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Was closing school due to storm really necessary?

Apr 19, 2013 - Carol Stern, Riverton:  Editor:
I am wondering why schools had to be closed last week when there was a snowstorm. We have had lots worse storms than that one over the years, and we ... [more]

Another strong showing for Riverton USA wrestlers

Apr 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton USA wrestling club secured enough points to win its home tournament Sunday at Wolverine Gym.
In the two-day bracket, Riverton rolled up 224.5 ... [more]

RMS seventh-grade girls win opening track meet at home

Apr 16, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Middle School seventh-grade girls outlasted the field Saturday to win the team title at Wolverine Track.
Riverton scored 59 points at the ... [more]

Officials say county inmate spat on deputies

Apr 16, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Moran man who was arrested last week in Riverton encountered more trouble with law enforcement this weekend after he reportedly spat on two deputies at the ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Apr 16, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Spring as winter
Fremont County is getting more winter in April than we got all winter combined.
In case you have forgotten -- which is perfectly ... [more]

Rumble at the Rendezvous draws nearly 200 wrestlers

Apr 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Ridge Briggs is making sure he has a future in high school wrestling.
The first step for the Riverton 11-year-old is learning the ropes in USA wrestling. ... [more]

Deputies arrest man after brief high speed chase

Apr 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man was arrested Wednesday morning after law enforcement reportedly spotted him driving recklessly in city limits.
Officials said alcohol was not ... [more]

Habitat for Humanity accepting applications for new Riverton home

Apr 14, 2013 - Staff:  Public meetings will be Tuesday, April 23, at the Lander Library and Wednesday, April 24, at the Riverton Branch Library.

Habitat for Humanity, Wind ... [more]

Projects funded by 1 percent tax could begin this summer

Apr 14, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Early work would replace concrete pieces on road segments throughout Riverton.

Riverton residents could see their optional 1 percent tax dollars at ... [more]

Club members host 4-H carnival

Apr 12, 2013 - Staff:  Four-year-old Anika Stanley of Riverton reacted as her father warned her not to touch the Coney Island amusement park constructed by Riverton Owls Club member ... [more]

Haworth, Crawford marry March 27

Apr 12, 2013 - Staff:  Kirsten Marie Haworth and Bradly David Crawford were married Wednesday, March 27.
The ceremony took place at Sackett's Market in Sheridan with Jacob Brooks ... [more]

Better service is what's needed at Riverton Regional Airport

Apr 12, 2013 - Kelly Brost, Riverton:  Editor:
Marketing is not the problem with the Great Lakes Airlines and Riverton Regional Airport. It is the quality and reliability of the service. Over the ... [more]

Demolishing Lincoln

Apr 12, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  In light of the new student-teacher ratio rule, the old school might have had one more role to play

There is understandable confusion related to the ... [more]

Hidden eggs found Thursday; finders receive cash, tickets

Apr 12, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton residents Eric Smartt and Chuck Bracken had looked for hidden objects in Ranger-sponsored treasure hunts before, but Smartt said this year was the ... [more]

Past school board chief gets 6-10 years in prison

Apr 11, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Gary Anderson pleaded guilty to stealing millions of dollars from the Riverton business he worked for.

The ex-financial manager of two family-owned ... [more]

Man arrested after failing to return pickup to dealership

Apr 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A man from Moran was arrested Tuesday evening after reportedly failing to return a truck he had taken for a "test drive" from a Riverton car ... [more]

Fallen firefighters remembered at service

Apr 10, 2013 - Staff:  State Rep. Thomas E. Lubnau of Gillette, Wyoming Speaker of the House, was the featured guest Saturday at the annual Wyoming Fallen Firefighters memorial ... [more]

Forums focus on changes to disability programs

Apr 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Health is planning a robust series of discussions about changes coming to programs offered for state residents with developmental ... [more]

We parents aren't alone

Apr 9, 2013 - Marlene Channing, Riverton:  Editor:
I thank Mr. Peck for writing from time to time about being a parent, which he did on March 19 for his son's 20th birthday. I can remember one years ... [more]

Three arrested for theft of swords; snowy footprints lead police to stolen goods

Apr 9, 2013 - Staff:  Three Riverton men were arrested just after midnight Tuesday morning after they reportedly stole several swords from an acquaintance Monday night.
Charges ... [more]

