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Making it easy

Jul 16, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  From the looks of it, virtually all of the recent car burglaries were preventable

We have reported repeatedly in recent days on many automobile ... [more]

Student finds Balloon Block in shady spot under tree

Jul 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  A student who sat down Tuesday afternoon for a water break in the shade ended up with more than a cool drink. He found The Ranger's Rendezvous Balloon ... [more]

Windshield destruction results in citation, arrest for Riverton man

Jul 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Jarett David, 20, of Riverton, was issued a citation for property destruction after he reportedly jumped on his ex-girlfriend's car and smashed her windshield ... [more]

Legislature might need a role in funding for swim pools

Jul 15, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  From our days in math class, we remember that when x equals one-half x, something just isn't adding up.
Lander superintendent of schools Mike Bowman uses that ... [more]

After 2-2 record at state, nationals up next for Riverton girls fastpitch unit

Jul 15, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A shaky inning defensively doomed the the Riverton U.S. Energy fastpitch softball team Saturday at the state tournament. Riverton was 7-3 by the Gillette ... [more]

Improvements to library's Community Room worthy goal for all

Jul 15, 2014 - Kevin Tippets, Fremont County Library Board member, Riverton:  Editor:
As a youth growing up in Riverton, I can remember my excitement at the building of the new Riverton Branch Library in 1983.  I lived several blocks ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 15, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Rainout
Not too many events get rained out this time of year in Fremont County (or any time of year, for that matter), but that is what happened Friday ... [more]

Man beaten, arrested after picking fight with Riverton bar patrons

Jul 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Michael Thomson, 32, of Appleton, Wis., was arrested for public intoxication, interference and two counts of simple assault after an incident that was reported ... [more]

Riverton all-stars sweep first games as postseason begins

Jul 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton celebrated two victories Saturday in Lander to start the district Little League baseball tournament.
In the 11- and 12-year-old all-star division, ... [more]

Win, loss for Riverton at state fastpitch

Jul 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The double-elimination tournament concludes Sunday afternoon.

The Riverton U.S. Energy Under-18 fastpitch softball team got some momentum going ... [more]

New format this year for Go Fremont County fitness events July 26

Jul 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Entries are being accepted for the the Go Fremont County Parade Day 5K, Cycle or Swim, set to be held July 26 in Riverton.
This is the fourth-annual Go ... [more]

Casino sponsoring poker run, giveaway

Jul 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wind River Hotel and Casino will host its annual poker run July 26 to help celebrate its motorcycle giveaway.
Ride the Winds Poker Run registration begins ... [more]

County student attends two-week German language course

Jul 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wind River High School freshman Cole Nelson attended a two-week Concordia Language Villages session at Waldsee, the German Language Village located near ... [more]

Baxter receives seat-belt survivor award

Jul 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Officials say Alexandra Baxter's buckled seat belt saved her life May 28 when her passenger vehicle rolled two-and-a-half times on Paradise Valley Road near ... [more]

College 'chooses to ignore' local talent when hiring

Jul 11, 2014 - Shirley Benson, Riverton:  Editor:
Respectfully, I disagree with Ron Granger, vice president of administrative services at Central Wyoming College. In the June 8 issue of The Ranger, ... [more]

Impounded van might be linked to vehicle thefts

Jul 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  Police have impounded a suspect vehicle in connection with a string of thefts reported recently in Riverton.
The silver Chrysler Town and Country contained ... [more]

State fastpitch this weekend in Riverton; 35 teams coming

Jul 10, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton's U.S. Energy team is a contender for the state girls championship.

A couple of Riverton U.S. Energy fastpitch softball teams have focused ... [more]

Our summer festival

Jul 10, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Riverton Rendezvous truly comes close to 'something for everyone'

One of the tired-out phrases employed to promote an event or destination is ... [more]

Rendezvous revs up with events at park, rec path and modelers facility

Jul 10, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton Rendezvous get up to full speed this weekend, offering music, food and shopping opportunities for residents and visitors to the city.
- The Sixth ... [more]

Mosquito count generally low in population centers

Jul 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The local mosquito population has been "pretty quiet" this year according to Fremont County Weed and Pest assistant supervisor Nancy Pieropan.
"I think it's ... [more]

Riverton's new public services director starts work July 14

Jul 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Kyle Butterfield will start work as Riverton's new public services director on July 14.
He was the only finalist for the spot, which was vacated last year by ... [more]

Past RPD officer says 'not guilty' to assault

Jul 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A former Riverton police officer pleaded not guilty Tuesday to one count of aggravated assault in Lander District Court. Judge Marvin L. Tyler tentatively set ... [more]

Deliberately running over an animal 'not a nice thing to do'

Jul 2, 2014 - Nancy Eckstein, Riverton:  Editor:
Someone is running over cats for the fun of it. We have found six so far on Honor Farm Road and buried them. Three of them were mine. 
I want to go ... [more]

Speak up July 8 about future of Riverton's parks

Jul 1, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  They ought to be better utilized and more vibrant than they are now.

What do a nurse, a pizza delivery guy, a bookkeeper,a student and others have in ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 1, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  No paper Friday
From the department of newspaper holiday housekeeping: The Ranger will not publish Friday in commemoration of Independence Day, a ... [more]

Mosquito spraying under way in Riverton

Jul 1, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton began its seasonal mosquito mitigation program Monday evening.
The distinctive sound of the vehicle-mounted fogging machine will be heard ... [more]

Sowing a vision: Huddleston has big plans for dry, windy acres

Jun 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Imagine three quarters of an acre covered by at least 50 fruit trees--apples, pears, plums and apricots--each 15 to 30 feet tall and equally wide. Their leaves ... [more]

The way it was: Navy brothers -- 1944

Jun 30, 2014 - Staff:  During the massive commitment of American manpower to military service during World War II, it wasn't uncommon for brothers to be in uniform at the same time. ... [more]

Wild storm pummels Riverton area

Jun 27, 2014 - From staff reports:  A spectacular thunderstorm sent rivers of rainwater rushing through Riverton roadways over the course of 15-20 minutes Thursday afternoon, bringing strong ... [more]

County students selected as winners at state history day

Jun 27, 2014 - From staff reports:  The top two entries in each category at the Wyoming competition advanced to the National History Day event June 15 to June 19.

Judges selected ... [more]