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Crop duster crashes after fuel unit malfunctions

Jun 12, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials say the crash of a crop duster plane at Riverton Regional Airport began with a malfunction of the aircraft's fuel control unit.
Riverton police ... [more]

Pertech sold; will stay in city with expanded product lineup

Jun 12, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  All 30 or so Pertech employees will be able to continue with the company under the merger, and another 10 jobs could be created.

Riverton-based ... [more]

Good beginning for downtown market; more produce to come

Jun 8, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Organizers of the downtown farmers market are pleased with how things are going. Market coordinator Sherry Shelley said turnout for the weekly event has been ... [more]

Cards atop Little League majors at halfway mark

Jun 8, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Midway through the 2012 Riverton Little League baseball season, the Cardinals have built a two-game advantage in the five-team division.
The Cardinals are ... [more]

Childers, King pitch Raiders past Rawlins

Jun 8, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Raider Gerald Childers found out just minutes before the first American Legion baseball doubleheader game that he would be the starting pitcher.
Childers took ... [more]

City trying to thin out weed control issues

Jun 7, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A lengthy discussion about weed removal made up the majority of the Riverton City Council meeting Tuesday.
City staff recommended to the council that the ... [more]

Russell leaving District 25 school board as of July 1

Jun 6, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Bill Russell, who in his eighth year on the Fremont County School District 25 Board of Education, submitted his resignation to the Riverton school board ... [more]

America's veterans 'gave so you didn't have to'

Jun 5, 2012 - Carl Niswonger, Riverton:  Editor:
Last Monday, I took a drive through downtown Riverton. There were few on the streets.
The only thing that was prevalent was Old Glory. The flag was ... [more]

Hey, Big Guy! Here is our wish list for the new AD at RHS

Jun 5, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  My brother and I used to take our letters for Santa to my grandpa because we knew he had that special connection to the Big Guy.
In his back yard every ... [more]

Critical Care Companion Animal Fund 5K Run set

Jun 5, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A 5K race for Riverton residents and their pets is held June 9 to raise money for the Critical Care Companion Animal Fund, which assists families who are ... [more]

Thomas 8 over par in U.S. Open sectional; PGA pro topped field

Jun 5, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton's P.J. Thomas played in a U.S. Open sectional qualifying round on Monday, shooting rounds of 77 and 75 for a 36-hole total of 152 at the Lakeside Golf ... [more]

Area Babe Ruth teams battle

Jun 3, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Rawlins swept Riverton and Lander during games at the Riverton Babe Ruth Park Friday and Saturday.

Riverton belted the baseball around the park ... [more]

Kids reel em in at family fishing day

Jun 3, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Ninety-five young anglers participated in the annual Kiwanis Hooked On Fishing tournament Saturday.
The derby began early that morning with participants from ... [more]

Teen mechanics place second in skills contest

Jun 1, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  When friends and classmates Carl Booth and Matt Johnson get together, they bond over Russian accents and an appreciation of cars. That appreciation led to ... [more]

Small faction responsible for negativity at senior center

Jun 1, 2012 - Dee Reed, Riverton:  Editor:
In regard to our Riverton Senior Citizens Center, I feel it is time to air some positive comments in rebuttal for the recent negative comments made by ... [more]

Problem drinkers

Jun 1, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  New improvement campaign follows several that have come before

Riverton's police chief, along with other local leaders, wants to spearhead a new ... [more]

Anderson hears nine felony counts Thursday in court appearance

Jun 1, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A judge on Thursday set bond at $250,000 cash for the former bookkeeper of Star-Tech Inc. and Precision Analysis who is facing nine felonies alleging ... [more]

Riverton U14 soccer team grabs second place

Jun 1, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton played to a second-place finish in the U14 boys soccer division on Monday at the state tournament at the Big Horn Equestrian Center.
Cody blanked the ... [more]

Devon named to World's Most Admired Companies list

May 31, 2012 - Staff:  Devon Energy Corporation has been named one of FORTUNE magazine's World's Most Admired Companies. This is the six straight year for Devon to make the list. The ... [more]

Riverton woman brings yard sales indoors

May 31, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Her store sells previously owned clothing, furniture, tools, knick knacks and kitchen items.

Riverton resident Pansy Hillman is opening her own ... [more]

Woman hospitalized after odd accident

May 31, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Investigators blamed the wreck on a medical condition of the driver.

Police say an unusual Wednesday morning car wreck at the Riverton VFW Post 3628 ... [more]

Ex-school board chief arrested on charges linked to embezzlement

May 31, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  After a jury decided in December during civil litigation that former Star-Tech Inc. financial manager Gary Anderson diverted roughly $1.5 million from the ... [more]

Riverton Babe Ruth League creates summer travel team

May 31, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton has formed a 13- to 15-year-old traveling baseball team for the summer.
Riverton has games scheduled Friday and Saturday at the Riverton Babe Ruth ... [more]

Fair's Spring Spectacular offers carnival, rodeo, livestock

May 30, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Fairgrounds is hosting the Spring Spectacular this week, offering dizzying rides, tasty food and youth performing in a rodeo and showing off ... [more]

Dozens listen at alcohol forum

May 30, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A forum on public intoxication in Fremont County drew more than 60 participants, including medical professionals, police officers, politicians, business owners ... [more]

Tuesday notes

May 29, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Happy holiday
The Ranger staff thanks our newspaper and printing customers for the day off Monday in observance of Memorial Day. We hadn't taken a day ... [more]

Cheers, warm words for RHS grads

May 29, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  There have been tailgate parties, homecoming dances, football games and harsh sunburns after long track meets.
These are just a few memories senior Kayla ... [more]

Former Riverton couple killed on way to Casper

May 29, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Two former Riverton residents were killed in a fiery, two-vehicle, head-on collision early Sunday morning while returning home to Casper after visiting friends ... [more]

Let's not kid ourselves, the costs of youth sports create barriers

May 29, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  In Wyoming, soccer may have found a solution

The idea that youth sports are becoming too expensive for kids should concern us all.
It's not just a ... [more]

BYU collegiate golfer Blair leads amateur field at Saltwater

May 29, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Zac Blair came in as a favorite for the amateur title at the annual Saltwater Classic, and he left the winner by two strokes.
The BYU junior golfer finished ... [more]