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Rustler women close out 2014 with three games in California

Dec 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Playing three consecutive women's basketball games in San Diego, Calif., is a nice way to wrap up the pre-Christmas schedule for the Central Wyoming College ... [more]

Free throws the difference as Chief girls fall on the road to 3-A Lovell

Dec 12, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  A first game with a young team against a longtime rival on the road can be a daunting task, and it looked for few minutes that the Wyoming Indian would fall ... [more]

State champ returns to lead WR matmen

Dec 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wind River wrestlers Keanan Pfisterer, John Thoman and Kristopher Justice are the experienced Cougars on the mats this year.
Pfisterer is a returning Class ... [more]

Chiefs beat Lovell to open season on road

Dec 12, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wyoming Indian moved on to Billings, Mont., after the game and will face Lame Deer, Mont, in a tournament play at 4:45 p.m. Friday.

Hot shooting, ... [more]

Wolverine boys drop 62-56 opener against rugged Sheridan unit

Dec 12, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines ran into a tough rebounding and defensively sound Sheridan squad and fell to the Broncs 62-56 Thursday in the first game of the Bill ... [more]

Today

Dec 12, 2014 - Staff:  Births
YELLOWPLUME

A son was born to Lorissa Yellowplume of Bellingham, Wash., and Sean Yellowplume of Lander at 8:13 a.m. Nov. 5 at SageWest Health ... [more]

LVHS named 'Battle of the Belts' winner

Dec 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  A Fremont County rivalry was renewed in November, and students from Lander Valley High School edged students from Riverton High School in the second Battle of ... [more]

WRTA collecting toys for children in need Saturday

Dec 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wind River Transportation Authority is collecting new, unwrapped toys and gifts for children during its "Stuff the Bus" campaign Saturday in Riverton. ... [more]

State collects more money than it needs, then wastes it

Dec 12, 2014 - Richard Weber, Story:  Editor:
Dear Gov. Mead,
I regret to say I am selling my dream home and leaving Wyoming because I cannot afford the government rent (property taxes) you (Czar ... [more]

A fur-covered cantaloupe?

Dec 12, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  That once was my great idea for a Christmas gift

Once I was nearly run out of town for suggesting a gift for my beloved, nearly blind grandmother.
I ... [more]

Feds vs. feds

Dec 12, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming has an unexpected partner in the latest flap over wolf management

A cliche becomes a cliche for a reason, and this fall a divisive Wyoming ... [more]

Digest

Dec 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Two charged after meth found in mail
POWELL -- A man and a woman from Powell are facing felony drug charges after police intercepted a mailed package ... [more]

Lottery to add two games

Dec 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Two new games are expected to join the Wyoming Lottery lineup next year.
State lottery CEO Jon Clontz says The Cowboy Game, or Cowboy State Game, ... [more]

Rec rules at Killpecker Dunes to be modified

Dec 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRING -- Off-road vehicles driven on the Killpecker Sand Dunes in western Wyoming would need to be fitted with safety flags under rules proposed by the ... [more]

Today

Dec 11, 2014 - Staff:  Births
WHITE ANTELOPE

A son was born to Rosetta Antelope of St. Stephen's at 1:14 p.m. Oct. 14 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The baby weighed 6 ... [more]

Today

Dec 10, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page one story "EPA asked state to assume Pavillion probe" should have said Jeremiah Rieman works as the natural ... [more]

Today

Dec 9, 2014 - Staff:  Births
VASQUEZ

A child was born to Jessica Vasquez of Shoshoni and Miguel Vasquez of Shoshoni at 5:53 p.m. Oct. 12 at SageWest Health Care. The baby ... [more]

Olympic swimmers coming to Lander for clinic Dec. 20

Dec 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  United States Olympic gold medal swimmers Ian Crocker and Ariana Kukors will be in Lander on Saturday, Dec. 20, for a clinic.
The event is from 2-6 p.m. for ... [more]

Lawmakers not encouraging on county's airport, insurance issues

Dec 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  State legislators showed little support for some issues raised by Fremont County Commissioners at a Dec. 2 meeting.
"We are in support of this effort to ... [more]

Experience a strength for Tiger girls in new basketball season

Dec 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Veteran Lander Valley High School Tigers varsity girls basketball coach Spike Robinson has speedy players at his disposal for the coming season.
Returning ... [more]

Digest

Dec 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Pharmacist shoots robber
CHEYENNE -- A Cheyenne pharmacist shot a would-be robber in the chest Saturday after he brandished a toy gun and demanded ... [more]

Officials take oath of office for Arapaho committees

Dec 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The community welcomed new members of the Northern Arapaho Business Council, Economic Development Commission and Tribal Committee in a special swearing in ... [more]

State, feds find selves on same side in appeals of wolf protections

Dec 7, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming and U.S. government officials have filed separate notices that they will appeal a ruling by a federal judge that reinstated protections for wolves in ... [more]

Mead, western govs huddle about regional water issues

Dec 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LAS VEGAS -- Facing dwindling water supplies, Western states are struggling to capture every drop with dam and diversion projects that some think could erode ... [more]

Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund grants $120K to county groups

Dec 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Awards were given to support a wide variety of projects.

The Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund recently awarded more than $250,000 to cultural ... [more]

'Die Meistersinger' showing in Lander

Dec 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Lander MetOpera will present Richard Wagner's opera "Die Meistersinger von Nurnburg" on Saturday from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
This piece is ... [more]

CWC women get home win Saturday after Friday defeat

Dec 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The games were the first on the home hardwood this season for the Rustlers.

Clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch Saturday lifted the Central ... [more]

The way it was: Midvale project -- 1958

Dec 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Rural land in the Midvale Irrigation District had become wet and unstable over the course of many years, and in December 1958 a rehabilitation job had ... [more]

Richard Farris

Dec 7, 2014 - Staff:  Richard Farris of Kinnear died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, at the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City. He was 58 years old.
A rosary is held at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, ... [more]

SMU puts in 18-1 run late in second half to down Pokes

Dec 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Both teams didn't score a lot in the first half on Friday in Dallas, Texas. UW shot 37.5 from the field in the first 20 minutes.

DALLAS -- It ... [more]