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By Steve Peck, Publisher
Jan 3, 2018

Still a month away from their first home games of the season, the Riverton High School boys and girls basketball teams play this week in the Cheyenne ...

By Steve Peck, Publisher
May 2, 2017

Packed Snowpack numbers this time of year can be a bit deceiving. We are past the point of "peak water" in the mountains, meaning it takes less snow to ...

By Steve Peck, Publisher
Apr 30, 2017

For new reasons, the optional 1 percent levy on sales is making us look wise The over-my-dead-body posture many Wyoming leaders take against any new ...


By Steve Peck, Publisher
Feb 24, 2017

Leighanna Shouderblade led the Lady Wolverines with 16 points in a loss to the rival Lady Tigers. Fighting to avoid a winless regular season, the ...

By Steve Peck, Publisher
May 8, 2016

Extending an abnormally wet spring, a record-breaking rainstorm drenched central Fremont County on Saturday, causing widespread flooding problems in Lander and ...

By Steve Peck, Publisher
Apr 24, 2016

Fremont County Employment Unemployment rate March -- 7.8 percent February -- 8.1 percent March 2015 -- 5.9 ...


By Steve Peck, Publisher
Mar 11, 2016

For the first time in eight years, Fremont County will be sending a delegate to the Republican National Convention. The party's Fremont County Convention ...

By Steve Peck, Publisher
Feb 2, 2016

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

By Steve Peck, Publisher
Jan 26, 2016

Another small batch of snow was applied to January's white blanket Sunday night, adding to the sense of an "old-school" winter. Longer-term Fremont County ...


By Steve Peck, Publisher
Jan 21, 2016

The Wind River Canyon highway is a good candidate for a variable speed limit sign A treacherous period for winter driving in Wind River Canyon hit a ...

By Steve Peck, Publisher
Jan 20, 2016

Plummeting gasoline prices could have opposite effects on consumers, oil producers A Ranger staff member traveling east paid $1.61 for gasoline on ...

By Steve Peck, Publisher
Nov 11, 2015

Melvin Cooper didn't get a medal for his plane crash heroics during WWII, but he's more than satisfied Melvin Cooper never served ...


By Steve Peck, Publisher
Nov 8, 2015

Urn receptacle installed at cemetery in response to popularity of cremation "Columbarium" isn't a word familiar to many Americans, but visitors to ...

By Steve Peck, Publisher
Aug 11, 2014

When he ran for governor four years ago, Matt Mead put 100,000 miles on a new SUV, and 40,000 on another. He won't match that in his re-election bid, but ...

By Steve Peck, Publisher
Jul 29, 2014

Creating a float for their club was all in a day's work for members of Tri-Valley 4-H of rural Riverton. The float forSaturdayevening's Fremont County Fair ...


By Steve Peck, Publisher
Jul 29, 2014

- Handing -- or throwing -- out candy or prizes from floats is nothing new at the Fremont County Fair Parade, but the entry accompanying Rich Pingetzer's huge ...

By Steve Peck, Publisher
Jun 23, 2014

After rolling up a sizable population gain in the two years following the 2010 U.S. Census, Riverton's growth paused by a minuscule amount last year. The ...

By Steve Peck, Publisher
Mar 30, 2014

Why does a deputy have to do this menial task? The Fremont County Sheriff's Office spends a lot of man hours checking vehicle identification ...


By Steve Peck, Publisher
Dec 9, 2013

Monthly rate dips on seasonal changes, but all categories In the first full unemployment report for Wyoming since August, Fremont County showed solid ...

By Steve Peck, Publisher
Oct 29, 2013

Wind River drainage at 359 percent Early fall snowstorms have had a dramatic effect on snowpack conditions in Fremont County. There was a major ...

By Steve Peck, Publisher
Jul 28, 2013

Big crowds and mild temperatures greeted the Fremont County Fair Parade on Saturday morning, the first big event on the public schedule for the 100th fair. A ...


By Steve Peck, Publisher
Oct 17, 2012

Every population center in Fremont County has grown since the 2010 U.S. Census, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Growth in all six of ...

By Steve Peck, Publisher
Oct 2, 2012

Riverton's 2010 population was bigger than reported initially by the U.S. Census Bureau. Ahead of its first estimate of the populations of Wyoming cities, ...

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