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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]


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]

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]

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]

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]

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

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]