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City is 'ridiculous' in treatment of day care center applicant

Jul 25, 2012 - Joel Manners, Riverton:  Editor:
It is ridiculous how the city is treating the lady who wants to open a small day care in the house on Big Horn Drive. She only bought the house ... [more]

Reluctant Riverton council OKs cash infusion for detox center

Jun 24, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton City Council members got into a heated debate Tuesday when discussing whether to give money to the Fremont County Alcohol Crisis Center so it can meet ... [more]

City thinks twice about accepting county land offer

Jun 10, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has rejected an offer of free land next to Jaycee Park and will not accept the proposal unless it includes an additional two ... [more]

Mayor vetoes council vote awarding bid on DCI site

May 20, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness has vetoed a city council decision from May 15 that awarded a construction bid for the new Wyoming Department of Criminal ... [more]

In funding plea, detox center boss recalls previous era

May 17, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Alcohol Crisis Center director Lisa Amos asked the Riverton City Council to imagine the city as it was before the crisis center opened 12 years ... [more]

CES gets construction grant; zone change OK

May 9, 2012 - Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton has secured a Wyoming Business Council Council Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $194,305 on behalf of Community Entry ... [more]

With city's gun range operating, gun panel eliminated

May 3, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council's discussion of eliminating the gun club committee went out with a bang on Tuesday.
City Administrator Steven Weaver said the ... [more]

Think about North Federal amenities now, citizens told

Apr 27, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The planned reconstruction of Riverton's bustling North Federal Boulevard was the focus of a community meeting Wednesday at Riverton City Hall.
Wyoming ... [more]

Deeper problems unresolved as city deals with the small stuff

Apr 25, 2012 - Larry Bauman, Riverton:  Editor:
As Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness worries about placing political signs in "his" yard, the deficit issues with the SLLP program go on and on.
Could the ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Apr 24, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Check the date
An investigation is in order. Apparently the calendar has been hijacked, and June has been substituted for April. Somebody notify the ... [more]

Food bank seeks building donor

Apr 24, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Community Food Bank is looking to raise money to buy a building in Riverton for food storage. Lloyd Eckstein, CEO of the food bank, approached the ... [more]

City to renew push to raise state beer tax

Apr 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness told elected county leaders April 12 that the Riverton City Council is renewing its efforts to get state lawmakers to support a ... [more]

Towns set stage for campaign to pass added 1 percent tax

Apr 20, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Municipal leaders in Fremont County are planning to generate voter support for the optional 1 percent sales tax by creating campaigning teams to disseminate ... [more]

Council lifts lid on changes to city codes; weeds, signs among topics

Apr 18, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  City code enforcement marked one of two lengthy discussions at a Riverton City Council work session.
City administrator Steven Weaver addressed the council ... [more]

Organizers want to bring farmers market downtown

Apr 15, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A fresh food fair would add a little flair downtown, according to a presentation by business owner Jerry Kintzler and Riverton Outreach Coordinator Sherry ... [more]

Applause to city for decision on light poles

Apr 10, 2012 - James Gordano, Riverton:  Editor:
In response to Riverton City Councilman Richard Gard's opposition to the "nicer" light poles in the upcoming South Federal renovation, it is true that ... [more]

City denies bid to change zoning on vacant plot

Apr 6, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has rejected the rezoning of the Fuechsel property near the Spencer subdivision in north Riverton.
The petitioner, Jeffery Fuechsel, ... [more]

Downtown restroom a good idea; don't leave dogs in car

Apr 5, 2012 - Pat Stevens, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing in regard to two subjects. First of all, I support Mayor Ron Warpness's desire for a public restroom. There needs to be public restrooms ... [more]

Pupcakes for a cause: PAWS event raises money, awareness

Apr 4, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Iain Magruder wanted to experiment with a cupcake recipe made of bacon, pancakes and maple syrup. The 9-year-old baker was pleasantly surprised with his ... [more]

Job Corps, 1 percent tax, fiscal performance among city goals

Mar 28, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has set and discussed five goals for the city to focus on in 2012.
During the council's March 20 meeting, city administrator Steven ... [more]

Council tables zone review again; rate request draws fire

Mar 23, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A group of Riverton residents is frustrated by the second postponement of a rezoning ordinance of the Fuechsel property near the Spencer subdivision in north ... [more]

Here at home

Mar 22, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Some of the best news a community can get comes when a local employer finds a way to expand.
When that expansion involves a modern, clean, ... [more]

State offer lowers cost of Federal lights

Mar 20, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council is debating the purchase of decorative light poles for the city, and the pricetag might be lower than expected.
The Wyoming ... [more]

Survey shows good attitude among residents; recycle program gaining ground

Mar 15, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Sixty percent of people living in Riverton feel as if Wyoming is going in the right direction, according to a recent survey conducted by the Wyoming ... [more]

County OKs 1 percent tax question for Nov. 6 ballot

Mar 14, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County voters will get the chance in November to decide whether to impose an optional 1 percent sales tax to fund infrastructure projects.
On Tuesday, ... [more]

Resident asks city to back upgrade to skate park

Mar 13, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton resident David Lain loves to skateboard, and he wants to use that love to improve the city.
Lain has been using the skate park since 2004, and on ... [more]

Go forward with restroom idea downtown

Mar 6, 2012 - William D. Finn, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing in support of the idea by Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness to situate a public restroom area on the old Daisy Cleaners location at Fifth and ... [more]

Police need to learn how to halt violence, not protests

Mar 2, 2012 - Charles W. Rodgers, Riverton:  Editor:
I spoke by phone with Emily Etheredge, who wrote the news article "Only a Drill" (Feb. 19) to express how disturbing I found the article. She ... [more]

City to put downtown property up for sale

Mar 2, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council voted to put the former Daisy Cleaners property up for sale after demolishing the building and requiring the new owner to bring the ... [more]

City OKs more off-site alcohol catering permits

Feb 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton on Tuesday increased the number of alcohol catering permits to 24 per venue, up from the original six per licensee per year.
The catering ... [more]

Job Corps in new federal budget

Feb 16, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge Staff Writer:  Wyoming U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi says progress is being made on the Riverton Job Corps front.
After speaking with senior officials Friday, Enzi said he was ... [more]

Spend money on street repairs before a community restroom

Feb 15, 2012 - Ray Hinkle Riverton:  Editor:
This is an open letter to Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness and the Riverton City Council:
In reference to the city building a community restroom facility ... [more]

City council holds firm on catering permit number

Feb 9, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge Staff Writer:  Catering permits and problems associated with alcohol use sparked another lengthy discussion at the Riverton City Council meeting Tuesday.
City residents ... [more]

Commissioners appear ready to allow extra sales tax vote

Feb 9, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  County commissioners have given preliminary approval to placing an optional 1 percent sales tax on the general election ballot, but don't expect to see them ... [more]

A year into his term, Warpness more comfy with city learning

Feb 6, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge Staff Writer:  Imagine growing up in an area where each street corner has a memory -- the tree you climbed as a kid, the spot where you cheered against the high school rival, ... [more]