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Veterans officer to provide outreach

Mar 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services in Wyoming cities throughout ... [more]

Conservation stamp art contest entries due March 15

Mar 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  The deadline for artists to submit entries for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's annual Conservation Stamp Art Competition, is less than a month away. ... [more]

The way it was: Plane crash -- 1964

Mar 3, 2013 - Staff:  One of the most memorable news events of its time occurred 49 years ago this week on the windy, snow-covered prairie near Jeffrey City.
A single-engine ... [more]

Legislative session good for CWC, McFarland says

Mar 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College President Jo Anne McFarland was complimentary of Fremont County's state representatives on their work related to the college during the ... [more]

Vocal music ensembles to perform at CWC

Mar 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Two all-male vocal music ensembles from the University of Wyoming will present a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater ... [more]

Cougar girls drop two straight, out at state

Mar 1, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  CASPER -- It was a dark day for Fremont County basketball, with the St. Stephen's boys, Wyoming Indian boys, Lander boys, Lander girls and Riverton girls all ... [more]

Eagles come up short in 1-A boys state opener vs. Kaycee

Mar 1, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  CASPER -- It was a rollercoaster of an opening-round contest between the St. Stephen's Eagles and the Kaycee Buckaroos in Class 1-A boys action at the Casper ... [more]

Swimmers to Laramie for big meet

Mar 1, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton hosted 112 swimmers from across the state Saturday and Sunday at the Wyoming state B championship meet.
The two-day event was held at the Riverton ... [more]

Pokes end trip at New Mexico

Mar 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming men's basketball team's last road game of the season will be a tough one, as the Cowboys (18-10, 4-10 MW) square off with No. 14/14 ... [more]

Newbold has top 3-point percentage in nation

Mar 1, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Tanner Newbold is the nation's most-accurate 3-point shooter in junior college men's basketball.
The Central Wyoming College freshman tops the 3-point ... [more]

Wolverine girls beaten by Evanston, eliminated at regional

Mar 1, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  GREEN RIVER -- The Riv-erton Lady Wolverines fell behind early and could not catch up to the Evanston Lady Red Devils in the first round of the Class 4-A West ... [more]

Chiefs frigid from the field in losing 2-A opener to Lusk

Mar 1, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It's been a long time since anyone held the Wyoming Indian Chiefs to just 40 points in a varsity boys basketball game.  Lusk had the magic Thursday afternoon ... [more]

What does the expansion of the 'nones' really mean?

Mar 1, 2013 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  A more likely explanation than "atheist" is "I don't really care."

Since its release in October, the report on religious affiliation by Pew Survey ... [more]

Today

Mar 1, 2013 - Staff:  Births
SOULE

A son was born to Megan Soule, of Nashville, Tenn., and Joshua Soule, of Hudson, at 8:06 a.m. Feb. 7, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. ... [more]

Rocky Cruz

Mar 1, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Rocky Cruz, of Riverton, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, after a lengthy illness. He was 55 years old.
Per his request, there will be no services.
Rocky Cruz ... [more]

Speaker says NAACP for anyone who feels discriminated against

Mar 1, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  How can the NAACP be relevant in a state like Wyoming, where a majority of residents are white? James Simmons, president of the NAACP branch in Casper, said ... [more]

Going solo: CWC student sets off alone to see Central America on a 26-day trip

Mar 1, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When Central Wyoming College student Jordan Stapley set off on a 26-day solo trip to Central America, she wasn't sure whether she would enjoy the ... [more]

Major land was sold with the understanding that it would be new fairgrounds

Mar 1, 2013 - Margaret N. Rogers, Riverton:  Editor:
To Fremont County Commissioners, Riverton City Council, the two Indian tribes, and other citizens:
Your help is needed to make some things happen ... [more]

Fed workers first to confront impact of sequestration cuts

Mar 1, 2013 - By Lindsay Wise, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- As a single dad with seven kids living at home, Bill Blevins is used to pinching every penny.
The 48-year-old building engineer at the U.S. ... [more]

Volume 107, No. 1

Mar 1, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  As of today, there are 60 candles on The Ranger's birthday cake.

