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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]

Voters 'made a very good choice' on Health and Science Center

Aug 29, 2013 - Rebecca Flynn, Riverton:  Editor:
On a nice summer evening we drove up to the Central Wyoming College campus and had a look from close-up at the new Health and Science Center up there. ... [more]

Thinking like a coyote: Expert predator caller wows, educates crowd at trapping expo

Aug 29, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Growing up in the American heartland often produces cries of "there's nothing to do around here," particularly in teenagers and young adults. That cry didn't ... [more]

Uranium merger set, increases likelihood of new Gas Hills mine

Aug 29, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two uranium mining companies with development plans for Fremont County are set to merge.
Energy Fuels's acquisition of Strathmore Minerals passed two ... [more]

U.S. Highway 26 undergoes resurfacing

Aug 28, 2013 - Staff:  Automobiles on U.S. Highway 26 west of Riverton near Airport Hill followed a pilot vehicle through a construction zone. Highway resurfacing for several miles ... [more]

Firefighters called twice to scene of same incident

Aug 28, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton firefighters were called twice Saturday to a fire involving a tractor-trailer combination at a local truck stop.
The initial call came in at about ... [more]

City crews work to keep plants green

Aug 27, 2013 - Staff:  Roy Clyde of the Riverton parks department gave a planter in downtown Riverton a drink on a hot August day. The planters have a mix of flowers and grasses ... [more]

Riverton students return for school year

Aug 27, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County School District 25 superintendent Terry Snyder, right, and principal Curt Collins gave students, teachers and parents the go-ahead to enter ... [more]

Rules being developed for liquor licenses on reservation

Aug 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  Tribal and county governments are developing a memorandum of understanding about granting liquor licenses to businesses on the Wind River Indian Reservation. ... [more]

Writing for Heritage

Aug 25, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny Staff Writer:  By Andrea Novotny
Staff Writer

Shoshoni rancher Echo Klaproth's aim as Wyoming's new poet laureate extends beyond sharing the aesthetics of verse and into ... [more]

City to enforce code requiring residents to maintain weeds

Aug 23, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  City staff proposed to the council that they enforce the current code because it would be "consistent and fair"
The city of Riverton is targeting pesty ... [more]

Riverton hosting fastpitch softball tournament this weekend

Aug 23, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Manager Mark Stone expects six softball teams for the second annual Riverton High School Fastpitch Invitational scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. ... [more]

Youth soccer to begin year next month

Aug 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Youth Soccer Association president Jeff Carruth is counting on strong numbers for the 2013 season.
The league is taking registration for the fall ... [more]