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The way it was: School construction -- 1953

Dec 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Riverton had just one elementary school through its first 48 years. By the early 1950s, there was enough growth to warrant a second. Surveying and site work ... [more]

Riverton homicide the subject of 'Nightmare Next Door' episode

Dec 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  The 2004 homicide of Wyo-ming Honor Farm nurse Tammy Watts will be featured on Investigation Discovery's "Night-mare Next Door" television series this ... [more]

Beef show new to Wyoming State Winter Fair lineup

Dec 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Preparations for the 2013 Wyoming State Winter Fair are in full swing, and several new events have been added.
The beef show and miniature bull competition ... [more]

Boy Scout seeks gift donations as part of Eagle Scout project

Dec 9, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  As part of his Eagle Scout project with Boy Scout Troop 276, Kyle Phister, 14, of Riverton, is asking local residents to shop for others this holiday ... [more]

Three injured Friday in another car wreck at Honor Farm intersection

Dec 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three people were injured in a spectacular two-vehicle accident that took place Friday evening at the intersection of Honor Farm Road and Wyoming Highway 789 ... [more]

School funds affected as stimulus money dwindles

Dec 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local educational institutions noticed a lack of federal funding this year after spending the last of their American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ... [more]

Kiwanis Club honors service of fellow member

Dec 7, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton's Kiwanis Club honored Mary Rosenberg during its regular meeting Nov. 8 for work she has contributed to the organization's activities since she joined ... [more]

Firefighters get 'a good save' on Gas Hills blaze

Dec 7, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton firefighters kept a home from being destroyed Thursday evening after an electrical fire reportedly broke out in an attached garage on Gas Hills ... [more]

County to help in path rebuild

Dec 7, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners are giving their support to rebuilding the Darcie Zimmer Memorial Pathway in Riverton.
The recreation group Go Fremont County ... [more]

Devon recognized as one of America's top community-minded companies

Dec 6, 2012 - From staff reports:  OKLAHOMA CITY -- Devon Energy was recognized as one of America's most community-minded companies in The Civic 50 survey -- the first comprehensive ranking of ... [more]

Day care moving to a cozier location

Dec 6, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The owner of Happy Kids Daycare said the new house will have an outside play area and a more at-home feeling.

There are changes coming for Happy ... [more]

R Recreation reports busy year in 2012

Dec 6, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The coordinators for the R Recreation program presented a success report to Riverton's City Council that showed how well the program has served the community ... [more]

U.S. Department of Labor seeking sources for construction of Wind River Job Corps

Dec 6, 2012 - From staff reports:  The U.S. Department of Labor released a notice just after 1 p.m. Thursday seeking sources for the future construction of the Wind River Job Corps.
The ... [more]

Secession talk is both cowardly and un-American

Dec 5, 2012 - Ron Howard, Riverton:  Editor:
So Wyoming has joined other states in petitioning to secede from the union. To even suggest something like this is not only un-American but ... [more]

No big objections raised at hearing on new uranium mine

Dec 5, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Comments generally were supportive at a public meeting discussing Cameco's proposed uranium mine in the Gas Hills east of Riverton.
The Bureau of Land ... [more]

Children find bargains at the church bazaar

Dec 4, 2012 - Staff:  Three-year-old Isaiah Mascarenaz and his 6-year-old sister, Isabella, checked out the crafts for sale after their trip to the candy kitchen at Saturday�s ... [more]

All Obama does is 'run his mouth'

Dec 4, 2012 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Editor:
Obama is for himself, no one else. Are you people too stupid to believe his lies?
Obama has done nothing for this country which he does not care. ... [more]

Devon donates to Christian Food Storehouse

Nov 30, 2012 - Staff:  Devon community ambassador Dave McDonald, far right, presented Christian Food Storehouse manager Cinde Phister with food items the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. ... [more]

Food bank is certified and seeks donations

Nov 30, 2012 - Lloyd Eckstein, Riverton:  Editor:
With the holiday season upon us the Riverton Community Food Bank is looking for donations to help feed the hungry. It is more difficult than normal ... [more]

New Riverton store provides secondhand furniture

Nov 29, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The store's owners clean and repair inventory before sending it out to the front show room.

When customers make a purchase at Riverton's newest ... [more]

CWC either knew about ineligible player, or should have

Nov 29, 2012 - Jim Debrandt, Riverton:  Editor:
After reading the letter to the editor from Richard May commenting on the volleyball team penalty and probation for having a professional player on ... [more]

City's homeless: Advocates say problem is both underestimated, underserved

Nov 29, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Members of community service organizations are requesting that residents lend an extra hand when it comes to serving the area's homeless population.
The ... [more]

Board elections should be public

Nov 27, 2012 - Carl Niswonger, Riverton:  Editor:
Well, it appears that the board of directors of the Riverton Senior Citizens Center has thumbed its collective nose at the citizens of Fremont County ... [more]

Coroner: Man found under truck died of 'mechanical asphyxia'

Nov 27, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials said Sterling Blackburn, 21, of Riverton, had died of mechanical asphyxia Oct. 4 when he was discovered underneath a pickup truck at the Cedar Bar, ... [more]

We all 'pay the price' when crime suspects are allowed to plead to lesser charges

Nov 25, 2012 - Linda Croteau, Riverton:  Editor:
This is in response to what I've been reading in the papers. Is life really so cheap that people can shoot someone in the back, or kill people in ... [more]

Hostess shutdown costs three Riverton workers their jobs; stores sold out

Nov 25, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Distribution centers in Casper and Gillette also are closed.

The Hostess Brands bankruptcy brings more to Fremont County than empty store shelves. ... [more]

O Christmas Tree (season)

Nov 25, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Volunteers helped residents make the transition from Thanksgiving to the Christmas season on Friday, when sales began at the annual St. Margaret's School tree ... [more]

Airport count solid; bigger plane returns for a flight per day

Nov 25, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Changes in both the daily flight schedule and the equipment are set for Riverton Regional Airport.
Great Lakes Airlines is returning the 30-passenger ... [more]

Vietnam vet earns honorary diploma

Nov 23, 2012 - Staff:  Vietnam War veteran Michael R. Mahaffey earned his honorary high school diploma Nov. 13 during a Fremont County School District 25 board meeting. Lori McGee ... [more]

Home sales tax under Obamacare doesn't apply to most people

Nov 23, 2012 - Christopher Shannen, Riverton:  Editor:
The claim made by Carl and Annette Baxter in their letter to the editor about "Obamacare" is one of the untruths often cited when people want to ... [more]