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Riverton man serving 10 months in FEMA Corps

May 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  Connor Lively of Riverton recently began a 10-month term of national service in FEMA Corps, an AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps program.
FEMA ... [more]

Sorrow in child's death applies to driver as well

May 29, 2015 - Kathi Ronaldo, Riverton:  Editor:
The poor little girl's death in the crosswalk is a terrible, terrible tragedy, very heartbreaking.
I ask everyone to remember that the heartbreak ... [more]

Odd Fellows

May 29, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  The handsome little cemetery on Riverview Road still needs caretakers

No one whose Memorial Day observances this week included a visit to Mountain ... [more]

House damaged in fire; residents responded well

May 29, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An electrical malfunction was the cause of a fire that damaged a house Thursday morning on Oilfield Road south of Riverton.
Fire officials said the damage ... [more]

Hospital to oppose EPA in boundary case

May 29, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Riverton Memorial Hospital maintains that a recent medical malpractice case filed against it in tribal court on the Wind River Indian Reservation underscores ... [more]

Taco bus in Riverton serving up dozens of Mexican dishes

May 28, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Daniel's Mexican Food restaurant in Riverton offers a large menu out of a large bus that is bigger than the usual taco trucks seen in many cities.
This bus, ... [more]

Living conditions of horse not cruelty under Wyoming law

May 28, 2015 - From staff reports:  Local officials say living conditions for a horse at the corner of West Sunset Drive and North Eighth Street West in Riverton do not meet the threshold of ... [more]

School awards ceremony postponed

May 28, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 has postponed the annual district awards ceremony at Riverton Middle School scheduled for Friday so that faculty and staff ... [more]

What constitutes animal cruelty in community?

May 28, 2015 - Angela Rapone, Riverton:  Editor:
I also have watched the paint horse in the tiny, tiny corral as well for more than six months. He's located in the north pasture on Sunset Drive ... [more]

'Utterly disgusted' with recent outing at Rendezvous Ponds

May 27, 2015 - Kimberlee Raymond, Riverton:  Editor:
Recently we took our son fishing at the Rendezvous Ponds, and I want to say how utterly disgusted I was at the ponds and their maintenance.
There ... [more]

State hosts

May 27, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  If the 1-A basketball tournament is available, then Riverton ought to explore hosting it

The Wyoming High School Activities Association recently ... [more]

Investigation of 7-year-old's death ongoing; volunteers at crosswalks

May 26, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Authorities are continuing to investigate the fatal traffic incident that resulted in the death of 7-year-old Sophia Archer of Riverton on Friday.
No arrests ... [more]

Hats Off for Hope gala fundraiser set for Saturday

May 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  Organizers have announced that the sixth annual Hats Off for Hope gala is Saturday at the Holiday Inn in Riverton.
The event, which is sponsored by the Tough ... [more]

Rainfall sets records, causes mud slides and flood worries

May 26, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two precipitation records were set this weekend in Riverton, with rainfall causing mud slides and flooding scares throughout the area.
Riverton saw 1.06 inch ... [more]

Fighting Islamic State is good use of armed forces

May 26, 2015 - John F. Pryor, Riverton:  Editor:
It is outrageous what the Islamic State is doing, killing innocent Christians and other people and demolishing historic sites just because they aren't ... [more]

New pro takes Saltwater by 5 shots

May 26, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The tournament was shortened from 54 holes to 36 holes because of rainy weather.

Former BYU golfer Justin Kelley now has a professional title under ... [more]

Kelley fires a 64 for early Saltwater lead

May 24, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets Sports Editor:  Pro golfer Justin Kelley shot an 8-under par 64 before the rain came Saturday afternoon at the annual Saltwater Classic golf tournament at the Riverton Country ... [more]

Judge trims sentence for Rails to Trails killer; might be freed sooner

May 24, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A judge lowered the minimum sentence a convicted killer is to serve in jail in a May 22 order, making the teen eligible for parole sooner but not guaranteeing ... [more]

State says it still should be allowed to try to reinstate Eaton death penalty

May 24, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Lawyers for the state of Wyoming and a the former Riverton resident convicted of murder disagree over whether the state may again seek the death penalty ... [more]

Collision on city street Friday claims life of 7-year-old

May 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  Witnesses said the child was crossing the street near her home when she was struck by a passing vehicle.

A 7-year-old girl died Friday after she was ... [more]

'Ludicrous' to congratulate ourselves for big meth busts

May 24, 2015 - Peter Weiss, Riverton:  Editor:
While I do not condone the use of methamphetamine, I think it's ludicrous that law-enforcement is patting itself on the back for all the recent ... [more]

AAU volleyball team to play in Las Vegas

May 22, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The first two days are pool-play format, with bracket play on Monday.

Slam-N-Jam, an AAU volleyball team based in Riverton, is off to Las Vegas this ... [more]

Talented pro field headlines annual Saltwater Classic

May 22, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  New Riverton Country Club golf pro Bernie Blan has kept the annual Saltwater Classic one of the elite golf tournaments in the region.
The golfers open the ... [more]

Religious apps allow users to have greater understanding of Bible

May 22, 2015 - By Eric Depew, Riverton Ministerial Association:  Having smartphone, tablets and other mobile devices around has made information, opinions and our ability to work closer at hand. This is mostly a good thing. ... [more]

Could cloud seeding be causing this?

May 22, 2015 - Dan Steigler, Riverton:  Editor:
Who needs cloud seeding when it rains every day? I am not old-time Wyoming like some people, but I have been in the state for 19 years in one place or ... [more]

Cemetery rites, gun show among Memorial Day weekend events

May 22, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Volunteers are invited to help place more than 1,400 flags on graves at 9 a.m. Saturday at Mountain View Cemetery.
The grave of every veteran will be adorned ... [more]

Promoter sues regulator to bar imposing rules on bare-knuckle

May 22, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  A bare-knuckle fight promoter has sued the Association of Boxing Commissions and its president, saying the body is wrongly encouraging the City of Riverton to ... [more]


May 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Riverton student on dean's list
Michael Jones of Riverton has been named to the dean's list at Simpson University for the spring 2015 semester.
Jones ... [more]

Pinedale golfer wins Open regional round; Paxton 1-under at 71

May 21, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  When Pinedale High School junior Jordan Costello rolled in back-to-back birdies on No. 2 and No. 3, he felt good about his U.S. Open regional qualifying round ... [more]

Days Inn continues $1.4 million remodel

May 21, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The renovation includes 17 added rooms and a new spa area and exercise room.

For about $1.4 million, the Days Inn in Riverton underwent a remodel ... [more]