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Senior center breakfast is one of 'best-kept secrets' in town

Apr 1, 2015 - Riverton Senior and Community Services Center customers:  Editor:
Tired of grabbing a stale donut or granola bar as you go out the door in the morning? Can't face another bowl of cold cereal? So many in our community ... [more]

Winds, warmth raising fire risk

Apr 1, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  Warm temperatures and strong wind are raising the risk of wildfires, and the Riverton area is under a "fed flag warning" from the National Weather Service.
In ... [more]

Legislature agrees to take a look at unequal recreation funding around the state

Mar 31, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine:  Mike Harris, Dave Flory and Rachel Ratliff were responsible for my math education in high school.
So I know that $147,096 is not equal to $645,385.
That is ... [more]

UW Extension offices offering pesticide schools

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Extension Service and Fremont County Weed and Pest are planning two private pesticide certification schools this spring.
Any farmer, ... [more]

No reason to get upset about Cowboys losing in tournament

Mar 27, 2015 - Lynnette Hawes, Riverton:  Editor:
In Wyoming most of us were excited about the Cowboys making the March Madness tournament. But I was surprised at how many people I know were ... [more]

Foresight by lawmakers helped avoid major cuts this year, says Bebout

Mar 27, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, wouldn't describe his role as a top leader in the Wyoming Senate as enjoyable, exactly.
For the most part, he says, being ... [more]

Deputies arrest Riverton man after assault

Mar 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  The victim said Justin King threatened to kill her children.

Justin King, 27, of Riverton, was arrested March 14 in Gillette after reportedly ... [more]

Vehicular homicide charge will stand in Nov. 13 fatality

Mar 26, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The charges will stand against a man accused of causing a crash on Nov. 13 that killed one woman and injured a second.
District Court Judge Norman E. Young ... [more]

Action Cooling preps for ice machine repair season

Mar 26, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  As warmer weather finds its way back to the valley, coolers and refrigerators may need to find their way to Clyde Forbis, the owner of Action Cooling in ... [more]

Please re-think city snow removal method so rollouts can get through

Mar 26, 2015 - Tom Tornow, Riverton:  Editor:
The new trash rollouts are [more]

Man accused in vehicle death using 'double jeopardy' defense

Mar 25, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A defense attorney is asking a judge to throw out the vehicular homicide case against her client, arguing it amounts to double jeopardy.
A hearing on the ... [more]

Find alternative to killing bison

Mar 24, 2015 - Jana Talaria, Riverton:  Editor:
It has been reported in the news that they are looking for a way to deal with the buffalo, or bison, that stray away from Yellowstone Park, another ... [more]

Six injured in Wind River Canyon wreck

Mar 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  Six Cody residents were injured in a one-vehicle rollover Sunday after their Jeep collided with a rock in the Wind River Canyon.
Officials believe all of the ... [more]

State 'needs to get a lot more' out of liaison posts

Mar 23, 2015 - Michael Stack, Riverton:  Editor:
In response to the [more]

Museums to host traveling outlaw exhibit

Mar 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Wyoming has been the stomping grounds for many an outlaw. Butch Cassidy spent much of his career in Fremont County and Wyoming. He ranched in the Dubois area ... [more]

Rollout trash change a success, say city planners

Mar 22, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Early kinks being worked out

Riverton city residents have spent more than a month learning their new trash pickup schedule and figuring out how to ... [more]

Teen driver won't be charged in man's death

Mar 22, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The collision with a motor vehicle that killed a pedestrian in September was not the fault of the driver involved, and his office will not prosecute him, ... [more]

School lunch guidelines are correct approach, state leader says

Mar 22, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Change can be a struggle for some people -- especially when it comes to food consumption -- but Wyoming education officials say updated dietary guidelines for ... [more]

The way it was: Tractor school -- 1930

Mar 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Many a farmer dreamed of acquiring a tractor to improve efficiency, but even if your could manage to get one, learning to use it properly was easier said than ... [more]

Price break at pump welcomed by consumers

Mar 22, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Sixth in a series

The drop in oil prices is bringing smiles to many motorists when they pump fuel at gasoline stations.
In Riverton, the lowest ... [more]

Six decades of major change since 1955

Mar 20, 2015 - Gene Dunbar, Riverton:  Editor:
Sixty years ago, it was a different world.
It was 1955 in Seattle, Wash. I was 25 years old. I had two marriages plus four years in the service. ... [more]

Game and Fish gathering public input on draft hunting seasons

Mar 20, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Game and Fish is gathering input on draft hunt seasons for the fall. The biggest proposed change is lifting antler-point restrictions in several ... [more]

Feds requiring companies to report chemicals used in fracking

Mar 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration said Friday it is requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in ... [more]

Fundraiser to honor Fremont County's first inductee in Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame

Mar 19, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame is hosting a fundraiser locally to honor Fremont County's first inductee into the program.
BJ Griffin, the hall of fame's ... [more]

Casino hosts job fair to fill 70 new positions

Mar 19, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Hotel and Casino is adding new "buffalo restaurants."

The Wind River Hotel and Casino held a job fair Monday and invited residents to ... [more]

When new skate park is done, plant grass over the old one

Mar 19, 2015 - Arlene Zachary, Riverton:  Editor:
If the new skateboard park comes to pass, I would suggest that the old skateboard park be turned into green grass.
I am not very excited about the ... [more]

Fake IRS calls noted in Fremont County

Mar 18, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  The threatening phone calls -- completely bogus -- have been reported in both Riverton and Lander this year.

Fake IRS agents have targeted more than ... [more]

Clinton won't be brought down by controversy over her e-mail

Mar 18, 2015 - Bill Birchard, Riverton:  Editor:
I am a Republican, and I do not want to see Hillary Clinton elected the next president. But this e-mail controversy is not going to bring her down. If ... [more]

More charges in case of armed confrontation outside hotel

Mar 18, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man has been charged officially with aggravated robbery and possession of controlled substances. Prosecutors allege he held a Lander business owner ... [more]

Police chief wants city to consider knocking out bare-knuckle fights

Mar 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The spectacle of two men pummeling each other with their bare fists arouses strong emotions.
Such was the case after a March 7 event in Riverton featuring ... [more]