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Appreciation for senior citizens center, in verse

May 18, 2012 - Kathleen G. Watts, Roque Bluffs, Maine:  Editor:
I would like to share what our Riverton Senior Citizens Center means to me and to many others, I'm sure:
What do you do when your spouse has ... [more]

Thomas wins local qualifier

May 17, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  P.J. Thomas of Riverton won the U.S. Open local qualifying round on Wednesday at the Riverton County Club.
The 2010 Riverton High School graduate finished ... [more]

Local NAPA store earns recognition

May 17, 2012 - Staff:  NAPA Auto Parts Riverton has earned NAPA "Five Star Status" recognition for 2011, for the second consecutive year the local store has been honored and ... [more]

Friends team up to build mobile chicken processor

May 17, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Birds of a feather flock together. Riverton friends Kathleen O'Leary and Steve Doyle have created a mobile poultry processor in hopes of having the community ... [more]

Probation for ex-teacher on sex charges

May 17, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County prosecutor Patrick LeBrun delivered a message in court on Thursday morning to supporters of former Riverton High School teacher Sean Coby ... [more]

A sight to see

May 16, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Riverton's well-located facilities were bustling over the weekend

If the expanded Fremont County School District 25 "campus" along West Sunset Drive ... [more]

Oggs graduate ... times three

May 16, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The graduation May 5 at the University of Wyoming in Laramie was a triple celebration for the Ogg family of Riverton.
Christi Ogg and daughter Brandi, 32, ... [more]

Deputy, firefighter deliver baby at rural county home

May 16, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The duties of law enforcement officers and firefighters are not always about making arrests and putting out fires, as proved Wednesday morning when dispatch ... [more]

Three locals play in U.S. Open qualifier in Riverton

May 15, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton golfers Easton Paxton, P.J. Thomas and Collin Hopkins compete Wednesday in a U.S. Open local qualifying round at the Riverton Country Club.
Golfers ... [more]

Souza shines as Raiders get win

May 15, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Johnny Souza recorded 10 strikeouts Saturday and hit a two-run homer to propel the Riverton Raiders to a 4-2 American League baseball victory over Evanston at ... [more]

Man missing since Friday; search involves city and county agencies

May 15, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials were searching for a missing person Tuesday.
Michael James Hanway, 48, of Riverton, has been missing since Friday.
Riverton Police Department ... [more]

Downtown farmers market starts Wednesday

May 15, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton's new downtown farmers market begins Wednesday, May 16.
From 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday, a section of North Broadway Avenue off Main ... [more]

The way it was: Drive-in movie screen, 1955

May 13, 2012 - Staff:  In the middle years of the 20th century, drive-in movie theaters were commonplace around the nation. Fremont County had three of them once upon a time -- the ... [more]

Wyoming Honor Farm horses up for adoption

May 13, 2012 - Staff:  The Bureau of Land Management and the Wyoming Honor Farm in Riverton will host a wild horse adoption and gentling clinic on May 18-19.
The BLM and the Honor ... [more]

Another ruling says Riverton not reservation

May 11, 2012 - Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  This one involved a lawsuit filed against the Riverton Police Department.
A federal judge in Wyoming has ruled in support of previous determinations by ... [more]

Kids feed stomachs and brains at Books and Breakfast

May 11, 2012 - Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Donald Watt Jr. grasped the crayon with his hand and shaded in the pickle-shaped cartoon character in his coloring book.
Below the character was an ominous ... [more]

Buffet and Grill under new ownership

May 10, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  By Joshua Scheer
Staff Writer
What was Austin's Steakhouse is now Archer's Buffet and Grill, under the ownership of Randy and Linda Archer.
The restaurant ... [more]

Smart Start director achieves her Montessori certification

May 9, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Lessons focus on manners, peace, order and respect.
Smart Start Academy will be adjusting its name and changing its style of teaching for the coming ... [more]

Fire guts rental house on North Broadway in city

May 9, 2012 - Christina George, Staff Writer:  By Christina George
Staff Writer
Fire officials are investigating a house fire that occurred shortly before 3 a.m. Wednesday in Riverton.
"At this time, we ... [more]

