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Balloon Block hunt starts in today's edition

Jul 11, 2013 - Staff

The Ranger's Riverton Rendezvous Balloon Block Treasure Hunt begins in today's edition.

A block of wooden letters spelling "balloon" in backward style of old-fashioned newspaper typesetting has been hidden somewhere in the Riverton area.

The Balloon Block was created by former Ranger pressman Paul Hugus in 1992 in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of Riverton Rendezvous.

Each day's clue is intended to draw searchers closer to the hiding place, which is not on private property and requires no special physical effort to locate.

The finder of the Balloon Block receives $500 from the Ranger and the Riverton Rendezvous Committee, along with the offer a balloon ride at Saturday's Rendezvous hot-air balloon launch. The sponsoring balloonist is Rocky Neal of St. George, Utah.

The first clue appears on page 9 of today's edition.

Ranger office personnel do not know where the Balloon Block is hidden, nor whether it has been found. The only information available about the status of the hunt appears on the daily clue page.

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