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Summer theater

Jul 26, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Its return this week is welcome; now, can it be sustained?

It's wonderful that the once-promising tradition of summer theater in Riverton is being ... [more]

Raiders fall 18-2 to Sheridan

Jul 26, 2012 - Staff:  The Riverton Raiders fell 18-2 to the Sheridan Troopers in the opening round of the Wyoming North American Legion district baseball tournament Wednesday in ... [more]

Area drivers urged to use caution for triathlon

Jul 26, 2012 - Staff:  Drivers along Riverview Road, Sunset Drive, Major Avenue and Cooper Road are urged to drive with caution Saturday morning as bikers and runners will be ... [more]

Riverton Little League downed by Laramie

Jul 26, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  GREEN RIVER -- Laramie had its high-powered offense in gear from the start against Riverton, collecting a 13-3 victory Wednesday under the lights in the first ... [more]

The record book vs. the memory book

Jul 25, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Last Friday, when it finally rained around town for the first time of any significance since mid-May, I looked forward to the official rainfall total from the ... [more]

Defense seeks more data in Anderson case

Jul 25, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The attorney representing the ex-financial manager charged with embezzling from from Star-Tech Inc. and Precision Analysis in Riverton wants more information ... [more]

Jail, probation for teen who drove into store

Jul 25, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Donovan James Shakespeare will serve a year in jail for the Jan. 21 car theft and wreck.

An Ethete teen charged with crashing a stolen vehicle about ... [more]

Little Leaguers open state vs. Laramie

Jul 25, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton's opponent has won the last six state Little League championships.

The Riverton 11-12-year-old Little League baseball all-stars drew Laramie ... [more]

Finding fun without flight

Jul 24, 2012 - Staff:  Although Riverton Rendezvous balloons never took flight in mass over the weekend -- just the second time that's happened in 32 years -- their audience found ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 24, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Skunked
The specifics of different Riverton Rendezvous festivals can blur into mental pudding after 32 years, but one thing that's been constant is the ... [more]

District 25 approves $57.4 million budget, off a bit from '11-12

Jul 24, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Education approved its 2012-13 budget Wednesday that includes nearly $36.118 million in its general fund.
The ... [more]

Woman's body found in lake

Jul 24, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a 28-year-old Riverton woman whose body was recovered from Pilot Butte Reservoir Saturday ... [more]

Thank you, Dr. Quayle, for taking time to teach me how to hit

Jul 24, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  When the old metal arm of the pitching machine would slowly grab the next baseball in the queue, I was at home plate, eyes on the ball, relaxed, ready to take ... [more]

Raiders battle top seed Sheridan as Legion district play begins in Powell

Jul 24, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton learned Monday it will be a No. 4 seed for the North district A American Legion baseball tournament on Wednesday through Saturday in Powell.
The ... [more]

Riverton 11-12s second at District LL tourney

Jul 22, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Little League all-stars fell to Cody 15-3 to finish second at the District 1 11-12 year-old Little League championship in Cody.
Riverton will now ... [more]

Balloons grounded again Saturday

Jul 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  After Friday morning's failed hot-air balloon launch, Spring Creek, Nev., native Gayle McCoy was ready for other endeavors.
"Forget the weather, I am ready ... [more]

Rendezvous fights weather

Jul 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Cruise interrupted; balloons scuttled again

When Riverton resident Latasha Lawrence turned 19, she knew what she wanted for her birthday.
"I noticed ... [more]

Controversial finish heartbreaking for Riverton 9-10 stars

Jul 20, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  A 2-1 win over Kemmerer turned into a heartbreaking 1-0 forfeit loss for the Riverton Little League 9-10 year old all-stars in Cody in the semifinals of the ... [more]

Riverton 11-12 stars reach district championship game

Jul 20, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton rolled past Green River 13-1 Thursday night to move into the 11-12-year-old all-star baseball Wyoming Little League District 1 title game in Cody and ... [more]

With Anderson aloft

Jul 20, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  My first balloon flight was also my roughest

I've been lucky enough to fly in a hot-air balloon about 25 times in the years since the Riverton ... [more]

