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New timetable, same need

Jun 28, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  SLIB said no to a grant for the Riverton justice center, but the effort will continue

Supporters of plans to build a new location in Riverton for ... [more]

Unbeaten Giants top seed in Babe Ruth tourney

Jun 27, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Giants of the Riverton Babe Ruth League finished the regular season unbeaten with a 12-0 mark.
The team is the No. 1 seed for the postseason tournament. ... [more]

Smith's celebrates store renovation

Jun 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Doors opened on a remodeled Smith's Food and Drug store Wednesday morning during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1200 W. Main St.
Employees, Smith's executives, ... [more]

Concert brought back memories of how important music was for the nation's morale

Jun 27, 2013 - Robert C. Oberheu, Riverton:  Editor:
I take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to all who were involved in bringing the Glenn Miller Orchestra to Riverton.
What a great, great ... [more]

Parade marches down Main

Jun 26, 2013 - Staff:  Children favored clown costumes during the annual Shriner's children parade down Main Street in Riverton on Wednesday before the circus at 2 p.m. at the ... [more]

Giants, Reds in minors finale; fireworks to follow the games

Jun 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Little League hosts a fireworks show Thursday night.
The Riverton City Council approved the show at Tuesday night's meeting.
Riverton Little League ... [more]

Top seeds reach LL title game

Jun 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Phillies and the Rockies secured berths in the Riverton Little League major division baseball championship game with semifinal victories on Tuesday ... [more]

Friends of the Library says book adoption sales are down

Jun 26, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Branch Library continues to host book adoptions 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month in the upstairs section of the library.
The ... [more]

'World needs a big dose of mind-your-own-business'

Jun 26, 2013 - Delia Grantland, Riverton:  Editor:
Thinking about all the controversy over the man from the National Security Agency who made it known that government was monitoring the e-mails and ... [more]

Phillies have top Majors seed for Riverton LL tournament

Jun 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Phillies of the Riverton Little League major division won the regular season title with a 11-5 record and will be the No. 1 seed for the postseason ... [more]

Gaudern takes race in Riverton motocross action

Jun 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton motocross rider Nicole Gaudern dominated her race on Saturday to win the women's division of the High Plains Motocross Association event Riverton. ... [more]

Shriner's parade, circus come to Riverton

Jun 25, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Shrine Club, in conjunction with the Lander Shrine Club, will host its 56th annual Shriner's Circus at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the ... [more]

Therapy dog making rounds in Riverton

Jun 25, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The female Lhasa Apso that is making the rounds at Homestead Living, Help for Health Hospice and Ashgrove Elementary School is 8-year-old Shotzy, a therapy dog ... [more]

One of the things 'we've worked so hard to achieve' is a fair system of justice in U.S.

Jun 25, 2013 - Douglas Drachner, Riverton:  Editor:
I see that Mary Sue Shoup has been giving her own brand of civics lessons again in the newspaper. Recently she wrote that the Boston bombing suspect ... [more]

Tractor engine catches fire after jump-start attempt

Jun 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Jerry Bornhoft said he was trying to jump-start his tractor Monday morning when the machine started smoking in the 200 block of South Hill Street in ... [more]

Runners participate in second annual Fast and Furriest

Jun 23, 2013 - Staff:  Runners, strollers, and dogs left the starting line, top, of the second annual Fast and Furriest 5K/1K walk-run Saturday morning from the Robert A. Peck Arts ... [more]

In 5K event, I kept up with my walk partner -- my mom

Jun 23, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fast & Furriest.
That is the name of the 5k walk I did Saturday morning with my mother in Riverton.
That name is one of the reasons I have done the walk ... [more]

Deal between tribes, feds reinstates water sampling on the rez

Jun 23, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The agreement requires the U.S. Department of Energy to provide information on the groundwater testing being performed.

The Eastern Shoshone and ... [more]

Young adult fiction author signing books Saturday

Jun 23, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Patrick M. Harris, author of history/mystery/adventure trilogy "The Waterman Chronicles," will be signing books from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Books and ... [more]

RMH to host discounted health fair, lab screening

Jun 23, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Memorial Hospital will host a discounted health fair and lab screenings 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. July 8 through July 12 at the Fremont Center of the ... [more]

State board denies funds for new Riverton justice center

Jun 21, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After a year of searching for a way to build a new Riverton justice center, Fremont County will face even more questions now that a hoped-for $2.6 million ... [more]

Summer Academy students put physics into practice

Jun 21, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Students in Brian Shultz's Summer Academy learned about physics through the construction of their own model airplanes, model rockets, hot air balloons, ancient ... [more]

'Poltergeist' news item was 'good for a laugh or two'

Jun 21, 2013 - Ian Franklin, Riverton:  Editor:
So now our police and sheriff are supposed to know how to deal with a "poltergeist"? That was the funniest news item of the year when the cops were ... [more]

Wolpert, Michel to marry

Jun 21, 2013 - Staff:  Joe and Barb of Riverton are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Olivia Wolpert of Laramie to Stephen Michel of Laramie.
The future bride is ... [more]

Clemetson, Jones to wed July 12

Jun 21, 2013 - Staff:  Kim and Cory Clemetson of Riverton are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Tess Clemetson of Riverton to Jonathan Jones of Broken Bow, Neb. ... [more]

Happy Fathers Day: Riverton baseball team wins Nebraska tour

Jun 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Regulators pounded the baseball all tournament long on their to winning the Under-12 Father's Day Classic title Sunday in Scottsbluff, Neb.
The ... [more]

Wild Bill's Chuck Wagon sets up downtown

Jun 20, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Wild Bill's Chuck Wagon has parked itself outside the Odd Fellows Hall in Riverton to serve up a variety of dishes to the hungry patron.
The mobile kitchen ... [more]

Reserve the empty city lot for downtown parking space

Jun 20, 2013 - Diane Porter, Riverton:  Editor:
I wish the City of Riverton would rethink the idea of spending big bucks on the empty lot on Main Street for a park.
One day I couldn't find a ... [more]

Winds down tree; fire risk growing

Jun 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The National Weather Service office issued a hazardous weather outlook Thursday for the Wind River Basin, where dry and breezy conditions are expected to ... [more]

U.S. Energy sees promise in Texas

Jun 19, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Test wells in the Buda Limestone have potential to be "barn burner," leaders of the Riverton-based company believe.

U.S. Energy president Mark Larsen ... [more]