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In the saddle no matter the season

Feb 1, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  To a motorist driving by sipping coffee in the toasty cab of her vehicle, a person out riding a bike to work in the winter might seem crazy. Cyclists who ... [more]

Self-defense workshop free for tribal members

Jan 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  A women's self-defense workshop is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Renew Fitness Studio, 309 E. Main St., in Riverton.
Wind River Indian Reservation tribal ... [more]

Brock wants plea changed to mental deficiency; he will undergo evaluation

Jan 31, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man accused of kidnapping and sexually abusing a young girl has indicated he would use a defense of not guilty by reason of mental illness or ... [more]

Five dogs perished in Elder Lane fire

Jan 31, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The family living in the house was absent when the blaze started.

Authorities confirm that five dogs were killed in a structure fire that destroyed a ... [more]

Questions and the Marlboro Man

Jan 31, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  Smoking is a more complicated issue than we realize

Darrell Winfield had the most recognizable face of anyone who has ever lived in Riverton.
He was ... [more]

New snow-removal method 'is not an improvement'

Jan 29, 2015 - Eileen Way, Riverton:  Editor:
I can't say I care much for the new city policy on snow plowing that crams all the snow up against the curbs. In the neighborhood where I work, it has ... [more]

'Age should not be only factor' in judge service

Jan 27, 2015 - Dawn Herida, Riverton:  Editor:
I thought the legislator on the age limit for judge retirements made a good point when he said if the same current age limit applied to the ... [more]

Children's event new to Wild West Winter Carnival

Jan 23, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  It runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Center for Art, Technology and Science at 120 S. Third St. in Riverton.

A new event for children has ... [more]

Why doesn't county budget cover guns for sheriff's office?

Jan 23, 2015 - Dennis Clary, Riverton:  Editor:
The sheriff of Fremont County says his office needs about $40,000 to buy replacement firearms for the deputies. ( [more]

Students to compete at state poetry contest

Jan 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  The 10th Annual Wyoming Poetry Out Loud state competition will take place Feb. 2 to Feb. 3 in Cheyenne. Ten student competitors, including Catlin Tillman of ... [more]

Out-of-state hunting fees important to Wyoming

Jan 22, 2015 - Chris Sparks, Riverton:  Editor:
I can understand some people being upset about the (proposed) law that would cut back on non-resident hunting licenses. With all the funding cutbacks ... [more]

The 'undesirables' at least put the park to some use

Jan 21, 2015 - Lesley Hearnes, Riverton:  Editor:
If I could add one comment to Mr. Wright's letter about City Park and the follow-up by Ms. (?) Seidel, it would be this. The "undesirables" are the ... [more]

Charge upped to homicide against driver in three-car wreck in west Riverton

Jan 21, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County's Attorney's Office filed new charges of aggravated vehicular homicide and aggravated assault and battery against an Ethete man related to a ... [more]

Missing man found OK, took wrong turn in fog

Jan 20, 2015 - From staff reports:  A 24-year-old Riverton man who was the subject of a search and rescue operation this weekend was found at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday along Wyoming Highway 136 ... [more]

Drone legislation puts privacy concerns at center of floor debate

Jan 20, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would limit use of drones by law enforcement agencies advanced Tuesday in the Wyoming Legislature.
The House of Representatives passed ... [more]

Modelers park will have to relocate

Jan 18, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Modelers Park Association is looking for a new home in Fremont County now that the state has decided to sell the land occupied by the current WMPA ... [more]

Achievers

Jan 16, 2015 - From staff reports:  Medow named to president's list
Rachael Medow, of Riverton, was among 277 students named to the Chadron State College president's list for the fall ... [more]

Wyoming 'would be smart' to change the CDL law for big pickup trucks

Jan 16, 2015 - Dean Saugerth, Riverton:  Editor:
The editorial by Mr. Peck about safe roads and driving made sense. Wyoming has had a mixed-up view of traffic safety in the way we handle speed ... [more]

Park is not only place someone might see someone 'undesirable'

Jan 15, 2015 - Miri Seidel, Riverton:  Editor:
Thanks to Mr. Wright for his letter about using Riverton City Park. I am not a skateboarder, but I appreciate what he is trying to do.
Much is made ... [more]

Optimistic on county attorney's office with LeBrun taking over

Jan 14, 2015 - Neil F. Dixon, Riverton:  Editor:
As I was looking at your list of the top news developments of the year, one stands out to me. I agree that the election of 2014 is major news. In my ... [more]

EPA's odd behavior

Jan 14, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Why would it back off Pavillion water but not the reservation border dispute?

For some time now,  Fremont County citizens following the ... [more]

Eaton seeks to have death penalty barred as future option

Jan 14, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Attorney General's Office is fighting an attempt to block the state from again seeking the death penalty against a convicted ... [more]

'Marlboro Man' Winfield died Monday at 85; local resident for four decades

Jan 14, 2015 - From staff reports:  A local rancher renowned for his work as the "Marlboro Man" in cigarette advertising died Monday at his home in Riverton.
Darrell Winfield, 85, moved to ... [more]

Get ready for good news, bad news in Legislature, says Bebout

Jan 14, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, thinks the 63rd Wyoming Legislature that convened this week will be a "good news, bad news" session.
He anticipates the ... [more]

Miller chairman of House committee

Jan 13, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Riverton representative says he also will introduce his own legislation during the general session.

Rep. Dave Miller, R-Riverton, has a new ... [more]

Accident kills teen, injures four others

Jan 13, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Alcohol is being investigated as a possible contributing factor in the early Sunday rollover.

Officials are investigating a one-vehicle accident that ... [more]

Prosecutor seeking execution of Eaton

Jan 11, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson overturned his death sentence and ruled he hadn't received an adequate defense.

A prosecutor has filed notice ... [more]

Riverton faces Gillette on the ice

Jan 9, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The heart of the Riverton River Rats hockey schedule picks up this weekend with a pair of games against the Gillette Wild.
The River Rats (2-0), a high ... [more]

Christmas edition 'was like getting an early present'

Jan 9, 2015 - Debbie Reade, Riverton:  Editor:
I want to say how much I like reading through the Ranger Christmas Greetings Edition. Those letters from the kids are priceless.
This was like ... [more]

'What will be gained' by putting elderly man in court for decades-old case?

Jan 9, 2015 - Thomas M. Sekorsky, Riverton:  Editor:
Why is Wyoming working so hard to get this 94-year-old man back to the state so he can be charged with a child molestation accusation that happened ... [more]