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Riverton hosting girls softball tourney; local team in title discussion

Jun 13, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The talent on the roster this year for the Riverton U.S. Energy girls fastpitch team figures to put the team in contention for the state title in the under-18 ... [more]

Vacant lot at Fifth and Main is 'obvious solution' for the farmers market

Jun 13, 2013 - Ross Lisare, Riverton:  Editor:
I didn't know that there were some business people in Riverton downtown who had a problem with the farmers market there on Broadway. But after reading ... [more]

More than 2,500 without power; CWC cancels evening classes

Jun 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  Rocky Mountain Power officials said around 5 p.m. Thursday that more than 2,500 customers throughout Riverton were without power.
The Riverton Police ... [more]

Webb again high-point man for Wyoming in all-star series loss

Jun 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Xavier Webb of Riverton did all he could by scoring a team-high 15 points Saturday night for the Wyoming basketball all-stars in Billings, Mont., but it wasn't ... [more]

Former RHS player is new head grid coach in Colorado

Jun 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jeremy Slack said he was shocked at first when he learned he was hired as the new football coach at Yuma High School in Colorado.
The 2006 Riverton High ... [more]

Woman said to be possessed by poltergeist; deputies respond

Jun 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County deputies had a brush with the paranormal Tuesday when they responded to reports that a woman was possessed by a "poltergeist" in a home north of ... [more]

Four-day WAM convention comes to Riverton

Jun 12, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The annual Wyoming Association of Municipalities convention began today in Riverton and will last until Saturday, providing workshops on a variety of topics to ... [more]

New record high in Riverton; Lander ties 95-year-old mark

Jun 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  A record-setting heatwave baked Fremont County on Monday, with only slight relief in the forecast over the next few days.
Riverton's official temperature ... [more]

The way it was: Sheep as art -- 1994

Jun 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Even a mine can do with a little beautification, and that's what Riverton-based U.S. Energy Corp. Riverton had in mind when it commissioned this piece of art. ... [more]

Veterans park plans move forward

Jun 9, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Leonard Moss Sr. began the dedication ceremony for the Northern Arapaho Veterans Park with a prayer and blessing May 29 at the park's future location south of ... [more]

Digest

Jun 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Guild celebrating Knit in Public Day
The Fremont Fiber Arts Guild will celebrate Knit in Public Day from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday on the lawn of the ... [more]

Plans for a new Riverton justice center stall again

Jun 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Commissioners worry that moving forward with the project might endanger an application for a $2.65 million grant.

Fremont County commissioners again ... [more]

Artist show on display through August

Jun 7, 2013 - Staff:  Leo Hanway Sr. examined Colleen Friday's art at the Northern Arapaho Tribal Artists Show on Tuesday in the Experience Room at the Wind River Hotel and Casino. ... [more]

Ringer awarded Airman of the Quarter trophy

Jun 7, 2013 - Staff:  Airman 1st Class Matthew Ringer was recently awarded Airman of the Quarter for 2013 at Eielson Air Force Base, roughly 26 miles southeast of Fairbanks, Alaska. ... [more]

LCCC announces students on spring honor roll, graduate list

Jun 7, 2013 - Staff:  Laramie County Community College is proud to announce the names of students who earned a place on the president's and vice president's honor rolls.
Fremont ... [more]

Driver left accident scene after collision

Jun 7, 2013 - Gene Hauck, Riverton:  Editor:
On the evening of May 25 at about 11 p.m., my granddaughter was driving south North Eighth West in Riverton. As she approached the intersection of ... [more]

Farmers market

Jun 7, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  In light of recent debate, a trial run at City Park could be worth a try

Organizers and participants in the Wednesday afternoon farmers market in ... [more]

Riverton Regional Airport board addresses reliability issues, marketing efforts

Jun 6, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Regional Airport board is looking to improve reliability for patrons, but members also are determined to increase marketing efforts to attract ... [more]

Entrances at elementary schools ready for remodel

Jun 6, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees awarded a contract to Yeates Construction of Riverton this week for upcoming remodels at the security ... [more]

Light-pole cameras were temporary traffic counters

Jun 6, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The remaining video cameras from the Wyoming Department of Transportation that were placed along Main Street and Federal Boulevard in Riverton were removed ... [more]

Family: Girl hurt at carnival suffered multiple breaks

Jun 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The 16-year-old girl who was injured Friday at a local carnival suffered multiple fractures to her head according to her grandmother Marge Metcalf of ... [more]

Local pros show well at Riverton motocross races on home track

Jun 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton motocross riders Bo Kasper, Jake Lemley, Layne Watson and Sheldon Buckingham all have maneuvered their way into the pro division of the High Plains ... [more]

Riverton hosting state mineral and gem show

Jun 5, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Clubs from around Wyoming will meet June 15 and June 16 at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.

