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Thomas signs on to be a Cowboy

Aug 5, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  P.J. Thomas is now a University of Wyoming golfer.
The Riverton High School graduate recently made things official after he signed a national letter of intent ... [more]

RHS marching band camp starts Tuesday; members expected

Aug 5, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton High School band students are expected to attend the annual marching band camp beginning this week at Wolverine Field adjacent to RHS.
The camp runs ... [more]

Dalbow to raffle hog for Tough Enough fund

Aug 5, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Vinnie Dalbow donated animals to benefit area families in need during his second and third years of showing hogs at the Fremont County Fair and Rodeo.
Last ... [more]

Youths shed tears over steers

Aug 5, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Junior Livestock Sale was emotional for Shayde LeClair.
On one hand, the 14-year-old Shoshoni girl's steer, Tweedy, earned this year's reserve champion ... [more]

New exhibit showcases special needs participants

Aug 3, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  There is a new exhibit at the Fremont County Fair this year dedicated to those with special needs.
Debra Williams, of Riverton, said the exhibit was created ... [more]

Goat exhibitor pockets prize after prize

Aug 3, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The announcer for the youth goat show seemed to be stuck on repeat Thursday at the 2012 Fremont County Fair. Calling out Colter Lenier, 12, nine times as a ... [more]

Cross-county tennis challenge Aug. 18 in Riverton

Aug 3, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In 2011, Lander won the annual cross-county tennis challenge with Riverton.
The Riverton tennis players have marked Saturday, Aug. 18, at Sunset Park in ... [more]

Two Raiders earn postseason honors

Aug 2, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Johnny Souza and Brady Beers of the Riverton Raiders received 2012 postseason honors for their efforts on the baseball diamond.
Beers was named to the ... [more]

Hart named ad director for Ranger

Aug 2, 2012 - Staff:  James Hart is the new director of advertising for Riverton Ranger Inc. He began his new duties Monday, July 30.
Hart comes to Fremont County from Iowa, where ... [more]

Rotary's duck derby set for Saturday afternoon near the fairgrounds

Aug 2, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Rotary Club is hosting a rubber duck derby at 2 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 4, to support the elimination of polio.
Participants adopt a rubber duck ... [more]

Say 'absolutely no' to horse slaughter plan for Riverton

Aug 2, 2012 - Mary E. Tasi, Riverton:  Editor:
I have taken the editor's advice about not reacting emotionally to the horse slaughter facility proposed for Riverton. Horses are, admittedly an ... [more]

Food at the fair

Aug 2, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  There's nothing else like it, so indulge yourself this week

The smells alone are reason enough to find your way to the Fremont County Fairgrounds ... [more]

Poultry show full of entries, enthusiasm

Aug 2, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Nervous anticipation flooded Michael Davis, 14, as he prepared to show his barred rock chicken Ducky and his Polish top notch Kevin on Wednesday at the 2012 ... [more]

Fair exhibitor: Event is all about braids

Aug 2, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  MaKayla McPherson, 10, was up to date on the latest fair hair fashion.
"It is all about braids," McPherson said. "The more unusual braid your hair is in, the ... [more]

'Bedazzled Bra' contest shares proceeds

Aug 1, 2012 - Staff:  Amid cans of peaches, baked bread, and homemade quilts at the Fremont County fair this year is a new exhibit, "bedazzled bras."
The display for public judging ... [more]

Busy with bees: Arlie Colva has brought buzzers to the fair for 40-plus years

Aug 1, 2012 - By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer:  As he bent over his buzzing box of brightly-colored bees, Fremont County beekeeper Arlie Colva said he has been bringing his honey-making insects to the ... [more]

TV crew arrives to start show on 2004 homicide

Aug 1, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A television show produced for the Investigation Discovery cable channel will focus on the 2004 murder of Wyoming Honor Farm nurse Tammy Sue Watts.
Staff with ... [more]

USA boat win Newlin inches from medal at London Olympics

Aug 1, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Brett Newlin's eight-man United States boat finished in fourth-place -- .03 second away from a bronze medal -- Wednesday in the finals of the Olympic Games in ... [more]

With two triathlons done, time to shoot for the moon

Jul 31, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  When we went to Riverton High School on Saturday morning, we were a bit sad thinking that the number of entries for the second annual Go Fremont County ... [more]

