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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]

More students in county this year; Riverton has most

Mar 4, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Overall enrollment in Fremont County's eight school districts increased by 127 students in the 2011-12 academic year compared to a year ago.
As of Oct. 1, ... [more]

35 years at the cemetery: Hutchison retires as man in charge

Mar 4, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Life as a cemetery sexton isn't for everybody. Jeff Hutchinson made a career of it.
For Hutchinson, developing a sense of empathy, diligence, determination ... [more]

Budget conference committee gets to work

Mar 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Events on the 15th day of the Budget Session of the Wyoming Legislature, Fri., March 2, 2012:
BUDGET: A conference committee of House ... [more]

Man accused in brutal attack pleads 'illness or deficiency'

Mar 4, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man who allegedly brutally attacked and nearly killed someone in October, while on probation for a previous sexual assault conviction, pleaded not ... [more]

Kidney failure prompts warning over 'spice' use

Mar 4, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Health Officer Joanne Hedgecock is warning the area about the danger of the synthetic marijuana substance known as "spice" and severe health ... [more]

Buy local: Food fair offers farmers market in winter

Mar 4, 2012 - Staff:  The 2012 Local Food Fair happening Saturday, March 10, at Central Wyoming College is offering the opportunity to have a farmers-style market in winter.
The ... [more]


Mar 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming Libertarians uniting
Wyoming Libertarian Party chairman Dennis Brossman of Lander is inviting members and other interested parties to attend the ... [more]

Geraud gets leadership award

Mar 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The Wyoming Association of Community College Trustees presented a longtime member of the Central Wyoming College Foundation with its Leadership Award last ... [more]

Grant would improve Hines Store sewer line

Mar 4, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners on Feb. 21 endorsed a grant application to the Wyoming Business Council that would help fund a sewer line extension in the area of ... [more]

Lloyd A. 'Sonny' Jenkins

Mar 4, 2012 - Staff:  Lloyd A. "Sonny" Jenkins, 60, died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012.
Funeral Mass is at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. Burial follows at ... [more]

Paul T. Montz

Mar 4, 2012 - Staff:  Memorial services for Paul T. Montz of Riverton were Saturday, March 3, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Riverton. Richard Reed officiated.
Mr. ... [more]

Winona J. Norman

Mar 4, 2012 - Staff:  Winona J. "Gruffy" Norman, 80, of Lander, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at the Lander Regional Hospital.
A celebration of her life will be at a later ... [more]

Evanston tops RHS in West title game

Mar 4, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, 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 Wolverine's second place finish ... [more]

Tigers get state berth with Saturday win

Mar 4, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  JACKSON -- The pressure was on Lander Valley High School at the Class 3-A West regional boys basketball tournament Saturday, and the Tigers delivered a pair of ... [more]

Eagles grab third-place state trophy

Mar 4, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  CASPER -- The third time wasn't the charm for the St. Stephen's Eagles Friday night at Casper College.
Their Northwest 1-A nemesis, the Burlington Huskies, ... [more]

Lady Tigers fall in 3-A West regionals

Mar 4, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  JACKSON -- Shanda Post missed a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer for Lander Valley High School to propel Mountain View to a 48-45 victory vs. on Saturday ... [more]

Lady Blue end season with tough 1-point loss

Mar 4, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  CASPER -- Sometimes an entire season can evaporate into the microcosm of a single second. Shoshoni battled Pine Bluffs to the last second Saturday morning in ... [more]