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Smith's to host hiring event for active military and veterans

Smith's Food and Drug will hold open interviews Tuesday for all active military and veterans as well as their family members.
Smith's is seeking to fill 250 ...

'Keep up the good work' on 1 percent street jobs

Editor:
It is a bit harder to get around town in Riverton these days on some streets, but I am all for it because the 1 percent tax money is being used for ...

Ombudsman

There are pitfalls, but it can be an effective part of public relations for the City of Riverton

Mindful of increasing discussions locally about fair ...

Wyoming law is handling crisis center shootings

Editor:
For the life of me, I can't see why anyone would hope that the federal government would come into Riverton and find that a hate crime had happened. ...

Guilty pleas from couple who sold pills sent by relative in England

A Riverton couple has pleaded guilty to charges of conspiring to sell prescription drugs sent to them from England.
Aleck and Anneka Vavas were arrested May ...

Man guilty in DUI death gets 46-month prison sentence

A 23-year-old Riverton man has been sentenced for driving drunk and causing a head-on collision that killed one person and injured another in March on 17 Mile ...

Pedestrians on Main Street in downtown Riverton would be excused for being surprised by the 30 brightly painted ceramic cats and dogs on display in the front ...

Two charged with larceny after snow machine thefts

Jeremy Harding, 34, of Riverton, and Toshina Oldman, 23, of Hudson, both were arrested without incident on three counts each of felony larceny early Aug. 25 ...

Turning summer's 'dog days' into 'God days'

The "dog days" of summer are upon us.
Some of us are familiar with that phrase; others are not. Where did that phrase come from? Actually, the origin of the ...

Myers enrolls at ENMU

Jayden Myers, of Riverton, will begin her first semester this fall at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, N.M.
Eastern New Mexico University, a state ...

Johnson, Neuhaus to marry

Heather Johnson and Neil Neuhaus have announced their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Steve Johnson and Linda Johnson of Riverton. She is a ...

Information sought on local Navy seaman killed in 1951

Editor:
A resident of the Riverton community died in a Navy ship collision and fire on May 14, 1951, of Cape Henry on the East Coast. He was Seaman Apprentice ...

Hay on fire

An ag fire can be as impactful in some ways as a big wildland blaze

For the most part, Wyoming has been spared during what has been a ferocious ...

Loud storm caused fire calls, brief power bump

A quick, loud storm that blew through Riverton overnight generated just enough thunder and lightning to cause problems for firefighters early Friday.
Crews ...

After second trial, jury says man not guilty of rape

After four hours of deliberation at the conclusion of a four-day trial, a jury on Thursday acquitted a local man of first-degree sexual assault.
It was the ...

The Riverton club of the weight-loss program Weight Watchers is up and running again after a short pause.
Weight Watchers members meet at 6 p.m. every Monday ...

Lack of common sense near wild animals 'baffles the mind'

Editor:
After living in Wyoming since 1956, it still baffles the mind when I read of people being gored, attacked or otherwise injured up in ...

It's the second significant hay fire in Fremont County this week.

More than 1,000 tons of hay continued to burn Thursday after catching fire ...

Wind or coal, no energy source is perfect answer

Editor:
I am a believer in "alternative" energy for the future. But I do see the point made by Kerry Dwight, who wrote a letter to the editor about the impact ...

First guilty plea set in 13-suspect meth ring

Jorge David Esquivel will face no more than eight years in prison, as part of the agreement.

Jorge David Esquivel pleaded guilty Tuesday in Lander ...

 
 

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