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Woman thrown from motorcycle during wreck

Jul 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Police Department responded to a traffic accident involving a motorcycle Thursday morning near the 1600 block of North Federal Boulevard.
The ... [more]

Babe Ruth stars ready for postseason action

Jul 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton 15-year-old all-star baseball manager Jeff Madrigal isn't concerned his team will only have a week of practice time before the district postseason ... [more]

RPD calls Monday death of 22-year-old 'suspicious'

Jul 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local officials are investigating the Monday morning death of Juan Carlos Galvan, 22, of Riverton.
Galvan died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, but Fremont ... [more]

Resurfacing UW field previews eventual RHS task

Jul 9, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Nothing lasts forever.
It seems like just yesterday that the natural grass at War Memorial Stadium on the campus of the University of Wyoming was replaced by ... [more]

University of Wyoming golfer wins the state amateur in Riverton

Jul 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  University of Wyoming golfer Eddie Stewart won the 91st Wyoming Amateur Championship Sunday afternoon by two strokes at the Riverton Country Club.
Stewart ... [more]

Man may get five to seven years in Riverton stabbing

Jul 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Fort Washakie man who stabbed a Riverton woman in February should face five to seven years in prison after a judge accepted his plea agreement. In the deal, ... [more]

Waxler grabs 36-hole lead in state amateur tourney

Jul 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The former Riverton High School golfer stands 5 under par with one round to go.

Riverton golfer Zach Waxler has built a two-stroke lead after the ... [more]

The way it was: VFW Cooties -- 1939

Jul 7, 2013 - Staff:  Early summer brought good news to Riverton in 1939 when it was announced that the Wyoming State Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention would be held in the ... [more]

Lawmaker says money for municipalities is a priority

Jul 7, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, told Riverton city leaders that he'll push for infrastructure funding for cities and towns next winter.
"We're worried ... [more]

Volunteers will make or break big Little League tournament

Jul 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Little League president Jason Muehler needs the help from the community.
Muehler is preparing to host the district tournament July 17-20 at the Ron ... [more]

Ricos win June Yard of the Month honor

Jul 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Garden Club awarded Ruth Rico, at 1416 Aspen Drive in Riverton, its Yard of the Month honor for June.
The awards are only given out in the ... [more]

Walton, McCarty marry

Jul 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Heidi Walton and Bryant McCarty were married Feb. 15, 2013, in Draper, Utah.
The bride is the daughter of Scott and Jeri Walton of Riverton. She is a 2007 ... [more]

Vodopich and Rose to wed July 13

Jul 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Carie Vodopich, the daughter of Allen and Susan Vodopich of Riverton, is engaged to Andrew Rose, the son of Doug and Mary Rose of Gillette.
The future bride ... [more]

Fairgrounds serves a vital role for Fremont County

Jul 5, 2013 - Chris Linton, Riverton:  Editor:
Too often, Riverton residents breeze by the Fremont County Fairgrounds without even giving it a thought.
Or if there is a thought, it might be that ... [more]

Shooters sharpen their skills

Jul 5, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Black powder gunmen take aim at the 1838 Rendezvous range

Black powder musket shooters are sharpening their skills this week at the 1838 Rendezvous ... [more]

Regulators reel off four straight wins to take Casper trophy

Jul 3, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Regulators 12-and-under traveling baseball team took a fourth seed into Sunday play at the Casper Big Bang tournament and finished with four ... [more]

Real holiday is July 5, when the improper fireworks finally end

Jul 3, 2013 - Saundra Caey, Riverton:  Editor:
I consider myself to be as patriotic as the next person, but here is why I usually don't look forward to the Fourth of July.
It is because of all the ... [more]

County's surplus could have been shared with public

Jul 3, 2013 - William Borwegen, Riverton:  Editor:
It came to my attention that the Fremont County Commissioners had $1 million extra in their budget.
Because my Social Security benefits have not ... [more]

County's July Fourth festivities to span two days

Jul 3, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's holiday schedule is booked solid with rodeos, races, barbecues and fireworks and includes the communities of Pavillion, Lander and Dubois. ... [more]

Good Sams round up in Riverton

Jul 3, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Good Sam Samboree, the annual meeting of the state's Good Sam clubs, was June 20-24 at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.
Roughly 73 recreational ... [more]

