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Chiefs, Lovell are top seeds for 2-A regional tourney

Feb 20, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  "If you take out Lovell and Wyoming Indian, you can throw a blanket over the rest of Class 2-A and anyone of them could take third place at the state ... [more]

State swim starts Thursday in Gillette for Wolverines

Feb 20, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  A small contingent of Riverton Wolverine swimmers headed to Gillette on Wednesday with high hopes for the Wyoming State Swimming and Diving championships at ... [more]

Wrestlers from Dubois, Shoshoni win regional titles

Feb 20, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Dubois wrestling combination of Sterling Baker and Cody Flynn captured Class 2-A West individual titles Saturday at Hanna, and Shoshoni's Conner Wilkinson ... [more]

RHS girls beat Green River for second league win

Feb 20, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines basketball team has had several fourth-quarter leads this season that have evaporated like ice on a warm spring day.
Not this ... [more]

Wolverines get 21st win in 67-30 rout of Green River Wolves

Feb 20, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Playing in the final home game of the year, the Riverton High School boys basketball team easily won its 21st game of the season crushing the Green River ... [more]

Today

Feb 20, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Friday's Ranger, the photographer's credit for the page one story "Sinks big horn herd gone" should have said the photo was taken by ... [more]

Phillip D. Wempen

Feb 20, 2013 - Staff:  Phillip D. Wempen died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, in Oklahoma City, after complications from open heart surgery. He was 65 years old.
Services will be at 11 ... [more]

Sara Elizabeth Cross

Feb 20, 2013 - Staff:  Sara Elizabeth Cross died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 30 years old.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, ... [more]

Cruise ship fiasco sparks lawsuits, investigations

Feb 20, 2013 - By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, MCT News Service:  MOBILE, Ala. -- As conditions deteriorated on the crippled Carnival cruise ship Triumph, some passengers panicked. They hoarded food, drank too much and ... [more]

Public employees, stand with your members, not governor, on Life Resource Center

Feb 20, 2013 - Clay Long, Lander:  Editor:
During the 2010 governor's primary election, there was a discussion about who would be the best governor. The Wyoming Public Employees Association, a ... [more]

Bedrocks

Feb 20, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Future farmers founded our city, and today's FFA members strengthen it

One of the many things to like about National FFA Week is the fun old practice ... [more]

Digest

Feb 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Governor signs silencer bill
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has signed a bill into law that will allow the use silencers on firearms for all types of ... [more]

UW asks judge to change decision on president search

Feb 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A judge in Laramie is scheduled to hear arguments on whether the University of Wyoming can continue to conduct its search for a new president in ... [more]

Mead launches inquiry into Hill practices, says action was legal

Feb 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Lawyers for the State of Wyoming say the Legislature acted within its authority to pass a law removing schools Superintendent Cindy Hill as head of ... [more]

CWC board to choose candidate Wednesday

Feb 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees will select one of seven candidates Wednesday night to fill an open Subdistrict 2 seat representing Riverton and ... [more]

RHS hopes breakfast cart will help teens

Feb 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School students now have more options to choose from when selecting their first meal of the day.
A new "grab and go" cart has been set up in the ... [more]

Jury trial date set for suspect in hit-and-run

Feb 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  A jury trial has been scheduled for an Idaho woman charged in a fatal hit-and-run collision that took place in December at the Rezeride Roadhouse Saloon west ... [more]

Chicken ordinance approved

Feb 20, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton has made a final deal with chickens.
After language amendments on a city ordinance passed at the regular city council meeting Tuesday, ... [more]

Dozens hear plans for Moneta Divide oil and gas project

Feb 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  At least 47 residents spent Valentine's Day talking about natural gas and its ramifications for jobs, taxes, water and air in Fremont County. They 47 attended ... [more]

Cougars down Shoshoni in pigtail game, advance to 2-A West tournament

Feb 19, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  SHOSHONI -- The bumper game went to the Cougars. Wind River advanced to the Class 2-A West regional basketball tournament with a solid 59-45 win over Shoshoni ... [more]

Let's keep our commitment to the West 2-A regional

Feb 19, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  There's no question that two of the great high school athletic events our county hosts annually are the Class 1-A West regional basketball tournaments in ... [more]

Today

Feb 19, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ASPINWALL

Signe Aspinwall, 74, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, at her home. Services are pending under the direction of Davis Funeral ... [more]

Wesley Quiver Sr.

Feb 19, 2013 - Staff:  Wesley Quiver Sr. died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at home following a lengthy illness. He was 56 years old.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, ... [more]

As another budget crisis looms, Congress decides to leave town

Feb 19, 2013 - By David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- Military readiness will be threatened. So will food inspections, teaching jobs, mental health services and more, all because of the automatic ... [more]

It's not up to the Legislature to change 'intent' of the voters

Feb 19, 2013 - Steven Galgarde, Riverton:  Editor:
I see that the legislative members who voted to water down the state superintendent's job think they have the constitutional right to do it. But I ... [more]

Even with a 6-year-old, a bet is a bet

Feb 19, 2013 - Parker Donaldson, Riverton:  Editor:
Last night my brother and I made a bet. He is 6 years old and I am almost 12. He bet me a box of Coke that my birthday wasn't every year.
And so we ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 19, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Humming along
The Wyoming Legislature has been efficiency in action this session (although no one who goes through the legislative process probably ... [more]

Digest

Feb 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Cody museum center changes name
CODY -- The Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody has been renamed the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.
The name ... [more]

Visits to Grand Teton park increased 5 percent last year

Feb 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Grand Teton National Park saw a nearly 5 percent increase in visitors last year with more of those tourists deciding to camp, rather than stay in ... [more]

Court orders DNA test on inmate convicted in 1989

Feb 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- In a first for Wyoming, a court has ordered a post-conviction test of DNA.
District Judge Thomas Campbell issued the order in the 23-year-old case ... [more]