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Woman died in cemetery, officials say

Nov 20, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  County officials are investigating the death of Robin Gilpin, 48, of Riverton, whose body was found Saturday at her parents' gravesite in the Mountain View ... [more]

Murder suspect's arraignment postponed

Nov 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  An arraignment hearing for second-degree murder suspect Dustin Nickelson of Riverton has been delayed.
The original hearing set for Nov. 8 was postponed ... [more]

BLM seeks public input on Gas Hills uranium project proposal

Nov 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office is seeking public input on the Gas Hills In-Situ Recovery Uranium Project Draft Environmental Impact ... [more]

Flood repairs to begin west of Riverton

Nov 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  A $432,300 flood repair project is scheduled to begin next week west of Riverton on U.S. Highway 26, according to Robert Scheidemantel, Wyoming Department of ... [more]

Shoshone National Forest Christmas tree permits available

Nov 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  Christmas tree permits are now available from the Shoshone National Forest.
The cost for a permit is $8 for a tree up to 20 feet tall. Additional permits are ... [more]

Riverton Social Security office hours to change

Nov 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  Effective Monday, Nov. 19, the Riverton Social Security office will be open to the public 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Friday -- a reduction of 30 minutes each ... [more]

Skate park group sets $75K fundraising goal as effort moves ahead

Nov 18, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Ramps and money were on the agenda at a recent meeting of the Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association.
About 20 members of the new club met at the Fremont ... [more]

Sixty pianists perform in recital

Nov 16, 2012 - From staff reports:  The annual Riverton Piano Teachers' Halloween recital was Tuesday, Oct. 27, at the Riverton Branch Library.
Sixty students from six piano teachers ... [more]

Yes, extend 30 mph speed limit farther out on West Main Street

Nov 16, 2012 - Tina Haight, Riverton:  Editor:
Let me say that I agree absolutely and 100 percent with Mr. Steven R. Peck's editorial opinion on lowering the speed limit to 30 mph on West Main in ... [more]

Love of franchise drives father, son to start their own

Nov 15, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Even before he and his father built their Taco Time franchise in Riverton, Bryan Cross said he was a fan of the restaurant.
He first developed a taste for ... [more]

Big water tank project on hold until warmer weather

Nov 15, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The engineers and contractors working to build a 2 million gallon water storage tank near Airport Road met Tuesday with the Riverton City Council to explain ... [more]

Revised data show RMS made 'safe harbor' after all

Nov 14, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Adequate Yearly Progress results for Riverton Middle School have been modified and now show that the school is making Safe Harbor for 2012.
School District 25 ... [more]

Elementary students learn about flags, veterans at Monday event

Nov 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Veterans Day lasted through Monday this year for students at Aspen Park Elementary School, who decorated their campus this week with flags representing loved ... [more]

Police urge motorists to use caution around buses

Nov 11, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Police remind residents to be cautious when driving near school and public buses.
According to the state of Wyoming Statutes Dealing with School Buses, to ... [more]

Parents working to give students Food for Break

Nov 11, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Middle and high school groups will host a "stuff the bus" event Saturday, Nov. 17, at Smith's Food and Drug in Riverton.

Parents at Riverton ... [more]

Chilly runners highlight Help for Health event

Nov 11, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton held its annual Round-Up for Remembrance 5K Walk/Run Saturday morning.
Families, community members and staff ... [more]

Man who captured and assaulted teen gets 40 years to life

Nov 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A judge sentenced a Riverton man to 40 years to life in prison for second-degree attempted murder of a girl in the fall of 2011.
George William Lucas, 47, was ... [more]

Carlson earns 25-year service award

Nov 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Shelby Carlson of Greybull has earned a 25-year service award with the Wyoming Department of Transportation.
Carlson has served as WyDOT District 5 Engineer ... [more]

Gary Small & the Coyote Bros. to play at Riverton Branch Library

Nov 9, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Branch Library is hosting the Native American music group Gary Small & the Coyote Bros. on Saturday, Nov. 10.
The show will begin at 7 p.m. in ... [more]

Baby death investigated; no foul play suspected

Nov 8, 2012 - From staff reports:  Local officials are investigating the death of 4-month-old Liam LaForme, who was pronounced dead Saturday at Riverton Memorial Hospital.
Riverton Police ... [more]

With help from city, skaters organizing to build new park

Nov 8, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Skateboarders, BMX bikers and inline skaters have formed the Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association to clean up skateboarding's image and try to build a ... [more]

Shooting victim under influence of meth; baby died of asphyxia

Nov 6, 2012 - From staff reports:  Lucas Myhre died of multiple gunshot wounds during an incident Sept. 13 at an apartment complex in Riverton.

The Fremont County Coroner's Office has ... [more]

Shelley would do well for HD55

Nov 4, 2012 - John R. Vincent, Riverton:  Editor:
Sherry Shelley and I first met in 1955. We entered first grade together at Ashgrove Elementary School in 1955 and graduated from Riverton High School ... [more]

Seamstresses enter woolen garments in annual competition

Nov 4, 2012 - Staff:  Adults through pre-teens had their hand sewn wool garments judged Saturday during the District 4 Make It With Wool competition at the
Reach Foundation in ... [more]

Look at what matters, then vote for Sherry Shelley in HD55

Nov 4, 2012 - Nancy Sehnert, Riverton:  Editor:
Voters, I would encourage all of you to please consider Sherry Shelley for House District 55.
Get to know her views on sound budgeting, safe roads, ... [more]

Shelley's integrity makes her best choice in House race

Nov 4, 2012 - Roger and Barbara Gose, Riverton:  Editor:
The following is offered as support for Sherry Shelley in her candidacy for the House District 55 seat in the Wyoming Legislature.
There could be no ... [more]

Digest

Nov 4, 2012 - From staff reports:  CWC hosting 'R-Word' rally
Central Wyoming College will have a 2 p.m. rally Thursday to end the R-word on the CWC campus as well as in the ... [more]

Riverton library to have anti-bullying speaker

Nov 4, 2012 - Staff:  Anti-bullying advocate Jamie Nabozny will speak 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Riverton Branch Library, 1330 W. Park Ave.
For four years, Nabozny was subjected ... [more]

Lewis celebrates 100th birthday

Nov 2, 2012 - Staff:  Centenarian Violet Lewis of Riverton celebrated her 100th birthday on Oct. 13, 2012. She received congratulations from U.S. Sen. Michael Enzi, R-Wyoming, "The ... [more]

Dropping in for a trim

Nov 1, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  R.B. Morris is just what you would expect from an old-fashioned barber. A red and white candy-striped pole turns outside, and he will chat and make a joke, but ... [more]