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RMS band to perform Thursday

May 15, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Middle School band will perform its final concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater at Central Wyoming College.
Doors ... [more]

Tuesday notes

May 14, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Three seasons in one
We had our last winter day a little more than a week ago, and we had our first summer day a couple of days ago, yet it is neither ... [more]

April snows didn't make much of a dent in drought; firefighting funds dwindle

May 14, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  Wyoming's snowpack saw some significant melting in the last week -- not good news considering the expected shortage of firefighting funds this year.
The ... [more]

Trailer suffers fire, smoke damage in Sunday blaze

May 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured in the incident; two fire trucks and eight firefighters reported to the scene.

Officials said a single-wide trailer home was ... [more]

Three Fremont County players in field for Open qualifier at Riverton course

May 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  P.J. Thomas and Easton Paxton are two Riverton golfers in the field for the U.S. Open qualifying round Wednesday at the Riverton Country Club.
Thomas played ... [more]

Why weren't legislative audits taking place before 'the Hill bill,' not afterward?

May 12, 2013 - Darlene Dahlin, Riverton:  Editor:
The AP article in your May 4 edition, "Mead chides GOP leaders over criticism of Hill bill," in which Gov. Mead is reported to have said that the ... [more]

The way it was: Lander-Riverton soccer -- 1996

May 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  Lander and Riverton didn't play each other in high school soccer this year due to weather-related postponements that fouled up the schedule. That wasn't the ... [more]

Long way from home

May 12, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The bird was a long way from home, having attached itself to a small herd of cattle just north of Riverton.
The cattle egret, Bubulcus ibis, originated in ... [more]

Riverton man arrested after police chase

May 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  Ryan Apodaca, 32, of Riverton, was arrested for fleeing or attempting to elude and reckless driving at about 10:15 a.m. Monday when he reportedly failed to ... [more]

Board names Fisher Volunteer of the Year

May 10, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Recreation Board also presented Lance Bolte of Fremont Beverages with the Friend of Recreation award.

The ... [more]

Blumenshine recognized at college honors convocation

May 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  Kyle Blumenshine of Riverton was recognized at the Jamestown College Honors Convocation on April 11.
Blumenshine was recognized for the honors College Fellow ... [more]

Smokers, dropping cigarette butts anywhere and everywhere is littering

May 9, 2013 - Shirley Pursel, Riverton:  Editor:
Riverton is a beautiful place to live. However, everywhere I look there is an abundance of the cigarette butts at the entry doors of businesses and ... [more]

Officials seek owners of seized dogs

May 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials are attempting to identify the owners of three dogs that were the subject of two complaints Saturday in north Riverton.
The animals have since been ... [more]

Is this the best we can come up with for city's lot downtown?

May 8, 2013 - Jody Cardice, Riverton:  Editor:
I have seen a few other written comments from people in Riverton about the vacant lot at the intersection of East Main and Fifth streets that is now ... [more]

Land swap finalized in parcels near fairgrounds

May 8, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission has authorized a land swap between the county and the Depot Foundation after years of discussion.
County fair manager Barney ... [more]

Parents invited to participate in p.e. challenge at Rendezvous

May 5, 2013 - Staff:  Parents of Rendezvous Elementary School students in Riverton are invited to the school the week of May 6-10 to participate in physical education classes that ... [more]

U.S. POWs had it worse

May 5, 2013 - Martin Cannan, Riverton:  Editor:
I think before we get all concerned about how "badly" Mr Mihara and his family were treated during their internment during World War II, we need to ... [more]

Busy with bees

May 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A large shipment from Paradise, Calif., arrived April 27 at the Riverton residence of Doug Newlin. He's a beekeeper, among other things.
Several bee colonies ... [more]

First Assembly of God hosting regular Friends Nights

May 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riverton's First Assembly of God hosted its second Friends Night youth outreach event in March at the church, 701 E. Adams Ave.
Organizers said more than 70 ... [more]

Construction, maintenance jobs scheduled for airport

May 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Regional Airport will see increased activity this summer beginning May 16 as it participates in the Wyoming Department of Transportation Aeronautics ... [more]

'I wish I could change it,' says Riverton man who shot neighbor

May 3, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Dustin Dean Nickelson will never forget the evening of Sept. 13, 2012.
"I am sorry for shooting Lucas; at the time I never knew who he was," Nickelson said. ... [more]

Man will not press charges after finding missing items

May 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials said a man chose not to press charges Wednesday against a subject who took some items from his vehicle in Riverton.
Law enforcement responded at ... [more]

Two state wrestling champions for Riverton at USA tournament

May 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two Riverton USA wrestlers won individual state titles at the Casper Events Center in the folkstyle and freestyle brackets.
Wesley Briggs took the top ... [more]

Ten more teams in Riverton Little League this year

May 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Mother Nature postponed the first pitch of the season Wednesday night in the Riverton Little League baseball when another spring snowstorm hit Fremont County. ... [more]

Ranger news making appearance on Riverton-based radio station

May 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  News from The Ranger now can be heard daily on a Riverton-based radio station as well.
FM station KTUG, which goes by the nickname 105.1 The Pulse, has ... [more]

Smiths facility, merchandise get a makeover

May 2, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The store's director said most of the construction work will take place overnight.

Smith's Food and Drug store director James Kraft says customers ... [more]

If higher tax on beer could ease public drunkenness, let's try it

May 2, 2013 - Jason Dixon, Riverton:  Editor:
If they can jack up the tax on a pack or carton of cigarettes so that it costs something like 10 times more money to smoke a cigarette now than it did ... [more]

Toddler found wandering in roadway; mother cited for child endangerment

May 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  A 21-year-old Riverton mother was cited for child endangerment Wednesday after her 3-year-old daughter reportedly was found unattended in a roadway north of ... [more]

Problems with the football team aren't all one-sided

May 1, 2013 - Mike Marshall, Riverton:  Editor:
It is obvious that the old adage is correct. There are two things that everybody is an expert on -- politics and athletics. We see expert advice daily ... [more]

City Park not the right place to consider a recreation center

May 1, 2013 - Kerri Hitchenberk, Riverton:  Editor:
Some people are suggesting building a big recreation center in Riverton City Park? There are lots of other places to build it that wouldn't take away ... [more]