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Chiefs win seventh straight state XC title

Oct 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The championship streak has reached seven straight Class 2-A boys cross country titles for the Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs.
WIHS kept its dynasty going ... [more]

Late Score dooms Wyo in shootout loss to SJS

Oct 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  SAN JOSE, Calif. (Oct. 26, 2013) A career rushing day from sophomore running back Shaun Wick wasn't enough for the University of Wyoming football team to ... [more]

Wind River, Shoshoni both makestate VB; SHS wins head to head

Oct 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  State tournament volleyball berths were already locked up when the Wind River Cougars and the Shoshoni Wranglers squared off on Saturday night in Lander at the ... [more]

With 22-21 victory over rival Riverton, Tigers clinch No. 2 seed for 3-A playoffs

Oct 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Tigers are not under the radar anymore in Class 3-A football division after winning a wild 22-21 victory Thursday over the Riverton Wolverines and ... [more]

Midwest downs Eagles

Oct 28, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Top seeded Midwest rolled over the winless St. Stephen's Eagles 63-20 Friday afternoon in the final game of the season for St. Stephen's.  The Eagles finish ... [more]

Riverton falls twice, ends fourth at regional VB

Oct 28, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Wolverines pen the Class 4-A state tournament Thursday afternoon against Gillette.

High hopes of using home-court advantage to momentum in the ... [more]

Dubois wraps up a 7-1 regular season with blowout of WIHS Chiefs

Oct 28, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- After finishing their final 6-man football game against powerhouse Dubois the 11-man variety of the game may not look so bad to the Wyoming Indian ... [more]

Riverview Road upgrade under way

Oct 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The $2.8 million project will reconstruct and straighten the road and add an improved canal crossing and safer intersection at the bottom of Hill Street. ... [more]

College to produce one of Shakespeare's lesser-known plays

Oct 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Central Wyoming College cast will take audiences to Elizabethan England while staging one of William Shakespeare's lesser-known comedies "The Merry Wives of ... [more]

Wyoming's chance

Oct 27, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  With the federal health care website failing, let's prove our state can do a better job

Wyoming, it turns out, is not immune to the problems of ... [more]

Sacred cows and good ol' boys

Oct 27, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  In case you hadn't noticed, the first begets the second.

Andrew Jackson often is referred to as the first "western" president. The rough-edged ... [more]

Joyce M. Duran

Oct 27, 2013 - Staff:  Joyce M. Duran of Arapahoe died Friday afternoon, Oct. 25, 2013, at her home. She was 73.
Funeral services are set tentatively for 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29, ... [more]

Death of county girl helps drive new bill calling for bus cameras

Oct 27, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The 2011 death of a Fremont County child is providing impetus for creating a state law permitting the installation of camera on all public school buses in the ... [more]

Education foundation accepting applications for grants, scholarships

Oct 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Craig and Susan Thomas Foundation is in search again for grant, award and scholarship recipients in Fremont County.
Susan Thomas is now the backbone to a ... [more]

Reining champ: Ingalls rising fast in horse competition

Oct 27, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Wind River freshman Danyka Ingalls rode a lot of miles since April in her mom and dad's pickup with her talented horse named Rocky towed behind in the horse ... [more]

Spring internship opportunities available for Enzi's office

Oct 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging college students and graduates to apply for an internship in his Washington, D.C., office in the spring. The ... [more]

Services rendered to pets on rez despite government shutdown

Oct 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Spay/Neuter Wyoming Program recently altered more than 150 pets during its free clinic at the Eastern Shoshone Boys and Girls club location in Fort ... [more]

Perhaps Winter Fair has run its course

Oct 27, 2013 - Reed Galenring, Lander:  Editor:
Sorry, but I don't think losing the Wyoming State Winter Fair would be all that important.
I do not want to sound mean, and I do not have anything ... [more]

The way it was: Champion band -- 1977

Oct 27, 2013 - Staff:  Before the introduction of the Wyoming State Marching Band Festival, the unofficial "state tournament" for high school marching bands in the state was ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Oct 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Two killed in rollover crash
LOVELL -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol says two men from Lovell are dead in a rollover crash that happened early Friday ... [more]

Hearing in Shoshoni homicide hinges on phone call

Oct 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A recording of 911 call clearly was crucial to the prosecutors' case in a Shoshoni man's trial for murder, as it was the only concrete evidence connecting the ... [more]

Tourism provided nearly $140M to county in FY13, visitors council says

Oct 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Tourism in 2012 brought $139.6 million and 1,630 jobs to Fremont County, the Wind River Visitors Council estimates.
The council plans to give $169,000 to ... [more]

Rustlers lose in final home volleyball match to WWCC

Oct 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Nationally ranked Western Wyoming never got out of rhythm Thursday night in sweeping the Central Wyoming College Rustlers to remain perfect in the Region IX ... [more]

Cowboys eye to rebound on Saturday night at San Jose State

Oct 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  One missed tackle.
One.
That's what Wyoming coach Dave Christensen saw when watching game film of San Jose State linebacker Keith Smith.
Not in his last ... [more]

Lander shocks favored Wolverines 22-21 in county clash

Oct 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Tigers claimed the second seed from the Class 3-A Easst conference and gets to host a first-round playoff game.

Two momentum-changing ... [more]

Pope Francis takes bold approach in 'thinking with the church'

Oct 25, 2013 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  Pope Francis is an impressive guy. Impressive not in the sense of his "wow" factor, coolness, charisma or even power, but impressive in his calm inner ... [more]

Today

Oct 25, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page one story "College drew 181,000 for more than 4,400 events in fiscal year" should have said the Central ... [more]

CWC speech, debate team performing well during early season tournaments

Oct 25, 2013 - From staff reports:  The speech and debate team from Central Wyoming College has performed well during its first two tournaments of the year.
"We seem to be getting more and more ... [more]

Detective hurt while responding to situation

Oct 25, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Riverton Police Department detective was injured while responding to a domestic situation Saturday afternoon in Riverton.
At 1:42 p.m. Saturday, Riverton ... [more]

Employment rate shows improvement

Oct 25, 2013 - By Kevin G. Hall, MCT Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- The monthly unemployment rate holds almost mythical importance as a barometer for the health of the U.S. economy. But what if it's not telling us ... [more]