Crews tearing down Lincoln

Jul 2, 2013 - Staff:  An employee of Precision Demolition of Mills created a large cloud of dust as his backhoe bucket separated materials from the demolition of Lincoln Elementary ... [more]

Raiders on short end of 23-14 game vs. Powell

Jul 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Monday morning make-up game between Riverton and Powell turned into a scoring spree, but not on the strength of hard hitting. 
Riverton sent 15 batters to ... [more]

BR all-star teams announced; postseason starts this month

Jul 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riverton's Babe Ruth all-star baseball teams have been announced. The teams start district tournament play later this month.he 15-year old and 14-year old ... [more]

Phillies win when it counts, win Babe Ruth title

Jul 2, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The Phillies pulled off the upset in convincing fashion Monday over the previously unbeaten Giants to win the Riverton Babe Ruth baseball championship ... [more]

Airline subsidy might have merit, but contentions in letter were wrong

Jul 2, 2013 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
In a letter to the editor on June 17, Mr. Ken Prentice presented the idea of subsidizing our airline for better service. This idea may have merit, but ... [more]

Acres tandem wins fishing tourney

Jun 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander's Brown fourth overall in same Boysen field

Clint Acres of Riverton and 13-year-old nephew Ben Acres of Casper won the Wyoming Walleye ... [more]

Make commissioner pay raises subject to voter OK on ballot

Jun 30, 2013 - Jerry Humphreys, Riverton:  Editor:
I have an idea about what the Fremont County Commissioners are paid.
Each election year there would be a line on the ballot asking if the current ... [more]

Musicians warm up for Hot Notes Cool Nights

Jun 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College summer band will perform concerts at 7 p.m. every Monday through Aug. 5, alternating between the city parks in Lander and Riverton. ... [more]

Riverton Rotary Club racing to Era-DUCK-ate polio

Jun 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Rotary Club will launch 1,200 rubber ducks into the Wind River upstream of the Riverwalk on July 13 in an effort to raise money to stamp out polio ... [more]

Trial date set for Riverton woman with link to assault

Jun 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  Cecelia Gayle Shakespeare, 28, of Riverton, is scheduled to appear before a jury in August in connection with an alleged assault on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Little League all-star teams announced

Jun 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton has put together two Little League all-star baseball teams for postseason play.
Riverton will have one 9- to 10-year-old all-star squad and an 11- ... [more]

Rockies, Giants win Little League titles

Jun 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Phillies ace Hayden Wempen overpowered the Rockies on the mound and with his bat in a 9-0 victory to win the Riverton Little League major division title game ... [more]

RMS names students on fourth-quarter honor roll

Jun 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riverton Middle School recently recognized the students who were named to the fourth-quarter honor roll for the 2012-13 school year.

4.0 GPA
Eighth ... [more]

Effort to 'destroy' Cindy Hill a cruel waste of time

Jun 28, 2013 - Caryl Lefford, Riverton:  Editor:
I hope Reps. Miller, Goggles, Larson and Campbell can see how ridiculous this new report criticizing Superintendent Cindy Hill really is.
I went to ... [more]

New timetable, same need

Jun 28, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  SLIB said no to a grant for the Riverton justice center, but the effort will continue

Supporters of plans to build a new location in Riverton for ... [more]

Unbeaten Giants top seed in Babe Ruth tourney

Jun 27, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Giants of the Riverton Babe Ruth League finished the regular season unbeaten with a 12-0 mark.
The team is the No. 1 seed for the postseason tournament. ... [more]

Smith's celebrates store renovation

Jun 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Doors opened on a remodeled Smith's Food and Drug store Wednesday morning during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1200 W. Main St.
Employees, Smith's executives, ... [more]

Concert brought back memories of how important music was for the nation's morale

Jun 27, 2013 - Robert C. Oberheu, Riverton:  Editor:
I take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to all who were involved in bringing the Glenn Miller Orchestra to Riverton.
What a great, great ... [more]

Parade marches down Main

Jun 26, 2013 - Staff:  Children favored clown costumes during the annual Shriner's children parade down Main Street in Riverton on Wednesday before the circus at 2 p.m. at the ... [more]

Giants, Reds in minors finale; fireworks to follow the games

Jun 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Little League hosts a fireworks show Thursday night.
The Riverton City Council approved the show at Tuesday night's meeting.
Riverton Little League ... [more]