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Mar 13, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Let's come together and raise the final match needed to build the skate park

Great news arrived last week for the drive to build a modern, safe, ... [more]

Meth raid in city brings arrest, plus revocation of probation for suspect

Mar 13, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton woman was arrested for probation revocation Thursday afternoon after officials executed a search warrant for suspected methamphetamine distribution ... [more]

Leaving valuables in open cars is 'asking for trouble every time'

Mar 12, 2015 - Van Enclin, Riverton:  Editor:
Regarding the headlines and news about the [more]

Obama must 'give back what belongs to us'

Mar 10, 2015 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Editor:
Does Obama want the U.S. to have anything besides running his mouth and does nothing for the U.S. besides screw it up more?
Why don't he give the ... [more]

The way it was: Gerald Ford speech -- 1965

Mar 8, 2015 - Staff:  Well-known faces -- local and national -- assembled in Lander 50 years ago this week at a Republican Party banquet at the old Lander Elks Club.
Guest of honor ... [more]

Skate park lands $100k grant; nears funding goal

Mar 8, 2015 - By Eric Blom and Alejandra Silva, Staff Writers:  A newly announced $100,000 grant means organizers are closing in on their fundraising goal to build a new skate park in Riverton.
Construction is slated to ... [more]

Burglary charges added to counts against man whose tracks alerted police

Mar 6, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Prosecutors filed 13 burglary-related charges Thursday afternoon against a man arrested two days earlier inside a garage on Big Horn Drive.
Riverton police ... [more]

Great fun, great memories due to new Riverton skating rink

Mar 6, 2015 - Barb Rogers, Riverton:  Editor:
"If you build it, they will come."
Hurray for the new ice skating rink!
I was delighted to read [more]

Local RadioShack operations not part of corporate bankruptcy

Mar 5, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The franchise stores in Lander and Riverton will remain open.

RadioShack Corporation's decision to file for bankruptcy this month will not have an ... [more]

Striping of new South Federal stretch awaits better weather

Mar 5, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Construction on the South Federal Boulevard improvement project in Riverton concluded in November, but a few things remain to be done.
When spring weather ... [more]

Man expected to be charged in theft spree faces other crime counts first

Mar 5, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Riverton police arrested Jeramie Lewis on Tuesday for burglary after finding him in a garage in the 1000 block of Big Horn Drive, but he had several ... [more]

Powdery package shuts Lander post office

Mar 5, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A hazardous material team from Riverton responded to the Lander incident, which was determined to be harmless.

A suspicious package found Thursday ... [more]

Convict in hammer death gets 50-60 years

Mar 5, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Parental neglect, an alcohol addiction, and an apology did not carry much weight against the brutality of the crime in District Court Judge Norman E. Young's ... [more]

Scout's request: Clear away snow so sidewalks aren't 'slick and dangerous'

Mar 4, 2015 - Nathan Morrell, Riverton:  Editor:
I am a Scout with Troop 276. I think people in Riverton should clear the snow from their sidewalks.
They can get slick and ... [more]

Burglar caught in act, may be linked to other thefts from cars

Mar 4, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A man arrested for burglary early Tuesday in Riverton may be connected to a string of thefts reported recently in the area.
Jeramie Lewis, 29, of Riverton, ... [more]

River Rats are state hockey champs

Mar 3, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton-based team was the Class B top seed for the state tournament after posting a regular-season record of 15-0-1.

A fire truck ride on ... [more]

Legality of wild horse roundup argued in fed court

Mar 3, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Attorneys argued Monday over whether a wild horse roundup on western Wyoming rangelands last year complied with or violated a federal law that carries ... [more]

Oscar night editorial subtle, entertaining

Mar 3, 2015 - Eddie Amend, Riverton:  Editor:
Regarding the editorial of Feb. 22: Clever. Very clever. And so subtle. [more]

Riverton couple starts healthy lunch support group at home

Mar 3, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton couple is organizing a group to support eating healthy at lunch time.
"I thought it would be nice to create a little refuge for people to bring ... [more]

City council picks members for board vacancies

Mar 1, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Mayor Lars Baker has announced the names of the applicants who were picked to fill the vacancies on several city boards.
The council voted to accept ... [more]

Relay for Life marking its 30th year; key meeting set

Mar 1, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  2015 is the 30th anniversary of Relay for Life, and planners in Fremont County want to make it a good one.
Organizers of the June event have set a goal of 30 ... [more]

RMS names students to honor roll

Feb 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  Riverton Middle School recently recognized the students who were named to the second-quarter honor roll for the 2014-2015 school year.

4.0 GPA
Eighth ... [more]

Bill on guns in school 'does not seem like a good idea'

Feb 27, 2015 - Spencer Vestre, Riverton:  Editor:
It is my hope that the Wyoming legislators will not vote to permit guns to be brought into schools. I don't think most school teachers or staff would ... [more]

Snow removal method makes it hard to use trash rollouts

Feb 26, 2015 - Lyndon McKacey, Riverton:  Editor:
Since people are writing in about snow, here is my 2 cents. The city has changed the way snow is plowed, now being pushed up to the curbs.
Also at ... [more]

Riverton free-throw shooter off to Denver regionals after winning local, state events

Feb 25, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Demi Stauffenberg gets a free trip to Denver because of her free-throw shooting ability.
The Riverton 11-year-old was the Elks Hoop Shoot title winner from ... [more]

Shipment helped satisfy 'sweet tooth of veterans'

Feb 25, 2015 - Char McKenzie, VFW Auxiliary 3628, Riverton:  Editor:
Our veterans deserve the honor, respect and the very best care we have to give.
Each February, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars ... [more]

Thefts pile up countywide from vehicles left unlocked

Feb 25, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  More than a dozen auto burglaries were reported over the weekend throughout Fremont County, all involving vehicles that were left unlocked.
A majority of the ... [more]

City did well to clean up 'hard walls of snow'

Feb 24, 2015 - Mary Darvey, Riverton:  Editor:
I will give credit when it is due, with pleasure. I wrote in not long ago about the poor method of snow plowing around Riverton this winter which made ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 24, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Spring ahead
The decline of winter is as much about light as temperature -- and even in our cold second half of February, the sunlight is noticeably ... [more]

National FFA Week: Riverton

Feb 22, 2015 - By Tia Gopp, Riverton FFA Reporter:  Members preparing for career development event competitions

The Riverton FFA chapter started its year in early May with the election of the 2014-2015 ... [more]