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Pioneer Museum to mark centennial anniversary with special events, treks

Mar 15, 2015 - From staff reports:  In March 1915, a group of Lander pioneers gathered and built the original cabin that would become the Fremont County Pioneer Museum. Their intention was to ... [more]

Judge rules for Arapaho in flap over eagle killing

Mar 15, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  A federal judge has ruled the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service improperly denied a permit to kill bald eagles to the Northern Arapaho Tribe on its central ... [more]

Jackson principal to retire; school board rehires administrators

Mar 15, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees has accepted the retirements or resignations of several faculty, approved the hiring of new officials, ... [more]

Top-seeded Lander dropped by Wheatland at 3-A state

Mar 13, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In the most-surprising score from the opening-day of the Class 3-A boys basketball tournament, the Wheatland Bulldogs ran away from the Lander Valley High ... [more]

Cowboys close out Utah State for spot in semifinals

Mar 13, 2015 - From staff reports:  LAS VEGAS - Thursday's game between the University of Wyoming and Utah State featured five ties and 16 lead changes.
It entertained the crowd at the Thomas & ... [more]

Gillette too much for RHS girls, but Riverton bounces back Friday over Kelly Walsh

Mar 13, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  CASPER -- The Riverton Lady Wolverines played Gillette close for two quarters but were outscored 43-24 in the second half and fell to the Lady Camels 81-56 in ... [more]

Wolverines beat Cheyenne East in state opener

Mar 13, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton meet Gillette in the state semifinals Friday night.

CASPER -- The Riverton Wolverines pulled to an 11-point lead with 2:47 left in ... [more]


Mar 13, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A son was born to Morgen Robinson of Riverton and Anthony Keele of Riverton at 11:57 a.m. Feb. 5 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. ... [more]

PTK honor society inducts Riverton student

Mar 13, 2015 - From staff reports:  Eastern Wyoming College has announced that 29 students, including Aaron Nirider of Riverton, were initiated into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society on Feb. 9. ... [more]

Dozens make Wind River Middle School honor roll

Mar 13, 2015 - From staff reports:  Wind River Middle School recently recognized the students who were named to the second-quarter honor roll for the 2014-2015 school year.

Principal's ... [more]

Habitat for Humanity receives $6,000 gift

Mar 13, 2015 - From staff reports:  Habitat for Humanity, Wind River Country recently received a donation of more than $6,000 from the estate of the late Robert F. Bolding of Riverton.
The ... [more]

RHS student council invites community to paint mural

Mar 13, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The $150 kits will go on sale in April.

The Riverton High School student council plans to create a long-lasting piece of art at the school but not ... [more]

Buying your seat in office is not the same as earning it

Mar 13, 2015 - Linda L. Croteau, Riverton:  Editor:
To all of Wyoming's Republicans, and Washington's also, I cannot believe that the Republicans are willing to kill and/or hamper in the U.S. Homeland ... [more]

Fretting about firing squads

Mar 13, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  Our state hasn't got capital crime figured out very well

Shooting someone to death can get you killed in Wyoming.
The state has a death penalty ... [more]

Over the top

Mar 13, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Let's come together and raise the final match needed to build the skate park

Great news arrived last week for the drive to build a modern, safe, ... [more]


Mar 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Guilty plea in fatal fight at hotel
CASPER -- An Arizona man charged after a fight at a Casper motel that left a New Mexico man dead has pleaded guilty ... [more]

McMurry death ruled a suicide

Mar 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- The family of Mick McMurry has issued a statement saying the wealthy Casper businessman and philanthropist had serious health problems that affected ... [more]

Schools to get more funds for salaries and supplies

Mar 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS -- Wyoming school districts are getting more money from the state for salaries, supplies and other on-going costs.
The state Legislature and Gov. Matt ... [more]

Riverton High School Hall of Fame's first inductees announced

Mar 13, 2015 - From staff reports:  The inaugural class of the Riverton High School Hall of Fame has been announced.
Inducted in the inaugural celebration planned for September will be:
- The ... [more]


Mar 12, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A daughter was born to Terra Palmeno of Lander and Jacob Palmeno of Lander at 7:46 p.m. Feb. 12 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The ... [more]


Mar 11, 2015 - Staff:  Clarification
In the March 3 Ranger, the page five story "Riverton couple starts healthy lunch support group at home" should have said that anyone ... [more]


Mar 10, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A daughter was born to Teresa Martel of Fort Washakie and Bradley Martel of Fort Washakie at 11:01 p.m. Feb. 6 at SageWest Health Care ... [more]

Cowgirls end season at 15-13

Mar 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE - The University of Wyoming Cowgirls picked a bad time for one of their worst halves of basketball this season.
Wyoming went more than six minutes ... [more]

New Mexico edges Cowboys in overtime 52-49 as Mountain West regular conferent season wrap

Mar 8, 2015 - The Associated Press:  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- New Mexico's longest losing streak in 56 years came to an end Saturday when Devon Williams and Obij Ajet scored 14 points apiece, including ... [more]

Eagles lose by 10 to Little Snake River, ending 1-A state tournament stay

Mar 8, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  CASPER -- Friday's Class 1-A boy's state elimination game featured a repeat of the 1-A West regional semifinals a week ago in Lander.  St. Stephen's edged ... [more]

Rustler women fall one win short of Region IX title game

Mar 8, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Western Nebraska pulled away in the second half for a 70-44 victory over the Central Wyoming College Rustlers Friday night in the semifinals of the Region IX ... [more]

Lander girls ousted from 3-A regional by Mountain View

Mar 8, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A 1-2 record from the Lander Valley High School Tiger girls basketball team at the Class 3-A West regional basketball tournament left them one win short of ... [more]

Third place at 4-A West regional for Wolverine girls; state opens Thursday

Mar 8, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  EVANSTON -- The Riverton Lady Wolverines basketball team jumped on the Rock Springs Lady Tigers 49-41 and captured third place in the Class 4-A West regional ... [more]

RHS boys runner-up at regional

Mar 8, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Wolverines open the Class 4-A state tournament Thursday against Cheyenne East.

EVANSTON -- After upsetting pre-tournament favorite Casper Kelly ... [more]

Tigers roll Powell for 3-A West regional crown

Mar 8, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander plays Wheatland in the opening round of the state tournament on Thursday.

Three straight victories lifted the Lander Valley High School Tigers ... [more]