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Riverton angler the 1,000th G&F Cutt-Slam participant

Aug 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  When Riverton angler Matt LeClair submitted his paperwork after completing the requirements for Wyoming's Cutt-Slam, he had no idea that his entry would be the ... [more]

Wolpert, Michel wed July 13

Aug 30, 2013 - Staff:  Olivia Wolpert, of Riverton, and Stephen Michel, of Laramie, were married July 13, 2013, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Lander. A wedding reception ... [more]

Business owner launches Nennyopolis Preschool

Aug 29, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  After an unsuccessful attempt last year to convert a home at 944 Big Horn Drive into a day care facility for school-age children, Jennifer Person finally has ... [more]

Great Lakes sponsoring food drive; donors could win trip

Aug 29, 2013 - Staff:  Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. is helping in the battle to fight hunger with its Fifth Annual "Flyin' 4 Food" campaign to benefit the Fremont County Good Samaritan ... [more]

Voters 'made a very good choice' on Health and Science Center

Aug 29, 2013 - Rebecca Flynn, Riverton:  Editor:
On a nice summer evening we drove up to the Central Wyoming College campus and had a look from close-up at the new Health and Science Center up there. ... [more]

Thinking like a coyote: Expert predator caller wows, educates crowd at trapping expo

Aug 29, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Growing up in the American heartland often produces cries of "there's nothing to do around here," particularly in teenagers and young adults. That cry didn't ... [more]

Uranium merger set, increases likelihood of new Gas Hills mine

Aug 29, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two uranium mining companies with development plans for Fremont County are set to merge.
Energy Fuels's acquisition of Strathmore Minerals passed two ... [more]

U.S. Highway 26 undergoes resurfacing

Aug 28, 2013 - Staff:  Automobiles on U.S. Highway 26 west of Riverton near Airport Hill followed a pilot vehicle through a construction zone. Highway resurfacing for several miles ... [more]

Firefighters called twice to scene of same incident

Aug 28, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton firefighters were called twice Saturday to a fire involving a tractor-trailer combination at a local truck stop.
The initial call came in at about ... [more]

City crews work to keep plants green

Aug 27, 2013 - Staff:  Roy Clyde of the Riverton parks department gave a planter in downtown Riverton a drink on a hot August day. The planters have a mix of flowers and grasses ... [more]

Riverton students return for school year

Aug 27, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County School District 25 superintendent Terry Snyder, right, and principal Curt Collins gave students, teachers and parents the go-ahead to enter ... [more]

Rules being developed for liquor licenses on reservation

Aug 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  Tribal and county governments are developing a memorandum of understanding about granting liquor licenses to businesses on the Wind River Indian Reservation. ... [more]

Writing for Heritage

Aug 25, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny Staff Writer:  By Andrea Novotny
Staff Writer

Shoshoni rancher Echo Klaproth's aim as Wyoming's new poet laureate extends beyond sharing the aesthetics of verse and into ... [more]

City to enforce code requiring residents to maintain weeds

Aug 23, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  City staff proposed to the council that they enforce the current code because it would be "consistent and fair"
The city of Riverton is targeting pesty ... [more]

Riverton hosting fastpitch softball tournament this weekend

Aug 23, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Manager Mark Stone expects six softball teams for the second annual Riverton High School Fastpitch Invitational scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. ... [more]

Youth soccer to begin year next month

Aug 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Youth Soccer Association president Jeff Carruth is counting on strong numbers for the 2013 season.
The league is taking registration for the fall ... [more]

Hotel manager nominated for award

Aug 22, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  When the Wind River Hotel and Casino first opened its doors in 2012, most of the newly hired 700 employees also were new to the hospitality and casino ... [more]

Problem with students is general 'disregard for respect, discipline'

Aug 22, 2013 - Dennis Heckart, Riverton:  Editor:
Two stories on the front page of the Aug. 14 Rangers caught my eye: "Slide in Riverton PAWS scores reflects statewide trend; causes under study," and ... [more]

Deputies continue to investigate shooting

Aug 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  The early morning death of a 36-year-old Riverton man at the Cozy Mobile Home Park may have been due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound, officials said ... [more]

Champion coyote caller to give demos at expo

Aug 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  Hunters, trappers and outdoor enthusiasts have a unique opportunity to gather Friday at the Fremont County Fairgrounds in Riverton for the Wyoming State ... [more]

Woman in high speed chase on the lam again after Salt Lake hospital allowed her to go

Aug 21, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  A woman who led police on a high-speed chase that ended with a damaging wreck in Riverton is at large again after being released mistakenly from a Salt Lake ... [more]

Gunshot death investigated at trailer park in Riverton

Aug 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials are investigating a shooting death that took place overnight at the Cozy Mobile Home Park in Riverton.
The victim's name and age were not available ... [more]

Parents, caregivers line up to oppose cuts in Medicaid waiver program

Aug 21, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  An audience of 100 parents, caregivers and caseworkers expressed their concerns Monday evening over changes in the waiver system that provides respite care and ... [more]

No suspects in custody yet for armed robbery and break-in last month

Aug 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two men have been identified as suspects, but detectives don't have enough evidence against the individuals to obtain an arrest warrant.

Local police ... [more]

Victims didn't get a plea deal

Aug 20, 2013 - Bernard Beatty, Riverton:  Editor:
Well, it looks like the last one of the five people in the "Hudson homicide" case where the two innocent people were killed in their trailer home is ... [more]

Riverton, Lander racers split top prizes at annual Lander Brain Drain race

Aug 19, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A Lander woman and a Riverton man produced the fastest times Thursday night at the annual Brain Drain Race in Lander.
Darci Nation crossed the finish line ... [more]

Man takes plea deal in stabbing at Gardens North

Aug 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man has pleaded no contest to aggravated assault for stabbing another man in May at a home in the Gardens North subdivision north of Honor Farm ... [more]

Season nears end for motocross riders

Aug 16, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton rider Reece Prosser has built a lead in two classes of the High Plains Motorcross Association with one race left on the schedule.
Prosser is first ... [more]

Dozens enter Rendezvous car show

Aug 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  More than 250 vehicles were shown July 19 in this year's Riverton Rendezvous Friday Night Cruise, and 117 cars and trucks along with 14 motorcycles competed in ... [more]

Rotary names duck race winners

Aug 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Rotary Club launched rubber ducks into the Wind River on Aug. 3 in an effort to raise money to stamp out polio worldwide.
The winners ... [more]