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Independence a way of life, not just a day

Jul 18, 2014 - By Doug Hill, Riverton Ministerial Association:  Fourth of July celebrations are now over. The night sky, once lit by fireworks, is now illuminated once again by only moon and stars.
Our national ... [more]

Chouinard, McKee to wed

Jul 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lorenzo and Mary Jo Chouinard of Riverton are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy, to Jason McKee, the son of Joel and Holly McKee of ... [more]

Proposal to add Strannigan's signature to gym floor heard by school board

Jul 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Friends and family of former Riverton High School basketball coach and activities director Bill Strannigan want to honor the man's memory with a signature on ... [more]

Our skyscrapers

Jul 18, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  For the 34th summer, hot-air balloons grace the local skies

Editor's note: This editorial on the Riverton Rendezvous balloon rally first ... [more]

Riverton man to serve one-year term as district deputy for Elks

Jul 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  Mark A. Johnson, of Riverton, has been installed as district deputy to the Elks National President for the lodges in the Southwest District of the Wyoming Elks ... [more]

Sturdevant, Taylor to marry

Jul 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  Dr. James and Barbara Taylor of Riverton and Dr. Susan Taylor of Douglas are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Mikenzie Lynn Taylor to ... [more]

Motocross race set Sunday at Riverton track

Jul 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  A day of motocross racing is set for this Sunday, July 20, at the Fremont County Racing Association's track west of Riverton.
The High Plains Motocross ... [more]

Museum hires Crawford as visitor services coordinator

Jul 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  Jackson Crawford is the new visitor services coordinator for the Riverton Museum.
Crawford said he looks forward to bringing his skills as a teacher and ... [more]

'Start using our brains and our backbones' in this county

Jul 17, 2014 - Glenn Laidlaw, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to comment on the recent CERA conference held on the 14th of this month. After reading Chris Pecks's column on the 20th of June, I found ... [more]

Jury finds man guilty on one charge in store robbery

Jul 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Curtis Oldman of Lander could face 10 years in prison for his role in the Nov. 10 crime.

A jury found a Lander man guilty Wednesday on one charge ... [more]

Rendezvous back for big weekend of cars, balloons, tunes

Jul 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Friday Night Cruise set for 6 p.m.

More than two dozen hot-air balloons are scheduled to fly in Riverton this weekend in conjunction with the 34th ... [more]

Meeting Cindy Hill at parade, she didn't have 'horns and a tail'

Jul 16, 2014 - Paula Carlesicz, Riverton:  Editor:
On the Fourth of July, I had the opportunity to meet Cindy Hill, who was walking in the Lander parade. From what I had been reading and hearing in ... [more]

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]