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Giant scrubber has Riverton tie-in

Jun 17, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It's the man, not the machine, with the local connections.

That gleaming silver monolith rising nearly 20 stories above the plains of southeast ... [more]

Truck leaves roadway, hits office building, flips to passenger side

Jun 16, 2015 - From staff reports:  A 40-year-old man suffered minor injuries after losing control of his red 2002 Dodge pickup truck at about 5:45 p.m. Monday in the 600 block of South Federal ... [more]

Center of Hope giving tours of upgraded facility

Jun 16, 2015 - From staff reports:  The third quarter report from the Volunteers of America Northern Rockies highlighted improvements and updates at the Center of Hope facility, 223 W. Adams St., ... [more]

Should we quit enforcing law?

Jun 16, 2015 - Derrick Ehmler, Riverton:  Editor:
Peter Weiss wrote that it is "ludicrous" for local police to be "patting themselves on the back" after recent meth arrests. "Do they really think that ... [more]

Montana beats Wyo stars; Black, Quayle strong

Jun 14, 2015 - From staff reports:  Chris Quayle of Riverton was named Mr. Wyoming Basketball on Friday night in Sheridan.
The award is given to the top boys and girls basketball senior players ... [more]

Museums' programs focus on nature, petroglyphs and gold mining

Jun 14, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County museums system has three programs scheduled for the week.
On Friday, the Riverton Museum is hosting a free program called "Creatures of ... [more]

Going on 104 years old, there is still 'quite an agenda'

Jun 14, 2015 - Helen Potts, Riverton:  Editor:
I was born Oct. 2, 1911. Soon I'll be 104. I have read an article calling attention to dying and aging. My birthday is coming right up, and it ... [more]

The way it was: Art on the street -- 1986

Jun 14, 2015 - Staff:  There was an all-county flavor to a downtown art festival in Riverton 29 years ago this week.
More than two dozen local artists and craft experts set up shop ... [more]


Jun 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  Riverton student makes dean's list
Haley Marie Snell of Riverton has been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at South Dakota State ... [more]

Senior center 'complainers' want to restore center to 'its original glory'

Jun 12, 2015 - Wanda Durham, Riverton:  Editor:
The director of the Riverton Senior Citizens Center recently distributed a "letter" to a select group of local individuals proclaiming that most of ... [more]

River recedes after passing flood stage

Jun 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  Flood concerns eased Friday as the Wind River at Riverton began receding Friday after rising a foot above flood stage early in the day.
The river level ... [more]

Flood watch still on; next crest likely by Friday

Jun 11, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  Wednesday's thunderstorms and overnight rain didn't lessen flood worries along the Wind River in central Fremont County.
The National Weather Service says a ... [more]

Hospital can join EPA lawsuit on rez border

Jun 11, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  SageWest Health Care at Riverton, formerly Riverton Memorial Hospital, may argue that a federal agency's determination that Riverton and surrounding areas ... [more]

First case in April meth bust heads to district court; bond amount cut

Jun 11, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The first case from a large-scale methamphetamine bust in April is proceeding to district court.
Dakota Coffee, 23, of Lander, pleaded not guilty June 2 to ... [more]

Fast and Furriest 5k/1k helps benefit Critical Care Companion Animal Fund

Jun 11, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The money provides financial assistance to families that cannot afford veterinary care in emergency situations.

The fourth annual Fast and Furriest ... [more]

Casino opening new restaurant Friday

Jun 11, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wind River Hotel and Casino is celebrating the grand opening of its new Buffalo Restaurant all weekend.
Events begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 ... [more]

City awards bid for ramp repair along Pershing Avenue

Jun 11, 2015 - From staff reports:  Pedestrian complaints spurred the Fix Our Roads Citizen Committee to recommend the city fix the accessibility ramps along Pershing Avenue between Broadway ... [more]

Collector selling personal trove of coins and artwork

Jun 11, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  For 58 years, Don Haddenham has been a collector of coins, art and sundries. In May, he opened Wind River Coin and Collectibles in hopes of liquidating his ... [more]

Handicap parking lanes aren't meant for shopping cart return

Jun 11, 2015 - Michael Dale Smith, Riverton:  Editor:
This letter is addressed mainly to those "socially illiterate" persons who shop at any store that provides shopping carts and cart-return areas. By ... [more]

It's good we are pulling together, but shouldn't the city paint the crosswalks?

Jun 10, 2015 - Dana Lynch, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to say I am proud to be from a community that comes together in a time of tragedy, speaking of the tragedy involving the Archer ... [more]

Two from Riverton sit high in standings as state high school rodeo nears

Jun 9, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton cowgirl Elsie Campbell is sitting third in pole bending heading into the state high school rodeo.
During the regular season, Campbell scored 76 ... [more]

Wind River likely to top flood stage overnight in Riverton

Jun 9, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wind River at Riverton is expected to rise above flood stage overnight Tuesday, and it could reach as high as 10 feet by the end of the week.
The ... [more]

Tribes objecting to hospital request to join state's side in EPA border adjudication

Jun 9, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes are opposed to a request by Riverton Memorial Hospital to file a friend-of-the-court brief in the dispute ... [more]

Free e-waste clean up set for Saturday

Jun 7, 2015 - From staff reports:  Residents can dispose of hazardous and electronic waste for free Saturday in three locations around Fremont County.
Agricultural operations also are welcome ... [more]

Consider two sections for skate park, based on age

Jun 5, 2015 - Ivanneah Duncan, Riverton:  Editor:
I was thinking that we could divide the new skate park into two parts. One would be for age 11 and older, and the other would be for age 10 and ... [more]

Brown trees result of sudden temp swing last fall; some might survive

Jun 5, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Evergreen plants are rugged enough to withstand extreme weather conditions in Wyoming, yet evergreens were among the plants hit the hardest during the rapid ... [more]

Motel managers arrested on drug charges

Jun 5, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The alleged crimes were taking place on the business premises.

The managers of a local motel were arrested last week, accused selling prescription ... [more]

Outage cuts juice to thousands; bird probably the cause

Jun 5, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An electrical outage Thursday evening affected more than 3,000 Rocky Mountain Power customers in the Riverton area.
Officials think the problem was caused by ... [more]

'Huge bummer' that so many trees have died, but don't give up on planting more

Jun 4, 2015 - Kim Wilbert, Riverton:  Editor:
I think we all appreciate the value of mature landscape plants in our town. It is heartbreaking to see all the damage to our community landscaping as ... [more]

Zamora named general manager at Hi Mountain Jerky

Jun 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  Hans and Kimberly Hummel, owners of Hi Mountain Jerky and Seasonings, are pleased to announce the promotion of Edgar Zamora to general manager of the company. ... [more]