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Enrollment churn

There usually are fewer students when school ends than there were when it started

When your dutiful local newspaper totals local school enrollment ...

The summer roar

Riverton is committed to effective mosquito control

Around Riverton in recent days a familiar roar can be heard. There's a telltale odor accompanying ...

We humans belong to the Earth


Recent headlines reaffirm it's not the other way around

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better," noted German-born ...

Skate Park success

Even if you never use it, the facility is providing benefits -- and a good example -- for everyone

Drive by Riverton City Park any day of the week ...

Health Digest

Obesity rate 35 percent for men, 40 for women
(TNS) -- How do government agencies, private foundations, industry groups and professional societies ...

Tuesday notes

Heating up
It's easy to assume that all summer weather is the same, but we are having a hotter June than the statistical norm would predict. Our ...

Getting 'Geiger counter rich' in the 1950s

In 1954 the Riverton uranium boom was, well, booming. According to a story making the rounds, a local opportunist we'll call Gary met a mark in the bar. The ...

Booming and busting with energy

Historically, it's been the Wyoming way almost from statehood.

Gebo, Bear River City, Atlantic City, South Pass City and Jeffrey City are all just ...

Hey, Dad...

Fathers Day is a chance to ask him some things you'll be glad, someday, to know

Readers might recall our mention of the office visit of a teenager a ...

Every big machine I could find

I sat in them all, traveling with my grandfather for Mining Edition

The Ranger Mining Edition wrapped this week, with dozens of pages of trucks and ...

Guns and politics

The two now are deeply, perhaps permanently, intertwined in U.S.

A few years ago in Wyoming, an expert with the title "epidemiologist" was hired by ...

Thumb War at Second Base

And other deadly serious T-ball encounters

As I'm writing this, I'm sitting in my car, in a crossfire of air conditioning, parked within what a ...

Taxing the wind

The huge Chokecherry project gets more complicated with the state's fiscal crunch

Anyone driving Interstate 80 between Rawlins and Laramie has seen ...

Still some magic in the Mining Edition

I was a child of a newspaper household, and every spring my father disappeared.
From mid-April to mid-June, he was either driving to one corner of the state ...

Energy and economic diversity

Because of the first, Wyoming has more of the second than it would otherwise

Wyoming's mining and energy industry is in a recession.
That means The ...

Tuesday notes

June relief
A Ranger reader put things aptly on Monday in saying that "we finally got some June weather" over the weekend, meaning temperatures more ...

The stopwatch doesn't care who dad is

The uniforms are in the trunk, the balls are on the rack, teams are off to camp, and the more dedicated athletes are preparing for individual instruction.
It ...

Rules for a reason

Irresponsible behavior at Yellowstone Park took a life a few days ago

If we are honest with ourselves, most of us probably would admit to having ...

The FAA and my quadcopter


I'm not a menace, but the feds must think I might be

For too long, Riverton residents have been plagued by unnecessary Federal Aviation ...

The champ

From brash loudmouth to silent statesman, Muhammad Ali was larger than life

If things had gone smoothly for Muhammad Ali, then he would be remembered ...

 
 

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