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Wyoming Community Bank donates to Habitat for Humanity in Riverton

Dec 27, 2012 - From staff reports:  Wyoming Community Bank recently donated $2,500 to Habitat for Humanity to go toward the latest Habitat home being built on the old Riverton Hospital site.
The ... [more]

Holiday food drive aims to keep kids fed during break

Dec 27, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Hundreds of Riverton Middle School students went home last Friday carrying enough food to last through their holiday break.
The bags filled with breakfast, ... [more]

Spin-In to feature fiber arts vendors and artists

Dec 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  A variety of fiber arts vendors and artists from throughout the state will give demonstrations at the Spin-In, Fiber-Fest on Saturday, Jan. 5, in Riverton. ... [more]

Hand-made ornaments deck the halls of local homes

Dec 23, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Many halls in Riverton homes will be decked with homemade crafts for the holiday season thanks to several Christmas-themed events hosted this month through R ... [more]

Hand-made ornaments deck the halls of local homes

Dec 23, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Many halls in Riverton homes will be decked with homemade crafts for the holiday season thanks to several Christmas-themed events hosted this month through R ... [more]

Classroom to North Pole

Dec 23, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A lot of children wrote to Santa from school this year, crafting their wish lists during letter-writing events that teachers organized in preparation for the ... [more]

St. Margarets presents annual Christmas pageant

Dec 21, 2012 - Staff:  Seventy-two St. Margaret's School pupils presented their annual Christmas pageant Thursday night in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center ... [more]

Citizen award goes to son of police captain

Dec 21, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton police chief Mike Broadhead presented Taylor Murphy, 11, with a police chief special recognition citation Thursday for saving the life of a 6-year-old ... [more]

Jacobson named to dean's list

Dec 21, 2012 - From staff reports:  Jeri Kay Jacobson of rural Riverton was recently named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa, where she also ... [more]

Soroptimists donate about $100 to shelter

Dec 21, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Soroptimist International of Riverton recently collected $101.50 in loose change donations at the Rocky Mountain Region District III & IV Meeting and ... [more]

City hears pitch on developing a new skate park

Dec 21, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association approached the Riverton City Council with a proposal to build a new skate park in Riverton.
"We humbly ask for ... [more]

Fire wrecks trailer house, but no injuries

Dec 21, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton firefighters responded at about 11:15 p.m. Thursday to a structure fire at 134 Comanche Court.
No one was injured in the blaze, though several people ... [more]

Riverton band students put on winter concert

Dec 20, 2012 - Staff:  Student musicians from Riverton middle and high schools presented their winter band concert Monday night at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater. The RHS ... [more]

Wreck west of Riverton sends two to hospital

Dec 20, 2012 - From staff reports:  Two pickup trucks collided west of Riverton on a cold Thursday morning, with two people reported to have been transported to Riverton Memorial Hospital. ... [more]

Slower speed limits would 'really help' at Honor Farm, Hill Street

Dec 20, 2012 - Derrick Ehmler, Riverton:  Editor:
I drive from Riverton to Shoshoni and back all the time. To me, the biggest problem with the road along the Honor Farm intersection is the speed. I am ... [more]

Stores should not be open on Christmas

Dec 19, 2012 - Marlene Brower, Riverton:  Editor:
I have just found out that some grocery stores are going to be open on Christmas Day.
I want it to be known that I disagree with the stores being ... [more]

Rendezvous puts on Christmas show

Dec 18, 2012 - Staff:  Rendezvous Elementary School students performed "Old Man Winter's Icicle Follies" Thursday in the school gym. Dustin Mills got a leg up as he waited next to ... [more]

Keeping vigilant: Riverton teachers review drills after Connecticut shooting

Dec 18, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton teachers and administrators headed to work Monday with last week's Connecticut school shooting still fresh in their minds.
"Like every educator in ... [more]

Achievers

Dec 14, 2012 - From staff reports:  Lander resident graduates
Stephen Hickner of Lander was among the 2,600 students who graduated from Wayne State University this semester. The ... [more]

UW grads advising high school students throughout Wyoming

Dec 14, 2012 - Eddie and Dee Amend, Riverton:  Recent University of Wyoming graduates are going into schools and serving as full-time college advisers to convince local high school students about the ... [more]

The 'zombie fence'

Dec 14, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Riverton's young skateboarders might be the catalyst to improve City Park

If you aren't normally a sports-page reader, we would recommend that you ... [more]

Auto glass repair shop opens in Riverton

Dec 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Owner said he has worked in the industry for about 20 years and wanted to venture out on his own.

Mike Hegwood is the newest business owner on a ... [more]

Dec. 4 comments earn an 'Amen'

Dec 12, 2012 - Phyllis Gies, Riverton:  Editor:
"Amen" to Dan Wimp's letter in the Dec. 4 ... [more]

Discussion of modular building has been fun

Dec 12, 2012 - Steve Powers, Henderson, Nev.:  Editor:
I know this is not a very important opinion in the scheme of everything, but I have had fun reading about the old "modular" building in the school ... [more]

12 12 12: Riverton kids turn 12 on odd calendar date

Dec 12, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wednesday has special significance for at least three Riverton residents who turned 12 years old this Dec. 12, 2012.
Two of the birthdays were celebrated by ... [more]

Suspect says 'not guilty' to killing in September

Dec 12, 2012 - From staff reports:  Second-degree murder suspect Dustin Nickelson entered a not-guilty plea during his arraignment Tuesday in Lander District Court.
Nickelson, 23, has been in ... [more]

Skaters take the lead on improving Riverton City Park

Dec 11, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  There is no question that Riverton City Park is a beautiful place. But it is not perceived as a safe place for our kids.
And the stunner here is that our kids ... [more]

The way it was: School construction -- 1953

Dec 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Riverton had just one elementary school through its first 48 years. By the early 1950s, there was enough growth to warrant a second. Surveying and site work ... [more]

Riverton homicide the subject of 'Nightmare Next Door' episode

Dec 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  The 2004 homicide of Wyo-ming Honor Farm nurse Tammy Watts will be featured on Investigation Discovery's "Night-mare Next Door" television series this ... [more]

Beef show new to Wyoming State Winter Fair lineup

Dec 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Preparations for the 2013 Wyoming State Winter Fair are in full swing, and several new events have been added.
The beef show and miniature bull competition ... [more]