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Elsie Marie Tanner

Feb 27, 2013 - Staff:  Elsie Marie Tanner, of Cheyenne, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at her home. She was 82 years old.
The funeral service was Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Grace United ... [more]

Chantel Angelina Bowen-Sanchez

Feb 27, 2013 - Staff:  Chantel Angelina Bowen-Sanchez, of Lander, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at her home. She was 40 years old.
Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, ... [more]

Higher postal price doesn't go well with service cutback

Feb 27, 2013 - Kay Carlisle, Riverton:  Editor:
I, for one, will not miss Saturday mail delivery at my house all that much. I can wait until Monday. But what I don't like is that they cut services ... [more]

40 percent figure on background checks in gun sales inaccurate

Feb 27, 2013 - Lowell Ray Anderson, Cody:  Editor:
A recent letter to the editor in The Ranger states, "40 percent of current sales don't have background checks."
What President Obama said was:
"But ... [more]

New combat policy affirms role many women already perform

Feb 27, 2013 - By Alexandra Zavis, MCT News Service:  FORWARD OPERATING BASE PASAB, Afghanistan -- They fly troops into combat, drive convoys down mine-riddled roads and take part in foot patrols in the heartland ... [more]

A solution to live with

Feb 27, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  There was disagreement on how to enhance the North Federal rebuild, but the city did well

What's the sure sign that government leaders have passed a ... [more]

Digest

Feb 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Juvenile incarceration decreases
A children's charity says Wyoming is locking up fewer juveniles but still ranks near the top of the nation.
The ... [more]

State Senate squeezes gun money into bill encouraging bison hunt

Feb 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming State Senate has voted to shoehorn an appropriation of money to fight any possible federal gun ban into a bill originally intended to ... [more]

UW chooses new president

Feb 27, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Robert Sternberg is the current provost at Oklahoma State University.

CHEYENNE -- Robert Sternberg said being named the 24th president of the ... [more]

Wyoming Senate votes to concur on lottery legislation

Feb 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Proceeds would be split between local governments and public schools.

CHEYENNE -- Both houses of the Wyoming Legislature have voted to concur on a ... [more]

Hathaway Scholarship amendments among last big items for lawmakers

Feb 27, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The state Senate has passed a bill that would add to the requirements for college-bound students applying for the top tiers of the Hathaway ... [more]

Legislature may adjourn earlier than expected

Feb 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, says he is confident about Wyoming's long-term financial situation.

Wyoming Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, is hopeful that ... [more]

Hudson suspect to undergo second evaluation

Feb 27, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A judge has granted a motion ordering a second competency evaluation on the youngest defendant in the 2011 Hudson double homicide case after the first ... [more]

Feds nudge Job Corps closer to construction bid

Feb 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Department of Labor on Wednesday posted a "pre-solicitation notice" for construction services for the Wind River Job Corps facility scheduled to be ... [more]

CWC concert celebrates the saxophone

Feb 26, 2013 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College music instructor Jason Ogg, right, watched University of Wyoming faculty professor J. Scott Turpen jam with Riverton High School ... [more]

Today

Feb 26, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the page C-1 photo cutline with "Miller takes 3-A mat title at 145 pounds for LVHS" should have said Riverton's T.J. ... [more]

Jerome T. 'J.T.' SunRhodes Jr.

Feb 26, 2013 - Staff:  Jerome T. "J.T." SunRhodes Jr., of rural Riverton, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 35 years old.
Funeral services ... [more]

Jack J. Herbst

Feb 26, 2013 - Staff:  Jack J. Herbst died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at Wind River Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. He was 74 years old.
A private family burial will be Tuesday, ... [more]

Fremont County ranks last in Kids Count report

Feb 26, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County continues to rank last in the Wyoming Kids Count 2013 Data Report, which evaluates the well-being of children in Wyoming.
The 11 most populous ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 26, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Winter's hold
Winter, it appears, isn't going anywhere. More snow Saturday, with some very nasty roads to accompany it, more cold weather to start the ... [more]

Don't change the constitution over Cindy Hill; just vote out those who did it

Feb 26, 2013 - Ed Thomas, Kinnear:  Editor:
Re: State Superintendent and the Constitution.
Mr. Wolfer, there is no reason to change the Wyoming Constitution. Instead, we should replace those ... [more]

Lottery bill going down to the wire

Feb 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Don't bet just yet on a bill that would allow a lottery and multi-state games such as Powerball in Wyoming.
The state House of Representatives on ... [more]

Digest

Feb 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  UW candidates interviewed
CASPER -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has interviewed the four finalists to be the school's next ... [more]

Legislature looks to adjourn Wednesday

Feb 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Legislature plans to wrap up its general session Wednesday, which would mean ending on the 36th day of what was scheduled to be a 40-day ... [more]

Enzi hears residents voice concerns

Feb 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wyoming's senior U.S. senator vowed to remedy federal funding problems at St. Stephen's School and to investigate whether the threatened budget "sequester" ... [more]

Wyoming health department to work on Medicaid reform

Feb 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Events on the 34th day of 2013 General Session of the Wyoming Legislature:
MEDICAID: The House voted to approve a bill that would call on the ... [more]

County still undecided on spot for new court facility in Riverton

Feb 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission took one step toward building a Riverton justice center while throwing another location into the mix. The county board discussed ... [more]

City opts for some fancier lighting on N. Federal; no trees for now

Feb 26, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Amenities for the North Federal Boulevard reconstruction project in Riverton have been selected.
After incorporating input from the North Federal Boulevard ... [more]

Two victories cap regular hoops season for CWC women

Feb 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Rustlers beat Dawson College and Little Big Horn College.

Central Wyoming College sophomore Marissa Hogan returned to her hometown Thursday ... [more]

Cowboys try to bounce back after lackluster performance

Feb 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  University of Wyoming men's basketball coach Larry Shyatt didn't like his team's energy and effort in last Saturday's 65-42 home loss to UNLV.
It didn't take ... [more]