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Optional tax 'worth a trial run'

Oct 21, 2012 - Jim Gores, Riverton:  Editor:
Fremont County voters are being offered a unique opportunity to make positive improvements to our roads, streets, and the utilities under them. Their ... [more]

Long distance call: Riverton runner plans four marathons in five months

Oct 21, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Coeur Stone has always been a runner, but this year the 37-year-old from Riverton decided to test her limits on the track by running in her first-ever marathon ... [more]

Traffic light needed at Hill and Main, say citizens

Oct 21, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College staff approached the City of Riverton on Tuesday to request help addressing safety issues at the intersection of Main and Hill ... [more]

Amber and Trevor Davis celebrate one-year anniversary

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff:  Amber Vroman and Trevor Davis, both of Rock Springs, married Oct. 14, 2011, in Cocoa Beach, Fla.
The bride is the daughter of Bart and Cynthia Vroman, of ... [more]

Group knits, crochets for charity

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff:  Volunteers have kept their hands busy this year, knitting and crocheting more than 500 items for county organizations and charities.
The C&K Volunteer Group ... [more]

Pink Ribbon Race 5K set for Saturday

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff:  Community members are invited to the Pink Ribbon Race 5K Run/Walk fundraiser set for Saturday at Smith's Food and Drug, 1200 W. Main St.
Nicci Urbigkit, ... [more]

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]