Bauder resigns activities position

May 8, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School activities director Keith Bauder has submitted a letter of resignation to Fremont County School District 25 superintendent Terry ... [more]

Riverton Little League season starts

May 8, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Cardinals and the A's opened the Riverton Little League season in the victory column on Monday night to begin the 16-game baseball season at Ron Saban ... [more]

Raiders drop season openers to Evanston

May 6, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Evanston broke open a 4-4 in the top of the eighth inning, scoring seven runs in the frame to post an 11-4 win Saturday afternoon over the Riverton Raiders in ... [more]

Digest

May 6, 2012 - Staff:  Restore America's Freedom on May 12
Anyone frustrated about the federal government and interested in discussions about ways for improvements can find ... [more]

Gamblers Anonymous offers meetings in Riverton

May 6, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  She describes herself as "an average person," but one who has a gambling problem.
"I have a compulsive gambling problem and I was searching for help and you ... [more]

Graduation ceremonies happening this month

May 6, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  This month thousands of students countywide will walk across a stage and be handed a high school diploma or college degree.
Central Wyoming College will kick ... [more]

Derby fans come down the stretch to off-track betting site

May 6, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Since starting in horse racing in 1964, Lander's Marlene Young has had eight state champions in Wyoming, but she knows one contest always takes the winner's ... [more]

RHS activities director on administrative leave; board action may follow

May 4, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Keith Bauder, a longtime Fremont County high school teacher, coach and current activities director at Riverton High School, has been placed on paid ... [more]

Mammoth Music to have grand opening

May 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  It's been more than a year since Mammoth Music in downtown Riverton changed ownership, but a grand opening celebration is finally happening this Saturday, May ... [more]

Kentucky Derby betting comes to county

May 3, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  With two months under its belt at Bomber's Sports Bar in Riverton, Wyoming Horse Racing LLC is gearing up for the 2012 Kentucky Derby.
The company runs ... [more]

Report says plane broke up in the air

May 2, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  A private airplane originally bound for Riverton broke apart in flight before crashing near Green River last month, killing the pilot.
Federal investigators ... [more]

Two Libertarians from Riverton file in 2012 elections

May 2, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  There's no need to remind Riverton's Richard Brubaker and his family about that old saying involving no politics at the dinner table.
Brubaker, a perennial ... [more]

Staffing moves set at District 25; bleacher expansion under way

May 2, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Gay Hughes, who joined the Fremont County School District 25 teaching staff in 1984, is retiring at the end of the current academic year. Her decision was ... [more]

Boys at United Baptist raise $1,600, one penny at a time

May 1, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The United Baptist Church Royal Ambassadors really know how to pinch their pennies. In fact, they have collected enough pennies to donate $1,600 to church ... [more]

Library event sparks new fans for old book

Apr 27, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  In Louisa May Alcott's 1868 novel "Little Women," sisters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March bond with their mother through various life challenges.
Almost a ... [more]

Think about North Federal amenities now, citizens told

Apr 27, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The planned reconstruction of Riverton's bustling North Federal Boulevard was the focus of a community meeting Wednesday at Riverton City Hall.
Wyoming ... [more]

Rendezvous students tour Wind River Heritage Center

Apr 26, 2012 - Staff:  Rendezvous Elementary School fourth-grader Nevaeh Liedy, far left, was the first of her class to take out her cell phone for a photo of the big horn sheep on ... [more]

Different venue this year for annual Books and Breakfast events

Apr 26, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Pancakes, eggs, books and exceptionally large animal costumes -- it's time again for the Riverton Kiwanis Club's annual page-turner and stomach-filler.
The ... [more]

Fair, county move closer on land swap

Apr 26, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Fair Board is asking county commissioners to support a proposed land swap that would provide the Riverton venue an additional parking area ... [more]

Letters have led to more open talk about senior citizens center

Apr 26, 2012 - Bill Lederer, Riverton:  Editor:
The senior center board member's "advice" to the concerned seniors is "stop writing letters to the editor"?
That must mean the letters are working, ... [more]

The 16:1 dilemma

Apr 26, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The State of Wyoming granted waivers to 20 school districts -- and to itself

Don't look harshly at the 20 Wyoming school districts, including two in ... [more]