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SHS boys eliminated

Feb 23, 2012 - By Randy Tucker Staff Writer:  It was an ugly ending to a promising season for the Shoshoni Wranglers Thursday morning at Central Wyoming College.
The Wrangler boys fell 41-30 to Big Piney ... [more]

Events Center ready for county wrestlers

Feb 23, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets Sports Editor:  RHS hopes to end a successful season at the state tournament Friday and Saturday at the Casper Events Center by winning an individual championship.
It hasn't ... [more]

WIHS Lady Chiefs look to Friday game against Lovell

Feb 23, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine Staff Writer:  Anneshia Hill piled in 23 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead the Wyoming Indian Lady Chiefs to a 46-42 first-round win over Rocky Mountain High School ... [more]

Cougar girls drop regional opener to Thermopolis

Feb 23, 2012 - By Randy Tucker Staff Writer:  In a brutal, foul plagued affair Thursday morning, Thermopolis pulled away from Wind River to take 45-33 opening round win in Class 2-A West Regional girls ... [more]

Thursday regional tournament scores

Feb 23, 2012 - Staff:  Boys West 2-A Regional - At Riverton
See Thursday's, Friday's and Sunday's Ranger for stories, pictures, stats and more! Wall-to-wall tournament ... [more]

Senator Mike Enzi spoke to Legislature

Feb 23, 2012 - Associated Press:  U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., addressed the Wyoming Legislature Thursday in Cheyenne. Enzi touched on healthcare, taxes and complimented the Wyoming law-makers ... [more]

Big fourth quarter lifts Riverton boys over Green River

Feb 22, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine Staff Writer:  The end of the regular season seemingly has turned into a three-act play for the Riverton Wolverines.
Act I for Riverton (16-6, 5-4 4-A West) was Tuesday's ... [more]

Lady Wolverines play tough but fall late to Green River

Feb 22, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines (1-22, 0-8) played one of their best basketball games of the season Tuesday night in Wolverine Gym but fell to Green River (6-14, ... [more]

Rustlers end home schedule Thursday

Feb 22, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College has been focusing on making the adjustments needed to finish the home basketball schedule in the victory column.
The Rustlers play ... [more]

Get ready for Wyoming's best basketball tourney

Feb 22, 2012 - By Randy Tucker Staff Writer:  Conventional wisdom has the Lovell Bulldogs favored to win both the boys and girls Class 2-A West regional basketball championships this weekend at Wolverine ... [more]

City OKs more off-site alcohol catering permits

Feb 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton on Tuesday increased the number of alcohol catering permits to 24 per venue, up from the original six per licensee per year.
The catering ... [more]

First meeting set on possible changes to commission district

Feb 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  Public meetings begin this week aimed at both informing and hearing from the public on possible changes to Fremont County Commission districts.
Meetings, all ... [more]

Police identify suspect in stabbing

Feb 22, 2012 - By Christina George Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department is seeking assistance in locating Thomas Joseph Shakespeare, 29, of the Riverton area, who has been identified as a suspect in ... [more]

Bill would allow 80 mph on Wyoming interstates

Feb 22, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  (AP) -- Drivers could zoom along at 80 mph is a bill advanced by a Wyoming House committee becomes law.
The panel on Tuesday endorsed a bill giving the Wyoming ... [more]

Fewer bills

Feb 22, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Wyoming Legislature has a bit less to do this year, and uncertainty about the economy is the reason.
First, a disclaimer: Never let it be said the ... [more]

Job Corps promises starting to sound like a 'bill of goods'

Feb 22, 2012 - Ronald Strauss Riverton:  Editor:
I see where U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi is giving more "assurances" about the Job Corps center. This is all starting to sound pretty lame.
As I recall, the ... [more]

Fixing government is up to us

Feb 22, 2012 - The San Jose Mercury News:  The Congress is mostly in gridlock. The political parties -- particularly the GOP -- don't want to compromise, no matter how silly the impasse. The moderate ... [more]

Twelve ways exercise is overrated

Feb 22, 2012 - The San Jose Mercury News:  Health advocates are always impressing upon us the importance of walking -- or, in my case (st)rolling, but an Internet friend recently poo-pooed that with the ... [more]


Feb 22, 2012 - Staff:  CORRECTION
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page one story "Police say man killed in crash wore seat belt" should have said Henry P. Gomendi, 42, of ... [more]

John R. Digby

Feb 22, 2012 - Staff:  John R. Digby, 54, of Mills, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, with family by his side. He died after a battle with cancer.
Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. ... [more]

Joyce Fuller

Feb 22, 2012 - Staff:  Funeral services for Fremont County native, Joyce Fuller, 87, of Buffalo, are at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo. The Rev. ... [more]

Robert Morgenweck

Feb 22, 2012 - Staff:  Robert "Bob" Morgenweck, 69, a longtime resident of the Wyoming Life Resource Center in Lander, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at the WLRC Health Care Center.
A ... [more]

James O. Christie

Feb 22, 2012 - Staff:  James O. "Jimmy" Christie, 76, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, in Lander.
Cremation has taken place. Inurnment will be in Chattanooga, Tenn., at a later ... [more]

Grace Marie Anne Roskowske

Feb 22, 2012 - Staff:  Grace Marie Anne Roskowske, infant daughter of Katie Lynn O'Brien and Charles Armour Roskowske Jr. of Riverton, was stillborn Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at ... [more]

Eighty-three CWC students named to president's honor roll

Feb 22, 2012 - Staff:  Eighty-three Central Wyoming College students earned perfect 4.0 grade point averages during the fall 2011 semester and were named to on the president's honor ... [more]

UW swim coach Johnson MPSF Coach of the Year

Feb 22, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  WOODLAND, Calif. -- Wyoming head swimming and diving coach Tom Johnson was selected by his peers as the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Coach of the Year ... [more]

Sportsmanship -- the good, the bad, and the uncertain

Feb 21, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Station-to-station baseball.
It's what happens when a team gets a comfortable lead, the outcome of the game is not in doubt, and the leading team does its ... [more]

SSHS girls rout Lady Miners

Feb 21, 2012 - Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  LANDER -- A fast start Monday afternoon sparked St. Stephen's in the Class 1-A West regional girls basketball play-in game, lifting them a 80-43 victory over ... [more]

Eagles whip Farson in Monday 'pigtail' contest

Feb 21, 2012 - Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  LANDER -- St. Stephen's finished Farson's season Monday afternoon by recording a 57-38 victory in a boys Class 1-A West regional basketball play-in game at Bob ... [more]

Lady Rams can't find way to regionals

Feb 21, 2012 - Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  LANDER -- Any hopes Dubois had for a girls regional tournament berth ended in a scoreless first half Monday. The Lady Rams fell behind Encampment 26-0 at ... [more]