Every plow hits Riverton streets

Apr 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  No snow removal truck was left behind Monday morning in Riverton as crews set out to battle heavy snowfall and strong winds that were expected to linger ... [more]

Riverton youth soccer starts Sunday

Apr 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three Riverton Rampage competitive soccer teams are gearing up for the two month spring season.
Riverton will field U14, U12 and U10 teams.
The U14 and U10 ... [more]

Digest

Apr 5, 2013 - Staff:  Holdaway earns excellence award
Ethel Holdaway, of Riverton, was one of five Amedisys hospice aides nationwide to earn the 2012 Spirit of Excellence ... [more]

RMS students named to recent honor roll

Apr 5, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton Middle School recently recognized the students who were named to the third quarter honor roll for the 2012-13 school year.

4.0 GPA
Eighth ... [more]

Heritage Center will endure after 'Trapper Jake'

Apr 5, 2013 - Lew Diehl, Riverton:  Editor:
Thanks to the many people who have shown your concern and best wishes during the loss of "Trapper Jake" Korell. His loss was a great blow to us all ... [more]

Police arrest man wearing only 'a shirt and a smile' near RMH

Apr 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Steven Amos, 41, of Riverton, was arrested for indecent dress and exposure at about noon Thursday after reportedly leaving Riverton Memorial Hospital wearing ... [more]

Precipitation levels stay below average

Apr 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Snowpack in the Wind and Sweetwater river basins remains below average, but Riverton has seen more precipitation this year compared with last year, and ... [more]

Choir delivers message of hope through song

Apr 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Kuyasa Kids children's choir from the Kayamandi township in South Africa visited Wyoming this week with a message of hope and overcoming sorrow and loss ... [more]

Writer's 'paranoia' short on facts and specifics

Apr 4, 2013 - Daniel Talley, Riverton:  Editor:
On Wednesday, March 27, The Ranger printed a letter to the editor by Mary Sue Shoup titled "U.S. being 'shafted' out of its money." In the letter, Ms. ... [more]

Please keep trees among the options for North Federal

Apr 3, 2013 - Nance Shelsta, Riverton:  Editor:
I was disappointed to read that trees were left out of the North Federal reconstruction project in Riverton.
Trees would add some natural beauty to ... [more]

County officials debate gun restrictions

Apr 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton police chief Mike Broadhead and Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett take a stance against certain bans.

Riverton police chief Mike ... [more]

Vets receive a warm welcome home

Apr 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  An extended warm welcome was given to war veterans, young and old, Monday at the REACH Foundation Club House in Riverton as part of Wyoming Welcome Home Day. ... [more]

Marshall pleads no contest in 2011 death of 7-month-old boy

Apr 2, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Riverton man had been supervising the baby at the time of the infant's death.

After spending 20 months in jail awaiting trial for the 2011 death ... [more]

Get bike trails in shape by summer

Apr 2, 2013 - Barry Schwartz, Riverton:  Editor:
Want to get Fremont County from being rated the most unhealthy county in the state?
Want more tourism dollars spent in our county?
Want a safe place ... [more]

Driver's license system is broken and must be fixed

Mar 31, 2013 - Michael Gard, Riverton:  Editor:
I just returned from the experience of renewing my driver license. I received a letter in January informing me that I was due to renew, which a very ... [more]

County 4-H club members to run annual fundraising carnival April 6

Mar 31, 2013 - From staff reports:  Fremont County 4-H's annual fundraising carnival "Famous Places" is Saturday, April 6. The event begins at 5 p.m. and continues until 9 p.m. at the Fremont ... [more]

Riverton bar fight leads to felony, misdemeanor charges

Mar 31, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  James Edward Crooks, 24, of Hudson, was bound over to the 9th Judicial District Court of Fremont County this week on charges stemming from an alleged bar fight ... [more]

1 percent sales tax kicks in Monday

Mar 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Sales tax rates in Fremont County will increase to 5 percent from 4 percent on Monday, five months after voters approved an optional 1 percent sales tax in ... [more]

Little League gearing up for 2013 season

Mar 29, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton hosts the district tournament in July.

Riverton Little League baseball president Jason Muehler believes this year is going to be a ... [more]

DAR chapter honors member

Mar 29, 2013 - From staff reports:  As part of Women's History Month, the Fremont County chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution honored Betty McAleenan, a chapter member and World War II ... [more]