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Easy wins Tuesday for Barrasso and Lummis

Nov 7, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Republican U.S. Sen. John Barrasso won his first, full six-year Senate term and Rep. Cynthia Lummis beat her Democratic challenger to hold ... [more]

Digest

Nov 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Voters approve two amendments
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming voters have endorsed a state constitutional amendment specifying that competent adults have the right ... [more]

Miller turns back Shelley challenge

Nov 7, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  House District 55 Rep. Dave Miller, R-Riverton, will serve his seventh term in the Wyoming Legislature this year, having earned 2,374 votes Tuesday to ... [more]

TV searched for drama that never materialized

Nov 7, 2012 - By Chris Jones, MCT news service:  There was insufficient evidence of a Romney upset to get the talking heads excited by the possibility of a real surprise.

Around 9:30 p.m. on CBS, ... [more]

Election day

Nov 7, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The quirks of the ballot gave the 2012 vote its own flavor and distinction

'Big man of the future'
The Ranger hosts an election night ... [more]

Christensen claims CWC board seat; Welty re-election bid fails

Nov 7, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Voters gave incumbent Judy Pedersen another term on the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees on Tuesday, but the Riverton woman said she wasn't completely ... [more]

Carol J. Foster

Nov 7, 2012 - Staff:  Carol J. Foster, of Lander, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. She was 67 years old.
A rosary will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in ... [more]

Today

Nov 7, 2012 - Staff:  Births
JONES

A daughter was born to Kassie and Joshua Jones, of Riverton, at 8:46 p.m. Oct. 1, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 ... [more]

Strong second half pushes Rustler men past Colorado Northwestern

Nov 7, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College pulled away from Colorado Northwestern late in the second half on Monday night to win a 62-54 men's basketball decision at Utah Valley ... [more]

Turnovers plague CWC women in opening loss

Nov 7, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Colorado Northwestern spoiled Central Wyoming College women's basketball season opener Monday night in a 47-41 win at Utah Valley University in Orem, ... [more]

No RHS hoops team has ever prepared more than this one

Nov 6, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The shape of an American football, I guess, is defined as a prolate spheroid with pointed ends. I'm not really sure what that means. A football is shaped, ... [more]

Shoshoni places three on all-state VB roster

Nov 6, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three Shoshoni High School volleyball players landed a spot on the Class 2-A all-state list to complete a highly successful season.
SHS seniors KayLee Fegler, ... [more]

Shooting victim under influence of meth; baby died of asphyxia

Nov 6, 2012 - From staff reports:  Lucas Myhre died of multiple gunshot wounds during an incident Sept. 13 at an apartment complex in Riverton.

The Fremont County Coroner's Office has ... [more]

Toddler killed when backed over accidentally

Nov 6, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Coroner's office is investigating the death of 18-month-old Derek Meeks Jr., who died Monday after being struck by a vehicle Saturday off of ... [more]

Early voting goes smoothly at polling places

Nov 6, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Election day in Riverton was going smoothly Tuesday morning, thanks in part to preparatory work completed Monday by Fremont County Clerk staff.
"We were so ... [more]

Top of the ballot looks good for GOP

Nov 6, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  Wyoming Republican Sen. John Barrasso and Rep. Cynthia Lummis apparently hold all the cards in their respective races on Election Day.
Barrasso and Lummis ... [more]

Free-roaming bison plan in judge's hands

Nov 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A legal dispute over whether migrating bison can roam freely across 70,000 acres outside Yellowstone National Park is before a Montana judge ... [more]

GOP looks to grow Capitol advantage

Nov 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming's Republican Party is looking to expand its dominance in the state Legislature -- but third-party candidates add a new dimension in ... [more]

Man wounds self

Nov 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- A 40-year-old man is recovering from accidentally shooting himself in the leg while cleaning his .45-caliber handgun.
The man was treated and ... [more]

Digest

Nov 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Familiar pedestrian bridge reopens
LARAMIE -- The landmark pedestrian bridge over the railroad tracks in downtown Laramie has reopened full-time after ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Nov 6, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Election night at The Ranger
We have reached election day 2012. It's taken awhile, but we're here. As it has on every primary and general election ... [more]

Generally speaking, some election day guesses

Nov 6, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  At last, election day is here, and with it my biennial list of ballot predictions. What follows does not necessarily match my own voting. Unless otherwise ... [more]

Nursing home earns five-star rating

Nov 6, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Morning Star Care Center, a nursing home facility located in Fort Washakie, has been ranked five out of five stars by the U.S. Department of Health and ... [more]

Chad R. Fawson

Nov 6, 2012 - Staff:  Chad R. Fawson, of Lander, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, near Dickinson, N.D., as the result of an accident. He was 37 years old.
Funeral services will be ... [more]

Julia Mae 'Judy' Becnel Andre

Nov 6, 2012 - Staff:  Julia Mae "Judy" Becnel Andre, of Riverton, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 79 years old.
Services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Today

Nov 6, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ANDRE

Julia 'Judy" Andre, 79, of Riverton, died Friday, Nov. 2, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at ... [more]

ROOT Sports to Televise Six Cowboy Basketball Games

Nov 5, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Laramie, Wyo. (Nov. 5, 2012) - The University of Wyoming Athletics Department, ROOT SPORTS and Learfield Sports announced Monday that six Cowboy basketball ... [more]

Dubois smashes Midwest to set up state showdown

Nov 4, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  DUBOIS -- The big play paved the way for the Dubois Rams to return to the Class 1-A 6-man state championship game at noon this Friday at War Memorial Stadium in ... [more]

CWC women feature tall, quick lineup for 2012 hoops year

Nov 4, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College women's basketball coach Serol Stauffenberg already feels comfortable with the options he has on his roster, and the season hasn't even ... [more]

Post all-conference in V-ball for Tigers

Nov 4, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander senior helped the Tigers to a state tournament appearance this season.

Lander Valley High School senior Shanda Post finished her ... [more]