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Taco vendor brings an 'LA experience'

May 15, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  It took about three years for a young couple to start their own business in Fremont County, but persistence finally paid off.
Martin Gonzalez and Yufna ... [more]

Columnist shared the fun essence of traveling

May 15, 2014 - Barb Rogers, Riverton:  Editor:
l loved Chris Peck's column on his travels in the April 18 Ranger. First, I had to look up the lyrics to "Marrakesh Express" by Crosby, Stills, Nash ... [more]

Stolen car in Riverton leads to Tuesday pursuit in Lander

May 15, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  Officers from throughout the county were involved in an incident involving a stolen vehicle at about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The call was initiated in Riverton ... [more]

Help was available from many sources for abandoned dog

May 14, 2014 - Coleen Dunn, Riverton:  Editor:
To Linda Rood, your letter in Sunday's paper about the abandoned little dog was absolutely heartbreaking. But what saddened and angered me even more ... [more]

Gard announces mayoral candidacy

May 14, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  He's the second candidate for the office.

Riverton city councilman Richard Gard announced his intention Wednesday to run for mayor.
Current Mayor ... [more]

When you have a house on a hill, you can be asking for real trouble

May 13, 2014 - Al Derrey, Riverton:  Editor:
It has been interesting to read about the hill slide in Jackson that has evacuated the neighborhood and threatened business down below. Some house ... [more]

Multiple charges against woman arrested Friday in drug, endangerment case

May 13, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Tlana Jealous, 22, of Riverton, was arrested at about 2 p.m. Friday in the 600 block of West Main Street for possession of methamphetamine, use of ... [more]

Abandoned, loyal little dog made heart-wrenching choice

May 12, 2014 - Linda Rood, Riverton:  Editor:
This is an open letter to whoever lost or, probably, dumped a little black-and-tan dog on Cooper Road.
This little dog showed up on Tuesday ... [more]

Good day for HS rodeo kids in Newcastle

May 9, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County cowgirls and cowboys had a productive high school rodeo last weekend in Newcastle, with many strong performances in the arena.
The event had ... [more]

Foundation announces Chief Washakie award recipients

May 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Chief Washakie scholarships recently were awarded to 16 University of Wyoming students for the coming academic year.
They will be recognized at the American ... [more]

County students receive scholarship

May 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Kaiser Foundation has awarded $3,000 scholarships to 15 graduating seniors from Wyoming high schools, including three students from Fremont County. ... [more]

Man says 'not guilty' to kidnapping event on rez that ended in Riverton

May 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man has pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and domestic violence charges in a case that raises jurisdictional issues.
The Fremont County Attorney's ... [more]

IDEA director moving on

May 8, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Christopherson has held the position for 10 years

Phil Christopherson is moving to Gillette after 10 years as executive director of IDEA Inc., ... [more]

Think carefully before filling out military survey for young people

May 8, 2014 - Misti Bolte, Riverton:  Editor:
To all parents with children between the ages of 16 and 24: My daughter recently received a survey addressed to her, along with $2 in the mail ... [more]

Minimal damage in 'scary' lightning strike

May 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A lightning strike April 26 may have been exciting for local residents, but the incident was relatively minor for the Riverton Volunteer Fire Department.
RVFD ... [more]

Tornado in rural area causes no damage Tuesday

May 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A small-scale tornado swept through rural Fremont County on Tuesday afternoon, whipping up debris and dust over open country about 20 miles north of Riverton. ... [more]

Unrestrained boy hurt in DUI car wreck

May 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  A 3-year-old Riverton boy suffered serious injuries Saturday in a one-vehicle traffic accident that reportedly involved an intoxicated driver.
Officials said ... [more]

Rink think

May 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton has no public ice skating area outdoors, but volunteers and city rec leaders plan to change that

Decades ago in Riverton, many local ... [more]

Holguin tops fight cards at Eagles hall

May 2, 2014 - Staff:  Professional boxing returns to Riverton with a seven-fight card Friday, May 2, at the Riverton Eagles Hall at the intersection of North Broadway and East ... [more]

Stafford, Sales marry Dec. 21

May 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  Emma Sales and Mason Stafford were married Dec. 21, 2013, at Calvary Chapel in Bozeman, Mont.
The bride is the daughter of Scott and Sandy Sales, of Bozeman, ... [more]

DAR Community Service Award goes to Armstrong

May 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton resident Joan Armstrong received the DAR Community Service Award at the March meeting of the Fremont Chapter NSDAR.
The award is presented to ... [more]

'Wake up' and give appearance of Riverton some more thought

May 2, 2014 - Joseph K. Streeter, Riverton:  Editor:
The mayor has made many comments in the past about the beautiful City of Riverton. Maybe he should take a drive through the city and look at all the ... [more]

In centennial year, 4-H carnival Saturday

May 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County 4-H Carnival is this weekend in Riverton, offering games, crafts, prizes and food to all participants.
Organizers say they stuck to ... [more]

Riverton resident opens a CruiseOne franchise

May 1, 2014 - From staff reports:  Marie Freeman of Riverton recently completed an intensive training program to become a certified CruiseOne Vacation Specialist in Riverton.
As a franchise ... [more]

Mill Creek Metals turns attention to recycled materials

May 1, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  High demand driving up price of metals

Mill Creek Metals is under new management after two acquisitions that were spurred by booming recycled metals ... [more]

Make early morning flight a priority at the airport

Apr 30, 2014 - Donald Scheilick, Riverton:  Editor:
I have always liked flying from Riverton Regional Airport and have no problem with the small airplanes. They fly just like any other plane. But ... [more]

Rails to Trails suspect sentenced

Apr 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  John Kalani Potter helped kill one person and permanently injure another person on the recreation path in 2013.

A judge meted out a stiff sentence ... [more]

New initiative puts consequences on display

Apr 29, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Students will get to experience jail cells, court hearings and emergency room setups at the Life RU Ready event May 6.

Fremont County ... [more]

Banks say settlement check transactions are going 'smoothly'

Apr 29, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Many banks in Riverton saw a lot of activity Wednesday when oil and gas settlement checks of $6,300 were delivered to roughly 9,700 Northern Arapaho tribal ... [more]

The EPA border ruling is 'correct,' so please send the back payment for royalties

Apr 28, 2014 - Lane Turner, Riverton:  Editor:
I believe the EPA decision about Riverton and all areas with in 50 miles of the Wind River Indian Reservation to be correct. I also believe that if ... [more]