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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]

'What will be gained' by putting elderly man in court for decades-old case?

Jan 9, 2015 - Thomas M. Sekorsky, Riverton:  Editor:
Why is Wyoming working so hard to get this 94-year-old man back to the state so he can be charged with a child molestation accusation that happened ... [more]

A 100,000-mile search for shoes

Jan 9, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  Fort Washakie native's beaded heels feature prominently in museum

Teri Greeves grew up on the Wind River Indian Reservation -- and now she's hit it ... [more]


Jan 9, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Enzi heads budget committee
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi has been formally elected chairman of the Senate Budget Committee.
Enzi ... [more]

Wrecks, slide-offs, snow snarl I-90 in Wyoming

Jan 9, 2015 - The Associated Press:  BUFFALO -- One person was seriously hurt and several others injured as blowing snow contributed to a series of accidents on Interstate 90 in northern ... [more]

Teen convicted of strangling Nebraska guard seeks new trial

Jan 9, 2015 - The Associated Press:  GERING, Neb. -- A lawyer for a Wyoming teenager convicted of the 2014 strangulation of a western Nebraska jailer will argue for a new trial at a hearing ... [more]

Tribes to participate in Cobell land buy-back program

Jan 9, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes are joining roughly 40 other American Indian communities who are now part of the federal government's Land ... [more]

Allen studying bills, procedure before Legislature

Jan 9, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Rep. Jim Allen, R-Lander, for Wyoming House District 33 is entering the legislative arena again after a 10-year hiatus from Wyoming politics. The Wyoming ... [more]

States say rez boundary ruling needs full review

Jan 9, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The states maintain that applying federal common law principles to historical facts is outside the EPA's area of expertise.

CHEYENNE -- Ten states are ... [more]

State commission OKs District 25 request for more space in new school

Jan 9, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Schools Facilities Commission has approved the Riverton school board's request for additional space in the new K-3 school to accommodate the ... [more]


Jan 8, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths

Keith Owen Tanner, 62, formerly of Riverton, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, following a brief illness. Cremation has taken place, and there will ... [more]

Tigers to play at Big Horn Basin tournament Friday and Saturday

Jan 7, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  For the first time this boys basketball season, the Lander Valley High School Tigers are preparing to play away from Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse.
The LVHS ... [more]

Shoshoni girls look forward to two battles with area rivals

Jan 7, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two Fremont County rival girls basketball games open January for the Shoshoni Wranglers.
The Wranglers (3-5) travel to Wind River (0-8) Friday for a contest ... [more]

Three-day tourney begins 2015 chapter of RHS basketball

Jan 7, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton basketball teams begin the 2015 portion of their athletic campaign with a tournament Thursday through Saturday in Cheyenne.
The Wolverine boys ... [more]

Doing away with ticket quotas is right move

Jan 7, 2015 - Ed Fowler, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to thank State Sen. Eli Bebout for his putting a stop to the quota system the Wyoming Highway Patrol was using to evaluate its officers. ... [more]

Scaffolding on the dome

Jan 7, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Does it signal something for the new Congress convening this week?

Is it illustrative in some way that the U.S. Capitol dome is encased in ... [more]

Trial set for teenager charged in hospital crash

Jan 7, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- A judge has set a trial date for a girl accused of using inhalants before she crashed into the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, killing her two ... [more]