Today is The Ranger's 60th birthday.
That simple statement is a convenient ... [more]

Enzi gets new committee slots

Mar 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi will be the Republican leader on the Senate Finance Committee's subcommittee dealing with the U.S. tax system.
The ... [more]

Digest

Mar 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  State mines among those challenged
BILLINGS, Mont. -- An environmental group seeking to temporarily halt mining at seven coal mines in four states has ... [more]

State asks for ed waiver; Hill says it's a mistake

Mar 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Education is seeking a waiver from federal education requirements.
The request for a waiver from the federal No Child ... [more]

Police looking into suspicious trailer house fire

Mar 1, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Police Department is investigating a suspicious trailer house fire that took place Saturday morning south of Riverton.
No one was injured in ... [more]

Bennett sworn in to county attorney seat

Mar 1, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's new prosecuting attorney, H. Michael Bennett, officially took office Friday after being sworn in by 9th Judicial District Court Judge Norman ... [more]

South Federal planning under way

Mar 1, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation had a public meeting Tuesday at Riverton City Hall to inform city residents and business owners about the effects on ... [more]

Barrasso says he welcomes debate about gun control

Mar 1, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The senator said he is concerned about recent legislation that would ban more than 100 firearms.

U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., discussed the ... [more]

Relay team and thrower lead RHS into state indoor meet

Feb 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Tyler Rupe, Sean Watts, Shepp Campbell and Jesse Hawk should be in contention for the 4x200-meter relay title Friday and Saturday representing Riverton High ... [more]

Rustler Smith is top shot-blocker in U.S.

Feb 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College freshman Stephanie Smith is the best shot blocker in U.S. junior college basketball.
The 6-foot-6 defensive specialist holds the No. 1 ... [more]

Cowgirls crush Air Force

Feb 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  There was no let down for the University of Wyoming Cowgirls on Wednesday night.
Just another beat down of the Air Force Falcons.
After beating the Falcons ... [more]

RHS boys seeded No. 1 for West 4-A tournament

Feb 28, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Now it gets interesting.
The Riverton Wolverines boys basketball team, after one of the most successful regular seasons in school history, will take the No. 1 ... [more]

Today

Feb 28, 2013 - Staff:  Births
ROBINSON

A son was born to Deborah and Tim Robinson, of Riverton, at 1:07 p.m. Jan. 31, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 5 ... [more]

Dozens compete in fifth-grade science fair

Feb 28, 2013 - Staff:  More than 110 pupils participated in this year's fifth-grade science fair at Rendezvous Elementary School in Riverton. Areas of study included zoology, ... [more]

Former CWC trustee receives leadership award

Feb 28, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Caroline Mills, a former member of the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees, received an award from the Wyoming Association of Community College Trustees ... [more]

Back Country Mudd opens second shop

Feb 28, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Whether it's a cappuccino, tea, coffee, an Italian soda or a smoothie that customers are in the mood for, Back Country Mudd is ready to serve it.
The ... [more]

Local computer technician warns of scam affecting Riverton residents

Feb 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  A local computer technician is worried about a scam that targets residents through fake antivirus scans.
Lee Crook, the owner of ArtistryWeb in Riverton, said ... [more]

Thanks to the mean dogs

Feb 28, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  You make me run faster and pedal harder

I've been tempted, this afternoon, to write an outdoors(wo)man's diatribe against the malicious dogs ... [more]

Listening session in city was helpful to senator

Feb 28, 2013 - U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, Washington, D.C.:  Editor:
Last week, Diana and I travelled more than 2,000 miles across Wyoming. We held "collecting common sense for Washington from Wyoming" listening ... [more]

Legislature adjourns early; Mead praises budget efforts

Feb 28, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers should be proud of their public service and their willingness to make tough decisions, Gov. Matt Mead said Wednesday in remarks ... [more]

Solutions committee talks alternatives for citizens facing chronic problems

Feb 28, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Local agencies are taking small steps and considering big ideas to make changes for people who battle with substance abuse or have no place to call home. ... [more]