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Gun bill dead; too many open issues, lawmakers say

Mar 5, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- Guns will remain outlawed in schools after the Wyoming Senate on Wednesday soundly defeated House Bill 114.
"We couldn't meet in the middle on ... [more]

Bebout says he heard 'unique' response to science bill

Mar 5, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Senate Majority Floor Leader Eli Bebout of Riverton has learned that a single phrase can sometimes gain more interest than intended.
Late ... [more]

Convict in hammer death gets 50-60 years

Mar 5, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Parental neglect, an alcohol addiction, and an apology did not carry much weight against the brutality of the crime in District Court Judge Norman E. Young's ... [more]

Powdery package shuts Lander post office

Mar 5, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A hazardous material team from Riverton responded to the Lander incident, which was determined to be harmless.

A suspicious package found Thursday ... [more]

Man expected to be charged in theft spree faces other crime counts first

Mar 5, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Riverton police arrested Jeramie Lewis on Tuesday for burglary after finding him in a garage in the 1000 block of Big Horn Drive, but he had several ... [more]

Striping of new South Federal stretch awaits better weather

Mar 5, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Construction on the South Federal Boulevard improvement project in Riverton concluded in November, but a few things remain to be done.
When spring weather ... [more]

UW posts spring enrollment increase

Mar 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The figure follows a 105-student increase in fall enrollment.

LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming has enrolled 12,627 students for the spring ... [more]

Quicker EMT licensing clears Legislature

Mar 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that seeks to get emergency medical technicians working sooner in Wyoming has been approved by state lawmakers.
Senate File 136 has passed ... [more]

Digest

Mar 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  No firm price for Capitol rebuild
CHEYENNE -- The planned renovation and expansion of the State Capitol and adjacent Herschler Building is moving ... [more]

Women's day celebration Friday to include dancing, singing

Mar 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  A group of community members will have a special celebration for International Women's Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Intertribal Education and ... [more]

Chief Washakie art in Capitol for sale; state among potential buyers

Mar 5, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- Paintings that depict the life of Chief Washakie and hung in Lander's Noble Hotel decades ago are for sale, and the state of Wyoming is a potential ... [more]

Fort Washakie school board recognizes 10 students, staff

Mar 5, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 21 Board of Trustees is working to recognize students and staff within its district.
During each regular meeting, the Fort ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Mar 4, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 34th day of the 2015 General Session:
WORKERS' COMP: Gov. Matt Mead signed into law a bill that ... [more]

Uninsured care bill for hospitals cut back again

Mar 4, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House voted Tuesday to cut most of the funding from a bill that Senate lawmakers had passed to help hospitals in the state cover the ... [more]

Bill on balanced budget denied

Mar 4, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate has shot down a bill that would have added the state to the list of those calling for a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution ... [more]

Digest

Mar 4, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man gets 55 years for kidnap, assault
GILLETTE -- A 53-year-old Gillette man who was convicted of kidnapping and sexually assaulting his wife in ... [more]

Maple: It is not just for syrup

Mar 4, 2015 - By Noelle Carter, Tribune News Service:  A diner can find it added to any number of restaurant dishes.

In coffee, tea and barbecue sauce, with duck, turkey and salads, it's become a go-to ... [more]

Watch out for tax season scams

Mar 4, 2015 - By Fielding Buck, Tribune News Service:  Most people are wary of the Internal Revenue Service trying to separate them from their money.
But there are other threats out there during tax season.
The ... [more]

UW Extension specialist: Workers may qualify for federal tax credit

Mar 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  UW Extension wants to make life a little easier for workers by alerting them about a special tax credit that can put money in their pockets, said an extension ... [more]

Classical guitar duo to perform at CWC

Mar 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  Classical guitarists will perform works of modern and traditional composers Friday at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater at Central Wyoming College.
The ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Eagles nipped by Lingle as state tournament opens

