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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]

Rock Springs driver takes demo crown

Aug 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The top local finisher was Kenny Smiley of Riverton, who took third place.

An overflowing crowd of demolition derby fans witnessed Pat Battalo from ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 6, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Target: Potholes
There's more to fixing potholes than the average person might think. The City of Riverton will use its first chunk of optional 1 ... [more]

Youths show grand champion animals at fair

Aug 5, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County Fair youth showed their grand champion animals at Saturday's junior livestock ... [more]

Big names spiced up county fair rodeo

Aug 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Former world champions were top attractions Monday and Tuesday nights at the PRCA Ram rodeo at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.
Brothers Cody and Jesse ... [more]

Three dozen teams compete in hog wrestling

Aug 2, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Fair hog wrestling competition began at 8 p.m. Thursday in the grandstands arena.

Female 16 and older
Eleven teams competed in ... [more]

Boot Bar wins 'best theme' award in county fair parade

Aug 2, 2013 - Staff:  Seventy-six floats entered the 2013 fair parade, "Celebrating 100 years of Traditions and Fun," July 27 on Main Street in Riverton.
The best theme award went ... [more]

Fifty years at the fair

Aug 2, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Overgard mans post at poultry, rabbit barn

John F. Kennedy was president when Cerella Overgard became a 4-H leader.
Half a century later, she ... [more]

World champ barrel racer rode in Riverton

Aug 1, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  At age 54, Mary Walker is the No. 2-ranked racer again this season

World champion barrel racer Mary Walker has endured ups and downs in her rodeo ... [more]

Around the fair: Fremont County Fair news for Aug. 1

Aug 1, 2013 - Staff:  Hard work paid off for Ransom Slack on Wednesday. Slack was the champion senior sheep showman. "It's awesome," was all the 16-year-old could say after he ... [more]

Toms, poults and red rangers

Aug 1, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Contestants learn the finer points of showing fowl at fair

Win or lose, Madeline Logan and Ashlyn Wagon are going to get a good dinner for their hard ... [more]

Krassin ties past world champ

Jul 31, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Tuesday's performance wrapped up two nights of pro rodeo at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.

Lander cowboy Riley Krassin shared the steer wrestling ... [more]

Hypnotist says it is more than a show

Jul 31, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  In his first-ever performance at the Fremont County Fair, hypnotist Michael Mezmer guided a group of volunteers into a trance to the delight of onlookers. ... [more]

Around the fair: Fremont County Fair news for July 31

Jul 31, 2013 - Staff:  Here's something you don't see often at a rodeo -- a reride offer after a first-place ride. When the gate swung open for Jade Blackwell's saddle-bronc ride on a ... [more]

Past CWC cowboy leads at PRCA rodeo

Jul 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The two-day rodeo wraps up Tuesday night at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.

Two-time world saddle bronc champion Cody Wright made his 75-point ride ... [more]

Around the fair

Jul 30, 2013 - Staff:  The Westernaires precision equestrian team performed Saturday in Dubois, but it wasn't the only quick-stepping horse-and-rider group on display over the ... [more]

Dogs win ribbons and fans at fair

Jul 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  While the regular neighborhood dog may bark late into the night, other pooches are trained to speak only when ordered.
That trick, along with many others, ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 30, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Cool, man, cool
Two words to describe the outdoor conditions for the first few days of the Fremont County Fair might be "deliciously cool." Fairgoers ... [more]

Thanks for changing the fair parade back to the morning

Jul 28, 2013 - Cindy Aaron, Riverton:  Editor:
I just want to say how happy I am, and a lot of people I know as well, that the Fremont County fair parade was moved back to the morning.
It is so ... [more]

Our showcase

Jul 28, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Powered by people, the old fairgrounds come to life again

Far more than animals, arts and crafts, and produce are on display this week at the Fremont ... [more]