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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]

Dozens stroll in Shrine parade

Jun 27, 2014 - From staff reports:  More than 36 children participated in the annual Shrine Circus Children's Parade on Wednesday in Riverton.
Entrants dressed up as clowns, ring leaders, lion ... [more]

Here's how Republicans might win the White House in 2016

Jun 26, 2014 - Gene Dunbar, Riverton:  Editor:
This is my advice to the Republican candidate who is scheduled to lose in the 2016
presidential elections. Namely, one no-name innocent. Should he ... [more]

String of car burglaries continuing

Jun 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk and Kelli Ameling, Staff Writers:  Officers in Riverton have responded to at least six more calls regarding car burglaries, continuing a recent trend.
One resident reported seeing a suspect ... [more]

Minor tweaks in new school design; bigger changes could come

Jun 26, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton school district staff members are continuing to consider the design for the city's new K-3 school, which will be built at 1200 W. Monroe ... [more]

Does upstream storage even get talked about any more?

Jun 25, 2014 - Seth Beckler, Riverton:  Editor:
There was a lot of talk about flooding in this county over the past month, but nothing really came of it. We can be thankful for that. It did make me ... [more]

Second bike path attacker gets 12 to 18 years prison

Jun 25, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The second defendant in the case of a deadly attack last year on the Rails to Trails path received the same sentence Tuesday as the first did in April: 12 to ... [more]

She'll take in abandoned dog if nobody else can do it

Jun 24, 2014 - Freda Hegwood, Riverton:  Editor:
Recently around 7 p.m. I was driving south on North Smith Road. I noticed a passenger car stopped in the oncoming lane.
As I got closer I noticed a ... [more]

Boy rescued from island in fast river

Jun 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A crew from the Riverton Fire Protection District rescued a young boy from an island in the fast-moving Little Wind River on Monday.
They delivered the ... [more]

Riverton part of coming fiber optic upgrade; 50-fold speed hike likely

Jun 23, 2014 - By James Chilton, McClatchy-Tribune News Service:  Work will begin soon on upgrades to the state's fiber optic network, including an improved connection to Riverton.
When those are complete, lightning-fast ... [more]

Crossland first guest in Hot Notes Cool Nights concert series

Jun 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  The free shows will alternate between Riverton City Park and the Lander outdoor amphitheater.

Popular Ten Sleep musician Jalan Crossland is the guest ... [more]

Johnson graduates from virtual public school

Jun 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lydia Johnson of Riverton graduated from Wyoming Connections Academy during a ceremony May 17 in Casper. She plans to attend Sheridan College in the fall.
The ... [more]