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CWC either knew about ineligible player, or should have

Nov 29, 2012 - Jim Debrandt, Riverton:  Editor:
After reading the letter to the editor from Richard May commenting on the volleyball team penalty and probation for having a professional player on ... [more]

City's homeless: Advocates say problem is both underestimated, underserved

Nov 29, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Members of community service organizations are requesting that residents lend an extra hand when it comes to serving the area's homeless population.
The ... [more]

Board elections should be public

Nov 27, 2012 - Carl Niswonger, Riverton:  Editor:
Well, it appears that the board of directors of the Riverton Senior Citizens Center has thumbed its collective nose at the citizens of Fremont County ... [more]

Coroner: Man found under truck died of 'mechanical asphyxia'

Nov 27, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials said Sterling Blackburn, 21, of Riverton, had died of mechanical asphyxia Oct. 4 when he was discovered underneath a pickup truck at the Cedar Bar, ... [more]

We all 'pay the price' when crime suspects are allowed to plead to lesser charges

Nov 25, 2012 - Linda Croteau, Riverton:  Editor:
This is in response to what I've been reading in the papers. Is life really so cheap that people can shoot someone in the back, or kill people in ... [more]

Hostess shutdown costs three Riverton workers their jobs; stores sold out

Nov 25, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Distribution centers in Casper and Gillette also are closed.

The Hostess Brands bankruptcy brings more to Fremont County than empty store shelves. ... [more]

O Christmas Tree (season)

Nov 25, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Volunteers helped residents make the transition from Thanksgiving to the Christmas season on Friday, when sales began at the annual St. Margaret's School tree ... [more]

Airport count solid; bigger plane returns for a flight per day

Nov 25, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Changes in both the daily flight schedule and the equipment are set for Riverton Regional Airport.
Great Lakes Airlines is returning the 30-passenger ... [more]

Vietnam vet earns honorary diploma

Nov 23, 2012 - Staff:  Vietnam War veteran Michael R. Mahaffey earned his honorary high school diploma Nov. 13 during a Fremont County School District 25 board meeting. Lori McGee ... [more]

Home sales tax under Obamacare doesn't apply to most people

Nov 23, 2012 - Christopher Shannen, Riverton:  Editor:
The claim made by Carl and Annette Baxter in their letter to the editor about "Obamacare" is one of the untruths often cited when people want to ... [more]

CWC events drew more than 184,000 people in 2011

Nov 23, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Use of Central Wyoming College facilities was up in 2011 compared to previous years according to Ron Granger, CWC's vice president of administrative ... [more]

Holiday shopping begins a day early for some businesses

Nov 23, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Black Friday came early to Riverton this year, with several stores welcoming customers on Thanksgiving instead of waiting for the busiest shopping day of the ... [more]

Kids make the most of new Wednesday school format

Nov 21, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton students have been enjoying their mornings at school while teachers meet in professional learning communities every Wednesday (see related story).
At ... [more]

Late-start Wednesdays

Nov 21, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton teachers said they got what they always wanted this year -- time to talk about their jobs with their peers.
Fremont County School District 25 ... [more]

County artists showcase work at Arts in Action craft fair

Nov 20, 2012 - Staff:  Monte Simon, a craft vendor from Rapid City, S.D., organized his metal mobiles during the annual Arts in Action craft fair Saturday at the Fremont County ... [more]

Woman died in cemetery, officials say

Nov 20, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  County officials are investigating the death of Robin Gilpin, 48, of Riverton, whose body was found Saturday at her parents' gravesite in the Mountain View ... [more]

Murder suspect's arraignment postponed

Nov 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  An arraignment hearing for second-degree murder suspect Dustin Nickelson of Riverton has been delayed.
The original hearing set for Nov. 8 was postponed ... [more]

BLM seeks public input on Gas Hills uranium project proposal

Nov 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office is seeking public input on the Gas Hills In-Situ Recovery Uranium Project Draft Environmental Impact ... [more]

Flood repairs to begin west of Riverton

Nov 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  A $432,300 flood repair project is scheduled to begin next week west of Riverton on U.S. Highway 26, according to Robert Scheidemantel, Wyoming Department of ... [more]

Shoshone National Forest Christmas tree permits available

Nov 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  Christmas tree permits are now available from the Shoshone National Forest.
The cost for a permit is $8 for a tree up to 20 feet tall. Additional permits are ... [more]