The Wyoming state mineral and gem show will be 9 a.m. to 6 ... [more]

Girl hurt during carnival doing better; incident still unexplained

Jun 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The girl who was injured Friday during a carnival at the Fremont County Fairgrounds is in stable condition this week, according to local officials.
"The last ... [more]

'Penny Power' signs costly

Jun 4, 2013 - Ron Albright, Riverton:  Editor:
Here are some facts and figures about the "Penny Power"sign:
One green sign -- $260.
One steel post, 12 feet tall -- $32.40.
One employee to set sign ... [more]

Youths reel in fun at Kids Hooked on Fishing Day

Jun 4, 2013 - Staff:  The Riverton Kiwanis Club sponsored its annual Kids Hooked on Fishing Day on Saturday at the Big Bend ... [more]

Dash for Cash raised $1,300- plus for college scholarships

Jun 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  Nearly fifty runners and walkers raised more than $1,300 for college scholarships in the PEO Dash for Cash held Saturday morning.
The Riverton Chapter AP ... [more]

Competitors get fair practice at Spring Spectacular

Jun 3, 2013 - Staff:  Competitors got a warm-up over the weekend at the Spring Spectacular in ... [more]

With young players on the field, Raiders struggle in home opener

Jun 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Rock Springs delivered two complete-game pitching performances on Friday night to sweep an American Legion doubleheader from the Riverton Raiders at Roy Peck ... [more]

Up in the air

Jun 3, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Would Fremont County dare try a subsidy to improve airline service?

The man who runs Great Lakes Airlines did his best a few days ago to reassure ... [more]

Paving begins on repair project on U.S. 26

Jun 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Paving began Tuesday on the $432,300 flood repair project west of Riverton on U.S. Highway 26, according to Robert Scheidemantel, Wyoming Department of ... [more]

Riverton's Relay for Life set for June 21; teams can register now

Jun 3, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Riverton's Relay for Life will begin at 5:30 p.m. June 21 and end at noon June 22 at Riverton High School.
Registration will begin at 4 p.m. June 21. Team ... [more]

Karaoke, book clubs, trivia on tap for summer readers

Jun 3, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Branch Library will host an array of programs for children, teens and adults this summer. Registration begins Monday.
There will be children's ... [more]

Custodian carries a tune

Jun 3, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Kindergartener Samantha Mendes calls Steve Gora the "best singing janitor I've ever heard."
Gora, a night custodian at Ashgrove Elementary School, performed ... [more]

RMS students showcase talent

May 31, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton Middle School students presented 16 acts during their end-of-school talent show Thursday. MaKenzie Valerio and Joseph Alberts presented a shooting ... [more]

'Dash for Cash' 5K event set for Saturday

May 31, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With a favorable weather forecast predicted, the Dash for Cash, a 5K run and walk event sponsored by P.E.O. takes place Saturday.
Money raised from the event ... [more]

Riverton soccer team second in state U14 tourney

May 31, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Rampage soccer players finished a highly successful youth career with a runner-up finish Monday in the Under-14 gold division at the Wyoming Cup in ... [more]

St. John Lutheran Church marks 50 years of worship

May 31, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The first worship service of St. John Lutheran Church in Riverton was no small one: 170 attendees filled the multi-person room at Jackson Elementary School on ... [more]

Lower wolf hunt quota right idea temporarily

May 31, 2013 - Anthony F. Duarte, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to comment about the newspaper editorial from earlier this month about hunting quotas for wolves, and the responding letter from Mr. Ron ... [more]

Farmers market draws some complaints, but city opts to leave it at Broadway location

May 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Farmers Market will remain on Broadway Avenue for its second season this summer, despite opposition from some downtown businesses.
The farmer's ... [more]