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House advances bills on domestic sheep

Feb 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two bills that sponsors say would protect Wyoming's domestic sheep industry against possible federal land grazing reductions are advancing in the ... [more]

Kidnap suspect nabbed in state

Feb 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Casper police have arrested a man who is wanted in Pennsylvania on suspicion of robbery and kidnapping.
Authorities say Marshall McGinty was arrested ... [more]


Feb 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Override won't happen
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate has voted not to override Gov. Matt Mead's veto of a bill that would make it harder for police and ... [more]

One bike bill fails, second still has a chance at Capitol

Feb 27, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  One bill on bicycle safety is still alive in the Wyoming Legislature, but a second fell one vote short of passing this week.
Fremont County's delegation was ... [more]

College trying to fill key PBS positions

Feb 27, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Longtime public TV general manager Ruby Calvert is retiring effective June 30.

Administrators at Central Wyoming College have begun their search for ... [more]

Airport board seats filled; alternates in place as well

Feb 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  Response to the City of Riverton's recent call for volunteers to serve on municipal boards was favorable for the Riverton Regional Airport Board.
The city ... [more]

Defendant in fatal heroin overdose sentenced to federal term

Feb 27, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Lander man, the last in a group of heroin dealers who have been sentenced in a mutual case, is headed to federal prison.
Ryon Rudy James Herbst, 27, of ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 31st day of the 2015 General Session:
GUNS IN SCHOOLS: The Senate placed on the general file a bill ... [more]

City to take ownership of Big Bend drainage

Feb 26, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has decided to take ownership of the Big Bend Drainage District after hearing about the benefit the system could provide for the ... [more]


Feb 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man gets seven years for gun thefts
BILLINGS, Mont. -- A man who stole eight guns from a Big Timber business and led police on a car chase the day ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 30th day of the 2015 General Session:
DEATH PENALTY: The House voted to reject a Senate amendment to ... [more]

Charity care money for hospitals cut by committee

Feb 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The House Appropriations Committee has endorsed a bill that would provide funds to cover a portion of hospitals' uncompensated care.
But the ... [more]

Ranger Sports

SHS girls crush Big Piney

Feb 27, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Shoshoni Wranglers blasted Big Piney 46-23 on Friday morning to stay alive in the Class 2-A West regionals girls basketball tournament in Riverton.
The ... [more]

Foul trouble hampers Rams in 69-52 loss to Encampment

Feb 27, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Balance and depth were the difference for the Dubois Rams in opening-round action in the Class 1-A West boys regional tournament Thursday in Lander. ... [more]

Dubois girls fall in two straight at 1-A regional

Feb 27, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Dubois returned to the Class 1-A West girls regional opening round to a less-than-cordial greeting from the 1-A Southwest champion Cokeville Panthers.
The ... [more]

Chiefs beat Shoshoni, reach region semis

Feb 27, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Trailing early and missing their leading scorer, the Wyoming Indian Chiefs overcame the deficit to easily pull away from Shoshoni for a 58-41 win in ... [more]

Wolverine girls end conference year in 50-45 win

Feb 27, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three Riverton High School Wolverines landed in doubles figures Thursday night to secure a 50-45 girls basketball victory over the Evanston Lady Red Devils at ... [more]

Eagle boys win tough one over Cokeville

Feb 27, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It was the type of game you hope to see in opening round of a regional tournament, with multiple ties, a bit of foul-induced drama, and scoring spurts.
St. ... [more]

St. Stephen's girls pull away from Farson

Feb 27, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The high flying St. Stephen's Eagles were grounded a bit in opening round action at the 1-A West girls regional in the auxiliary gym at Lander Valley High ... [more]

Bad end to regular season for Riverton boys vs. Evanston

Feb 27, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets Sports Editor:  Evanston tightened up the Class 4-A West conference boys basketball standings Thursday night in a 56-41 victory vs. the Riverton Wolverines.
The game ... [more]

Last-second free throws doom Cougs in 2-A opener

Feb 27, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets Sports Editor:  Greybull's Treston Tracy hit two free throws with 3.1 seconds left to edge the Wind River Cougars 56-54 in the opening round of the Class 2-A West regional ... [more]

Chief girls beat Shoshoni as regional opens

Feb 26, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wyoming Indian advances to playR00;Thermopolis in a 3 p.m. Friday semifinal at Riverton High School, Shoshoni plays Big Piney at 8:30 a.m.

A 9-1 run ... [more]

Rustler men host Sheridan in Region IX tourney Friday

Feb 26, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Under a new Region IX men's basketball tournament format, the Central Wyoming College Rustlers play Sheridan College in the opening round Friday night at ... [more]

Fresno State knocks out Cowboys in Laramie

Feb 26, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  LARAMIE -- It was a game similar to many others the University of Wyoming men's basketball team played this season.
More often than not, UW made the plays ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Same old story

Feb 27, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Congress lurches into another shutdown crisis in new year

Here we are in 2015, a month after the State of the Union speech and barely two months into ... [more]

Guns-in-schools invites debate

Feb 27, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  And Wyoming is a good place for it to take place

Wyoming is giving strong consideration to eliminating a law that declares public schools should be ... [more]

Bill on guns in school 'does not seem like a good idea'

Feb 27, 2015 - Spencer Vestre, Riverton:  Editor:
It is my hope that the Wyoming legislators will not vote to permit guns to be brought into schools. I don't think most school teachers or staff would ... [more]

County acquires land to widen road

Feb 27, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Commissioners approved increasing their contract with engineers on the Lander project by $38,000.

Fremont County officially acquired small parcels ... [more]

Phone scam hitting Lander area

Feb 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  Another phone scam is hitting the Lander area, and the caller is threatening residents that they will be arrested if they do not pay.
The Lander Police ... [more]

Results announced in sled dog race

Feb 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  Jerry Bath of Lander finished ninth in the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race, which ended Feb. 8
The defending champion won the competition. ... [more]

RMS names students to honor roll

Feb 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  Riverton Middle School recently recognized the students who were named to the second-quarter honor roll for the 2014-2015 school year.

4.0 GPA
Eighth ... [more]

Catholic college chooses not to participate in federal programs

Feb 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Catholic College Board of Directors has chosen not participate in federal student loan and grant programs after spending several months analyzing ... [more]

One-second crime fighting

Feb 26, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  The burglars on the loose find their dirty job easy when cars aren't locked

Many readers remember fondly the monthly column in The Ranger written for ... [more]