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Aug 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Museum to mark city anniversary
The Riverton Museum will celebrate the city's 108th birthday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 16.
The celebration will ... [more]

Lab holding evidence in murder case; trial date nears

Aug 8, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Local prosecutors say the State Crime Laboratory has delayed returning evidence and analysis in a Fremont County murder case.
The setback could spell ... [more]

'Guardian angels' most helpful to shoppers

Aug 8, 2014 - Dorothy York, Riverton:  Editor:
I know there are many, many good people who live in Riverton, and we found our guardian angels on July 14.
My friend Carmen Majdic and I were ... [more]

Work may slow traffic early Friday on Federal Boulevard

Aug 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Storm sewer work may slow traffic for several hours early Friday on South Federal Boulevard, according to a press release from the Wyoming Department of ... [more]

R Bar adopts smoke-free policy, expands lot to accommodate patio service, games

Aug 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council in July approved additional outdoor serving space for the R Bar -- formerly the Time Out Bar -- at 514 N. Federal Blvd.
Pursuant to ... [more]

Search is on for man who fired gun repeatedly in residential Riverton

Aug 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton police are looking for a black BMW that reportedly was involved in a weapon offense Wednesday evening on North Seventh Street East.
No one was ... [more]

Suspect hid 'hash oil' in bag of toys

Aug 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Kerry Griffith, 44, of Riverton, was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver at about 9:45 p.m. Friday in the 1000 block of Mary Anne ... [more]

An individual soldier isn't caught up in political debate

Aug 6, 2014 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
I was deeply troubled the other day when I picked up The Ranger, opened it up and saw the editorial cartoon on the opinion page.
It was a picture of ... [more]

Riverton team 0-4 at fastpitch softball national tournament

Aug 6, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton U.S. Energy manager Mark Stone felt his team was competitive in a couple of the fastpitch softball games last week at Western Nationals in Gillette, ... [more]

Tuesday rain sets new record in Riverton

Aug 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The National Weather Service office west of Riverton saw .58 inch of rain Tuesday.

The rain falling off-and-on over Fremont County this week is ... [more]

15-year-olds fall 13-8 to Oregon team at regional

Aug 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton trailed early but knotted the game 5-5 in the top of the fourth before the wheels came off the cart in the bottom of the fourth, as Union County ... [more]

Rain washed out fun event

Aug 5, 2014 - Karen Peden, Riverton:  Editor:
In this area we take all the rain we can get and are grateful for it. I do wish the rainstorm on Friday, July 11, would have waited a few hours. The ... [more]

Season ends for Riverton 14-year-old champs

Aug 4, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton team did hand regional semifinalst North Washington its only loss.

Riverton finished a remarkable summer with a 1-3 record at the ... [more]

Regional starts Tuesday in Oregon for Riverton 15-year-olds

Aug 4, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton earned another crack at playing baseball this summer by winning the Wyoming 15-year-old state Babe Ruth title Saturday, July 26, in Green River.
The ... [more]

Negotiating fairgrounds traffic this year is 'such a hassle'

Aug 1, 2014 - Brett Farling, Riverton:  Editor:
Oh, my goodness, what a mess. Trying to get in or out of the fairgrounds this week has been such a hassle. When it rained besides, everything was even ... [more]

Park to host variety of birds in education event Sunday

Aug 1, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Sunset Park will be bursting with birds at 3 p.m. Sunday during Central Wyoming Aviary's first-ever Parrot Rescue Awareness Day.
"There will be little birds, ... [more]

Put Rails to Trails troublemakers in jail, not counseling sessions

Jul 31, 2014 - John Stroehecker, Riverton:  Editor:
I live along the Rails to Trails path. My girlfriend and I used to walk on the trail until it became unsafe due to young juveniles who would challenge ... [more]

Riverton 15s take state, routing Douglas 12-1

Jul 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It's the second Babe Ruth championship in a week's time for Riverton, whose 14-year-olds won.

GREEN RIVER -- The only thing left for the Riverton ... [more]

Riverton is 'Indian Country'

Jul 28, 2014 - Steve Willow, Lander:  Editor:
I am an enrolled member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe. I would like to let all you non-native people know that you can write letters and cry around ... [more]

Visiting pastor to deliver Sunday service

Jul 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Dr. Rev. Thea McKee will deliver the message "In All Things" at the United Presbyterian Church, 1101 N. Broadway Ave., at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
Her message ... [more]

Accused of kidnapping, Brock says he is broke, illiterate

Jul 25, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The initial appearance on Thursday for the Riverton man arrested in the kidnapping of a young girl gave more insight into the case than most such ... [more]

It's been a great summer for Riverton Babe Ruth ball

Jul 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  There is no question Saturday had to be one of the best days the Riverton Babe Ruth baseball league produced in a number of years.
The two all-star teams ... [more]

Run, ride, swim Saturday at Go Fremont County's fourth annual competition

Jul 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Go Fremont County Parade Day 5K, Cycle or Swim takes place this Saturday, July 26, in Riverton and signups will be accepted on Saturday morning.
Three ... [more]

City coffee roastery using custom bike to make deliveries

Jul 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The family-owned business uses the machine to bring customers bags of roasted beans.

Brown Sugar Coffee Roastery has an eye-catching new promotional ... [more]

CERA meeting 'over-hyped' and didn't amount to much

Jul 24, 2014 - Joseph Bowdlerdale, Riverton:  Editor:
On the letters by Mr. Laidlaw and Ms. Williams about the CERA meeting in Riverton, this was a hyped-up meeting that didn't amount to a hill of beans. ... [more]

Man charged in child abduction

Jul 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The suspect is jailed in Lander on a $250,000 cash bond.

Prosecutors have charged a Riverton man with kidnapping for the abduction of 9-year-old girl ... [more]

Election Matchup: Fremont County Attorney (Part two)

Jul 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Both candidates in the closely watched Fremont County Attorney race, Michael Bennett and Pat LeBrun, addressed their views on sentencing, the Environmental ... [more]

15-year-olds trounce Rock Springs in 12-0 no-hitter

Jul 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton 15-year-old all-star baseball pitchers Brayden Draper and Reed Axthelm combined to throw a no-hitter in a 12-0 win over Rock Springs Wednesday in the ... [more]

Could construction work be halted during the fair?

Jul 23, 2014 - Evelyn Ricketts, Riverton:  Editor:
I am very worried about getting access to the county fairgrounds during the huge road building job on South Federal.
Is there some way the work could ... [more]

Lend a hand

Jul 23, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Community events such as Riverton Rendezvous don't happen by themselves

For a community festival such as the just-concluded Riverton Rendezvous, ... [more]