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I'll be on double duty this this Friday at Wolverine Field -- and loving it

Sep 2, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Forgive me if I appear a bit frazzled this Friday night. I have two jobs to do.
I'm not sure how the first one will turn out.
The plan is to load the ... [more]

Wolverine tennis starts play in Jackson

Sep 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton has 24 players out for the fall season.

Riverton High School tennis coach Mary Lea Wolf says her underclassmen are pushing the veteran ... [more]

Solid mark for Rustlers at Sheridan VB tourney

Sep 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC travels back to Sheridan for another tournament this Friday and Saturday to face Williston State, Rocky Mountain and Lake Region State.

Three ... [more]

Today

Sep 2, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the page one photo with the story "Troubling 2012 poaching incident not ruinous" should have said the photo was taken ... [more]

Be prepared to give names to more school sites

Sep 2, 2014 - Jean Lungren, Riverton:  Editor:
I knew of Bill Stranningan but did not know him personally. I do agree that he would be a worthy recipient of the honor of putting his name on the gym ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Sep 2, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Happy holiday
Your daily newspaper staff appreciated the day off on Monday in observance of Labor Day. It didn't affect daily publication, but the ... [more]

Digest

Sep 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Park rescues near 90 this year
JACKSON -- Rangers have conducted nearly 90 search-and-rescue operations in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks so ... [more]

Montana eyes state control of federal land; governor opposes state takeover

Sep 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana officials are looking into taking control of federal lands in the state, although they say the proposal is complicated and ... [more]

Science task force meets next week for first time

Sep 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has appointed a task force to study how to improve the science programs and laboratories at the University of Wyoming.
The Task ... [more]

Unemployment rate up for month in Fremont County; still better than '13

Sep 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County employment
Unemployment rate

July -- 5.8 percent
June -- 5.5 percent
July 2013 -- 6.0 percent

Labor force
July -- 19,899
June ... [more]

CWC graduate speaks nationally for American Nurse Project

Sep 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 2008 graduate from Central Wyoming College recently made an appearance on national television to talk about her involvement in a documentary about nurses. ... [more]

Trials in hammer death postponed but not dismissed

Sep 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A murder case avoided dismissal Tuesday after a defense attorney argued state analysts were not investigating evidence responsibly.
District Court Judge ... [more]

Dorothy 'Dot' Wingert

Sep 2, 2014 - Staff:  Dorothy "Dot" Wingert, of Riverton, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at her home. She was 86 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, at Davis ... [more]

Leona M. Hunter

Sep 2, 2014 - Staff:  Leona M. Hunter, of Lander, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Riverton. She was 83 years old.
A visitation will be 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, in the ... [more]

Rams face two teams in round-robin format

Sep 2, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Dubois travels across the state to Guernsey next Saturday for a 1 p.m. kickoff against the top-ranked Guernsey Sunrise Vikings to open the regular ... [more]

Tiger mixes it up with Big Horn in week-zero football scrimmage

Sep 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The starting line was crossed when the Lander Valley High School Tigers faced an opponent for the first time in a controlled football scrimmage Friday vs. Big ... [more]

Wolverines stick to script vs. Worland

Sep 2, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  RHS mixed varsity and junior varsity players throughout trailing 24-21 when the horn sounded.

WORLAND -- It looked like a Wyoming high school ... [more]

Troubling 2012 poaching incident not ruinous

Sep 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Moose sightings around Hudson are common again, and the overall population in the area is stable.

The moose population that moves in and out of the ... [more]

State watching Colorado River talks closely

Sep 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Farmers get first dibs on most of the water held by the more than 100 dams in the basin.

LAS VEGAS -- A top federal water administrator said Friday ... [more]

Riverton golfers post second win

Sep 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three Wolverines placed among the top 10 in Rock Springs, led by individual medalist Easton Paxton.

For the Riverton High School Wolverines, two ... [more]

CWC selling tickets for new theater season

Sep 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  Season tickets for the 2014-2015 lineup of Central Wyoming College theater productions are on sale now at the box office.
"This year we will be performing ... [more]

New eyes on road

Sep 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Recalling 2011 tragedy, surveillance cameras now adorn all school buses

Over the last two weeks, contractors have installed 62 video cameras on the ... [more]

In Bohl's coaching debut, Cowboys pound out 17-12 win vs. Montana grizzlies

Sep 2, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Bohl-ball is now the official brand of Wyoming football.
"This is going to be a new brand of football," new coach Craig Bohl said after Wyoming ... [more]

RHS spikers put up 2-4 record to start year at home invite

Sep 2, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines opened their 2014 volleyball season by going 2-4 in the nine-team Class 4-A McDonald's Invitational hosted Friday and Saturday in ... [more]

Yes, there's poetry in farm work

Sep 2, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  I'm thinking of the one that begins "For the want of a nail."

Maybe you are familiar with the poem "For Want of a Nail." The first three lines read ... [more]

Quilts of Valor on display

Sep 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  Ten quilts sewn by Central Wyoming College staff, students and faculty are on display in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Gallery.
In February, CWC employees ... [more]

The way it was: Democrats -- 1968

Sep 2, 2014 - Staff:  Of the five Democrats nominated for the Wyoming Legislature from Fremont County in 1968, not one was elected in November -- but there were other elections to ... [more]

Tribal names bigger election presence than previous years

Sep 2, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  Thanks to Fremont County, American Indians are a bigger presence in the 2014 general election than ever before.
The Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone ... [more]

Ivan Ray Pine Sr.

Sep 2, 2014 - Staff:  Ivan Ray Pine Sr. died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. He was 34 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at Great Plains Hall with a wake to follow. ... [more]

Lander hosts no-score relays to ease into girls swim season

Sep 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A big field of girls swim teams started the 2014 season Friday night at the Lander Relays.
The meet provided both Lander Valley High School coach Bruce ... [more]