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Man charged in child abduction

Jul 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The suspect is jailed in Lander on a $250,000 cash bond.

Prosecutors have charged a Riverton man with kidnapping for the abduction of 9-year-old girl ... [more]

Election Matchup: Fremont County Attorney (Part two)

Jul 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Both candidates in the closely watched Fremont County Attorney race, Michael Bennett and Pat LeBrun, addressed their views on sentencing, the Environmental ... [more]

15-year-olds trounce Rock Springs in 12-0 no-hitter

Jul 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton 15-year-old all-star baseball pitchers Brayden Draper and Reed Axthelm combined to throw a no-hitter in a 12-0 win over Rock Springs Wednesday in the ... [more]

Could construction work be halted during the fair?

Jul 23, 2014 - Evelyn Ricketts, Riverton:  Editor:
I am very worried about getting access to the county fairgrounds during the huge road building job on South Federal.
Is there some way the work could ... [more]

Lend a hand

Jul 23, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Community events such as Riverton Rendezvous don't happen by themselves

For a community festival such as the just-concluded Riverton Rendezvous, ... [more]

Little League all-stars 'fought hard' in district consolation loss

Jul 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton 9- and 10-year-old Little League all-star baseball team made a run in the district consolation bracket play Saturday but fell one win short.
Big ... [more]

Raiders face Laramie first in district postseason play

Jul 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The double-elimination tournament will continue Friday and Saturday in Rock Springs. The top four teams make the state tournament set for next week. ... [more]

Spirits high as Babe Ruthers go to state

Jul 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fresh off its district Babe Ruth championship Saturday in Worland, the Riverton 15-year-old all-star baseball team will carry a huge amount of confidence into ... [more]

GOP candidates set to appear at county forums

Jul 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  Republican office-seekers will appear at upcoming GOP candidate forums.
Dates include:
- 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lander Valley High School
- 7 ... [more]

Time To Register for Parade Day 5K, Cycle or Swim

Jul 22, 2014 - Staff:  This Saturday, make plans to participate in the Go Fremont County Parade Day 5K, Cycle or Swim in Riverton.
Three separate events will start simultaneously ... [more]

High finishes Sunday for Riverton motocross riders

Jul 22, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton riders had a successful day Sunday in a High Plains Motocross Association event, bringing home a number of top trophies.
The track three miles west ... [more]

Hill correct to fire back at 'new garbage' in report

Jul 22, 2014 - Carla Michaels, Riverton:  Editor:
I congratulate State Superintendent Cindy hill for "firing back" at this new garbage from the legislators who say they are investigating her. This is ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 22, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Au revoir, Rendezvous
Put Riverton Rendezvous in the memory banks for another year. It proved again over the weekend that it remains a vibrant summer ... [more]

Three arrested for incident at Friday Night Cruise that escalated later on

Jul 22, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three people were arrested after an incident that began during the Friday Night Cruise in downtown Riverton.
Reports state an officer at the event saw a ... [more]

Person of interest sought in child abduction case

Jul 22, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police are looking for a person of interest in connection with a child abduction reported early Saturday in Riverton.
Reports state a 9-year-old girl was ... [more]

Why is Washington managing grazing permits in Wyoming?

Jul 21, 2014 - Jim James, Riverton:  Editor:
This is an open letter to State Sens. Bebout, Case and Christiansen, and Reps. Lubnau, Campbell, Zwontizer, Hunt, Jaggi, Kroeker and Miller. ... [more]

Cody ousts older Riverton LL all-stars at district; 9-10s alive for state slot

Jul 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Cody blasted five home runs to eliminate the Riverton 11- and 12-year-old all-star team 17-7 from postseason baseball play Saturday evening in Bridger Valley. ... [more]

Lander 11-12s capture district crown with win Saturday over Riverton

Jul 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander will now start the state tournament play at 7 p.m. Wednesday vs Sheridan in Cody. The tournament will end on Saturday with the title game. ... [more]

State title for Riverton 13-14 Babe Ruthers

Jul 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  And the Riverton 15-year-olds won their district tournament.

Riverton made an impressive run to the 14-year-old Wyoming Babe Ruth baseball state ... [more]

Babe Ruth stars win first games in playoffs

Jul 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two Riverton Babe Ruth teams started postseason play with victories.
In the 14-year-old state tournament, Riverton downed Sheridan 13-6 on Thursday in ... [more]

Riverton, Lander meet for district LL crown

Jul 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton 9-10-year-old all-stars bounced back to stay alive in the consolation bracket.

Riverton scored five unanswered runs to dethrone Cody ... [more]

Independence a way of life, not just a day

Jul 18, 2014 - By Doug Hill, Riverton Ministerial Association:  Fourth of July celebrations are now over. The night sky, once lit by fireworks, is now illuminated once again by only moon and stars.
Our national ... [more]

Chouinard, McKee to wed

Jul 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lorenzo and Mary Jo Chouinard of Riverton are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy, to Jason McKee, the son of Joel and Holly McKee of ... [more]

Proposal to add Strannigan's signature to gym floor heard by school board

Jul 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Friends and family of former Riverton High School basketball coach and activities director Bill Strannigan want to honor the man's memory with a signature on ... [more]

Our skyscrapers

Jul 18, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  For the 34th summer, hot-air balloons grace the local skies

Editor's note: This editorial on the Riverton Rendezvous balloon rally first ... [more]

Riverton man to serve one-year term as district deputy for Elks

Jul 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  Mark A. Johnson, of Riverton, has been installed as district deputy to the Elks National President for the lodges in the Southwest District of the Wyoming Elks ... [more]

Sturdevant, Taylor to marry

Jul 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  Dr. James and Barbara Taylor of Riverton and Dr. Susan Taylor of Douglas are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Mikenzie Lynn Taylor to ... [more]

Motocross race set Sunday at Riverton track

Jul 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  A day of motocross racing is set for this Sunday, July 20, at the Fremont County Racing Association's track west of Riverton.
The High Plains Motocross ... [more]

Museum hires Crawford as visitor services coordinator

Jul 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  Jackson Crawford is the new visitor services coordinator for the Riverton Museum.
Crawford said he looks forward to bringing his skills as a teacher and ... [more]

'Start using our brains and our backbones' in this county

Jul 17, 2014 - Glenn Laidlaw, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to comment on the recent CERA conference held on the 14th of this month. After reading Chris Pecks's column on the 20th of June, I found ... [more]