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Fires, not floods

Apr 29, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Mother Nature is likely to present a different challenge this season

If it's not one thing it's another.
Fremont County is relieved, no doubt, to ... [more]

Who passes the Gerry Ford test?

Apr 29, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  It was rightly said of President Harry Truman that he liked being Harry Truman: He was comfortable being Harry Truman; he never thought about being anybody ... [more]

Student teaching at age 22

Apr 29, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  Looking back with 20/20 hindsight garnered over a third of a century, it's easy to see the folly in the education curriculum offered by the University of ... [more]

Sales tax initiative an insult to constituents and consumer

Apr 29, 2012 - Tracy Mitchell, Crowheart:  Editor:
As the November election approaches, municipal leaders will be accosting voters to support a 25 percent sales tax increase for their share of ... [more]

Wolverines score twice early for 2-0 win over Kelly Walsh

Apr 29, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  If you happened to be just a minute late to Saturday's Riverton-Casper Kelly Walsh Class 4-A West boys soccer match, then you missed Riverton's first goal.
If ... [more]

RHS girls drill two rebounds, then hang on with 2-1 win over

Apr 29, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  In soccer, as in basketball, offensive rebounds can turn into easy scores.
That was the case Saturday in Casper as Marcia Ashdown fired two left-footed shots ... [more]

Split ends Lady Tigers' home season

Apr 29, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School girls soccer coach Dean Schaff was satisfied with the way his team played in a 2-1 overtime win vs. Powell on Friday, and the same ... [more]

Tigers sweep Panthers, Broncs

Apr 29, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Everything is starting to click for Lander Valley High School in the final few weeks of the boys soccer season.
The Tigers blanked Cody 4-0 on Saturday after ... [more]

Weather shortens Bobcat Invite Friday

Apr 29, 2012 - Staff:  The Bobcat Invite at Hot Springs County High School in Thermopolis has a reputation as the meet with the most-reliable weather of any in northwest ... [more]

Pokes Stewart and Parish finish top-25 Cougar Classic

Apr 28, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  PROVO, Utah-(April 28, 2012)-The University of Wyoming Cowboy golf team shot their second-best round of the season of 288 (E) on Saturday, in the final round ... [more]

Mann sets UW heptathlon record

Apr 28, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  University of Wyoming sophomore Jenna Mann had one of her most successful days Friday, as she turned in one of the best performances in school history for the ... [more]

Cowgirl tennis: Popovici, Synkova named MW all-conference

Apr 27, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Two members of the Wyoming Cowgirl Tennis Team were recognized on Thursday as the Mountain West announced the 2012 All-Conference Team. The MW awards are ... [more]

Friday RHS soccer, track rescheduled to Monday

Apr 27, 2012 - Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Because of high winds in the forecast, the Riverton-Casper Natrona soccer matches have been rescheduled from Friday, April 27, to Monday, April 30, according ... [more]

To the word

Apr 27, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  We're grateful for the mission of National Book Night and Poem in Your Pocket Day

This week brought two exceptionally well-intentioned observances, ... [more]

Playing with telemarketers

Apr 27, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  This is not an invitation, but I enjoy telemarketing calls.
By that I mean I enjoy playing around with the telemarketers. I enjoy wasting their time.
I know ... [more]

Three buckles for Stoll at R.S. rodeo

Apr 27, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The second step of the spring rodeo season was a strong one for Fremont County athletes Saturday and Sunday in Rock Springs. The county had individual winners ... [more]

WIHS Lady Chief star Hill signs to play hoops at CWC

Apr 27, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College women's basketball coach Serol Stauffenberg likes how Wyoming Indian senior Anneshia Hill handles herself on the court and ... [more]

RHS continues spring golf season

Apr 27, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Five Riverton High School freshman boys are making progress during the spring golf season.
The Wolverines finished second-place in the team standings last ... [more]

WHSAA delays five-class reclassification decision

Apr 27, 2012 - From staff and wire reports:  The Wyoming High School Activities Association board of directors has delayed its reclassification process by one year.
The move Tuesday came as a result of ... [more]

Building commission needs lesson in civility

Apr 27, 2012 - Doug Watford, Cheyenne:  Editor:
I would encourage everyone, at every opportunity, to attend as many government meetings as they can in order to get a glimpse of the true character of ... [more]

Positive news in community this spring

Apr 27, 2012 - Eddie and Dee Amend, Riverton:  Editor:
Three "good news" items appeared on the front page of the April 20 issue of The Ranger. They motivate us to offer comment.
1. Bebout to Run for ... [more]

Proposed academic calendar offers special programs

Apr 27, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 21 superintendent Richard McClements is proposing a 2012-13 academic calendar that would offer enrichment opportunities for Fort ... [more]

UW Summer High School Institute participants named

Apr 27, 2012 - Staff:  An opportunity to achieve intellectual and personal growth for 83 talented sophomores from throughout the state will be presented in the 28th annual Summer ... [more]

Wright retires from Wyoming National Guard

Apr 27, 2012 - Staff:  Sgt. 1st Class Michael Wright, of Riverton, retired from the Wyoming Army National Guard, after 22 years of service. He most recently served as chief mechanic ... [more]

Achievers

Apr 27, 2012 - Staff:  Two county natives named to UW honor society
Top University of Wyoming students are new members of Mortar Board, the national senior honor society.
Selection ... [more]

Gard, Upton to marry May 12

Apr 27, 2012 - Staff:  Richard and Debra Gard are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Lynzzi Emma Gard to Dax Kelley Upton, the son of Randy Upton and TaRena ... [more]

Brost and Komrs wed April 13

Apr 27, 2012 - Staff:  Kelly and Renee Brost, Randy Komrs and Marilyn (Curtis) Hennrich are pleased to announce the marriage of Crystal Dawn Brost to Terry James Komrs.
The wedding ... [more]

William T. 'Bill' Romine

Apr 27, 2012 - Staff:  William T. "Bill" Romine, 87, died Monday, April 23, 2012, at his home in Lander.
Memorial services are at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Lander VFW Hall. ... [more]

Today

Apr 27, 2012 - Staff:  Births
O'NEAL

A son was born to Jessica Camilla and Rocky T. O'Neal, of Crowheart, at 7:30 p.m. March 22, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He ... [more]

Bible offers differing views on the subject of marriage

Apr 27, 2012 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  One of the ideal goals of life held up by Christianity is that of a "biblical marriage." This is a monogamous marriage between one man and one woman, usually ... [more]