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Wyoming concludes action at Cowgirl Classic golf

Apr 11, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Chandler, Ariz. (April 11, 2012) - Junior Dana Zamprelli battle winds approaching 30 miles per hour to card a 78 (+6) during Wednesday's final round of the ... [more]

Mitchell P. Moss

Apr 11, 2012 - Staff:  Mitchell P. Moss, 33, of Arapahoe, died Saturday, April 7, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.
Traditional American Indian services are at 10 a.m. Thursday, ... [more]

Duane E. Tillman

Apr 11, 2012 - Staff:  Duane E. Tillman, 82, a lifelong resident of the Wind River Indian Reservation, died Friday, April 6, 2012, at his home.
Traditional American Indian funeral ... [more]

Today

Apr 11, 2012 - Staff:  Correction
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page one story "Hospital helpers" included an incorrect last name. The correct name full name should have been ... [more]

Jorgensen carries CWC men to first-place in Eastern

Apr 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College freshman Stetson Jorgensen is coming off a second-place finish in the men's all-around standings at the Eastern Wyoming College ... [more]

Rustler women third at EWC; maintaining big lead in region

Apr 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College veteran Traci Hinman placed second in goat tying at the Eastern Wyoming College rodeo. CWC photo

Central Wyoming College has a ... [more]

Shyatt signs Australia point guard to Wyoming basketball squad

Apr 11, 2012 - Wire and staff reports:  University of Wyoming coach Larry Shyatt announced on Wednesday that Nathan Sobey has signed a national letter of intent to join the Cowboy men's basketball ... [more]

District 25 approves major staff shuffle to meet 16:1 mandate

Apr 11, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  A school staffing plan that will affect 34 educators in Fremont County School District 25 for the 2012-13 academic year was approved by the Riverton school ... [more]

Sheriff, commissioners spar over work gloves

Apr 11, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  After Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker on Tuesday launched litigation against county commissioners over a rejected payment for work gloves, the county ... [more]

McOmie will not run for re-election

Apr 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A longtime state legislator has announced his retirement.
Seven-term Republican State Rep. Del McOmie of Lander will not run again.
"It will be 14 years, ... [more]

No major flood worries so far; Wind River area snowpack at 70 percent

Apr 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  (AP) -- A warm, dry spring has sapped Wyoming's mountain snowpack to the point that the state likely won't see the widespread, record flooding that occurred ... [more]

State's coal industry worries about lower price demands as old contracts are renewed

Apr 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming is the nation's top producer of coal, with thousands of workers employed by the industry. Wyoming State Geological Survey

LARAMIE (AP) -- The ... [more]

Digest

Apr 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Frontier Days drew 252,000
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Last year's Cheyenne Frontier Days attracted more than 252,000 people to its rodeo, night concerts and ... [more]

Court says ban on abortion protest was unconstitutional

Apr 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- A state court order that barred abortion protesters from appearing at Jackson's town square last year violated the protesters' constitutional ... [more]

The decks are cleared

Apr 11, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  You know your presidential campaign is in trouble when winning your home-state primary is starting to look like a long shot. That, however, was the scene ... [more]

Professor Obama might be tough on President Obama

Apr 11, 2012 - By The St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  "I was a constitutional law professor, which means unlike the current president I actually respect the Constitution," Barack Obama said on March 30, ... [more]

Time to play ball

Apr 11, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  When Bruce Tippets mentioned the Los Angeles Angels in his baseball preview column in last Friday's Ranger, it caused me to dust off my autographed California ... [more]

Senior center complainers ought to be there to help

Apr 11, 2012 - M. Nichols Sr., Riverton:  Editor:
In reply to Carl. M. Niswonger's letter to The Ranger concerning the Riverton Senior Citizens Center needs an advocate and that the center has very ... [more]

Community invited to help Riverton resident mark her 105th birthday

Apr 11, 2012 - Staff:  The Wind River Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Riverton is getting ready to celebrate the upcoming birthday of the facility's oldest resident and staff ... [more]

Weather Service trains weather spotters

Apr 11, 2012 - Staff:  National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Murrell used a video clip from "The Simpsons" to help illustrate types of storms and tornadoes during his weather ... [more]

Five new players inked by CWC

Apr 10, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four Utah high school players and one player from Louisiana are coming to play basketball next year at Central Wyoming College for coach Curtis Condie.
Signed ... [more]

Is it any surprise NFL players try to hurt each other?

Apr 10, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The National Football League on Monday affirmed that Sean Payton, the popular coach of the New Orleans Saints, will be suspended for a full year and will miss ... [more]

Library Week activities through Friday in city

Apr 10, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Branch Library is celebrating National Library week April 8-14 by providing free library card replacements to all patrons during the week. ... [more]

Hospital helpers: Preschoolers get an inside look at RMH

Apr 10, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A group of short specialists in purple scrubs, hair nets, masks and name bracelets moved through the halls of Riverton Memorial Hospital on Thursday.
"You ... [more]

Digest

Apr 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Boy found shot to death
CHEYENNE (AP) -- The Laramie County Sheriff's Department is investigating the shooting death of an 8-year-old boy in ... [more]

Microsoft to build in capital

Apr 10, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Microsoft has agreed to invest up to $112 million to build a new data center in southeast Wyoming, Gov. Matt Mead announced Monday.
Mead said work ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Apr 10, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Egg hunting
We're off and running with The Ranger's second in what we hope will become an annual spring Easter egg hunt.
The daily clues borrow ... [more]

Rancor eases in the Senate

Apr 10, 2012 - By Larry Margasak, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- For a brief moment in a season of partisan rancor, the Democratic leader of the Senate and his Republican counterpart hit the pause button. As ... [more]

Applause to city for decision on light poles

Apr 10, 2012 - James Gordano, Riverton:  Editor:
In response to Riverton City Councilman Richard Gard's opposition to the "nicer" light poles in the upcoming South Federal renovation, it is true that ... [more]

Occupational therapy eases the work of living

Apr 10, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  When Virginia Holcomb goes to work, she makes the pain of others disappear. As the director of occupational therapy at Teton Therapy, Holcomb works to improve ... [more]