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$692,000 worth of pot seized in traffic stop

Feb 29, 2012 - Associated Press:  EVANSTON (AP) -- Authorities say a traffic stop in southwest Wyoming has led to the seizure of 115 pounds of marijuana worth more than $692,000.
The Wyoming ... [more]

Pince commits to UW Cowgirls

Feb 28, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  She's not quite ready to give up her basketball for a swimsuit.
But that day is coming for Shoshoni High School senior Hailey Pince who has committed to ... [more]

W.R., WIHS boys open Thursday

Feb 28, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  When Wyoming Indian and Wind River take the floor Thursday at Casper College against Burns and Big Horn in the Class 2-A state boys basketball tournament, the ... [more]

Lady Blue, Lady Chiefs head to state

Feb 28, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Shoshoni's opening round game with Tongue River may be the most interesting in the Class 2-A girls state basketball tournament bracket.
Venerable headcoach ... [more]

Class 4-A regional tourney will be different from what we saw a week ago

Feb 28, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Night and day. That's about the best way to describe the difference in the style of basketball that was played in Wolverine Gym last week during the Class 2-A ... [more]

Senate and House done with rival budget bills

Feb 28, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House and Senate have passed parallel budget bills spelling out their respective visions of how to fund state government over the next ... [more]

Rare 2012 snow covers county

Feb 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Residents of the Wind River Basin woke up Tuesday to a blanket of fresh snow on the ground -- a scene that has been rare during a mild winter.
The snow was ... [more]

Bunker Road quarrel heading to mediation

Feb 28, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Lawyers representing landowners affected by the Fremont County Commission's effort to renew Bunker Road in Lander for public use will attempt mediation in the ... [more]

Car wreck results in injuries

Feb 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A two-vehicle crash in Riverton resulted in one woman being taken to the hospital with a bruised lung and a child suffering a broken collarbone.
Riverton ... [more]

Fetus found in outhouse likely 17 to 18 weeks old

Feb 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The cause and manner of death of a fetus found Thursday in an outhouse on the Wind River Indian Reservation remain unknown after Friday's autopsy report came ... [more]

Repeat DUI offenders would face more jail time under House bill

Feb 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Repeat drunken drivers would face more time in prison under a proposal gaining support at the state Capitol.
People convicted of drunken driving ... [more]

Snowmobile rider killed Monday in avalanche west of Togwotee

Feb 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Teton County officials say a snowmobiler is dead after getting caught in an avalanche near Togwotee Pass in the Bridger-Teton National Forest.
The ... [more]

Digest

Feb 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  'Doomsday' bill gets a look
CASPER (AP) -- Some Wyoming state lawmakers want to study the possibility of creating a state currency to prepare for the ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 28, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Leaping toward March
Last day of the month? Not this year.
2012 is a "leap year," meaning we'll have a 29th day of February, another day to wait to ... [more]

Bringing a combine home

Feb 28, 2012 - By Richard Klein:  A year ago, my son Garrett and I were standing at a farm auction near Worland. We had come to look at a combine that was listed on the sale bill.
It was ... [more]

Story about crowd-control training was disturbing

Feb 28, 2012 - J.H. Robinson, Riverton:  Editor:
Emily Etheredge's report in The Ranger on Sunday, Feb. 19, on crowd control exercises at Central Wyoming College titled "Only A Drill" disturbs those ... [more]

Today

Feb 28, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ASAY
Longtime Riverton/Pavillion area resident, Shirley F. Asay, 79, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. Funeral mass is ... [more]

John V. Kelsey

Feb 28, 2012 - Staff:  John V. Kelsey, 63, of Lander, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at Morning Star Manor at Fort Washakie.
Memorial Mass is at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, at Holy ... [more]

Shirley F. Asay

Feb 28, 2012 - Staff:  Longtime Riverton/Pavillion area resident Shirley F. Asay, 79, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.
Funeral mass is 10 a.m. Wednesday, ... [more]

Pokes down TCU in Laramie 71-59

Feb 28, 2012 - Associated Press:  Wyoming tops TCU 71-59, reaches 20 victories
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- Leonard Washington scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds - his second straight ... [more]

Poke Nance Jr. ESPN2 Dunk of the Year finalist

Feb 28, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Wyoming freshman forward Larry Nance Jr. has been voted one of eight finalists for Dunk of the Year on ESPN2. The finalists will compete in a fan voting ... [more]

State 1-A/2-A times accounced

Feb 27, 2012 - Staff:  Here are times and venues for county teams for the first day at the Wyoming High School Class 1-A / 2-A state basketball tournament that begins Thursday, ... [more]

4-A West regional first round pairings announced

Feb 27, 2012 - Staff:  All games are in Wolverine Gym at Riverton High School. WHSAA admission rates will apply (see below).
Boys
Thursday, March 1
#3 Riverton vs. ... [more]

Cowboys Host TCU For Senior Night on Tuesday

Feb 27, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Laramie, Wyo. (Feb. 27, 2012) - The University of Wyoming men's basketball team wraps up the home portion of its 2011-12 regular season by hosting TCU on ... [more]

Tigers win 16th straight!

Feb 26, 2012 - Melissa Gray:  The Lander boys swimming and diving team now holds 16 consecutive Class 3-A state titles and reportedly is tied for seventh best on the nation's list of ... [more]

Round IV goes to the Cougars

Feb 26, 2012 - By Randy Tucker Staff Writer:  Tyson Lone Bear put the exclamation point on Wind River's Class 2-A West regional championship with a breakaway slam dunk in the final seconds of the game that ... [more]

Wolverines surprise Evanston

Feb 26, 2012 - Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It took extra time, but the Riverton Wolverines basketball team finished the regular season in strong style with a physical 52-46 overtime win over the ... [more]

Tiger wrestlers have three champs

Feb 26, 2012 - Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- Freshman Andrew Von Rein opened the Class 3-A state wrestling finals by winning his first championship for Lander Valley High School, and Lander ... [more]

Wolverines send three to state wrestling finals

Feb 26, 2012 - Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- Riverton High School sent a trio of wrestlers into the finals and came away with three second-place finishes Saturday at the Class 4-A state ... [more]

St. Stephen's boys headed to state

Feb 26, 2012 - Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  LANDER -- Lakota Oldman scored the last four points on Saturday morning against Dubois to lock up a state Class 1-A boys basketball berth for St. Stephen's in a ... [more]