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Teen defendants in bike path murder want their cases in juvenile system

Jan 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The two teenaged defendants in the Rails to Trails homicide case are seeking to have their cases moved to juvenile court.
The Fremont County Attorney's ... [more]

Cedars Health opens in Riverton

Jan 2, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Predictions of Riverton having fewer doctors to care for its residents have proved true recently as more physicians leave their positions at area clinics. ... [more]

Tribes' push on air quality has nothing to do with air quality

Dec 30, 2013 - Pam Noriega, Riverton:  Editor:
Mr. Breight, well said (letter to the editor Sunday, Dec. 15).
The EPA ruling letting the tribes monitor air quality has nothing to do with air ... [more]

Contractor asks for help with Riverview project

Dec 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  Citizens are reminded that it is a violation of state and federal laws to tamper with orange barrels and cones inside of a roadway construction work zone.
The ... [more]

City public works director fighting back from tumor, stroke

Dec 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  An important recovery process has taken over the daily life of a longtime Riverton municipal official.
Bill Urbigkit was diagnosed earlier in the year with a ... [more]

Shop ruined, chickens safe after rural fire

Dec 30, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured, and the incident does not appear to be
suspicious -- although it was unusual.


Firefighters were surrounded by chickens Thursday ... [more]

Riverton man OK after night spent in vehicle

Dec 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  The 32-year-old Riverton man who was the subject of a search and rescue operation on Christmas Eve was reunited with his family members at about 6 p.m. ... [more]

Two-vehicle crash sends three to hospital

Dec 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three people were taken to Riverton Memorial Hospital on Thursday afternoon after a two-vehicle accident at West Sunset and Flag drives.
Officials said no one ... [more]

Flash fire at compressor injures man on Christmas

Dec 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man was injured Wednesday in a flash fire explosion at a compressor station south of town.
David Crichton, 36, was flown to the University of Utah ... [more]

Man found dead Sunday in Riverton City Park

Dec 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man was found dead Sunday morning at City Park.
Officials said his body was frozen.
Dana Eagle, 36, of Riverton, will be autopsied Thursday in ... [more]

Christmas 1959: Inside the downtown 'Santa Hut'

Dec 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Ranger Christmas Eve tradition is continued below with the reprinting of a piece of seasonal coverage from the past.
In 1959, Riverton children enjoyed the ... [more]

Elks Club packs up Christmas dinners to go

Dec 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  If it's Christmas, then you'll find Riverton Elks Club members filling boxes with holiday food to go.
Riverton's BPOE Elks and DOES spent time Monday at their ... [more]

Volunteers 'humbled' by Christmas gift program

Dec 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  More than a dozen needy families in Fremont County are getting Christmas gifts this year from members of the United Presbyterian Church in Riverton.
"It's ... [more]

Santa season: St. Nick dons the red and white many times and at many places

Dec 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Every year around Christmas time, Robert Espinoza is struck by the spirit of Santa Claus.
"It's something that can't be explained," he said. "It just comes ... [more]

EPA ruling on reservation 'is unlawful' and 'cannot be honored by the state'

Dec 22, 2013 - Matthew H. Mead, Governor, Cheyenne:  Editor:
The Environmental Protection Agency's administrative action expanding the Wind River Indian Reservation raises many questions. Here are a few of ... [more]

Christmas services in many churches Tuesday, Wednesday

Dec 22, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton-area churches plan a variety of special services and musical programs for the Christmas holiday.

Christmas Eve
Most local congregations are ... [more]

Two county schools to participate in UW robotics research project

Dec 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  Can gaming and robotics be used to teach computational thinking skills to middle school students in culturally sensitive ways?
A multidisciplinary University ... [more]

Elks request donations in holiday meal delivery

Dec 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  Members of the Elks Lodge in Riverton hope to deliver 150 holiday meals to local families next week, but the group needs more donations from residents.
People ... [more]

Congress should consider impeaching the president

Dec 20, 2013 - Gloria Gregory, Riverton:  Editor:
I am not a Democrat. I am not a Republican. I am a registered Independent and have voted in every election I was eligible for more than 50 years. It ... [more]

Mead says state won't honor EPA rez ruling

Dec 20, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Gov. Matt Mead has written to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy saying Wyoming won't honor her agency's recent determination that ... [more]

Drennen freed: Former murder convict released after nearly four years in prison

Dec 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Nearly three years after being convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison, Gabriel Drennen is a free man.
District Court Judge Norman E. ... [more]

Devon donates $500 to Habitat for Humanity

Dec 19, 2013 - Staff:  Habitat for Humanity, Wind River Country recently received a donation of $500 from Devon Energy. The donation will go toward the purchase of construction ... [more]

Most people probably would not mind a higher tax on beer

Dec 19, 2013 - Trey Landsdoun, Riverton:  Editor:
The Riverton mayor wants the state to raise the tax on beer. I think this would be all right with most people. I would guess that most people who buy ... [more]

Tough mission

Dec 19, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Traditional veterans groups are making difficult, good decisions

Riverton-area veterans groups had a difficult choice to make earlier this year. ... [more]

Charges dropped against Drennen

Dec 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Man convicted of 2010 murder expected to be freed

After serving three years of a life sentence for first-degree murder, a Riverton man is expected to ... [more]

Hill: Wyoming's citizens deserve answers on costly state investigation

Dec 18, 2013 - Cindy Hill, Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction:  Editor:
On I sent the following letter to the members of the Wyoming Legislature regarding the work of the Select Investigative Committee:
Dear ... [more]

Turn vacant lot downtown into paid parking for businesses

Dec 18, 2013 - Mike Jorgus, Riverton:  Editor:
I have a suggestion for using the vacant lot at Fifth and Main in downtown Riverton that the City of Riverton owns if nothing is going to be built ... [more]

False claim of assault leads to arrest of city man

Dec 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Riverton man was arrested Thursday after he called law enforcement to make a false claim about an assault.
Nathon Brewer, 39, of Riverton, reported the ... [more]

After third appeal, man serving life for murder now faces lesser charge

Dec 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Gabriel Drennen was previously found guilty of murder for the shooting death of Leroy Hoster, 29, on May 2, 2010.

After his third appeal, a man who ... [more]

Funding for more public transportation 'very unlikely'

Dec 17, 2013 - Diane Watley, Riverton:  Editor:
I read the letter from the young man I take to be an exchange student of some kind from Germany. He talked about having more public transportation. ... [more]