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VFW sells old facility on Main Street to former restaurateurs

Sep 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The organization had asked for $650,000 for the 1.5-acre lot last year but sold it for $125,000.

The old Veterans of Foreign Wars building on West ... [more]

Sooner weeds are dealt with next year, the better we'll do

Sep 18, 2014 - Jayne Mosser, Riverton:  Editor:
Yes, this has been a terrible summer for weeds. I think one reason that there are so many more is that it just caught lots of people by surprise ... [more]

New charges filed in case of alleged abduction in July

Sep 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  New charges have been filed connected to an alleged July 19 abduction in Riverton. The original case involving two counts of kidnapping against the defendant ... [more]

Growing and collecting lilies, but not offering them for sale

Sep 17, 2014 - Roger L. Gose, Riverton:  Editor:
Please accept the following clarification regarding the photograph labeled "Sunrise daylilies" in the Sept. 5 Ranger:
I am a collector and grower of ... [more]

Case dropped against man accused of abducting girl

Sep 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Charges have been dropped but the case still is open against a Riverton man accused of kidnapping a 9-year-old girl on July 19.
Riverton Circuit Court Judge ... [more]

Riverton still recovering from primary care doctor departure

Sep 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Waking up feeling sore, stuffy and feverish is bad enough, but calling the doctor's office and finding the physician is booked all day can make it worse.
This ... [more]

Panel including Riverton lawmaker endorses firing squad for murder cases in Wyoming

Sep 15, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The committee rejected another bill that would have called for the state to repeal the death penalty altogether.

The Wyoming Department of ... [more]

Willow Creek School passes 35 percent design review

Sep 15, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Planning for the new K-3 school in Riverton to be called Willow Creek Elementary has taken another step forward.
Fremont County School District 25 ... [more]

'Hash oil' presenting legal hurdles for county cops, courts

Sep 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A new illegal drug called hash oil has popped up in Fremont County this year, and Wyoming law has not fully caught up.
Hash oil is a concentrated form of ... [more]

City parks getting new playground equipment

Sep 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton will get some new playground equipment this year using money from Wyoming Community Gas.
WCG has operated as a nonprofit consortium of municipalities ... [more]

New museum for children opens Saturday in Riverton

Sep 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  During trips throughout the country to visit family, Riverton resident Nance Shelsta has enjoyed taking her grandchildren to community children's museums and ... [more]

Internet company celebrating installation of new broadband towers with ceremony Friday

Sep 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday to celebrate improved phone and Internet service locally.
Wyoming.com has partnered with the Fremont ... [more]

Bar fight brings felony charge to one man; two others facing misdemeanors

Sep 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A fight that started in a Riverton bar has resulted in felony charges being filed.
Circuit Court Judge Wesley Roberts transferred the case to District Court, ... [more]

Noseep takes bull riding at Lander rodeo

Sep 10, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander's Sierra Lyons placed in the top 10 in three different events.

Fort Washakie cowboy Jared Noseep proved to be the lone winner last weekend ... [more]

Odd Fellows Cemetery is more a weed patch than a cemetery

Sep 10, 2014 - Reva Denoo, Riverton:  Editor:
I wonder who is responsible for the terrible shape the Odd Fellows Cemetery on Riverview Road is in at present.
As a weed patch, it hardly resembles ... [more]

Trash collection customers being punished for what government did

Sep 9, 2014 - Gwen Fowley, Riverton:  Editor:
I do not agree at all with Riverton making people who use dumpsters in their back alleys for trash to give them up.
It is going to make things much ... [more]

Fight complaint was just noisy fan watching Monday Night Football

Sep 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The professional football season got off to a raucous start for one passionate football fan who was the subject of a police call Monday evening in Riverton ... [more]

Felony theft of wire led to wide phone outages on reservation

Sep 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Recent telephone outages on the in the Sage Creek area stemmed from a Riverton man stealing copper wire, investigators believe.
The man now faces a wrongful ... [more]

Bebout part of state energy trade mission to Asian nations

Sep 8, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  State Sen. Eli Bebout of Riverton is traveling to Asia this week with other state lawmakers as part of the state's continuing effort to find energy markets ... [more]

On city weed problem, 'It isn't your town -- It's you'

Sep 5, 2014 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  With all the talk about this being "Weed City U.S.A," the following verse seems to have a seed of truth:

It Isn't the Town, It's You
By R.W. Glover
If you ... [more]

Test shows no West Nile virus in Riverton; city to continue its doubled spraying schedule

Sep 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Public services director Kyle Butterfield responded to a citizen question about Riverton's mosquito abatement program during a meeting this week at City Hall. ... [more]

'Just say no' to phone callers who want your financial information

Sep 3, 2014 - Russ Knight, Riverton:  Editor:
Reading about the new and improved ways to scam people over the telephone just blows me away. How can people continue to be so gullible? It shouldn't ... [more]

Fremont County isn't a friendly place for its own employees

Sep 3, 2014 - Ann Jones, Riverton:  Editor:
Mr. Price is exactly right. ( [more]

Pedestrian killed by car north of Riverton

Sep 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  Ivan R. Pine, 34, of Riverton, died in a traffic collision early Monday while he was walking on Wyoming Highway 789 north of the city.
Wyoming Highway Patrol ... [more]

Neat Repeat store getting more items it cannot sell

Sep 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Disposing of the unwanted donations in the landfill costs the store hundreds of dollars every month.

In a glance, Neat Repeat store manager Denise ... [more]

Be prepared to give names to more school sites

Sep 2, 2014 - Jean Lungren, Riverton:  Editor:
I knew of Bill Stranningan but did not know him personally. I do agree that he would be a worthy recipient of the honor of putting his name on the gym ... [more]

Trials in hammer death postponed but not dismissed

Sep 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A murder case avoided dismissal Tuesday after a defense attorney argued state analysts were not investigating evidence responsibly.
District Court Judge ... [more]

Monster trucks head to Riverton

Sep 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Mega Monster Truck Tour will invade Riverton on Saturday at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.
"We are very excited to put on a quality monster truck and ... [more]

Stringham, Savage to marry

Aug 29, 2014 - Staff:  Brenda Lee Savage and David Lee Stringham, both of Riverton, have announced their engagement.
The future bride is 1980 graduate of Wind River High School and ... [more]

Penzien, Hehr to wed Sept. 5

Aug 29, 2014 - Staff:  Jim and Phyllis Penzien of Riverton are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Teri Ann Penzien to Ryan Benjamin Hehr, the son of Bob and Jo Hehr ... [more]