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Showcase auditions Tuesday at CWC; community actors encouraged to try out

Mar 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  Auditions for the Central Wyoming College Theater Department's Showcase 2015 will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on the main stage of the Robert A. Peck Arts Center. ... [more]

Ag loving lower oil price

Mar 1, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Farmers, ranchers stocking up on bulk fuel while cost is down

Fourth in a series


An annoying part of filling up a car or truck a couple of years ... [more]

Relay for Life marking its 30th year; key meeting set

Mar 1, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  2015 is the 30th anniversary of Relay for Life, and planners in Fremont County want to make it a good one.
Organizers of the June event have set a goal of 30 ... [more]

Riverton schools to see upgrades

Mar 1, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 has scheduled several improvement projects for the year.
In January, the board of trustees awarded a bid to Mid-Valley ... [more]

City council picks members for board vacancies

Mar 1, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Mayor Lars Baker has announced the names of the applicants who were picked to fill the vacancies on several city boards.
The council voted to accept ... [more]

Tribal liaison bill progresses

Mar 1, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Job would be under the governor, not the tribes

CHEYENNE -- A bill restructuring the state's tribal liaison program advanced in the Wyoming House of ... [more]

State's road plans harder due to fed fund maze

Mar 1, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Piecemeal federal highway funding for Wyoming in recent years has complicated long-term planning by state road managers and contractors, according to the head ... [more]

The way it was: Lander fire --1993

Mar 1, 2015 - Staff:  Fire is a never-ending threat to small businesses, and Fremont County had seen numerous destructive fires in its business community before the big blaze in ... [more]

Museums expand outdoor trek programs

Mar 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County museums have partnered with the Wind River Visitors Council to expand a program that has been popular for the Dubois Museum.
Beginning in ... [more]

Prescribed fire projects planned on southern end of national forest

Mar 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Shoshone National Forest is planning to implement prescribed fire projects on the southern half of the forest as weather and fuel conditions allow this ... [more]

Panel downs bill on re-trials if new evidence found

Mar 1, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming currently allows the option of re-trail only when there is DNA evidence that was not available at the time of conviction.

CHEYENNE -- A Senate ... [more]

Digest

Mar 1, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man killed in crash as he fled police
CHEYENNE -- Authorities are investigating after a man was killed in crash as he fled from police in Cheyenne. The ... [more]

Entertaining lineup at Winter Fair

Mar 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  Nearing its 50th anniversary, the Wyoming State Winter Fair welcomes disciplines and visitors to several venues this month for the 48th statewide celebration ... [more]

Hunting lions for the love of the hounds

Mar 1, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Dusty Rushing pulled his pickup truck to the side of a rural highway south of Lander and stopped so his friend Eric Logue could look out the passenger-side ... [more]

A one-match fire

Mar 1, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  It remains one of the funniest and yet borderline tragic scenes in films about the American West.
A freezing Jeremiah Johnson works feverishly with a flint ... [more]

March Outside

Mar 1, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Outdoors Calendar
March 16
Wyoming Game and Fish Department meeting on the future of the Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp at 6 p.m. at the ... [more]

Ranger Sports

New year, same story as Tigers win another 3-A state swim crown

Mar 1, 2015 - By Judy Crawford:  GILLETTE -- The Lander Tigers won their remarkable 19th consecutive Class 3-A boys state swimming and diving championship in Gillette on Saturday. ... [more]

St. Stephen's girls run to brink of West crown in close Cokeville game

Mar 1, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It was the game everyone thought it would be between the St. Stephen's girls and Cokeville in the Class 1-A West championship Saturday afternoon in ... [more]

Wind River eliminates Chiefs in classic at 2-A West regional

Mar 1, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Indian had beaten the Cougars three times this season, the four game went Wind River's way.

The fourth time was the charm for the Wind ... [more]

Tiger girls beat Cody, boys fall in close game at home

Mar 1, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Valley High School Tigers finished their girls basketball game Saturday by hitting six straight free throws in a 47-41 win over Cody at Bob Carey ... [more]

Rustler men win Region IX tourney opener over Sheridan

Mar 1, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Down the stretch Friday night at Rustler Gym, the Central Wyoming College men made key defensive stops and eliminated Sheridan College 82-78 from the Region IX ... [more]

Chief girls edged by Lyman in 2-A West regional title contest

Mar 1, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Before a packed crowd, the Lyman Eagles won a well-played Class 2-A West regional girls basketball championship game 51-48 over the Wyoming Indian High School ... [more]

Thompson goes for 25 as Wrangler girls make state

Mar 1, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Olivia Thompson put on a stellar display Saturday morning, lifting the Shoshoni Wranglers past Kemmerer 51-45 to clinch a Class 1-A state tournament spot for ... [more]

Eagle boys off to state tourney

Mar 1, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Good teams peak at tournament time, and the St. Stephen's boys have turned into a contender for the Class 1-A state basketball title after a pair of ... [more]

Dubois drive for state berth halted by Little Snake

Mar 1, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The Dubois boys' hopes for a return to the Class 1-A state basketball tournament faded in the face of a strong Little Snake River defense Saturday morning in ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Stocks and the state

Mar 1, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Playing the market with state money is worth considering -- very carefully

For at least a decade, Wyoming's legislators and government financial ... [more]

Completing a prized collection

Mar 1, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:   After 37 years, I've got at least one of each of the Peace dollars

Dimes, quarters, nickels, pennies and even half dollars don't bring much notice ... [more]

Gun ban climate would turn U.S. into Britain or Australia

Mar 1, 2015 - Dennis Koppenhafer, Shoshoni:  Editor:
In Randy Tucker's recent column he wanders forever through Fabrezeland before he finally gets to the point. He feels that I and others like myself ... [more]