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Choir students put on final show of year

May 24, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton High School senior Wyatt Meyer, above, soloed on "Last Request" during Tuesday's vocal pops concert at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater at ... [more]

Past Wyoming Cowboy basketball great Flynn Robinson dead at 72

May 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Former University of Wyoming basketball great and school Hall of Famer Flynn Robinson died Thursday in Los Angeles following a lengthy battle ... [more]

Restore state soccer tournament to one location

May 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wyoming High School Activities Association needs to make sure in the future that the Class 3-A and 4-A state soccer tournaments are in the same city and ... [more]

Cody star highlights women's recruiting class for the Rustlers

May 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Things are clicking for Central Wyoming College women's basketball coach Serol Stauffenberg on the recruiting path. Seven players have signed national letter ... [more]

Hershey track standouts move on to state contest

May 24, 2013 - Staff:  Steps toward state competition were taken by young track and field athletes Thursday afternoon at the annual Riverton Hershey track and field meet.
The top ... [more]

Today

May 24, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one cutline for the "Les Miserables" photos should have said admission is free for students and $10 for ... [more]

Donald R. Hearth

May 24, 2013 - Staff:  Donald R. Hearth died Thursday, May 16, 2013, at his home in Lander. He was 86 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and per his request, there will be no ... [more]

Alice Irene Hawks Carper

May 24, 2013 - Staff:  Alice Irene Hawks Carper, of Lander, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013. She was 89 years old.
Private graveside services were Friday, May 17, at Mount Hope ... [more]

Achievers

May 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  Buline wins TRIG-STAR contest
Robert Buline, of Crowheart, won the 2012-13 TRIG-STAR competition for Wind River High School in Pavillion. Buline is the ... [more]

Riverton grad recognized at national mock trial contest

May 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  A university debate team featuring a Riverton student earned high honors at the recent national tournament.
Yale University's mock trial "A" team was ... [more]

Lander youth chosen for 4-H trip to Samoa

May 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  Four Wyoming 4-Hers were chosen by the University of Wyoming Extension's 4-H Youth Development Program for the American Youth Leadership Program in Samoa this ... [more]

Gun show set for this weekend

May 24, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  A $5 cover charge buys one raffle ticket to win a Mossberg .270 rifle.

The Memorial Day Weekend Gun Show, sponsored by the Wyoming Weapons ... [more]

Digest

May 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Farmers market impact noted
The Wyoming Business Council says those little farmers markets in the state have a big impact on the economy.
Data ... [more]

Completion of health/sci center means smaller college budget for FY14

May 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees have passed a preliminary budget for fiscal year 2014, which begins in July.
The $41.8 million budget is about ... [more]

Bread and butter

May 24, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Want to find a 50-year-old valedictorian? Better look at a community college

One of the characteristics the community college has that normally is ... [more]

Groups join Wyoming in opposing end to wolf suit

May 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Lawyers for the federal government and several pro-hunting organizations have joined the state of Wyoming in urging a federal judge not to allow a ... [more]

Wyoming Business Council OKs $21M in projects

May 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- The Wyoming Business Council has approved more than $21 million in state- and federally funded loans and grants for business development ... [more]

Flag volunteers invited Saturday to the cemetery

May 24, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The American Legion, Marine Corps League, Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars are hosting two events over the Memorial Day weekend.
The ... [more]

Campbell County opts to continue air service subsidy

May 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- The Campbell County commissioners have agreed to help subsidize air service from Gillette to Salt Lake City and Denver for another year starting ... [more]

Skeleton ID is man missing for seven years

May 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Coroner's Office has released the identity of the man whose skeleton was found March 10 on the Wind River Indian Reservation east of ... [more]

Now is not the time to cut back on wolf hunting

May 24, 2013 - Ron Collins, Riverton:  Editor:
Mr. Peck makes the statement, "hunters had a good season, bagging every one of the available wolves licensed in the first hunt," and, "as it is, with ... [more]

Bleak results in U.S.-Korea trade deal

May 24, 2013 - By Rob Hotakainen, MCT Washington Bureau:  The U.S. trade deficit with Korea went from $13.2 billion at the end of 2011 to nearly $16.6 billion at the end of last year, according to the U.S. Census ... [more]

Two-year meth probe leads to five arrests in countywide action

May 24, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County law enforcement made a fifth arrest early Thursday in connection with a countywide drug bust that began Wednesday.
Undersheriff Ryan Lee said ... [more]

RHS staging Les Miserables

May 23, 2013 - Staff:  "Les Miserables" boasts a large cast of RHS students and others. Front row, from left, Heather McLaughlin, Carly Thornton, Victoria Verosky, Kylee Yorgason, ... [more]

Saltwater Classic this weekend, with $10,000 pro prize

May 23, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The 54-hole tournament starts on Saturday morning and ends Monday afternoon at the Riverton Country Club.

The prize money has doubled this year ... [more]

Idaho man to be new RHS head football coach

May 23, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Pat Patterson, a teacher and football coach at American Falls High School in Idaho, has been offered the position of head football coach and freshman science ... [more]

Today

May 23, 2013 - Staff:  Births
BELL

A son was born to Cassandra Warren and Anasteed Bell, of Lander, at 9:47 p.m. April 25, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Curtis E. LeClair Sr.

May 23, 2013 - Staff:  Curtis E. LeClair Sr., of Ethete, died in May. He was 62 years old.
There will be no services.
Curtis E. LeClair Sr. was born Feb. 25, 1950, in Fort ... [more]

John W. Johnson

May 23, 2013 - Staff:  John W. Johnson, of Lander, died Monday, May 20, 2013, at his home with family after a courageous battle with Crohn's disease and ALS( Lou Gehrig's disease). ... [more]

Wyoming Sugar to erect new silos

May 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WORLAND -- A project to erect new silos at the Wyoming Sugar Factory in Worland is drawing praise from Gov. Matt Mead.
Mead was on hand this past week to ... [more]