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RHS vs. Wolves and Red Devils; boys, girls teams return to pitch

Apr 12, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It's back to the pitch for the Riverton High School boys and girls soccer teams after a 10-day holiday. Both teams are set to battle Class 4-A West conference ... [more]

Rustlers host alumni match

Apr 12, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Darby Thomas, Lisa Hall and Troi Larsen played volleyball for Central Wyoming College six years ago for coach Tiffany Stauffenberg. All three will be back in ... [more]

Cowgirls add Boehme

Apr 12, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  University of Wyoming Cowgirl head basketball coach Joe Legerski today announced the addition of Aubry Boehme (Bay Me) to this year's recruiting class. She ... [more]

Big water pipe along Cooper Rd. could serve Job Corps

Apr 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton received a $9.2 million grant from the Wyoming Water Development Commission for a multi-phased project.
A well with a 24-inch ... [more]

No charges against deputy who killed Pavillion resident

Apr 12, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County attorney Brian Varn said charges would not be filed against the deputy sheriff who shot and killed a distraught Pavillion man in late ... [more]

Naturalist imprints on turkeys in nationally recognized work

Apr 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A mother turkey comforts, nourishes, supports and patiently stays by her young. When Lander naturalist Joe Hutto was living in Florida in the early 1990s, he ... [more]

Digest

Apr 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Mead to China for coal meeting
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Gov. Matt Mead is heading to China in June for an international coal conference.
Renny MacKay is spokesman for ... [more]

State predicts hunters would kill 52 wolves in initial season

Apr 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON (AP) -- Wildlife managers estimate hunting and other causes of death should reduce Wyoming's wolf population outside Yellowstone National Park to ... [more]

Natural gas below $2 for first time since '02

Apr 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  NEW YORK (AP) -- The price of natural gas has fallen below $2 per 1,000 cubic feet for the first time in more than a decade, a remarkable decline for a ... [more]

Mike Wallace: The tough-as-nails TV newsman did it his way, with no second thoughts

Apr 12, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Here's an explanation for all the wind overnight. Maybe it was a huge, collective sigh of relief from all the con men, corrupt business executives and shady ... [more]

An Obama-Romney battle

Apr 12, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  We got our first real glimpse last week of how President Obama and his now-almost-certain Republican rival, Mitt Romney, intend to wage their campaigns in the ... [more]

'Good ol' boy' rules at senior center

Apr 12, 2012 - George Bartlett, Riverton:  Editor:
The "'good ol' boy" syndrome is alive and well at the Riverton Senior Citizens Center. Not only do members of the board of directors elect and ... [more]

U.S. ought to back Myanmar, but only if reforms continue

Apr 12, 2012 - By The Kansas City Star:  The Obama administration has, appropriately, eased sanctions on Myanmar following its recent elections, the first free and fair contests in many years.
The ... [more]

Expo geared for tribal businesses

Apr 12, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Development Fund is teaming up with the U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies to put on the 12th annual Native American Business ... [more]

Proper amount of marketing depends on sales volume

Apr 12, 2012 - By Greg Jordan:  Question -- "Am I doing enough marketing?"
-- Curt, Laramie
Answer -- This question is asked often in many different ways.
The answer ... [more]

Annie Jean Anesi

Apr 12, 2012 - Staff:  Funeral services for Annie Jean Anesi, 90, of Lander, are at 10 a.m. Friday, April 13, at the Chapel of Mount Hope, Hudson's Funeral Home, in Lander.
Mrs. ... [more]

William F. Lamming

Apr 12, 2012 - Staff:  William F. "Bill" Lamming, 83, of Riverton, died Sunday, April 8, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.
Memorial services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 13, ... [more]

Richard N. Skinner

Apr 12, 2012 - Staff:  Richard N. "Rich" Skinner, 77, died Sunday, April 8, 2012, at his home in Riverton.
Memorial services are at 2 p.m. Friday, April 13, at the Davis Funeral ... [more]

Today

Apr 12, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ANESI

Funeral services for Annie Jean Anesi, 90, of Lander, are at 10 a.m. Friday, April 13, at the Chapel of Mount Hope, Hudson's Funeral ... [more]

