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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]

Rendezvous puts on Christmas show

Dec 18, 2012 - Staff:  Rendezvous Elementary School students performed "Old Man Winter's Icicle Follies" Thursday in the school gym. Dustin Mills got a leg up as he waited next to ... [more]

Keeping vigilant: Riverton teachers review drills after Connecticut shooting

Dec 18, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton teachers and administrators headed to work Monday with last week's Connecticut school shooting still fresh in their minds.
"Like every educator in ... [more]

Achievers

Dec 14, 2012 - From staff reports:  Lander resident graduates
Stephen Hickner of Lander was among the 2,600 students who graduated from Wayne State University this semester. The ... [more]

UW grads advising high school students throughout Wyoming

Dec 14, 2012 - Eddie and Dee Amend, Riverton:  Recent University of Wyoming graduates are going into schools and serving as full-time college advisers to convince local high school students about the ... [more]

The 'zombie fence'

Dec 14, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Riverton's young skateboarders might be the catalyst to improve City Park

If you aren't normally a sports-page reader, we would recommend that you ... [more]

Auto glass repair shop opens in Riverton

Dec 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Owner said he has worked in the industry for about 20 years and wanted to venture out on his own.

Mike Hegwood is the newest business owner on a ... [more]

Dec. 4 comments earn an 'Amen'

Dec 12, 2012 - Phyllis Gies, Riverton:  Editor:
"Amen" to Dan Wimp's letter in the Dec. 4 ... [more]

Discussion of modular building has been fun

Dec 12, 2012 - Steve Powers, Henderson, Nev.:  Editor:
I know this is not a very important opinion in the scheme of everything, but I have had fun reading about the old "modular" building in the school ... [more]

12 12 12: Riverton kids turn 12 on odd calendar date

Dec 12, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wednesday has special significance for at least three Riverton residents who turned 12 years old this Dec. 12, 2012.
Two of the birthdays were celebrated by ... [more]

Suspect says 'not guilty' to killing in September

Dec 12, 2012 - From staff reports:  Second-degree murder suspect Dustin Nickelson entered a not-guilty plea during his arraignment Tuesday in Lander District Court.
Nickelson, 23, has been in ... [more]

Skaters take the lead on improving Riverton City Park

Dec 11, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  There is no question that Riverton City Park is a beautiful place. But it is not perceived as a safe place for our kids.
And the stunner here is that our kids ... [more]

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 Wyoming 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]