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Flu surging in state

Jan 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The number of flu cases is higher than at any point during the bad flu season of 2009-2010.

CHEYENNE -- State health officials are reporting a surge ... [more]

Smoke leads to Shoshoni school evacuation; cause uncertain

Jan 9, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Students in Shoshoni were evacuated from their school for about 40 minutes Tuesday while firefighters investigated reports of smoke in a classroom.
A source ... [more]

Agencies to make count of homeless population

Jan 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A point-in-time count will be held Jan. 24 in Fremont County so sheltered and unsheltered homeless people can be counted and added to national data.
The PIT ... [more]

Firefighters kept hopping in blazes tied to ashes, wiring

Jan 9, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton Volunteer Fire Department chief Ralph Estell said residents should be careful when disposing of hot ashes from wood stoves.
"Have a designated place ... [more]

Mead delivers State of the State talk

Jan 9, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead emphasized in his State of the State address Wednesday that Wyoming is in good shape overall, but it's time for immediate action on a ... [more]

Committee addresses high infant death rate on rez

Jan 8, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County has the second highest figure in Wyoming, according to reports.

The alarmingly high number of infant deaths on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Game and Fish fee increase is questionable

Jan 8, 2013 - Dan Brossman, Lander:  Editor:
As a citizen of Wyoming for over 32 years, and having enjoyed hunting and fishing through this time, I am writing to publicly ask Wyoming Game and ... [more]

Working for school accountability

Jan 8, 2013 - By Cindy Hill:  As I travel the highways of Wyoming, I find a great number of Wyoming educators and parents see their schools as models for the rest of the state and the ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jan 8, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Thawed out
The weather forecast called for temperatures in the low to mid-30s over the past couple of days, but longtime residents knew better. The ... [more]


Jan 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Past mayor, legislator a suicide
CASPER -- A former Casper mayor and state legislator facing felony child pornography charges has been found ... [more]

Court upholds plan to let bison roam freely in large region near Yellowstone

Jan 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana's decision to let migrating bison roam freely across 70,000 acres outside Yellowstone National Park was upheld by a court ruling ... [more]

Noon start in Cheyenne for Wyoming Legislature

Jan 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Legislature is set to convene at noon Tuesday for the first day of its general session, set to run through early March.
The Legislature ... [more]

Information sought about trail of blood on snowmobile path

Jan 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  A trail of blood was discovered Sunday afternoon along the Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail near Union Pass, but investigators don't know where it came ... [more]

CWC details need for better Jackson setup

Jan 8, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Nursing and culinary arts facilities both fall short at the satellite campus.

The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has approved a master ... [more]

Thousands in dark after truck collides with a power pole

Jan 8, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Thousands of Rocky Mountain Power customers went without electricity for almost an hour Tuesday after a vehicle struck a power pole on Sunset Drive.
No one ... [more]

Gas tax, G&F tag fees high on list for lawmakers

Jan 8, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Legislature's 2013 session begins Tuesday, and Lander's two legislators agree one bill they will keep an eye on involves increasing the state's ... [more]

Legislature gets going: Revenue issues key, Speaker says

Jan 8, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Leaders of both houses in the Wyoming Legislature say lawmakers face four major issues in the session that kicks off Tuesday: crafting a supplemental state ... [more]

Cowboys ranked No. 25

Jan 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The University of Wyoming men's basketball team is ranked 25th in the USA Today Coaches Poll that came out Monday.
The Cowboys are 27th in The Associated ... [more]

Free throws key in CWC win

Jan 8, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Rustlers were 16 of 20 from the free-throw line to help seal the 3-point victory.

Central Wyoming College held off Western Wyoming Community ... [more]

RHS has been a coaching factory

Jan 8, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  When we were preparing our stories for the Bill Strannigan East-West Basketball Challenge last weekend in Riverton, Lady Wolverine basketball coach Ron Porter ... [more]

Wolverines wrestlers take third at Douglas tourney; six medalists

Jan 8, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Gavin Wilson and Rudy Batista placed second individually Saturday at the Shane Shatto Memorial wrestling tournament for Riverton High School.
At 120 pounds, ... [more]

Preventing cold and flu season in the workplace

Jan 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  With cold and flu season upon us, the transfer of germs and illness in the workplace increases. Better Business Bureau serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming ... [more]


Jan 8, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In the Dec. 23 issue of The Ranger, the page one story "Council allows chickens in city limits" reported incorrectly that the Riverton City ... [more]

Gordon 'Gordie' L. Shippen

Jan 8, 2013 - Staff:  Gordon "Gordie" L. Shippen died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Wind River Health Care. He was 95 years old.
A funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at ... [more]

Ben E. Roberts

Jan 8, 2013 - Staff:  Ben E. Roberts, of Riverton, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. He was 59 years old.
A public viewing will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Newcomer Funeral ... [more]

Washington Named Mountain West Player of the Week

Jan 7, 2013 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE - Wyoming's Leonard Washington has been named the Mountain West Men's Basketball Player of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday. The ... [more]

No. 25 Wyoming Opens MW Play by Hosting Boise State

Jan 7, 2013 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE - The University of Wyoming men's basketball team opens its 14th season in the Mountain West on Wednesday when the Cowboys host Boise State at 8 p.m. ... [more]

Riverton girls go winless in Strannigan tournament

Jan 6, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The games became more difficult as the weekend wore on for the Riverton Lady Wolverines basketball team playing in the Bill Strannigan East-West Challenge in ... [more]

Wind River holds off rival Shoshoni by 54-50 score

Jan 6, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- It was the closest the Shoshoni boys have played Wind River in a decade, but the Wranglers still fell 54-50 Saturday in the final minute of play to ... [more]

Cougar girls take hard-fought win Saturday over Shoshoni

Jan 6, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- A touch of Campbell County-style basketball descended on Pavillion Saturday afternoon as the Wind River Cougars manhandled the visiting Shoshoni ... [more]