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Mar 6, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one cutline with the story "Man expected to be charged in theft spree faces other crime counts first" should ... [more]

RHS drama students net championships at state contest

Mar 6, 2015 - From staff reports:  Riverton High School drama students took several state championships and had 21 individual all-state designations at the Wyoming State High School Drama ... [more]

More than $86K collected in Dubois fundraising efforts

Mar 6, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Needs of Dubois fundraising group has received more than $86,000 in fire relief donations since a blaze Dec. 30 destroyed a portion of the city's ... [more]

Dubois Museum acquires three artifacts

Mar 6, 2015 - From staff reports:  The items are on a temporary loan from the University of Wyoming.

Three new artifacts have been added to the Mountain Shoshone (Sheepeaters) Exhibit ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Mar 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 36th day of the 2015 General Session:
BILL SIGNINGS: Gov. Matt Mead signed the following bills into ... [more]

College planning to add after-school certification

Mar 6, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Liberal arts dean Mark Nordeen said such training is becoming more popular nationwide.

A new curriculum is being developed at Central Wyoming College ... [more]

Great fun, great memories due to new Riverton skating rink

Mar 6, 2015 - Barb Rogers, Riverton:  Editor:
"If you build it, they will come."
Hurray for the new ice skating rink!
I was delighted to read [more]

Things a little boy must learn

Mar 6, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  Soon I'll be teaching them to a grandson

My daughter is going to have a baby.
I'm going to be a grandfather.
Everybody says there is nothing ... [more]

History at home

Mar 6, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  This year's schedule of local history treks looks promising and fun

Winston Churchill, in one of his many marvelous speeches, said, "History, with ... [more]


Mar 6, 2015 - From staff reports:  Thirteen students make dean's list
More than a dozen Fremont County students have been named to the dean's lists at their respective colleges for the ... [more]

WyDOT warns drivers about migrating elk south of Lander

Mar 6, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation's maintenance crew on South Pass has removed a handful of elk carcasses from the area this winter.

Winter ... [more]

Fremont Symphony Orchestra playing final concert of season

Mar 6, 2015 - From staff reports:  The program begins at 7 p.m. March 14 at Lander Valley High School.

The Fremont Symphony Orchestra's annual spring program will be March 14 at Lander ... [more]

State Legislature passes school accountability bill

Mar 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Following the conference committee agreement, the bill was approved by a vote of 26-3 in the Senate and 40-13 in the House.

CHEYENNE -- State ... [more]


Mar 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Child only survivor of head-on crash
GILLETTE -- Authorities say three people were killed and a 2-year-old child was injured in a head-on crash near ... [more]

Five Cowboy seniors end home career in taking down USU

Mar 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE -- The five University of Wyoming seniors wanted to make some special memories in their last home game.
Not only did they do that, but they also ... [more]

Lander hosting Class 3-A West regional tourney

Mar 5, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Home-court advantage will be on the side of the Lander Valley High School Tigers this weekend at the Class 3-A West regional basketball tournament.
The LVHS ... [more]

Wolverines set for state indoor track in Gillette

Mar 5, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School is taking 31 athletes to the state indoor track and field meet Friday and Saturday in Gillette.
Other teams signed up for the meet are ... [more]

Fort Washakie school board recognizes 10 students, staff

Mar 5, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 21 Board of Trustees is working to recognize students and staff within its district.
During each regular meeting, the Fort ... [more]

Chief Washakie art in Capitol for sale; state among potential buyers

Mar 5, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- Paintings that depict the life of Chief Washakie and hung in Lander's Noble Hotel decades ago are for sale, and the state of Wyoming is a potential ... [more]

Marathon cuts to affect Cody employees

Mar 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Layoffs at Houston-based Marathon Oil are playing out in Cody and elsewhere in Wyoming.
A company-wide 10 percent staff reduction will affect Wyoming ... [more]

UW offering two new MBA programs

Mar 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming College of Business is offering two new master's of business administration programs for students.
The new international ... [more]

Local RadioShack operations not part of corporate bankruptcy

Mar 5, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The franchise stores in Lander and Riverton will remain open.

RadioShack Corporation's decision to file for bankruptcy this month will not have an ... [more]

Regional notebook full of oddities, observations

Mar 4, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Tournaments bring out the best in players, but often the worst in their fans. Such was the case in last weekend's Class 1-A and 2-A West Regional tournaments ... [more]

Chiefs, Eagles, Wrangler girls off to state

Mar 4, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Tongue River and Wyoming Indian meeting at the state tournament in Class 2-A girls basketball is almost as frequent as the appearance of the two powerhouse ... [more]

Rustlers deliver 20-point win to start women's Region IX tournament

Mar 4, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A long layoff from competition energized the Central Wyoming College Rustlers in eliminating Trinidad State Junior College 67-47 in the opening round of the ... [more]

Cougars in 2-A, Eagles in 1-A open state hoops Thursday

Mar 4, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It's a four-hour drive to Lusk from Pavillion if the roads are dry. In spite of the 250 miles separating the Tigers and Cougars, the two opening-round state ... [more]

It's 'win and in' for RHS basketball at 4-A West regional

Mar 4, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  For both the Riverton Wolverine boys and girls basketball teams, the postseason begins with a single do-or-die game Thursday at the Class 4-A West regional ... [more]

Classical guitar duo to perform at CWC

Mar 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  Classical guitarists will perform works of modern and traditional composers Friday at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater at Central Wyoming College.
The ... [more]

Second-seeded CWC women open tourney vs. Trinidad State

Mar 3, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC finished the regular season with a 19-9 overall mark, while Trinidad was 4-23 heading to the tournament in Scottsbluff, Neb.

A No. 2 seed has ... [more]

New video setup at UW called best in conference

Mar 3, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Tucked away in the long hall beyond the locker rooms for the Wyoming Cowboys and Cowgirls basketball teams ,and under the new seats in the remodeled Arena ... [more]