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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]

Deeper problems unresolved as city deals with the small stuff

Apr 25, 2012 - Larry Bauman, Riverton:  Editor:
As Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness worries about placing political signs in "his" yard, the deficit issues with the SLLP program go on and on.
Could the ... [more]

Our crabapples

Apr 25, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  This is the 50th season for city's official trees; let's reinvest in them

It's not by accident that Riverton is decorated annually this time of year ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Apr 24, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Check the date
An investigation is in order. Apparently the calendar has been hijacked, and June has been substituted for April. Somebody notify the ... [more]

World Book Night includes events in Fremont County

Apr 24, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  One volunteer gave out free copies of the widely popular "Hunger Games" novel at Arapahoe School. Another planned to distribute former best-seller "The Kite ... [more]

RPD investigates fumes report on Hill Street

Apr 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department is continuing to investigate the discovery of substances related to initial concerns about possible methamphetamine production ... [more]

Money Smart Week starts

Apr 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  As the 2011 tax season ends, the Riverton Branch Library is looking ahead and hoping to help people make the best financial choices for 2012 with its Money ... [more]

On target: Shooting range up and running

Apr 22, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The excitement in Talon Arnhold's eyes as he talked about getting to shoot his single-shot .22 rifle was evident, even through the 5-year-old's safety ... [more]

Members air gripes to senior center's leaders

Apr 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Several senior citizens stayed after the Riverton Senior Citizens board of directors meeting April 17 to meet board member Jay Vincent with complaints that ... [more]

City to renew push to raise state beer tax

Apr 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness told elected county leaders April 12 that the Riverton City Council is renewing its efforts to get state lawmakers to support a ... [more]

Bebout to run for re-election

Apr 20, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout, a Riverton Republican, said he wants to continue working on protecting Wyoming's energy economy while fighting overreaching federal ... [more]

Shooting range open house set for Saturday

Apr 20, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Shawn Tessman, treasurer of the Riverton Shooting Club, approached the Riverton City Council on Tuesday to inform the members that the Riverton Rifle Range is ... [more]

'Concerned seniors' not entitled to dictate to center

Apr 20, 2012 - Darlene Dahlin, Riverton:  Editor:
I believe the acrimony being directed at the Riverton Senior Citizens Center is the work of a small group of "good ol' boys" and women who are ... [more]

Classroom to City Hall

Apr 19, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department had an abundance of people in jail April 11, but they were all short-timers.
A group of 50 third-graders from Ashgrove ... [more]

Snyder receives year's contract extension as Riverton superintendent

Apr 19, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  The Fremont District 25 Board of Education has extended the contract of Riverton Superintendent Terry Snyder by an additional year with board chairman Carl ... [more]

Fremont County Fair looking at Majors property

Apr 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  If the Fremont County Fair Board had its way, more than 100 acres of county owned land in northwest Riverton would become a vast venue capable of handling all ... [more]

Golden arches moving to South Federal spot

Apr 19, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  In 1999, Bob Luck purchased the Riverton McDonald's knowing that one day he would either relocate or rebuild the fast food establishment.
It's finally ... [more]

Council lifts lid on changes to city codes; weeds, signs among topics

Apr 18, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  City code enforcement marked one of two lengthy discussions at a Riverton City Council work session.
City administrator Steven Weaver addressed the council ... [more]

Giving things a try

Apr 18, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  If you want evidence of how well Riverton has done in preserving a viable downtown business district, just drive through any number of other cities in Wyoming ... [more]

At-large felon back in custody

Apr 17, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A felon who had been at large since after mistakenly being released from the Wyoming State Penitentiary was arrested Monday at a Riverton residence.
Riverton ... [more]

Meeting in Riverton focuses on post-secondary education

Apr 15, 2012 - Staff:  A meeting at the Riverton Holiday Inn is scheduled to happen Tuesday, April 17, to discuss initiatives to promote post-secondary education in the state.
The ... [more]

Organizers want to bring farmers market downtown

Apr 15, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A fresh food fair would add a little flair downtown, according to a presentation by business owner Jerry Kintzler and Riverton Outreach Coordinator Sherry ... [more]

Little League gearing up for 2012 season

Apr 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The pieces are coming together for another Riverton Little League baseball season.
A big step came Monday and Tuesday nights, when the players took part in ... [more]

RHS to perform vocal concert

Apr 13, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton High School will host a pre-festival vocal concert at 7:30 p.m. April 19 at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theatre at Central Wyoming College.
The ... [more]

State FFA announces 2012 proficiency award winners

Apr 13, 2012 - Staff:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming FFA Association announced its winners in the 2012 Agricultural Proficiency Award Competition on April 4 as part of the Wyoming State ... [more]

Hubenka, Olson to marry

Apr 13, 2012 - Staff:  Greg and Pam Hubenka, of Riverton, are pleased to announce the engagement of their son Nicholas Hubenka to Laci Olson, daughter of Charles Olson of Wolf Point, ... [more]

Achievers

Apr 13, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton band honored by Wyoming Arts Council
The Fat City Mardi Gras Band, of Riverton, was one of 21 Wyoming artists approved by the Wyoming Arts Council ... [more]

Peter, meet Paul

Apr 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The logistical, fiscal and, sadly, personal realities of the State of Wyoming's mandate that most elementary school class sizes be no bigger than 16 students ... [more]

Riverton police create a task force to fight graffiti

Apr 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department has formed a new task force in a cooperative effort with property owners to remove unwanted graffiti.
Police chief Mike ... [more]

Curiosity brings Enzi to Riverton lab

Apr 13, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Eight years ago, Heidi Fabrizius started testing wastewater samples in her garage. She had a vision, a young family and a desire to bring a business that had ... [more]

Big water pipe along Cooper Rd. could serve Job Corps

Apr 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton received a $9.2 million grant from the Wyoming Water Development Commission for a multi-phased project.
A well with a 24-inch ... [more]

Weather Service trains weather spotters

Apr 11, 2012 - Staff:  National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Murrell used a video clip from "The Simpsons" to help illustrate types of storms and tornadoes during his weather ... [more]