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Divide trail ranks high for snowmobilers

Dec 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  SnoWest Magazine again has named the Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail one of the top places to ride in the country.
The trail landed the No. 5 spot on ... [more]

Dubois man receives Wyoming Governor's Arts Award

Dec 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Gov. Matthew H. Mead has selected Jim Wilcox of Jackson, Tom Lucas of Dubois and Zachary Pullen of Casper as the recipients of the 2014 Wyoming Governor's Arts ... [more]

Digest

Dec 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Drone strike kills five
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- A U.S. drone fired two missiles at militant hideout in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least ... [more]

Don't expect systemic or regime change, Cuba warns

Dec 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  HAVANA (AP) -- Cuban Pres-ident Raul Castro sent a blunt message to Washington Saturday as the White House works to reverse a half-century of hostility between ... [more]

States not ready for infection outbreak

Dec 21, 2014 - By Tony Pugh, Tribune News Service:  Washington (TNS)-- Most states are not prepared to handle outbreaks of severe infectious diseases, according to a new report by the Trust for America's Health ... [more]

Was this the least productive Congress ever? Just about

Dec 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The only Congress that produced less legislation was the once right before this one.

WASHINGTON (AP, TNS) -- The 113th Congress began its turbulent ... [more]

Lenore bridge open to public near Crowheart

Dec 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  A bridge across the Wind River near Crowheart has reopened for public use, according to Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Transportation Department ... [more]

Fremont County eligible for assistance for September freeze

Dec 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Secretary of Agriculture has declared eight Wyoming counties eligible for disaster assistance.
Farmers and ranchers may qualify for emergency loans based ... [more]

'The county is very fortunate'

Dec 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Good year for revenue, investments and surplus

Money is not a problem for Fremont County government, according to a recently released financial ... [more]

Trustees to abide by CWC per diem rule

Dec 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The newest members of the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees were vocal in their desire to adhere to per diem allowances for trustee travel.
The ... [more]

Bus cameras 'making our community safer,' say District 25 officials

Dec 21, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Since exterior video cameras were installed on Riverton school buses, an average of two vehicles per week are being reported for traffic violations to the ... [more]

New trustees sworn in to college board

Dec 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three new members were sworn in to the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees on Wednesday, Dec. 10.
Mickey Douglas, John Mercer and Steve Peck all were ... [more]

Second guilty plea in hammer killing; third suspect's case tossed

Dec 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A guilty plea on Thursday finalized the disposition of a grisly murder case that involved three defendants originally.
Charges against another defendant were ... [more]

Tall grass key if grouse to prosper, says study

Dec 19, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Newly published research that examined the relationship between grass height and the greater sage grouse's nesting success could have implications for cattle ... [more]

State moving forward on Honor Farm land parcel; modelers to be paid to move

Dec 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The State Board of Land Commissioners voted this month to proceed with an auction of 302 acres between Honor Farm and Webbwood roads east of North Federal ... [more]

Waiting game for new skate rink as ice gets thicker

Dec 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  It's only a matter of time -- and temperature -- before Riverton residents are able to skate on the new ice rink installed this month at the intersection of West ... [more]

UW arena getting more improvements

Dec 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  An addition to the east side of the auditorium should be the most notable change of the next phase.

LARAMIE -- Work on a second phase of renovations ... [more]

Prison buildings under inspection

Dec 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Building inspectors have been examining possible structural issues at the 13-year-old Wyoming State Prison in Rawlins.
"We've noticed the past ... [more]

Digest

Dec 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Former prosecutor charged with theft
The Wyoming Attorney General's Office has charged Albany County's former top prosecutor, saying he used county ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Tiger boys fall to top-ranked 3-A hoops teams

Dec 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After losing at the buzzer on Friday, Lander was beaten soundly Saturday by Rawlins and 85-65 by Douglas

The top-ranked Class 3-A Wheatland ... [more]

