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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]

School safety practices are neither wasteful nor fearmongering

Nov 7, 2013 - Brent Nyberg, Assistant principal, Riverton Middle School:  Editor:
This letter is written in response to Mr. Finley's Oct. 31 criticism of Riverton Middle School's lockdown practice. As always, we appreciate the ... [more]

Problem with 'drunken vagrants' is not what 'label' we give them

Nov 6, 2013 - Belle Bransky, Riverton:  Editor:
Oh, for heaven's sake, Ron Howard is trying to make a mountain out of a molehill. All right, I apologize for using the term "path rangers" in ... [more]

Big damage from two Sunday fires; no injuries

Nov 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fire officials think an unattended candle caused a structure fire Sunday at a home north of Riverton.
No one was injured in the blaze, but the room in which ... [more]

Digest

Nov 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  Jackie & Gary to perform at library
The Riverton Branch Library is bringing back "Jackie & Gary" for another round of folk music, including a tribute ... [more]

Officers arrest four, net 29 grams of marijuana in Riverton traffic stop

Nov 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  Law enforcement officers confiscated 29 grams of marijuana from four individuals who said they had traveled to Colorado to pick up the drug and sell it in ... [more]

Arapaho artist's work on display in November

Nov 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wind River Hotel and Casino is showcasing the artwork of local artist Robert Martinez throughout November.
The public is invited to visit the Northern ... [more]

Columnist 'funny and thoughtful'

Nov 1, 2013 - Nancy Deumanelle, Riverton:  Editor:
Here is a quick note to say how much I enjoy reading Clair McFarland's column every other Thursday. I so remember my days as a young mother, but I ... [more]

Schools should not be lock boxes

Oct 31, 2013 - Lance Finley, Riverton:  Editor:
I was talking with my daughter recently and she informed me that Riverton Middle School had a mock lockdown. She then informed me that she was ... [more]

Throwing money

Oct 31, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Sometimes it really can solve a problem

A popular cliché spouted off by certain political leaders goes something like "you can't solve a problem ... [more]