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Christmas verse from 1959

Editor's note: The following letter, in poetic form, was published in The Ranger during the Christmas season of 1959. The writer was identified only as "Cy ...

Riding with the Rangers: Busy Santa letter season

If there were a prize-winner for the ordinary word that Santa letter writers have the most trouble spelling, I nominate "would."

I slipped my coat ...

And to all a good night

'A Visit from St. Nicholas,' by Clement Clark Moore (1823)

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, ...

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$1M bond in murder case
GILLETTE -- A judge has set a $1 million cash-only bond in the case of a 21-year-old man charged in a fatal shooting in ...

Wyoming's success story is the model for the new program.

Snatched from the brink of extinction more than 30 years ago, black-footed ferrets have ...

Christmas 1959: Inside the downtown 'Santa Hut'

A Ranger Christmas Eve tradition is continued below with the reprinting of a piece of seasonal coverage from the past.
In 1959, Riverton children enjoyed the ...

Elks Club packs up Christmas dinners to go

If it's Christmas, then you'll find Riverton Elks Club members filling boxes with holiday food to go.
Riverton's BPOE Elks and DOES spent time Monday at their ...

College, Meals on Wheels join forces to provide senior presents

Seniors citizens in Fremont County will receive personalized Christmas cards this year from students and staff at Central Wyoming College.
The effort is part ...

Volunteers 'humbled' by Christmas gift program

More than a dozen needy families in Fremont County are getting Christmas gifts this year from members of the United Presbyterian Church in Riverton.
"It's ...

Every year around Christmas time, Robert Espinoza is struck by the spirit of Santa Claus.
"It's something that can't be explained," he said. "It just comes ...

William (Bill) Francis Liss

William (Bill) Francis Liss died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in his home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 61 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. ...

Three straight wins for WR girls, at home, two by huge margins

It was a sweeps week of sorts for the Wind girls this weekend. They blew through Class 2-A Northwest competition at home Friday and Saturday. The Lady Cougars ...

Cougar boys win tingler over Tongue River, also beat Wright

It was a tale from the land of the 3-point shot this weekend for the Wind River boys, who finished 2-1 in the Foothills Classic this weekend in Pavillion. ...

Thompson scores big for Shoshoni girls in wins over Farson and Hanna

A pair of victories started the Wrangler Classic the right way for the Shoshoni High School girls basketball team on Friday.
The Wranglers pounded ...

Wranglers look good in two wins on home wood

The Shoshoni Wranglers had a perfect day on Friday, collecting two victories to start the Wrangler Classic boys basketball tournament.
Shoshoni outmuscled ...

SMU beats Wyoming for the fifth straight time in hoops

LARAMIE -- Markus Kennedy scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds and Nick Russell hit the go-ahead 3-pointer to lead SMU to its fifth straight victory, a ...

Two Class 3-A East girls basketball teams knocked off the Lander Valley High School Tigers Friday and Saturday at Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse.
Wheatland ...

One win, two losses for WIHS at home

Wyoming Indian withstood some inner turmoil this weekend to go 1-2 in the Foothills Classic against teams from Sheridan and Campbell counties.
The Lady ...

RHS girls get first win of season, 41-32 vs. Star Valley

The Riverton Lady Wolverines basketball team gave it an early Christmas gift by beating Star Valley 41-32 in the final game of the Flaming Gorge basketball ...

Wolverine boys scare Gillette, beat Star Valley

The Riverton Wolverines boys basketball team used a solid second-half defensive effort to down the Star Valley Braves 54-38 and end the Green River ...

 
 

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