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'Ludicrous' to congratulate ourselves for big meth busts

May 24, 2015 - Peter Weiss, Riverton:  Editor:
While I do not condone the use of methamphetamine, I think it's ludicrous that law-enforcement is patting itself on the back for all the recent ... [more]

AAU volleyball team to play in Las Vegas

May 22, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The first two days are pool-play format, with bracket play on Monday.

Slam-N-Jam, an AAU volleyball team based in Riverton, is off to Las Vegas this ... [more]

Talented pro field headlines annual Saltwater Classic

May 22, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  New Riverton Country Club golf pro Bernie Blan has kept the annual Saltwater Classic one of the elite golf tournaments in the region.
The golfers open the ... [more]

Religious apps allow users to have greater understanding of Bible

May 22, 2015 - By Eric Depew, Riverton Ministerial Association:  Having smartphone, tablets and other mobile devices around has made information, opinions and our ability to work closer at hand. This is mostly a good thing. ... [more]

Could cloud seeding be causing this?

May 22, 2015 - Dan Steigler, Riverton:  Editor:
Who needs cloud seeding when it rains every day? I am not old-time Wyoming like some people, but I have been in the state for 19 years in one place or ... [more]

Cemetery rites, gun show among Memorial Day weekend events

May 22, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Volunteers are invited to help place more than 1,400 flags on graves at 9 a.m. Saturday at Mountain View Cemetery.
The grave of every veteran will be adorned ... [more]

Promoter sues regulator to bar imposing rules on bare-knuckle

May 22, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  A bare-knuckle fight promoter has sued the Association of Boxing Commissions and its president, saying the body is wrongly encouraging the City of Riverton to ... [more]


May 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Riverton student on dean's list
Michael Jones of Riverton has been named to the dean's list at Simpson University for the spring 2015 semester.
Jones ... [more]

Pinedale golfer wins Open regional round; Paxton 1-under at 71

May 21, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  When Pinedale High School junior Jordan Costello rolled in back-to-back birdies on No. 2 and No. 3, he felt good about his U.S. Open regional qualifying round ... [more]

Days Inn continues $1.4 million remodel

May 21, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The renovation includes 17 added rooms and a new spa area and exercise room.

For about $1.4 million, the Days Inn in Riverton underwent a remodel ... [more]

Hip-hop artist helps stricken driver on the way to Riverton

May 21, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Authorities have confirmed that a man having a medical emergency while driving alone in Wyoming was helped by Grammy Award winning Layzie Bone of the group ... [more]

Living conditions poor for horse

May 21, 2015 - Michelle Wright, Riverton:  Editor:
Am I the only person in this town of 10,000-plus who is disturbed by the living conditions of the horse in the small pen on the slope along Sunset ... [more]

Bad weather a lot for local competitors to deal with

May 20, 2015 - Ellen Bley, Riverton:  Editor:
I have never seen such bad weather for our local high school sports this spring. What a lot for these young people to overcome. Now that the state ... [more]

Autopsy shows man killed on motorcycle was intoxicated

May 20, 2015 - From staff reports:  A Riverton man who died this month in a motorcycle accident was intoxicated at the time of his death, according to an autopsy report.
Eiley R. Holliman Jr., ... [more]

Wet spell gives another boost to snowpack, soil moisture

May 20, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two more weather systems are expected to drop continued precipitation on the Wind River Basin through May 26.
The Riverton area saw more than 1 inch of ... [more]

Federal court asks if Eaton might still face death penalty

May 19, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal appeals court wants lawyers representing inmate Dale Eaton and the state of Wyoming to address whether he still faces a possible death ... [more]

Privatizing county EMS is 'a wild idea'

May 19, 2015 - Robert A. Pendrick, Riverton:  Editor:
I hope they don't privatize the county ambulance. I just think service will suffer if they do it. This has been our local county's job for many years, ... [more]

Farmers market returns Wednesday at new location and with new goods

May 19, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Riverton's weekly farmers market is returning for its fourth summer, this year in a new location and with a range of goods that can be sold for the first time ... [more]

Riverton man pleading not guilty in March robbery case

May 17, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man pleaded not guilty May 7 to three charges related to an armed robbery in March at a Lander hotel.
John Michael Dick, who was 27 at the time of ... [more]

The way it was: Reservoir pool -- 1913

May 17, 2015 - Staff:  Riverton has had several swimming pools in its 109-year history, but this one was the first.
The "reservoir pool" used water from the Riverton Canal that was ... [more]

EPA ought to concern itself with more important tribal jurisdictions than Riverton's

May 17, 2015 - Louie Pfangle, Worland:  Editor:
Where does it say the EPA has any authority to return lands to the Native Americans? If, in fact, they do, why don't they go after some real ... [more]

Good to see our students getting college chances

May 15, 2015 - Cathryn Weld, Riverton:  Editor:
It is so good to see the Fremont County students who are signing up to participate in sports teams at college after graduating high school. I enjoy ... [more]

Suspicious substance in envelope spurs evacuation of Riverton court

May 15, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured in an incident involving a white, powdery substance that was sent to the Riverton courthouse Thursday afternoon.
The substance later was ... [more]

Trial dates set in three sexual assault cases

May 14, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Trials are scheduled for Sept. 21 in similar but unrelated child sex abuse cases for three Fremont County men.
District Court Judge Norman E. Young set the ... [more]

City awards bid for fire hydrant replacement to Riverton company

May 14, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The 2015 fire hydrant replacement project has been awarded to Viper Underground of Riverton.
The company was the lowest bidder with a price tag of about ... [more]

McNamee resigns as Riverton head volleyball coach

May 13, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Her teams went to state four of her seven seasons at the helm.

After leading the Riverton Lady Wolverines volleyball team for seven seasons, head ... [more]

Expanding cloud seeding could 'improve things around here'

May 13, 2015 - Doug Woodley, Riverton:  Editor:
The editorial on cloud seeding made a good point. Yes, expanding cloud seeding to a big enough area to really add to runoff and storage in the lakes ... [more]

Old West crime

May 13, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Livestock theft is a growing concern in Wyoming and the West

Cattle rustling? Really?
When the Wyoming Legislature's committee on ... [more]

Fire chars shop and equipment

May 13, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The structure included two shops, a mechanics bay, an office area and a second-story apartment complex, which was vacant.

A shop full of equipment ... [more]

Willow Creek school breaks ground May 28

May 13, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Willow Creek Elementary in Riverton is set to take place at 2 p.m. May 28 at 1200 E. Monroe Ave., where the school will ... [more]