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State golf postponed due to weather; RHS a contender

Sep 27, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After destroying the competition last weekend at the Class 4-A West conference golf tournament, the Riverton Wolverines are primed to pursue the state ... [more]

Church offering new service times, program opportunities

Sep 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  The First Baptist Church in Riverton has a number of new opportunities for its members.
"We're trying to appeal to all ages," said church secretary ... [more]

Three transformations shaping Middle East

Sep 27, 2013 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  Two and a half years ago, the Arab Spring erupted across the Middle East.
In some countries, the people deposed their single-party governments in an attempt ... [more]

Today

Sep 27, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
VINCENT

Sylvia Anne (Walker) Vincent, 71, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, a her daughter's home in Kingston, Wash. Services will be at 11 a.m. ... [more]

Riverton auxiliary honored at conference

Sep 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary recently was recognized as the 2013 Outstanding Auxiliary in Wyoming. The group was nominated in honor of its 40 years ... [more]

City begins planning for fall clean up day

Sep 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The event would last from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 19, and dumpsters would be stationed at three locations throughout Riverton.

Riverton city staff ... [more]

Clearing up details about new justice center in city

Sep 27, 2013 - By Travis Becker, Fremont County commissioner, Riverton:  Editor:
As your readers are aware, Fremont County is looking to build a new justice center in Riverton. While a bullethole last June has precipitated the ... [more]

Riding with the Rangers: Planes, molten lead and remembering a visiting Ranger regular

Sep 27, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  On an airplane trip back east not long ago, the mode of transport on the final leg from Philadelphia to New Haven, Conn., was the turboprop airplane called the ... [more]

New emission standards

Sep 27, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming's coal industry doesn't like them, but it is in position to respond positively

Officials of Wyoming state government and leaders in the ... [more]

Digest

Sep 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Refuge may open for hunting
LARAMIE -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to allow hunting on the Cokeville-Meadows National Wildlife ... [more]

Republican state senator requests flaring study

Sep 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Republican state lawmaker is calling for a state study of the environmental effects of natural gas flaring.
Sen. Jim Anderson, of Glenrock, ... [more]

Agency investigates Newcastle refinery

Sep 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- State environmental regulators are investigating a discharge of smoke from the Wyoming Refining Co. refinery in Newcastle.
Wyoming Refining ... [more]

Disease found in Montana livestock

Sep 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- An animal disease carried by wildlife in the greater Yellowstone area has been found in a Madison County cattle herd, state officials said ... [more]

Lander woman sentenced to five years probation for fraud

Sep 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  Tina F. Knott, 40, of Lander, has been sentenced to five years of probation for social security fraud.
According to court documents, she concealed the fact ... [more]

County fair attendance up, ticket sales down

Sep 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The fair board has considered adding and reorganizing events.

An end-of-year report on the Fremont County Fair contained mixed news: More people ... [more]

Storm makes this September second-snowiest in Riverton history

Sep 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The winter storm that hit Riverton on Thursday night made this September the second-snowiest on record for the city.
As of Friday morning, 5.7 inches of snow ... [more]

Sylvia Anne (Walker) Vincent

Sep 27, 2013 - Staff:  Sylvia Anne (Walker) Vincent died after a lengthy illness Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, a her daughter's home in Kingston, Wash. She was 71 years old.
Services ... [more]

Hal Alfred Loghry

Sep 27, 2013 - Staff:  Hal Alfred Loghry, formerly of Riverton, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. He was 79 years old.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life service will be ... [more]

Wet snow wreaks havoc on county

Sep 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  It was about 2:30 a.m. Friday when Becky Miller of Riverton heard a loud crash in her kitchen.
"The house shook; it rattled the windows," Miller said. ... [more]

Surveyors working at future Job Corps site

Sep 26, 2013 - Staff:  Engineers and surveyors at the Wind River Job Corps Center continued to stake and layout streets and building sites Thursday morning on Airport ... [more]

Snowy forecast puts Riverton cross country race in jeopardy

Sep 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A fall snowstorm in the forecast for Friday in Riverton has put the annual Berry Bryant/Kyle Johnson Memorial cross country in jeopardy.
"I'm just hoping that ... [more]

RHS jumps into Class 3-A East conference play with Rawlins

Sep 26, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Two teams trying to find their identity: That's how Riverton Wolverine head football coach Pat Patterson describes the upcoming game against the Rawlins ... [more]

Cougars reach gold bracket

Sep 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wind River Cougars breezed into the gold bracket before being eliminated by Tongue River on Saturday at the Thermopolis Invitational volleyball tournament. ... [more]

CWC spikers open home season Friday

Sep 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Tavia Young is ready for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers to have a home volleyball match this year.
After being on the road for the first five weeks of ... [more]

Today

Sep 26, 2013 - Staff:  Community calendar
SEPT. 28
First Aide and Heart Saver CPR with AED
is 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Riverton Aquatic Center classroom. Cost is $60. ... [more]

Ex teacher freed after 30-day term for rape

Sep 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana prison officials released a former high school teacher Thursday after he completed a 30-day sentence for rape that is under review by ... [more]

Arch Coal kicks off teacher recognition program in state

Sep 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Arch Coal Foundation has officially kicked off its signature education support program -- the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards -- for the upcoming school ... [more]

Riverton residents to attend Angus meeting

Sep 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  Dan E. Ingalls, of Riverton, has been elected as a delegate to the 130th Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates, and Riverton resident Terry ... [more]

Restaurant offering fast, authentic tacos

Sep 26, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A new fast food taco service in town is promising each customer an authentic Mexican taste in each bite.
Taqueria El Sol opened Sept. 18 at 832 W. Main St. ... [more]

Baby Messiah gets to keep his given name

Sep 26, 2013 - By The Chicago Tribune:  Hospital nurseries last year were filled with Jacobs and Jaydens, Madisons and Mias.
But there is only one Messiah, a Tennessee judge declared in August, ... [more]