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First order of business for 1 percent money: potholes

Mar 29, 2013 - Jim Calyer, Riverton:  Editor:
Here is my advice on the first order of business in spending money from the 1 percent sales tax when it kicks in next month.
One word: potholes. ... [more]

Children's museum

Mar 29, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Planners of such a facility in Riverton have a fine idea

A very worthwhile idea is encompassed in Riverton by the planning for a museum-style ... [more]

Already in prison for separate crime, woman to be charged in death of 7-week-old boy

Mar 29, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When Crystal Lynn Dresser, 28, of Riverton, is released from federal prison on an unrelated matter in May, she will be arrested on a Fremont County warrant for ... [more]

Parents file suit in case of RHS girl killed in wreck

Mar 29, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The parents of a Riverton teen who was killed two years ago in a crash on North Federal Boulevard have filed a wrongful death suit against the grandparents of ... [more]

Riverton Chamber of Commerce selects four new board members

Mar 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Chamber of Commerce has elected four new board members: Tom Powell of Strathmore Minerals, Karla Borders of Hampton Inn & Suites, Mike Becker of ... [more]

Fat Boy menu features fresh, homemade items

Mar 28, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Bob and Patty Fullmer expected their new restaurant to be popular in Riverton, but they didn't anticipate the number of customers they have seen since opening ... [more]

GPS is no replacement for your brain, eyes and common sense

Mar 28, 2013 - Joe Lorenz, Riverton:  Editor:
Who could be so gullible to use a GPS to drive up on Blondie Pass and get stuck? Some college kids from Powell did it, so I guess that answers that ... [more]

A bewildering, big bunny

Mar 27, 2013 - Staff:  Children attending the PAWS annual pupcake fundraiser Saturday at the Riverton senior center had the opportunity to have their portrait taken with the Easter ... [more]

U.S. being 'shafted' out of its money

Mar 27, 2013 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
I was reading the other day on how Texas is wanting to pass a new law about requiring immigrants or illegals to have certification of their ... [more]

Good to see column on funny police calls again

Mar 27, 2013 - Barbara Kyle, Riverton:  Editor:
It was so fun to see the piece written by Katie Roenigk about all the funny police calls. I think a lot of people used to enjoy when Sgt. Ringer of ... [more]

Firefighters duel in annual charity basketball game

Mar 26, 2013 - Staff:  Lander firefighter Ian Kraft, left, reached for the rebound against Riverton fireman Ian Kath during Saturday's third annual Lander-Riverton volunteer ... [more]

RMS students present spring play

Mar 26, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton Middle School students presented their spring play "Murder So Fowl" at the school Thursday and Friday for pupils and family members. Above, Evelynn ... [more]

We've made the most of poor Little League site; now it's time to do better

Mar 26, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  If I were planning new Little League baseball fields in Riverton, just about the last place I would build them is where our fields -- the Ron Saban Little ... [more]

Churches plan Holy Week schedules through Easter

Mar 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Anyone wanting to hunt for eggs over Easter weekend will have plenty of opportunities in the Riverton area.
The Riverton Chamber of Commerce will host its ... [more]

Sign up now for Little League

Mar 22, 2013 - Staff:  It's the bottom of the ninth.
Friday is the final day to register for Riverton's Little League baseball program.
Parents can register their children until 5 ... [more]

City students shine in Stars of Tomorrow

Mar 22, 2013 - Staff:  Thirty-four acts performed during this year's Stars of Tomorrow competition through the Riverton Kiwanis Club. First- and second-place winners in the high ... [more]

Hartman, Roman wed

Mar 22, 2013 - Staff:  Francisco Roman and Molly Hartman of Riverton were married March 2, 2013, at The Quad Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
The groom's parents are Lynn Menchaca ... [more]

Report from architecture firm calls for new school, renovations

Mar 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The architectural firm reviewing the needs of Wyoming's highest-capacity school districts has revised its final report on Riverton's needs.
The Wyoming ... [more]

Abortion in America is a gruesome industry based on killing babies

Mar 3, 2013 - Marian Bellinger, Riverton:  Editor:
We recently picked up a film featuring abortion providers telling the industry from the feet up. It is money. They don't do it gratis. No options ... [more]