Mar 5, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  CASPER -- It was a good one Thursday at the Casper Events Center in the noon contest between the St. Stephen's Eagles and the Lingle-Fort Laramie Doggers.
... [more]

Wolverines set for state indoor track in Gillette

Mar 5, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School is taking 31 athletes to the state indoor track and field meet Friday and Saturday in Gillette.
Other teams signed up for the meet are ... [more]

State wrestling title capped 51-3 season for Prosser

Mar 5, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Senior Reece Prosser ended the state wrestling tournament title drought in a big way for the Riverton Wolverines.
In the Class 4-A 182-pound championship ... [more]

Lander hosting Class 3-A West regional tourney

Mar 5, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Home-court advantage will be on the side of the Lander Valley High School Tigers this weekend at the Class 3-A West regional basketball tournament.
The LVHS ... [more]

Five Cowboy seniors end home career in taking down USU

Mar 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  LARAMIER00;-- The five University of Wyoming seniors wanted to make some special memories in their last home game.
Not only did they do that, but they also ... [more]

It's 'win and in' for RHS basketball at 4-A West regional

Mar 4, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  For both the Riverton Wolverine boys and girls basketball teams, the postseason begins with a single do-or-die game Thursday at the Class 4-A West regional ... [more]

Cougars in 2-A, Eagles in 1-A open state hoops Thursday

Mar 4, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It's a four-hour drive to Lusk from Pavillion if the roads are dry. In spite of the 250 miles separating the Tigers and Cougars, the two opening-round state ... [more]

Rustlers deliver 20-point win to start women's Region IX tournament

Mar 4, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A long layoff from competition energized the Central Wyoming College Rustlers in eliminating Trinidad State Junior College 67-47 in the opening round of the ... [more]

Chiefs, Eagles, Wrangler girls off to state

Mar 4, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Tongue River and Wyoming Indian meeting at the state tournament in Class 2-A girls basketball is almost as frequent as the appearance of the two powerhouse ... [more]

Regional notebook full of oddities, observations

Mar 4, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Tournaments bring out the best in players, but often the worst in their fans. Such was the case in last weekend's Class 1-A and 2-A West Regional tournaments ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Sixty-two candles

Mar 5, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  The first edition of The Ranger was published on this date in 1953

It's our newspaper's birthday, the 62nd one.
On March 5, 1953, the first edition ... [more]

Marvels seen through the heart

Mar 5, 2015 - By Betty Starks Case:  A friend's new memoir demonstrates the technique well

So what do we do with all this snow?
My answer: Find a good book to read.
I recently ... [more]

Wyoming nets more than $4.4 million in wind generated taxes

Mar 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS -- More than $4.4 million was generated from taxes on wind production across Wyoming in the last fiscal year, according to the state Department of ... [more]

Local RadioShack operations not part of corporate bankruptcy

Mar 5, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The franchise stores in Lander and Riverton will remain open.

RadioShack Corporation's decision to file for bankruptcy this month will not have an ... [more]

UW offering two new MBA programs

Mar 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming College of Business is offering two new master's of business administration programs for students.
The new international ... [more]

Marathon cuts to affect Cody employees

Mar 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Layoffs at Houston-based Marathon Oil are playing out in Cody and elsewhere in Wyoming.
A company-wide 10 percent staff reduction will affect Wyoming ... [more]

More than 53,000 in Wyoming may be affected by data breach

Mar 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's Insurance Commissioner says more than 53,000 Wyoming residents were affected by the recent security breach at Anthem Inc. ... [more]

Neighboring air service

Mar 4, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Five towns in Nebraska show how hard finding a new airline here might be

Of great interest to those concerned about commercial air service in Fremont ... [more]

Scout's request: Clear away snow so sidewalks aren't 'slick and dangerous'

Mar 4, 2015 - Nathan Morrell, Riverton:  Editor:
I am a Scout with Troop 276. I think people in Riverton should clear the snow from their sidewalks.
They can get slick and ... [more]