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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]

Autopsy: Bike path victim was strangled and beaten

Oct 31, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk and Eric Blom, Staff Writers:  Prosecutors had no comment Thursday about an autopsy report showing David Ronald Moss Jr., 25, died of manual strangulation as well as blunt-force head ... [more]

The only way to live is to 'resist, fight evil'

Oct 30, 2013 - Den Schofield, Riverton:  Editor:
I cannot allow Mr. Peck's editorial titled "Everyone felt it" (Friday, Oct. 18,) to slide by without comment.
The attitude of blaming "Congress" for ... [more]

Legislation would give one-time funding for Riverton justice center

Oct 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Counties would have to put up matching funds to cover 50 percent of the project from their own coffers or other non-state sources under the bill to be ... [more]

Speaker calls attention to alcoholism, abuse

Oct 29, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Women Restored, a local group educating women on sexual assault through a federal grant, welcomed Robin Poor Bear at the Wind River Hotel and Casino in a ... [more]

Snow early in season means less spending on snowplows

Oct 29, 2013 - Loren Albert, Riverton:  Editor:
If we are going to get all this snow, I am just as glad that we are getting it now early in the fall/winter period rather than later. When it falls ... [more]

Riverview Road upgrade under way

Oct 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The $2.8 million project will reconstruct and straighten the road and add an improved canal crossing and safer intersection at the bottom of Hill Street. ... [more]

Be proud of young people who helped after the storm

Oct 25, 2013 - Judith A. Sleath, Riverton:  Editor:
Praises to our Riverton High School students. Thanks to each of you who were at my home and cleaned up all the fallen limbs and branches after the big ... [more]

Bike path murder suspects both say 'not guilty' in court

Oct 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two teenaged boys pleaded not guilty Thursday to murder and attempted murder charges from an attack Sept. 3 on a Riverton recreation path.
A judge joined ... [more]

Narrow Gate Farm joins American Angus Association

Oct 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  Narrow Gate Farm, of Riverton, is a new member of the American Angus Association, according to the national organization.
The American Angus Association, with ... [more]

Hole in the Wall Bakery serving up sweets and soups

Oct 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A team of family members spanning four generations helps operate the business on Goes in Lodge Road.

A new bakery south of Riverton has been serving ... [more]

Writer has an urgent request for definition of a legal term

Oct 24, 2013 - Stella Montoya, Riverton:  Editor:
Of the utmost urgency because time is of the essence, I need help as to who can give me and my brother the legal definition of "soul sovereignty," or ... [more]

Stabbing suspect gets term in boot camp

Oct 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  If he fails there, Patrick Duran will be sentenced to the state penitentiary for his attack in May on Stefan Bigmedicine.

The judge in a stabbing ... [more]

Door-to-door peddlers in city ought be licensed by the police

Oct 23, 2013 - Meredith Erman, Riverton:  Editor:
Here is my opinion on sales people who go door to door trying to sell things: Don't permit it to be done at all. If it must be allowed, then make them ... [more]

State OKs money to buy land for elementary school

Oct 23, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 has received much-wanted news from the Wyoming Schools Facilities Commission. The state agency has approved $408,200 for the ... [more]

Teen injured in ATV crash

Oct 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials said the boy was riding on the front rack when the vehicle crashed into a trailer.

A 14-year-old boy was sitting on the front rack of an ... [more]

Last legs?

Oct 19, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  With the Wyoming State Winter Fair struggling to survive, here's a suggestion -- again

It is sad news indeed that the Wyoming State Winter Fair's ... [more]

No 'serious injury' in accident on 8 Mile Road

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials said a Riverton woman "escaped serious injury" Oct. 11 during a one-vehicle traffic accident on 8 Mile Road west of town.
Mary Lewis, 49, of ... [more]

Digest

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wyoming Stories to visit CWC
Wyoming Public Media will record Riverton's Wyoming Stories on Thursday and Friday at the Intertribal Education and ... [more]

First-time appearance for Douglas in Fremont County Football Festival

Oct 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Douglas will play for the first time in the annual Fremont County Football Festival on Saturday in Riverton.
Douglas is bringing a group of sixth-graders to ... [more]

Achievers

Oct 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Moss enrolls at Fort Lewis
Ronnie Moss, of St. Stephen's, started coursework Aug. 30 at Fort Lewis College. Moss's major is exercise science, exercise ... [more]

Barn Bash for Hospice set for Saturday

Oct 18, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Health for Help Hospice home in Riverton is going big again this year as it prepares for its Barn Bash for Hospice fundraising event at 4:30 p.m. Saturday ... [more]