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Eagle boys win tough one over Cokeville

Feb 27, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It was the type of game you hope to see in opening round of a regional tournament, with multiple ties, a bit of foul-induced drama, and scoring spurts.
St. ... [more]

Wolverine girls end conference year in 50-45 win

Feb 27, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three Riverton High School Wolverines landed in doubles figures Thursday night to secure a 50-45 girls basketball victory over the Evanston Lady Red Devils at ... [more]

Chiefs beat Shoshoni, reach region semis

Feb 27, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Trailing early and missing their leading scorer, the Wyoming Indian Chiefs overcame the deficit to easily pull away from Shoshoni for a 58-41 win in ... [more]


Feb 27, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths

Jeremy Joseph "Bear" Barrett, 40, died Wednesday, Feb. 25. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at Davis Funeral Home. ... [more]

Catholic college chooses not to participate in federal programs

Feb 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Catholic College Board of Directors has chosen not participate in federal student loan and grant programs after spending several months analyzing ... [more]

RMS names students to honor roll

Feb 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  Riverton Middle School recently recognized the students who were named to the second-quarter honor roll for the 2014-2015 school year.

4.0 GPA
Eighth ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 31st day of the 2015 General Session:
GUNS IN SCHOOLS: The Senate placed on the general file a bill ... [more]

Airport board seats filled; alternates in place as well

Feb 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  Response to the City of Riverton's recent call for volunteers to serve on municipal boards was favorable for the Riverton Regional Airport Board.
The city ... [more]

College trying to fill key PBS positions

Feb 27, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Longtime public TV general manager Ruby Calvert is retiring effective June 30.

Administrators at Central Wyoming College have begun their search for ... [more]

Results announced in sled dog race

Feb 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  Jerry Bath of Lander finished ninth in the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race, which ended Feb. 8
The defending champion won the competition. ... [more]

Phone scam hitting Lander area

Feb 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  Another phone scam is hitting the Lander area, and the caller is threatening residents that they will be arrested if they do not pay.
The Lander Police ... [more]

County acquires land to widen road

Feb 27, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Commissioners approved increasing their contract with engineers on the Lander project by $38,000.

Fremont County officially acquired small parcels ... [more]

Bill on guns in school 'does not seem like a good idea'

Feb 27, 2015 - Spencer Vestre, Riverton:  Editor:
It is my hope that the Wyoming legislators will not vote to permit guns to be brought into schools. I don't think most school teachers or staff would ... [more]

Guns-in-schools invites debate

Feb 27, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  And Wyoming is a good place for it to take place

Wyoming is giving strong consideration to eliminating a law that declares public schools should be ... [more]

Same old story

Feb 27, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Congress lurches into another shutdown crisis in new year

Here we are in 2015, a month after the State of the Union speech and barely two months into ... [more]


Feb 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Override won't happen
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate has voted not to override Gov. Matt Mead's veto of a bill that would make it harder for police and ... [more]

Kidnap suspect nabbed in state

Feb 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Casper police have arrested a man who is wanted in Pennsylvania on suspicion of robbery and kidnapping.
Authorities say Marshall McGinty was arrested ... [more]

House advances bills on domestic sheep

Feb 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two bills that sponsors say would protect Wyoming's domestic sheep industry against possible federal land grazing reductions are advancing in the ... [more]

Fresno State knocks out Cowboys in Laramie

Feb 26, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  LARAMIE -- It was a game similar to many others the University of Wyoming men's basketball team played this season.
More often than not, UW made the plays ... [more]

Charity care money for hospitals cut by committee

Feb 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The House Appropriations Committee has endorsed a bill that would provide funds to cover a portion of hospitals' uncompensated care.
But the ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 30th day of the 2015 General Session:
DEATH PENALTY: The House voted to reject a Senate amendment to ... [more]

One-second crime fighting

Feb 26, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  The burglars on the loose find their dirty job easy when cars aren't locked

Many readers remember fondly the monthly column in The Ranger written for ... [more]


Feb 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man gets seven years for gun thefts
BILLINGS, Mont. -- A man who stole eight guns from a Big Timber business and led police on a car chase the day ... [more]

Rustler men host Sheridan in Region IX tourney Friday

Feb 26, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Under a new Region IX men's basketball tournament format, the Central Wyoming College Rustlers play Sheridan College in the opening round Friday night at ... [more]

Chief girls beat Shoshoni as regional opens

Feb 26, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wyoming Indian advances to play Thermopolis in a 3 p.m. Friday semifinal at Riverton High School, Shoshoni plays Big Piney at 8:30 a.m.

A 9-1 run ... [more]


Feb 26, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths

Shirley Barrett, 64, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. A memorial service will be at 10 ... [more]


Feb 25, 2015 - Staff:  Community calendar
Lander Valley High School and Lander Middle School Select Art Show Reception
is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lander Art Center, ... [more]

The ways we make ends meet

Feb 22, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  Sometimes it's hardest following a time of prosperity.

It was one of those great items that presented itself at the wrong time.  In early May 1980, ... [more]

The envelope, please

Feb 22, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Great movies, unforgettable lines

Oscar night is here, the night of the greatest awards show on Earth, the night when the American move industry get ... [more]

Wrangler boys grab key win vs. Thermop; girls defeated 44-29

Feb 22, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Shoshoni Wranglers locked down the No. 3 seed for the upcoming Class 2-A West boys regional basketball tournament after a 53-44 win Friday night at ... [more]