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Armed clown report a delusion, police confirm

Nov 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  A 32-year-old man was taken to the Riverton hospital early Wednesday after he told deputies that clowns had threatened him with guns at his house.
Law ... [more]

Soldiers House opens, offers psychological services for veterans

Nov 12, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Just in time for Veterans Day, the Soldiers House in Riverton opened its doors Tuesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house.
The facility is part of ... [more]

Grandfather helped deceive enemy before D-Day invasion

Nov 11, 2014 - Curtis Belsender, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing this in October while it is on my mind, but I hope it can be printed on Veterans Day.
My grandfather was a veteran of the U.S. Navy in ... [more]

Soldiers House: Mental health facility for veterans opens Tuesday

Nov 9, 2014 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Military personnel who served post 9/11 now have a place to go for psychological services.
The Soldiers House of Fremont County in Riverton will be unveiled ... [more]

Charity seeks volunteers to bring back 'kettle drive'

Nov 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A new charity is helping bring back Salvation Army bell ringers to Riverton, and organizers say they need volunteers for it to be successful.
The charity is ... [more]

The way it was: Delfelder fix-up -- 1962

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Delfelder Hall north of Riverton needed renovations in 1962, and a group of volunteers hurried to get the job done before winter.
Built in 1920 and named in ... [more]

Church installing new pastor Sunday

Nov 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Dr. Rev. Thea McKee will be installed as the pastor of the United Presbyterian Church at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Officials from the Wyoming Presbytery will ... [more]

Costumes cause concern on Halloween

Nov 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Several realistic Halloween costumes caused concern for residents on Oct. 31.
One person called police at about 9:45 p.m. Oct. 31 to report that seven men ... [more]

Police issue citations after girls take pills found near dumpster

Nov 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three Riverton girls were issued citations on Halloween after they reportedly ate several orange pills they had found near a dumpster.
Their guardians also ... [more]

Don't 'boot' state officials from Capitol post-renovation

Nov 7, 2014 - Sherry L. Moore, Riverton:  Editor:
The Wyoming Capitol renovation plan includes upgrading the tunnel between the Capitol and the Herschler Building in Cheyenne so there is better access ... [more]

RMS names students on honor roll

Nov 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton Middle School recently recognized the students who were named to the first-quarter honor roll for the 2014-2015 school year.

4.0 GPA
Eighth ... [more]

Association says Riverton man registered most Angus in state

Nov 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  James A. Jensen of Riverton registered the most Angus beef cattle in Wyoming with the American Angus Association during fiscal year 2014, according to CEO ... [more]

Teton County error could mean special election on retaining circuit court judge

Nov 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Judge Wesley Roberts's name was supposed to be on three county ballots Tuesday, but it only appeared on two.

A ballot mistake in Teton County is ... [more]

Riverton mayoral race goes to Baker

Nov 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Lars Baker will be the new mayor of Riverton.
The former city councilman and retired Fremont County Weed and Pest supervisor was elected with1,586 votes ... [more]

Not every 'abandoned' vehicle is a worthless piece of junk

Nov 5, 2014 - Ed Fowler, Riverton:  Editor:
I am pleased to read that the city is working with the people who have abandoned vehicles that to some appear to be eyesores parked on the streets of ... [more]

'Enjoyable years' spent in family business locally

Nov 4, 2014 - John Keralis, Riverton:  Editor:
After 56 years as a family-owned business in Riverton, Fremont Glass Inc. has closed its doors and sold the business.
We want to say thanks to all ... [more]

Hearing set for Riverton man in fatal knife attack

Nov 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A preliminary hearing for a Riverton man charged with first-degree murder is set for Nov. 12.
Jeremiah Ethan Samuel Shull, 22, had a second initial ... [more]

Cancer survivors cast their lines for health

Nov 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Breast cancer survivors dotted the Dunoir Valley in July for a weekend of fly fishing and connecting.
The national organization Casting for Recovery ... [more]

Probation, time served for ex-officer in truck incident

Nov 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A former Riverton Police captain was sentenced to time served and probation for a June 2 altercation with his ex-wife. Lander Circuit Court Judge Robert ... [more]

Baker, Gard in showdown for Riverton mayor

Nov 2, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Residents of Riverton will be voting for their new mayor this week.
Lars Baker and Rich Gard advanced to the general election with only three votes ... [more]

Mulch fire at waste station

Nov 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton's yard waste facility will be closed from noon until 1 p.m. daily as the result of an accidental fire Tuesday afternoon in the 300 block of North ... [more]

Special events to mark 75th anniversary for church

Oct 31, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Trinity Lutheran Church celebrates its 75th anniversary Sunday with a dinner at 12:30 p.m. and a special church service at 2:30 p.m. A cake reception and ... [more]

New charges added to first-degree murder count against Shull

Oct 31, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Prosecutors have filed two more charges against a Riverton man in custody for first-degree murder.
The additions recognize a second alleged victim in the ... [more]

Gard responded to street concern as a councilman

Oct 31, 2014 - Brandi Snider, Riverton:  Editor:
I have to first say that l am a very big supporter of voting. But where problems lie are when people vote blindly and not doing their research.
I ... [more]

Baker solves community problems and helps citizen in need

Oct 31, 2014 - Nance Shelsta, Riverton:  Editor:
As a citizen of Riverton, I am pleased that we have two candidates running for mayor who are capable, well-versed on issues and have demonstrated ... [more]

Past record shows Baker would be a good mayor

Oct 31, 2014 - Richard Klein, Riverton:  Editor:
Perhaps 15 years ago, Lars Baker, then the supervisor for the Fremont Weed and Pest department, asked if I would serve as the director from my ... [more]

Baker 'would be the best' mayor, say his past workers

Oct 30, 2014 - Denise LeBrock, Riverton:  Editor:
Well, in the election for Mayor of Riverton it is obvious that Mr. Gard has a lot of rich business friends who are writing to support him. But rich ... [more]

Gard deserves vote support for several reasons

Oct 30, 2014 - Delene Berg, Riverton:  Editor:
I'm sure there are voters in our great City of Riverton who have not have the opportunity to meet or get to know Rich Gard. I support Rich as our ... [more]

Fire destroys motor home; cause unknown

Oct 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured during a fire that destroyed a motor home Tuesday on Elkhorn Drive north of Riverton.
The vehicle owner said he had been winterizing his ... [more]

Gard would keep city operations running 'smoothly and sensibly'

Oct 29, 2014 - Chris Amend, Riverton:  Editor:
I have known Rich Gard since 1997. I've also conducted business with Rich on several occasions, and our families and children have interacted at ... [more]