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Winter Carnival Crab Crack preps for big crowd Saturday

Jan 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A new addition to this weekend's 11th Annual Crab Crack event aligns with the Wild West Winter Carnival theme for 2014: "Snuggling in the Snow."
Local ... [more]

River Rats off to 9-1-1 start to hockey season

Jan 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  That's the most wins of any team in Wyoming's high school age bracket for the sport.

The Riverton River Rats high-school-age hockey team has jumped ... [more]

City entity working to turn 300-acre plot into commercial zone

Jan 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The state-owned lot lies just south of the Wyoming Honor Farm and has been the subject of discussions among state and local leaders since 2006.

The ... [more]

Medallion found on vacant lot in downtown Riverton

Jan 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Decades of annual searching finally were rewarded Wednesday when Betty Faden found the Wild West Winter Carnival Medallion.
The Riverton resident found the ... [more]

Stranded air traveler helped by 'exceptional young people'

Jan 28, 2014 - Beverly Higgs, Riverton:  Editor:
Recently I was scheduled to take a plane from Denver to Riverton. The flight was canceled by Great Lakes Airlines, which left us unable to leave until ... [more]

Riverton, Lander health care facilities to merge

Jan 28, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  In order to keep roughly 100 years of combined service in the county, Western Family Care of Riverton and Lander Medical Clinic of Lander are ... [more]

President has some persuading to do on NSA

Jan 28, 2014 - By Bruce Ackerman, For MCT News Service:  Civil libertarians in both the Democratic and Republican parties ought to make surveillance a key issue of the 2014 elections.

President Obama's ... [more]

Teens' large 'junk wood' bonfire causes concern

Jan 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Firefighters extinguished a bonfire Tuesday evening that was causing some concern for residents north of Riverton.
A woman reported the blaze at about 9 p.m. ... [more]

Achievers

Jan 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lorimer honored for handcart work
Scott Lorimer of Riverton was honored in November for his work acquiring land and developing historic sites related to ... [more]

Injuries reported in four-car wreck

Jan 23, 2014 - Staff:  A four-car accident took place Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of East Pershing Avenue and North Federal Boulevard in Riverton, resulting in the arrest ... [more]

Spring to bring two new cafes

Jan 23, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Old Town Coffee is creating a Riverton location, and Roasted Bean and Cuisine will open on Main Street.

Riverton residents looking for a place to sit ... [more]

Maintenance issues emerge at Riverton Branch Library

Jan 23, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Library Systems board of trustees is looking at ways to fund a maintenance issue concerning a drainage issue at the Riverton Branch ... [more]

Tribe fires back at state's challenge of EPA border ruling

Jan 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lawyers for the Northern Arapaho Tribe say Wyoming's petition against a recent ruling by the Environmental Protection Agency is "replete with errors of law and ... [more]

Don't let passion 'overpower our tact' during civil discourse

Jan 22, 2014 - Charles “Mike” Broadhead, Chief of police, Riverton:  Editor:
Over the past several months, I feel that there has been an increasing racially charged rhetoric in our community.
Internet-based chat boards give ... [more]

Cindy Hill ought to be praised, not persecuted

Jan 21, 2014 - Kathryn Cardovan, Riverton:  Editor:
What a total waste of time all this Cindy Hill business has been. I can't believe they are trying to get rid of her when her biggest "crime" was ... [more]

MLK Day draws equality marchers in city

Jan 21, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Traffic on North Federal Boulevard in Riverton came to a halt as hundreds rallied Monday for the Martin Luther King Equality Day beginning at Riverton City ... [more]

FCAG backs challenge to rez border ruling; calm response urged

Jan 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The recent Environmental Protection Agency opinion that ruled Riverton to be part of the Wind River Indian Reservation hasn't changed how the county and ... [more]

EPA ruling changes nothing for time being in Riverton

Jan 17, 2014 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
As mayor of the city of Riverton, I feel a strong obligation to respond to the recent EPA ruling declaring Riverton as Indian Country.
First of all, ... [more]

City names six to parks, trails plan committee

Jan 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton has named six new members to the Parks and Trails Master Plan Committee, which will serve as a planning group for the parks and trails in ... [more]

Tribe declines to give formal testimony on EPA decision

Jan 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  Representatives from the Northern Arapaho Tribe say it is inappropriate for them, at this time, to discuss formally a recent ruling by the Environmental ... [more]

Indoor Golf helps athletes keep skills sharp for spring

Jan 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The facility on North Federal Boulevard has three simulators for golfers who want to improve their game.

Area golfers have been perfecting their ... [more]

Final defendant in parking lot robbery bound over

Jan 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The third defendant arrested in connection with a mugging Nov. 10 in the Riverton Walmart's parking lot has been bound over to District Court. Curtis Oldman, ... [more]

Lower legal drinking age to 18

Jan 14, 2014 - Lena Wammer, Riverton:  Editor:
At the age of 18 we are being considered as adults. Being able to vote, go to war, purchase tobacco, get married, adopt a child, sign legal documents ... [more]

City gets good audit report; assets well ahead of liabilities

Jan 14, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  All financial operations for the City of Riverton received a passing grade in the annual audit summary from auditing firm Mader Tschacher Peterson & Co. ... [more]

Two Riverton restaurants go smoke-free

Jan 13, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Riverton residents looking to dine out or have a drink but do not like to sit in a smoky room have two more options. The Trailhead Family Restaurant stopped ... [more]

Lawmaker: State will resist optional Medicaid expansion under the ACA

Jan 13, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Meanwhile, a federally mandated increase in Medicaid can be covered comfortably by existing state revenues.

With revenues of about $3.7 billion ... [more]

Hypothermia likely cause of death in city park

Jan 10, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Initial autopsy results show Dana Eagle, 36, of Riverton, died of hypothermia before being found frozen at Riverton City Park. The reporting party called ... [more]

Firefighters to hone skills at weekend fire school

Jan 10, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Roughly 400 students are in Riverton on Saturday and Sunday
for the annual series of workshops.


About 400 students will be burning cars, breaking ... [more]

Two Riverton men charged in home robbery

Jan 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two young Riverton men are facing burglary charges for allegedly robbing a man's house Nov. 30 on the advice of his grandson.
Implicated are Clayton Reinick, ... [more]

Wells Fargo employees volunteer on Habitat build

Jan 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  The company donated $15,000 to the nonprofit organization in 2013.

The Habitat for Humanity affiliate for Fremont County had a workday Nov. 23. ... [more]