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Simple gifts and personal acts

Feb 20, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  The world saw an example this week from Wyoming

Valentine's Day can seem sappy and fake.
Until it doesn't.
Sometimes personal expressions of ... [more]

Defeating the zealots

Feb 20, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  We mustn't think of them in the same way we view a piece of pork-barrel legislation

In his remarks Thursday at a conference called the White House ... [more]


Feb 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Inmate charged in murder-for-hire
CHEYENNE -- Federal prosecutors have charged a Wyoming State Penitentiary inmate with trying to hire someone to kill ... [more]

Teen gets 60 years for killing guard

Feb 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  GERING, Neb. -- A Wyoming teenager who killed a western Nebraska jailer in what a judge called "a senseless act of violence" has been sentenced to at least 60 ... [more]

House trounces last gasp on Medicaid expansion

Feb 20, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The House voted 41-15 to reject the amendment to the supplemental budget.

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House of Representatives on Thursday rejected a ... [more]

No serious injury from spectacular wreck Tuesday

Feb 20, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  After being reported initially as a possible fatal wreck, a two-vehicle accident Tuesday near South Pass had a much better outcome. Officials say everyone ... [more]

City considers changing procedures for alcohol, home business permits

Feb 20, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Two more city council readings must pass before any changes take place.

The process applicants must follow to obtain certain permits from the City of ... [more]

Funding nixed for CWC's outreach site in Jackson

Feb 20, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming House of Representatives failed to pass a budget amendment Thursday that would have provided funding for a Central Wyoming College outreach center ... [more]


Feb 19, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A son was born to Benjamin Walker of Lander and Travis Walker of Lander at 7:36 a.m. Dec. 19, 2014, at SageWest Health Care at Lander. ... [more]


Feb 18, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A daughter was born to Keshia Strickland of Riverton and Cory Piper of Riverton at 5:43 a.m. Jan. 10, 2015, at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]


Feb 17, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one story "Woman gets 20-25 years in prison for her role in 2013 killing" should have said the killing took ... [more]

Organizers seek input on American Indian exhibit at UW

Feb 15, 2015 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming's art museum is interested in sponsoring an American Indian museum exhibit with the Wyoming Women's Business Center.
The WWBC is ... [more]

The way it was: Fremont County Cattlemen -- 1984

Feb 15, 2015 - Staff:  Fremont County's cattlemen got together in February 1984 for their annual meeting, and new officers we elected for the year.
Newly elected, from left, were ... [more]

Northern Arapaho woman shows work at Sundance Film Festival

Feb 15, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Enrolled Northern Arapaho and Kickapoo tribal member Missy Whiteman has been selected for the Sundance Institute Fellowship: NativeLab Fellows.
She also ... [more]

Allen: College vote prudent

Feb 15, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Rep. Jim Allen, R-Lander, says his vote last week against House Bill 118 was not "anti-community college."
He was the only Fremont County ... [more]

Decision not to expand Medicaid 'very unfortunate for Wyoming'

Feb 15, 2015 - David Evarts. Lander:  Editor:
When the 2015 Wyoming Legislature is over, I hope someone will take the time to look at all the money was spent on unnecessary things compared to the ... [more]

RHS boys manage overtime win over Rock Springs, whip Green River 62-35

Feb 15, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Chris Quayle drained a long 3-point shot from well beyond the top of the key as time expired in regulation, enabling the Riverton Wolverines basketball team to ... [more]

Rustler basketball teams win both over Western

Feb 15, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Behind two 30-point individual efforts, the Central Wyoming College Rustlers swept Western Wyoming Community College in a men's and women's doubleheader Friday ... [more]

Powell girls, boys handle Lander Tigers at Fieldhouse

Feb 15, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Powell Panthers made the most of a fast start to upset the Lander Valley High School Tigers 82-62 on Saturday night in a Class 3-A West conference ... [more]

Library receives $2,000 grant to expand collection

Feb 15, 2015 - From staff reports:  AT&T has awarded a $2,000 grant to the Crowheart Library. The grant funds will be used to expand print and media collections, provide programs requested by ... [more]


Feb 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Prison term for driver
SHERIDAN -- A judge in Sheridan has sentenced a woman for hitting two bicyclists with her vehicle last year, killing a man and ... [more]

Presidents Day

Feb 15, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Of the 44 who have held the office, just two weren't politicians before the White House

On Monday the nation observes Presidents Day. By the time the ... [more]

2014 was warm, dry; some records set

Feb 15, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  On average, days in 2014 were .6 degree warmer than normal in Riverton and .4 degrees warmer than normal in Lander.

Last year was hot and a little ... [more]

Chiefs roll over Piney, Kemmerer

Feb 15, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wyoming Indian now stands 5-2 in the Class 2-A Southwest heading into the final week of the regular season.

Wyoming Indian's girls avenged one of ... [more]

Two West 4-A wins by RHS girls

Feb 15, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines took momentum from a strong second half and a home victory over Green River 61-52 on Friday to claw the Rock Sprigs Lady Tigers ... [more]

After beating Lander, RHS wrestlers down Kelly Walsh

Feb 15, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Despite being a little fatigued from a hectic stretch of wrestling, the Riverton High School Wolverines edged Casper Kelly Walsh 42-36 Friday night at Tonkin ... [more]

Wyoming Indian girls beat Kemmerer and Big Piney

Feb 15, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  A slow start Friday night by the Wyoming Indian girls could be attributed to distractions on and off the court.  Lady Chief head coach Aleta Moss missed the ... [more]

Neglected horse found, rescued from fenced lot in Riverton

Feb 15, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local officials have collected an aging horse that had been neglected and abandoned in the 600 block of South Sixth Street East.
Riverton Police Department ... [more]

'The King and I' to open Feb. 26 at CWC

Feb 15, 2015 - From staff reports:  Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The King and I" will open Feb. 26 at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater at Central Wyoming College in Riverton.
The cast of 67 ... [more]

Reloading for another weekend

Feb 15, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  It's a good thing I love covering local sports, because I do a lot of it this time of year.

The afternoon light leaked onto the south end of the ... [more]