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Burglaries in rural north Riverton may be connected

Officials are investigating a string of burglaries that appear to be connected in the rural north Riverton area.
Four similar burglaries were reported in the ...

Scott Jorgenson never thought he'd be getting a new hand.
The 64-year-old pastor at St. John Lutheran Church in Riverton, Jorgenson was born without most of ...

Yale mock trial team champs at Duke tournament

A former Riverton High School speech and debate standout is enjoying success again this year in collegiate speech competition.
Robert Peck captained his mock ...

'Every avenue we can'

Revamped local VFW operation encouraging new veterans to visit

Volunteers from the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Riverton are encouraging new veterans ...

Woman gets 20-25 years in prison for her role in 2014 killing

Standing in Lander District Court in front of a stern-faced Judge Norman E. Young on Thursday, public defender Devon Petersen had a tough job. He was ...

Riverton native named 'influential' woman

Evelyn Traylor lives in Sugar Land, Texas.

Riverton native Evelyn Traylor has been recognized in the January edition of the Houston Woman Magazine as ...

The Riverton River Rats are standing on top of the Wyoming high-school-aged hockey B division with a 13-0-1 mark.
The record has locked up a No. 1 seed for ...

Gores receives Outstanding Engineer Award

Jim Gores, president of Riverton-based James Gores and Associates, Inc., was presented with the Outstanding Engineer Award at the Wyoming Engineering Society's ...

Writer trying to improve life ought to write about progress

Editor:
I was impressed, up to a point, by the letter to the editor on Jan. 31 by Michael L. SunRhodes. ...

Amid good uses for drones, don't ignore privacy

Editor:
The new debate over remote-controlled "drones" is interesting to me. I have heard that some good uses for them besides just playing around could be in ...

Tuesday notes

Snowmelt
It's hard to believe that less than a week ago we were worrying about snow removal in the streets of both Riverton and Lander, to say nothing ...

Three dozen sessions at Farm and Ranch Days

Brucellosis, heifer selection, cheatgrass and the new farm bill are among the topics that will be covered at the 31st annual Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days ...

The way it was: Scout breakfast -- 1957

It was very cold and very dark outside when local business and civic leaders showed up at the Riverton American Legion hall at 6 a.m. on a February Thursday to ...

Pedestrian hit in September had .294 BAC

Autopsy results show the pedestrian killed in a car accident in September north of Riverton was intoxicated at the time of his death.
The incident has been ...

Medical issue possible cause of wreck

A 70-year-old Riverton man suffered minor injuries Wednesday after driving his truck into a parked vehicle and colliding with a storefront in the 300 block of ...

City seeking applicants to fill slots on several boards

The city of Riverton is looking for community members to fill vacancies on the city's airport board, planning commission, tree board and beautification ...

Man killed in Jan. 3 accident had .144 BAC

Autopsy results show the Riverton man who died in a single-vehicle crash in January north of town was driving while intoxicated.
David H. Williams, 24, of ...

Governor's recognition of hospice, palliative care a state milestone

Editor:
Hospice and palliative care month was celebrated and recognized by Gov. Matt Mead.
I am the executive director of Help for Health. Recently I ...

Minimum wage in Wyoming won't ever exceed federal wage

Editor:
I see the Wyoming Legislature didn't give raising the minimum wage in Wyoming much consideration. As long as the federal wage is higher than the ...

In the saddle no matter the season

To a motorist driving by sipping coffee in the toasty cab of her vehicle, a person out riding a bike to work in the winter might seem crazy. Cyclists who ...

 
 

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