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Privatizing county EMS is 'a wild idea'

Editor:
I hope they don't privatize the county ambulance. I just think service will suffer if they do it. This has been our local county's job for many years, ...

Farmers market returns Wednesday at new location and with new goods

Riverton's weekly farmers market is returning for its fourth summer, this year in a new location and with a range of goods that can be sold for the first time ...

Riverton man pleading not guilty in March robbery case

A Riverton man pleaded not guilty May 7 to three charges related to an armed robbery in March at a Lander hotel.
John Michael Dick, who was 27 at the time of ...

Riverton has had several swimming pools in its 109-year history, but this one was the first.
The "reservoir pool" used water from the Riverton Canal that was ...

EPA ought to concern itself with more important tribal jurisdictions than Riverton's

Editor:
Where does it say the EPA has any authority to return lands to the Native Americans? If, in fact, they do, why don't they go after some real ...

Good to see our students getting college chances

Editor:
It is so good to see the Fremont County students who are signing up to participate in sports teams at college after graduating high school. I enjoy ...

Suspicious substance in envelope spurs evacuation of Riverton court

No one was injured in an incident involving a white, powdery substance that was sent to the Riverton courthouse Thursday afternoon.
The substance later was ...

Trial dates set in three sexual assault cases

Trials are scheduled for Sept. 21 in similar but unrelated child sex abuse cases for three Fremont County men.
District Court Judge Norman E. Young set the ...

City awards bid for fire hydrant replacement to Riverton company

The 2015 fire hydrant replacement project has been awarded to Viper Underground of Riverton.
The company was the lowest bidder with a price tag of about ...

Her teams went to state four of her seven seasons at the helm.

After leading the Riverton Lady Wolverines volleyball team for seven seasons, head ...

Expanding cloud seeding could 'improve things around here'

Editor:
The editorial on cloud seeding made a good point. Yes, expanding cloud seeding to a big enough area to really add to runoff and storage in the lakes ...

Old West crime

Livestock theft is a growing concern in Wyoming and the West

Cattle rustling? Really?
Really.
When the Wyoming Legislature's committee on ...

The structure included two shops, a mechanics bay, an office area and a second-story apartment complex, which was vacant.

A shop full of equipment ...

Willow Creek school breaks ground May 28

A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Willow Creek Elementary in Riverton is set to take place at 2 p.m. May 28 at 1200 E. Monroe Ave., where the school will ...

Bar and grill liquor license is city's first; airport eatery available again

The City of Riverton has granted its only bar and grill liquor license to business owner Patricia Fullmer, who opened the mafia-themed restaurant Main ...

The Riverton High School Drama Club performs Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Robert A. Peck Arts ...

New lawyers ordered for defendants in big meth case

Riverton Circuit Court was packed on Monday, with two extra folding tables and a dozen more chairs in place than normal to accommodate the nine defendants and ...

Citizens have a role in 1 percent

Editor:
Another thought here on the City of Riverton planning what is called a "holistic" approach to finding things to fix up with the 1 percent tax money. ...

Inmate who died in Torrington prison had Riverton ties

A former Riverton resident serving time at the medium-security prison in Torrington has died after a lengthy illness.
Department officials say 55-year-old ...

Rails to Trails killer finishes work camp, seeks reduction

A convicted killer is asking a judge to reduce his sentence to allow him out on probation.
Santana Mendoza, 17, is serving a sentence of 12 to 18 years in ...

 
 

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