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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]

First order of business for 1 percent money: potholes

Mar 29, 2013 - Jim Calyer, Riverton:  Editor:
Here is my advice on the first order of business in spending money from the 1 percent sales tax when it kicks in next month.
One word: potholes. ... [more]

Children's museum

Mar 29, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Planners of such a facility in Riverton have a fine idea

A very worthwhile idea is encompassed in Riverton by the planning for a museum-style ... [more]

Already in prison for separate crime, woman to be charged in death of 7-week-old boy

Mar 29, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When Crystal Lynn Dresser, 28, of Riverton, is released from federal prison on an unrelated matter in May, she will be arrested on a Fremont County warrant for ... [more]

Parents file suit in case of RHS girl killed in wreck

Mar 29, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The parents of a Riverton teen who was killed two years ago in a crash on North Federal Boulevard have filed a wrongful death suit against the grandparents of ... [more]

Riverton Chamber of Commerce selects four new board members

Mar 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Chamber of Commerce has elected four new board members: Tom Powell of Strathmore Minerals, Karla Borders of Hampton Inn & Suites, Mike Becker of ... [more]

Fat Boy menu features fresh, homemade items

Mar 28, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Bob and Patty Fullmer expected their new restaurant to be popular in Riverton, but they didn't anticipate the number of customers they have seen since opening ... [more]

GPS is no replacement for your brain, eyes and common sense

Mar 28, 2013 - Joe Lorenz, Riverton:  Editor:
Who could be so gullible to use a GPS to drive up on Blondie Pass and get stuck? Some college kids from Powell did it, so I guess that answers that ... [more]

A bewildering, big bunny

Mar 27, 2013 - Staff:  Children attending the PAWS annual pupcake fundraiser Saturday at the Riverton senior center had the opportunity to have their portrait taken with the Easter ... [more]

U.S. being 'shafted' out of its money

Mar 27, 2013 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
I was reading the other day on how Texas is wanting to pass a new law about requiring immigrants or illegals to have certification of their ... [more]

Good to see column on funny police calls again

Mar 27, 2013 - Barbara Kyle, Riverton:  Editor:
It was so fun to see the piece written by Katie Roenigk about all the funny police calls. I think a lot of people used to enjoy when Sgt. Ringer of ... [more]

Firefighters duel in annual charity basketball game

Mar 26, 2013 - Staff:  Lander firefighter Ian Kraft, left, reached for the rebound against Riverton fireman Ian Kath during Saturday's third annual Lander-Riverton volunteer ... [more]

RMS students present spring play

Mar 26, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton Middle School students presented their spring play "Murder So Fowl" at the school Thursday and Friday for pupils and family members. Above, Evelynn ... [more]