Wyoming concludes action at Cowgirl Classic golf

Apr 11, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Chandler, Ariz. (April 11, 2012) - Junior Dana Zamprelli battle winds approaching 30 miles per hour to card a 78 (+6) during Wednesday's final round of the ... [more]

Mitchell P. Moss

Apr 11, 2012 - Staff:  Mitchell P. Moss, 33, of Arapahoe, died Saturday, April 7, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.
Traditional American Indian services are at 10 a.m. Thursday, ... [more]

Duane E. Tillman

Apr 11, 2012 - Staff:  Duane E. Tillman, 82, a lifelong resident of the Wind River Indian Reservation, died Friday, April 6, 2012, at his home.
Traditional American Indian funeral ... [more]

Today

Apr 11, 2012 - Staff:  Correction
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page one story "Hospital helpers" included an incorrect last name. The correct name full name should have been ... [more]

Jorgensen carries CWC men to first-place in Eastern

Apr 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College freshman Stetson Jorgensen is coming off a second-place finish in the men's all-around standings at the Eastern Wyoming College ... [more]

Rustler women third at EWC; maintaining big lead in region

Apr 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College veteran Traci Hinman placed second in goat tying at the Eastern Wyoming College rodeo. CWC photo

Central Wyoming College has a ... [more]

Shyatt signs Australia point guard to Wyoming basketball squad

Apr 11, 2012 - Wire and staff reports:  University of Wyoming coach Larry Shyatt announced on Wednesday that Nathan Sobey has signed a national letter of intent to join the Cowboy men's basketball ... [more]

District 25 approves major staff shuffle to meet 16:1 mandate

Apr 11, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  A school staffing plan that will affect 34 educators in Fremont County School District 25 for the 2012-13 academic year was approved by the Riverton school ... [more]

Sheriff, commissioners spar over work gloves

Apr 11, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  After Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker on Tuesday launched litigation against county commissioners over a rejected payment for work gloves, the county ... [more]

McOmie will not run for re-election

Apr 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A longtime state legislator has announced his retirement.
Seven-term Republican State Rep. Del McOmie of Lander will not run again.
"It will be 14 years, ... [more]

No major flood worries so far; Wind River area snowpack at 70 percent

Apr 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  (AP) -- A warm, dry spring has sapped Wyoming's mountain snowpack to the point that the state likely won't see the widespread, record flooding that occurred ... [more]

State's coal industry worries about lower price demands as old contracts are renewed

Apr 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming is the nation's top producer of coal, with thousands of workers employed by the industry. Wyoming State Geological Survey

LARAMIE (AP) -- The ... [more]

Digest

Apr 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Frontier Days drew 252,000
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Last year's Cheyenne Frontier Days attracted more than 252,000 people to its rodeo, night concerts and ... [more]

Court says ban on abortion protest was unconstitutional

Apr 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- A state court order that barred abortion protesters from appearing at Jackson's town square last year violated the protesters' constitutional ... [more]

The decks are cleared

Apr 11, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  You know your presidential campaign is in trouble when winning your home-state primary is starting to look like a long shot. That, however, was the scene ... [more]

Professor Obama might be tough on President Obama

Apr 11, 2012 - By The St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  "I was a constitutional law professor, which means unlike the current president I actually respect the Constitution," Barack Obama said on March 30, ... [more]

Time to play ball

Apr 11, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  When Bruce Tippets mentioned the Los Angeles Angels in his baseball preview column in last Friday's Ranger, it caused me to dust off my autographed California ... [more]

Senior center complainers ought to be there to help

Apr 11, 2012 - M. Nichols Sr., Riverton:  Editor:
In reply to Carl. M. Niswonger's letter to The Ranger concerning the Riverton Senior Citizens Center needs an advocate and that the center has very ... [more]

Community invited to help Riverton resident mark her 105th birthday

Apr 11, 2012 - Staff:  The Wind River Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Riverton is getting ready to celebrate the upcoming birthday of the facility's oldest resident and staff ... [more]

Weather Service trains weather spotters

Apr 11, 2012 - Staff:  National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Murrell used a video clip from "The Simpsons" to help illustrate types of storms and tornadoes during his weather ... [more]

Five new players inked by CWC

Apr 10, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four Utah high school players and one player from Louisiana are coming to play basketball next year at Central Wyoming College for coach Curtis Condie.
Signed ... [more]