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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]

Late-season snow piles up again

May 1, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk and Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  April officially became Riverton's third-snowiest on record Tuesday night due to a late spring storm that dropped more than 6 inches of snow on parts of the ... [more]

Officials investigate Monday dog attack on sheep in Riverton

May 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials are investigating a report of two black border collies attacking and killing at least one sheep Monday in the 1600 block of North Smith Road in ... [more]

Chief justice and corrections boss endorse Riverton justice center plan

May 1, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wyoming's chief justice and the Wyoming Department of Corrections director have thrown their weight behind the construction of a Riverton justice center.
The ... [more]

After Prom party was a success, both for students and parents

Apr 30, 2013 - Dennis Graham, Riverton:  Editor:
Thank you, Riverton parents, high school staff, and participating businesses for sponsoring another fantastic post-prom party at Riverton High ... [more]

Ponds get 2,500 new fish

Apr 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The trout are expected to grow about 2 inches by the end of this summer.

Fishermen often shy away from sharing their best spots, so good information ... [more]

Apathy, transient problem obstacles to improving City Park

Apr 28, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton residents came to City Hall Thursday night to discuss the best direction to take toward improving Riverton City Park.
Riverton resident Lee Crook ... [more]

Riverton United Methodist to add contemporary services Sunday

Apr 26, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton United Methodist Church, under the leadership of Pastor Mark Thurman, has begun a contemporary service at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday.
The more modern ... [more]

Riverton Chamber of Commerce recognizes community service efforts of residents

Apr 26, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A night of awards and kind words were extended to Riverton residents for their ongoing hard work and service during the 2013 Riverton Chamber Annual Awards ... [more]

Legislature wrong to have defeated bill allowing teachers to carry guns

Apr 26, 2013 - Rusty M. Saltsgaver, Riverton:  Editor:
Targets on their backs. That's what every parent having children in a Wyoming school needs to now understand.
With the recent Wyoming Legislature's ... [more]

Commissioners split in Riverton justice center, wolf suit decisions

Apr 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  In two close votes, the Fremont County Commission engaged a firm to design a new Riverton justice center and committed $1,000 to a court fight about ... [more]

Wild and Scenic Film Festival tour to make stop Thursday in Riverton

Apr 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wild and Scenic Film Festival tour returns to Lander April 26 and will expand to include Riverton for the first time on April 25. The screenings will ... [more]

Group working to revitalize City Park will meet Thursday

Apr 24, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Revitalize Riverton, the group formed to plan and discuss renovation ideas for City Park, has its first meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Riverton City ... [more]

Weekend deaths unusual, but foul play not suspected in either

Apr 23, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Coroner's Office is investigating two unrelated and unsuspicious deaths that took place over the weekend in Riverton.
The first was ... [more]

RMS Science Olympiad heads to nationals

Apr 19, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The middle school team dethroned McCormick Junior High School who had held the state title for the last 15 years.

An excited group of students from ... [more]

Was closing school due to storm really necessary?

Apr 19, 2013 - Carol Stern, Riverton:  Editor:
I am wondering why schools had to be closed last week when there was a snowstorm. We have had lots worse storms than that one over the years, and we ... [more]

Another strong showing for Riverton USA wrestlers

Apr 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton USA wrestling club secured enough points to win its home tournament Sunday at Wolverine Gym.
In the two-day bracket, Riverton rolled up 224.5 ... [more]