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IDEA Inc. gets grant approval to buy land next to Honor Farm

Oct 15, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton's economic development arm IDEA Inc. has learned that the $1.4 million Business Ready Community grant requested through the Wyoming Business Council ... [more]

Student-built duplex in city receives LEED certification

Oct 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  A student-built duplex in Riverton has earned the distinction of being the first student-built LEED-certified building in the state, and it is the first ... [more]

Riverton woman enrolls at Brenau University

Oct 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  Jennifer Capozzi of Riverton is one of 609 new students enrolled at Brenau University for the fall semester.
Brenau University enrolls roughly 3,000 students ... [more]

Woman in hammer murder case agrees to testify against others

Oct 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A woman charged in a murder case has agreed to testify against her two co-defendants and plead guilty in exchange for a lower charge.
She pinned most of the ... [more]

Accountant moves into new space

Oct 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A local accounting office changed locations recently, moving to a building more suited to the small firm's needs.
Carmen Milbury, office manager for certified ... [more]

With Baker as mayor, mosquito and weed problems would be improved

Oct 9, 2014 - Shelby Getland, Riverton:  Editor:
I read in The Ranger that public health people were happy that there was no West Nile virus reported in Fremont County this year. I doubt that is ... [more]

Drunk driver behind wheel of automobile going 106 mph

Oct 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Several subjects were arrested Wednesday afternoon after a deputy recorded their vehicle traveling more than 100 miles per hour on 8 Mile Road west of ... [more]

Kidnap suspect pleads not guilty, wants a trial

Oct 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A kidnapping conviction would carry a penalty of 20 years to life in prison.

A trial date will be set for the Riverton man charged with kidnapping ... [more]

RMS featured in book on new educational approach

Oct 8, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Middle School has been recognized in an educational book as a model for implementing "Response to Intervention" - a teaching method designed to help ... [more]

State brief asks court to nix EPA position on rez borders

Oct 8, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The State of Wyoming is asking a federal appeals court to reject the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's determination that Riverton and surrounding lands ... [more]

Suspect spurs city schools to initiate 'stay put' procedure

Oct 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School was on "stay put" mode for about 15 minutes Tuesday after a 21-year-old Arapahoe man reportedly caused an altercation in the school ... [more]

Modelers Park

Oct 3, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Many would benefit if the facility could be spared under state land plan

State officials determining whether to put 300 acres of state land near the ... [more]

Record-high temps in late September 'unusual,' expert says

Oct 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two of last week's warm fall days broke heat records in Riverton and Lander.
Sept. 24 and Sept. 25 were the hottest on record for those dates in both Fremont ... [more]

Columnist's words on NFL player offenses were thoughtful

Oct 3, 2014 - Jon Meegham, Riverton:  Editor:
I appreciated the thoughtful words by Clair McFarland in relation to the National Football League players and domestic violence.
These crimes did ... [more]

Trailhead restaurant relocates to downtown location temporarily

Oct 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A landmark Riverton restaurant temporarily moved downtown last week from its North Federal Boulevard location. For the next six months, diners will see the ... [more]

Gard brought a good approach to North Federal considerations

Oct 2, 2014 - Kent Shurtleff, Riverton:  Editor:
This letter is in regard to the upcoming Riverton mayoral race and election. I have a limited background serving in the public sector but did ... [more]

Prosecutors reduce charges in bank kidnapping case

Oct 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Days after raising the stakes to mandatory life in prison, prosecutors have done an about face and announced they would lower charges in a kidnapping ... [more]

Judge sentences Lander man to five to 10 years in prison for robbery

Oct 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Lander man was sentenced to five to 10 years in prison Wednesday for his role in a robbery at the Riverton Walmart in November.
After more than an hour of ... [more]

Weight Watchers sees its membership grow after relocating to athletic club

Sep 30, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A Riverton Weight Watchers chapter has gained new members this year after changing its meeting location.
Meetings leader Jill Stark said an average of 20 to ... [more]

Hospital providing specialized wound care

Sep 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Before the Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine opened this summer at SageWest Health Care at Riverton, some local residents had to go to great lengths ... [more]

Victim in fatal crash involving Riverton man is identified

Sep 28, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  The Worland woman killed when her car was struck by a vehicle driven by a Riverton man has been identified.
Karen Davis, 61, was driving on U.S. Highway 20 on ... [more]

First-ever skate competition drew wide field

Sep 26, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  High expectations were met Saturday at the skate tournament at Riverton City Park.
The event was sponsored by the Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association. ... [more]

Habitat for Humanity moves home to permanent location

Sep 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  In August, the newest Habitat for Humanity home was relocated from the primary build site to its permanent location.
Andy Eckart, chairman of Habitat for ... [more]

Good news on veterans facilities

Sep 26, 2014 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
I'm so glad to hear that the VFW was able to sell its old building. I'm sorry they didn't get what they were asking for, though.
I'm also glad to ... [more]

U.S. Energy president and COO to retire

Sep 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  U.S. Energy has announced that president and COO Mark J. Larsen will retire at the end of this year.
Larsen has worked with the company since June 1984, and ... [more]

Riverton native to take position of Wyoming Arts Council manager

Sep 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  Michael Lange, a native of Riverton, has been named the new Wyoming Arts Council manager. Lange replaces Rita Basom, who recently retired.
"I am very excited ... [more]

Showing terrorist crimes on TV and Internet is what they want

Sep 25, 2014 - Ellen Guardia, Riverton:  Editor:
I watched a national television news man a few nights ago who said the exact same thing that I have been thinking about the poor people who are being ... [more]

Brock facing new charges; case advances to higher court

Sep 25, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Riverton man arrested for the alleged abduction of a Riverton girl now faces his charges in District Court. He waived his preliminary hearing, giving up an ... [more]

Monday wreck killed woman near Worland; Riverton driver may be charged

Sep 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Controlled substance use and driver inattention are being investigated as contributing factors in a two-vehicle crash that resulted in the death of a Worland ... [more]

Life term will be sought at trial of man in kidnapping case at bank

Sep 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A life term in prison is on the line for a Riverton man going to trial on kidnapping and domestic violence charges.
The trial for defendant Robert Troy ... [more]