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Lander basketball teams each win two at Big Horn tourney

Jan 11, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After suffering a 79-64 setback to host Worland on Friday, the Lander Valley High School boys basketball team won back-to-back games Saturday to end the ... [more]

BYU dance team to perform in Riverton

Jan 11, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Brigham Young University ballroom dance company is bringing its world champion showcase "Capture the Magic" to Riverton.
The show will begin at 7 p.m. ... [more]

Wind River boys outlast Shoshoni, 72-56

Jan 11, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- It was an entertaining battle between familiar opponents Friday in Pavillion. Homestanding Wind River High School outlasted Shoshoni High School ... [more]

Wolverine girls win overtime thriller for 2-1 finish

Jan 11, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- The Riverton Wolverine girls basketball team won an overtime thriller against Cheyenne Central 49-48 on Friday and continued the positive mojo with ... [more]

Rustler women tally two wins, sit 2-0 in Region IX play

Jan 11, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In a women's junior basketball game full of momentum swings, the Central Wyoming College Rustlers edged the Gillette College Pronghorns 60-59 Friday at Rustler ... [more]

Historians to discuss South Pass City

Jan 11, 2015 - From staff reports:  Historians Jon Lane and Susan Layman will be available to answer questions about South Pass City during Coffee with a Historian on Wednesday.
The two can tell ... [more]

Before 'bullying' was a buzzword

Jan 11, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  I'm not saying we liked it, but we did learn how to put an end to it.

The NFL and NCAA used up their entire quota of public service announcements to ... [more]

Wrangler girls lead start to end in 56-28 win against Cougars

Jan 11, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- Visiting Shoshoni High School doubled-up Fremont County rival Wind River High School 56-28 on Friday at Pavillion to hand the Cougars their 11th ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jan 11, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man accused of sexual assault dies
GLEN ARBOR, Mich. -- A lawyer says a 94-year-old Michigan man accused of sexually assaulting children decades ago in ... [more]

Prosecutor seeking execution of Eaton

Jan 11, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson overturned his death sentence and ruled he hadn't received an adequate defense.

A prosecutor has filed notice ... [more]

State seeks comments on historic preservation plan

Jan 11, 2015 - From staff reports:  A last call for comments concerning Wyoming's statewide historic preservation plan is under way.
The State Historic Preservation Office invites the citizens ... [more]

WIHS girls secure 2-A lead

Jan 11, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Lyman's return to Class 2-A basketball wasn't what the Eagle girls expected. After posting wins over 3-A Lander, Torrington and Pinedale, along with a win over ... [more]

City earns clean audit

Jan 11, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton received a good audit report Tuesday.
Dennis Tschacher of Mader, Tschacher, Peterson and Co. presented the fiscal year 2014 audit ... [more]

Campbell working to clarify driver's license legislation

Jan 11, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The 63rd Wyoming Legislature is set to convene Tuesday for its 2015 general session.

Rep. Rita Campbell, R-Shoshoni said she will address several ... [more]

Winter fair announces schedule for 2015

Jan 11, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming State Winter Fair is accepting vendor applications and has announced a schedule for the 2015 show.
The fair will feature a miniature bull riding ... [more]

CWC stuns in 88-80 victory over Gillette

Jan 11, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A hot-shooting performance from beyond the arc carried the Central Wyoming College men's basketball team to a stunning 88-80 upset victory Friday against the ... [more]

Residents to begin receiving rollout trash bins this week

Jan 11, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  City crews will begin to deliver new 95-gallon trash rollout containers to Riverton residents this week.
The city has mailed letters to residents detailing ... [more]

RHS boys winless in Cheyenne tournament

Jan 11, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- The Riverton Wolverines boys dropped their final two games in the McDonald's Basketball Tournament in Cheyenne to Laramie 50-38 on Friday and to ... [more]


Jan 11, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  The changing dynamics of Keystone XL

In all the talk and backtalk about the proposed Canada-to-Gulf-of-Mexico oil pipeline in recent years, a couple ... [more]

'Merry Widow' next opera at library

Jan 11, 2015 - From staff reports:  Franz Lehar's "The Merry Widow" will be shown at 10 a.m. Saturday in Lander.
Lunch will be available for purchase. Donations are $10 for adults and $5 for ... [more]

Woodward paces Cowgirls in league win

Jan 11, 2015 - From staff reports:  Behind a season-high 24 points from senior Kayla Woodward, the Wyoming women's basketball team (7-7 overall, 2-2 MW) earned its first conference road win, ... [more]

Having appointed education chief strays from democratic government

Jan 11, 2015 - Paul Miner, Wheatland:  Editor:
To State Sen. Anderson and members of the Joint Education Committee,
I am a resident of rural Platte County and a registered voter in the State of ... [more]

Nance fine after scare on surgically repaired knee

Jan 9, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Wyoming forward Larry Nance Jr. says his surgically repaired right knee is fine and plans to play Saturday against Boise State.
Nance said some scar ... [more]

Riverton faces Gillette on the ice

Jan 9, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The heart of the Riverton River Rats hockey schedule picks up this weekend with a pair of games against the Gillette Wild.
The River Rats (2-0), a high ... [more]

Riverton girls battle in loss to Cheyenne East

Jan 9, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- Playing without its head coach, the Riverton girls basketball team fell to a talented Cheyenne East Thunderbird squad 54-23 in the first day of play ... [more]

RHS wrestlers fall to Casper Natrona

Jan 9, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Despite falling 43-26 Thursday to Casper Natrona in a Class 4-A conference wrestling dual, the Riverton Wolverines provided steps in the right direction.
The ... [more]

CWC opens league play Friday against Gillette

Jan 9, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coach Pat Rafferty was quick to say Wednesday that the intensity meter will triple from preseason play when the Central Wyoming College Rustlers open Region IX ... [more]

Late points from Cheyenne East secure a 58-54 win over RHS

Jan 9, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- Two free throws by sophomore Easton Paxton with 3:24 remaining in the game Thursday gave the Riverton Wolverines a five-point lead, but it wasn't ... [more]


Jan 9, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page one story "Three employees cited after RPD 'sting' operation" should have said an employee sold tobacco to ... [more]

Christmas edition 'was like getting an early present'

Jan 9, 2015 - Debbie Reade, Riverton:  Editor:
I want to say how much I like reading through the Ranger Christmas Greetings Edition. Those letters from the kids are priceless.
This was like ... [more]