Our skyscrapers

Jul 20, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  For the 32nd summer, hot-air balloons grace the local skies

They say the first time two brothers named Montgolfier flew their hot-air balloon -- ... [more]

Suspect used puppy inquiry to case house, police allege

Jul 20, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  It may have been only small amounts of change a Riverton teen stole during several alleged burglaries in rural neighborhoods, but prosecutors say she took more ... [more]

Balloon Block found near parking sign in vacant lot

Jul 20, 2012 - Staff:  This year's Riverton Rendez-vous Balloon Block Treasure Hunt went down to the wire, but it was worth the wait for Sarah Wempen.
The Riverton resident found ... [more]

City appoints consultant for Federal rebuild

Jul 19, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton City Council members voted July 3 to appoint Jim Gores with Gores and Associates to provide consultant planning services for the North Federal ... [more]

May 9 Riverton fire ruled arson

Jul 19, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The blaze involved a rental house on North Broadway Avenue in Riverton.

Riverton Fire District investigator Matt Lee has ruled the house fire May 9 ... [more]

Balloon rally, Friday Night Cruise this weekend for Rendezvous

Jul 19, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Cars, motorcycles, barbecue and hot-air balloons are among the attractions this weekend as the 32nd annual Riverton Rendezvous continues July 20-22.
Early ... [more]

Raiders struggle in conference games against Powell

Jul 19, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Powell outscored Riverton 36-3 to sweep an American Legion Northwest conference baseball doubleheader Wednesday at Roy Peck Field.
The Pioneers won the first ... [more]

Young stars demolish Green River in 16-2 rout

Jul 19, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton 9-10-year-old Little League all-stars posted a convincing 16-2 win over Green River in the opening-round of the Wyoming Little League District 1 ... [more]

11-12s win cruise 10-2 over North Big Horn

Jul 19, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton scored five insurance runs in the top of the sixth inning Wednesday to ensure a 10-2 victory over North Big Horn at the Wyoming District 1 ... [more]

Lander wins vintage title

Jul 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander is the first team to win the annual vintage baseball tournament at South Pass City three times in a row.
Lander outlasted Riverton 20-7 for the ... [more]

Musicians perform on the Riverwalk

Jul 17, 2012 - Staff:  Musicians performed for a Rails to Trails audience during Friday evening's Music on the Riverwalk ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 17, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  There's hot, and then there's hot
A look back on the summer of 2012 might well show that the hottest weather came right at the beginning -- part of it ... [more]

County withdraws offer of land near park

Jul 17, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is no longer offering free land near Jaycee Park to the City of Riverton after municipal leaders demanded more than the roughly ... [more]

Young Little League stars head to District baseball tourney

Jul 17, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A No. 1 seed has been earned by the Riverton 9-10-year-old all-star baseball team for the Wyoming Little League District 1 tournament Wednesday through Friday ... [more]

The way it was: Artist at work -- 1985

Jul 15, 2012 - Staff:  The annual array of summertime fund known as Riverton Rendezvous is beginning its fourth decade this month, but the festivities were just five years old when ... [more]

Digest

Jul 15, 2012 - From staff reports:  Enjoy cowboy fun, food
Louis Lake Lodge and Charlie Whitlock Horses are inviting the public to the "Western Cowboy Dinner & Entertainment."
The ... [more]

Day in the Park offers something for everyone

Jul 15, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Muriel Kraus and her friend Janis Haggerty spent their Saturday morning wondering Riverton City Park and admiring craft work set up for the annual Riverton ... [more]

Thanks to community, kids

Jul 13, 2012 - L. Jason Bennett, Riverton:  Editor:
I have had the honor and privilege to teach band at Riverton Middle School and Riverton High School for the last six years. This has been a great ... [more]

One win, two close losses for U14 girls at state

Jul 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After a 14-6 victory over the Gillette Blue Jays in the first game of bracket play at the state girls fastpitch tournament, the Riverton Under-14 girls squad ... [more]

Riverton girls second in state fastpitch softball tournament

Jul 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  U.S. Energy manager Mark Stone guided his fastpitch softball program to a second-place finish Sunday at the state tournament in the Under-18 division in Rock ... [more]