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Picture of old Lions Club center sparked nice memory

Sep 7, 2012 - Alta Barker, Riverton:  Editor:
I enjoyed seeing the picture of the old Lions Club Youth Center being moved. It was interesting to see that it was only built in the 1940s. I remember ... [more]

Riverton hosts high school rodeo this Saturday, Sunday

Sep 6, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three veteran Fremont County rodeo athletes will be at home for the final time at the high school rodeo level Saturday and Sunday in Riverton.
Coley Nicholls ... [more]

Cook brings Ayurvedic meals to Riverton

Sep 6, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Delicious aromas from the Wind River Mercantile kitchen mean Amanda Bebout is cooking up new offerings for the tea room's menu.
Bebout, 25, has studied ... [more]

RHS goal: Every senior applies for college admission

Sep 6, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Aaron Taylor's goal this year at Riverton High School is to ensure that every graduating senior fills out an application for continuing education after ... [more]

State needs legislators who can 'think about a lot of things'

Sep 5, 2012 - Carole Hiller, Riverton:  Editor:
On Aug. 23 I read the state news article on how Mr. Childers, the state representative, feels he lost in the primary election because he was against ... [more]

Crossing the river

Sep 5, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  A second road and bridge out of Riverton might prove too big to tackle

For years Fremont County elected leaders, business people and travelers ... [more]

County to plan talks on building fairgrounds at Major site

Sep 5, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners on Tuesday said they want to host a series of meetings to elicit the public's desire for a new fairgrounds on agricultural land in ... [more]

Patrol releases report in fatal wreck; seatbelts were being used

Sep 4, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Highway Patrol has completed its investigation into Saturday's one-vehicle rollover which took the life of a 25-year-old Riverton man.
Information ... [more]

Pool tournament drew 100 players

Sep 4, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Saturday's competition at Wind River Casino was the largest 8-ball event in Wyoming this year.

Becka Larkin of Livingston, Mont., decided to forego ... [more]

District 25 budget more 'restrictive'

Aug 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 Superintendent Terry Snyder said local officials were conservative when forming the budget for this fiscal year, which began ... [more]

Ingalls to serve as Angus delegate

Aug 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  Dan E. Ingalls, of Riverton, has been elected as a delegate to the 129th Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates on Nov. 12 in Louisville, ... [more]

What does city vote on day care permits mean?

Aug 31, 2012 - Jim Dallard, Riverton:  Editor:
Am I getting this straight? The city council of Riverton voted to allow child day cares in the residential zoning areas, but then they turned around ... [more]

WyDOT lays out five-lane plan

Aug 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The job will widen Wyoming Highway 789 south of Riverton, including the bridge over the Little Wind River.

Local residents attended a public meeting ... [more]

Olympian Brett Newlin is a class act

Aug 31, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Brett Newlin was the perfect athlete to represent Riverton in the last two summer Olympic Games.
The two-time Olympian has been all over the world the last ... [more]

Packers, 49ers open RJFL year with wins

Aug 31, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Packers and the 49ers came up on top Thursday night in the season openers of the fifth-and sixth-grade Riverton Junior Football League.
The Packers ... [more]

Former CWC teacher named vice president for instruction at North Idaho

Aug 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  North Idaho College has selected internal candidate Lita Burns, Ph.D., as its new vice president for instruction. Burns, who currently serves as dean of Health ... [more]

City takes downtown property off market

Aug 30, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The former Daisy Cleaners lot was put up for sale June 26.

Riverton City Council members voted Aug. 21 to take the former Daisy Cleaners property at ... [more]

Column on bike path was on the money

Aug 30, 2012 - Jack Cardin, Riverton:  Editor:
I could not agree more with what Jamie Drendel wrote about fixing up the bike and walking path along North Eighth in Riverton. This was a very good ... [more]

Final meet of the season

Aug 29, 2012 - Staff:  Peggy Albright, a member of the Wind River Performance Horse Club, carried the showmanship schedule for Saturday's meet in her mouth as she balanced the tack ... [more]

Citizen voices concern about pedestrian safety

Aug 29, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton police chief Mike Broadhead also addressed various rules for pedestrians.

