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Not exactly a happy ending

Jan 6, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  But the story of our Christmas calf could have been worse.

A professor in one of my English literature classes offered an explanation of the ... [more]

2012 will be recalled as 'the year of the fire'

Jan 6, 2013 - Linda Deibe, Riverton:  Editor:
I enjoyed reading the end-of-the-year issue. The Top 10 news of the year always interests me. I suppose it depends a lot on who you are and where you ... [more]

Rapping the gavel

Jan 6, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Take the session seriously, lawmakers, and keep Wyoming issues uppermost

Some hard and serious work is about to begin as the Wyoming Legislature ... [more]

Wild horse sale rules changed under Friday's federal ruling

Jan 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Sales of wild horses and burros in Wyoming and other states will be restricted under new rules announced Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Land ... [more]

Robert Gale Rowan Jr.

Jan 6, 2013 - Staff:  Robert Gale Rowan Jr., a lifetime resident of Fremont County, died Wednesday Jan. 2, 2013, at his home in Lander, surrounded by his family, following a ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jan 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Two killed in I-80 wreck
LARAMIE -- Authorities say two people were killed and four others were injured in a single-vehicle rollover crash on Interstate ... [more]

The way it was: Pavillion players -- 1957

Jan 6, 2013 - Staff:  Some "hillbillies" were noticed going door to door in both downtown Lander and Riverton not long after New Year's in 1957.
They were the Pavillion Players, a ... [more]

Library director fires manager in Dubois; board upholds decision

Jan 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Sabatka said she bought $500 in books with library money for the local school district, which said it would reimburse the library.

On Nov. 8, Fremont ... [more]

Nominations sought for the 2013 Jefferson awards

Jan 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  ServeWyoming invites citizens to submit 2013 Wyoming Jefferson Awards nomination essays for an individual or individuals who volunteer in the state of Wyoming ... [more]

Percussion group to perform at CWC

Jan 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  A percussion ensemble that blends ethnic and contemporary sounds will be in concert Saturday, Jan. 12, at Central Wyoming College.
Arts in Action and the CWC ... [more]

CWC Lander hosting Bridges Out of Poverty workshop

Jan 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  A daylong workshop aimed at service providers, educators and business owners whose daily work connects with people living in poverty will be hosted by Central ... [more]

Jackson Dinner Theater duo to perform in Lander

Jan 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Jackson Dinner Theater is coming to Lander for two performances in January.
"Cooking the World," written by Bob Berky and starring Bob Berky and Jeff ... [more]

Trail groomer has lonely job -- and likes it

Jan 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The sun had not yet peaked over the mountains or broken through the clouds, but a bright orange tractor was already chugging over the snow in the darkness on a ... [more]

TV series features case of missing Lander jogger

Jan 6, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Amy Wroe Bechtel disappeared in 1997 while running in the mountains near Loop Road.

The ongoing investigation into the 1997 disappearance of Amy Wroe ... [more]

Great Plains looking to expand water line

Jan 6, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Great Plains Utility Organization of the Northern Arapaho Tribe has asked Fremont County Commissioners to sponsor an application for a grant to be put ... [more]

Amid new drought climate, cloud seeding to continue

Jan 6, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  It's described as the most comprehensive research-based project undertaken to determine whether cloud seeding works.

Drought conditions have posed a ... [more]

CWC eyes new emphasis on 'campus culture' in new year

Jan 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Administrators at Central Wyoming College say they have started to focus on campus culture this year as their goals for the future evolve and mature.
"We're ... [more]

Legislature opens Tuesday; Bebout says finances now 'very manageable'

Jan 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout (R-Riverton) will be especially focused on budget issues during Wyoming's coming legislative session.
After almost 20 years in the ... [more]

Laramie takes on Laramie on Friday

Jan 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  Members of the Riverton High School cheerleading squad led spectators in a cheer during a game break Thursday night during the Bill Strannigan East-West ... [more]

Lummis takes oath of office

Jan 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wyoming U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis was sworn in to the 113th Congress in ceremonies Thursday at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. From left, Speaker of the ... [more]

Break over for RHS swimmers with meets in Park County

Jan 4, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School coach Jay Dayton is glad the holiday season is over for his swimmers.
Dayton said it was difficult for the Wolverines to be focused ... [more]

Cold-shooting Wolverine girls lose 39-27 to Thermopolis

Jan 4, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Poor shooting and turnovers continued to plague the Riverton Lady Wolverines basketball team Thursday night. RHS dropped its first game in the Bill Strannigan ... [more]

RHS boys pound Thermop to set up showdown vs. Laramie

Jan 4, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines boys basketball team jumped out to a quick lead and never looked back en route to an easy 81-43 win over Class 2-A Thermopolis during ... [more]

RHS wrestlers head to Douglas; Beau Batista back on mat

Jan 4, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Beau Batista will return to the wrestling lineup for Riverton High School this weekend after being out with an injury for nearly a month
Batista, a senior, ... [more]

Religion missing from new version of famed video game

Jan 4, 2013 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  You may have missed it, but one of the most anticipated new video games has been released. No, not "Halo 4" for the Xbox, but "Assassin's Creed 3," which ... [more]

Today

Jan 4, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In the Dec. 27 Ranger, the page one story "Holiday food drive aims to keep kids fed during break" should have said that organizers ... [more]

Nadine E. Held

Jan 4, 2013 - Staff:  Nadine E. Held died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at her home in Dubois, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was 78 years old.
At her request no ... [more]

School nurse at Fort Washakie wins Nurse of the Year honor

Jan 4, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Hardy saw more than 100 students with H1N1 flu in 2009.

The Wyoming School Nurses Association recognized Fort Washakie school nurse Alicen Hardy as ... [more]

Riverton resident named to honors list

Jan 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  MADISON, S.D. -- Luann Cowles, of Riverton, was recently named to the president's academic honors list for the fall semester at Dakota State University in ... [more]

Vinich named Artist of the Month

Jan 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  Mark Vinich, a former elementary school art teacher in Fremont County School District 25, was recently named December Artist of the Month in Cheyenne by the ... [more]