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Cheyenne pro takes early Saltwater lead

May 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The tournament continues Sunday and Monday at the Riverton Country Club with the final two rounds of the 54-hole tournament. The winner of the pro division ... [more]

Child killer suing again over use of eagle feathers

May 26, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  A Wyoming prison inmate from Riverton is suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, claiming agency officials improperly delayed for years sending him eagle ... [more]

Airline chief says changes will improve performance

May 26, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Great Lakes Airlines chief executive officer Chuck Howell briefed local leaders on efforts to eliminate reliability issues at Riverton Regional Airport during ... [more]

Riverton grad recognized at national mock trial contest

May 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  A university debate team featuring a Riverton student earned high honors at the recent national tournament.
Yale University's mock trial "A" team was ... [more]

Gun show set for this weekend

May 24, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  A $5 cover charge buys one raffle ticket to win a Mossberg .270 rifle.

The Memorial Day Weekend Gun Show, sponsored by the Wyoming Weapons ... [more]

Flag volunteers invited Saturday to the cemetery

May 24, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The American Legion, Marine Corps League, Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars are hosting two events over the Memorial Day weekend.
The ... [more]

Saltwater Classic this weekend, with $10,000 pro prize

May 23, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The 54-hole tournament starts on Saturday morning and ends Monday afternoon at the Riverton Country Club.

The prize money has doubled this year ... [more]

CowBelles host annual luncheon

May 23, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Riverton CowBelles, a chapter of American National CattleWomen, had its annual Business Person's Appreciation Luncheon on May 16.
"The luncheon is our ... [more]

Riverton CowBelles put on another fine event

May 23, 2013 - Larry and Betty Mathews, Riverton:  Editor:
We would like to say "thank you" to the Fremont County CowBelles, once again, for the great meal they prepared for the Business Appreciation Day ... [more]

Rampage soccer team likely to vie for state U14 championship

May 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Rampage U14 boys soccer team heads into the Wyoming State Cup this weekend in Casper as a title contender.
The Rampage placed second May 11-12 at ... [more]

500 and counting: Riverton man will swim laps all year for MSAA

May 22, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Since he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2009, Jacob Bailey, 26, of Riverton, said he has been learning how to take things a little slower.
"That's ... [more]

Empty lot downtown could, should be put to good use

May 22, 2013 - Andrea Danzig, Riverton:  Editor:
I do agree that the vacant property at the Fifth and Main intersection in downtown Riverton shouldn't just be left to whatever and who ever wants to ... [more]

Officials working to extradite Ohio man

May 20, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  James Franklin Jagers is connected to a man who went missing in Riverton nearly 40 years ago.

The Fremont County Attorney's Office continues to work ... [more]

United Presbyterian hosting run/walk and volunteer drive

May 17, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The United Presbyterian Church in Riverton is hosting its first Good Samaritan Run, Walk and Volunteer Drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 1101 N. ... [more]

Yung and Maybee to marry

May 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  Mark and Sheila Yung of Torrington and Allan and Cher Maybee of Scottsbluff, Neb., formerly of Riverton, are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming ... [more]

Achievers

May 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  RHS seniors receive scholarships
Two Riverton High School seniors are recipients of scholarships from the RHS Class of 1962. At the 50th anniversary ... [more]

Pleas helped locate photos of 10 past city mayors

May 17, 2013 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
Some time ago I wrote a letter to the editor regarding my search for pictures of past mayors who have served the City of Riverton.
I am happy to ... [more]

RHS students win first in culinary contest

May 16, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Taco John's in Riverton loaned its kitchen counters to two Riverton High School students who came in with a few ingredients to put together a recipe May 9 that ... [more]

Riverton justice center plans stall in second phase

May 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Progress on a new Riverton justice center stalled Tuesday after the Fremont County Commission didn't approve moving forward with the second phase of the ... [more]

City's dog problem needs to be 'brought under control'

May 15, 2013 - Karen Bellum, Riverton:  Editor:
I read in the paper on May 9 about the latest case of wild dogs running loose and doing damage.
This is a very major problem in Riverton. Dogs are ... [more]

Wildlife hazards at Riverton Regional Airport to be checked

May 15, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  No black magpies or antelope will escape the close watch of careful wildlife biologists in the coming months at Riverton Regional Airport.
Personnel from ... [more]

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]