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Good season ahead, says tourism leader

May 26, 2015 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Lower gas prices and other indicators point to plenty of out-of-state visitors coming to Wyoming to enjoy national parks and other attractions this ... [more]


May 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Park County considers tax request
POWELL -- Park County government leaders are considering another attempt to increase the local sales tax by 1 ... [more]

County commissioners requesting EMS privatization proposals

May 26, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Companies have until 9 a.m. June 9 to submit plans.

Fremont County is publishing a notice to see if private businesses are interested in running its ... [more]

CWC to host second retreat for children with diabetes

May 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College is hosting the second annual family retreat for children and families living with Type I diabetes.
The "Stronger than Diabetes" ... [more]

Rainfall sets records, causes mud slides and flood worries

May 26, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two precipitation records were set this weekend in Riverton, with rainfall causing mud slides and flooding scares throughout the area.
Riverton saw 1.06 inch ... [more]

Snowpack up across state

May 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The recent cool, wet weather in Wyoming has slowed melting of the state's mountain snowpack.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service says the ... [more]

Hats Off for Hope gala fundraiser set for Saturday

May 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  Organizers have announced that the sixth annual Hats Off for Hope gala is Saturday at the Holiday Inn in Riverton.
The event, which is sponsored by the Tough ... [more]

Investigation of 7-year-old's death ongoing; volunteers at crosswalks

May 26, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Authorities are continuing to investigate the fatal traffic incident that resulted in the death of 7-year-old Sophia Archer of Riverton on Friday.
No arrests ... [more]

Ranger Sports

New pro takes Saltwater by 5 shots

May 26, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The tournament was shortened from 54 holes to 36 holes because of rainy weather.

Former BYU golfer Justin Kelley now has a professional title under ... [more]

State track show youth of Wyoming at their best

May 26, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  Gloom and doom seems to be the most popular form of communication for many people.  For some it's the only topic they can ever engage in. 
Not to ruin the ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Fighting Islamic State is good use of armed forces

May 26, 2015 - John F. Pryor, Riverton:  Editor:
It is outrageous what the Islamic State is doing, killing innocent Christians and other people and demolishing historic sites just because they aren't ... [more]

Tuesday notes

May 26, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Soaked
We live in a sunny, semi-arid climate, but things have been going strongly against that pattern in recent days. Rarely will we see a wetter ... [more]