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Wyoming Cowboys, Cowgirls gain momentum for stretch run

Feb 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Wyoming had to subtract to add.
In this case, "Wyoming" refers to one sport, but two teams. Both the Cowboys and Cowgirls basketball teams have ... [more]

WIHS runner signs with Rustlers

Feb 20, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Kianna WallowingBull plans to major in physical therapy initially but would like to enter the Central nursing program later in her academic career. ... [more]

Rustlers in good shape for Region IX tourney

Feb 20, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College men's basketball coach Pat Rafferty and women's coach Serol Stauffenberg have guided the Rustlers near the top of the Region IX ... [more]

Small-school wrestling teams fill brackets at Class 2-A West regional

Feb 20, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County wrestling teams make up a big portion of the Class 2-A West regional field this weekend at Big Piney.
Matches started Friday in the ... [more]


Feb 20, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A daughter was born to Marie Rose Washington of Lander and Daniel Joy Washington of Lander at 12:13 p.m. Jan. 7, 2015, at SageWest ... [more]

Area students pick up awards at regional science fair

Feb 20, 2015 - From staff reports:  The following students earned awards at the 2015 West-Central Regional Science Fair held Jan. 27 to Jan. 29 at Central Wyoming College.
Students were judged ... [more]


Feb 20, 2015 - From staff reports:  Riverton student earns 4.0 GPA
Undergraduate student Ashley Schieffer of Riverton has been named to Montana State University Billings' dean's list ... [more]

More than 300 compete in WWWC fishing derby

Feb 20, 2015 - From staff reports:  Winners have been announced from the 29th Annual Wild West Winter Carnival fishing derby held Jan. 23 to Jan. 25 at Boysen State Park. Boysen State Park ... [more]

Lander hosting Jackalope Jump to benefit Special Olympics

Feb 20, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The fourth annual Jackalope Jump will take place March 25 in Lander.
Two Lander Special Olympics teams -- the Lander Masters and the Lander Valley -- will join ... [more]

Central Wyoming College's speech and debate team preps for nationals

Feb 20, 2015 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College's speech and debate team is hoping to repeat the success it had last year while learning a new style of debate.
Coach Josh House has ... [more]

Tuition-control bill would make college more fair

Feb 20, 2015 - Andrew Reardon, Riverton:  Editor:
I am in favor of the bill put forward in the Wyoming Legislature that would not let colleges to raise tuition on a student who is already enrolled.
I ... [more]

Simple gifts and personal acts

Feb 20, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  The world saw an example this week from Wyoming

Valentine's Day can seem sappy and fake.
Until it doesn't.
Sometimes personal expressions of ... [more]

Defeating the zealots

Feb 20, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  We mustn't think of them in the same way we view a piece of pork-barrel legislation

In his remarks Thursday at a conference called the White House ... [more]


Feb 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Inmate charged in murder-for-hire
CHEYENNE -- Federal prosecutors have charged a Wyoming State Penitentiary inmate with trying to hire someone to kill ... [more]

Teen gets 60 years for killing guard

Feb 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  GERING, Neb. -- A Wyoming teenager who killed a western Nebraska jailer in what a judge called "a senseless act of violence" has been sentenced to at least 60 ... [more]

House trounces last gasp on Medicaid expansion

Feb 20, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The House voted 41-15 to reject the amendment to the supplemental budget.

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House of Representatives on Thursday rejected a ... [more]

No serious injury from spectacular wreck Tuesday

Feb 20, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  After being reported initially as a possible fatal wreck, a two-vehicle accident Tuesday near South Pass had a much better outcome. Officials say everyone ... [more]

City considers changing procedures for alcohol, home business permits

Feb 20, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Two more city council readings must pass before any changes take place.

The process applicants must follow to obtain certain permits from the City of ... [more]

Funding nixed for CWC's outreach site in Jackson

Feb 20, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming House of Representatives failed to pass a budget amendment Thursday that would have provided funding for a Central Wyoming College outreach center ... [more]


Feb 19, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A son was born to Benjamin Walker of Lander and Travis Walker of Lander at 7:36 a.m. Dec. 19, 2014, at SageWest Health Care at Lander. ... [more]


Feb 18, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A daughter was born to Keshia Strickland of Riverton and Cory Piper of Riverton at 5:43 a.m. Jan. 10, 2015, at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]


Feb 17, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one story "Woman gets 20-25 years in prison for her role in 2013 killing" should have said the killing took ... [more]

Organizers seek input on American Indian exhibit at UW

Feb 15, 2015 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming's art museum is interested in sponsoring an American Indian museum exhibit with the Wyoming Women's Business Center.
The WWBC is ... [more]

The way it was: Fremont County Cattlemen -- 1984

Feb 15, 2015 - Staff:  Fremont County's cattlemen got together in February 1984 for their annual meeting, and new officers we elected for the year.
Newly elected, from left, were ... [more]

Northern Arapaho woman shows work at Sundance Film Festival

Feb 15, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Enrolled Northern Arapaho and Kickapoo tribal member Missy Whiteman has been selected for the Sundance Institute Fellowship: NativeLab Fellows.
She also ... [more]

Allen: College vote prudent

Feb 15, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Rep. Jim Allen, R-Lander, says his vote last week against House Bill 118 was not "anti-community college."
He was the only Fremont County ... [more]

Decision not to expand Medicaid 'very unfortunate for Wyoming'

Feb 15, 2015 - David Evarts. Lander:  Editor:
When the 2015 Wyoming Legislature is over, I hope someone will take the time to look at all the money was spent on unnecessary things compared to the ... [more]

RHS boys manage overtime win over Rock Springs, whip Green River 62-35

Feb 15, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Chris Quayle drained a long 3-point shot from well beyond the top of the key as time expired in regulation, enabling the Riverton Wolverines basketball team to ... [more]

Rustler basketball teams win both over Western

Feb 15, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Behind two 30-point individual efforts, the Central Wyoming College Rustlers swept Western Wyoming Community College in a men's and women's doubleheader Friday ... [more]

Powell girls, boys handle Lander Tigers at Fieldhouse

Feb 15, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Powell Panthers made the most of a fast start to upset the Lander Valley High School Tigers 82-62 on Saturday night in a Class 3-A West conference ... [more]