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Nevada shocks Wyoming in overtime 35-28

Oct 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  RENO, Nev. -- Backup quarterback Devin Combs hit Aaron Bradley with a 24-yard touchdown pass in overtime and Nevada came from behind to beat Wyoming 35-28 on ... [more]

Personal best time for Thompson

Oct 7, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton hosts the Class 4-A West regional cross country meet this Friday, Oct. 12.

Olivia Thompson was not disappointed at all after she crossed the ... [more]

Rustlers look good in two sub-region wins

Oct 7, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College, ranked No. 13 nationally in the junior college volleyball poll, snapped a two-match losing streak in sweeping a pair of Region IX ... [more]

Buffalo squeezes out 14-8 win over Lander

Oct 7, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Buffalo held off Lander Valley High School 14-8 in a football game played in the snow Friday night in Johnson County.
The battle on the field was pivotal in ... [more]

Wolverines paste Torrington 42-3 for fourth straight win

Oct 7, 2012 - By Steve Peck Publisher and Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The two straight losses that opened the football season for the Riverton Wolverines are distant memory.
Riverton rolled to its fourth straight victory Friday ... [more]

Where's TR when we need him?

Oct 7, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  America is ready for a different kind of political candidate.

Ever wonder where the root causes of the cynicism we so routinely accept as part of our ... [more]

Youth helped lead the way in 'Tough Enough' efforts

Oct 7, 2012 - Laura Toppenberg, Help for Health:  Editor:
Many times all we hear about is how troubled our youth are and our concerns for the next generation. On behalf of the Tough Enough to Help Cancer ... [more]

The 'those-who-know-him-best' factor

Oct 7, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  In 1976, with voters still fuming over the Watergate scandals and Gerald Ford's pardon of Richard Nixon, President Ford faced a tough uphill fight against a ... [more]

Only perfect will do

Oct 7, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  After pretending to be average Joes, candidates must appear extraordinary at debate time

The first of the three presidential debates has come and ... [more]

Huge wreck on I-80 between Laramie, Cheyenne

Oct 7, 2012 - From staff reports:  An early morning crash on Interstate 80 has claimed at least one life Saturday, with several others injured. The crash occurred near the Vedauwoo interchange ... [more]

New wildnerness film shown Wednesday, Intertribal center

Oct 7, 2012 - From staff reports:  Admission to "Shoshone Wild" is free of charge.

The Wyoming Wilderness Association is hosting free public showings of the just-released film ... [more]

Gene Hagerman

Oct 7, 2012 - Staff:  Funeral services for a former Lander resident, the Rev. Gene Hagerman are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Upton United Methodist ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Oct 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Coleman selected to fill HD30 seat
SHERIDAN-- The Sheridan Board of County Commissioners has selected Kathy Coleman to fill the vacant House District ... [more]

New welcome center on I-25 set to open

Oct 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The new $13 million Southeast Wyoming Welcome Center along Interstate 25 is holding an open house Oct. 12.
State tourism director Diane Shober says ... [more]

The way it was: County attorney election -- 1920

Oct 7, 2012 - Staff:  The general election for Fremont County Attorney in 1920 featured two men who knew the job well.
Incumbent Republican Joel Longenecker was completing his ... [more]

Game and Fish reminds hunters to be wary of laws

Oct 7, 2012 - From staff reports:  Every year as hunting seasons get under way, Game and Fish offices receive numerous questions about various game laws and what hunters can and cannot do while ... [more]

Digest

Oct 7, 2012 - From staff reports:  Pavillion working group meeting set
On Wednesday, Oct. 10, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation ... [more]

Shoshone Business Council election process halted

Oct 7, 2012 - From staff reports:  Eastern Shoshone Tribe election judge and co-chairwoman Helen Grace Ward has issued a statement to all tribe members older than 18.
According to Ward, a ... [more]

Met Opera returns to Lander Library

Oct 7, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Lander Library will continue to broadcast high-definition screenings of performances this season by New York's Metropolitan Opera.
This year's lineup ... [more]

Women's Council announces quarterly meeting, invites public

Oct 7, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Council for Women's Issues has scheduled its fall quarterly meeting for Oct. 12 in Riverton in conjunction with the Women in Science Conference at ... [more]

