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The way it was: Building the band shell -- 1984

Sep 28, 2013 - Staff:  In late September 1984, volunteers from the Riverton Rotary Club were racing the weather to get the new band shell built at Riverton City Park.
Grant money ... [more]

Mayor designates family day

Sep 28, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness proclaimed Sept. 23 as family day in Riverton -- a day for parents to eat dinner with their children.
The mayor borrowed the ... [more]

WGFD seeks information in Riverton mule deer poaching

Sep 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wyoming Game and Fish Department officials are looking for information on a mule deer that was poached in Riverton and left to rot.
"It takes away from the ... [more]

Bennett describes reasoning behind charges in fatal attack on rec trail

Sep 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett said he thinks second-degree murder is the correct charge for the two teens arrested in the Rails to Trails attack that ... [more]

Riverton auxiliary honored at conference

Sep 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary recently was recognized as the 2013 Outstanding Auxiliary in Wyoming. The group was nominated in honor of its 40 years ... [more]

City begins planning for fall clean up day

Sep 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The event would last from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 19, and dumpsters would be stationed at three locations throughout Riverton.

Riverton city staff ... [more]

Clearing up details about new justice center in city

Sep 27, 2013 - By Travis Becker, Fremont County commissioner, Riverton:  Editor:
As your readers are aware, Fremont County is looking to build a new justice center in Riverton. While a bullethole last June has precipitated the ... [more]

Riverton residents to attend Angus meeting

Sep 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  Dan E. Ingalls, of Riverton, has been elected as a delegate to the 130th Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates, and Riverton resident Terry ... [more]

Restaurant offering fast, authentic tacos

Sep 26, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A new fast food taco service in town is promising each customer an authentic Mexican taste in each bite.
Taqueria El Sol opened Sept. 18 at 832 W. Main St. ... [more]

Man sentenced to six years for possession of child pornography

Sep 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  The 30-year-old also will have to pay a $100 special assessment and a $400 fine.

Charles Lee Caines, 30, of Riverton, has been sentenced to six years ... [more]

'Positive feeling' about shelter and how cats are handled there

Sep 24, 2013 - Louise Manor, Riverton:  Editor:
Responding to the letter to the editor from Pat Stevens about the Riverton animal shelter, I can say that anything negative that happened to her with ... [more]

First dirt being moved at justice center site -- for testing

Sep 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Passersby should soon see the first dirt moved at the site of the proposed Riverton justice center project.
But it won't be for construction.
Rather, ... [more]

Project Green house, built with students crews, is ready for sale

Sep 15, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Project Green duplex -- built almost completely by using energy-efficient construction methods and "green" products -- is now open for bid.
Green ... [more]

Riverton lands state fastpitch tournament for next summer

Sep 13, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton will be the site of the 2014 Wyoming Girls Fastpitch Softball Tournament.
The tournament is set for July 10-13 at the Honeycutt Softball ... [more]

Wyoming ought to sign up for Medicare expansion under 'Obamacare' to cover citizens

Sep 13, 2013 - Freida Millsdorn, Riverton:  Editor:
I am hearing again about how Wyoming won't go along with the U.S. government program to expand Medicaid service in each state to help everyone meet ... [more]

Escaped inmate may have been seen near city

Sep 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  The sighting is unconfirmed for now, as the fugitive was not identified from surveillance footage at the Wind River Hotel and Casino.

A prisoner who ... [more]

A grown-up crime

Sep 13, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Rails to Trails suspects are being treated as adults, and it is justified

Civilized society is uncomfortable with the idea of treating minors in ... [more]

After merger, Energy Fuels lays off Riverton employees

Sep 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Energy Fuels and Strathmore Minerals completed their merger Aug. 30. The consolidation resulted in eliminating about half of Strathmore's former staff in ... [more]

Teens bound over in bike path death

Sep 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Insults to the assailants' families were the motivation for the Sept. 3 beating death and assault on the Rails to Trails path, authorities believe.
Charges ... [more]

Parade participants commemorate 9/11

Sep 11, 2013 - Staff:  Jerry Warren drove his service truck during the annual 9/11 Fremont County Oilfield Parade down Riverton's Main Street on ... [more]

Things were different in 'my day,' but that was long ago

Sep 11, 2013 - Todd Rossi, Riverton:  Editor:
I can appreciate both letters to the editor on the state of education in Riverton schools. Mrs. Richmond from the high school jumped to defend her ... [more]

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]