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State collects more money than it needs, then wastes it

Dec 12, 2014 - Richard Weber, Story:  Editor:
Dear Gov. Mead,
I regret to say I am selling my dream home and leaving Wyoming because I cannot afford the government rent (property taxes) you (Czar ... [more]

A fur-covered cantaloupe?

Dec 12, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  That once was my great idea for a Christmas gift

Once I was nearly run out of town for suggesting a gift for my beloved, nearly blind grandmother.
I ... [more]

Feds vs. feds

Dec 12, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming has an unexpected partner in the latest flap over wolf management

A cliche becomes a cliche for a reason, and this fall a divisive Wyoming ... [more]


Dec 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Two charged after meth found in mail
POWELL -- A man and a woman from Powell are facing felony drug charges after police intercepted a mailed package ... [more]

Lottery to add two games

Dec 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Two new games are expected to join the Wyoming Lottery lineup next year.
State lottery CEO Jon Clontz says The Cowboy Game, or Cowboy State Game, ... [more]

Rec rules at Killpecker Dunes to be modified

Dec 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRING -- Off-road vehicles driven on the Killpecker Sand Dunes in western Wyoming would need to be fitted with safety flags under rules proposed by the ... [more]


Dec 11, 2014 - Staff:  Births

A son was born to Rosetta Antelope of St. Stephen's at 1:14 p.m. Oct. 14 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The baby weighed 6 ... [more]


Dec 10, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page one story "EPA asked state to assume Pavillion probe" should have said Jeremiah Rieman works as the natural ... [more]


Dec 9, 2014 - Staff:  Births

A child was born to Jessica Vasquez of Shoshoni and Miguel Vasquez of Shoshoni at 5:53 p.m. Oct. 12 at SageWest Health Care. The baby ... [more]

Olympic swimmers coming to Lander for clinic Dec. 20

Dec 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  United States Olympic gold medal swimmers Ian Crocker and Ariana Kukors will be in Lander on Saturday, Dec. 20, for a clinic.
The event is from 2-6 p.m. for ... [more]

Lawmakers not encouraging on county's airport, insurance issues

Dec 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  State legislators showed little support for some issues raised by Fremont County Commissioners at a Dec. 2 meeting.
"We are in support of this effort to ... [more]

Experience a strength for Tiger girls in new basketball season

Dec 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Veteran Lander Valley High School Tigers varsity girls basketball coach Spike Robinson has speedy players at his disposal for the coming season.
Returning ... [more]


Dec 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Pharmacist shoots robber
CHEYENNE -- A Cheyenne pharmacist shot a would-be robber in the chest Saturday after he brandished a toy gun and demanded ... [more]

Officials take oath of office for Arapaho committees

Dec 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The community welcomed new members of the Northern Arapaho Business Council, Economic Development Commission and Tribal Committee in a special swearing in ... [more]

State, feds find selves on same side in appeals of wolf protections

Dec 7, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming and U.S. government officials have filed separate notices that they will appeal a ruling by a federal judge that reinstated protections for wolves in ... [more]

Mead, western govs huddle about regional water issues

Dec 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LAS VEGAS -- Facing dwindling water supplies, Western states are struggling to capture every drop with dam and diversion projects that some think could erode ... [more]

Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund grants $120K to county groups

Dec 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Awards were given to support a wide variety of projects.

The Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund recently awarded more than $250,000 to cultural ... [more]

'Die Meistersinger' showing in Lander

Dec 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Lander MetOpera will present Richard Wagner's opera "Die Meistersinger von Nurnburg" on Saturday from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
This piece is ... [more]

CWC women get home win Saturday after Friday defeat

Dec 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The games were the first on the home hardwood this season for the Rustlers.

Clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch Saturday lifted the Central ... [more]

The way it was: Midvale project -- 1958

Dec 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Rural land in the Midvale Irrigation District had become wet and unstable over the course of many years, and in December 1958 a rehabilitation job had ... [more]

Richard Farris

Dec 7, 2014 - Staff:  Richard Farris of Kinnear died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, at the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City. He was 58 years old.
A rosary is held at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, ... [more]

SMU puts in 18-1 run late in second half to down Pokes

Dec 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Both teams didn't score a lot in the first half on Friday in Dallas, Texas. UW shot 37.5 from the field in the first 20 minutes.

DALLAS -- It ... [more]

Ragan takes Lander hoops helm

Dec 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The first two weekends of the regular season are played at Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse.

Coach Mike Ragan is a familiar name in Lander Valley High ... [more]

Yurts a new way to camp in Sinks Canyon

Dec 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Reservations for year-round use began Monday.

Sinks Canyon State Park is now the home of three "yurts," soft-sided cabins that became available to ... [more]

Shoshoni girls open hoop season next week

Dec 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Last season, SHS went 10-13 overall and 3-5 in conference play.

Three returning starters will be counted on to carry the Shoshoni High School ... [more]

Strong outlook for Wrangler wrestlers

Dec 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A Class 2-A state champion and two state placers return for Shoshoni.

Coach Tony Truempler has guided the Shoshoni Wranglers into title contention ... [more]


Dec 5, 2014 - Staff:  Births

A daughter was born to Aurilda Standing Elk of Riverton at 6:28 p.m. Sept. 5 at SageWest Health Care. The baby weighed 7 pounds, ... [more]

State selling day use, camping gift certificates

Dec 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails Headquarters is selling gift certificates good for annual daily use or overnight camping permits at the ... [more]

County museums staff attend conference

Dec 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  The three new visitor services coordinators with the Fremont County museum system recently attended training sessions at the National Association of ... [more]

Riverton school board recognized

Dec 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 superintendent Terry Snyder was happy to commend the school board Nov. 25 after they received recognition at the Wyoming ... [more]