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Oscar night editorial subtle, entertaining

Mar 3, 2015 - Eddie Amend, Riverton:  Editor:
Regarding the editorial of Feb. 22: Clever. Very clever. And so subtle. [more]

Riverton couple starts healthy lunch support group at home

Mar 3, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton couple is organizing a group to support eating healthy at lunch time.
"I thought it would be nice to create a little refuge for people to bring ... [more]

City council picks members for board vacancies

Mar 1, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Mayor Lars Baker has announced the names of the applicants who were picked to fill the vacancies on several city boards.
The council voted to accept ... [more]

Relay for Life marking its 30th year; key meeting set

Mar 1, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  2015 is the 30th anniversary of Relay for Life, and planners in Fremont County want to make it a good one.
Organizers of the June event have set a goal of 30 ... [more]

RMS names students to honor roll

Feb 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  Riverton Middle School recently recognized the students who were named to the second-quarter honor roll for the 2014-2015 school year.

4.0 GPA
Eighth ... [more]

Bill on guns in school 'does not seem like a good idea'

Feb 27, 2015 - Spencer Vestre, Riverton:  Editor:
It is my hope that the Wyoming legislators will not vote to permit guns to be brought into schools. I don't think most school teachers or staff would ... [more]

Snow removal method makes it hard to use trash rollouts

Feb 26, 2015 - Lyndon McKacey, Riverton:  Editor:
Since people are writing in about snow, here is my 2 cents. The city has changed the way snow is plowed, now being pushed up to the curbs.
Also at ... [more]

Riverton free-throw shooter off to Denver regionals after winning local, state events

Feb 25, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Demi Stauffenberg gets a free trip to Denver because of her free-throw shooting ability.
The Riverton 11-year-old was the Elks Hoop Shoot title winner from ... [more]

Shipment helped satisfy 'sweet tooth of veterans'

Feb 25, 2015 - Char McKenzie, VFW Auxiliary 3628, Riverton:  Editor:
Our veterans deserve the honor, respect and the very best care we have to give.
Each February, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars ... [more]

Thefts pile up countywide from vehicles left unlocked

Feb 25, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  More than a dozen auto burglaries were reported over the weekend throughout Fremont County, all involving vehicles that were left unlocked.
A majority of the ... [more]

City did well to clean up 'hard walls of snow'

Feb 24, 2015 - Mary Darvey, Riverton:  Editor:
I will give credit when it is due, with pleasure. I wrote in not long ago about the poor method of snow plowing around Riverton this winter which made ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 24, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Spring ahead
The decline of winter is as much about light as temperature -- and even in our cold second half of February, the sunlight is noticeably ... [more]

National FFA Week: Riverton

Feb 22, 2015 - By Tia Gopp, Riverton FFA Reporter:  Members preparing for career development event competitions

The Riverton FFA chapter started its year in early May with the election of the 2014-2015 ... [more]

Area students pick up awards at regional science fair

Feb 20, 2015 - From staff reports:  The following students earned awards at the 2015 West-Central Regional Science Fair held Jan. 27 to Jan. 29 at Central Wyoming College.
Students were judged ... [more]

Achievers

Feb 20, 2015 - From staff reports:  Riverton student earns 4.0 GPA
Undergraduate student Ashley Schieffer of Riverton has been named to Montana State University Billings' dean's list ... [more]

Tuition-control bill would make college more fair

Feb 20, 2015 - Andrew Reardon, Riverton:  Editor:
I am in favor of the bill put forward in the Wyoming Legislature that would not let colleges to raise tuition on a student who is already enrolled.
I ... [more]

Success on ice

Feb 19, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Riverton's new, public ice rink was a well-planned hit

One of Riverton's success stories in the winter of 2014-2015 is the new community ice skating ... [more]

Judge denies Eaton's request to block death penalty hearing

Feb 19, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The former Riverton resident was convicted of murder in 2004.

CHEYENNE -- A federal judge won't block the Casper district attorney from once again ... [more]

Groups working to bring safe ride system to city

Feb 19, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Local groups want to bring safe rides to Riverton residents who are under the influence of alcohol.
Injury Prevention Resources executive director Noel ... [more]

Cleanup set for old tie treatment plant site

Feb 18, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Department of Environmental Quality is working to clean up a parcel of land in Riverton that once was used to treat railroad ties and other wood ... [more]

Suspects in burglary ring arrested after fleeing house

Feb 18, 2015 - From staff reports:  Two Riverton men were arrested Tuesday afternoon in connection with a string of burglaries north of town.
Zachary Clark, 25, of Riverton, and Darin Durtsche, ... [more]

Piling snow in center lane may work the best

Feb 17, 2015 - Mary Darvey, Riverton:  Editor:
I have to agree with the letter to the editor about snow plowing this year. When they push all the snow to the curbs like they are, it makes a wall of ... [more]

Funding complete, clerk of works chosen for Riverton library repair

Feb 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's Library System is starting planning for fixing the Riverton branch library's roof and drainage around the building.
Fremont County ... [more]

Burglaries in rural north Riverton may be connected

Feb 17, 2015 - From staff reports:  Officials are investigating a string of burglaries that appear to be connected in the rural north Riverton area.
Four similar burglaries were reported in the ... [more]

Helping hand: Pastor gets new prosthetic locally thanks to 3-D printer

Feb 15, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Scott Jorgenson never thought he'd be getting a new hand.
The 64-year-old pastor at St. John Lutheran Church in Riverton, Jorgenson was born without most of ... [more]

Yale mock trial team champs at Duke tournament

Feb 13, 2015 - Staff:  A former Riverton High School speech and debate standout is enjoying success again this year in collegiate speech competition.
Robert Peck captained his mock ... [more]

'Every avenue we can'

Feb 13, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Revamped local VFW operation encouraging new veterans to visit

Volunteers from the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Riverton are encouraging new veterans ... [more]

Woman gets 20-25 years in prison for her role in 2014 killing

Feb 12, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Standing in Lander District Court in front of a stern-faced Judge Norman E. Young on Thursday, public defender Devon Petersen had a tough job. He was ... [more]

Riverton native named 'influential' woman

Feb 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  Evelyn Traylor lives in Sugar Land, Texas.

Riverton native Evelyn Traylor has been recognized in the January edition of the Houston Woman Magazine as ... [more]

Unbeaten River Rats grab top seed for state hockey

Feb 12, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton River Rats are standing on top of the Wyoming high-school-aged hockey B division with a 13-0-1 mark.
The record has locked up a No. 1 seed for ... [more]