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Tiger girls win two, lose two to grab state slot

Mar 10, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In two do-or-die girls basketball games at the Class 3-A West regional tournament, the Lander Tigers came up on top to qualify for the state tournament. ... [more]

Cody edges Lander boys in 3-A West regional title game

Mar 10, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Cody overcame a 12-point deficit in the third quarter to edge the Lander Tigers 46-42 Saturday night in the Class 3-A West regional boys basketball title game ... [more]

RHS girls dissolve 14-point deficit, beat Kelly Walsh for third at regional

Mar 10, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Playing in the Class 4-A tournament for the first time in 11 years, Riverton opens Thursday against Sheridan.

The Riverton Lady Wolverines mounted a ... [more]

Chiefs roll to Class 2-A state championship

Mar 10, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  CASPER -- It was more of a coronation than a championship for Wyoming Indian High School late Saturday night at the Casper Events Center. The Chief boys won the ... [more]

Will Hill's attackers 'circumvent the law'?

Mar 10, 2014 - Charles Goodman, Riverton:  Editor:
I was tremendously pleased to see that the Wyoming Supreme Court ruled Senate File 104, the bill removing State Superintendent Cindy Hill from power, ... [more]

Ignorant, arrogant and proud

Mar 10, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  Too often, that's the basic profile of John Q. American Public.

We live in an era of sound bites, largely devoid of context, substance or ... [more]

Why minimum wage threatens GOP

Mar 10, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  A frank admission: Political reporters, including yours truly, absolutely cherish exit polls of voters on election day.
Why? Because the people who are ... [more]

EPA opposition

Mar 10, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Outcry over the Indian reservation border ruling is louder because of who made it

If the recent opinion by the Environmental Protection Agency that ... [more]

The way it was: Library skylight -- 1983

Mar 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  Clark Hanson of Lander was hard at work -- and high up -- in March 1983 at the new Riverton Branch Library construction site at 1330 West Park Avenue.
The ... [more]

Riverton to host first responders conference this weekend

Mar 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  Law enforcement, firefighters, school, emergency management and health officials and volunteers will gather Friday through Sunday in Riverton to attend crisis ... [more]

Met returns with romantic opera

Mar 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  Jules Massenet's "Werther" will be shown at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Carnegie Room at the Fremont County Library in Lander.
The romantic opera was composed in ... [more]

Federal Boulevard improvements to begin Monday

Mar 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  Traffic patterns are scheduled to begin changing Monday on South Federal Boulevard in Riverton with the beginning of a $5.04 million highway improvement ... [more]

WGFD invites public input on season-setting

Mar 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department invites the public to its upcoming open houses in communities statewide.
Officials will be available to hear the public's ... [more]

Rez explored through music of RHS graduate

Mar 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  The concert and multimedia project Friday will launch Central Wyoming College's Single Reed Celebration.

A group of local and regional music ... [more]


Mar 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  County Dems to meet Saturday
The Fremont County Democratic Party will have its 2014 Convention on Saturday at the Lander Library. The convention will ... [more]

Tribes, BIA and BLM collaborate on oil, gas operations

Mar 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Arapaho and Shoshone tribes and the Department of the Interior, through the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Land Management, signed a memorandum ... [more]

Beer-tax bill failed in House, but support grew

Mar 10, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Last year it got just two votes; this year it had 20.

The Wyoming House bill to increase the state malt beverage tax from 2 cents per gallon to 17 ... [more]

RHS graduate Michael Conner takes command of Navy nuclear sub

Mar 10, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The day after he graduated from Riverton High School in 1989, Michael Conner left Fremont County to join the U.S. Navy.
"I realized I wasn't a very mature guy ... [more]

Children's museum in Riverton moves ahead; opening this year planned for downtown building

Mar 10, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Plans are moving again to create the Central Wyoming Children's Center for Art, Technology and Science in Riverton.
Organizers intend to open the new center ... [more]

All 10 in wrecked SUV on Togwotee related; two killed

Mar 10, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wintry mountain crash tests response capabilities

The Wyoming Highway Patrol has released more information about the 10 other people involved in a ... [more]

Cowboys host Rams for rewind day on Saturday

Mar 7, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  There is plenty left to play for when the University of Wyoming men's basketball team closes the regular season by hosting Border War rival Colorado State on ... [more]

Evanston demolishes RHS boys at regional; Riverton season over

Mar 7, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  CASPER -- The two-time defending state champion Evanston Red Devils made just three 3-point shots in their Class 4-A West regional tournament boys basketball ... [more]

St. Stephen's in girls consolation game

Mar 7, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Eagles held of a furious charge by Hulett on Friday morning to win 51-50 a the Class 3-A state tournament.

CASPER -- She didn't call glass, but ... [more]

LVHS girls split two at regional; still alive for state

Mar 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Facing elimination from the Class 3-A West girls basketball tournament, the Lander Valley High School Tigers held off Jackson 45-41 Friday morning in a ... [more]

Tiger boys beat Pinedale to begin 3-A West tourney

Mar 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Tigers dominated Pinedale in the final two quarters to take a 71-49 win in the first game of the Class 3-A West regional boys basketball tournament ... [more]

Chiefs through to state 2-A semis with win over Burns

Mar 7, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  WIHS faces conference rival Greybull in the fnal four Friday night. The title game will be played on Saturday night at the Casper Events Center to end ... [more]

Wolverine girls whip Evanston, make state

Mar 7, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It's Riverton's first state tournament qualification since 2003.

CASPER -- The11th time was a charm. The Riverton Lady Wolverine basketball team's ... [more]


Mar 7, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In the Feb. 25 Ranger, the page five story "Therapists offering free help to veterans," should have said that local realtor Richard Emond ... [more]


Mar 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Dead airman identified
F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE -- The man found dead at F.E. Warren Air Force Base has been identified as 21-year-old Airman 1st ... [more]

Session adjourns with $3.3 billion budget in place

Mar 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Senior Republican lawmakers and Gov. Matt Mead said the legislative session that wrapped up Thursday leaves Wyoming well-positioned both to meet the ... [more]