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Airport Cafe catches up on city lease; no eviction

Oct 19, 2012 - From staff reports:  Riverton officials have received full payment from the owners of Airport Cafe at Riverton Regional Airport, and city administrator Steven Weaver says eviction ... [more]

2012 'water year' among driest ever seen in state

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  Only the 1988-89 and 1959-60 water years were drier, said Riverton meteorologist Jim Fahey.

Wyoming just completed its third-driest year in 118 years ... [more]

Rocky Mountain Power Foundation donates to Habitat for Humanity

Oct 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation recently donated $3,000 to Habitat for Humanity Wind River Country to support home ownership opportunities for low income ... [more]

A better path

Oct 18, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Let's move ahead with determination on improving the Darcie Zimmer pathway

Necessary improvements to the Darcie Zimmer Memorial Pathway got an ... [more]

Residents advised to avoid Airport Road on Friday

Oct 18, 2012 - Staff:  City officials have asked residents to avoid Airport Road while construction is ongoing in the area.
In particular, city administrator Steven Weaver said ... [more]

2015 set as new completion date for Job Corps

Oct 18, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  County officials working to bring the Wind River Job Corps to Riverton received an updated timeline from the Department of Labor last month that indicates the ... [more]

Judge rules convicted murderer got fair trial

Oct 18, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Gabriel Drennen is serving a life sentence for the 2010 shooting death of Leroy Hoster in a dispute.

A judge has concluded a Riverton man convicted ... [more]

City council votes to evict the Airport Cafe

Oct 17, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council on Tuesday voted to terminate its contract with the Airport Cafe at Riverton Regional Airport, citing the restaurant's failure to pay ... [more]

Construction in progress on North Broadway Avenue

Oct 16, 2012 - Staff:  Dustin Welch, an employee of 71 Construction, guided his roller next to the concrete gutter as workmen laid asphalt on the North Broadway Avenue extension from ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Oct 16, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Obama vs. Romney
There's another presidential debate Tuesday night, the second of three planned this election year. This one will feature the "town ... [more]

Talks on Major land find opposition to fairgrounds concept

Oct 16, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton residents who attended a town hall meeting with members of Fremont County government were overwhelmingly opposed to the idea of a convention center in ... [more]

Two RJFL teams in local festival

Oct 12, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two Riverton Junior Football League teams have been preparing this week to play in the annual Fremont Football Festival.
The Riverton Red and the Riverton ... [more]

Residents place pennies on roadwork priorities

Oct 12, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton residents had a chance this week to put their money where their priorities are when it comes to roadwork within city limits.
During a Tuesday work ... [more]

Motion Bliss Academy works to instill fitness, inspire confidence

Oct 11, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Candace Warren's goal in opening Motion Bliss Academy was to offer a variety of classes to Riverton dancers.
"That's a big thing for me," Warren said. "It's ... [more]

Riverton nurse consultant helps attorneys

Oct 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  Rosebud Legal Nurse Consulting has launched an independent legal nurse consulting practice to help attorneys win medical-related cases. Founded by local nurse ... [more]

Boxed in: Crews surround court facility with 14 Conex boxes as short-term security fix

Oct 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials installed 14 Conex boxes around Riverton's court facility on South Federal Boulevard on Thursday after commissioners approved placement of the ... [more]

Riverton murder suspect bound over

Oct 10, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton Judge Wes Roberts determined Wednesday that suitable evidence exists to bind the state's second-degree murder case against Dustin Nickelson over to ... [more]

HD 55 candidates debate energy, economic issues

Oct 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The three candidates running to represent Riverton in Wyoming's House District 55 seat displayed their differences last week during a public debate at Central ... [more]

Growers pursued perfect pumpkins

Oct 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Pumpkins from the heaviest to the tastiest were displayed, sampled, weighed and judged Saturday at the annual Riverton pumpkin weigh-off at the community ... [more]

Autopsy on man run over by pickup 'inconclusive'

Oct 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  It will take four to six weeks to determine the cause of death.

Preliminary autopsy results for 21-year-old Sterling Blackburn of Riverton were ... [more]

Stray alligator captured Sunday by FCSO officers

Oct 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A resident in the Gardens North subdivision in Riverton got a scare Sunday when she happened upon a baby alligator in her daughter's yard.
The woman called ... [more]

Let cities tax themselves, say municipal chiefs

Oct 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Leaders of local municipalities during recent government meetings have voiced an interest in legislation that would allow Wyoming communities to tax ... [more]

Youth helped lead the way in 'Tough Enough' efforts

Oct 7, 2012 - Laura Toppenberg, Help for Health:  Editor:
Many times all we hear about is how troubled our youth are and our concerns for the next generation. On behalf of the Tough Enough to Help Cancer ... [more]

Women's Council announces quarterly meeting, invites public

Oct 7, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Council for Women's Issues has scheduled its fall quarterly meeting for Oct. 12 in Riverton in conjunction with the Women in Science Conference at ... [more]

Inspiration and focus: Poet says the two are linked closely

Oct 7, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  When Riverton resident and poet Carol Deering sips her morning coffee, she gains inspiration from cottonwoods, passing deer or sunlight on the grass.
"I think ... [more]

Community meeting Tuesday targets road priorities

Oct 7, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Voters next month will be asked to approve an additional sales tax to fund road improvements.

The City of Riverton invites members of the public to ... [more]

Fire prevention efforts paid off, says RVFD chief

Oct 7, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Department open house Oct. 10

Riverton Volunteer Fire Department Chief Ralph Estell said local residents did a good job of staying safe during this ... [more]

Community reads for Banned Books Week

Oct 5, 2012 - Staff:  Lorie Nielson was one of roughly 10 people to read banned and challenged books during Tuesday night's event at the Riverton Branch Library. The Fremont County ... [more]

City resident selected for acclaimed jazz program

Oct 5, 2012 - Staff:  Tyler Gilmore, 30, of Riverton, is one of 39 students selected by audition from an applicant pool of more than 258, who just started New England Conservatory's ... [more]

Welcoming younger people

Oct 5, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The key might be cultivating an inner focus

In listening to local political debates, I always wonder at candidates' answers when they relate their ... [more]