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Hudson suspect to undergo second evaluation

Feb 27, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A judge has granted a motion ordering a second competency evaluation on the youngest defendant in the 2011 Hudson double homicide case after the first ... [more]

Feds nudge Job Corps closer to construction bid

Feb 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Department of Labor on Wednesday posted a "pre-solicitation notice" for construction services for the Wind River Job Corps facility scheduled to be ... [more]

CWC concert celebrates the saxophone

Feb 26, 2013 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College music instructor Jason Ogg, right, watched University of Wyoming faculty professor J. Scott Turpen jam with Riverton High School ... [more]

Today

Feb 26, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the page C-1 photo cutline with "Miller takes 3-A mat title at 145 pounds for LVHS" should have said Riverton's T.J. ... [more]

Jerome T. 'J.T.' SunRhodes Jr.

Feb 26, 2013 - Staff:  Jerome T. "J.T." SunRhodes Jr., of rural Riverton, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 35 years old.
Funeral services ... [more]

Jack J. Herbst

Feb 26, 2013 - Staff:  Jack J. Herbst died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at Wind River Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. He was 74 years old.
A private family burial will be Tuesday, ... [more]

Fremont County ranks last in Kids Count report

Feb 26, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County continues to rank last in the Wyoming Kids Count 2013 Data Report, which evaluates the well-being of children in Wyoming.
The 11 most populous ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 26, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Winter's hold
Winter, it appears, isn't going anywhere. More snow Saturday, with some very nasty roads to accompany it, more cold weather to start the ... [more]

Don't change the constitution over Cindy Hill; just vote out those who did it

Feb 26, 2013 - Ed Thomas, Kinnear:  Editor:
Re: State Superintendent and the Constitution.
Mr. Wolfer, there is no reason to change the Wyoming Constitution. Instead, we should replace those ... [more]

Lottery bill going down to the wire

Feb 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Don't bet just yet on a bill that would allow a lottery and multi-state games such as Powerball in Wyoming.
The state House of Representatives on ... [more]

Digest

Feb 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  UW candidates interviewed
CASPER -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has interviewed the four finalists to be the school's next ... [more]

Legislature looks to adjourn Wednesday

Feb 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Legislature plans to wrap up its general session Wednesday, which would mean ending on the 36th day of what was scheduled to be a 40-day ... [more]

Enzi hears residents voice concerns

Feb 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wyoming's senior U.S. senator vowed to remedy federal funding problems at St. Stephen's School and to investigate whether the threatened budget "sequester" ... [more]

Wyoming health department to work on Medicaid reform

Feb 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Events on the 34th day of 2013 General Session of the Wyoming Legislature:
MEDICAID: The House voted to approve a bill that would call on the ... [more]

County still undecided on spot for new court facility in Riverton

Feb 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission took one step toward building a Riverton justice center while throwing another location into the mix. The county board discussed ... [more]

City opts for some fancier lighting on N. Federal; no trees for now

Feb 26, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Amenities for the North Federal Boulevard reconstruction project in Riverton have been selected.
After incorporating input from the North Federal Boulevard ... [more]

Two victories cap regular hoops season for CWC women

Feb 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Rustlers beat Dawson College and Little Big Horn College.

Central Wyoming College sophomore Marissa Hogan returned to her hometown Thursday ... [more]

Cowboys try to bounce back after lackluster performance

Feb 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  University of Wyoming men's basketball coach Larry Shyatt didn't like his team's energy and effort in last Saturday's 65-42 home loss to UNLV.
It didn't take ... [more]

Wind River girls have had great season on and off court

Feb 26, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  What do you get when you mix committed senior leadership on a small-school girls basketball team, a coach and activities director who is willing to guide, and ... [more]

Horyza's fifth-place swim top Wolverines at state meet; team places ninth

Feb 26, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Senior Eli Horyza was Riverton High School's highest individual placer at the Wyoming state high school swimming and diving championships Saturday in ... [more]

Baker, Flynn win state mat titles for Dubois

Feb 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Sterling Baker and Cody Flynn have been wrestling practicing partners all season for Dubois High School.
The pair on Saturday night capped off outstanding ... [more]

Rustler men close out regular season at 22-6, tops since hoops revival

Feb 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College completed the Region IX men's basketball regular season last week with a pair of road victories to end the year at 22-6.
That's the ... [more]

Competition in the classic style

Feb 24, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Never was it demonstrated better than between Jesse Owens and Luz Long.

He stood alone atop the podium as the "Star Spangled Banner" played for the ... [more]

The Republicans' lost youth

Feb 24, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Who the president is when we first come of voting age -- and whether we see that president as a successful leader -- strongly influences our future voting ... [more]

Government should pay to train tribes in eagle feather practices

Feb 24, 2013 - Diana Mitchell, Riverton:  Editor:
On 2005, I wrote a letter about an Arapaho who wanted an eagle for ceremonial purposes. I agreed that the person should have an eagle for ceremonial ... [more]

Art as entertainment

Feb 24, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  That's what Oscar night celebrates
Of all the art forms, the so-called major motion picture is the most collaborative form. It's also the one that ... [more]

Wolverine girls edged by Evanston

Feb 24, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines outscored the Evanston Lady Red Devils in the final three quarters of Saturday's final regular-season basketball game in Evanston ... [more]

Eagles down DHS Rams for state slot

Feb 24, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  St. Stephen's outgunned Dubois 89-71 Saturday morning to advance to Class 1-A state tournament play next weekend in Casper. The Eagles take the fourth seed, ... [more]

No contest in Laramie as UNLV rips Pokes

Feb 24, 2013 - By Rob Black, The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Even with Anthony Bennett ailing, UNLV was able to chalk up a much-needed, and easy, road win.
The Runnin' Rebels, losers of four straight Mountain ... [more]

WIHS girls will not go to 2-A state hoops tourney

Feb 24, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  A streak came to an end Saturday morning at Wolverine Gym in Riverton. The Wyoming Indian High School girls fell 58-54 to Rocky Mountain and were eliminated ... [more]