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Feb 7, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Interpretations vary on the EPA ruling, as well they might

Opinions, conclusions and misinformation are permeating the atmosphere of comment and ... [more]

Rails to Trails suspect pleads to manslaughter charge

Feb 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The case of his alleged accomplice has yet to be resolved.

One defendant charged in a May attack on the Rails to Trails path in Riverton pleaded ... [more]

Ron Thon field draws every state mat team but one

Feb 6, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wrestling begins Friday morning at Riverton High School and Riverton Middle School.

With the state wrestling tournament coming later this month, the ... [more]

Radio group buys four stations

Feb 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  Edwards Group, the parent company of Riverton radio stations KVOW/KTAK, has entered into an agreement to buy four radio stations and one translator in Wyoming. ... [more]

Community concern eased holiday emergency greatly

Feb 6, 2014 - The Peden family, Riverton:  Editor:
As a family, we would like to voice our appreciation for the many hours spent on Christmas Eve search and rescue efforts to find Adam.
We were so ... [more]

Fire damages apartment complex, but no injuries

Feb 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The blaze originated in Apartment 3, where some remodeling equipment may have been blocking a floor heater.

No one was injured in a fire that was ... [more]

A 2-year-old has more sense than all of Washington, D.C.

Feb 5, 2014 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Editor:
Between Obama, the government, the Senate, and the house, our dog Bella is more grown-up than all the people in the White House.
You people should ... [more]

County offices shifting to electronic patient records

Feb 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The change should help improve the "quality, safety, efficiency" of the health care system.

Physicians and medical staff in Fremont County are making ... [more]

Wild game dinner comes to Riverton

Jan 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A relatively new tradition in Riverton offers residents a chance to sample a variety of game meats from the local area.
The Third Annual Wild Game Dinner ... [more]

Death in Riverton City Park ruled accidental

Jan 31, 2014 - From staff reports:  Toxicology results show Dana Eagle, 36, of Riverton, was intoxicated at the time of his December death in Riverton City Park.
The incident was ruled an ... [more]

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]