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Mar 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Child only survivor of head-on crash
GILLETTE -- Authorities say three people were killed and a 2-year-old child was injured in a head-on crash near ... [more]

State Legislature passes school accountability bill

Mar 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Following the conference committee agreement, the bill was approved by a vote of 26-3 in the Senate and 40-13 in the House.

CHEYENNE -- State ... [more]

Burglary charges added to counts against man whose tracks alerted police

Mar 6, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Prosecutors filed 13 burglary-related charges Thursday afternoon against a man arrested two days earlier inside a garage on Big Horn Drive.
Riverton police ... [more]

College planning to add after-school certification

Mar 6, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Liberal arts dean Mark Nordeen said such training is becoming more popular nationwide.

A new curriculum is being developed at Central Wyoming College ... [more]

County to seek EMS waiver in Dubois that could keep ambulance crew there

Mar 6, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The move would reverse a recommendation from two weeks ago to remove the Dubois crew in favor of more service in Lander.

Dubois could keep ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Mar 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 36th day of the 2015 General Session:
BILL SIGNINGS: Gov. Matt Mead signed the following bills into ... [more]

Dubois Museum acquires three artifacts

Mar 6, 2015 - From staff reports:  The items are on a temporary loan from the University of Wyoming.

Three new artifacts have been added to the Mountain Shoshone (Sheepeaters) Exhibit ... [more]

More than $86K collected in Dubois fundraising efforts

Mar 6, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Needs of Dubois fundraising group has received more than $86,000 in fire relief donations since a blaze Dec. 30 destroyed a portion of the city's ... [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]

Ranger Sports

Late 3-pointer sends Wolverine boys past RS at 4-A regional

Mar 6, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The victory also clinched a spot in next week's state tournament for Riverton.

Easton Paxton's 3-point shot with just two seconds on the clock ... [more]

Eagle girls in state semis after beating Kaycee

Mar 6, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  CASPER -- The Lady Eagles of St. Stephen's advanced to the Class 1-A girls state semifinals Thursday with a solid 59-50 win over third-seeded Kaycee in ... [more]

Big win for Riverton girls to open regional; state tournament slot assured

Mar 6, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Camey Fegler scored 24 points, including a perfect 10-10 from the free-throw line, to lead the Riverton Lady Wolverines to a relatively easy 54-33 win Thursday ... [more]

Cougars start fast, hold off Lusk in first round

Mar 6, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wind River meets Greybull in the Class 2-A boys semifinal at at 9 p.m. Friday.

CASPER -- Wind River stunned the Lusk Tigers in the opening round of ... [more]

Rustler women reach Region IX semis; men end year in 74-66 loss

Mar 6, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  For the second straight Region IX women's basketball game, the Central Wyoming College Rustlers had a wire-to-wire victory.
Behind three players in double ... [more]

Lady Chiefs win squeaker to open 2-A state play

Mar 6, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  CASPER -- The cliché is always the same: "It's about the kids." But Thursday's opening-round 45-44 win by the Wyoming Indian Lady Chiefs was more about the ... [more]

Two losses send SHS girls home from state

Mar 6, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  On paper it was supposed to be a blowout, but a valiant effort by the Shoshoni girls gave undefeated and top-ranked Southeast Goshen a battle in a 41-31 win ... [more]

Lander boys winners in regional opener; girls lose to Star Valley

Mar 6, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After losing their last two regular season boys basketball games, the Lander Valley High School Tigers kicked into high gear Thursday night in the opening ... [more]

UW ending regular year at Lobos

Mar 6, 2015 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming men's basketball team closes the regular season with a tall task at New Mexico on Saturday at 6 p.m. MT.
The Cowboys ... [more]

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]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Fremont Symphony Orchestra playing final concert of season

Mar 6, 2015 - From staff reports:  The program begins at 7 p.m. March 14 at Lander Valley High School.

The Fremont Symphony Orchestra's annual spring program will be March 14 at Lander ... [more]

WyDOT warns drivers about migrating elk south of Lander

Mar 6, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation's maintenance crew on South Pass has removed a handful of elk carcasses from the area this winter.

Winter ... [more]

Achievers

Mar 6, 2015 - From staff reports:  Thirteen students make dean's list
More than a dozen Fremont County students have been named to the dean's lists at their respective colleges for the ... [more]

History at home

Mar 6, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  This year's schedule of local history treks looks promising and fun

Winston Churchill, in one of his many marvelous speeches, said, "History, with ... [more]

Things a little boy must learn

Mar 6, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  Soon I'll be teaching them to a grandson

My daughter is going to have a baby.
I'm going to be a grandfather.
Everybody says there is nothing ... [more]

Great fun, great memories due to new Riverton skating rink

Mar 6, 2015 - Barb Rogers, Riverton:  Editor:
"If you build it, they will come."
Hurray for the new ice skating rink!
I was delighted to read [more]

RHS drama students net championships at state contest

Mar 6, 2015 - From staff reports:  Riverton High School drama students took several state championships and had 21 individual all-state designations at the Wyoming State High School Drama ... [more]

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]