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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]

'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]