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Thousands in dark after truck collides with a power pole

Jan 8, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Thousands of Rocky Mountain Power customers went without electricity for almost an hour Tuesday after a vehicle struck a power pole on Sunset Drive.
No one ... [more]

Legislature opens Tuesday; Bebout says finances now 'very manageable'

Jan 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout (R-Riverton) will be especially focused on budget issues during Wyoming's coming legislative session.
After almost 20 years in the ... [more]

Riverton resident named to honors list

Jan 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  MADISON, S.D. -- Luann Cowles, of Riverton, was recently named to the president's academic honors list for the fall semester at Dakota State University in ... [more]

Vinich named Artist of the Month

Jan 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  Mark Vinich, a former elementary school art teacher in Fremont County School District 25, was recently named December Artist of the Month in Cheyenne by the ... [more]

Column had 'myths' about guns and gun ownership

Jan 4, 2013 - Ron Collins, Riverton:  Editor:
I feel compelled to address the many myths and misunderstandings that were listed in Betty Starks Case's column titled "'A Christmas Season Stained" ... [more]

Miller says he's not in favor of fuel tax hike

Jan 4, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Federal lands and fuel taxes will be on Rep. Dave Miller's mind as he heads back to Cheyenne. Miller, R-Riverton, will start his eighth term in Wyoming's House ... [more]

Physician surrenders license after state board investigation

Jan 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Dr. Jason Lovell of Riverton Family Medical no longer is licensed to practice osteopathic medicine in Wyoming. The Wyoming Board of Medicine on Dec. 26 ... [more]

First baby of the year

Jan 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Shannon Abeyta was surprised to hear that her newborn son, Conan Abeyta, was Riverton's first baby of 2013.
"I'm kind of shocked (that) it didn't happen ... [more]

Seven fender-benders on same street

Jan 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  Riverton city workers said excess moisture was to blame for several rear-end collisions that took place Wednesday on Main Street downtown.
The incidents ... [more]

Fitness On Request new feature at athletic club

Jan 3, 2013 - Staff:  The owners of Teton Athletic Club say the system allows members to select from more than 40 classes at a single kiosk.

Teton Athletic Club in ... [more]

EPA removing 'bubble bath' cleanup sites around town

Jan 2, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Groundwater cleanup at five locations in downtown Riverton entered a new stage earlier this month. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality removed five ... [more]

Four Wyoming Honor Farm staff members graduate from academy

Dec 28, 2012 - Staff:  Two uniform staff and two non-uniform staff from the Wyoming Honor Farm in Riverton graduated from the Wyoming Department of Corrections Training Academy on ... [more]

Museum houses 47 wax figures

Dec 28, 2012 - Staff:  Lew Diehl adjusted the hat of a Mormon wax figure pulling a wooden wagon with wife and children Thursday at the Wind River Heritage Center next to the Heritage ... [more]

'We're out of space,' superintendent tells state legislators

Dec 28, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Representatives from Riverton schools had the chance to spend some time with state legislators recently in preparation for Wyoming's coming legislative ... [more]

Wyoming Community Bank donates to Habitat for Humanity in Riverton

Dec 27, 2012 - From staff reports:  Wyoming Community Bank recently donated $2,500 to Habitat for Humanity to go toward the latest Habitat home being built on the old Riverton Hospital site.
The ... [more]

Holiday food drive aims to keep kids fed during break

Dec 27, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Hundreds of Riverton Middle School students went home last Friday carrying enough food to last through their holiday break.
The bags filled with breakfast, ... [more]

Spin-In to feature fiber arts vendors and artists

Dec 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  A variety of fiber arts vendors and artists from throughout the state will give demonstrations at the Spin-In, Fiber-Fest on Saturday, Jan. 5, in Riverton. ... [more]

Hand-made ornaments deck the halls of local homes

Dec 23, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Many halls in Riverton homes will be decked with homemade crafts for the holiday season thanks to several Christmas-themed events hosted this month through R ... [more]

Hand-made ornaments deck the halls of local homes

Dec 23, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Many halls in Riverton homes will be decked with homemade crafts for the holiday season thanks to several Christmas-themed events hosted this month through R ... [more]

Classroom to North Pole

Dec 23, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A lot of children wrote to Santa from school this year, crafting their wish lists during letter-writing events that teachers organized in preparation for the ... [more]

St. Margarets presents annual Christmas pageant

Dec 21, 2012 - Staff:  Seventy-two St. Margaret's School pupils presented their annual Christmas pageant Thursday night in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center ... [more]

Citizen award goes to son of police captain

Dec 21, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton police chief Mike Broadhead presented Taylor Murphy, 11, with a police chief special recognition citation Thursday for saving the life of a 6-year-old ... [more]

Jacobson named to dean's list

Dec 21, 2012 - From staff reports:  Jeri Kay Jacobson of rural Riverton was recently named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa, where she also ... [more]

Soroptimists donate about $100 to shelter

Dec 21, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Soroptimist International of Riverton recently collected $101.50 in loose change donations at the Rocky Mountain Region District III & IV Meeting and ... [more]

City hears pitch on developing a new skate park

Dec 21, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association approached the Riverton City Council with a proposal to build a new skate park in Riverton.
"We humbly ask for ... [more]

Fire wrecks trailer house, but no injuries

Dec 21, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton firefighters responded at about 11:15 p.m. Thursday to a structure fire at 134 Comanche Court.
No one was injured in the blaze, though several people ... [more]

Riverton band students put on winter concert

Dec 20, 2012 - Staff:  Student musicians from Riverton middle and high schools presented their winter band concert Monday night at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater. The RHS ... [more]

Wreck west of Riverton sends two to hospital

Dec 20, 2012 - From staff reports:  Two pickup trucks collided west of Riverton on a cold Thursday morning, with two people reported to have been transported to Riverton Memorial Hospital. ... [more]

Slower speed limits would 'really help' at Honor Farm, Hill Street

Dec 20, 2012 - Derrick Ehmler, Riverton:  Editor:
I drive from Riverton to Shoshoni and back all the time. To me, the biggest problem with the road along the Honor Farm intersection is the speed. I am ... [more]

Stores should not be open on Christmas

Dec 19, 2012 - Marlene Brower, Riverton:  Editor:
I have just found out that some grocery stores are going to be open on Christmas Day.
I want it to be known that I disagree with the stores being ... [more]