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Volunteers, performers, patrons all made River Walk a succes

Aug 23, 2013 - By Karen Peden, Riverton:  Editor:
During a conversation one day, someone asked of a new resident, "Why on Earth would you move to Riverton, Wyo., except for work?"
During the summer, ... [more]

Thanks for the fodder, residents

Aug 23, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Residents rely on law enforcement to respond to any request for help within Fremont County. And dispatchers receive all kinds of calls - including some that ... [more]

City traffic

Aug 23, 2013 - Steve Peck, Publisher:  A new municipal ordinance changes things for collection and enforcement

It probably came as a surprise to many Riverton residents to hear that the ... [more]

Wyo. could get veterans cemetery

Aug 23, 2013 - Associated Press:  CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking to buy land next to or within a cemetery in the Cheyenne area to establish what would ... [more]

CWC to review its free summer housing pilot

Aug 23, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  About a dozen students successfully completed the free summer housing program offered this year at Central Wyoming College.
Through the pilot program, ... [more]

City to enforce code requiring residents to maintain weeds

Aug 23, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  City staff proposed to the council that they enforce the current code because it would be "consistent and fair"
The city of Riverton is targeting pesty ... [more]

EMS staff moving to full-time ambulance staff

Aug 23, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  The transition of county ambulance employees to full-time status is taking shape.
Officials have been discussing the potential change since it was proposed ... [more]

Recent norovirus outbreak tied to local eatery

Aug 23, 2013 - Staff:  The Wyoming Department of Health reports that a recent outbreak of norovirus in Fremont County was associated with Svilar's Bar and Dining Room in ... [more]

Freshman shoots 66 to pace Riverton

Aug 23, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton High School Wolverines built a seven-stroke lead on Thursday after the first day of the Riverton Invitational golf tournament in the team ... [more]

Riverton hosting fastpitch softball tournament this weekend

Aug 23, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Manager Mark Stone expects six softball teams for the second annual Riverton High School Fastpitch Invitational scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. ... [more]

Youth soccer to begin year next month

Aug 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Youth Soccer Association president Jeff Carruth is counting on strong numbers for the 2013 season.
The league is taking registration for the fall ... [more]

Fundraiser set for Giddings

Aug 22, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  A fundraiser to help defer medical and other expenses for Riverton High School assistant football coach and longtime wrestling assistant coach Brandon Giddings ... [more]

CWC spikers open up season at Idaho tournament

Aug 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Opening the volleyball season against the defending national champion is the task the Central Wyoming College Rustlers face Friday at a tournament in Twins ... [more]

Today

Aug 22, 2013 - Staff:  Community calendar
AUG. 24
Wyo State Trappers Association Trapping and Outdoor Expo
is Aug. 23 to Aug. 24 at the Heritage Hall and Little Wind Center ... [more]

Non-profit to partner with business to support schools

Aug 22, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A non-profit organization is helping businesses connect with their local public schools and set up a way to help teachers in the classroom. One Percent for ... [more]

Hotel manager nominated for award

Aug 22, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  When the Wind River Hotel and Casino first opened its doors in 2012, most of the newly hired 700 employees also were new to the hospitality and casino ... [more]

In Egypt, choices for the U.S. run from bad to worse

Aug 22, 2013 - By The Chicago Tribune:  The bloody images coming out of Egypt invite Americans to pick white hats and black hats: to punish the generals who staged a coup and killed many ... [more]

Finding ourselves in the newspaper

Aug 22, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  "Sometimes I can hear those old newspapers talking."
That line came from a character in a summer theater performance by the University of Wyoming's Snowy ... [more]

Problem with students is general 'disregard for respect, discipline'

Aug 22, 2013 - Dennis Heckart, Riverton:  Editor:
Two stories on the front page of the Aug. 14 Rangers caught my eye: "Slide in Riverton PAWS scores reflects statewide trend; causes under study," and ... [more]

Eyes wide open

Aug 22, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Soon enough, Internet crimes will be less amusing and more troubling

We quote from The Associated Press:
"A judge has set an Oct. 9 trial date for a ... [more]

No bids for federal coal tract a first

Aug 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- For the first time, nobody has bid on a federal coal tract offered for sale in Wyoming after the company that initially sought to mine the location ... [more]

Digest

Aug 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  National team taking over fires
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- A national team is taking over management of the five fires burning in Yellowstone National ... [more]

Yosemite-area fire balloons overnight

Aug 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The blaze is among 50 major uncontained wildfires burning throughout the West.

FRESNO, Calif. -- A wildfire outside Yosemite National Park -- one of 50 ... [more]

Deputies continue to investigate shooting

Aug 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  The early morning death of a 36-year-old Riverton man at the Cozy Mobile Home Park may have been due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound, officials said ... [more]

Fire damages inside of Dubois eatery

Aug 22, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured in the blaze, but the building's interior log walls were charred.

An accidental fire Tuesday evening left Mom's Breakfast House in ... [more]

Champion coyote caller to give demos at expo

Aug 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  Hunters, trappers and outdoor enthusiasts have a unique opportunity to gather Friday at the Fremont County Fairgrounds in Riverton for the Wyoming State ... [more]

Bennett says his office uses plea deals fairly

Aug 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Despite recent criticism, Fremont County and Prosecuting Attorney Michael Bennett thinks his administration uses plea agreements fairly.
"I think (plea ... [more]

District 25 to begin digging into PAWS results to set goals, standards for students

Aug 22, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local public school administrators analyze a lot of data each year from tests like the annual Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students.
Joanne Flanagan, ... [more]

Charles R. "Chappy" Heider

Aug 22, 2013 - Staff:  Charles R. "Chappy" Heider died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. He was 99 years old.
Per the request of the family, ... [more]

Wildfires making presence known in valley

Aug 21, 2013 - Staff:  The periodic arrival of smoke from the Hardluck Fire has turned Riverton-area skies orange and changed the appearance of the sun as well. This scene greeted ... [more]