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Happy birthday, Riverton

Aug 15, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The city started as a few tents in the sagebrush on Aug. 15, 1906

It's Aug. 15, the day recognized as Riverton's birthday.
In a year filled with ... [more]

CBT was the picture of dedication

Aug 15, 2012 - By Joe Sova:  She gave me more tips that I can remember (although I've used all of them during my career in newspaper, magazines and radio).

Carolyn Tyler was the ... [more]

Thanks for county fair coverage, news staff

Aug 15, 2012 - Helen Potts, Riverton:  Editor:
The Ranger's coverage of the Fremont County Fair was absolutely incredible.
The photographs reflected happy, proud exhibitors. The descriptions were ... [more]

'Always glad' to see the mosquito fogging truck

Aug 15, 2012 - Joella Nathan, Riverton:  Editor:
I disagree with weed and pest director Lars Baker about how many mosquitoes there are. He said the number is down, but I do a lot of walk and biking ... [more]

Jean Elizabeth Dewey Ewing

Aug 15, 2012 - Staff:  Jean Elizabeth Dewey Ewing, formerly of Riverton, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at Poplar Living Center.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at ... [more]

David Hall Shoup

Aug 15, 2012 - Staff:  David Hall Shoup, 89, Fremont County's last Pearl Harbor veteran, died Aug. 13, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Today

Aug 15, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BLACK

Helen Black died Friday, Aug. 10. She was 3 years old. Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Our Father's House in Ethete with the ... [more]

Paxton wins Wyoming junior amateur at 13

Aug 14, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton 13-year-old Easton Paxton made an eagle putt on the final hole Thursday to win the Wyoming State Junior Amateur golf tournament in Jackson.
The putt ... [more]

Now that the kids are busy with activities, what should we do?

Aug 14, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  So often in this space, we prop up the activities that are available for our youth. And, right now, there are plenty, especially as fall approaches.
For ... [more]

Community garden gains peace pole and users

Aug 14, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It is an idea that traces its roots to the burgeoning industrial city of Detroit in 1890. The Motor City was the first site of a community garden in the United ... [more]

Jeffres, Ogg join race for Riverton school board seats

Aug 14, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 trustees Lynette Jeffres and Glenn Ogg are the latest to file for re-election to the Riverton board.
Jeffres submitted her ... [more]

Fire officials work on plan to fight remote wildfire on rez

Aug 14, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fire officials on the Wind River Indian Reservation are monitoring a wildfire near Alpine Lake that has burned roughly 218 acres since it started a week ... [more]

Fort Washakie man dies in motorcycle-vehicle wreck

Aug 14, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Fort Washakie man died as a result of a motorcycle-versus-vehicle collision Friday north of his hometown.
Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan said the ... [more]

Fyler voted for incumbents but wants a change

Aug 14, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission candidate Red Fyler doesn't hide the fact that he voted for incumbents Doug Thompson and Pat Hickerson in the last election.
"I ... [more]

McCarty 'ready to be full-time commissioner'

Aug 14, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A strong supporter of Fremont County's tea party activities, Jennifer McCarty wants to serve as a county commissioner so she can use her conservative ideology ... [more]

Digest

Aug 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Wreck kills two near Lusk
LUSK -- A South Dakota man and a woman from Georgia are dead after a head-on collision in eastern Wyoming.
The Wyoming ... [more]

Two bank robbery suspects are from Wyoming

Aug 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WALLACE, Neb. -- Two bank robbery suspects have been arrested in western Nebraska.
Fifty-two year-old Tracy Black and 20-year-old Drew Steier were arrested ... [more]

Fire in Converse County expands to 6,500 acres

Aug 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Firefighters have made good progress on containing 6,500-acre wildfire in Converse County.
The Little Boxelder Fire about 10 miles south of ... [more]

More bison move onto National Elk Refuge

Aug 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- With drought sapping natural forage in Grand Teton National Park, more bison are moving to the National Elk Refuge earlier this year, giving hunters ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 14, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Shooting stars
The middle third of August is prime viewing time for the Perseid meteor shower, but our cloudy skies Sunday -- said to be the peak night ... [more]

First grandchild, second cutting

Aug 14, 2012 - By Richard Klein:  The timing wasn't perfect, but it all worked out

It has been an extraordinarily hot and dry year on our farm. We have had little significant moisture ... [more]

Fair parade was better when it took place Saturday morning

Aug 14, 2012 - Kim Fleming, Riverton:  Editor:
This year's county fair parade had a pretty good lineup with quite a lot of floats. I did enjoy it, but I still think it was so very much better when ... [more]

Rex A. Coando

Aug 14, 2012 - Staff:  Rex A. Coando, 61, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at the Lander Regional Hospital from injuries he sustained from a motorcycle accident.
Traditional Indian ... [more]

Today

Aug 14, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
COANDO

Rex A. Coando, 61, died Friday, Aug. 10, at the Lander Regional Hospital from injuries he sustained from a motorcycle accident. A ... [more]

Paul named preseason MWC Player of the Year

Aug 13, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE, Wyo. (Aug. 13, 2012) - Wyoming sophomore forward Sara Paul was honored as the Preseason Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year Monday by ... [more]

Sprint triathlon set Saturday in Lander

Aug 12, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The course is a 750-meter swim (half mile), a 12.4-mile bike ride, and concludes with 5k run (3.1 miles). The race will start at 7 a.m.

Organizer ... [more]

Rustler spikers aim for the top

Aug 12, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Recruiting class rated one of best ever at CWC

Central Wyoming College volleyball coach Tiffany Stauffenberg calls her 2012 recruiting class one of ... [more]

Tigers start sports practices Monday

Aug 12, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The first home action for the Tigers comes Aug. 24 in swimming and football.

Times have been set for the beginning of fall sports practice at Lander ... [more]

On second thought, city would accept slice of Major land

Aug 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge and Martin Reed, Staff Writers:  County might revisit issue Tuesday

The Riverton City Council voted Aug. 7 to accept land the Fremont County Commission will provide near Jaycee Park, ... [more]

Smith runs for full term on Riverton City Council

Aug 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton City Council Ward 2 councilman Todd Smith wants "to keep fighting for the citizens of Riverton."
Elected in 2010 to fill an unexpired two-year term, ... [more]