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Dec 24, 2014 - Staff:  Wintry weather arriving statewide
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Much of Wyoming will have a white Christmas if current forecasts pan out.
Holiday travelers, take ... [more]

At Bebout's urging, state patrol to do away with ticket quota

Dec 24, 2014 - By Sarah Zoellick, Tribune News Service:  The head of the Wyoming Highway Patrol announced Tuesday that, effective immediately, the trooper evaluation policy that many criticized as being a quota ... [more]

Family dog killed in rural house fire Monday

Dec 24, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A family dog died in a residential fire Monday that drew firefighters from multiple departments.
According to reports from the Fremont County Sheriff's ... [more]

Conditions for holiday travel to deteriorate Thursday

Dec 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Santa will have to hit northwest Wyoming early on Christmas Eve to avoid a snowstorm forecast by the National Weather Service office in Riverton.
"He's going ... [more]

'We can extend the lifetimes of many people'

Dec 23, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Tribes seek waiver on health care expenses

Officials on the Wind River Indian Reservation are not giving up on their push for a waiver under the ... [more]

Christmas services for many faiths and tastes this week at Fremont County churches

Dec 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Most holiday church services will be held on Christmas Eve this year in Riverton, but at least one group is starting the celebration early with a gathering ... [more]

Suspect in beating death of student says 'not guilty' in Laramie

Dec 23, 2014 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  LARAMIE -- The Casper man charged in the death of University of Wyoming student Joseph McGowan of Lander pleaded not guilty Monday to second-degree murder and ... [more]

Dreaming of a White Christmas?

Dec 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  Weather forecasters say snowfall is on the way for Thursday

A classic "white Christmas" doesn't happen often in Fremont County, but weather ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Big meets bring top swimmers to Riverton pool

Dec 24, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The top high school boys swim teams in Wyoming descended upon the Riverton Aquatic Center last Friday and Saturday for the Riverton Pre-Invitational and ... [more]

Wyoming ends non-conference basketball slate with 11-2 mark

Dec 24, 2014 - Staff:  Larry Nance Jr. and Derek Cooke Jr. could not be stopped.
Nance scored a season-high 31 points, and Cooke had his first double-double of the season with 13 ... [more]

Her Many Horses named coach of year again

Dec 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs cross country cross coach Chico Her Many Horses has won his 11th Coach of the Year award. The award is voted on by members ... [more]

Turner wrestles 'Best of the Best' at Worland event

Dec 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Wolverine wrestler T.J. Turner qualified for the "Best of the Best" match Saturday at the Battle of the Big Horns tournament after producing one of ... [more]

Monday Night Football club members enjoy good friends, good food and fun

Dec 23, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  For many of us, Monday Night Football is usually just another game.
For a group of serious (well, maybe not so serious) Riverton fans, its provided an ... [more]

Cowgirls fall to CU 76-71

Dec 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The Wyoming women's basketball team (5-5 overall) lost an eight-point second half lead and closed out the non-conference season with a five-point ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Silver and gold

Dec 24, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Said the night wind to the little lamb,
"Do you see what I see?
Way up in the sky, little lamb,
Do you see what I see?
A star, a star, dancing in the ... [more]

Among the Santa letters, the fullness of all we feel

Dec 24, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  For a quick but comprehensive course in human nature, try typing 600 letters to Santa Claus.
Ranger staff members did it again this year, with Kelli Ameling, ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Dec 23, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Ho ho housekeeping
The Ranger will not publish this Thursday, Dec. 25, in observance of Christmas Day.
We'll do our best to have Wednesday's paper ... [more]

UW inks junior college California quarterback

Dec 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wyoming head football coach Craig Bohl announced on Sunday the signing of Josh Allen, a junior-college quarterback from Reedley College in Reedley, Calif., to ... [more]