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Season nears end for motocross riders

Aug 16, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton rider Reece Prosser has built a lead in two classes of the High Plains Motorcross Association with one race left on the schedule.
Prosser is first ... [more]

Dozens enter Rendezvous car show

Aug 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  More than 250 vehicles were shown July 19 in this year's Riverton Rendezvous Friday Night Cruise, and 117 cars and trucks along with 14 motorcycles competed in ... [more]

Rotary names duck race winners

Aug 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Rotary Club launched rubber ducks into the Wind River on Aug. 3 in an effort to raise money to stamp out polio worldwide.
The winners ... [more]

Happy about Job Corps? Then vote for Sen. Mike Enzi in '14

Aug 16, 2013 - Ken Shandlee, Riverton:  Editor:
Anyone who is happy about the new Job Corps Center coming to Riverton should vote for Mike Enzi for re-election to the Senate.
I have seen Liz ... [more]

Celebrating 60

Aug 15, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Today is Riverton's 107th birthday, and The Ranger is marking its 60th

This date -- Aug. 15 -- is marked as Riverton's birthday.
Although there are ... [more]

Strathmore predicts proposed Gas Hills mine would create 153 jobs

Aug 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The company conducted two meetings last week to answer questions and receive comments from the public.

Strathmore Minerals held two public meetings ... [more]

Riverton Junior Football League registration is on; first practice set Monday

Aug 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Junior Football League co-president Brett Watson has a target of four teams at the fifth- and sixth-grade level.
Football players interesting in ... [more]

The high-speed chase

Aug 14, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  No one likes it or wishes for it, but sometimes there is no alternative

Riverton and its vicinity have witnessed two high-speed pursuits of private ... [more]

Two-county chase ends in crash

Aug 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The woman being pursued is wanted on at least 42 outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants from multiple law enforcement agencies.

A woman wanted ... [more]

Prosecutor: Facts didn't support conviction in child's death

Aug 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A lack of facts in the 2011 death of an infant boy led to a sentence of 10 years probation and a suspended 10 to 18 years in prison for the man convicted in ... [more]

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]