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Big third quarter boosts Lyman past Lander boys

Dec 9, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lyman outscored Lander Valley High School 21-6 in the third quarter to change the momentum and pick up a 50-38 boys basketball victory Saturday night at Bob ... [more]

Coach of Year Trembly guided Dubois to 6-man state crown

Dec 9, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Improvising, adapting and overcoming challenges are all in a day's work for the 2012 Fremont County Coach of the Year. Dubois head football coach David Trembly ... [more]

Riverton's 'X-Man' is Player of the Year

Dec 9, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The quarterback is a special position on any football team. Behind center, looking at opposing defenses and making sure his players are all set, there is no ... [more]

LVHS girls beat 4-A Green River on road, fall at home

Dec 9, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lyman kept Lander Valley High School's girls out of rhythm offensive rhythm Saturday night in a 50-42 victory for the visiting team at Bob Carey Memorial ... [more]

RHS boys still perfect; big tests coming next

Dec 9, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Wolverines beat Buffalo and Sheridan this weekend to climb to 6-0 on the season.

The snow almost stopped the Riverton Wolverines Saturday night ... [more]

William James Trosper Jr.

Dec 9, 2012 - Staff:  William James "Jake" Trosper Jr., 73, died at his home in Ethete, on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, surrounded by his family.
Services are at 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. ... [more]

William M. Shipp

Dec 9, 2012 - Staff:  William M. Shipp of Lander died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Wind River Health Care in Riverton. He was 92 years old.
Cremation has taken place. Services will ... [more]

William T. Nightingale Jr.

Dec 9, 2012 - Staff:  William T. Nightingale Jr., formerly of Lander, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, surrounded by family. He was 83 years old.
Per his request, there will be no ... [more]

Small colleges count on local cops to handle biggest issues

Dec 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- When a Casper College instructor was killed in front of his class, there wasn't much campus security could have done to stop the attacker. He ... [more]

183 elk shot in Grand Teton hunt

Dec 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Wyoming wildlife officials say 183 elk were killed during this year's Grand Teton National Park hunt, well short of harvest estimates issued before ... [more]

Riverton drama takes 3 state titles; 7 named all-state

Dec 9, 2012 - Staff:  Theater students from Riverton High School ranked among the best in Wyoming at the conclusion of the Wyoming State Drama Festival last weekend at Central ... [more]

The way it was: School construction -- 1953

Dec 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Riverton had just one elementary school through its first 48 years. By the early 1950s, there was enough growth to warrant a second. Surveying and site work ... [more]

Digest

Dec 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Crack-seal project under way
A $991,000 project to crack-seal highways is under way throughout Central and Northwest Wyoming, and work will continue ... [more]

Riverton homicide the subject of 'Nightmare Next Door' episode

Dec 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  The 2004 homicide of Wyo-ming Honor Farm nurse Tammy Watts will be featured on Investigation Discovery's "Night-mare Next Door" television series this ... [more]

County students place in photography contest

Dec 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Nature Conservancy of Wyoming has announced the winners for its fourth annual "I Believe in Conservation" high school photography contest. This year's ... [more]

Beef show new to Wyoming State Winter Fair lineup

Dec 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Preparations for the 2013 Wyoming State Winter Fair are in full swing, and several new events have been added.
The beef show and miniature bull competition ... [more]

Boy Scout seeks gift donations as part of Eagle Scout project

Dec 9, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  As part of his Eagle Scout project with Boy Scout Troop 276, Kyle Phister, 14, of Riverton, is asking local residents to shop for others this holiday ... [more]

Cooling unit malfunction put courthouse servers in danger

Dec 9, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The compressor in the building's 23-year-old air conditioner broke on Black Friday; commissioners support looking into getting a new system.

Many in ... [more]

Three injured Friday in another car wreck at Honor Farm intersection

Dec 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three people were injured in a spectacular two-vehicle accident that took place Friday evening at the intersection of Honor Farm Road and Wyoming Highway 789 ... [more]

School funds affected as stimulus money dwindles

Dec 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local educational institutions noticed a lack of federal funding this year after spending the last of their American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ... [more]

Kids from elementary to high school pitch in for holidays

Dec 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton High School Key Club's annual toy store opened early on Saturday morning.
Organizers had planned to start the event at 9 a.m. Saturday, but ... [more]

Unemployment down again across Fremont County

Dec 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County's employment picture showed improvement in October, and the unemployment rate now stands at its lowest rate in four years -- 5.5 percent.
That's ... [more]

Pokes stay perfect, down Okla. Panhandle St. 74-55

Dec 8, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE - Senior forward Leonard Washington, senior guard Derrious Gilmore and sophomore forward Larry Nance Jr. combined to score 29 of the University of ... [more]

Kiwanis Club honors service of fellow member

Dec 7, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton's Kiwanis Club honored Mary Rosenberg during its regular meeting Nov. 8 for work she has contributed to the organization's activities since she joined ... [more]

Shoshoni hosts annual wrestling dual tournament Saturday

Dec 7, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shoshoni High School wrestling coach Tony Truempler can't wait to show off his wrestlers Saturday at the Zach Parish Memorial Dual tournament in Shoshoni.
The ... [more]

Chiefs fall to archrival Lovell in first game

Dec 7, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It remains one of the best rivalries in all of high school sports. The Lovell Bulldogs edged the Wyoming Indian Chiefs in come-from-behind fashion 57-51 ... [more]

Rams down Wind River

Dec 7, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a nice home opener Thursday for the Dubois Rams and first-year head coach Aric Hanusa as the Class 1-A Rams defeated 2-A Wind River 57-54. The win is ... [more]

Cougar girls thump DHS 60-18 Thursday

Dec 7, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a rough start to the home basketball season for the Dubois girls Thursday night at home. Class 1-A Dubois hosted highly ranked 2-A Wind River, and the ... [more]

Today

Dec 7, 2012 - Staff:  Clarification
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one cutline for the photos "Rehearsal rigors" should have said the Central Wyoming College holiday ... [more]

Ronda L. LeBeau

Dec 7, 2012 - Staff:  Services for Ronda L. LeBeau will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at her home on Old Wind River Highway in Fort Washakie. Sunrise services will be Saturday, Dec. ... [more]