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Hickerson proud of decade of service as commissioner

Dec 16, 2012 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  After three terms, the three-term Republican leaves office on Jan. 7.

Pat Hickerson has been a Fremont County Commissioner for 10 years. Now that his ... [more]

New digital radio system praised by users

Dec 16, 2012 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  Fremont County implemented "WyoLink" well before next month's deadline.
County officials had high praise for the new WyoLink communication system but ... [more]

District 25 to state: Not so fast on huge school reforms

Dec 16, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees has endorsed a proposal requesting the Wyoming Legislature "slow down" implementation of the Wyoming ... [more]

Zone defense pays off for Lander girls

Dec 16, 2012 - Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  By Bruce Tippets
Sports Editor

Coach Spike Robinson made the switch to a zone defense in the second half Saturday, and the plan worked for Lander Valley ... [more]

Tigers look good in defeating Rawlins, then fall to Wheatland

Dec 16, 2012 - Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  By Bruce Tippets
Sports Editor

Lander Valley High School opened the weekend with a solid 53-43 boys basketball victory over Rawlins Friday night at Bob ... [more]

Olympic swimmers in Lander for Jan. 5 clinic

Dec 16, 2012 - Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jason Lezak and Kim Vandenberg will be in the pool for domonstrations and instuction.

United States Olympic swimmers Jason Lezak and Kim Vandenberg ... [more]

Wolverine girls 0-3 in GR

Dec 16, 2012 - Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  For the second straight day, the Riverton Lady Wolverines put themselves in a position to win a game in the end but could not finish and fell to a team from ... [more]

WIHS girls 1-2 against weekend opponents

Dec 16, 2012 - Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The youth of the Wyoming Indian Lady Chiefs showed this weekend in a 1-2 effort in Sheridan County at Tongue River and Big Horn High Schools.
Wyoming Indian ... [more]

Wind River's boys get wins over Wright, Tongue River

Dec 16, 2012 - Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Wind River broke into the winning ranks with a two-out-of-three weekend in the East/West Tournament at Tongue River and Big Horn.
Friday, the Cougars opened ... [more]

Wrangler boys win first two in own invitational

Dec 16, 2012 - Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  SHOSHONI -- You win more games on defense than you do on offense, and Shoshoni proved that with a 3-0 start in their annual Wrangler Invitational Friday and ... [more]

Cowgirls pass test vs. Weber

Dec 16, 2012 - Associate Press:  (AP) -- For 37 minutes, the University of Wyoming Cowgirls played like they were just coming off finals week. For about three minutes, the Cowgirls played like ... [more]

Cougar girls absorb first loss of season at weekend tourney

Dec 16, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It was an eye-opening weekend for the previously unbeaten Wind River girls. The Lady Cougars dropped their first game of the basketball season in a tough ... [more]

Big wins for Shoshoni girls at Wrangler Invitational

Dec 16, 2012 - Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  SHOSHONI -- The Shoshoni girls routed all three opponents through the early afternoon of the annual Wrangler Invitational Friday and Saturday.
The Lady ... [more]

Chiefs post 3-0 record at East/West tournament

Dec 16, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Indian High School rolled through the East/West Tournament in Sheridan County without missing a beat this weekend.
The Chiefs ran to an early lead ... [more]

After Gillette loss, RHS boys win

Dec 16, 2012 - Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines basketball team struggled early but responded late to win their second of three games in the Flaming Gorge Tournament held in Green ... [more]

RHS choir rehearsing for Christmas concert

Dec 14, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton High School students Vanessa Nells, front, Courtney Olson, center, and Cristina Linthicum and Carly David rehearsed with 26 members of the Concert ... [more]

Laramie pummels RHS girls 77-49 Thursday

Dec 14, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverine basketball team started slow Thursday, fell behind 18-1, and could not climb back into its first game against Laramie in the ... [more]

Spartans roll up 14-1 basketball mark

Dec 14, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Middle School eighth-graders finished the boys basketball season putting up a 14-1 record.
The Spartans' only loss was to Wyoming Indian Middle ... [more]

RHS wrestlers edged Worland 34-33

Dec 14, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Heavyweight wrestler Dawson Steeds capped off a come-from-behind 34-33 Riverton High School victory Thursday night, pinning his Worland opponent in the final ... [more]

Little Miss winners visit Riverton City Council

Dec 14, 2012 - Staff:  Winners of the Little Miss Wyoming Scholarship Pageant Payton Westmarland, left, and Ker're Merchen, greeted council members at the Riverton City Council ... [more]

Wolverine boys come undone in second half, lose 83-54 to Gillette

Dec 14, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  GREEN RIVER -- In a much-anticipated battle of Class 4-A's top-ranked boys basketball teams, the Gillette Camels exploded in the third quarter for 29 points and ... [more]

Sophie Tomisich

Dec 14, 2012 - Staff:  Sophie Tomisich, a longtime Hudson resident, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at University Hospital in Salt Lake City. She was 90 years old.
Funeral services will ... [more]


Dec 14, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page one story "Solar power options might get a look from city" should have said the city plans to install solar ... [more]


Dec 14, 2012 - From staff reports:  Lander resident graduates
Stephen Hickner of Lander was among the 2,600 students who graduated from Wayne State University this semester. The ... [more]

Riverton High School musicians selected for regional and state honor ensembles

Dec 14, 2012 - From staff reports:  Outstanding music students from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming have received top honors by being selected to participate in one of the ... [more]

Quilt guild crafts placemats for senior Christmas meal deliveries

Dec 14, 2012 - From staff reports:  Five women quilted and donated 218 mats.

There will be a nice surprise in the meals delivered to Fremont County senior citizens during their ... [more]

UW grads advising high school students throughout Wyoming

Dec 14, 2012 - Eddie and Dee Amend, Riverton:  Recent University of Wyoming graduates are going into schools and serving as full-time college advisers to convince local high school students about the ... [more]

Dangerous intersection in need of a traffic signal

Dec 14, 2012 - Eddie and Dee Amend, Riverton:  Editor:
Again? We extend our sympathies to the unfortunate recent victims of a notoriously dangerous traffic intersection.
How many serious, even fatal ... [more]

Spending cuts are hard -- for 150 million reasons

Dec 14, 2012 - By Lesley Clark, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- Don't mess with Big Bird. And don't even think about touching Medicare.
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney ran into a brick wall of ... [more]

The 'zombie fence'

Dec 14, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Riverton's young skateboarders might be the catalyst to improve City Park

If you aren't normally a sports-page reader, we would recommend that you ... [more]