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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]

RMS seventh-grade girls win opening track meet at home

Apr 16, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Middle School seventh-grade girls outlasted the field Saturday to win the team title at Wolverine Track.
Riverton scored 59 points at the ... [more]

Officials say county inmate spat on deputies

Apr 16, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Moran man who was arrested last week in Riverton encountered more trouble with law enforcement this weekend after he reportedly spat on two deputies at the ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Apr 16, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Spring as winter
Fremont County is getting more winter in April than we got all winter combined.
In case you have forgotten -- which is perfectly ... [more]

Rumble at the Rendezvous draws nearly 200 wrestlers

Apr 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Ridge Briggs is making sure he has a future in high school wrestling.
The first step for the Riverton 11-year-old is learning the ropes in USA wrestling. ... [more]

Deputies arrest man after brief high speed chase

Apr 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man was arrested Wednesday morning after law enforcement reportedly spotted him driving recklessly in city limits.
Officials said alcohol was not ... [more]

Habitat for Humanity accepting applications for new Riverton home

Apr 14, 2013 - Staff:  Public meetings will be Tuesday, April 23, at the Lander Library and Wednesday, April 24, at the Riverton Branch Library.

Habitat for Humanity, Wind ... [more]

Projects funded by 1 percent tax could begin this summer

Apr 14, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Early work would replace concrete pieces on road segments throughout Riverton.

Riverton residents could see their optional 1 percent tax dollars at ... [more]

Club members host 4-H carnival

Apr 12, 2013 - Staff:  Four-year-old Anika Stanley of Riverton reacted as her father warned her not to touch the Coney Island amusement park constructed by Riverton Owls Club member ... [more]

Haworth, Crawford marry March 27

Apr 12, 2013 - Staff:  Kirsten Marie Haworth and Bradly David Crawford were married Wednesday, March 27.
The ceremony took place at Sackett's Market in Sheridan with Jacob Brooks ... [more]

Better service is what's needed at Riverton Regional Airport

Apr 12, 2013 - Kelly Brost, Riverton:  Editor:
Marketing is not the problem with the Great Lakes Airlines and Riverton Regional Airport. It is the quality and reliability of the service. Over the ... [more]

Demolishing Lincoln

Apr 12, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  In light of the new student-teacher ratio rule, the old school might have had one more role to play

There is understandable confusion related to the ... [more]

Hidden eggs found Thursday; finders receive cash, tickets

Apr 12, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton residents Eric Smartt and Chuck Bracken had looked for hidden objects in Ranger-sponsored treasure hunts before, but Smartt said this year was the ... [more]

Past school board chief gets 6-10 years in prison

Apr 11, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Gary Anderson pleaded guilty to stealing millions of dollars from the Riverton business he worked for.

The ex-financial manager of two family-owned ... [more]

Man arrested after failing to return pickup to dealership

Apr 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A man from Moran was arrested Tuesday evening after reportedly failing to return a truck he had taken for a "test drive" from a Riverton car ... [more]

Fallen firefighters remembered at service

Apr 10, 2013 - Staff:  State Rep. Thomas E. Lubnau of Gillette, Wyoming Speaker of the House, was the featured guest Saturday at the annual Wyoming Fallen Firefighters memorial ... [more]