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Don't take away fair traditions

Aug 13, 2013 - Donna Dotsing, Riverton:  Editor:
I am in agreement with the lady who wrote about canceling the pie contest at the Fremont County fair this year. A lot of good, old traditions at the ... [more]

Digest

Aug 11, 2013 - Staff:  Airport Road to close Monday
Construction for the water tank will temporarily close Airport Road from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
71 ... [more]

Group to host drug and alcohol-free Summer Bash

Aug 11, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Meth and Suicide Prevention Initiative aims to provide a drug and alcohol-free event with its Summer Bash, which will feature speakers and open mike ... [more]

Multi-government teamwork cited for success of Job Corps

Aug 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi got special recognition

Invited community members and local government officials showered gratitude upon U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi on ... [more]

New United Methodist Church pastor settling in

Aug 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The new pastor for the United Methodist Church in Riverton is still unpacking his belongings as he and his wife settle into their new home and jobs.
Mark ... [more]

Achievers

Aug 9, 2013 - Staff:  Garden Club hosts convention
The Riverton Garden Club hosted the Wyoming Federation of Garden Clubs annual state convention June 14-16. WFGC awarded ... [more]

Somewhere out there

Aug 9, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The perpetrators of two felony firearms offenses last month are still at large

In late July, when an armed man, or men, barged into a residence in ... [more]

Wind River Job Corps breaks ground

Aug 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  With a broad view of the Riverton Valley in the background, ceremonial shovels dug into the dirt Friday morning at the site of what will be the Wind River Job ... [more]

Eaton's case demonstrates why death penalty should be abolished

Aug 9, 2013 - Daniel Talley, Riverton:  Editor:
Recent headlines in The Ranger offer yet another update in the now decade-long saga of appeals for Wyoming's only death row inmate, Dale Eaton. There ... [more]

Hotel sponsors sixth annual youth celebration

Aug 8, 2013 - Staff:  Custom Events of Salt Lake City provided inflatable amusements, including the King Kong slide during the Wind River Hotel and Casino's sixth annual youth ... [more]

Two-vehicle crash injures one

Aug 8, 2013 - Staff:  One person was injured Wednesday in a two-vehicle accident involving a Harley-Davidson three-wheeler and a Ford sedan. The collision took place just after 5:30 ... [more]

Wells Fargo donates $15,000 to Habitat

Aug 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  In a returning partnership, Wells Fargo -- through its Housing Foundation -- has awarded $15,000 to Habitat for Humanity Wind River Country, and the Wells Fargo ... [more]

Leather Design expands to storefront

Aug 8, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The business has been operating for more than a decade out of the owner's home.

Leather Design, owned by B.J. Griffin, opened in its new location on ... [more]

G&F officials say dogs likely responsible for attack on livestock

Aug 8, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Game and Fish officials say domestic dogs likely were responsible for a weekend attack on horses and sheep along Paradise Valley Road west of ... [more]

Eaton probably bipolar, expert says in court

Aug 8, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The former Riverton resident is Wyoming's sole death-row prisoner.

A psychiatrist who evaluated the former Riverton resident who is Wyoming's lone ... [more]

Academy welcomes new cadets

Aug 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming National Guard's Cowboy ChalleNGe Academy congratulated 452 members of Class 18 for completing the two-week Acclimation Period of their training on ... [more]

Riverton justice center plan rises again

Aug 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The possibility of funding from the Wyoming Legislature has spurred the Fremont County Commission to begin the process of designing a new Riverton justice ... [more]

Rotarians host duck race fundraiser

Aug 6, 2013 - Staff:  Plastic ducks floated down a portion of the Wind River during the Riverton Rotary Club's fundraiser Saturday. Vicki Williams had the winning duck, good for a ... [more]

Cooperation from RPD made street crossing a safe operation

Aug 6, 2013 - Dave Case, Riverton:  Editor:
I suspect that the job of a policeman is a thankless one more often than not, so a heartfelt thank-you to our policeman for being outstanding public ... [more]

Photographer donates print to raffle

Aug 5, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The funds will go to support the family of Kara Paxton, who died July 17 after a three-year fight with brain cancer.

Riverton photographer Karmen ... [more]

Digest

Aug 5, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  Work begins on 17 Mile Road
A $1.34 million pavement improvement project has begun on Wyoming 137 near Riverton.
The work zone begins near 17 Mile ... [more]

Riverton team finishes 0-4 in fastpitch regional

Aug 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Yakima, Wash., Jaguars eliminated the Riverton U.S. Energy girls fastpitch team from the Under-18 Western ASA national tournament 7-6 on Friday in Salem, ... [more]

Softball girls hit buzz saw in Oregon regional field

Aug 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton U.S. Energy girls fastpitch softball team lost a pair of games Thursday in the Western ASA Under-18 tournament in Salem, Ore.
A team from Salem, ... [more]

Deep run for LL stars reflects team depth

Aug 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton finished second in the state tournament, its best finish in 27 years.

Riverton Little League all-star baseball manager Scott Fabricus knew ... [more]

Riverton man pleads guilty to tax evasion

Aug 2, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  Already in prison for embezzlement, a Riverton man has pleaded guilty to tax evasion for not paying nearly $400,000 owed to the Internal Revenue ... [more]

California team handles Riverton on softball field

Aug 1, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A team from Oakland, Calif., blanked the Riverton U.S. Energy fastpitch team 9-0 Wednesday in the first game of the Western ASA Under-18 tournament in Salem, ... [more]

Death penalty hearing starts for Dale Eaton in Cheyenne

Aug 1, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  An attorney for the former Riverton man who is Wyoming's only death row inmate called his client's former trial attorney to testify on the first day of a ... [more]

Post-World War II situation in Ukraine 'begs reflection'

Aug 1, 2013 - Marian Bellinger, Riverton:  Editor:
It's well to remember when drawing out Ukrainians as Nazi guards, are you hearing it right?
Israel protects its Nazi guards who performed all the ... [more]

Riverton team to national softball tournament

Jul 31, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The U.S. Energy girls fastpitch team opened pool play with games on Wednesday.

The Riverton U.S. Energy girls fastpitch team from Riverton finished ... [more]

Irrigation water overwhelms park pond

Jul 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  An overflow of water created a temporary swamp Monday at Jaycee Park that had diminished by Tuesday morning.
Riverton parks department superintendent Joel ... [more]