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Riverton cowgirl starts season No. 1 in state

Apr 10, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton cowgirl Elsie Campbell enters the spring high school rodeo season No. 1 in the breakaway competition.
The spring season begins Saturday and Sunday ... [more]

Phone scammer hung up when confronted by simple question

Apr 10, 2015 - Jean Dockwiler, Riverton:  Editor:
One of the "scammers" mentioned in a letter to the editor called me in January.
He told me (in a heavy foreign accent that I don't think anyone ... [more]

Skate park fundraising nears total; rec board adds $10K

Apr 9, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association and Dreamland Skateparks, which will be ... [more]

Sunday magazine frequency changes

Apr 8, 2015 - Tammi Perthoud, Riverton:  Editor:
I was wondering about the American Profile magazine supplement in the Sunday newspaper. It used to be in there every week but now it is there less ... [more]

Man killed late Friday in wreck near Pavillion; no seatbelt in earlier fatality

Apr 7, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials are investigating a fatal rollover crash Friday west of Pavillion.
The incident resulted in the death of Theodore E. Aaberg, 40, of Wilson. Reports ... [more]

Riverton couple honored relative who survived the Bataan Death March

Apr 7, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine:  This Thursday marks the 73rd anniversary of the beginning of the Bataan Death March, the hellish, forceable World War II transfer of 60,000 to 80,000 American ... [more]

Advice on safe handling of chicks was worthwhile

Apr 7, 2015 - Billie Shane, Riverton:  Editor:
I thank you for running the news item about the [more]

It's the service, not the name

Apr 5, 2015 - Mike Ward, Riverton:  Editor:
The other day I read about the idea of [more]

The way it was: Paving preparation -- 1956

Apr 5, 2015 - Staff:  Riverton was being transformed in the mid-1950s due to the huge uranium discoveries east of town. The population was growing fast, and many civic improvements ... [more]

Smithsonian adds Arapaho art to permanent collection

Apr 5, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  An art piece by Northern Arapaho artist Robert Martinez will find its permanent home this month at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in ... [more]

Two schools added to bike rodeo season roster

Apr 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  Injury Prevention Resources has added two private schools to its annual bike and safety rodeo season.
The countywide rotation now includes St. Margaret's and ... [more]

Crack in new Federal slab; replacement starts Tuesday

Apr 5, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The jackhammers will return Tuesday on South Federal Boulevard in Riverton. A crack that stretches from one side of the newly paved road to the other end near ... [more]

County sends three students to state spelling bee; all advance to oral contest

Apr 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  The competition included spellers from Riverton and Lander.

All three of Fremont County's contestants at the 2015 Wyoming State Spelling Bee advanced ... [more]

Riverton student on UW range management team that placed third at contest

Apr 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming placed third and five team members placed in the top 10 percent among the 158 students from 25 colleges and universities competing in ... [more]

Funding to assist Arapahoe kids in District 25 doubling

Apr 3, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton school board of trustees has approved an award of about $175,000 from Fremont County School District 38 for Riverton's Arapahoe Instruction Grant. ... [more]

Canceled bus route affecting homeless

Apr 2, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Black Hills Stage Line bus service has canceled its route through Fremont County because of a lack of ridership.
According to the company, the Denver to ... [more]

Fitness studio to merge with Teton Athletic Club in May

Apr 2, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Renew Fitness Studio has announced plans to merge with Teton Athletic Club in Riverton. Renew Fitness Studio co-owners Kelli Gard and Sarah Remacle and Teton ... [more]

Man killed Wednesday in truck rollover

Apr 2, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton resident died Wednesday at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover on Sand Draw (Wyoming Highway 135) east of town.
Reports state Daniel William ... [more]

Column on keeping older names alive made good point for families

Apr 2, 2015 - Marianne Framish, Riverton:  Editor:
I thank Betty Starks Case for her thoughts on [more]

Senior center breakfast is one of 'best-kept secrets' in town

Apr 1, 2015 - Riverton Senior and Community Services Center customers:  Editor:
Tired of grabbing a stale donut or granola bar as you go out the door in the morning? Can't face another bowl of cold cereal? So many in our community ... [more]

Winds, warmth raising fire risk

Apr 1, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  Warm temperatures and strong wind are raising the risk of wildfires, and the Riverton area is under a "fed flag warning" from the National Weather Service.
In ... [more]

Legislature agrees to take a look at unequal recreation funding around the state

Mar 31, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine:  Mike Harris, Dave Flory and Rachel Ratliff were responsible for my math education in high school.
So I know that $147,096 is not equal to $645,385.
That is ... [more]

UW Extension offices offering pesticide schools

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Extension Service and Fremont County Weed and Pest are planning two private pesticide certification schools this spring.
Any farmer, ... [more]

No reason to get upset about Cowboys losing in tournament

Mar 27, 2015 - Lynnette Hawes, Riverton:  Editor:
In Wyoming most of us were excited about the Cowboys making the March Madness tournament. But I was surprised at how many people I know were ... [more]

Foresight by lawmakers helped avoid major cuts this year, says Bebout

Mar 27, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, wouldn't describe his role as a top leader in the Wyoming Senate as enjoyable, exactly.
For the most part, he says, being ... [more]

Deputies arrest Riverton man after assault

Mar 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  The victim said Justin King threatened to kill her children.

Justin King, 27, of Riverton, was arrested March 14 in Gillette after reportedly ... [more]

Vehicular homicide charge will stand in Nov. 13 fatality

Mar 26, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The charges will stand against a man accused of causing a crash on Nov. 13 that killed one woman and injured a second.
District Court Judge Norman E. Young ... [more]

Action Cooling preps for ice machine repair season

Mar 26, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  As warmer weather finds its way back to the valley, coolers and refrigerators may need to find their way to Clyde Forbis, the owner of Action Cooling in ... [more]

Please re-think city snow removal method so rollouts can get through

Mar 26, 2015 - Tom Tornow, Riverton:  Editor:
The new trash rollouts are [more]

Man accused in vehicle death using 'double jeopardy' defense

Mar 25, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A defense attorney is asking a judge to throw out the vehicular homicide case against her client, arguing it amounts to double jeopardy.
A hearing on the ... [more]