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Budget bill would give Legislature additional oversight of university

Feb 14, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The budget bill pending in the Wyoming Legislature would require University of Wyoming trustees to propose new policies requiring more oversight on ... [more]

The L-word

Feb 14, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  On Valentine's Day, take Browning's advice and 'teach the world'

Some of the earliest surviving written narrative deals in love. From the ancients to ... [more]

Cowboys return home

Feb 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The Cowboys are back home, and not a moment too soon.
After spending the last 11 days playing three road games -- a rarity once conference play starts -- the ... [more]

Indoor track team heading for Simplot Games in Idaho

Feb 13, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School indoor track coach Tawn Gopp is taking a team of 11 to the annual Simplot Games Thursday through Saturday in Pocatello, Idaho.
The meet ... [more]

Riverton-Natrona games moved to CWC gym

Feb 13, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The venue has changed because Wolverine Gym is being prepared for the conference wrestling tournament.

Both Class 4-A West conference leaders, the ... [more]

Dubois grapplers capture two titles at big Carbon County Invitational

Feb 13, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Dubois High School wrestlers Sterling Baker and Cody Flynn finished their regular season Saturday, winning individual titles at the Carbon County Invitational. ... [more]

Today

Feb 13, 2013 - Staff:  Clarifications
In the Feb. 6 issue of The Ranger, the page one story "Library sues to get her job back in Dubois," should have said the report hearing ... [more]

Billie Jean Dillon

Feb 13, 2013 - Staff:  Billie Jean Dillon died Friday, Jan. 8, 2013, surrounded by her siblings. She was 70 years old.
Services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Haskell ... [more]

Marion Sjostrom

Feb 13, 2013 - Staff:  Marian Sjostrom died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, in Lander. She was 84 years old.
A memorial service will be in the summer on the Diamond H Ranch.
Marian Nelson ... [more]

Evelyn L. Natzke

Feb 13, 2013 - Staff:  Evelyn L. Natzke died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in Evergreen, Colo. She was 80 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at Trinity ... [more]

Quoted in the news

Feb 13, 2013 - Staff:  "I am for districts choosing to do year-round school. I just don't think we need $3 million in incentives from the state."
-- State Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, ... [more]

How to respond to new nuclear test from North Korea isn't clear

Feb 13, 2013 - By Tom Lasseter and Hannah Allam, McClatchy Newspapers:  BEIJING -- Hours after carrying out a nuclear test in defiance of international warnings not to, North Korea warned Tuesday that it will take new unspecified ... [more]

Dispatchers do a difficult job with little recognition

Feb 13, 2013 - Brandy Hague, Riverton Police/Fire Dispatcher:  Editor:
I would like to take a moment to extend a sincere thank-you to my fellow Riverton Police Department dispatchers.
Another busy year has passed with ... [more]

Deserving a vote

Feb 13, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Obama framed the theater around guns, but it applies to much more in Congress

Time is the only teller, ultimately, of what part or parts of a ... [more]

Digest

Feb 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wolves took 55 moose in three years
JACKSON -- Research shows wolves in the northern part of Grand Teton National Park have an appetite for moose during ... [more]

Bank robbery suspect says he gave stolen money to the poor

Feb 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- When it came to raising money for the unfortunate, accused bank robber Corey Allan Donaldson said he wanted to think outside the box.
The ... [more]

Towns changed by energy boom could get assistance

Feb 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers are considering creating a way to offer grants to areas affected by energy development.
The proposal, House Bill 212, has already ... [more]

More education bills pass Senate panel

Feb 13, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Senate Education Committee endorsed two bills on Monday aimed at restarting ambitious education reform in Wyoming.
The panel approved House ... [more]

Two in the running so far to replace Brian Varn

Feb 13, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Work is under way to find a replacement for Fremont County Attorney Brian Varn, who is resigning from his post at the end of the month because of family ... [more]

With funds exhausted by lawsuit, LeClair raises irrigation rates for users

Feb 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Legal expenses over the past two years drained the reserves of the LeClair Irrigation District, so the district is increasing its rates to raise capital. The ... [more]

State lottery considered again by Wyoming lawmakers

Feb 13, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming residents who dream of hitting the jackpot will no longer have to drive across state lines to buy lotto tickets under a proposal advancing ... [more]

Middle school kids mix it up

Feb 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton Middle School students stepped out of their comfort zones at lunch Friday, when they were asked not to sit with their usual friends during the midday ... [more]

Riverton schools to explore all-year school calendar

Feb 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton school officials will begin studying the possibility of a year-long learning schedule after the Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees on ... [more]

Woodward helps Cowgirls to an 18-4 overall record

Feb 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  University of Wyoming women's basketball coach Joe Legerski was honest in his evaluation of sophomore forward Kayla Woodward's performance Saturday against ... [more]

Pay attention to winter stretch run for RHS sports

Feb 12, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  "And down the stretch they come," echos in our minds when we see the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes and watch those amazing horses give their all ... [more]

Nationally ranked Sheridan too much for CWC women

Feb 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Rustler women host Miles Community College at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Sheridan College kept in front of the pack in the Region IX women's ... [more]

Sheridan knocks off Rustler men

Feb 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College fell out of a three-way tie for first place in the Region IX men's basketball standings, losing a 75-68 decision Saturday to Sheridan ... [more]

Today

Feb 12, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
CUTSHAW

Harry F. Cutshaw, 80, died Thursday, Feb. 7, at his home in Lander. At his request, no services will be held.

DILLON
Billie ... [more]

Dorothy A. Hogan

Feb 12, 2013 - Staff:  Dorothy A. Hogan died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at her home in Riverton. She was 69 years old.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Davis ... [more]

TOPS offers support to people with weight loss goals

Feb 12, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The beginning of every new year is used by many as the time to start over and set new goals to lose weight.
The urge to quit typically emerges in ... [more]