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Holiday weekend craft fair returning; annual Christmas tree lot opens

Nov 29, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local crafters and home-based business owners are hoping to resurrect a tradition this weekend by hosting fairs on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday in ... [more]

Swim club readies for home meet next week

Nov 27, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Swimmers range in age from 4 to 54.

Rod Settlemire has the Riverton Swim Club going in the right direction.
When the head coach started, the ... [more]

Police quiet on robbery investigation

Nov 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials say they can't release information about an armed robbery that took place in Riverton this week.
"We're still at an impasse," Riverton Police ... [more]

County sets plans on six new projects to get 1 percent tax funding

Nov 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Design work for all seven projects is estimated to cost $2.1 million, and county funds will provide the entirety of construction costs.

Fremont ... [more]

Program offering break to caregivers

Nov 26, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Senior Citizens Inc., through its National Family Caregiver Support Program, hopes to give more caregivers in Riverton a chance to rest.
The federal ... [more]

Enact laws to protect the right to different ideas, opinions

Nov 26, 2013 - Tim Schroeder, Riverton:  Editor:
In recent observation, I have noticed that the general public does not fully understand what the word "normal" means.
Normal and/or normality in ... [more]

Armed robbery at Maverik; suspect fled the scene

Nov 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police officials were building information Tuesday about an armed robbery that took place just after midnight at the Maverik Country Store on West Main Street ... [more]

The way it was: Cheerleaders identified -- 1953

Nov 24, 2013 - Staff:  Last weeks' "The Way it Was" photo is reprinted this week, with one important difference -- everyone is identified.
We asked readers last Sunday to help with ... [more]

Collision costs county-owned vehicle a rear wheel

Nov 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Fremont County vehicle lost a wheel Tuesday after a traffic accident in south Riverton.
No one was seriously injured in the incident, though officials said ... [more]

Riverview Road rec path bridge removed

Nov 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  A walking path bridge has been removed from where it crossed the Riverton Valley Irrigation District Canal to allow for installation of water and sewer lines ... [more]

More clients referred to treatment since detox name change

Nov 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Riverton-based Center of Hope detoxification center is referring more clients to treatment since its merger with Volunteers of America-Northern Rockies this ... [more]

Riverton woman pleads guilty to drug charges

Nov 24, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Riverton woman pleaded guilty to drug charges this month as part of an agreement requiring her to undergo addiction treatment.
Abigail White, 22, of ... [more]

A scratchy voice from the intercom

Nov 22, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  The scratchy voice pouring out from the speaker above the door of eighth-grade math class still plays in my head.
It was lunchtime in the old Riverton Junior ... [more]

Too much gunfire at schools

Nov 21, 2013 - Dwight Traphagen, Riverton:  Editor:
I was thankful for the letter by Mr. Nyberg, the middle school assistant principal, in response to the earlier one from Mr. Finley that criticized ... [more]

Security at center of planning for justice facility

Nov 21, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Security features for the proposed Riverton justice center steered most of the discussion during the Fremont County Commission meeting Tuesday.
In particular, ... [more]

There's a 'laugh a day' from D.C.

Nov 20, 2013 - William Borwegen, Riverton:  Editor:
It has become like going to the circus. There is a laugh a day to keep me occupied.
As I watch television, I see the liar, Clinton, calling the liar, ... [more]

Former city man spared by typhoon in Philippines

Nov 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Former Riverton resident Mike Lieberman wasn't harmed by Typhoon Haiyan, which struck more than 450 miles from his home in General Santos City, ... [more]

Legacy we are leaving next generations is staggering

Nov 19, 2013 - Michael Dale Smith, Riverton:  Editor:
Since that warm, sun-filled morning in July 1944, the day ol' Doc Kendall delivered me, the sun has risen and sent 25,310 times. The hands on the ... [more]

Quick public action controlled situation near day care center

Nov 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office thanked the public Thursday for helping to identify a man who raised suspicions this week at a day care north of Riverton. ... [more]

The way it was: Lander-Riverton cheerleaders -- 1953

Nov 18, 2013 - Staff:  In the years before the modern playoff system, the high school football season in Fremont County started later than it does today -- usually in the second ... [more]

RMS names students to honor roll

Nov 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riverton Middle School recently recognized the students who were named to the first-quarter honor roll for the 2013-14 school year.

4.0 GPA
Eighth ... [more]

Community cleanup effort 'is how it's supposed to be'

Nov 13, 2013 - Max Spencer, Riverton:  Editor:
To all those involved in the recent community cleanup -- the Riverton High School student body, their families and others -- you guys moved about a half ... [more]

Accomplice says 16-year-old led Sunday robbery plan

Nov 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The woman accused of driving the getaway car during an armed robbery Sunday at Walmart said her 16-year-old co-conspirator masterminded the crime.
The teen, ... [more]

Three in custody after armed theft, short vehicle chase

Nov 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officers said they were able to arrest the trio on conspiracy charges based on witness and video accounts.

Three people are in custody after ... [more]

Riverview Road speed limit to drop Wednesday

Nov 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  A reduced project speed limit of 30 mph will be in effect Wednesday morning on the Riverview Road highway improvement project in Riverton.
"The new speed ... [more]

Public employees provide inside look at Obamacare in early stage

Nov 10, 2013 - William Lansfort, Riverton:  Editor:
We in Fremont County and Wyoming are fortunate to have examples of how the "Obamacare" Affordable Care Act is being put in place via county ... [more]

Digest

Nov 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  RMS club sponsors pet food drive
The Riverton Middle School Builders Club is sponsoring a November community pet food drive for the PAWS animal ... [more]

Now a pro rodeo star, Glause back in town for clinic with CWC team

Nov 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Seth Glause felt like he was back home over the weekend.
The former Central Wyoming College cowboy was in Riverton giving a three-day bull riding clinic ... [more]

Here's definition of 'sole sovereignty'

Nov 8, 2013 - Steve York, Riverton:  Editor:
In response to Stella Montoya's published letter to you, sovereignty means control over an area or a people and sole sovereignty means it is not ... [more]

A wild party, cemetery-style

Nov 8, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  Mountain View Cemetery it wasn't.
My mind's eye has a clear picture of what a cemetery should be. Until last weekend, that picture was Mountain View -- the ... [more]