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Nov 29, 2014 - Staff:  A press malfunction has delayed publication of Friday's Ranger, and crews currently are working on a repair.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may ... [more]

State, industry study prospect of mining Atlantic City ore again

Nov 28, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Once the largest private-sector employer in the Lander area, the mine has been out of operation for more than three decades.

More than 30 years after ... [more]

Legislators to eye plan on expanded Medicaid

Nov 28, 2014 - By Trevor Brown. Tribune News Service and wire reports:  The Wyoming Department of Health is urging state lawmakers to pass a new proposal that would extend health insurance to an estimated 17,600 low-income ... [more]

Roadside elk hunting draws criticism from park visitors

Nov 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Sportsmen advocates and others are challenging Grand Teton National Park to change its regulations after a coordinated elk drive last week led to a ... [more]

Digest

Nov 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man denies he had meth at day care site
CODY -- A Powell man has denied charges that he kept methamphetamine at his house, endangered children at the ... [more]

Three killed in rollover near Gillette

Nov 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Authorities say three people were killed in a single-vehicle crash in northern Wyoming.
According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, 42-year-old Willie ... [more]

Famed chef Trotter's widow boosts culinary program at college

Nov 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The widow of a world-renowned chef wants to honor her husband's memory through the Central Wyoming College culinary and hospitality program in ... [more]

Illness claims prison inmate

Nov 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  TORRINGTON -- The Wyoming Department of Corrections says an inmate at the medium-security prison in Torrington has died after a lengthy illness.
Department ... [more]

Business Ready program ought to become more self-reliant, planner says

Nov 28, 2014 - By Trevor Brown, Tribune News Service:  The leader of Wyoming's economic development agency wants a key business recruitment program to be less reliant on state funds.
Shawn Reese, CEO and president ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Dubois Rams fill the all-state list in 1-A 6-man football

Nov 28, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  David Trembly is the West coach of the year, and Rowan Hawk is the West defensive player of the year.

The Dubois Rams won two out of the three ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Prize winners in student nature photography contest on display

Nov 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  Winning artwork from the Nature Conservancy of Wyoming's sixth annual "I Believe in Conservation" high school photography contest will be on display through ... [more]

Young man's assistance during cold weather was 'a godsend'

Nov 28, 2014 - Clarke Van Vleet:  Editor:
I would like to thank a very nice gentleman for helping on a recent Tuesday evening when it was so terribly cold.
We were at the Wind River Casino, ... [more]

Mensa accepting scholarship applications

Nov 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  The awards range in value from $300 to $1,000.

The Wyoming Mountain Mensa chapter of American Mensa has scholarships available for students living in ... [more]

Arts council offering fellowships

Nov 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Arts Council is accepting applications for the 2015 performing arts fellowships in theatre direction, dance choreography and design for the stage. ... [more]

Lander saddle comes home

Nov 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  The item was made by John P. Buckley, a prominent Lander saddle maker in the early 1900s.

One of the most important business' in a rural Wyoming ... [more]

Spend a few bucks locally

Nov 28, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  It will make the holiday season brighter

This Christmas season, don't forget your local merchants.
They certainly have not forgotten you. In fact, ... [more]

Trouble in our medicine cabinets

Nov 28, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Prescription drug abuse is a costly problem in Wyoming

Sometimes the biggest problems are standing right there in front you.
Take the case of ... [more]