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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]

'People's wishes have been ignored' on alley dumpsters

Sep 24, 2014 - Joyce Dickens, Riverton:  Editor:
Well, I see that the people's wishes have been ignored. The dumpsters in the alley are going away, and now every street will have garbage cans sitting ... [more]

Split in tribal council doesn't show cooperation

Sep 23, 2014 - Margaret Beckett, Riverton:  Editor:
The Northern Arapaho Tribe is breaking away from the Shoshone Tribe on the Joint Business Council. Isn't this the same tribe that called City Hall in ... [more]

Trash haulers still adjusting to new hours at waste facilities

Sep 20, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton and Wyoming Waste Systems will have another month to adjust to new hours at solid waste facilities.
The Fremont County Solid Waste ... [more]

Vendors, artists to gather in Riverton for Fiber Fest

Sep 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fiber arts enthusiasts will get a chance to shop and learn about new crafts during a free event Oct. 4 in Riverton.
Fiber Fest, sponsored by the Fremont Fiber ... [more]

Bird to blame for power disruption

Sep 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk and Alejandra Silva, Staff Writers:  A bird caused a power outage that affected 715 Riverton customers overnight Sept. 14 to Sept. 15.
Rocky Mountain Power spokeswoman Margaret Oler said the ... [more]

Riverton family works to get service dog for child

Sep 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A Riverton family begins the process of training a service dog for their 18-month-old daughter who has a rare form of cystic fibrosis.

Gillianna ... [more]

Martinez's mark 50 years

Sep 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  John and Ruth Martinez recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Hawaii with their children.
The couple married Aug. 1, 1964, at St ... [more]

Skate tournament at park a first for Riverton

Sep 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The competition for skateboarders, BMX riders and scooter riders runs from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, with free admission for spectators.

Riverton City Park ... [more]

Dance studio moves into new building

Sep 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  Main Street Dance studio recently opened its doors at its newly remodeled studio on First Street in downtown Riverton.
The studio offers ballet, tap, jazz, ... [more]

VFW sells old facility on Main Street to former restaurateurs

Sep 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The organization had asked for $650,000 for the 1.5-acre lot last year but sold it for $125,000.

The old Veterans of Foreign Wars building on West ... [more]

Sooner weeds are dealt with next year, the better we'll do

Sep 18, 2014 - Jayne Mosser, Riverton:  Editor:
Yes, this has been a terrible summer for weeds. I think one reason that there are so many more is that it just caught lots of people by surprise ... [more]

New charges filed in case of alleged abduction in July

Sep 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  New charges have been filed connected to an alleged July 19 abduction in Riverton. The original case involving two counts of kidnapping against the defendant ... [more]

Growing and collecting lilies, but not offering them for sale

Sep 17, 2014 - Roger L. Gose, Riverton:  Editor:
Please accept the following clarification regarding the photograph labeled "Sunrise daylilies" in the Sept. 5 Ranger:
I am a collector and grower of ... [more]

Case dropped against man accused of abducting girl

Sep 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Charges have been dropped but the case still is open against a Riverton man accused of kidnapping a 9-year-old girl on July 19.
Riverton Circuit Court Judge ... [more]

Riverton still recovering from primary care doctor departure

Sep 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Waking up feeling sore, stuffy and feverish is bad enough, but calling the doctor's office and finding the physician is booked all day can make it worse.
This ... [more]

Panel including Riverton lawmaker endorses firing squad for murder cases in Wyoming

Sep 15, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The committee rejected another bill that would have called for the state to repeal the death penalty altogether.

The Wyoming Department of ... [more]

Willow Creek School passes 35 percent design review

Sep 15, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Planning for the new K-3 school in Riverton to be called Willow Creek Elementary has taken another step forward.
Fremont County School District 25 ... [more]

'Hash oil' presenting legal hurdles for county cops, courts

Sep 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A new illegal drug called hash oil has popped up in Fremont County this year, and Wyoming law has not fully caught up.
Hash oil is a concentrated form of ... [more]

City parks getting new playground equipment

Sep 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton will get some new playground equipment this year using money from Wyoming Community Gas.
WCG has operated as a nonprofit consortium of municipalities ... [more]

New museum for children opens Saturday in Riverton

Sep 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  During trips throughout the country to visit family, Riverton resident Nance Shelsta has enjoyed taking her grandchildren to community children's museums and ... [more]

Internet company celebrating installation of new broadband towers with ceremony Friday

Sep 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday to celebrate improved phone and Internet service locally.
Wyoming.com has partnered with the Fremont ... [more]