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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]

Digest

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]

Chief girls lose twice at state after big win to start tourn

Mar 4, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  CASPER -- A halftime defensive adjustment proved to be the difference in the Class 2-A girls state semifinals Friday night between Wyoming Indian and ... [more]

26-3 Cougars end third

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 Cougar's third place state finish was featured ... [more]

Zamprelli's Career Day Paces Cowgirls in ArizonaZampre

Mar 4, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Sedona, Ariz. (March 4, 2012) - Junior Dana Zamprelli tied her career low with a round of 71 (-1) to finish second individually on Sunday in the NAU Red Rocks ... [more]

Six Cowboys qualify for NCAA Championships

Mar 4, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Six Cowboy wrestlers punched their ticket to the NCAA Championships and Wyoming won its third consecutive tournament title in the Western Wrestling Conference ... [more]

Day 3 - West 4-A Regional Basketball Update

Mar 3, 2012 - Staff:  UPDATE Saturday, 4:45 p.m. Riverton falls to Evanston 47-41 in the Class 4-A West championship game. The Wolverines advance to the state tournament as the ... [more]

Cowgirls tennis team downs DU

Mar 3, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE -- The 62nd ranked Wyoming Tennis team earned their sixth victory of the season with a 5-2 win against the Denver Pioneers on Friday afternoon in ... [more]

Pokes in Vegas, battle UNLV

Mar 3, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  LARAIME - The University of Wyoming men's basketball team wraps up regular-season play with another tough road test this weekend. The Cowboys (20-9, 5-7) ... [more]

Chiefs advance to 2-A title game

Mar 3, 2012 - Staff:  Wyoming Indian High School will play Lovell in the championship game of the Wyoming Class 2-A state tournament Saturday in Casper, and the Ranger will be ... [more]

Wyoming Drops 74-63 Contest at No. 17 UNLV

Mar 3, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Las Vegas (March 3, 2012) - Guards Francisco Cruz and Luke Martinez scored 16 and 15 points, respectively, but the University of Wyoming men's basketball team ... [more]

Wolverine Field seating to double

Mar 2, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  A new red, black and silver section will double the home-side seating section at Wolverine Field in Riverton, following the award of bid for the upper tier ... [more]