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Work to improve parks and trails is working

Oct 14, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  While working on a master planning document to present to the Riverton City Council early next year, the city sponsored Parks and Trails Master Planning ... [more]

Alley dumpster service ending in residential Riverton

Oct 14, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Purchase and delivery of 1,200, 95-gallon rollout trash containers is under way in Riverton as larger alley dumpsters are replaced in most locations of the ... [more]

Free parking

Oct 10, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The city is right not to impose parking regulations on the free lot

The front-page picture on Thursday's Ranger tells Riverton all it needs to know ... [more]

Council decides not to slap regulations on city parking lot downtown

Oct 9, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council voted Tuesday to leave the city-owned downtown parking lot unregulated.
The lot in question is on East Fremont Avenue between North ... [more]

Council decides to write regulations for city parking lot

Sep 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council made the decision Tuesday to move forward on developing regulations for a city parking lot downtown.
The use of the lot, which sits ... [more]

Beautification committee could help city, council members told

Sep 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council is considering forming a new beautification committee, and members discussed different responsibilities the committee could take. ... [more]

Damp summer kept water use lower; new pump to cost $520,000

Sep 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has voted to replace 32-year-old pump at the local water treatment plant.
The pump is one of three that have been in place at the ... [more]

Detox facility hosting an 'empty bowl' fundraiser

Sep 12, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Center of Hope is having its first "Filling an Empty Bowl" fundraiser Oct. 23 in the Fremont Center at the Fremont County Fairgrounds in Riverton.
Helen ... [more]

Citizens speak out on and say 'no' to mandatory trash change

Sep 11, 2014 - Vickie Evans, Riverton:  Editor:
Riverton citizens, we are in serious danger in our beautiful community.
Just recently we went again to cast our votes and to make your choices to ... [more]

City OKs grant app for runway work

Sep 10, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The FAA will administer the grant to pay for the design, which will be used when the city requests bids for construction next year.

Local officials ... [more]

Alleys and dumpsters

Sep 5, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The city ought to keep open the option of limited dumpster service

The problem faced by the City of Riverton in municipal trash collection involving ... [more]

City expects rollout trash receptacles to arrive by November

Sep 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  City council made decision after contentious discussion

The decision to eliminate most of the residential alley dumpsters in Riverton and replace ... [more]

City defends its effort on weed control; hundreds of contacts made

Sep 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Responding to criticism from residents, Riverton city staff say departmental employees are working to control weeds in town.
The topic came up again Tuesday ... [more]

1 percent tax fund contains $2.36 million; Pure Gas Road project next up

Aug 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has approved a bid advertisement for a widening and overlay project on Pure Gas Road.
The work will be paid for using 1 percent ... [more]

Council cuts trash hours, votes to eliminate alley dumpsters in Riverton

Aug 27, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  How they voted
Riverton City Council members who voted to cut trash collection hours and require roll-out containers instead of alley dumpsters were ... [more]

EMS director says workers are spread thin in county due to budget cuts

Aug 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Operational changes at the Fremont County ambulance department will have a direct effect in Riverton, said Emergency Medical Services director Joe Zillmer.
He ... [more]

West Nile virus detected in city

Aug 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Area residents have been warned to be vigilant in avoiding mosquitoes now that West Nile virus has been detected in city limits.
Local resident and mayoral ... [more]

Cannon blast OK'd at home football games this season

Aug 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A small-bore cannon will go off every time the Riverton High School football team scores a touchdown at Wolverine Field this fall.
The Riverton City Council ... [more]

The city lot

Jul 30, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Is there a bona fide reason to impose new regulations?

The sight of commercial vehicles from a couple of companies occupying spaces around the clock ... [more]

Commercial parking in downtown lot concerns city officials

Jul 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton city officials are weighing potential changes to parking regulations at the public lot on Fremont Avenue and Broadway.
The lot is not regulated at ... [more]

City seeks bigger voice in county solid waste picture

Jul 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Members of the Riverton City Council requested more communication from the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District during a regular meeting this month. ... [more]

Meeting on parks, paths draws mostly negative words

Jul 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Most comments were negative as Riverton community members shared their opinions about local parks and trails during a city council work session July 8.
Some ... [more]

City OKs City Park site for planned skate park

Jul 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The skate area will be 68 feet wide and 166 feet long, with
protective berms on either side.


The City of Riverton has approved a location for a ... [more]

City OKs two fireworks displays

Jun 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Residents living near Ron Saban Little League Complex worry the show June 26 will harm veterans.

The Riverton City Council approved two fireworks ... [more]

City approves $21.9 million budget

Jun 11, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council approved a $21.9 million budget Tuesday for fiscal year 2014-2015 after noting some highlights and changes that had been made since ... [more]

A valued service

Jun 6, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Public reaction to losing alley trash collection shows it is valued highly

The Riverton City Council apparently has been getting an earful from alley ... [more]

City closes in on new public works director

Jun 6, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council and members of the public met the only finalist for the position of public works director this week.
A meet-and-greet with Kyle ... [more]

Council reconsidering trash issue

Jun 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to reconsider its May 20 decision requiring residents to use rollout containers instead of alley dumpsters ... [more]

Dumping dumpsters

May 30, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  If the City of Riverton follows through on its announced plan to eliminate trash pickup from alley "dumpsters" and require everyone to use curbside rollout ... [more]

City plans to do away with alley trash pick-up, require curbside only

May 29, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has approved new, four-day-a-week operation of sanitation services for residents in order to accommodate changes from the Fremont ... [more]