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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]

Column had 'myths' about guns and gun ownership

Jan 4, 2013 - Ron Collins, Riverton:  Editor:
I feel compelled to address the many myths and misunderstandings that were listed in Betty Starks Case's column titled "'A Christmas Season Stained" ... [more]

Differences in the details

Jan 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Politically, the 213th Congress that was sworn in Thursday won't be much of a change from the less-than-stellar 212th Congress it replaces: ... [more]

Wyoming's top news

Jan 4, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Try this top-10 list on for size

For years the Associated Press (of which The Ranger was the very first Wyoming member newspaper in 1953) produced an ... [more]

Digest

Jan 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Contractor sues over prison project
CHEYENNE -- A Utah construction company that built a medium-security prison in Torrington is suing the Wyoming ... [more]

Drug arrests increase at UW; rapes decline

Jan 4, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The University of Wyoming Police Department is creating a full-time crime prevention officer to concentrate on making the campus safer, UW Police ... [more]

Laramie hotel robbery under investigation

Jan 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The robbers fled the Fairfield Inn with an undisclosed amount of money.

LARAMIE -- Police in Laramie say they're investigating a hotel robbery.
The ... [more]

Campbell has hospice bill ready for Tuesday

Jan 4, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The second-term representative's district was redrawn before the 2012 election.

Rita Campbell, R-Shoshoni, will return to the Wyoming House of ... [more]

Miller says he's not in favor of fuel tax hike

Jan 4, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Federal lands and fuel taxes will be on Rep. Dave Miller's mind as he heads back to Cheyenne. Miller, R-Riverton, will start his eighth term in Wyoming's House ... [more]

Commission orders decals on coroner cars

Jan 4, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan says he won't permit it.

Although official decals are ready, Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan and commissioners ... [more]

Physician surrenders license after state board investigation

Jan 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Dr. Jason Lovell of Riverton Family Medical no longer is licensed to practice osteopathic medicine in Wyoming. The Wyoming Board of Medicine on Dec. 26 ... [more]

Pokes improve to 13-0

Jan 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Senior forward Leonard Washington notched 19 points and 11 rebounds and scored 13 of the University of Wyoming men's basketball team's final 17 points to guide ... [more]

Lady Rustlers host Western Wyoming

Jan 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College women's basketball coach Serol Stauffenberg is expecting Western Wyoming to press his team the entire game Saturday night at Rustler ... [more]

Back to the hardwood Saturday for the 11-3 CWC Rustler men

Jan 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College returns from the holiday break for a two-game Region IX men's basketball home stand.
The Rustlers open the stretch at 7:30 p.m. ... [more]

CWC grad rate highest in history

Jan 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  This year's 35 percent graduation rate at Central Wyoming College is the highest ever recorded at the Riverton-based school, administrators said.
The number ... [more]

First baby of the year

Jan 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Shannon Abeyta was surprised to hear that her newborn son, Conan Abeyta, was Riverton's first baby of 2013.
"I'm kind of shocked (that) it didn't happen ... [more]

Seven fender-benders on same street

Jan 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  Riverton city workers said excess moisture was to blame for several rear-end collisions that took place Wednesday on Main Street downtown.
The incidents ... [more]

Attorney General weighs in on spat over deputy gloves

Jan 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The final word in the Fremont County Commission's long disagreement with Sheriff Skip Hornecker over gloves leaves the situation open for ... [more]

Wyoming lottery bill proposed again

Jan 3, 2013 - MCT:  CHEYENNE -- More than 189 million tickets were sold across the country for the record-setting $587.5 million Powerball jackpot in November.
But Wyoming ... [more]

Today

Jan 3, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
OLSON

Lynn C. Olson, 89, of Riverton, died Monday, Dec. 31, at the Wind River Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Riverton. Funeral ... [more]

Esther Ruth Noyes

Jan 3, 2013 - Staff:  Esther Ruth Noyes died at 12:01 a.m. Jan. 1, 2013, surrounded by family. She was 80 years old.
Celebration of Life services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. ... [more]

Lynn C. Olson

Jan 3, 2013 - Staff:  Lynn C. Olson, of Riverton, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Wind River Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. He was 89 years old.
Funeral services will be at ... [more]

Ronald D. 'Roscoe' Knuth

Jan 3, 2013 - Staff:  Ronald D. "Roscoe" Knuth, of Riverton, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 61 years old.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. ... [more]

Personal approach keeps loyal customers

Jan 3, 2013 - Staff:  Question -- "The business world is really changing. How do I retain my loyal customers in today's environment?"
-- Charles, Casper
Answer -- ... [more]