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Police need to 'catch a break' on July 26 crimes

Sep 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Armed invaders shot holes in a trailer house, and a bar in Riverton was robbed at gunpoint a short time later.

Local police are looking for more ... [more]

Griffin monument unveiled in Riverton

Sep 11, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Griffin monument unveiled in Riverton

Veterans, active service members, school children, government officials and residents gathered under a somber ... [more]

New license rule good if speed limits are enforced

Sep 10, 2013 - Raellen Cloverfeld, Riverton:  This new city rule which says you have to have a driver's license is pretty strange. You had to have a driver's license before anyway, but now the city gets to ... [more]

Bike path attackers named; teens being charged as adults

Sep 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  One of the boys charged in connection with a beating death last week north of Riverton was telling people about the incident after it occurred, and it led to ... [more]

Jail or else?

Sep 9, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fremont County is wise to consider expanding justice options for young and non-violent offenders

Fremont County is taking its latest step in ... [more]

The way it was: City park crowd -- 1913

Sep 9, 2013 - Staff:  A hundred years ago, Riverton City Park had only recently moved to its current location on the east side of Federal Boulevard where it intersects with Main ... [more]

Griffin memorial to be dedicated Wednesday

Sep 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Formal dedication ceremonies for the memorial honoring the late Sgt. Maj. Kevin Griffin are set for noon Wednesday at Veterans Park on the Rails to Trails ... [more]

Man injured in motorcycle wreck

Sep 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  A 48-year-old Riverton man suffered serious injuries Aug. 24 after wrecking his Harley Davidson motorcycle east of Pavillion.
Michael Starks was found ... [more]

National Does president at state meeting in Riverton

Sep 9, 2013 - Staff:  The Riverton Does Drove welcomed national Does Grand Lodge supreme president Esther Fister-Palmer this weekend.
A local audience greeted Fister-Palmer in a ... [more]

UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources honors Riverton native

Sep 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Riverton native and the owner of a forest products company with headquarters in Hulett are this year's outstanding alumni award recipients from the ... [more]

Two arrests in bike path death

Sep 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Those responsible for leaving a man dead and woman beaten unconscious on the Rails to Trails path Wednesday morning are in custody, law enforcement believes. ... [more]

Animal shelter should give cats equal treatment to dogs

Sep 5, 2013 - Pat Stevens, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing because I want to praise our wonderful animal shelter, or maybe I should call it "dog sanctuary." The shelter doesn't seem to care a bit ... [more]

Fireworks, cannon OK'd for football games

Sep 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A blast will follow each score made by Riverton High School.

Spectators at this year's Riverton High School football games will be treated to the ... [more]

Body found on Rails to Trails was male

Sep 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The body of a man found dead Wednesday morning on the Rails to Trails pathway north of Riverton was scheduled for an autopsy Thursday, officials said.
Fremont ... [more]

Farmers markets are amenities to Riverton that make the community a better place

Sep 4, 2013 - Margaret Harless, Riverton:  Editor:
I want to express my appreciation for both the farmers markets -- Wednesday and Saturday.
The fresh, local, delicious and reasonably priced produce is ... [more]

Program director eyes Major property for new day reporting center site

Sep 4, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A program that gives youths in trouble with the law an alternative to incarceration and expulsion is developing a new site for its day reporting center. ... [more]

One dead, one injured on bike path

Sep 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials are investigating a potential homicide that was discovered north of Riverton on Wednesday morning.
A civilian walking on the Rails to Trails pathway ... [more]

Letter on the state of education missed mark on two points

Sep 3, 2013 - Kristy Richmond, Riverton:  Editor:
There are two specific points that disappoint me most in Mr. Heckart's letter to the editor from Aug. 22. First, his experience with the students of ... [more]

Event helps younger band students learn from older ones

Sep 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Annual event helps younger band students learn from older ones.

Musical notes from baritone horns, trumpets, trombones, flutes, clarinets, French ... [more]

Honor Farm inmate jumps fence, then jumps back

Sep 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An inmate at the Wyoming Honor Farm has been segregated while officials investigate a report that someone was trying to escape the facility Saturday ... [more]

Struggling financially, VFW post puts building up for sale

Sep 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Ideally, a different building could be found to house the VFW, American Legion Post 19, the Disabled American Veterans, and the VFW Women's Auxiliary under ... [more]

Failures in education begin with parents and expectations

Sep 3, 2013 - John A. Boesch Jr., Riverton:  It is policy not to hold back a student that fails to meet a passing level of proficiency, therefore what is the incentive for the student that is failing to ... [more]

Man who stabbed woman last winter in motel sentenced to 5-7 year term

Sep 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Heto Thayer fled justice late one night in February by running from the hotel room where he had stabbed a woman, racing across parking lots and into the ... [more]

Rendezvous hosts open house

Aug 30, 2013 - Staff:  Students, parents and teachers met Thursday at Rendezvous Elementary School in Riverton for the back-to-school open house. New to Rendezvous this fall is ... [more]

Welcome rain falls on Riverton

Aug 30, 2013 - Staff:  An evening thunderstorm Thursday created perfect conditions for a rainbow over the Wind River Valley. The brilliantly colored arc spanned downtown Riverton at ... [more]

Does convention begins Thursday

Aug 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Does supreme president Esther Fister-Palmer will arrive Thursday in Riverton for the Wyoming State Convention.
Her theme "Love and Kindness Matters" will ... [more]

Riverton angler the 1,000th G&F Cutt-Slam participant

Aug 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  When Riverton angler Matt LeClair submitted his paperwork after completing the requirements for Wyoming's Cutt-Slam, he had no idea that his entry would be the ... [more]

Wolpert, Michel wed July 13

Aug 30, 2013 - Staff:  Olivia Wolpert, of Riverton, and Stephen Michel, of Laramie, were married July 13, 2013, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Lander. A wedding reception ... [more]

Business owner launches Nennyopolis Preschool

Aug 29, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  After an unsuccessful attempt last year to convert a home at 944 Big Horn Drive into a day care facility for school-age children, Jennifer Person finally has ... [more]

Great Lakes sponsoring food drive; donors could win trip

Aug 29, 2013 - Staff:  Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. is helping in the battle to fight hunger with its Fifth Annual "Flyin' 4 Food" campaign to benefit the Fremont County Good Samaritan ... [more]