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Three Cowgirls gain postseason honors

Mar 7, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Three members of the Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team, Chaundra Sewell, Ashley Sickles and Kayla Woodward, were recognized as the Mountain West announced the ... [more]

UW great Sailors named to college basketball Hall of Fame

Mar 6, 2012 - Associated Press:  KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Ken Sailors, the only player in the history of Wyoming Cowboys basketball to be selected as an All-American three times, will join the ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Mar 6, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming wind
We all know the word "hellacious" and how it is used. But is "howlacious" a word? If it is, it would be a good one to describe the wind ... [more]

Happy for a house guest

Mar 6, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Two weeks ago I had a house guest. I had not planned on entertaining the guest, but it gave me great joy for a few days.
She showed up as I had just finished ... [more]

Go forward with restroom idea downtown

Mar 6, 2012 - William D. Finn, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing in support of the idea by Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness to situate a public restroom area on the old Daisy Cleaners location at Fifth and ... [more]

Replaced at mid-season, Slack still named coach of the year

Mar 6, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Former St. Stephen's boys basketball coach Brady Slack couldn't believe it on Monday when he found out he was named the Class 1-A Northwest Coach of the ... [more]

Giving help to a mom with two kids was the right thing to do

Mar 6, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The woman from Sheridan was shocked after her encounter with the boys from the Riverton High School swim team recently.
Riverton's team was in Sheridan a few ... [more]

County's general fund forecast shows $301,000 dip

Mar 6, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A report about Fremont County government's general fund revenue for the upcoming fiscal year shows an anticipated $301,000 decrease, further raising budget ... [more]

Thunder and wind on chariot course

Mar 6, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Blustering wind Saturday did nothing to deter a crowd from converging on the Paradise Valley racetrack west of Riverton for the 2012 Wyoming State Chariot Race ... [more]

Positive review for superintendent Snyder by school board

Mar 6, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  School District 25 first-year superintendent Terry Snyder received high praise from Riverton school board chairman Carl Manning at the conclusion of the ... [more]

BuRec names new manager for Bull Lake and Boysen

Mar 6, 2012 - Staff:  The United States Bureau of Reclamation has named its new Wyoming area manager to oversee operations at Bull Lake Reservoir, Pilot Butte Reservoir and Boysen ... [more]

Man gets two years home detention for fatal crash

Mar 6, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The morning Gavin Shurtleff, of Riverton, crashed into the back of a PT Cruiser stopped at a construction zone by Boysen Reservoir in August, killing its two ... [more]

Mead gets new state budget for signature

Mar 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- The Wyoming Legislature on Monday approved a $3.2-billion budget bill that would keep state spending flat over the coming two years. The bill ... [more]

Wyoming has a complicated process for GOP caucus

Mar 6, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming is one Super Tuesday state that won't settle on a Republican candidate for president until well after Tuesday's voting.
Choosing GOP ... [more]


Mar 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Bill would pay for work inspections
CHEYENNE (AP) -- A proposal aimed at increasing workplace safety in Wyoming would pay for five consultants to conduct ... [more]

Francis C. Goggles

Mar 6, 2012 - Staff:  Francis C. Goggles, 36, died Friday, March 2, 2012, at his home on the Wind River Reservation.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Blue Sky ... [more]

Dixie Lou Moser

Mar 6, 2012 - Staff:  Dixie Lou Moser, 75, died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at her home in Riverton.
A viewing was Monday, March 5, at the Davis Funeral Home in Riverton.
Funeral ... [more]

Glenn L. Perry

Mar 6, 2012 - Staff:  Glenn L. Perry Sr., 82, of Fort Washakie, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, in Fort Washakie.
Funeral services were Monday, March 5, at the the Rocky Mountain Hall ... [more]

Allorah Dannon Jorgenson

Mar 6, 2012 - Staff:  Allorah Dannon Jorgenson was born and died Sunday, March 4, 2012, at the Lander Regional Hospital. She was the daughter of Kenneth Jorgenson and Roylene ... [more]


Mar 6, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths

Francis C. Goggles, 36, died Friday, March 2, 2012, at his home on the Wind River Indian Reservation. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. ... [more]

School concert

Mar 6, 2012 - Staff:  First-grade students at Ashgrove School in Riverton waited their turn to go during the recent school concert. From left, Craig Vincent in a shark costume, ... [more]

Cowboys face rematch with Rebels in MW Championships

Mar 6, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Laramie, Wyo. (March 6, 2012) - The University of Wyoming men's basketball team starts play at the 2012 Conoco Mountain West Basketball Championships on ... [more]

Class 4-A/3-A state tournament schedules

Mar 5, 2012 - Staff:  Wyoming State High School Championships
Class 4A
Thursday's Games
At Casper College
No. 4W Natrona (11-14) vs. No. 1E Gillette (19-6), ... [more]

Cowgirls set to take on TCU in MWC tourney

Mar 5, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  For the second time in eight days, the Wyoming basketball team will play the TCU Horned Frogs in the opening round of the 2012 Conoco Mountain West ... [more]

Luster headlines Wyoming's All-Mountain West honorees

Mar 5, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Colorado Springs, Colo. (March 5, 2012) - Wyoming senior guard JayDee Luster was named the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year and two other Cowboys ... [more]

The battle resumes

Mar 4, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Virtually every year in the Wyoming Legislature there appears a bill or bills to demonstrate again our state's deeply conflicted positions on traffic ... [more]

County redistricting plans should treat Lander fairly

Mar 4, 2012 - Richard and Perry Cook, Lander:  Editor:
There are three plans to redistrict Fremont County for the county commissioner elections. Two of these plans would split the town of Lander in ... [more]

What endorsements can tell us

Mar 4, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  The endorsement of a political candidate by another politician generally draws a well-deserved yawn from voters.
But over the past half-century of savoring ... [more]

Have times really changed?

Mar 4, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  You hear a lot of rhetoric these days from the fringe political elements. One of the most popular is, "How will you face your grandchildren if you vote for... ... [more]

State Champs! Wyoming Indian downs Lovell

Mar 4, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Note: Due to a production error, page C-4 was inadvertently not included in Sunday's Ranger print edition. The story about the Chief's state title jumped to ... [more]