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Major land was sold with the understanding that it would be new fairgrounds

Mar 1, 2013 - Margaret N. Rogers, Riverton:  Editor:
To Fremont County Commissioners, Riverton City Council, the two Indian tribes, and other citizens:
Your help is needed to make some things happen ... [more]

South Federal planning under way

Mar 1, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation had a public meeting Tuesday at Riverton City Hall to inform city residents and business owners about the effects on ... [more]

Barrasso says he welcomes debate about gun control

Mar 1, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The senator said he is concerned about recent legislation that would ban more than 100 firearms.

U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., discussed the ... [more]

Dozens compete in fifth-grade science fair

Feb 28, 2013 - Staff:  More than 110 pupils participated in this year's fifth-grade science fair at Rendezvous Elementary School in Riverton. Areas of study included zoology, ... [more]

Back Country Mudd opens second shop

Feb 28, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Whether it's a cappuccino, tea, coffee, an Italian soda or a smoothie that customers are in the mood for, Back Country Mudd is ready to serve it.
The ... [more]

Local computer technician warns of scam affecting Riverton residents

Feb 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  A local computer technician is worried about a scam that targets residents through fake antivirus scans.
Lee Crook, the owner of ArtistryWeb in Riverton, said ... [more]

County goes forward on justice center planning without settling on the site

Feb 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission has advanced plans to build a new Riverton justice center. The decisions came after the county board discussed concerns and how ... [more]

Legislature may adjourn earlier than expected

Feb 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, says he is confident about Wyoming's long-term financial situation.

Wyoming Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, is hopeful that ... [more]

Feds nudge Job Corps closer to construction bid

Feb 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Department of Labor on Wednesday posted a "pre-solicitation notice" for construction services for the Wind River Job Corps facility scheduled to be ... [more]

Enzi hears residents voice concerns

Feb 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wyoming's senior U.S. senator vowed to remedy federal funding problems at St. Stephen's School and to investigate whether the threatened budget "sequester" ... [more]

County still undecided on spot for new court facility in Riverton

Feb 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission took one step toward building a Riverton justice center while throwing another location into the mix. The county board discussed ... [more]

The way it was: Elkhorn Hotel -- 1915

Feb 24, 2013 - Staff:  The Chicago North Western Railroad got to Shoshoni before either Riverton or Lander in 1906, and the town prospered. While it didn't approach Lander in size or ... [more]

Big swim meet this weekend at Riverton Aquatic Center

Feb 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton will be hosting the Wyoming State Championship "B" swim meet Saturday and Sunday at the Riverton Aquatic Center.
The first day's competition begins ... [more]

Three longtime post office workers retire

Feb 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The employees represent 79 years of service in the industry.

Regular customers of the U.S. post office in Riverton will notice some familiar faces ... [more]

Call to mayor got quick results

Feb 21, 2013 - Barbara Williams, Riverton:  Editor:
Thanks, mayor, for getting the job done the same day I called you.
I had called the city several times to clean the ice out of the dip and Fifth and ... [more]

Cindy Hill already has one vote sewn up for governor

Feb 21, 2013 - Marcell Hartwick, Riverton:  Editor:
People are talking about whether State Superintendent Cindy Hill was too early to announce she was running for governor next year. I am glad she did, ... [more]

Road safety puzzle

Feb 21, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Accidents keep happening at the Honor Farm intersection

We're not sure how many times a paragraph in this newspaper has included the words "another ... [more]

Schoening gets college board seat until 2014

Feb 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  She was appointed Wednesday to fill the vacancy left by Judy Pedersen's resignation.

Nicole Schoening took her seat on the Central Wyoming College ... [more]

CWC board to interview seven for vacated seat

Feb 19, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees will interview seven candidates Wednesday evening for the open Subdistrict 2 seat representing Riverton and ... [more]

National FFA Week: Riverton

Feb 18, 2013 - By Emma Herbst, Riverton FFA Chapter:  The Riverton FFA started the new year in early May 2012 with the election of the 2012-13 officers. The officers include: Dallin Cooper (president), Haylee ... [more]

Home in History

Feb 18, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The straight-grained, rough-cut, Douglas fir planks and posts are testament to the construction ability of the men who built Delfelder Hall 93 years ago. While ... [more]

Commissioners see-saw on site for Riverton courthouse

Feb 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Some details about a new Riverton justice center are more solid, but the location is once again up in the air.
Fremont County Commission vice chairman Travis ... [more]

All smiles after accident

Feb 15, 2013 - Staff:  Three-year-old Brooke Lynn Lookingbill beamed as she was carried to the ambulance by Riverton firefighter Buddy Armstrong on Saturday. The toddler was a ... [more]

Citizens must see to it that the power grab over superintendent is remedied

Feb 15, 2013 - Mike Lieberman, Riverton:  Editor:
There has been much written about the recent action of our Wyoming Legislature and Gov. Mead regarding the stripping of State Superintendent of Public ... [more]

Young writer thinks the sharks should be protected, not killed

Feb 15, 2013 - Brayden Nez, Riverton:  Editor:
Haven't you noticed that some people hate sharks? In 2011 there had been a lot of shark attacks, even in Russia. What do you think -- should all sharks ... [more]

County facilities in city

Feb 15, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Using part of the Major land for a new courthouse and sheriff's office sounds good

As Fremont County's leaders continue to kick around the very ... [more]

Smolik resigns as Riverton Memorial Hospital CEO

Feb 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riverton Memorial Hospital named Steve Erixon as the interim chief executive officer on Jan. 28 while a national search for a permanent CEO began.
Erixon, ... [more]

Devon makes fortune's best workplace list

Feb 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  Devon Energy announced it has again been named to Fortune magazine's list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. This marks Devon's sixth straight year to be ... [more]

Middle school kids mix it up

Feb 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton Middle School students stepped out of their comfort zones at lunch Friday, when they were asked not to sit with their usual friends during the midday ... [more]

TOPS offers support to people with weight loss goals

Feb 12, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The beginning of every new year is used by many as the time to start over and set new goals to lose weight.
The urge to quit typically emerges in ... [more]