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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]

City must have learned from last snowstorm

Feb 12, 2013 - Lew Diehl, Riverton:  Editor:
To the Riverton streets and alleys crews, you are all doing a great job this week clearing and de-icing the city streets.
Just maybe the city bosses ... [more]

Remember who voted to ruin the superintendent's elected office

Feb 12, 2013 - Joanne Vandersill, Riverton:  Editor:
Here are the local Fremont County legislators who voted to destroy the office of state superintendent and to try to ruin career of the person we all ... [more]

Fort Washakie man charged in stabbing at hotel

Feb 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 32-year-old Fort Washakie man is being charged with two counts of aggravated assault and battery after reportedly stabbing a Riverton woman early Sunday at ... [more]

C-h-a-m-p-s: Top spellers crowned

Feb 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County will send four contestants to the state spelling bee this year instead of two because of scheduling confusion at local schools.
Organizers said ... [more]

Some call for self-service fueling at airport, but cost effectiveness in doubt

Feb 10, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Costs apparently exceed the means of both the City of Riverton and the airport's fuel operator.

The idea of having a self-service fuel for pilots at ... [more]

Plan would put Riverton courthouse on Major parcel

Feb 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Tentative plans are shaping up to build a $5 million Riverton courthouse facility at the Major property in north Riverton that would house the county court, ... [more]

Honor Farm intersection site of wreck

Feb 8, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Highway 789 north of Riverton was obstructed for about 30 minutes Friday morning after another accident occurred at the Honor Farm Road ... [more]

Honor Farm announces employees of the quarter

Feb 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  Warden Michael Pacheco has announced Sgt. Robert Koski and Marci Stewart have been selected as the uniform and non-uniform employees of the third quarter, ... [more]

Brunton a sponsor of 'Friends of NRA' show

Feb 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  FAIRFAX, Va. -- The National Rifle Association is pleased to announce that Brunton will serve as the Title Sponsor of the "Friends of NRA" television show for a ... [more]

Tarwater constructs coffins for cowboys

Feb 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Carpenter says he uses local materials to make simple, wooden boxes for burial.

When John Tarwater started looking for a new way to supplement his ... [more]

Bill on domestic violence protections passes Senate

Feb 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, said he sponsored Senate File 117 at the request of a constituent from Fremont County.

A bill that would better ... [more]

Balloon in the breeze

Feb 6, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Cloud Kisser II gives tethered rides for winter carnival.

The 2013 Wild West Winter Carnival continued Saturday, and Riverton's City Park was ... [more]

Resident brings love of sushi to city

Feb 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Pollard says making the rice and seaweed rolls provides a fun diversion at parties.

Beverley Pollard of Riverton is looking to share her love of ... [more]

New law on superintendent sidesteps the constitution

Feb 5, 2013 - Alex Wolfer, Riverton:  Editor:
The Constitution of the State of Wyoming mandates that the elected superintendent of public instruction supervise the public schools. The following is ... [more]

Give people a chance at a job they want

Feb 5, 2013 - Trevon Stevens, Riverton:  Editor:
People should be able to have a job that they like. If people don't like their job they might not do a good job.
I know not everyone can have a job ... [more]

Masons named new WWWC royalty as big weekend wraps

Feb 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Next year's Wild West Winter Carnival king and queen are Scott and Darla Mason of Riverton.
The royal couple was crowned on Saturday evening after a day ... [more]

Recreation board receives unusually high number of grant applications

Feb 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton is among the applicants, requesting $80,000 for a "green space" downtown.

The amount of money recently requested by the City of ... [more]

High rents contribute to poverty and homelessness

Feb 3, 2013 - Nancy and Lloyd Eckstein, Riverton:  Editor:
As people who work with feeding the low income in Fremont County, we have seen a sad trend starting.
Landlords who have put rent up so high that our ... [more]

First ice, then art: Sculptors chisel creatively for WWWC competition

Feb 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  They were supposed to carve sculptures, but along two blocks on Riverton's Main Street on Saturday, a few chisels, chainsaws and files turned blocks of ice ... [more]