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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]

Great white sharks coming to fair

Jul 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The live animals will be on display with the help of Great White Encounters of Florida.

Brave spectators will come face-to-face with predatory sharks ... [more]

Fair intern reaches out to younger audience

Jul 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Fair and Rodeo has an intern helping with marketing this year: Kari Wadsworth of Riverton.
She has spent her time in the job preparing ... [more]

Roadwork expected to cause traffic delays through fair week

Jul 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local officials are bracing for the impacts of local road construction on traffic at this year's Fremont County Fair and Rodeo.
Projects include roadwork ... [more]

Rodeo royalty busy preparing for fair

Jul 29, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Royalty is headed into the busiest time of their reign as they prepare to represent the 101st Fremont County Fair and Rodeo.

The Fremont ... [more]

Time machine

Jul 28, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  At fair time, it almost seems plausible

Is there such a thing as a time machine?
Maybe.
At the Fremont County Fair.
Of course the fair is new each ... [more]

The way it was: Livestock judges -- 1979

Jul 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  A Riverton-area team of young livestock judges was the best in Wyoming as Fremont County Fair week approached in 1979.
At the state 4-H competition in ... [more]

County fair's rule on showing animals punishes baseball team

Jul 25, 2014 - Dianna K. Stanley, Buffalo:  Editor:
Riverton's 13-14-year-old Babe Ruth baseball team won the state championship July 19 in Torrington. This qualifies them to go to regionals in Montana. ... [more]

Late fair parade entries welcome

Jul 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The annual procession starts at 6 p.m., with check-in beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Smith's Food and Drug on West Main Street.

It may be too late to ... [more]

Run, ride, swim Saturday at Go Fremont County's fourth annual competition

Jul 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Go Fremont County Parade Day 5K, Cycle or Swim takes place this Saturday, July 26, in Riverton and signups will be accepted on Saturday morning.
Three ... [more]

Parade needs you

Jul 24, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Here are a few ways almost anyone can participate

The Fremont County Fair deserves a proper kickoff in the public eye, and the fair parade is a great ... [more]

Ice cream contest offering prizes for participants

Jul 23, 2014 - Staff:  The winner will receive a nickel-plated, engraved ice cream scoop.

The Ranger newspaper is offering a nickel-plated, engraved ice cream scoop as the ... [more]

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]

New format this year for Go Fremont County fitness events July 26

Jul 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Entries are being accepted for the the Go Fremont County Parade Day 5K, Cycle or Swim, set to be held July 26 in Riverton.
This is the fourth-annual Go ... [more]

Prices increase for Fremont County Fair evening tickets

Jun 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  Going to the Fremont County Fair night shows is going to be slightly more expensive this year.
Night show tickets have gone up by $2, meaning adults will pay ... [more]

Run, cycle swim event to support trail rebuild, health fund

Jun 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont Physical and Sports Therapy and Go Fremont County! will host the first Go Fremont County! Parade Day 5k, Cycle or Swim on July 26.
The organizers ... [more]

County fair attendance up, ticket sales down

Sep 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The fair board has considered adding and reorganizing events.

An end-of-year report on the Fremont County Fair contained mixed news: More people ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 27, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  No more 90?
Here is a seasonal question we like to ask this time of year: Are our 90-degree days over for the year? Weather watchers know it's rare to ... [more]

Thanks for Oak Ridge Boys and 'Ozark Mountain Jubilee'

Aug 15, 2013 - Cathy Famgarner, Riverton:  Editor:
I enjoyed the performance by the Oak Ridge Boys at the Fremont County Fair this year more than just about anything I have done in a long time.
For ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 13, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Dog days?
We don't get too many days like these in Fremont County in mid-August, namely cool, mostly cloudy and something resembling humid. Take note, ... [more]

Was the pie contest really canceled at county fair?

Aug 11, 2013 - Debbie Friedrich, Riverton:  Editor:
Were my eyes deceiving me, or did I truly read that the Fremont County fair did away with the annual pie contest this year?
You have got to be ... [more]