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Alpine Lake Fire is not simply a 'science project'

Sep 18, 2012 - Dan Durrelle, Riverton:  Editor:
Steven R. Peck's editorial in The Ranger the other day about the air pollution caused by the fire up by Sage Creek was on the money. I have read the ... [more]

Hard braking cited in airplane wreck report

Sep 18, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The crop duster was damaged June 3 on a dirt airstrip in the Hidden Valley area.

A pilot's loss of control combined with excessive braking while ... [more]

Police: Teen was huffing before wreck

Sep 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  Officials cited Gentry Blackburn, 19, of Riverton, for driving under the influence and driving without a license at about 9:20 a.m. Saturday after he ... [more]

Most Riverton schools come up short of 2012 AYP standard

Sep 18, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Education on Tuesday released 2012 Adequate Yearly Progress results for schools throughout the state.
AYP is the accountability ... [more]

Digest

Sep 16, 2012 - From staff reports:  Agency talks new hunting rules
Simplifying and modernizing the legal firearm regulations and establishing a big game baiting regulation to help with ... [more]

Help for Health expands hospice program services

Sep 16, 2012 - From staff reports:  Training set for Transition volunteers at noon on Oct. 8 at Riverton facility.

Help for Health Hospice is offering a new program called Transitions ... [more]

Winter Fair plans heating up

Sep 16, 2012 - From staff reports:  Organizers of the 2013 Wyoming State Winter Fair have set the dates of their upcoming events related to the annual event.
The livestock show will be Feb. 23 ... [more]

Initial charge 'murder two' for suspect in Thursday night killing

Sep 16, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man remains in jail on a second-degree murder charge after a judge on Friday set his bond at $1 million cash, accused of shooting and killing a man ... [more]

Hunt named pay it forward scholar

Sep 14, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton High School graduating senior Taylor Hunt, center, met recently with RHS class of 1961 alumni Kathy Brown and Fred Kilfoy as Hunt was presented with ... [more]

Jim Bridger, Esther Morris are happy in their new digs

Sep 14, 2012 - Lew Diehl, Riverton:  Editor:
Old Jim Bridger, Jed Smith, Sacajawea and Esther Morris, led by Father De Smet and others were probably singing and dancing their new digs Sept ... [more]

Who dunnit?

Sep 14, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Modern communication technology permanently has complicated the identification of crime victims

Ongoing issues related to how, when and whether ... [more]

New CES facility expands recycling operations locally

Sep 14, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Employees and clients of Community Entry Services celebrated the completion of their new recycling center with an open house Thursday at the facility.
The new ... [more]

Man shot to death at city apartment

Sep 14, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department is investigating the death of Lucas Myhre, 27, of Riverton, who was pronounced dead Thursday evening at the scene of a shooting ... [more]

First Lady Carol Mead, mayor to attend CDS grand opening

Sep 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  Child Development Services of Fremont County will celebrate the grand opening of its new Riverton building, 1205 E. Lincoln Ave., during a ribbon cutting ... [more]

Wind River Oncology welcomes new doctor

Sep 13, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Dr. Gayle Roberts has learned in his 25 years of treating cancer that it is OK to befriend patients.
"When I first started my training I was told to remain ... [more]

Satisfied

Sep 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  With other school board ballots full to bursting, Riverton's incumbents drew no challengers at all

Everyone must be pretty well pleased with the way ... [more]

City school lunch prices up 20 cents

Sep 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  This year's 20-cent increase in lunch prices for Riverton students had little to do with the federal Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, officials ... [more]

'Only an idiot' would argue against a 'very affordable' tax

Sep 12, 2012 - Ronald Strauss, Riverton:  Editor:
I think the mayor of Riverton is right when he says if we want to fix all the potholes, curbs, crummy gutters and the like around town, then we will ... [more]

District 25 completes Pershing land buy for $190K

Sep 12, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The site initially could be used to help ease access congestion at two Riverton elementary schools.

Fremont County School District 25 has finalized ... [more]

Memorial parade honors 9/11 victims

Sep 11, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Organizers behind Riverton's annual Sept. 11 parade say they plan the event every year to ensure community members remember the significance of the World Trade ... [more]

Little League meeting Tuesday

Sep 9, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton Little League will hold its annual meeting to reorganize the board on Tuesday at the Riverton Branch Library at 7:30 p.m.
The meeting will be held ... [more]

Good start for local cowgirls in day one of high school rodeo

Sep 9, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Teal Stoll looked like a veteran Saturday in the rodeo arena.
The senior from Pavillion made two clean rides in barrel racing and pole bending to start the ... [more]

Dogs will be dogs, and skunks will be stinky

Sep 9, 2012 - Gene Dunbar, Riverton:  Having been at one time the unhappy owner of a Labrador retriever who had lost an argument with a skunk, I was acquainted with the really poor solution to that ... [more]

Guilty plea in sex assault; no sentence yet

Sep 9, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man has pleaded guilty to one felony count of third-degree sexual assault and one count of misdemeanor sexual battery as part of an agreement with ... [more]

Commissioners to discuss safety fixes for court building

Sep 9, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Various state and county officials toured the former High Plains Power office building last week as a potential site for a new Riverton court building.
The ... [more]

Picture of old Lions Club center sparked nice memory

Sep 7, 2012 - Alta Barker, Riverton:  Editor:
I enjoyed seeing the picture of the old Lions Club Youth Center being moved. It was interesting to see that it was only built in the 1940s. I remember ... [more]

Riverton hosts high school rodeo this Saturday, Sunday

Sep 6, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three veteran Fremont County rodeo athletes will be at home for the final time at the high school rodeo level Saturday and Sunday in Riverton.
Coley Nicholls ... [more]

Cook brings Ayurvedic meals to Riverton

Sep 6, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Delicious aromas from the Wind River Mercantile kitchen mean Amanda Bebout is cooking up new offerings for the tea room's menu.
Bebout, 25, has studied ... [more]

RHS goal: Every senior applies for college admission

Sep 6, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Aaron Taylor's goal this year at Riverton High School is to ensure that every graduating senior fills out an application for continuing education after ... [more]

State needs legislators who can 'think about a lot of things'

Sep 5, 2012 - Carole Hiller, Riverton:  Editor:
On Aug. 23 I read the state news article on how Mr. Childers, the state representative, feels he lost in the primary election because he was against ... [more]