Steven R. Peck
Dec 21, 2018

We live on Earth's northern hemisphere, where as of today, true winter has begun. And true, celestial, scientific winter, as defined by the sun and Earth, ...

Byron Betley, Riverton
Dec 21, 2018

Editor: I would rather that the City of Riverton spend the money for free Internet in City Park on something else, maybe skating rink or fixing all the broken ...


By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer
Dec 20, 2018

One member of the Riverton City Council has been abstaining from votes and discussions about a potential USDA-certified meat processing facility in town. As ...

By Steve Peck, Publisher
Dec 20, 2018

Riverton Middle School students, faculty and staff joined Wednesday morning before school for their annual Food for the Break assistance program.The effort is ...

By Billy Brost, For The Ranger
Dec 20, 2018

All six varsity wrestling programs from Fremont County opened their seasons the weekend of Dec. 7-8 at the Powell Invitational at Powell High School. Wrestlers ...


By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Dec 20, 2018

The Riverton High School boys swim team hosted their home meet Dec. 14-15, winning a dual-style pre-invitational on Friday and placing fourth in their big ...

By Steven R. Peck
Dec 20, 2018

Congratulations and gratitude to the City of Riverton and the affiliated R-Rec program for converting the old Tonkin Stadium football field into an ice-skating ...

Laura Ladd, Cheyenne
Dec 20, 2018

Editor: It has been 10 years since retired members of the Wyomin Retirement System (excluding members of Paid Firefighter Plan A) were awarded a cost of ...


By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer
Dec 19, 2018

Mountain snowpack and reservoir levels in the Wind River Basin may be lower this month than they were at the same time last year - and the year before - but ...

From staff reports
Dec 19, 2018

Hundreds of federal employees in Wyoming would be furloughed if the threatened federal government shutdown comes to pass. Unless Congress and President Donald ...

By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Dec 19, 2018

After 32 years of operation, the annual Wild West Winter Carnival has ceased to exist. Longtime organizer Kathy Blair said the winter festival that includes ...


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