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First lottery in Wyoming

Apr 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Likely enticed by the 6 percent commission, many local business owners are eager to learn how they could sell lottery tickets when the Wyoming Lottery launches ... [more]

Dog park proposed at abandoned Tonkin Stadium site in city

Apr 25, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton's Parks and Trails Master Plan Committee made a pitch Tuesday to the Fremont County School District 25 school board for the creation of a dog park at ... [more]

Fremont County residents promoted in National Guard

Apr 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  Two Fremont County residents have been promoted in the Wyoming Army National Guard.
Tyler Goulart, of Riverton, and Brett Roanhorse, of Fort Washakie, were ... [more]

Byers, Scott to marry June 28

Apr 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  Diann and Kenn Palmer, of Riverton, and Wade and Leslie Byers, of Colorado, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Shanda Byers, to Gregory ... [more]

Easter fire at motel requires evac; no injuries or big damage

Apr 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Guests at the Tomahawk Motor Lodge in Riverton had to evacuate their rooms on Easter Sunday after a fire began in the motel's basement laundry room.
No one ... [more]

Big settlement checks arrive for Arapahos; Shoshones to get theirs in a few more days

Apr 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Oil and gas settlement checks for Northern Arapaho tribal members began arriving in Fremont County this week. One immediate effect was an uptick in trade at ... [more]

WyoLotto aims to go live in August

Apr 23, 2014 - By Anne McGowan, Staff Writer:  A workshop for businesses interested in selling Powerball and Mega Millions tickets will be Thursday in Riverton.

Wyoming Lottery Corporation chief ... [more]

Solid waste board cuts hours at three county facilities

Apr 23, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District Board has approved a raft of changes designed to cut costs, including reducing hours at the Riverton, Lander ... [more]

The way it was: Route to Yellowstone -- 1972

Apr 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  In the spring of 1972, Wyoming was excited about the centennial of Yellowstone National Park. As part of the half-year commemoration of the establishment of ... [more]

Digest

Apr 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  NOLS scholarships available
Scholarships are available for those who dream of spending their summer backpacking, horse packing, rafting or climbing ... [more]

Three city employees recognized for service

Apr 18, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton's mayor and city council gave appreciative and heartfelt farewells to three retiring city employees on April 1.
Gold watches were presented to ... [more]

Lands manager retires after 37 years with city

Apr 18, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Paul Throckmartin said he had dirty job duties when he started working for the City of Riverton more than 37 years ago.
In 1976, he began his service to the ... [more]

Church announces Easter Sunday buffet, services

Apr 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Lighthouse Bible Church will have its Easter Sunday gathering at 10:30 a.m. at the REACH Foundation in Riverton.
A breakfast buffet begins at 7:30 a.m. ... [more]

Heritage center hosting spring open house Saturday

Apr 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Residents and visitors are invited to the Wind River Heritage Center spring open house this weekend for a cookout and birthday party for the late Jake ... [more]

Huge field wrestled for medals at Riverton's USA tournament

Apr 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton USA wrestling club had nearly 300 athletes battling for medals Saturday at the Rumble at the Rendezvous tournament at Wolverine Gym.
The ... [more]

Miss Ginnys Roost brings creole cuisine to Riverton

Apr 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A New Orleans taste is migrating from Pavillion to Riverton this month with the opening of Miss Ginny's Roost at 400 N. Federal Blvd., formerly the location of ... [more]

Second egg found; prize money to be donated to rec path project

Apr 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The second egg in The Ranger's annual Easter Egg Hunt has been found, but the winner has something different in mind for his prize.
The egg was found Tuesday ... [more]

First Easter egg found Tuesday on Webbwood

Apr 15, 2014 - Staff:  Carl King of Riverton is $200 richer Tuesday after finding the first of the two Ranger Easter eggs.
King found the egg along Webbwood Road near the new ... [more]

No plea deal in robbery outside store; trial set

Apr 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  One defendant in the case of a November mugging at Walmart is headed to trial on May 12.
Deputy Fremont County attorney Dan Stebner and public defender Terry ... [more]

Spartan boys ring up big win on track

Apr 15, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Middle School Spartans steamrolled to the eighth-grade team championship Saturday at Wolverine Track.
Riverton pilled up 214 points in the ... [more]

Dennison music series launching a TV broadcast

Apr 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  "Live From the Dennison Lodge" enters its third season Thursday with Nashville-based singer/songwriter Pierce Pettis gracing the Didier Stage.
Pettis will be ... [more]

Counseling service for military personnel preps for open house events

Apr 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Therapists with the Soldiers Project donate their time and commit to working with one client each.

Three opening events are scheduled in the coming ... [more]

LeBrun to challenge Bennett for top job

Apr 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After five years walking "a step behind" the Fremont County Attorney, Patrick LeBrun announced Sunday that he wants to lead.
LeBrun is running as a ... [more]

Former Riverton man among those challenging same-sex marriage laws in Wyoming

Apr 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two Casper men will meet with the Fremont County Democrats this weekend to talk about a lawsuit challenging Wyoming marriage laws.
Carl Oleson and Robert ... [more]

Trio charged in hammer killing set for September trial

Apr 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Three defendants charged in connection with the brutal March 7 death of a Riverton man pleaded not guilty Thursday in Lander District Court.
District Court ... [more]

Quoted in the news

Apr 11, 2014 - Staff:  It is with a heavy heart that we are sending this notice that Bill Urbigkit has passed away. Please keep his family in your thoughts during this very difficult ... [more]

City wants increase in fees for water, sewer, sanitation

Apr 11, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton is proposing an increase of $3.11 to the average family's monthly utility bill.
The plan was announced Tuesday during a council work ... [more]

Middle school track meet Saturday at RHS

Apr 11, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Spartans middle school track and field coach Travis McIntosh has the opportunity to show off his team Saturday at the Riverton Spartan Invitational. ... [more]

'Time immemorial' is a long time to claim reservation homeland

Apr 10, 2014 - Walter Gray-Dennis, Riverton:  Editor:
The land of the Wind River Indian Reservation has been the "Shoshone homeland" since time immemorial? The tribal leader who said that in The Ranger ... [more]

Honor Farm land development runs risk of repeating experience of city's downtown lot

Apr 9, 2014 - Jerry Humphreys, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to know from the City of Riverton if there have been some stores or house builders who have said they want to build on the land by the ... [more]