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Unfair to brand complaint about Rails to Trails pathway as racist

Oct 11, 2013 - Belle Bransky, Riverton:  Editor:
I was offended strongly by the letter to the editor from Mr. Ron Howard who decided to all but brand me as a racist because I used the words "path ... [more]

Car leaves street, crosses business property

Oct 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials said a medical episode initiated the one-vehicle accident that took place mid-morning Friday at U.S. Energy in Riverton.
No one was injured in the ... [more]

Big turnout at Tonkin Stadium for PP&K

Oct 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A record number of Riverton athletes participated in the annual Punt, Pass and Kick competition held Wednesday afternoon at Tonkin Stadium.
There were 64 ... [more]

Fed up with trash freeloaders in receptacles paid for by others

Oct 10, 2013 - Char McKenzie, Riverton:  Editor:
Sunday at about 2 p.m. is a good time for the small, gray Chevrolet pickup (it sounds like a road grader) 10 County plates, white female driver, age ... [more]

Explosions Saturday in rural area investigated

Oct 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  One reporting party said the issue was an ongoing problem involving people setting off explosives.

Fremont County Sheriff's deputies responded to ... [more]

Break in the Uden case is 'nothing short of incredible'

Oct 9, 2013 - Virginia Alveda, Riverton:  Editor:
The break in the Uden disappearance is nothing short of incredible to me. I remember so well when that all happened.
It was a very famous case in ... [more]

State expected to take over Barnson case from federal prosecutors

Oct 9, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The man's skeletal remains were found March 10 on the Wind River Indian Reservation east of Riverton; he had been missing since 2006.

A federal ... [more]

Commissioners face flak over local bid concerns on justice center design

Oct 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Some Fremont County commissioners were so concerned about how the architecture firm for the Riverton justice center project was selected that they voted ... [more]

Doctor shortage a problem already and will get worse

Oct 8, 2013 - Lynette McIntyre, Riverton:  Editor:
I believe that we have a very serious problem in Fremont County concerning individuals getting into see a physician. With several doctors now absent ... [more]

Sex offender's probation is rescinded

Oct 8, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After admitting to having sex with two teenage boys, a 32-year-old Riverton woman in March 2012 was given a sentence that gave her a chance to reform herself ... [more]

North Riverton acquires new game warden

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  Allen Deru is the new game warden for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in north Riverton.
Wyoming game wardens are responsible for wildlife law ... [more]

Make It With Wool contest set for Nov. 2

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  The 2013 Make It With Wool contest will begin at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 2 at the REACH Foundation, 622 N. Eighth St. W., Riverton.
Each entrant will receive 2.5 ... [more]

Foundation awards $5K grant to Riverton skate park remodel

Oct 6, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming Skating Association has been awarded its first grant, with $5,000 coming from the Tony Hawk Foundation to help build a skate park in ... [more]

Couple celebrates anniversary

Oct 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  Dan Penovich and Alice Nichols, of Springfield, Mo., recently celebrated their 55th anniversary.
The couple were married June 15, 1958, in North Wichita ... [more]

Linthicum, Zingarelli marry

Oct 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  Mark and Ruth Linthicum, of Riverton, are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Lisa Linthicum, to Marc Zingarelli, the son of Tom and Loren ... [more]

Detox center renamed Center of Hope

Oct 4, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The facility is now operated by the Volunteers of America -- Northern Rockies.

Three months and two days after a signed agreement merged the ... [more]

City invited to Mammoth Music opening

Oct 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has received an open invitation for the grand re-opening celebration of Mammoth Music, 318 E. Main St.
The opening will be at 11 ... [more]

CWC picks Riverton firm for insurance agent

Oct 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has selected Tegeler and Associates of Riverton as the school's property and liability insurance agent for the ... [more]

City weighs door-to-door regs

Oct 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Chief Mike Broadhead said his officers field a number of complaints from residents who are uncomfortable having salespeople on their property.

Not ... [more]

Jury misinformed, so new trial required for murder convict, high court says

Oct 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Misinformation provided by Fremont County prosecutors has led the Wyoming Supreme Court to throw out a Riverton man's first-degree murder conviction.
Gabriel ... [more]

New interview center will spare young sexual assault victims a long road trip

Oct 2, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Young sexual abuse victims no longer will have to travel to Natrona County to undergo forensic interviews. The Children's Advocacy Project has opened the doors ... [more]

'Path ranger' comment was inappropriate

Oct 1, 2013 - Ronald E. Howard, Riverton:  Editor:
I read the letter from Belle Bransky on Sept. 17 about the so-called 'vagrants' on the Rails to Trails path. As a Native American I was offended by ... [more]

Drennen conviction overturned; new murder trial ordered

Oct 1, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  The Wyoming Supreme Court has overturned a Riverton man's first-degree murder conviction in the 2010 shooting death of another man.
The court on Tuesday ... [more]

Rain was nice, but more storage upstream would be even better

Sep 28, 2013 - Rich Kinships, Riverton:  Editor:
Yep, this is some great rain we've been having. Too bad it's all running downstream now that the irrigation season is pretty much over.
It's ... [more]

The way it was: Building the band shell -- 1984

Sep 28, 2013 - Staff:  In late September 1984, volunteers from the Riverton Rotary Club were racing the weather to get the new band shell built at Riverton City Park.
Grant money ... [more]

Mayor designates family day

Sep 28, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness proclaimed Sept. 23 as family day in Riverton -- a day for parents to eat dinner with their children.
The mayor borrowed the ... [more]

WGFD seeks information in Riverton mule deer poaching

Sep 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wyoming Game and Fish Department officials are looking for information on a mule deer that was poached in Riverton and left to rot.
"It takes away from the ... [more]

Bennett describes reasoning behind charges in fatal attack on rec trail

Sep 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett said he thinks second-degree murder is the correct charge for the two teens arrested in the Rails to Trails attack that ... [more]

Riverton auxiliary honored at conference

Sep 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary recently was recognized as the 2013 Outstanding Auxiliary in Wyoming. The group was nominated in honor of its 40 years ... [more]

City begins planning for fall clean up day

Sep 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The event would last from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 19, and dumpsters would be stationed at three locations throughout Riverton.

Riverton city staff ... [more]