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Airport numbers show substantial improvement

Jul 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  June cancellations just 8 percent

Air service at Riverton Regional Airport has turned a corner, according to the most recent data.
After months of ... [more]

Person of interest sought in child abduction case

Jul 22, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police are looking for a person of interest in connection with a child abduction reported early Saturday in Riverton.
Reports state a 9-year-old girl was ... [more]

Three arrested for incident at Friday Night Cruise that escalated later on

Jul 22, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three people were arrested after an incident that began during the Friday Night Cruise in downtown Riverton.
Reports state an officer at the event saw a ... [more]

Sage grouse could be key to who gets U.S. Senate majority

Jul 22, 2014 - By Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press:  The specter of the bird's listing is reviving the centuries-old debate about local vs. federal control and whether to develop or conserve the ... [more]

Want to buy your own town? Aladdin can be had for $1.5M

Jul 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  ALADDIN -- Here's a gift for someone who has everything: A tiny town in far northeastern Wyoming named Aladdin.
You won't need a genie in a bottle to buy it. ... [more]

Campaign aide fired over drawing

Jul 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The campaign of Wyoming secretary of state candidate Ed Murray has acknowledged a staffer sent an obscene sketch to someone who had been fired from the ... [more]

Decision due soon on bomb training range expansion

Jul 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Air Force officials are expected to decide as soon as next month whether to go forward with an expansion of a bomber training area over the ... [more]

Digest

Jul 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Enzi tops in campaign funds
Incumbent Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi is the top fundraiser among congressional candidates in the state in the most recent ... [more]

Time to register for Wyoming's Biggest Loser RunWalk

Jul 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wyoming's First Lady is encouraging state residents to register for the upcoming Biggest Loser RunWalk event planned for Aug. 17 in Casper. 
"When parents and ... [more]

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 - From staff reports:  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

High finishes Sunday for Riverton motocross riders

Jul 22, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton riders had a successful day Sunday in a High Plains Motocross Association event, bringing home a number of top trophies.
The track three miles west ... [more]

Schamber, Winger on state hoops teams for all-star play

Jul 22, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School basketball players Casey Winger and Ashlyn Schamber have been invited to play in the Wyoming Coaches Association all-star basketball ... [more]

Strannigan signature suggestion deserves strong consideration

Jul 22, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With many of her friends and family with her last Wednesday evening, Clarice Strannigan made an impassioned request to the Fremont County School District 25 ... [more]

Time To Register for Parade Day 5K, Cycle or Swim

Jul 22, 2014 - Staff:  This Saturday, make plans to participate in the Go Fremont County Parade Day 5K, Cycle or Swim in Riverton.
Three separate events will start simultaneously ... [more]

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

Tuesday notes

Jul 22, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Au revoir, Rendezvous
Put Riverton Rendezvous in the memory banks for another year. It proved again over the weekend that it remains a vibrant summer ... [more]

Hill correct to fire back at 'new garbage' in report

Jul 22, 2014 - Carla Michaels, Riverton:  Editor:
I congratulate State Superintendent Cindy hill for "firing back" at this new garbage from the legislators who say they are investigating her. This is ... [more]

Proving airliner claims won't be easy

Jul 22, 2014 - McClatchy Washington Bureau:  Until then, it is unlikely that anyone will be held accountable for the deaths of the 298 people on board.

WASHINGTON -- The downing of a Malaysian ... [more]

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]