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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]

Lady Chiefs smack Wind River; Cougars end 0-18

Feb 22, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Two girls basketball teams on very different paths met for the final time Friday in Pavillion.  Wyoming Indian rolled over winless Wind River 70-25.
The loss ... [more]

LVHS girls salvage split in Pinedale win

Feb 22, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School's girls basketball team took an important 63-40 girls basketball victory Saturday afternoon in Pinedale.
The Tigers opened the road ... [more]

Turnovers costly for RHS girls in losses

Feb 22, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverine girls basketball team lost to Class 4-A West conference-leading Casper Natrona 55-32 on Friday night but came closer to a win on ... [more]

Eagle girls claim first-ever conference title

Feb 22, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  In a historic weekend, the St. Stephen's Eagle girls swept Meeteetse and Burlington to win the Class 1-A Northwest and complete a perfect 8-0 conference ... [more]

Chiefs beat Wind River for third time, secure No. 2 tournament seed

Feb 22, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- The third time was the charm for the visiting Wyoming Indian Chiefs Friday night in Pavillion. 
The Chiefs battled Wind River to a 77-62 decision ... [more]

Lander boys earn road sweep against Mtn. View, Pinedale

Feb 22, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Cooxoocii Black produced the game-winner for the Lander Valley High School Tigers on a tip-in with three seconds left for a 62-60 boys basketball victory ... [more]

Skinner's trey beats buzzer for Rustler women; men downed 93-90

Feb 22, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kiara Skinner swished the game-winning 3-pointer for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers women's basketball team in a 68-65 win Saturday afternoon at Casper ... [more]

Wolverines topple league-leading NC, edged by KW

Feb 22, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton, 6-3 in the Class 4-A West, has one more regular season game to play, this Thursday's home battle against the Evanston Red Devils.

After ... [more]

National FFA Week: Wind River

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Chapter celebrating week with cow hunts, barbecue

The Wind River FFA chapter officers are president Darcey Maddock, vice president Robert Buline, ... [more]

National FFA Week: Riverton

Feb 22, 2015 - By Tia Gopp, Riverton FFA Reporter:  Members preparing for career development event competitions

The Riverton FFA chapter started its year in early May with the election of the 2014-2015 ... [more]

National FFA Week: Shoshoni

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Chapter busy working on stage decorations for state convention

The Shoshoni FFA chapter has had a full and eventful summer with an exciting growing ... [more]

National FFA Week: Lander

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Agricultural organization boasts a long, rich history

The Lander FFA chapter will be busy this week.
Members plan to talk about FFA on local radio ... [more]


Feb 22, 2015 - The Associated Press:  State rig count lowest since 2010
CHEYENNE -- Cause for pessimism persists in Wyoming's oil industry as the number of drilling rigs exploring for oil ... [more]

Discrimination bill clears committee; lawmaker ejected

Feb 22, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity cleared a critical committee hearing on Friday and now ... [more]

Experts to provide one-on-one car seat training

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Injury Prevention Resources is hosting a mid-winter car seat check from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Riverton High School.
Nationally certified child ... [more]

Film contest seeking entries; $25K goes to grand prize winner

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Film Office is seeking submissions for the Wyoming Short Film Contest. The grand prize winner will take home $25,000.
The winning entry will have ... [more]