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Lander boys, girls start regional tourney well

Mar 2, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School came up on top in a pair of opening-round basketball games at the Class 3-A West regional tournament on Thursday in Jackson.
The ... [more]

Balanced Chiefs open with big win

Mar 2, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  UPDATE: Wyoming Indian High School will play Lovell for the Class 2-A title game Saturday night in Casper, and the Ranger will be there. Look for full coverage ... [more]

KW girls oust Green River to advance to 4-A semifinal

Mar 2, 2012 - Staff:  Emily Chuman's game-high 14 points paced the Casper Kelly Walsh girls to a 42-33 first-round win in the Class 4-A West basketball regional at Wolverine Gym in ... [more]

Lady Blue loses Thursday but rebounds Friday

Mar 2, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  UPDATE: Shoshoni lost a heart breaker to Pine Bluffs 45-44 in the fifth place game at the Class 2-A state basketball tournament in Casper. The Ranger was ... [more]

St. Stephen's upsets top-seeded Lingle-Ft. Laramie in first-round

Mar 2, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  CASPER -- At the Class 1-A/2-A state basketball tournament, the St. Stephen's boys capped an unprecedented West regional sweep of East teams late Thursday night ... [more]

Kelly Walsh shuts down Green River

Mar 2, 2012 - Staff:  Casper Kelly Walsh emerged from a battle of slow-down offenses Thursday to claim a 33-18 victory in the first round of the Class 4-West boys basketball ... [more]

Cowgirl Soccer Set To Begin Spring Exhibition Season

Mar 1, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Note: First-year head coach Cuadrado will lead his Cowgirls for the first time in competition

LARAMIE - The Wyoming Cowgirl soccer team will kick off its ... [more]

Eight Cowgirl swimmers, three relays gain all-conference

Mar 1, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Eight University of Wyoming Cowgirl swimmers and three relay teams earned All-Mountain West swimming and diving honors, the ... [more]

Rustler men down Little Big Horn College 89-65

Mar 1, 2012 - Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  By Bruce Tippets
Sports Editor

Central Wyoming College opened a three-game men's basketball road trip Tuesday night by collecting a 89-65 victory against ... [more]

Lady Rustlers secure sixth seed Tuesday

Mar 1, 2012 - Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The No. 6 seed from the Region IX women's North basketball division was secured by Central Wyoming College on Tuesday. CWC held off Little Big Horn College ... [more]

Chief girls down No. 1- ranked Pine Bluffs at state

Mar 1, 2012 - Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Update: 9:20 p.m.
Other first round scores:
Thermopolis 39, Southeast 34
Tongue River 49, Shoshoni 40
Lovell 61, Lusk 22
Wyoming Indian faces ... [more]

Cougars defeat Big Horn

Mar 1, 2012 - Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  UPDATE 9:20 p.m.
Note: Wind River will play Lovell in the state semi-final game Friday.

Other first round scores:
Lovell 66, Sundance 35
Wyoming Indian ... [more]

Pavillion man shot, killed by deputy sheriff

Mar 1, 2012 - Christina George, Staff Writer:  By Christina George
Staff Writer
A Fremont County Sheriff's deputy shot and killed a Pavillion man Wednesday night after responding to a report of a ... [more]

CWC starts work on new master plan

Mar 1, 2012 - Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College has begun the legwork required to compose a new master plan for the educational institution's Riverton campus and satellite sites ... [more]

Call him Chief

Mar 1, 2012 - Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  There's a new chief in town. The Riverton Volunteer Fire Department recently elected Ralph Estell as its new leader.
When he is not working for the National ... [more]

House eyes records bill

Mar 1, 2012 - Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Events on the 13th day of the Budget Session of the Wyoming Legislature, Wed., Feb 29, 2012:
PUBLIC RECORDS: The House gave preliminary ... [more]

JarBox taking off for local inventor

Mar 1, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Riverton businesswoman Jeri McFarlane has accomplished a feat few people do: invent a product and be able to produce and sell it.
"It came out of ... [more]

Harvey Kennith Breedlove

Mar 1, 2012 - Staff:  No services are scheduled for Harvey Kennith "Ken" Breedlove, 81, who died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at his home in Fort Washakie.
He was born June 15, 1930, in ... [more]

Sadie M. Collinson

Mar 1, 2012 - Staff:  Sadie M. Collinson, 83, died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at her home in Riverton, with family by her side.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 3, ... [more]


Mar 1, 2012 - Staff:  Births

A son was born to Kari Lynn Winfield and Adam C. Wilson Jr., of Riverton, at 6:07 p.m. Feb. 8, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He ... [more]

Winds topped 70 mph over weekend; gusts stronger in neighboring counties

Mar 1, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Exceptionally strong winds over the weekend resulted in downed tree limbs and minor property damage as meteorologists measured wind speeds rarely seen in ... [more]

Volume 106, No. 1

Mar 1, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Today's front page carries the statistical information reading "Volume 106, No 1."
That means it's our newspaper anniversary.
It also happens to be the first ... [more]

Lessons from 2012 campaign

Mar 1, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  It sometimes feels as if the struggle for the Republican presidential nomination has been going on forever, but if you measure the campaign by the number of ... [more]

Not all tribal convicts get treatment given some

Mar 1, 2012 - Antonio Dewey, Torrington:  Editor:
I am an enrolled member of the Northern Arapaho writing in regards to a recent letter to the editor by Ms. Bernadette F. Brown appearing in The Ranger ... [more]

Panel endorses education reform measure

Mar 1, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The House Education Committee has endorsed a bill that continues education overhaul efforts in Wyoming's public schools.
The panel, which approved ... [more]

BLM rejects biggest coal bid in seven years

Mar 1, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Wednesday rejected the biggest total bid it has received for Wyoming coal reserves in more than seven years, ... [more]


Mar 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Romney favorite in state precincts
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Mitt Romney has won a nonbinding vote of Republican activists who turned out for precinct caucuses across ... [more]

Cowgirls drop final league game at TCU

Feb 29, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  The Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team closed out the regular conference season with a ten point loss, 58-48, against the TCU Horned Frogs on Tuesday night. The ... [more]

Cowgirl Golf Starts Spring Season at Northern Arizona

Feb 29, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Laramie, Wyo. (Feb. 29, 2012) - The University of Wyoming women's golf team begins the spring portion of its 2011-12 schedule by traveling to Sedona, Ariz., ... [more]

Wolverine Gym site of 4-A West basketball tourney

Feb 29, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It's only been three years since Wolverine Gym has hosted a Wyoming high school Class 4-A West regional basketball tournament. But with conference realignments ... [more]