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Rustler men, woman perfect in homestand

Feb 1, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC's teams play at Sheridan College this Friday night then face Gillette College on the road Saturday.

Four wins in two days completed a perfect ... [more]

Hands-on learning is dying out

Feb 1, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  From discipline to education, we might benefit from a bit less protectiveness.

The boys had a name for it. When one of my football or basketball ... [more]

Library to show 'Treasure Island'

Feb 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  Lander Library will be the site for the National Theatre's broadcast of "Treasure Island."
Robert Louis Stevenson's story of murder, money and mutiny is ... [more]

In the saddle no matter the season

Feb 1, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  To a motorist driving by sipping coffee in the toasty cab of her vehicle, a person out riding a bike to work in the winter might seem crazy. Cyclists who ... [more]

Police chief recognizes motel owner for helping ill tenant

Feb 1, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton police chief Mike Broadhead gave a Citizen Appreciation Citation to Arnulfo Zertuche Sr., owner of the Jackpine Motel, during a city council meeting ... [more]

BLM advisory council to meet; public welcome to attend

Feb 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management Wyoming Resource Advisory Council will meet Monday through Wednesday in Laramie.
The meeting is open to the public and will ... [more]

Entrepreneurship program applications due Monday

Feb 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  Silicon Couloir and Central Wyoming College have partnered to bring the fourth session of the Start Up Institute to Jackson this spring.
The Start Up ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 1, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments on the 14th day of the 2015 General Session:
URANIUM: The House for the third time voted to approve a bill that would authorize the ... [more]

Casper man lands state record perch at Boysen

Feb 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming has a new state record yellow perch thanks to the efforts of Casper angler Troy Schnepper who reeled in a 2.28-pound fish in January while ... [more]

Holiday and verse

Feb 1, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  The first is unofficial, and the second comes with an annual apology to poets

America's great, undeclared, mid-winter holiday -- Super Bowl Sunday -- ... [more]

'Special services' big part of District 25 mission

Feb 1, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Students enrolled in District 25 but not attending traditional area large component of the special services operation.

Special services for Riverton ... [more]

Changes to tribal liaison setup passes second Senate reading

Feb 1, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Changes to the terms outlined in Wyoming Senate file regarding tribal liaisons employed by the State of Wyoming passed on second reading with Senate approval ... [more]

Russell Elbert Collins

Feb 1, 2015 - Staff:  Russell Elbert Collins, of Lander, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. He was 86 years old.
A visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2, at the First Baptist ... [more]

RHS girls drop league games against KW, Natrona

Feb 1, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines basketball team played with the Kelly Walsh Lady Trojans for three quarters Friday but couldn't hang on, falling 53-47 in Casper. ... [more]

Tigers down Star Valley and Jackson, make 3-A statement

Feb 1, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Effective shooting from beyond the 3-point line helped the Lander Valley High School Tigers demolish the Star Valley Braves 85-62 Friday night in a Class 3-A ... [more]

February Outside

Feb 1, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  OUTDOORS CALENDAR
E-mail eric@dailyranger.com with outdoors events.
- Feb. 3 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Meet and Greet mushers of International Pedigree ... [more]

Digest

Feb 1, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Government sells Teapot Dome
CHEYENNE -- A private company finally will be able to drill legally for oil at Teapot Dome, a remote Wyoming oilfield that ... [more]

Rustlers get hot in second half, hold off Little Big Horn for Region IX home victory

Jan 31, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Team depth propelled Central Wyoming College College to a closer-than-expected 77-66 men's basketball victory Thursday night over Little Big Horn ... [more]

Late Cody rally sinks RHS in tight mat dual

Jan 31, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton heads to Rock Springs for the Class 4-A West conference duals on Saturday. The Wolverines take on Green River, Evanston and Rock Springs in one ... [more]

Big hoops win at home for CWC Rustler women

Jan 31, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Midway through the first half, the Central Wyoming College Rustlers took command of their women's basketball game with an 18-0 run against Little Big Horn ... [more]

Today

Jan 31, 2015 - Staff:  Births
HAMM

A son was born to Jandra Peasley of Shoshoni at 7:28 p.m. Jan. 19, 2015, at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The baby weighed 5 pounds, ... [more]

County well-represented at music festival

Jan 31, 2015 - Staff:  Riverton High School was well-represented at the recent Wyoming high school all-state music festival in Sheridan. Students rehearsed and performed music for ... [more]

Empty Bowls fundraiser Saturday

Jan 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Lander Care and Share Food Bank will have its Empty Bowls fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Senior Citizen's Center, 205 S. 10th St., in ... [more]

Self-defense workshop free for tribal members

Jan 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  A women's self-defense workshop is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Renew Fitness Studio, 309 E. Main St., in Riverton.
Wind River Indian Reservation tribal ... [more]

Writing about past mistakes in life 'for the greater good'

Jan 31, 2015 - Michael L. SunRhodes:  Editor:
My life has been chaos. I have wronged people. I don't even know if you will read this letter. I told myself "I will stop being afraid."
I am a ... [more]

Lantern release Friday night a new Winter Carnival event

Jan 31, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A new event will light up the night sky above Riverton as Wild West Winter Carnival festivities continue this weekend.
A lighted lantern release takes place ... [more]

Five dogs perished in Elder Lane fire

Jan 31, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The family living in the house was absent when the blaze started.

Authorities confirm that five dogs were killed in a structure fire that destroyed a ... [more]

Value-added minerals bill passes House; 40-20 vote

Jan 31, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House of Representatives has approved a bill that would create a program in which the state partners with private businesses to convert ... [more]

For new Congress, 'success' ought to mean some much better habits

Jan 31, 2015 - By Lee Hamilton:  With the 114th Congress under way, the political world is focused intently on the road ahead. Taxes, trade, immigration, climate change, job creation, the ... [more]

Tough child-abuse penalties focus of House legislation

Jan 31, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A state legislative committee has moved ahead a bill that would double the maximum prison sentence for some child abusers.
The House Judiciary ... [more]