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Zoller, Lopez best RHS finishers at Laramie cross county invitational

Sep 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton High School Wolverines cross country team ran against all teams from the eastern side of the state at the Laramie Invitational.
Teams in the ... [more]

Wolverine golfers in Arizona for invitation-only event

Sep 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After winning its first two boys golf tournaments of the 2014 season, the Riverton Wolverines will be spending the weekend playing in the prestigious Antigua ... [more]

Today

Sep 5, 2014 - Staff:  Births
ANDERSON

A daughter was born to Alicia Willow of Fort Washakie and Keavin Anderson of Fort Hall, Idaho at 3:13 p.m. July 22 at SageWest Health ... [more]

LVHS senior earns $1,000 scholarship from Rotary

Sep 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lander Valley High School senior Marvin Aragon has earned a $1,000 scholarship from the Lander Rotary Club.
Rotarians say Aragon was a standout high school ... [more]

Fremont County School District 21 approves eight bus routes

Sep 5, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 21 Board of Trustees has approved eight bus routes for the 2014-2015 school year.
During the board's regular meeting Aug. ... [more]

Arts in Action season begins with free show Saturday

Sep 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  The organization will be promoting upcoming concerts and selling season tickets at the event.

Arts in Action starts off its 2014-2015 season Saturday ... [more]

Second Wind students generate more than 100 hours of community service

Sep 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College Second Wind Students have dedicated more than 100 hours of service to the community as part of their co-curricular credits in the ... [more]

On city weed problem, 'It isn't your town -- It's you'

Sep 5, 2014 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  With all the talk about this being "Weed City U.S.A," the following verse seems to have a seed of truth:

It Isn't the Town, It's You
By R.W. Glover
If you ... [more]

Sage grouse and Fremont County

Sep 5, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Whether the bird survives in the wild may come down to us

The fate of sage grouse in Wyoming -- and perhaps the entire United States -- likely will ... [more]

Alleys and dumpsters

Sep 5, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The city ought to keep open the option of limited dumpster service

The problem faced by the City of Riverton in municipal trash collection involving ... [more]

Digest

Sep 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Body found near ski trail
JACKSON -- A survey crew has found human remains off a trail at the Snow King ski resort in Jackson.
Police say the remains ... [more]

Wyoming highway deaths well ahead of 2013's count so far

Sep 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Highway deaths in Wyoming so far this year are well ahead of the total count for all last year and police say cell phone use, not wearing a seat belt and ... [more]

Gosar pushes Mead for longer series of debates, but the governor declines

Sep 5, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Pete Gosar called on Gov. Matt Mead on Thursday to agree to five additional debates between now and Election Day ... [more]

Police arrest man for probation revocation

Sep 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Levi Chancellor told officials he had been using methamphetamine and had been awake for two days when police found him shirtless and shoeless in the middle ... [more]

Test shows no West Nile virus in Riverton; city to continue its doubled spraying schedule

Sep 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Public services director Kyle Butterfield responded to a citizen question about Riverton's mosquito abatement program during a meeting this week at City Hall. ... [more]

Cool summer a boon for barley crop

Sep 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  If Corona tastes a little better this fall, thank a Fremont County farmer. The local malt barley crop is shaping up to be bigger and better than average, ... [more]

Elizabeth Katherine 'Betty' (Rothfus) Merrifield

Sep 5, 2014 - Staff:  Elizabeth Katherine "Betty" (Rothfus) Merrifield died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. She was 92 years old.
Per her ... [more]

Charles 'Charlie' Morris Sr.

Sep 5, 2014 - Staff:  Charles "Charlie" Morris Sr., of Dubois, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at the Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colo. He was 78 years old.
Funeral ... [more]

Tournament in Gillette awaits RHS volleyball Friday, Saturday

Sep 4, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Looking to improve its passing and return of serve, the Riverton Lady Wolverine volleyball squad travels to Gillette Friday and Saturday for the Camel ... [more]

UW raises record $12.8M for athletic facilities and scholarships

Sep 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming athletics will benefit for years to come from the generosity of numerous individuals, corporations and other groups who ... [more]

Wolverines open grid season

Sep 4, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Kickoff against Green River is 7 p.m. Friday at Wolverine Field.

With the excitement of opening its regular season at home, the Riverton Wolverines ... [more]

Team searching lake for remains of Uden victims

Sep 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Investigators started scouring a Sublette County lake for the bodies of Gerald Uden's victims Monday, but they still had not found the remains of Virginia Uden ... [more]

New diner opens in Shoshoni

Sep 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  The owners spent two months renovating the former Desert Cafe.

A Riverton family hopes a good location will help their new Shoshoni diner thrive. The ... [more]

Riverton man elected as delegate at Angus meeting

Sep 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  Dan E. Ingalls, of Riverton, has been elected as a delegate to the 131th Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates on Nov. 6 at the KCI Expo ... [more]

Today

Sep 4, 2014 - Staff:  Births
ANDERSON

A daughter was born to Lindsey Anderson of Riverton and Rowdy Anderson of Riverton at 10:32 a.m. May 12 at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

Protect valuable public services

Sep 4, 2014 - By Helen Potts, Riverton:  This letter to the editor is written to renew or relight interest and concern for the outstanding social and human services which citizens have here in our ... [more]

High winds, low humidity trigger red flag warning

Sep 4, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The highest wind speed recorded Wednesday in Riverton was 38 mph, with gusts reaching 46 mph, according to the NWS.

National Weather Service ... [more]

Watery soil drives up cost of Riverton justice center project

Sep 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  Unforeseen costs of $25,000 have arisen in the Riverton justice center project, and Fremont County commissioners agreed to pay the bill at a meeting ... [more]

Vote won't alter GOP dominance in Legislature

Sep 4, 2014 - By Trevor Brown MCT News Service:  There are a lot of unknowns for the Nov. 4 election.
But one thing is certain: Republicans will keep majority control in the state House and Senate after all ... [more]

Temporary digs

Sep 4, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Where to house the Legislature during Capitol renovation is no easy question

Flying under the radar of many Wyoming citizens is the fact -- actual ... [more]