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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]

Be proud of young people who helped after the storm

Oct 25, 2013 - Judith A. Sleath, Riverton:  Editor:
Praises to our Riverton High School students. Thanks to each of you who were at my home and cleaned up all the fallen limbs and branches after the big ... [more]

Beating the drum

Oct 25, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Recent events again point out the shame of not having a school auditorium

Perhaps what Fremont County School District 25 in Riverton needs in order ... [more]

Digest

Oct 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Woman sentenced for shaking baby
LARAMIE -- A Wyoming woman who pleaded guilty to shaking a 15-month-old boy she was babysitting has been sentenced to ... [more]

Roadkill numbers big annually in Teton area

Oct 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Motorists strike and kill an average of 114 mule deer, 36 elk and 15 moose each year on Teton County roads, according to numbers compiled by the ... [more]

New UW boss orders outside review of two sports teams

Oct 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming president Bob Sternberg has hired an outside consultant to evaluate the football and men's basketball programs, a process that ... [more]

Fairfield Fire site being seeded

Oct 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The fire consumed more than 1,300 acres last summer in the Sinks Canyon area.

A helicopter scattered grass seed Wednesday on 300 acres of the ... [more]

Wyoming revenue far better than predicted

Oct 25, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Receipts could total $300 million more than the state projected while preparing the new biennial budget.

Gov. Matt Mead plans to ask lawmakers to ... [more]

Bike path murder suspects both say 'not guilty' in court

Oct 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two teenaged boys pleaded not guilty Thursday to murder and attempted murder charges from an attack Sept. 3 on a Riverton recreation path.
A judge joined ... [more]

Uden agrees to plead guilty to 1980 murders

Oct 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Gerald Uden intends to plead guilty to three counts of first-degree murder in exchange for prosecutors not seeking the death penalty, according to a plea ... [more]

Today

Oct 24, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page six photo with the story "Rustlers stun Casper College in 5-set v-ball thriller" should have said Megan ... [more]

Narrow Gate Farm joins American Angus Association

Oct 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  Narrow Gate Farm, of Riverton, is a new member of the American Angus Association, according to the national organization.
The American Angus Association, with ... [more]

Hole in the Wall Bakery serving up sweets and soups

Oct 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A team of family members spanning four generations helps operate the business on Goes in Lodge Road.

A new bakery south of Riverton has been serving ... [more]

NSA watches us, but who watches it?

Oct 24, 2013 - By The Seattle Times:  Disturbing revelations about the voracious appetite of the National Security Agency for personal email and instant messaging accounts stir a basic question: ... [more]

Writer has an urgent request for definition of a legal term

Oct 24, 2013 - Stella Montoya, Riverton:  Editor:
Of the utmost urgency because time is of the essence, I need help as to who can give me and my brother the legal definition of "soul sovereignty," or ... [more]

Preparing to celebrate fear

Oct 24, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  Or, as we refer to it at my house, Halloween

With Halloween preparing to rampage, this seems like a good time to write about fear.
The subject is ... [more]

Open the closet

Oct 24, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  You know there is an unused coat in there, and Coats for Folks needs it

One of our community's most-successful and best-utilized public service ... [more]

Digest

Oct 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Candidates named for court seat
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Judicial Nominating Commission has named three Cheyenne attorneys as candidates to fill an ... [more]

ICBM officers left blast doors open; serious system breach

Oct 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Twice this year alone, Air Force officers entrusted with the launch keys to nuclear-tipped missiles have been caught leaving open a blast door ... [more]