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Day at the Legislature

Jan 25, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on Friday the ninth eighth day of the 2015 General Session:
ROAD KILL: The Senate received from the House a bill that ... [more]

CREG: Influential state revenue forecast misses the mark again and again

Jan 25, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A well-known financial forecast released last week has state lawmakers predicting doom and plotting how to cut back spending.
The report, however, has a ... [more]

Weeks after fire, Dubois planning for recovery

Jan 25, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Financial contributions have arrived from across the nation.

A fire devastated Dubois's downtown and left half a dozen business owners picking ... [more]

Wyoming Indian's $21 million elementary school taking shape

Jan 25, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  When Wyoming Indian set out to construct a new elementary school, officials knew the building had to pay tribute to culture and be large enough to serve as a ... [more]

Library to show opera

Jan 25, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Lander MetOpera will present the "Tales of Hoffmann" on Saturday in the Carnegie Room of the Lander Library.
The opera will be a live transmission from ... [more]

Reggae concert coming to Riverton

Jan 25, 2015 - From staff reports:  Peter Chandler, aka Chanman, will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Riverton Branch Library.
The free Roots Reggae concert will include comments on the ... [more]

BLM seeks comment on mine project

Jan 25, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office seeks public input on the Sheep Mountain uranium project draft environmental impact statement.
The BLM will ... [more]

Arts council taking grant applications

Jan 25, 2015 - From staff reports:  Applications are open for the Wyoming Arts Council's "arts education," "grants to organizations" and "operating support grants" categories.
Arts education ... [more]

Cause unknown in Tuesday shop fire

Jan 25, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The building itself didn't sustain structural damage, but some of the insulation, lighting, wiring and overhead heating system may have been destroyed. ... [more]

Hound dies in garage, kennel blaze near Pavillion

Jan 25, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  At least one dog was killed Jan. 15 in a structure fire east of Pavillion.
No humans were injured in the blaze, which destroyed a garage and dog kennel and ... [more]

The way it was: Young mushers -- 2002

Jan 25, 2015 - From staff reports:  The International Pedigree Stage Stop Dog Sled race was speeding from place to place in western Wyoming 13 years ago this week, and these young Fremont County ... [more]

Surveys show high rate of student satisfaction at UW

Jan 25, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A survey of University of Wyoming students shows that more than 90 percent are pleased with their education at the state's only four-year, public ... [more]

Minimum wage hike nixed in committee

Jan 25, 2015 - Tribune News Service:  CHEYENNER00;-- Wyoming's minimum wage will stay the same for at least another year.
The House Revenue Committee voted 8-1 on Friday to reject a bill that would ... [more]

Digest

Jan 25, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Paraglider dies following crash
JACKSON -- A paraglider who crashed within the boundary of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has died.
Billy Baker, 35, ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Two big wins start West 4-A campaign for Riverton boys

Jan 25, 2015 - By Randy Tucker and Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writers:  Riverton vaulted into first place in the Class 4-A West boys conference via a sweep of Rock Springs and Green River.
The Wolverines dominated visiting Rock ... [more]

McConnell takes mat title at home invite

Jan 25, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Andrew Von Rein and William Atnip from LVHS finished second in their weight classes.

Mark McConnell of the Lander Valley High School Tigers ... [more]

Wolverine girls get nice conference road victory Saturday in Green River

Jan 25, 2015 - By Randy Tucker and Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writers:  Riverton's girls picked up a split on its opening weekend of conference play against Sweetwater County schools.† The† Lady Wolverines dug a huge hole against ... [more]

Tiger boys take both games in Park County

Jan 25, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander starts the Class 3-A West conference schedule 2-0.

A two-day boys basketball road trip in Park County opened in a 56-46 victory Friday ... [more]

Cougs get big Southwest sweep

Jan 25, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wind River made things very interesting in the boys Class 2-A Southwest conference with a weekend sweep of Big Piney and Kemmerer.††The Cougars were 0-2 in ... [more]

League split for Lander girls

Jan 25, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  An exciting 46-45 overtime thriller Friday night went the way of the Lander Valley High School Lady Tigers in Cody.
The Tigers fell Saturday to the Powell ... [more]

Piney solves Chiefs again before WIHS wins easily Saturday vs. Kemmerer

Jan 25, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wyoming Indian narrowly missed a chance to tie for the conference lead with a little help from Wind River this weekend.† The Chiefs blew out Kemmerer 85-34 ... [more]

Lyman gets best of Shoshoni boys, girls in Friday's games

Jan 25, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  SHOSHONI -- During the final two minutes of a non-conference boys basketball battle, the Lyman Eagles outscored the Shoshoni Wranglers 9-3 to pick up a 59-52 ... [more]

St. Stephen's girls look strong in Friday night victory over Ten Sleep

Jan 25, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The St. Stephen's Lady Eagles moved to 3-0 in the Class 1-A Northwest after a 63-45 win Friday night over Ten Sleep in Washakie County.
St. Stephen's ... [more]

KHS girls surprise foul-plagued Lady Chiefs

Jan 25, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Kemmerer isn't renowned for great restaurants, but the Rangers got some good "home cooking" Friday against the visiting Wyoming Indian girls.
The Rangers hit ... [more]

Rough year continues for WR girls

Jan 25, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wind River's girls fell to 0-4 in the Class 2-A Southwest this weekend. Friday the Cougars fell to Big Piney 61-33 and dropped a 53-29 decision to Kemmerer on ... [more]

Dunk by Nance lifts UW past Lobos 63-62

Jan 25, 2015 - From staff reports:  As they had twice last season the University of Wyoming men's basketball team and New Mexico went to overtime, but Saturday was different as the Cowboys earned ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Medicaid talks

Jan 25, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  When only politicians object to something, it is fair to question the rationale

After a couple of years of bobbing and weaving over the expansion of ... [more]

A woman's life well worth emulating

Jan 25, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  I knew Valoy Maddock through coaching her sons

I don't remember who gave her the nickname "Flo" but it seemed to fit.†
Flo actually was Valoy ... [more]

'Macho man' response to bullying often won't work

Jan 25, 2015 - Carla Williams, Lander:  Editor:
Randy Tucker's macho man response to bullying concerns is fine for football players who are two years younger than the senior who are bullying ... [more]