Togwotee highway ribbon-cutting celebration Oct. 16

Oct 7, 2012 - From staff reports:  Everyone is invited to attend a ribbon-cutting celebration of the reconstructed U.S. 26-287 west of Dubois, the Togwotee Trail to Yellowstone.
Festivities are ... [more]

Inspiration and focus: Poet says the two are linked closely

Oct 7, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  When Riverton resident and poet Carol Deering sips her morning coffee, she gains inspiration from cottonwoods, passing deer or sunlight on the grass.
"I think ... [more]

State Treasurer Meyer, former deputy Fremont County Atty., dead at age 71

Oct 7, 2012 - From staff reports:  Wyoming State Treasurer Joseph B. Meyer, a former deputy Fremont County Attorney who held two of Wyoming s top five elected offices, died Saturday in Cheyenne. ... [more]

Community meeting Tuesday targets road priorities

Oct 7, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Voters next month will be asked to approve an additional sales tax to fund road improvements.

The City of Riverton invites members of the public to ... [more]

Fire prevention efforts paid off, says RVFD chief

Oct 7, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Department open house Oct. 10

Riverton Volunteer Fire Department Chief Ralph Estell said local residents did a good job of staying safe during this ... [more]

Nearly $30,000 raised at CWC Oktoberfest

Oct 5, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College Quality Leader Whitney Martinez, right, used CWC basketball player Roozario Wiggins to measure lengths of raffle tickets at Thursday ... [more]

Community reads for Banned Books Week

Oct 5, 2012 - Staff:  Lorie Nielson was one of roughly 10 people to read banned and challenged books during Tuesday night's event at the Riverton Branch Library. The Fremont County ... [more]

Pokes open Mountain West Conference play on the road against Nevada

Oct 5, 2012 - From staff reports:  The 2012 season marks the 14th season of the Mountain West Conference, and this Saturday's Wyoming-Nevada contest is the first conference game of the year for ... [more]

Manning looking good, but Ravens are my pick to win Super Bowl

Oct 5, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is in midseason form.
After his 338-yard performance against the Oakland Raiders last Sunday, it's safe to say ... [more]

Freshman gives CWC women a boost at Sheridan

Oct 5, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Freshman Kaylee Burnett wasn't on the points team for Central Wyoming College in the first two rodeos of the fall season, but she made the most of the ... [more]

Smithbaker to speak Sunday at Neighborhood Alliance Church

Oct 5, 2012 - Staff:  John Smithbaker, founder of the nonprofit Fathers in the Field, will speak Sunday at Riverton's Neighborhood Alliance Church.
Once the CEO of Riverton-based ... [more]

Anyone and everyone can pray in a public school

Oct 5, 2012 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  The school year has arrivied again. This seems like a good moment to revisit that continually confused and confusing issue, prayer in schools. There is a great ... [more]

Today

Oct 5, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page five cutline for the "Hospitals brainstorm ways to improve" story should have said Kristie Yorgason is a ... [more]

R. Noeleen (Wilcox) Parks

Oct 5, 2012 - Staff:  R. Noeleen (Wilcox) Parks, formerly of Lander, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at her home in Norfolk, Va.
Services were Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Woodlawn ... [more]

William F. 'Bill' McAleenan

Oct 5, 2012 - Staff:  William F. "Bill" McAleenan, longtime Lander resident, died Friday, Aug. 31, in Cedar Park, Texas.
A memorial service will be planned in the future.
William ... [more]

Marjorie J. 'Margie' Lettich

Oct 5, 2012 - Staff:  Marjorie J. "Margie" Lettich died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at Wind River Health Care Center in Riverton. She was 89 years old.
Cremation has taken place under ... [more]

Carol Rae Stamm

Oct 5, 2012 - Staff:  Carol Rae Stamm, of Lander, died of natural causes Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, in Lovell.
Services were Friday, Sept. 7, in Lovell and Lander, and the burial was ... [more]

Achievers

Oct 5, 2012 - Staff:  Fross recognized for coaching
Zane Fross, speech and debate coach at Shoshoni High School, was inducted into the Wyoming High School Forensics ... [more]

Deadline Nov. 6 for Enzi page applications

Oct 5, 2012 - Staff:  Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi is encouraging Wyoming juniors in high school to apply to be a Senate page for the spring session in Washington, ... [more]

Green receives white coat at UW School of Pharmacy event

Oct 5, 2012 - Staff:  The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy welcomed members of the class of 2016 into its professional pharmacy program this fall.
First-year professional ... [more]