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State's diversity increasing, new census analysis shows

Jul 21, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  Wyoming is becoming more ethnically diverse as minorities account for most of the state's population growth, according to new census data.
The data show ... [more]

Herculean airplane to touch down in Riverton

Jul 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fans of big airplanes are in for a treat Tuesday when the Wyoming Air National Guard plans to fly a Lockheed C130 Hercules into Riverton Regional Airport. ... [more]

Atlantic City festival is 'where losers win'

Jul 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Several games at the August event, including the traditional poker crawl, will provide prizes to non-winners.

Atlantic City will host a Gold Bust ... [more]

Malathion risks negligible, weed and pest officials say

Jul 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton honors insecticide "no spray" zones.

The City of Riverton sprays the insecticide malathion along local streets and alleyways ... [more]

McAdams newest member of Eastern Shoshone Business Council

Jul 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Jodie McAdams won a special election for a seat July 1 on the Eastern Shoshone Business Council. She was the only candidate running for the position vacated ... [more]

Loss of friends, family to suicide moves teens to speak out on issue

Jul 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A group of local teenagers will appear in a televised public service announcement this summer promoting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
The students ... [more]

Dems plan picnic for Sunday

Jul 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Candidates are encouraged to attend and share their plans.

The Fremont County Democratic Party will gather for an election year picnic at 4 p.m. ... [more]

Valdez on the job as CWC president; budget comes first

Jul 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  In his first official action as Central Wyoming College's new president, Dr. Cristobal Valdez recommended the CWC Board of Trustees pass the school's $36.8 ... [more]

The way it was: Loop Road talks -- 1996

Jul 21, 2014 - Staff:  There was talk in the summer of 1996 about paving also known as SR-131, referred to most commonly as "The Loop Road."
As improvements to campgrounds and state ... [more]

Powell teens won't soon forget harrowing ride over dam

Jul 21, 2014 - By Ilene Olson, Powell Tribune:  Four girls who went over Mormon Dam while tubing on the Shoshone River recently are beat up and still experiencing pain from their injuries.
But it's the ... [more]

Ranger Sports

State title for Riverton 13-14 Babe Ruthers

Jul 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  And the Riverton 15-year-olds won their district tournament.

Riverton made an impressive run to the 14-year-old Wyoming Babe Ruth baseball state ... [more]

Lander 11-12s capture district crown with win Saturday over Riverton

Jul 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander will now start the state tournament play at 7 p.m. Wednesday vs Sheridan in Cody. The tournament will end on Saturday with the title game. ... [more]

Cody ousts older Riverton LL all-stars at district; 9-10s alive for state slot

Jul 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Cody blasted five home runs to eliminate the Riverton 11- and 12-year-old all-star team 17-7 from postseason baseball play Saturday evening in Bridger Valley. ... [more]

Heart attack takes life of Powell football coach

Jul 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Powell High School football head coach Jim Stringer died Friday morning after suffering a heart attack.
The Powell Tribune reported on its website that ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Boundaries erased

Jul 21, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Sometimes, we must simply be citizens of one community

At times each of us claims citizenship  in a neighborhood, a congregation, a work force, a ... [more]

Internal GOP squabbling in primary

Jul 21, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  The three candidates for governor can barely settle on one mutually agreeable debate site and format.

A favorite topic among political science ... [more]

Why is Washington managing grazing permits in Wyoming?

Jul 21, 2014 - Jim James, Riverton:  Editor:
This is an open letter to State Sens. Bebout, Case and Christiansen, and Reps. Lubnau, Campbell, Zwontizer, Hunt, Jaggi, Kroeker and Miller. ... [more]