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Even after veto, Legislature still wants to see budget cut plans

Mar 5, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The Wyoming Legislature intends to direct state agencies to prepare for a range of budget cuts despite Gov. Matt Mead's recent veto of a similar directive in ... [more]

Hill claims new law has left 'chaos'

Mar 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill says a new state law that stripped her of most of her power left the state's public education system in ... [more]

Work group studies health of Fremont County

Mar 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  What started as a community health assessment on the Wind River Indian Reservation soon turned into a thorough study on factors affecting the health of the ... [more]

Canyon road improvements weighed at talk session

Mar 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Community members shared thoughts about the future of the Wind River Canyon during a public meeting about the scenic byway's Corridor Management Plan.
The CMP ... [more]

District 21 superintendent announces resignation

Mar 5, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 21 superintendent Richard McClements is resigning from his post in June.
"I am appreciative of having had the Wyoming ... [more]

Ranger marks 60th newspaper birthday

Mar 5, 2013 - Staff:  It's been 60 years to the day since the first edition of The Ranger was published.
The March 5, 1953, edition was the result of a business merger between the ... [more]

Digest

Mar 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Plane missing in south Wyoming
RAWLINS -- A search is under way for a plane reported missing in south-central Wyoming.
Carbon County Sheriff Jerry ... [more]

Teens charged in triple killing

Mar 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Two teens charged in a triple homicide in a small Wyoming town told investigators they stole handguns from a Cody gun store and went to a house they ... [more]

FFA pages brought back memories of an old jacket

Mar 5, 2013 - Mary Shellert, Phoenix, Ariz.:  Editor:
I sincerely appreciated the pages in the Sunday paper recently about National Future Farmers of America Week. It is good to see there are some active ... [more]

RHS hosts district speech; judges sought

Mar 5, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton High School hosts the top speech and debate students from western Wyoming this week for their national qualifying tournaments, and school officials ... [more]

Firemen enjoy Jackalope Jump

Mar 5, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County Battalion No. 1 firefighters Logan Davis and Matt Hitt leaped in tandem into a pool of water in front of Riverton City Hall during Saturday's ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Mar 5, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Marching toward spring
March is the month when spring begins, but winter isn't going quietly. After mild weather over the weekend that most definitely ... [more]

With funds sequestered, state could plow road to park

Mar 5, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Plow the Beartooth Highway. It's one idea being floated to aid tourism in Cody during a delay in opening Yellowstone National Park to automobiles ... [more]

Ruby A. Willow

Mar 5, 2013 - Staff:  Ruby A. Willow died Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Casper. She was 64 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 7, at St. Stephen's ... [more]

Rustlers ousted from Region IX tourney

Mar 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC had advanced to the quarterfinals with a double-overtime victory Sunday night.

Otero Junior College eliminated Central Wyoming College 59-56 ... [more]

Wolverine cheer and dance teams to state finals

Mar 5, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  For both the Riverton High School cheerleading squad and the RHS dance team, the competitive season starts and ends Wednesday at the Wyoming state high school ... [more]

Developing a soccer team at RMS will be good for the sport

Mar 5, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Imagine if you were a kid in Riverton and wanted to play competitive soccer. And let's say you knew your parents would agree with the advertisement that was in ... [more]

Tiger boys face top-seeded Douglas at state

Mar 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School boys basketball coach Terry Hopkin knows his players won't be scared of playing No. 1 seed Douglas Thursday in the opening round of ... [more]

The short-hand of politics

Mar 5, 2013 - By Liz Sidoti, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- From an early age, Americans are conditioned to see the world in sharp lines -- black-and-white labels in a society where the reality is many ... [more]

Wet month keeps snowpack below 30-year average

Mar 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  City weather in February

High: 50 (Feb. 4)
Low: -2 (Feb. 12)
Average
temperature: 23.9
30-year average: 24.3
Snowfall: 8.8 inches
Moisture: ... [more]

As D.C. squirms, Wyoming relishes its own fiscal health

Mar 3, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- While Washington D.C. squirmed this week over the impending federal government spending cuts, Wyoming lawmakers in Cheyenne -- some 1,500 miles west ... [more]

St. Stephen's eliminated by 0-2 record at 1-A state

Mar 3, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  CASPER -- It was a tale of two halves for the St. Stephen's Eagles early Friday afternoon at Casper College. The Eagles' two leading scorers each played about ... [more]

Cowboys struggle shoooting the ball vs. Lobos

Mar 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Wyoming hoped to spoil New Mexico's perfect home record and ruin the Lobos bid to clinch the Mountain West championship.
Depiste woeful ... [more]

CWC women start Region IX tournament Monday night

Mar 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College shocked some teams last year at the Region IX women's basketball tournament, advancing all the way to the semifinal round.
This year, ... [more]

Third-seeded Rustlers face Trinidad to start postseason

Mar 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College men's basketball coach Shelby Lindley believes the Region IX men's basketball tournament is wide open from top to bottom.
The ... [more]

Fifth place for WIHS Chiefs at state tourney

Mar 3, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  CASPER -- It wasn't what the Wyoming Indian Chiefs wanted to see in Casper last weekend, but they did continue a tradition and bring home hardware from the ... [more]

Tigers win two at 3-A West to make state field

Mar 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  POWELL -- After a 42-37 loss to Jackson in the opening round Thursday at the Class 3-A West regional boys basketball tournament at Powell High School, Lander ... [more]

Riverton second at 4-A regional

Mar 3, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Wolverines lost Saturday's regional title game to Casper Kelly Walsh and will open state-tournament play Thursday night vs. Cheyenne South. ... [more]

LVHS girls qualify for state, will be No. 4 seed from West

Mar 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  POWELL -- Lander Valley High School is back in the Class 3-A girls state basketball tournament after securing a spot Saturday morning with a 48-43 victory over ... [more]

Familiar old faces at the WDE

Mar 3, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  Thrown out by voters in the 2010 election by the voters, they are coming back into power under the new, appointed education CEO.

The sign reads "You ... [more]