The Ranger (beta)

Fremont County's Daily Newspaper

News of Riverton, Lander and Fremont County, Wyoming, from the Ranger's award winning journalists.

Ranger Login

Related Content: Riverton

RMS names students to spring honor roll

Apr 17, 2015 - From staff reports:  Riverton Middle School recently recognized the students who were named to the third-quarter honor roll for the 2014-2015 school year.

4.0 GPA
Eighth ... [more]

Car burglary suspect says 'not guilty;' second plea in different case

Apr 16, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two men pleaded not guilty to multiple charges in unrelated cases in Lander District Court on April 8.
Jeramie Vanzane Lewis, of Riverton, pleaded not guilty ... [more]

Storm to deposit several inches of snow in basin

Apr 15, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The spring storm blowing through the Wind River Basin on Wednesday is expected to bring up to 7 inches of precipitation to the Riverton area, with as many as ... [more]

Pay lawmakers to cover expenses, 'so ordinary people have a chance'

Apr 15, 2015 - Ned Dunson, Riverton:  Editor:
I don't really like the idea that legislators can just vote a pay raise for themselves, but they do need to be paid for their expenses, so long as ... [more]

RMS Spartan track teams near the top in home meet

Apr 15, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three out of the four Riverton Middle School track and field teams finished second in their respective grade divisions Saturday at the Spartan Invitational in ... [more]

Bring the street repair crew 'right up Main Street'

Apr 14, 2015 - Brad Wayne, Riverton:  Editor:
I see the city truck and men out around town patching up potholes, which is how the 1 percent tax money is being used. I hope they go right up Main ... [more]

City renews deal with county attorney for local prosecution, but at a lower price

Apr 14, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Amid decreasing case volume, the City of Riverton has renewed its contract with Fremont County for prosecuting attorney services in the Riverton Municipal ... [more]

Dirt work under way on highway project south of Riverton; delays expected

Apr 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  The construction has a contract completion date of Oct. 31.

Excavation of topsoil and dirt work has started on the 3.32-mile highway improvement ... [more]

Riverton cowgirl starts season No. 1 in state

Apr 10, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton cowgirl Elsie Campbell enters the spring high school rodeo season No. 1 in the breakaway competition.
The spring season begins Saturday and Sunday ... [more]

Phone scammer hung up when confronted by simple question

Apr 10, 2015 - Jean Dockwiler, Riverton:  Editor:
One of the "scammers" mentioned in a letter to the editor called me in January.
He told me (in a heavy foreign accent that I don't think anyone ... [more]

Skate park fundraising nears total; rec board adds $10K

Apr 9, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association and Dreamland Skateparks, which will be ... [more]

Sunday magazine frequency changes

Apr 8, 2015 - Tammi Perthoud, Riverton:  Editor:
I was wondering about the American Profile magazine supplement in the Sunday newspaper. It used to be in there every week but now it is there less ... [more]

Man killed late Friday in wreck near Pavillion; no seatbelt in earlier fatality

Apr 7, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials are investigating a fatal rollover crash Friday west of Pavillion.
The incident resulted in the death of Theodore E. Aaberg, 40, of Wilson. Reports ... [more]

Riverton couple honored relative who survived the Bataan Death March

Apr 7, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine:  This Thursday marks the 73rd anniversary of the beginning of the Bataan Death March, the hellish, forceable World War II transfer of 60,000 to 80,000 American ... [more]

Advice on safe handling of chicks was worthwhile

Apr 7, 2015 - Billie Shane, Riverton:  Editor:
I thank you for running the news item about the [more]

It's the service, not the name

Apr 5, 2015 - Mike Ward, Riverton:  Editor:
The other day I read about the idea of [more]

The way it was: Paving preparation -- 1956

Apr 5, 2015 - Staff:  Riverton was being transformed in the mid-1950s due to the huge uranium discoveries east of town. The population was growing fast, and many civic improvements ... [more]

Smithsonian adds Arapaho art to permanent collection

Apr 5, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  An art piece by Northern Arapaho artist Robert Martinez will find its permanent home this month at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in ... [more]

Two schools added to bike rodeo season roster

Apr 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  Injury Prevention Resources has added two private schools to its annual bike and safety rodeo season.
The countywide rotation now includes St. Margaret's and ... [more]

Crack in new Federal slab; replacement starts Tuesday

Apr 5, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The jackhammers will return Tuesday on South Federal Boulevard in Riverton. A crack that stretches from one side of the newly paved road to the other end near ... [more]

County sends three students to state spelling bee; all advance to oral contest

Apr 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  The competition included spellers from Riverton and Lander.

All three of Fremont County's contestants at the 2015 Wyoming State Spelling Bee advanced ... [more]

Riverton student on UW range management team that placed third at contest

Apr 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming placed third and five team members placed in the top 10 percent among the 158 students from 25 colleges and universities competing in ... [more]

Funding to assist Arapahoe kids in District 25 doubling

Apr 3, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton school board of trustees has approved an award of about $175,000 from Fremont County School District 38 for Riverton's Arapahoe Instruction Grant. ... [more]

Canceled bus route affecting homeless

Apr 2, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Black Hills Stage Line bus service has canceled its route through Fremont County because of a lack of ridership.
According to the company, the Denver to ... [more]

Fitness studio to merge with Teton Athletic Club in May

Apr 2, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Renew Fitness Studio has announced plans to merge with Teton Athletic Club in Riverton. Renew Fitness Studio co-owners Kelli Gard and Sarah Remacle and Teton ... [more]

Man killed Wednesday in truck rollover

Apr 2, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton resident died Wednesday at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover on Sand Draw (Wyoming Highway 135) east of town.
Reports state Daniel William ... [more]

Column on keeping older names alive made good point for families

Apr 2, 2015 - Marianne Framish, Riverton:  Editor:
I thank Betty Starks Case for her thoughts on [more]

Senior center breakfast is one of 'best-kept secrets' in town

Apr 1, 2015 - Riverton Senior and Community Services Center customers:  Editor:
Tired of grabbing a stale donut or granola bar as you go out the door in the morning? Can't face another bowl of cold cereal? So many in our community ... [more]

Winds, warmth raising fire risk

Apr 1, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  Warm temperatures and strong wind are raising the risk of wildfires, and the Riverton area is under a "fed flag warning" from the National Weather Service.
In ... [more]

Legislature agrees to take a look at unequal recreation funding around the state

Mar 31, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine:  Mike Harris, Dave Flory and Rachel Ratliff were responsible for my math education in high school.
So I know that $147,096 is not equal to $645,385.
That is ... [more]