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Twenty-two vendors and more than 200 shoppers participated in Riverton's first farmers market of 2016. The market is open 5-7 p.m. every Wednesday in the ...

Riverton post office burglar gets six months behind bars

Allen Whiteplume Jr. was sentenced to six months in prison this week for his December burglary of the Riverton post office at 501 E. Main St.
After an alarm ...

BREAKING: Wolverines, Tigers in championship games

BREAKING NEWS: The Riverton Wolverine boys soccer team has qualified for the Class 4-A state championship game. Riverton plays Laramie for the state title at 4 ...

FBI seeks tips on Wyoming kidnap suspects

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The FBI asked the public for tips Wednesday as it investigates whether a father and son accused of tying up a woman and her four teenage ...

Failed engine caused plane crash last year, investigators conclude

POWELL (AP) -- Federal investigators have determined that a plane crash near Cody that killed four people last year was likely caused by a failed engine.
An ...

Fort Washakie man sentenced for abusing minor

He also will be required to pay a restitution of $5,656 and he will serve 20 years of supervised probation after his release.


Robert Aragon of Fort ...

Wyoming digest

Store manager swiped $35K in gift cards
RAWLINS (AP) -- A former manager of Bi-Rite Gifts in Rawlins has pleaded no contest to a charge of ...

Top college leadership finalists for more jobs

Two more institutions have identified top leadership at Central Wyoming College as presidential search finalists.
CWC president Cris Valdez, who recently was ...

With school funds slashed, districts ask legislators for answers

K-12 education spending in Wyoming has been trimmed by $36 million by the Wyoming Legislature this year, and Fremont County School districts will be touched ...

House and city council races shape up; one day left to file

Liz Cheney formally filed to run for Wyoming's seat in the U.S. Houses of Representatives Thursday, now bringing the total number of filed candidates up to 12, ...

UW cutting dozens of vacant positions amid cash crisis

The university faces a loss of nearly $41 million in funding.

LARAMIE (AP) -- At least 70 vacant faculty and staff positions at the University of ...

Holiday weekend offers ceremonies, events countywide

Fremont County is filled with things to do this Memorial Day weekend, followed by opportunities to pay respect to fallen service men and women Monday.
The ...

Traffic checkpoints in Yellowstone Park

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (AP) -- Park rangers will conduct traffic safety checkpoints in Yellowstone National Park this holiday weekend.
The checkpoints are ...

Wyoming digest


Two killed in Rock Springs house fire
ROCK SPRINGS (AP) -- Authorities say two people were killed in a house fire in Rock Springs.
Officials ...

Repeat offenders, unpaid fines illustrate chronic problem in city

Riverton is owed nearly $1 million in fines, but there isn't much confidence that the bulk will ever be collected.

Regular readers of local arrest ...

Wednesday was the last day of school for School District 25 ...

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Births


PIPER
A child was born to Crystal Hurd of Riverton and Hank Piper of Riverton at 9:16 a.m. May 23 at ...

Not much action in political filings; one day remains

The number of candidates looking to replace Rep. Cynthia Lummis in the U.S. House of Representatives continue to balloon in the final two days before the ...

Sports

Riverton pitcher Steven Reinig struck out seven Cody batters in seven innings in the opener, and Teron Doebele had four hits in the second game.

The ...

Rustlers round up new roster

Riverton Wolverine alum Chris Quayle heads up Central Wyoming College's incoming class of players for next season.


Central Wyoming College head ...

Riverton defeated Gillette 2-1 on goals by Reed Axthelm and Evan White in an opening-round Class 4-A game.

BIG HORN -- Upset!
Powered by two second ...

Rustlers sign Rawlins two-sport athlete

Outlaw Bailey Forney will play basketball and volleyball for Central Wyoming College.

Central Wyoming College's athletic program has signed Bailey ...

CWC rodeo signs locals

Central Wyoming College head rodeo coach Drew Schrock has successfully re-loaded by adding seven brand-new cowboys and cowgirls to the black-and-orange stables ...

Tigers thrash Panthers in opener, 5-1

Lander defeated Powell in dominating fashion at the Class 3-A state soccer tourney.

Lander Valley Tigers headed north for Sheridan to open the Class ...

Opinion / Community

Wolverine Readers polished off nearly 56,000 pages along with school work

The Wolverine Reader Program at Riverton High School wrapped up its 16th year of activity on April 11 with a culminating luncheon and reading activity party. ...

Comic strip centennial edition 'was outstanding'

Editor:
I just want you to know that the "100 Years of Funnies" special edition was outstanding.
It was educational because the history of comic strips was ...

Hackers don't need your help


Try this different approach to computer passwords
Several large websites I visit often have been attacked by scammers recently, and many people have ...

Achievers

Blaney to compete for Mrs. Wyoming crown
Kyrie Blaney will represent Riverton in the 2016 Mrs. Wyoming Pageant.
The 40th annual Mrs. Wyoming pageant ...

George and Ann Burns mark 65th

Long time Fremont County residents George and Ann Burns celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on May 10, 2016.
Lunch and cake was enjoyed at Westward ...

Flowers and mottoes

High school graduates and the words they choose to represent themselves

In addition to the names and faces, our annual graduation edition lets ...

RPD officer credited with saving life of attack victim

Officer Scott Christoffersen with the Riverton Police Department has been nominated for the RPD Life Saving Award.
In a written report, RPD Capt. Eric Murphy ...

Jenny Lake construction takes up some parking space

JACKSON -- Record numbers of visitors are expected to flock to Grand Teton National Park this summer, but construction may complicate stops at the park's top ...

Carrying connections forward


Families are the way to do it on Memorial Day

Did you know the first Memorial Day was declared following the Civil War? That poppies are among the ...

New bar and grill fills a vacancy in Lander

Mountain Neighbor-hood Bar & Grill is named after a 40-foot mural that hangs on its walls depicting the sun setting behind the Grand Teton.


A ...

Power company encouraging lower usage

Rocky Mountain Power wants its customers to use less electricity.
That's why they gave Scott Schneider of Process Systems Intl. an award this month for ...

Trump's VP

It will have to be someone with a very short memory

Donald Trump is looking for a running mate. He would like to announce his choice well before the ...

State plan to remove hot spring water in Thermop pools is wrong

Editor:
The proposal by the Hot Springs State Park to limit or deny the two private swimming pools use of the thermal waters which flow through the park, ...

Local dentist turns tour guide in retirement

Dale Sackett offers nine different tours across 200 miles, with each tour ranging between six and eight hours.

Dale Sackett, a Riverton dentist, ...

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