Riverton resident Ken Miller would like to see an increase in ... [more]

District 25 buys land on Pershing

Aug 29, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Almost two acres of land north of Jackson and Rendezvous elementary schools will become part of Fremont County School District 25 after officials finalize ... [more]

State chief: make building safe

Aug 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Like the dozen or so others at the Fremont County Commission meeting Tuesday, U.S. Marshal Joe Moore for Wyoming doesn't take the shooting incident at ... [more]

All four Riverton school board incumbents will run unopposed

Aug 29, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Several trustees on the eight Fremont County school district boards are seeking re-election this year, and in one case, only incumbents make up the race.
No ... [more]

Man to serve six to eight years for Maverik stabbing

Aug 29, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A judge sentenced the man involved in the February stabbing assault at a Riverton Maverik Country Store to spend the next six to eight years in the custody of ... [more]

School starts for Riverton students

Aug 28, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Kylee Blumenshine's first day of kindergarten was less stressful for her than for her little sister, Brailee, 3, who didn't want to leave Aspen Park Elementary ... [more]

Snyder proving to be a positive Wolverine backer

Aug 28, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  If change is good, then Riverton is good, at least as far as Riverton High School Athletics are concerned.
A lot has changed since one year ago, when the ... [more]

A great place to wait in line

Aug 26, 2012 - Ron Howard, Riverton:  Editor:
I read, with interest, Randy Tucker's column that touched on the subject of 'standing in line'. As anyone who knows me or reads my silly Facebook ... [more]

The way it was: Building moved -- 1984

Aug 26, 2012 - Staff:  In late August 1984, a Riverton Main Street landmark was picked up and moved away. After serving as a Boy Scout hall, Lions Club meeting hall, occasional high ... [more]

PAWS program welcomes foster pet parents

Aug 26, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton residents have the opportunity to be greeted by wagging tails and purrs because Paws is now allowing pet foster care.
Mandy Apodaca, community ... [more]

Encana workers build Habitat home

Aug 24, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Jackson Street house is Habitat for Humanity's 15th
in Riverton.


More than a dozen Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. employees battled the summer ... [more]

Maybe 'cop on a walk' could watch over proposed park

Aug 24, 2012 - Ken Outliff, Riverton:  Editor:
I am looking forward to what the city decides to do with the vacant corner on Main Street where the dry cleaner business was. Now they say the want to ... [more]

Crews tear down old McDonalds building

Aug 23, 2012 - Staff:  An employee of Lander's Artery Construction sprayed water to keep down the dust from debris as workers demolished the old McDonald's Thursday on West Main ... [more]

Conrad enjoying year as Senior Games president

Aug 23, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander resident Marty Conrad has served this past year as the president of the Wyoming Senior Olympic State Games.
Conrad has been involved with the senior ... [more]

BlindDog Smokin' to perform Friday

Aug 23, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Carl Gustafson, lead vocalist for the Los Angeles band BlindDog Smokin,' is looking forward to his Riverton performance.
The band, which is originally from ... [more]

Fitness studio offers variety of classes for variety of ages

Aug 23, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Downtown business will include youth and leadership programs for children and teens.

A pair of Riverton women has decided to spread their love of ... [more]

'R-I-R' on new bleachers really is just 'R-R'

Aug 23, 2012 - Rhonda Princippe, Riverton:  Editor:
I never really went to many high school football games at the old Tonkin Stadium bowl, but I am looking forward now to seeing them play at the new ... [more]

Thanks for new art at RHS that doesn't show drinking

Aug 22, 2012 - Joan Claren, Riverton:  Editor:
I see there are some new art murals on the wall of the high school in Riverton -- and neither one of them shows anybody consuming alcohol.
It just ... [more]

Let's fix up the Zimmer trail

Aug 21, 2012 - By Jamie Drendel:  On a recent road trip with Rivertonians, I learned that my interest in the pioneers who crossed this country in butt-breaking wagons isn't unique to my status ... [more]

Full military honors for Griffin during Tuesday services at Fort Carson

Aug 21, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  A Riverton soldier who died earlier this month in a suicide attack in Afghanistan was laid to rest Tuesday in Colorado.
Funeral services were conducted ... [more]

Cubmobiles tear down Pershing hill

Aug 20, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton Cub Scout Pack 76 held its "cubmobile" races Saturday morning on the Pershing Avenue ... [more]