Spending per person

Mar 3, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Lander and Riverton rank low on the list, but it's about more than numbers

Are we to be pleased or troubled by the news that among the 18 Wyoming ... [more]

NWS encouraging weather preparedness

Mar 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  The National Weather Service office in Riverton is proud to promote National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 3 to March 9. During this week members of ... [more]

Veterans officer to provide outreach

Mar 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services in Wyoming cities throughout ... [more]

Major land was sold with the understanding that it would be new fairgrounds

Mar 1, 2013 - Margaret N. Rogers, Riverton:  Editor:
To Fremont County Commissioners, Riverton City Council, the two Indian tribes, and other citizens:
Your help is needed to make some things happen ... [more]

South Federal planning under way

Mar 1, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation had a public meeting Tuesday at Riverton City Hall to inform city residents and business owners about the effects on ... [more]

Barrasso says he welcomes debate about gun control

Mar 1, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The senator said he is concerned about recent legislation that would ban more than 100 firearms.

U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., discussed the ... [more]

Dozens compete in fifth-grade science fair

Feb 28, 2013 - Staff:  More than 110 pupils participated in this year's fifth-grade science fair at Rendezvous Elementary School in Riverton. Areas of study included zoology, ... [more]

Back Country Mudd opens second shop

Feb 28, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Whether it's a cappuccino, tea, coffee, an Italian soda or a smoothie that customers are in the mood for, Back Country Mudd is ready to serve it.
The ... [more]

Local computer technician warns of scam affecting Riverton residents

Feb 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  A local computer technician is worried about a scam that targets residents through fake antivirus scans.
Lee Crook, the owner of ArtistryWeb in Riverton, said ... [more]

County goes forward on justice center planning without settling on the site

Feb 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission has advanced plans to build a new Riverton justice center. The decisions came after the county board discussed concerns and how ... [more]

Legislature may adjourn earlier than expected

Feb 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, says he is confident about Wyoming's long-term financial situation.

Wyoming Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, is hopeful that ... [more]

Feds nudge Job Corps closer to construction bid

Feb 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Department of Labor on Wednesday posted a "pre-solicitation notice" for construction services for the Wind River Job Corps facility scheduled to be ... [more]

Enzi hears residents voice concerns

Feb 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wyoming's senior U.S. senator vowed to remedy federal funding problems at St. Stephen's School and to investigate whether the threatened budget "sequester" ... [more]

County still undecided on spot for new court facility in Riverton

Feb 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission took one step toward building a Riverton justice center while throwing another location into the mix. The county board discussed ... [more]

The way it was: Elkhorn Hotel -- 1915

Feb 24, 2013 - Staff:  The Chicago North Western Railroad got to Shoshoni before either Riverton or Lander in 1906, and the town prospered. While it didn't approach Lander in size or ... [more]

Big swim meet this weekend at Riverton Aquatic Center

Feb 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton will be hosting the Wyoming State Championship "B" swim meet Saturday and Sunday at the Riverton Aquatic Center.
The first day's competition begins ... [more]

Three longtime post office workers retire

Feb 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The employees represent 79 years of service in the industry.

Regular customers of the U.S. post office in Riverton will notice some familiar faces ... [more]

Call to mayor got quick results

Feb 21, 2013 - Barbara Williams, Riverton:  Editor:
Thanks, mayor, for getting the job done the same day I called you.
I had called the city several times to clean the ice out of the dip and Fifth and ... [more]

Cindy Hill already has one vote sewn up for governor

Feb 21, 2013 - Marcell Hartwick, Riverton:  Editor:
People are talking about whether State Superintendent Cindy Hill was too early to announce she was running for governor next year. I am glad she did, ... [more]

Road safety puzzle

Feb 21, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Accidents keep happening at the Honor Farm intersection

We're not sure how many times a paragraph in this newspaper has included the words "another ... [more]

Schoening gets college board seat until 2014

Feb 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  She was appointed Wednesday to fill the vacancy left by Judy Pedersen's resignation.

Nicole Schoening took her seat on the Central Wyoming College ... [more]