It's time to 'wake up' and oust Obama

Jul 31, 2012 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Editor:
People, let's impeach Obama before he keeps ruining this country. Wake up, America.
Obama has ruined this country, and you people cannot wake enough ... [more]

A hotel room beats a DUI bust

Jul 31, 2012 - By Walter Cook:  I've done a lot to avoid drinking and driving over the years.
I've walked home on frigid Wyoming nights in clothes better suited for Florida, hassled sober ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 31, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  New department head
The Ranger welcomes an important new staff member today. Jim Hart takes the reins as our director of advertising.
Most recently ... [more]

Fremont County fair in full swing

Jul 31, 2012 - By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer:  Though no balloons could take off from the Central Wyoming College soccer fields last week, another aerial vehicle was able to land there Monday.
But this one ... [more]

Drennen makes pitch to overturn murder conviction

Jul 31, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man serving a life sentence for first-degree murder in the shooting death of another man during a landlord-tenant dispute in May 2010 is arguing for ... [more]

Arena gets full prep before cowboys arrive

Jul 31, 2012 - By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Fair PRCA Ram rodeo began Monday night, but not before the rodeo grounds were prepped extensively for the days to come.
Before the rodeo ... [more]

Phinney, Lehmkuhler win second Go Fremont County Triathlon

Jul 29, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  More than 80 athletes from Wyoming and other states competed in the Go Fremont County Triathlon Saturday in Riverton.
Brent Phinney of Windsor, Colo., shaved ... [more]

Newlin's boat wins prelim heat, qualifies for row final

Jul 29, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Brett Newlin's eight-man United States boat locked up a spot for the Olympic rowing finals Saturday by winning its heat at the London games.
The Riverton High ... [more]

Black Hawk chopper to appear at fairgrounds

Jul 29, 2012 - From staff reports:  Monday's Military Appreciation Night accompanying the first night of the Fremont County Fair PRCA Ram Rodeo will include an appearance by a Wyoming National ... [more]

The way it was: Bigger grandstand -- 1965

Jul 29, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton was booming in the summer of 1965, with uranium exploration and production expanding rapidly, school construction in active mode, and housing popping ... [more]

Digest

Jul 29, 2012 - From staff reports:  Learn about natural gas vehicles
Encana Corp. is inviting the public to attend the Riverton Natural Gas Vehicle Ride & Drive event from from 11 a.m. to ... [more]

County Fair sheep wagon show brings back vivid memories

Jul 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The permit issued by the Bureau of Land Management to the Davison Brothers of the Riverton area allowed federal range crossing for 1,300 sheep from May 25-29, ... [more]

Achievers

Jul 27, 2012 - Staff:  Eickes to celebrate 40 years of marriage
Rod and Carol Eicke are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. There will be a barbecue celebration at ... [more]

Still relevant

Jul 27, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Olympic Games link years and memories forever

There aren't many things from 1896 that still have relevance in 2012. One of them starts today. The ... [more]

Tuff kids tap their personal experiences in cancer drive

Jul 27, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  At 11 years old, Dillon Fabricus provided a simple answer for using $800 of his savings to raise money in the fight against cancer.
"Because lots of people ... [more]

Raiders season ends with loss to Douglas

Jul 27, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton ace Johnny Souza threw 167 pitches Thursday in a consolation game, but the Douglas Bearcats stole a 13-10 victory in the American Legion baseball ... [more]

Riverton LL stars fall 9-6 to Gillette at state tournament

Jul 27, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  GREEN RIVER -- Gillette ended the baseball season for the Riverton 11-12-year-old Little League all-stars in a 9-6 victory Thursday afternoon in Green River. ... [more]

Interest grows in natural gas fueling stations

Jul 26, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A school district in Sublette County should get one this fall.

Other compressed natural gas fueling stations are in the works after Encana Corp. ... [more]

Downtown restroom seems like good idea when crowds are big

Jul 26, 2012 - Lynne Watkiss, Riverton:  Editor:
I never really had an opinion in one way or the other about the Riverton mayor's idea of having a public restroom-type facility in downtown ... [more]

Summer theater

Jul 26, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Its return this week is welcome; now, can it be sustained?

It's wonderful that the once-promising tradition of summer theater in Riverton is being ... [more]

Raiders fall 18-2 to Sheridan

Jul 26, 2012 - Staff:  The Riverton Raiders fell 18-2 to the Sheridan Troopers in the opening round of the Wyoming North American Legion district baseball tournament Wednesday in ... [more]