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Area students pick up awards at regional science fair

Feb 20, 2015 - From staff reports:  The following students earned awards at the 2015 West-Central Regional Science Fair held Jan. 27 to Jan. 29 at Central Wyoming College.
Students were judged ... [more]

Achievers

Feb 20, 2015 - From staff reports:  Riverton student earns 4.0 GPA
Undergraduate student Ashley Schieffer of Riverton has been named to Montana State University Billings' dean's list ... [more]

Tuition-control bill would make college more fair

Feb 20, 2015 - Andrew Reardon, Riverton:  Editor:
I am in favor of the bill put forward in the Wyoming Legislature that would not let colleges to raise tuition on a student who is already enrolled.
I ... [more]

Success on ice

Feb 19, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Riverton's new, public ice rink was a well-planned hit

One of Riverton's success stories in the winter of 2014-2015 is the new community ice skating ... [more]

Judge denies Eaton's request to block death penalty hearing

Feb 19, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The former Riverton resident was convicted of murder in 2004.

CHEYENNE -- A federal judge won't block the Casper district attorney from once again ... [more]

Groups working to bring safe ride system to city

Feb 19, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Local groups want to bring safe rides to Riverton residents who are under the influence of alcohol.
Injury Prevention Resources executive director Noel ... [more]

Cleanup set for old tie treatment plant site

Feb 18, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Department of Environmental Quality is working to clean up a parcel of land in Riverton that once was used to treat railroad ties and other wood ... [more]

Suspects in burglary ring arrested after fleeing house

Feb 18, 2015 - From staff reports:  Two Riverton men were arrested Tuesday afternoon in connection with a string of burglaries north of town.
Zachary Clark, 25, of Riverton, and Darin Durtsche, ... [more]

Piling snow in center lane may work the best

Feb 17, 2015 - Mary Darvey, Riverton:  Editor:
I have to agree with the letter to the editor about snow plowing this year. When they push all the snow to the curbs like they are, it makes a wall of ... [more]

Funding complete, clerk of works chosen for Riverton library repair

Feb 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's Library System is starting planning for fixing the Riverton branch library's roof and drainage around the building.
Fremont County ... [more]

Burglaries in rural north Riverton may be connected

Feb 17, 2015 - From staff reports:  Officials are investigating a string of burglaries that appear to be connected in the rural north Riverton area.
Four similar burglaries were reported in the ... [more]

Helping hand: Pastor gets new prosthetic locally thanks to 3-D printer

Feb 15, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Scott Jorgenson never thought he'd be getting a new hand.
The 64-year-old pastor at St. John Lutheran Church in Riverton, Jorgenson was born without most of ... [more]

Yale mock trial team champs at Duke tournament

Feb 13, 2015 - Staff:  A former Riverton High School speech and debate standout is enjoying success again this year in collegiate speech competition.
Robert Peck captained his mock ... [more]

'Every avenue we can'

Feb 13, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Revamped local VFW operation encouraging new veterans to visit

Volunteers from the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Riverton are encouraging new veterans ... [more]

Woman gets 20-25 years in prison for her role in 2014 killing

Feb 12, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Standing in Lander District Court in front of a stern-faced Judge Norman E. Young on Thursday, public defender Devon Petersen had a tough job. He was ... [more]

Riverton native named 'influential' woman

Feb 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  Evelyn Traylor lives in Sugar Land, Texas.

Riverton native Evelyn Traylor has been recognized in the January edition of the Houston Woman Magazine as ... [more]

Unbeaten River Rats grab top seed for state hockey

Feb 12, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton River Rats are standing on top of the Wyoming high-school-aged hockey B division with a 13-0-1 mark.
The record has locked up a No. 1 seed for ... [more]

Gores receives Outstanding Engineer Award

Feb 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  Jim Gores, president of Riverton-based James Gores and Associates, Inc., was presented with the Outstanding Engineer Award at the Wyoming Engineering Society's ... [more]

Writer trying to improve life ought to write about progress

Feb 11, 2015 - Mercy Hodges, Riverton:  Editor:
I was impressed, up to a point, by the letter to the editor on Jan. 31 by Michael L. SunRhodes. [more]

Amid good uses for drones, don't ignore privacy

Feb 10, 2015 - Connie Dole, Riverton:  Editor:
The new debate over remote-controlled "drones" is interesting to me. I have heard that some good uses for them besides just playing around could be in ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 10, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Snowmelt
It's hard to believe that less than a week ago we were worrying about snow removal in the streets of both Riverton and Lander, to say nothing ... [more]

Three dozen sessions at Farm and Ranch Days

Feb 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  Brucellosis, heifer selection, cheatgrass and the new farm bill are among the topics that will be covered at the 31st annual Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days ... [more]

The way it was: Scout breakfast -- 1957

Feb 8, 2015 - Staff:  It was very cold and very dark outside when local business and civic leaders showed up at the Riverton American Legion hall at 6 a.m. on a February Thursday to ... [more]

Pedestrian hit in September had .294 BAC

Feb 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  Autopsy results show the pedestrian killed in a car accident in September north of Riverton was intoxicated at the time of his death.
The incident has been ... [more]

Medical issue possible cause of wreck

Feb 5, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 70-year-old Riverton man suffered minor injuries Wednesday after driving his truck into a parked vehicle and colliding with a storefront in the 300 block of ... [more]

City seeking applicants to fill slots on several boards

Feb 4, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The city of Riverton is looking for community members to fill vacancies on the city's airport board, planning commission, tree board and beautification ... [more]

Man killed in Jan. 3 accident had .144 BAC

Feb 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  Autopsy results show the Riverton man who died in a single-vehicle crash in January north of town was driving while intoxicated.
David H. Williams, 24, of ... [more]

Governor's recognition of hospice, palliative care a state milestone

Feb 4, 2015 - Rhonda Locker, Riverton:  Editor:
Hospice and palliative care month was celebrated and recognized by Gov. Matt Mead.
I am the executive director of Help for Health. Recently I ... [more]

Minimum wage in Wyoming won't ever exceed federal wage

Feb 3, 2015 - Terry Lester, Riverton:  Editor:
I see the Wyoming Legislature didn't give raising the minimum wage in Wyoming much consideration. As long as the federal wage is higher than the ... [more]

In the saddle no matter the season

Feb 1, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  To a motorist driving by sipping coffee in the toasty cab of her vehicle, a person out riding a bike to work in the winter might seem crazy. Cyclists who ... [more]