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Alligators on the way for 2015 fair, but no truck pull

Oct 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The sharks were such a hit at this year's Fremont County Fair that organizers cast about for something equally exciting, fearsome and out of place in Wyoming ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 19, 2014 - Staff:  Casting ballots
Election Day, primary style, has arrived. Voters in significant numbers already have voted through the rapidly expanding early-voting ... [more]

There's more to a rabbit than cuddles

Aug 15, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  I found that out -- and more -- at the Fremont County Fair

Laramy Connelly's rabbit is what I remember about this year's Fremont County Fair.
A rex ... [more]

Traffic jam around fairgrounds was not 'the end of the world'

Aug 11, 2014 - Deena Fennenberg, Riverton:  Editor:
I enjoyed the Fremont County Fair very much, and I think part of the reason I did was that I didn't too much of my time getting upset about the road ... [more]

We lived through it

Aug 7, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Construction-related traffic problems didn't come close to ruining the Fremont County Fair

Traffic to the Fremont County Fairgrounds during last ... [more]

Traffic at fair 'not a great experience' for officers

Aug 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Access was congested during the weeklong event because of road construction.

Local law enforcement officers say they are happy the Fremont County ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 5, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wet one
No one will ever confuse the Riverton Valley with Puget Sound, but we are having what seems to be a wetter warm-weather season than normal. ... [more]

Mosbrucker takes top prize at demo derby

Aug 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton's Bret Mosbrucker was declared the winner Saturday night at the annual demolition derby at the Fremont County Fairgrounds
The derby wrapped up the ... [more]

The way it was: State fair qualifiers -- 1958

Aug 4, 2014 - Staff:  Five Fremont County girls were headed tot he Wyoming State Fair after their 4-H exhibits earned blue ribbons at the local level 56 years ago this week at ... [more]

Plenty of fun in the mud on rodeo night at the fair

Aug 1, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Once again, the PRCA Ram Rodeo brought some top-notch cowboys and cowgirls to the Fremont County Fairgrounds.
The biggest names turned out for Monday's ... [more]

Pavillion report

Aug 1, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  State is right not to give gas company a sneak preview

It always seemed such a poor idea for the State of Wyoming to delay releasing its official ... [more]

Around the fair: Aug. 1

Aug 1, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  - The hefty steer of Hannah Nicol, 16, of Fort Washakie, has been misbehaving quite a bit, most likely because of the heat, she said.
"On weigh day he got ... [more]

Kids soak up fun at Science Zone

Aug 1, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A closer look into the insides of a squid awed the collective audience Thursday at the Fremont Center during the dissection demonstration at the Fremont County ... [more]

Spectator's guide to jousting

Jul 31, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Though a full-contact jousting tournament is set for Thursday in the Fremont County Fair's Grand Arena, few Wyomingites are familiar with the rules of the ... [more]

Around the fair: July 31

Jul 31, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  - Rain Tuesday dampened things for two young cattle ranchers.
"We didn't have much saw dust in ours," said Justin Martin on Wednesday, referring to his ... [more]

Sandbox a popular feature at 2014 fair

Jul 31, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The most popular new feature among a certain set at the Fremont County Fair -- bored children between 5 and 10 years old -- does not swing through the air, have ... [more]

RPD keeping eye on road work near fair, urging patience

Jul 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  In order to manage traffic issues related to construction on South Federal Boulevard, the Riverton Police Department is sending a patrol car through the area ... [more]

Double winner Tuesday at PRCA rodeo

Jul 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A steady rain in Riverton on Tuesday provided muddy conditions for the final evening performance of the PRCA Ram Rodeo at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.
The ... [more]

Around the fair: July 30

Jul 30, 2014 - Staff:  - Residents have reported long delays driving near the fairgrounds after evening entertainment.
Some were stuck in traffic for as much as half an hour between ... [more]

Pocket Pet show brings odd critters to fairgrounds

Jul 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  In a typical scene at the Fremont County Fair, a group of youths gathered to show their prized animals to a panel of judges Monday afternoon. What were not ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 29, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fair is there
After some preliminaries that got the wheels moving last week, the Fremont County Fair and Rodeo is really rolling now. For a lot of ... [more]

Around the fair: July 29

Jul 29, 2014 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  - Handing -- or throwing -- out candy or prizes from floats is nothing new at the Fremont County Fair Parade, but the entry accompanying Rich Pingetzer's huge ... [more]

Tri-Valley float came together in a day

Jul 29, 2014 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Creating a float for their club was all in a day's work for members of Tri-Valley 4-H of rural Riverton.
The float for Saturday evening's Fremont County Fair ... [more]

Doo-Wah group boasts long list of noteworthy collaborations

Jul 29, 2014 - From staff reports:  Entertaining on the free stage July 28 to Aug. 2 at the Fremont County Fair are the Doo-Wah Riders, a harmonizing vocal group backed by guitar, accordion and ... [more]

Jousting match added to schedule to recognize Kool Knights

Jul 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The theme for this year's Fremont County Fair and Rodeo is "Kids, Kritters and Kool Knights."
To celebrate the latter part of the phrase, fair organizers are ... [more]

E-cigarettes not allowed at fairgrounds, board says

Jul 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Fair and Rodeo Board has decided to ban the use of electronic cigarettes during this year's event.
"They're going to treat it the same as ... [more]

Hogs bring families together at county fair

Jul 29, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Crippen family started breeding pigs to support local competition.

Hogs and the fair are family affairs for Trish Crippen.
She has volunteered ... [more]

Science at the fair

Jul 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  'Bernoulli blower,' pendulums, blocks available all week in the Fremont Center

Science Zone director Steven Schnell said visitors should bring their ... [more]

Going for a goal: $200,000

Jul 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Over the past year, the Tough Enough to Help Cancer Fund has distributed $120,000 to area residents in need of financial assistance due to medical issues.
"So ... [more]

4-H leader says everyone should get involved

Jul 29, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Amanda Winchester, of Lander, has been participating in 4-H for 33 years.
She started when she was a child, competing in the events, and then became a leader ... [more]