Cougar boys roll to 6-0 after strong tourney weekend

Dec 21, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Wind River boys rolled to an 80-61 win over home-standing Big Horn Friday evening in Sheridan County to move to 4-0 on the basketball season, then beat ... [more]

Riverton boys pound 2-A opponents; have won four consecutive

Dec 21, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Dominating games that head coach Dick Quayle wondered whether his team should have been scheduled to play, the Class 4-A Riverton Wolverines destroyed Class ... [more]

Wyoming ends non-conference slate with win over Southern

Dec 21, 2014 - Staff:  Junior guard Josh Adams scored a game-high 16 points as the short-handed University of Wyoming men's basketball team defeated Southern 57-39 Saturday afternoon ... [more]

Unbeaten Chiefs power through three opponents

Dec 21, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  After the opening two weeks of the basketball season, defending Class 2-A state champion Wyoming Indian remains unbeaten.
The Chief boys rolled through Tongue ... [more]

Wranglers whip touted Upton

Dec 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  SHOSHONI -- Right after the game, coach Brady Slack said his Shoshoni Wranglers showed mental toughness in the final two quarters Thursday night to deliver a ... [more]

Rally down the stretch gives Wolverine boys 53-47 win vs. Star Valley

Dec 19, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Brandon Fullerton and Chris Quayle teamed for the game's final six points to break a 47-47 tie and led the Riverton Wolverines boys basketball squad to a 53-47 ... [more]

Low-scoring RHS girls fall to open GR tourney

Dec 19, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines dropped their first game of the Green River Flaming Gorge Classic Tournament, losing to Star Valley 45-34 Thursday ... [more]

Upton girls stronger in second half, defeat Shoshoni by 56-41 score

Dec 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  SHOSHONI -- Upton broke open a tight girls basketball game Thursday, outscoring the Shoshoni Wrangler girls 17-6 in the third quarter at Wrangler Gym.
Upton ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Still shining

Dec 21, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  A child's long-ago Christmas letter continues to offer seasonal inspiration

We are typing busily in these final few days before Christmas to convert ... [more]

Grateful for the chance to keep playing when the meaning of it all still escapes me somet

Dec 21, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  It's a question children ask parents, it's a question people ask as they take their last breath and it's a question that thinking people often conjure in the ... [more]

Hang a light

Dec 19, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  There's a reason for so many celebrations among all peoples this time of year

The next time we publish our newspaper, winter will have arrived.
From ... [more]

When rich dictate to poor

Dec 19, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Medicaid expansion in Wyoming makes sense for all

Well-to-do people imagining the lives of the poor can devolve into an embarrassing, sometimes ... [more]

I'll watch 'The Interview' so others may follow safely

Dec 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  I volunteer as tribute!
Dear Sony,
Let me watch "The Interview," and when I don't get blown up, you'll know the threats are hollow and that you can release ... [more]

Excitement is where you make it

Dec 19, 2014 - Julia Delmeyer, Riverton:  Editor:
I laughed heartily at Steve Peck's column on Riverton being "Excitement City" ( [more]

RHS junior first teen to compete in Wyoming Women's Antelope Hunt

Dec 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  While her friends were cheering at the Riverton High School Homecoming game, Christie Wildcat was celebrating her success at the Wyoming Women's Antelope Hunt. ... [more]

Riverton resident graduates from Western College of Auctioneering

Dec 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  The officers and directors of Western College of Auctioneering have announced the graduation of Brandon Hann of Riverton.
Hann completed the course of ... [more]

Achievers

Dec 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Student receives math scholarship
Zachary Zenk, a math major from Riverton, was awarded the Max Durgin Math Scholarship at Black Hills State University ... [more]

Lighthouse Bible Church hosting 'Near' Christmas Eve service again

Dec 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Lighthouse Bible Church in Riverton will host its second "Near" Christmas Eve service Sunday at the Holiday Inn, 900 E. Sunset Drive.
The event involves ... [more]