Riverton Social Security office hours to change

Nov 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  Effective Monday, Nov. 19, the Riverton Social Security office will be open to the public 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Friday -- a reduction of 30 minutes each ... [more]

Skate park group sets $75K fundraising goal as effort moves ahead

Nov 18, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Ramps and money were on the agenda at a recent meeting of the Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association.
About 20 members of the new club met at the Fremont ... [more]

Sixty pianists perform in recital

Nov 16, 2012 - From staff reports:  The annual Riverton Piano Teachers' Halloween recital was Tuesday, Oct. 27, at the Riverton Branch Library.
Sixty students from six piano teachers ... [more]

Yes, extend 30 mph speed limit farther out on West Main Street

Nov 16, 2012 - Tina Haight, Riverton:  Editor:
Let me say that I agree absolutely and 100 percent with Mr. Steven R. Peck's editorial opinion on lowering the speed limit to 30 mph on West Main in ... [more]

Love of franchise drives father, son to start their own

Nov 15, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Even before he and his father built their Taco Time franchise in Riverton, Bryan Cross said he was a fan of the restaurant.
He first developed a taste for ... [more]

Big water tank project on hold until warmer weather

Nov 15, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The engineers and contractors working to build a 2 million gallon water storage tank near Airport Road met Tuesday with the Riverton City Council to explain ... [more]

Revised data show RMS made 'safe harbor' after all

Nov 14, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Adequate Yearly Progress results for Riverton Middle School have been modified and now show that the school is making Safe Harbor for 2012.
School District 25 ... [more]

Elementary students learn about flags, veterans at Monday event

Nov 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Veterans Day lasted through Monday this year for students at Aspen Park Elementary School, who decorated their campus this week with flags representing loved ... [more]

Police urge motorists to use caution around buses

Nov 11, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Police remind residents to be cautious when driving near school and public buses.
According to the state of Wyoming Statutes Dealing with School Buses, to ... [more]

Parents working to give students Food for Break

Nov 11, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Middle and high school groups will host a "stuff the bus" event Saturday, Nov. 17, at Smith's Food and Drug in Riverton.

Parents at Riverton ... [more]

Chilly runners highlight Help for Health event

Nov 11, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton held its annual Round-Up for Remembrance 5K Walk/Run Saturday morning.
Families, community members and staff ... [more]

Man who captured and assaulted teen gets 40 years to life

Nov 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A judge sentenced a Riverton man to 40 years to life in prison for second-degree attempted murder of a girl in the fall of 2011.
George William Lucas, 47, was ... [more]

Carlson earns 25-year service award

Nov 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Shelby Carlson of Greybull has earned a 25-year service award with the Wyoming Department of Transportation.
Carlson has served as WyDOT District 5 Engineer ... [more]

Gary Small & the Coyote Bros. to play at Riverton Branch Library

Nov 9, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Branch Library is hosting the Native American music group Gary Small & the Coyote Bros. on Saturday, Nov. 10.
The show will begin at 7 p.m. in ... [more]

Baby death investigated; no foul play suspected

Nov 8, 2012 - From staff reports:  Local officials are investigating the death of 4-month-old Liam LaForme, who was pronounced dead Saturday at Riverton Memorial Hospital.
Riverton Police ... [more]

With help from city, skaters organizing to build new park

Nov 8, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Skateboarders, BMX bikers and inline skaters have formed the Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association to clean up skateboarding's image and try to build a ... [more]

Shooting victim under influence of meth; baby died of asphyxia

Nov 6, 2012 - From staff reports:  Lucas Myhre died of multiple gunshot wounds during an incident Sept. 13 at an apartment complex in Riverton.

The Fremont County Coroner's Office has ... [more]

Shelley would do well for HD55

Nov 4, 2012 - John R. Vincent, Riverton:  Editor:
Sherry Shelley and I first met in 1955. We entered first grade together at Ashgrove Elementary School in 1955 and graduated from Riverton High School ... [more]

Seamstresses enter woolen garments in annual competition

Nov 4, 2012 - Staff:  Adults through pre-teens had their hand sewn wool garments judged Saturday during the District 4 Make It With Wool competition at the
Reach Foundation in ... [more]

Look at what matters, then vote for Sherry Shelley in HD55

Nov 4, 2012 - Nancy Sehnert, Riverton:  Editor:
Voters, I would encourage all of you to please consider Sherry Shelley for House District 55.
Get to know her views on sound budgeting, safe roads, ... [more]