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Mar 13, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Let's come together and raise the final match needed to build the skate park

Great news arrived last week for the drive to build a modern, safe, ... [more]


Mar 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Guilty plea in fatal fight at hotel
CASPER -- An Arizona man charged after a fight at a Casper motel that left a New Mexico man dead has pleaded guilty ... [more]

McMurry death ruled a suicide

Mar 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- The family of Mick McMurry has issued a statement saying the wealthy Casper businessman and philanthropist had serious health problems that affected ... [more]

Schools to get more funds for salaries and supplies

Mar 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS -- Wyoming school districts are getting more money from the state for salaries, supplies and other on-going costs.
The state Legislature and Gov. Matt ... [more]

Riverton High School Hall of Fame's first inductees announced

Mar 13, 2015 - From staff reports:  The inaugural class of the Riverton High School Hall of Fame has been announced.
Inducted in the inaugural celebration planned for September will be:
- The ... [more]


Mar 12, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A daughter was born to Terra Palmeno of Lander and Jacob Palmeno of Lander at 7:46 p.m. Feb. 12 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The ... [more]


Mar 11, 2015 - Staff:  Clarification
In the March 3 Ranger, the page five story "Riverton couple starts healthy lunch support group at home" should have said that anyone ... [more]


Mar 10, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A daughter was born to Teresa Martel of Fort Washakie and Bradley Martel of Fort Washakie at 11:01 p.m. Feb. 6 at SageWest Health Care ... [more]

Cowgirls end season at 15-13

Mar 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE - The University of Wyoming Cowgirls picked a bad time for one of their worst halves of basketball this season.
Wyoming went more than six minutes ... [more]

New Mexico edges Cowboys in overtime 52-49 as Mountain West regular conferent season wrap

Mar 8, 2015 - The Associated Press:  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- New Mexico's longest losing streak in 56 years came to an end Saturday when Devon Williams and Obij Ajet scored 14 points apiece, including ... [more]

Eagles lose by 10 to Little Snake River, ending 1-A state tournament stay

Mar 8, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  CASPER -- Friday's Class 1-A boy's state elimination game featured a repeat of the 1-A West regional semifinals a week ago in Lander.  St. Stephen's edged ... [more]

Rustler women fall one win short of Region IX title game

Mar 8, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Western Nebraska pulled away in the second half for a 70-44 victory over the Central Wyoming College Rustlers Friday night in the semifinals of the Region IX ... [more]

Lander girls ousted from 3-A regional by Mountain View

Mar 8, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A 1-2 record from the Lander Valley High School Tiger girls basketball team at the Class 3-A West regional basketball tournament left them one win short of ... [more]

Third place at 4-A West regional for Wolverine girls; state opens Thursday

Mar 8, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  EVANSTON -- The Riverton Lady Wolverines basketball team jumped on the Rock Springs Lady Tigers 49-41 and captured third place in the Class 4-A West regional ... [more]

RHS boys runner-up at regional

Mar 8, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Wolverines open the Class 4-A state tournament Thursday against Cheyenne East.

EVANSTON -- After upsetting pre-tournament favorite Casper Kelly ... [more]

Tigers roll Powell for 3-A West regional crown

Mar 8, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander plays Wheatland in the opening round of the state tournament on Thursday.

Three straight victories lifted the Lander Valley High School Tigers ... [more]

St. Stephen's girls give up big lead, drop championship game in 1-A

Mar 8, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  CASPER -- Sometimes the fairy tale doesn't have a happy ending.  The St. Stephen's Eagle girls, seeking their first-ever state basketball championship, fell ... [more]

Eight Wyoming Indian students visit college to learn about careers

Mar 8, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  For eight Wyoming Indian Middle School eighth-graders, Central Wyoming College displayed an array of careers for their young minds to consider after they took ... [more]

Mead to press for Medicaid solution

Mar 8, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead told state lawmakers Friday that, having rejected Medicaid expansion, the burden's on them to come up with a solution for ... [more]

State rig count lowest in years

Mar 8, 2015 - The Associated Press:  NEW YORK -- The number of rigs drilling for oil and gas in Wyoming continues to slide.
Petroleum industry service company Baker Hughes says just 32 rigs are ... [more]

Alumnus designs new logo for CWC

Mar 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  Tyler Zenk is a user interface/user experience designer in Nashville.

Tyler Zenk, who recently redesigned the logo for Central Wyoming College, said ... [more]

District 14 selects St. Clair for superintendent position

Mar 8, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 14 Board of Trustees has hired Wyoming Indian Elementary School principal Owen St. Clair as its new superintendent.
The ... [more]

UW Extension bulletin explores new farm bill

Mar 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  The report focuses on the roles of the legislation's programs in Wyoming.

An overview of the new farm bill and its importance to Wyoming is explored ... [more]

The way it was: Gerald Ford speech -- 1965

Mar 8, 2015 - Staff:  Well-known faces -- local and national -- assembled in Lander 50 years ago this week at a Republican Party banquet at the old Lander Elks Club.
Guest of honor ... [more]

Voluntary conservation is key to avoid federal intervention

Mar 8, 2015 - John Crabtree, Center for Rural Affairs, Lyons, Neb.:  Editor:
Tourism and recreation are economically vital in the West. A 2014 study examining the economic impact of visitors to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) ... [more]

Tribal liaisons

Mar 8, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Wyoming Legislature has taken steps to improve a faltering program

In a year during which some observers are quick to describe the Wyoming ... [more]

Airport leaders explore changing facility's name

Mar 8, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Regional Airport Board is revisiting the idea of changing or adding to the name of the airport.
The discussion Feb. 20 began when Jim Steinhoff ... [more]

Skate park lands $100k grant; nears funding goal

Mar 8, 2015 - By Eric Blom and Alejandra Silva, Staff Writers:  A newly announced $100,000 grant means organizers are closing in on their fundraising goal to build a new skate park in Riverton.
Construction is slated to ... [more]

Non-game animals focus of new study by state researchers

Mar 8, 2015 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Wildlife species in Wyoming that aren't the target of hunters and anglers will be getting a closer look from researchers, ranging from a wolverine ... [more]

Catching 'Star Trek' on skip

Mar 8, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  I'll always be grateful to Leonard Nimoy and 'Star Trek.'

Do you remember attending national school assemblies in the gym on special afternoons when ... [more]