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Local pros show well at Riverton motocross races on home track

Jun 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton motocross riders Bo Kasper, Jake Lemley, Layne Watson and Sheldon Buckingham all have maneuvered their way into the pro division of the High Plains ... [more]

Riverton hosting state mineral and gem show

Jun 5, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Clubs from around Wyoming will meet June 15 and June 16 at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.

The Wyoming state mineral and gem show will be 9 a.m. to 6 ... [more]

Girl hurt during carnival doing better; incident still unexplained

Jun 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The girl who was injured Friday during a carnival at the Fremont County Fairgrounds is in stable condition this week, according to local officials.
"The last ... [more]

'Penny Power' signs costly

Jun 4, 2013 - Ron Albright, Riverton:  Editor:
Here are some facts and figures about the "Penny Power"sign:
One green sign -- $260.
One steel post, 12 feet tall -- $32.40.
One employee to set sign ... [more]

Youths reel in fun at Kids Hooked on Fishing Day

Jun 4, 2013 - Staff:  The Riverton Kiwanis Club sponsored its annual Kids Hooked on Fishing Day on Saturday at the Big Bend ... [more]

Dash for Cash raised $1,300- plus for college scholarships

Jun 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  Nearly fifty runners and walkers raised more than $1,300 for college scholarships in the PEO Dash for Cash held Saturday morning.
The Riverton Chapter AP ... [more]

Competitors get fair practice at Spring Spectacular

Jun 3, 2013 - Staff:  Competitors got a warm-up over the weekend at the Spring Spectacular in ... [more]

With young players on the field, Raiders struggle in home opener

Jun 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Rock Springs delivered two complete-game pitching performances on Friday night to sweep an American Legion doubleheader from the Riverton Raiders at Roy Peck ... [more]

Up in the air

Jun 3, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Would Fremont County dare try a subsidy to improve airline service?

The man who runs Great Lakes Airlines did his best a few days ago to reassure ... [more]

Paving begins on repair project on U.S. 26

Jun 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Paving began Tuesday on the $432,300 flood repair project west of Riverton on U.S. Highway 26, according to Robert Scheidemantel, Wyoming Department of ... [more]

Riverton's Relay for Life set for June 21; teams can register now

Jun 3, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Riverton's Relay for Life will begin at 5:30 p.m. June 21 and end at noon June 22 at Riverton High School.
Registration will begin at 4 p.m. June 21. Team ... [more]

Karaoke, book clubs, trivia on tap for summer readers

Jun 3, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Branch Library will host an array of programs for children, teens and adults this summer. Registration begins Monday.
There will be children's ... [more]

Custodian carries a tune

Jun 3, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Kindergartener Samantha Mendes calls Steve Gora the "best singing janitor I've ever heard."
Gora, a night custodian at Ashgrove Elementary School, performed ... [more]

RMS students showcase talent

May 31, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton Middle School students presented 16 acts during their end-of-school talent show Thursday. MaKenzie Valerio and Joseph Alberts presented a shooting ... [more]

'Dash for Cash' 5K event set for Saturday

May 31, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With a favorable weather forecast predicted, the Dash for Cash, a 5K run and walk event sponsored by P.E.O. takes place Saturday.
Money raised from the event ... [more]

Riverton soccer team second in state U14 tourney

May 31, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Rampage soccer players finished a highly successful youth career with a runner-up finish Monday in the Under-14 gold division at the Wyoming Cup in ... [more]

St. John Lutheran Church marks 50 years of worship

May 31, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The first worship service of St. John Lutheran Church in Riverton was no small one: 170 attendees filled the multi-person room at Jackson Elementary School on ... [more]

Lower wolf hunt quota right idea temporarily

May 31, 2013 - Anthony F. Duarte, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to comment about the newspaper editorial from earlier this month about hunting quotas for wolves, and the responding letter from Mr. Ron ... [more]

Farmers market draws some complaints, but city opts to leave it at Broadway location

May 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Farmers Market will remain on Broadway Avenue for its second season this summer, despite opposition from some downtown businesses.
The farmer's ... [more]

Pitching a strong suit in Riverton Little League so far

May 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Phillies of the Riverton Little League baseball Major division have produced an early record of 6-2 to sit first at the halfway point of the season.
The ... [more]

Unhurt Riverton man involved in two-car fatal wreck Tuesday

May 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Riverton man was involved in a two-vehicle collision Tuesday in Natrona County that resulted in the death of an 83-year-old Casper woman.
The man, John D. ... [more]

Contractors work on Lincoln school demo

May 29, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton contractor Steve Schroeder ripped out roof trusses from the 1960s Lincoln Elementary School addition in preparation for the demolition of the school ... [more]

Spring jackpot at fairgrounds Friday

May 29, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The event, including a youth fair and carnival, draws competitors from at least five other states.

The Spring Spectacular jackpot show, youth fair ... [more]

Mayor issues safety proclamation

May 29, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The month of May has been proclaimed by Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness as the Building Safety Month and Safe Digging Month. The Building Safety Month proclamation ... [more]

Petition on the repeal of 'Hill bill' was not easy to locate

May 29, 2013 - Kathy Proskow. Riverton:  Editor:
It was reported in the news that the deadline for signing the petition to get the bill that took away the State Superintendent of Public Instruction's ... [more]

Man arrested in Sunday stabbing incident

May 29, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The victim, stabbed three times, was reported in stable condition at Riverton Memorial Hospital.

Patrick Duran, 24, of Riverton, was arrested for ... [more]

Memorial Day ceremonies held Monday in Riverton

May 28, 2013 - Staff:  Representing Riverton American Legion Post 19, Harold York placed flowers at the veterans memorial at Mountain View Cemetery during Monday's Memorial Day ... [more]

Spectacular hole-out gives Utah golfer the Saltwater title in first hole of playoff

May 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Utah pro golfer Derek Fox holed out from 40 yards away on the first playoff hole to win the $10,000 first-prize money Monday at the annual Saltwater Classic ... [more]

Penny Power signs would be good reminder for voters

May 28, 2013 - Liserae Herrickson, Riverton:  Editor:
I was not a big fan of the government "stimulus" program two or three years back. I just assumed that money would get swallowed up with no record of ... [more]

Tuesday notes

May 28, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Remembering
Memorial Day was a lovely one across Fremont County, bringing the sort of weather that runs counter to a recent trend of cold, wet Memorial ... [more]