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Encana constructing water treatment plant

Dec 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  RIVERTON -- Encana is constructing a facility in central Wyoming that will treat up to 1 million gallons of water a day that comes with oil and gas ... [more]

EPA decision will not have larger impact, officials predict

Dec 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Local state legislators are concerned a Dec. 10 Environmental Protection Agency ruling could hurt Wyoming's economy, but they were skeptical the change would ... [more]

Prized football found in ditch near north Riverton intersection

Dec 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  Robert and Nancy Antelope of Riverton weren't really looking for The Ranger's decorated football on Tuesday, but they found it anyway.
The Antelopes, ... [more]

'Medical event' likely cause of property-damage wreck

Dec 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  No one was injured, but a boy complained of chest pain afterward.

Officials said a medical problem caused a one-vehicle traffic accident west of ... [more]

Tribe says it is ready for talks with Riverton leaders

Dec 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Northern Arapaho tribal leaders have invited Riverton officials to discuss the potential effects of a federal agency's ruling regarding the boundaries of the ... [more]

State ready to fight reservation border decision by EPA

Dec 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State lawmakers say they plan to take a "strong, proactive position" against a recent decision by the Environmental Protection Agency impacting the boundaries ... [more]

Expanded public transportation would be good for the city

Dec 10, 2013 - Rouven Hoelzein, Riverton:  Editor:
Riverton needs some more public transportation. I think that increased public transportation in the form of a larger bus line with more service would ... [more]

Federal agency says Riverton still is part of 'Indian Country'

Dec 10, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  After many years of trying, the two Wind River Indian Reservation tribes finally have found a federal entity willing to say that Riverton is part of the ... [more]

Here's why Udens' remains should be raised from lake

Dec 9, 2013 - Tracy Morrin, Riverton:  Editor:
In response to the letter from Erica Beckett, I was a dear friend of Claire Martin, the mother and grandmother of Virginia Uden and her sons, for more ... [more]

Library to be open Sunday for high school finals week

Dec 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Branch Library will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday for high school finals week. 
All library services will be available, and free coffee ... [more]

Robber had assault rifle in store

Dec 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police hope the public can supply information about the perpetrator.

The Riverton Police Department is asking the public to help identify the ... [more]

Suspect arrested after residents tackled him

Dec 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man faces one count of burglary after two men apprehended him while he was breaking into their home Nov. 10. The charge against David Varney, 37, ... [more]

Bazaar among holiday highlights this weekend

Dec 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  Ovens in Riverton have been bursting with baked goods this month as organizers get ready for the annual Christmas Bazaar at United Methodist Church, one of ... [more]

Kirkland to serve on funeral directors committee

Dec 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Jamey Kirkland, of Davis Funeral Home in Riverton, has been appointed to the National Funeral Directors Association Professional Development Committee for ... [more]

FedEx gains better access to highways

Dec 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The company says the new distribution center on Airport Road is part of a nationwide network expansion effort.

FedEx Ground has moved its Riverton ... [more]

'Do not be caught off guard' by plaintive letters from inmates

Dec 5, 2013 - Brenda Lutz, Riverton:  Editor:
I saw in The Ranger a letter to the editor from a Charles Kolb of Bessemer, Ala. He said he was a former Riverton resident but now a prisoner in a ... [more]

Two suspects in purse snatching bound over; one more still to come

Dec 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two defendants arrested for a Nov. 10 mugging at Riverton's Walmart store were bound over to District Court on Dec. 2. One is a 16-year-old boy but is being ... [more]

Festival of Trees returns with 24 items for auction

Dec 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  This year's Festival of Trees event is a celebration of global cultures in keeping with the 2013 theme: Christmas Around the World.
Coordinator Cindy Keele ... [more]

House burns on Missouri Valley Road; no injuries

Dec 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured Tuesday in a fire that destroyed a residential home north of Riverton.
The incident was reported at about 11:40 p.m. Tuesday from the 100 ... [more]

Bebout part of Enzi finance panel

Dec 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  The committee will focus on fundraising and building support with coalitions across Wyoming ahead of next year's Republican primary.

U.S. Senator ... [more]

Bell gets activities director honor in state vote

Dec 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Middle School activities director Tim Bell has risen to the top in his line of work.
Bell was named the middle school director of the year last ... [more]

Man arrested when car he was driving tips over in street

Dec 2, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man has been arrested on charges of driving under the influence, accused of driving a vehicle backward at a high rate of speed, causing it to tip ... [more]

Students sponsor Thanksgiving pet food drive

Nov 29, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Middle School Builders Club is making sure even the family pet gets a holiday meal this Thanksgiving.
The community service club, which is part ... [more]

Is the vacant lot in downtown Riverton going to be a junkyard?

Nov 29, 2013 - Harvey Burke, Riverton:  Editor:
So the city is going to do more testing of the dirt in the downtown vacant lot that it owns and has done nothing with other than an insincere attempt ... [more]

Holiday weekend craft fair returning; annual Christmas tree lot opens

Nov 29, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local crafters and home-based business owners are hoping to resurrect a tradition this weekend by hosting fairs on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday in ... [more]

Swim club readies for home meet next week

Nov 27, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Swimmers range in age from 4 to 54.

Rod Settlemire has the Riverton Swim Club going in the right direction.
When the head coach started, the ... [more]

Police quiet on robbery investigation

Nov 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials say they can't release information about an armed robbery that took place in Riverton this week.
"We're still at an impasse," Riverton Police ... [more]

County sets plans on six new projects to get 1 percent tax funding

Nov 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Design work for all seven projects is estimated to cost $2.1 million, and county funds will provide the entirety of construction costs.

Fremont ... [more]

Program offering break to caregivers

Nov 26, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Senior Citizens Inc., through its National Family Caregiver Support Program, hopes to give more caregivers in Riverton a chance to rest.
The federal ... [more]

Enact laws to protect the right to different ideas, opinions

Nov 26, 2013 - Tim Schroeder, Riverton:  Editor:
In recent observation, I have noticed that the general public does not fully understand what the word "normal" means.
Normal and/or normality in ... [more]