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CWC broadcast students crew PBS broadcasts from Legislature

Mar 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Some lessons can only be learned through experience.
For example, when filming a live broadcast during the winter in Wyoming, it's best to bring along warm ... [more]

Writer, adventurer to lecture at CWC

Mar 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Author, adventurer and University of Wyoming writer-in-residence Mark Jenkins discusses his 2012 ascent on Mount Everest on Wednesday, March 6, at Central ... [more]

Digest

Mar 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  First lady to read at Story Time
Wyoming's first lady Carol Mead is traveling the state to promote literacy.
Her next event is 3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. ... [more]

New UW prez has Yale, Stanford background

Mar 3, 2013 - By Joshua Roberts, For the Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Robert Sternberg said his father's dream was for him to someday take over the family's second-floor, walk-up button store in Newark, N.J.
The son ... [more]

Officials ask residents to use caution when burning slash

Mar 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Fremont County Firewise and the Dubois Fire District want to caution area residents about open burning of forest project slash.
The current snow depths in ... [more]

Students create space museum at school

Mar 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The exhibit had its grand opening Thursday with a special ribbon cutting by St. Stephen's principal Alma Brown.

After following a trail of stars, ... [more]

Veterans officer to provide outreach

Mar 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services in Wyoming cities throughout ... [more]

Conservation stamp art contest entries due March 15

Mar 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  The deadline for artists to submit entries for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's annual Conservation Stamp Art Competition, is less than a month away. ... [more]

The way it was: Plane crash -- 1964

Mar 3, 2013 - Staff:  One of the most memorable news events of its time occurred 49 years ago this week on the windy, snow-covered prairie near Jeffrey City.
A single-engine ... [more]

Legislative session good for CWC, McFarland says

Mar 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College President Jo Anne McFarland was complimentary of Fremont County's state representatives on their work related to the college during the ... [more]

Vocal music ensembles to perform at CWC

Mar 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Two all-male vocal music ensembles from the University of Wyoming will present a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater ... [more]

Cougar girls drop two straight, out at state

Mar 1, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  CASPER -- It was a dark day for Fremont County basketball, with the St. Stephen's boys, Wyoming Indian boys, Lander boys, Lander girls and Riverton girls all ... [more]

Eagles come up short in 1-A boys state opener vs. Kaycee

Mar 1, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  CASPER -- It was a rollercoaster of an opening-round contest between the St. Stephen's Eagles and the Kaycee Buckaroos in Class 1-A boys action at the Casper ... [more]

Swimmers to Laramie for big meet

Mar 1, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton hosted 112 swimmers from across the state Saturday and Sunday at the Wyoming state B championship meet.
The two-day event was held at the Riverton ... [more]

Pokes end trip at New Mexico

Mar 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming men's basketball team's last road game of the season will be a tough one, as the Cowboys (18-10, 4-10 MW) square off with No. 14/14 ... [more]

Newbold has top 3-point percentage in nation

Mar 1, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Tanner Newbold is the nation's most-accurate 3-point shooter in junior college men's basketball.
The Central Wyoming College freshman tops the 3-point ... [more]

Wolverine girls beaten by Evanston, eliminated at regional

Mar 1, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  GREEN RIVER -- The Riv-erton Lady Wolverines fell behind early and could not catch up to the Evanston Lady Red Devils in the first round of the Class 4-A West ... [more]

Chiefs frigid from the field in losing 2-A opener to Lusk

Mar 1, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It's been a long time since anyone held the Wyoming Indian Chiefs to just 40 points in a varsity boys basketball game.  Lusk had the magic Thursday afternoon ... [more]

What does the expansion of the 'nones' really mean?

Mar 1, 2013 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  A more likely explanation than "atheist" is "I don't really care."

Since its release in October, the report on religious affiliation by Pew Survey ... [more]

Today

Mar 1, 2013 - Staff:  Births
SOULE

A son was born to Megan Soule, of Nashville, Tenn., and Joshua Soule, of Hudson, at 8:06 a.m. Feb. 7, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. ... [more]

Rocky Cruz

Mar 1, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Rocky Cruz, of Riverton, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, after a lengthy illness. He was 55 years old.
Per his request, there will be no services.
Rocky Cruz ... [more]

Speaker says NAACP for anyone who feels discriminated against

Mar 1, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  How can the NAACP be relevant in a state like Wyoming, where a majority of residents are white? James Simmons, president of the NAACP branch in Casper, said ... [more]

Going solo: CWC student sets off alone to see Central America on a 26-day trip

Mar 1, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When Central Wyoming College student Jordan Stapley set off on a 26-day solo trip to Central America, she wasn't sure whether she would enjoy the ... [more]

Major land was sold with the understanding that it would be new fairgrounds

Mar 1, 2013 - Margaret N. Rogers, Riverton:  Editor:
To Fremont County Commissioners, Riverton City Council, the two Indian tribes, and other citizens:
Your help is needed to make some things happen ... [more]

Fed workers first to confront impact of sequestration cuts

Mar 1, 2013 - By Lindsay Wise, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- As a single dad with seven kids living at home, Bill Blevins is used to pinching every penny.
The 48-year-old building engineer at the U.S. ... [more]

Volume 107, No. 1

Mar 1, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  As of today, there are 60 candles on The Ranger's birthday cake.

Today is The Ranger's 60th birthday.
That simple statement is a convenient ... [more]

Enzi gets new committee slots

Mar 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi will be the Republican leader on the Senate Finance Committee's subcommittee dealing with the U.S. tax system.
The ... [more]

Digest

Mar 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  State mines among those challenged
BILLINGS, Mont. -- An environmental group seeking to temporarily halt mining at seven coal mines in four states has ... [more]

State asks for ed waiver; Hill says it's a mistake

Mar 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Education is seeking a waiver from federal education requirements.
The request for a waiver from the federal No Child ... [more]

Police looking into suspicious trailer house fire

Mar 1, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Police Department is investigating a suspicious trailer house fire that took place Saturday morning south of Riverton.
No one was injured in ... [more]