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Space at fair 'can be used better'

Editor:
I agree with the letter from Ms. Desenfants on the use of the old armory building at the county fair.
A lot of the woven products were folded up so ...

Questions behind the headlines

It's time for better thinking on drugs, guns, mental illness

If you haven't thrown it out, go back and look at the front page of The Ranger from July ...

Rock Springs driver wins Saturday demolition derby

Pat Bettolo of Rock Springs was the overall winner Saturday at the Fremont County Fair demolition derby before a packed house at the grandstand arena.
Bettolo ...

This year's Fremont County Fair and Rodeo took place without any major acts of violence despite daily allegations of online threats, police officials ...

Demolition derbies were first held at various fairs, race tracks, and speedways by independent promoters in the 1950s.
There are unconfirmed reports of ...

Tuesday notes

Summer and smoke
Our Wind River Basin sun has been obscured by more than just clouds over the past couple of days. There is a fair amount of smoke in ...

Tracey Wright, 13, of Riverton is legally blind.
She uses a VisioBook to read and watch television, but she needs no aid in working with her animals.
The ...

Certain competitions always get a head start on the rest of the Fremont County Fair, with the style show usually among them.
In 1961, when the fair was ...

After robbing a bank, Tom O'Day tried to jump on his horse to flee - but he was so drunk he couldn't mount the animal, so he was caught instead.
Re-enactor ...

The old fairgrounds

Charming, but long-standing shortcomings remain

Today is wrap-up day at the Fremont County Fairgrounds. The 102nd edition of the fair is ending.
A ...

Caramel apple judges have sweet fair duty

Judges for the culinary contests of the Fremont County Fair and Rodeo might have the best job possible.
There isn't a cookie, cupcake or sweet bread that the ...

Zack Tingle, 13, of Riverton was concerned about his rooster as he fed it Thursday. Tingle was showing the bird at the Fremont County Fair, and it paced around ...

Four men bellied up to a table in the Fremont Center on Thursday staring down at a line of seven brownies each.
They had the enviable task of consuming those ...

The exhibit hall

For many, it is the essence of the Fremont County Fair

The Fremont County Fairgrounds buzzes during fair week. There are the chattering crowds at the ...

The group was created to address needs that weren't being covered by public spending.

A new floor appears at the Fremont Center, a sign lights up ...

Definitely my first rodeo (and I don't mean the fancy California street)

For the record, being from California, I have been to the world-famous Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, but I had never been to an actual rodeo.
Until Monday ...

What do oil spills, greasy clothes and show lambs have in common?
The answer: Dawn dish washing liquid.
In an informal survey of 4-H and FFA members and ...

Following a blustery first night of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Ram Rodeo, the atmosphere was a lot more calm for the second and final go-round ...

Overheard at the fair: July 28

Betty Merritt and Sherry Settlemire, friends from Riverton, enjoyed the fair with their hair dyed pink to honor Settlemire's daughter Brandii Potter who died ...

Swine, quilts and alfalfa hay have their virtues but are not likely to excite young kids.
Fortunately, children 8 and younger have the Fremont County Fair ...

 
 

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