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District 14 selects St. Clair for superintendent position

Mar 8, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 14 Board of Trustees has hired Wyoming Indian Elementary School principal Owen St. Clair as its new superintendent.
The ... [more]

UW Extension bulletin explores new farm bill

Mar 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  The report focuses on the roles of the legislation's programs in Wyoming.

An overview of the new farm bill and its importance to Wyoming is explored ... [more]

The way it was: Gerald Ford speech -- 1965

Mar 8, 2015 - Staff:  Well-known faces -- local and national -- assembled in Lander 50 years ago this week at a Republican Party banquet at the old Lander Elks Club.
Guest of honor ... [more]

Voluntary conservation is key to avoid federal intervention

Mar 8, 2015 - John Crabtree, Center for Rural Affairs, Lyons, Neb.:  Editor:
Tourism and recreation are economically vital in the West. A 2014 study examining the economic impact of visitors to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) ... [more]

Tribal liaisons

Mar 8, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Wyoming Legislature has taken steps to improve a faltering program

In a year during which some observers are quick to describe the Wyoming ... [more]

Airport leaders explore changing facility's name

Mar 8, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Regional Airport Board is revisiting the idea of changing or adding to the name of the airport.
The discussion Feb. 20 began when Jim Steinhoff ... [more]

Skate park lands $100k grant; nears funding goal

Mar 8, 2015 - By Eric Blom and Alejandra Silva, Staff Writers:  A newly announced $100,000 grant means organizers are closing in on their fundraising goal to build a new skate park in Riverton.
Construction is slated to ... [more]

Non-game animals focus of new study by state researchers

Mar 8, 2015 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Wildlife species in Wyoming that aren't the target of hunters and anglers will be getting a closer look from researchers, ranging from a wolverine ... [more]

Catching 'Star Trek' on skip

Mar 8, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  I'll always be grateful to Leonard Nimoy and 'Star Trek.'

Do you remember attending national school assemblies in the gym on special afternoons when ... [more]

Groundbreaking set for Monday on UW's High Bay lab facility

Mar 8, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The building will contain about 90,000 square feet of high-bay and traditional laboratory space.

LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming and state elected ... [more]

Legislature finishes; critics say state's poor were shorted

Mar 8, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Medicaid could rise again, says Bebout

The Wyoming Legislature has adjourned for the year, but not without weathering criticism from some who say say ... [more]

BLM seeks bids for off-range pastures to house wild horses

Mar 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  Proposals will be accepted from residents through April 22.

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking proposals for new off-range pasture facilities ... [more]

Cougars win state 2-A title

Mar 8, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  CASPER -- It's been a long and winding road from a 1975 loss at War Memorial Fieldhouse in Laramie to the first-ever state boys basketball championship for the ... [more]


Mar 8, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Rep. Patton still hospitalized
SHERIDAN -- A Sheridan lawmaker remains hospitalized with a lung ailment after the Wyoming Legislature wrapped up its ... [more]

UW ending regular year at Lobos

Mar 6, 2015 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming men's basketball team closes the regular season with a tall task at New Mexico on Saturday at 6 p.m. MT.
The Cowboys ... [more]

Lander boys winners in regional opener; girls lose to Star Valley

Mar 6, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After losing their last two regular season boys basketball games, the Lander Valley High School Tigers kicked into high gear Thursday night in the opening ... [more]

Two losses send SHS girls home from state

Mar 6, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  On paper it was supposed to be a blowout, but a valiant effort by the Shoshoni girls gave undefeated and top-ranked Southeast Goshen a battle in a 41-31 win ... [more]

Lady Chiefs win squeaker to open 2-A state play

Mar 6, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  CASPER -- The cliché is always the same: "It's about the kids." But Thursday's opening-round 45-44 win by the Wyoming Indian Lady Chiefs was more about the ... [more]

Rustler women reach Region IX semis; men end year in 74-66 loss

Mar 6, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  For the second straight Region IX women's basketball game, the Central Wyoming College Rustlers had a wire-to-wire victory.
Behind three players in double ... [more]

Cougars start fast, hold off Lusk in first round

Mar 6, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wind River meets Greybull in the Class 2-A boys semifinal at at 9 p.m. Friday.

CASPER -- Wind River stunned the Lusk Tigers in the opening round of ... [more]

Eagle girls in state semis after beating Kaycee

Mar 6, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  CASPER -- The Lady Eagles of St. Stephen's advanced to the Class 1-A girls state semifinals Thursday with a solid 59-50 win over third-seeded Kaycee in ... [more]

Late 3-pointer sends Wolverine boys past RS at 4-A regional

Mar 6, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The victory also clinched a spot in next week's state tournament for Riverton.

Easton Paxton's 3-point shot with just two seconds on the clock ... [more]


Mar 6, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one cutline with the story "Man expected to be charged in theft spree faces other crime counts first" should ... [more]

RHS drama students net championships at state contest

Mar 6, 2015 - From staff reports:  Riverton High School drama students took several state championships and had 21 individual all-state designations at the Wyoming State High School Drama ... [more]

More than $86K collected in Dubois fundraising efforts

Mar 6, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Needs of Dubois fundraising group has received more than $86,000 in fire relief donations since a blaze Dec. 30 destroyed a portion of the city's ... [more]

Dubois Museum acquires three artifacts

Mar 6, 2015 - From staff reports:  The items are on a temporary loan from the University of Wyoming.

Three new artifacts have been added to the Mountain Shoshone (Sheepeaters) Exhibit ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Mar 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 36th day of the 2015 General Session:
BILL SIGNINGS: Gov. Matt Mead signed the following bills into ... [more]

College planning to add after-school certification

Mar 6, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Liberal arts dean Mark Nordeen said such training is becoming more popular nationwide.

A new curriculum is being developed at Central Wyoming College ... [more]

Great fun, great memories due to new Riverton skating rink

Mar 6, 2015 - Barb Rogers, Riverton:  Editor:
"If you build it, they will come."
Hurray for the new ice skating rink!
I was delighted to read [more]

Things a little boy must learn

Mar 6, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  Soon I'll be teaching them to a grandson

My daughter is going to have a baby.
I'm going to be a grandfather.
Everybody says there is nothing ... [more]