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Pro Johnson leaving Riverton Country Club for new post in Casper

Dec 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After 20 years as the Riverton Country Club golf pro, Steve Johnson is stepping down.
Beginning in January, Johnson will be the general manager of the Three ... [more]

'Time has arrived' for states to lead in amending Constitution

Dec 3, 2014 - Mike Gard, Riverton:  Editor:
What is the difference between a convention of states and a constitutional convention?
Constitutional convention: Happens only to create a new ... [more]

Autopsy says Willenbrecht died of stab wounds; case is a homicide

Dec 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  An autopsy has determined that Jacob Willenbrecht died Oct. 19 of blood loss due to multiple stab wounds.
The 27-year-old Riverton man's death officially has ... [more]

South Federal rebuild 'worth the trouble'

Dec 2, 2014 - Kerry Dwight, Riverton:  Editor:
I avoided South Federal for six months if I possibly could while it was being rebuilt, but I finally drove on the "new" street last week. It is so ... [more]

Crews working on Little Wind River bridge near Riverton

Nov 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  A 3.32-mile highway improvement project is under way with work on the Little Wind River bridge south of Riverton on Wyoming Highway 789. The $11.04 million ... [more]

Wonderful guide dog could use some antlers for chewing

Nov 30, 2014 - Bob Funk, Riverton:  Editor:
I have been very fortunate in my 77 years to get to fly many, many miles across this Earth in a commercial airlines jet. I love it.
The roar of the ... [more]

Study ranks Riverton second 'most exciting' city in the Wyoming

Nov 30, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The city of Riverton has been recognized as one of the most exciting places to live in Wyoming.
Movoto.com named Riverton second among the 10 most exciting ... [more]

What part of 'rejected' don't they get?

Nov 26, 2014 - Michael A. Gorman, Riverton:  Editor:
How in the world could a legislator say that he thought it would be a good idea to try a second time to pass the constitutional amendment on ... [more]

Church hosting Thanksgiving fundraiser

Nov 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Meal reservations are required by noon Wednesday.

United Presbyterian Church in Riverton is hosting a Thanksgiving fundraiser this week to help cover ... [more]

Nov. 13 collision now treated as vehicular homicide after woman dies from injuries

Nov 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 73-year-old Riverton woman died Friday due to injuries suffered in a three-vehicle accident involving an alleged drunken driver Nov. 13.
Fremont County ... [more]

Key Club ready to deliver hot meals for Thanksgiving

Nov 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton High School Key Club members again are preparing to deliver hundreds of hot meals for Thanksgiving.
"Last year we delivered more than 500 meals, and ... [more]

Construction season over, city tallies up $12M in work

Nov 23, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The city of Riverton was busy all summer and took advantage of mild weather into November as crews hit the streets to fix and upgrade pavement, curbs and sewer ... [more]

Police look for juvenile suspects after a string of vehicle vandalisms

Nov 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police responded to a string of vehicle vandalisms in Riverton and are on the lookout for the perpetrators.
No one was hurt in any of the incidents, and ... [more]

Kessler departure will be felt

Nov 23, 2014 - Elaine Meena, Riverton:  Editor:
I watched the election outcome with concern, as I know many people did. I am not in the county commission district of Stephanie Kessler, but her ... [more]

Pollution cleanup finished at downtown lot

Nov 21, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton received a certificate of completion last week from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality for a cleanup project at the vacant, ... [more]

Riverton man sworn in as state trooper

Nov 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Seven Wyoming State Troopers were sworn in by Justice William Hill and commissioned Nov. 6 at the Wyoming Supreme Court in Cheyenne.
Among them was Peter ... [more]

'Sub-par' city performance on snow plowing is unacceptable

Nov 20, 2014 - Mark Larsen, Riverton:  Editor:
On behalf of the entire community I am writing to plead with the City of Riverton to please plow our city streets after a snow event.
After once ... [more]

Eaton death sentence overturned by fed judge

Nov 20, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  A federal judge on Thursday overturned the death sentence of the former Riverton resident who was the lone inmate on Wyoming's death row, saying his trial ... [more]

Arts in Action Winter Art Fair Friday, Saturday at fairgrounds

Nov 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton's 43rd Annual Winter Art Fair will feature new vendors and "old favorites" this weekend at the Fremont County Fairgrounds Fremont Center, 1010 ... [more]

Election outcome validates the motto 'live free or die'

Nov 19, 2014 - Robert Orendorff, Riverton:  Editor:
In answer to Chris Peck's question: Is it good for the health of the people of Wyoming to be a "one party state"? My answer is "yes," if it is good ... [more]

Bebout to be GOP floor leader in Senate

Nov 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  State Sen. Eli Bebout will serve as a top leader in the Wyoming Senate in the coming session.
The Riverton Republican was elected Saturday by his fellow ... [more]

Yard cleanup was a surprise and much appreciated

Nov 18, 2014 - Margaret Wempen, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to thank the people who came from the skateboard association recently for the work of cleaning up leaves in my yard.
It was a pleasant ... [more]

'Santa Paws' photos and cookie contest Saturday at senior center

Nov 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  Paws for Life in Riverton presents two events in one on Saturday through its "Santa Paws" photo session with Santa Claus and accompanying Christmas cookie ... [more]

Shull's attorney wants to quit; judge denies request

Nov 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  On Nov. 13, a defendant found himself in the rare position of arguing against his own lawyer in front of a judge.
"I kind of disagree with all of this," said ... [more]

Riverton man selected as new WPBS public affairs producer

Nov 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  Craig Blumenshine of Riverton has been named public affairs producer at the Wyoming Public Broadcasting Service.
The position had been open since February ... [more]

At Shull preliminary hearing, defense argues against premeditation claims

Nov 13, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Premeditation was the focus of arguments at a preliminary hearing for the defendant in a murder case.
The man's own life potentially was at stake in the ... [more]

Woman forged prescriptions at least 10 times, got 1,000 pills illegally, cops say

Nov 13, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton woman is charged with using old, stolen prescription forms to obtain prescription painkillers illegally.
The trick appears to have worked 10 time ... [more]

DUI suspected in three-vehicle pileup

Nov 13, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An Ethete man was arrested for driving under the influence Thursday morning after a three-vehicle accident on West Main Street in Riverton in icy, frigid ... [more]

Animal attack may have killed woman south of Riverton

Nov 13, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 40-year-old woman died Wednesday evening in Riverton after she was found unconscious in the 800 block of Rendezvous Road south of town.
Officials believe ... [more]

Soldiers House

Nov 12, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fremont County has a welcome new addition to health care for veterans

Anyone who saw the crummy-looking old house that Charlie Wilson wanted to ... [more]