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Pokes come up just short to New Mexico

Jan 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The 3-point shooting was there for the University of Wyoming men's basketball team.
But it wasn't enough.
The Cowboys matched a season-high with 12 3s, but ... [more]

Swimmers chalk up three meets, head north for another two this weekend

Jan 31, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After a flurry of meets, the Riverton Wolverine swimmers begin to wind down their regular season in competition Friday and Saturday in Sheridan and ... [more]

Rustler women let late lead slip away in 60-54 loss

Jan 31, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The setback dropped CWC to 3-6 in conference and 10-13 overall in the Region IX North division.

Back-to-back field goals by Central Wyoming College ... [more]

Top wrestlers arrive for Ron Thon

Jan 31, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The state's biggest high school wrestling tournament starts Friday at Wolverine Gym in Riverton.

Riverton High School enters the Ron Thon ... [more]

CWC men win bruiser over Northwest; still lead Region IX North

Jan 31, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College didn't back down from a physical Northwest College men's basketball team Wednesday night and remained atop Region IX North division on ... [more]

Judy Schultz

Jan 31, 2013 - Staff:  Judy Schultz, formerly of the Wind River Indian Reservation, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. She was 66 years old.
A celebration of life will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]


Jan 31, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths

Verneda Fox, 83, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. Cremation has taken place, and no services will be ... [more]

Lander Brewing Company releases line of barley wine

Jan 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After a year of waiting, brewmaster Ted Briggs filled the first bottle of beer Lander Brewing Company ever produced for sale on Jan. 17. There was no time for ... [more]

Immigration reform's big moment may have arrived

Jan 31, 2013 - The Kansas City Star:  At long last, comprehensive immigration reform is receiving serious attention from President Barack Obama and many members of Congress. It's about time.
The ... [more]

'Hill bill' sounds as if it might be just right for Castro's Cuba

Jan 31, 2013 - Den Schofield, Riverton:  Editor:
The flu is not the only illness spreading throughout much of the country. Here in Wyoming, the "Hill bill" indicates that our governor and many state ... [more]

The food chain on full display

Jan 31, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  I had to admit to myself that I'm a softie.

This morning, my son and I were enjoying our usual nonstop daily conversation, when we were ... [more]

Decals and gloves

Jan 31, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Resolving smaller disputes in county government can be useful for when bigger ones come along

It's easy to poke fun at the ongoing disagreement ... [more]


Jan 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Lawmakers consider court gun ban
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers are moving to ban people from bringing guns and other deadly weapons into ... [more]

Bill would punish animal rights activist for taping

Jan 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would punish activists who secretly record video of animal cruelty at farms is advancing in Wyoming.
House Bill 126 introduced by Rep. ... [more]

House of Representatives defeats domestic partnership bill

Jan 31, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would have would have allowed same-sex couples in Wyoming to create domestic partnerships carrying most of the legal rights of marriage ... [more]

Hill says she'll run for governor in '14

Jan 31, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  Two days after being stripped of most of her powers of office by the Wyoming Legislature, Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill announced ... [more]

Farm/Ranch days group hears garden ideas

Jan 31, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Day two of the Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days consisted of another set of short classes where organization representatives provided valuable ideas and ... [more]

Mushers praise Lander leg of Stage Stop race

Jan 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The extreme conditions of his home course worked to local musher Jerry Bath's advantage Wednesday. His performance in the Lander leg of the International ... [more]

Local lawmakers split on 'Hill bill'

Jan 31, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County legislators have opposing views on a bill that was signed into law this week modifying the role of Wyoming's elected superintendent of public ... [more]

Wyoming looking to get back on track on the offensive end

Jan 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  During Monday's teleconference with the Mountain West men's basketball coaches, the moderator mistakenly said the University of Wyoming was hosting Wyoming ... [more]

Dubois wrestlers win two classes in Greybull

Jan 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Next up is this weekend's Ron Thon Invitational in Riverton.

Sterling Baker and Cody Flynn of Dubois High School are two of the top wrestlers in ... [more]

Riverton girls spot Evanston a big lead, eventually fall 32-29

Jan 30, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines outscored the Evanston Lady Red Devils 29-21 over the last three quarters Tuesday evening in Wolverine Gym. But a slow start again ... [more]

RHS boys bounce back

Jan 30, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Seth Quayle led all scores with 19 points.

With a more focused team approach, the Riverton Wolverines shook off a sub-par weekend performance to ... [more]


Jan 30, 2013 - Staff:  Correction
In Sunday's Ranger, the page C-3 story "Wranglers beat depleted Wind River boys 61-53" should have said Shoshoni's win snapped a nine-year ... [more]

Roger Alan Fieseler

Jan 30, 2013 - Staff:  Roger Alan Fieseler, of Lander, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013.
Services will be at a later date.
Roger Alan Fieseler was born April 16, 1949, in Gatesville, ... [more]

Concession stand would have been 'good for all concerned'

Jan 30, 2013 - Peg Leslie, Riverton:  Editor:
I was at the basketball game the other day at Riverton High School. I don't usually go to the games, but I was there to support a very young neighbor ... [more]

Five in the 500

Jan 30, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Follow along with our new investment experiment

The onslaught of news, statistics and analysis about the United States is unrelenting and expanding. ... [more]

A public school westerner at Yale

Jan 30, 2013 - By Robert H. Peck:  The passage of SF104 will make it harder to defend our school system to the polo players back here named Maximillian and Wilberforce.

I'm a product ... [more]

Shoshoni residents, 'speak out' on school concerns

Jan 30, 2013 - Kathleen Moore, Shoshoni:  Editor:
I thank Jim Kennedy for his letter published Jan. 11 regarding School District 24 in Shoshoni. He brought issues that are a concern to many in the ... [more]


Jan 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Bodies of avalanche victims found
MOOSE -- Authorities have recovered the bodies of two backcountry skiers who died in avalanches in western ... [more]