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RMH to host discounted health fair, lab screening

Jun 23, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Memorial Hospital will host a discounted health fair and lab screenings 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. July 8 through July 12 at the Fremont Center of the ... [more]

State board denies funds for new Riverton justice center

Jun 21, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After a year of searching for a way to build a new Riverton justice center, Fremont County will face even more questions now that a hoped-for $2.6 million ... [more]

Summer Academy students put physics into practice

Jun 21, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Students in Brian Shultz's Summer Academy learned about physics through the construction of their own model airplanes, model rockets, hot air balloons, ancient ... [more]

'Poltergeist' news item was 'good for a laugh or two'

Jun 21, 2013 - Ian Franklin, Riverton:  Editor:
So now our police and sheriff are supposed to know how to deal with a "poltergeist"? That was the funniest news item of the year when the cops were ... [more]

Wolpert, Michel to marry

Jun 21, 2013 - Staff:  Joe and Barb of Riverton are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Olivia Wolpert of Laramie to Stephen Michel of Laramie.
The future bride is ... [more]

Clemetson, Jones to wed July 12

Jun 21, 2013 - Staff:  Kim and Cory Clemetson of Riverton are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Tess Clemetson of Riverton to Jonathan Jones of Broken Bow, Neb. ... [more]

Happy Fathers Day: Riverton baseball team wins Nebraska tour

Jun 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Regulators pounded the baseball all tournament long on their to winning the Under-12 Father's Day Classic title Sunday in Scottsbluff, Neb.
The ... [more]

Wild Bill's Chuck Wagon sets up downtown

Jun 20, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Wild Bill's Chuck Wagon has parked itself outside the Odd Fellows Hall in Riverton to serve up a variety of dishes to the hungry patron.
The mobile kitchen ... [more]

Reserve the empty city lot for downtown parking space

Jun 20, 2013 - Diane Porter, Riverton:  Editor:
I wish the City of Riverton would rethink the idea of spending big bucks on the empty lot on Main Street for a park.
One day I couldn't find a ... [more]

Winds down tree; fire risk growing

Jun 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The National Weather Service office issued a hazardous weather outlook Thursday for the Wind River Basin, where dry and breezy conditions are expected to ... [more]

U.S. Energy sees promise in Texas

Jun 19, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Test wells in the Buda Limestone have potential to be "barn burner," leaders of the Riverton-based company believe.

U.S. Energy president Mark Larsen ... [more]

Visitor 'hired' by cousin years ago to deliver Mining Edition

Jun 19, 2013 - Rod Dedrick, Bradley, Texas:  Editor:
Many years back, and I won't say how many because I want to feel young, my cousin had a Ranger paper route. For two years in a row he "hired" me to ... [more]

State lawmakers urge Lummis to assist with energy industry issues

Jun 19, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The impact of federal action to Wyoming industry was at the center of discussions between Wyoming legislators, U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., and her ... [more]

Rare earth elements promising, if concentrations can be found

Jun 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Though the least-common rare earth element is 180 times more abundant in the Earth's crust than gold, finding a mineable deposit of the minerals is ... [more]

'Can we have it all?' Budd says environment vs. energy balance worth the effort

Jun 19, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Keeping the focus on the long-term outcomes of environmentally balanced economic development while allowing production in the short term is all in a day's work ... [more]

Doebele and Stauffenberg win Pitch, Hit and Throw

Jun 19, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Big smiles were on the faces of Riverton baseball players Teron Doebele and Demi Stauffenberg when talking about their experience at Coors Field in Denver and ... [more]

Riverton shut out by Gillette in softball title game

Jun 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton will now play this Saturday and Sunday in a nine-team U18 tournament in Rapid City, S.D.

The Riverton U.S. Energy girls fastpitch softball ... [more]

Six-year-old girl killed in accident while riding horse

Jun 18, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 6-year-old girl died Saturday in Riverton when the horse she was riding fell on her, officials said.
Cassidy Cooper, 6, of Cheyenne, reportedly was in ... [more]

Lander fastpitch girls drop three in Riverton tourney

Jun 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander is learning the ropes this weekend in Riverton at the U.S. Energy fastpitch softball tournament in the Under-14 division.
The Lander Eclipse dropped a ... [more]

Riverton splits first two on softball field

Jun 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The U18 girls have a shot at the tournament semifinals on Sunday.

Two games against two different Gillette fastpitch teams resulted in a 1-1 record ... [more]

Giving financial assistance to an airline is not an 'outrageous idea'

Jun 17, 2013 - Ken Prentice, Riverton:  Editor:
I have some thoughts about the idea of city or county government paying Great Lakes Airlines or another airline to provide better service at our ... [more]

Fast and Furriest fundraiser returns

Jun 17, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The second annual Fast and Furriest 5k/1k walk and run will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center parking lot at Central Wyoming ... [more]

Stars and stripes

Jun 14, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's Flag Day, and there's a right way to observe it

June 14 is Flag Day in the United States. Travelers through Riverton will notice the handsome ... [more]

No conflict obvious between men before stabbing at Gardens North residence

Jun 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An affidavit in the state's case against Patrick Vincent Duran, 24, of Riverton, does not reveal any clear motive for the man's alleged stabbing attack on ... [more]

WAM to push supplemental funding for towns

Jun 14, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A busy agenda awaited the attending public officials and staff from the cities of Wyoming as the Wyoming Association of Municipalities convention continued at ... [more]

Riverton hosting girls softball tourney; local team in title discussion

Jun 13, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The talent on the roster this year for the Riverton U.S. Energy girls fastpitch team figures to put the team in contention for the state title in the under-18 ... [more]

Vacant lot at Fifth and Main is 'obvious solution' for the farmers market

Jun 13, 2013 - Ross Lisare, Riverton:  Editor:
I didn't know that there were some business people in Riverton downtown who had a problem with the farmers market there on Broadway. But after reading ... [more]

More than 2,500 without power; CWC cancels evening classes

Jun 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  Rocky Mountain Power officials said around 5 p.m. Thursday that more than 2,500 customers throughout Riverton were without power.
The Riverton Police ... [more]

Webb again high-point man for Wyoming in all-star series loss

Jun 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Xavier Webb of Riverton did all he could by scoring a team-high 15 points Saturday night for the Wyoming basketball all-stars in Billings, Mont., but it wasn't ... [more]

Former RHS player is new head grid coach in Colorado

Jun 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jeremy Slack said he was shocked at first when he learned he was hired as the new football coach at Yuma High School in Colorado.
The 2006 Riverton High ... [more]