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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]

Drop in a coat

Oct 5, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Coats for Kids and Coats for Folks boxes around town need filling

We offer a good word for the annual Kiwanis Coats for Kids, or Coats for Folks, ... [more]

Man killed outside bar when run over by pickup truck

Oct 5, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Preliminary reports stated that the driver of the truck didn't know 21-year-old Sterling Blackburn was underneath.

The Riverton Police Department is ... [more]

49ers end RJFL season on top

Oct 4, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two second quarter touchdowns lifted the 49ers to a 12-0 victory over the Packers for the Riverton Junior Football League title Wednesday.
The league is for ... [more]

Hospitals brainstorm ways to improve

Oct 4, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Teams from both Lander Regional and Riverton Memorial hospitals are working through the next couple of months to perform joint strategic planning.
Fifteen ... [more]

Deputies cite Riverton men for littering

Oct 4, 2012 - From staff reports:  Two Riverton residents were cited Tuesday for illegally dumping litter on Bushwacker Road near the trash transfer station that serves Shoshoni-area ... [more]

RMS takes steps to up AYP results

Oct 4, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Though her school has struggled to meet Adequate Yearly Progress requirements, Riverton Middle School principal Cheryl Mowry said student learning at RMS has ... [more]

Here's a case of government working the way it ought to

Oct 3, 2012 - Jack Schmidt, Riverton:  Editor:
In the six decades that I have participated in livestock production and marketing I have done my share and more of complaining about the government ... [more]

Parks closed at sundown

Oct 3, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's a big step in response to a big problem, and it deserves a chance

Citizens often appear to presume that public officials have a magic wand. If ... [more]

Riverton/Shoshoni school merger suggested

Oct 3, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  A motion to merge was defeated 3-2 by the Wyoming School Facilities Commission.

Wyoming is in a unique position when it comes to school construction. ... [more]

Riverton census figure was wrong

Oct 2, 2012 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Riverton's 2010 population was bigger than reported initially by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Ahead of its first estimate of the populations of Wyoming cities, ... [more]

Road back from injury continues for Joe Metzler

Sep 30, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  He didn't even see it coming. The senior linebacker rolled to his left to shut down Wind River's toss sweep, and the tight end hit him hard on a legal ... [more]

Culture of compassion

Sep 30, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Bullying awareness central to early-year work in District 25

Riverton teachers are working to prevent bullying in the city's middle and high schools ... [more]

Community turns out for burning of the R

Sep 28, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton High School cheerleaders Daycee Lane, Kelcy David and Jamie Mathis led the student body and RHS fans in a cheer during the burning of the "R" ... [more]

Butt crack problem in Riverton? Try this new ordinance on for size

Sep 28, 2012 - Gloria J. Zak, Seattle:  Editor:
Recently we read an article in your paper regarding a "butt crack" issue in a local restaurant. One of our employees had an issue a couple of ... [more]

Commission seeks state grant to shore up court site

Sep 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution authorizing submission of a grant application for emergency funds for the Riverton ... [more]

Rapp molds favorite pastime into business

Sep 27, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Phylinda Rapp has always had a passion for ceramics.
"I've liked playing in the mud since I was a little bitty kid," Rapp said with a smile. "I still like ... [more]

Riverton businesswoman to be featured at women's expo

Sep 27, 2012 - From staff reports:  Kathleen Irvin of Riverton's Irvin Cellars will be featured during this year's Wyoming Women's Expo, scheduled for Oct. 5 to Oct. 6 at the Casper Event ... [more]

Homecoming matters

Sep 27, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  In our increasing rush to disconnect from each other, here's a chance to get together

Do giant high schools in huge cities have Homecoming Week the ... [more]

Accused child killer has long jail wait until trial

Sep 27, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  When the latest trial start date arrives for Jonathan David Marshall in his first-degree murder case alleging he caused a baby's death, the Riverton man will ... [more]

Excellence of fair rodeo recognized through nominations

Sep 26, 2012 - Chad Nicholson, Three Rivers, Calif.:  Editor:
I want to extend my congratulations to the Big Wind Round Up PRCA Rodeo and Riverton's own Powder River Rodeo Co. for being nominated for National ... [more]

County evaluating other buildings as possible court sites

Sep 26, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is looking into using an existing building, such as the vacant High Plains Power office, as a potential location for a Riverton ... [more]

Address geriatric care issues now, say experts

Sep 25, 2012 - By Becky Orr, For The Associated Press:  With Wyoming's population projected to become the fourth-oldest in the nation within 20 years, the state needs to consider today how it will provide funding ... [more]

RHS Homecoming week begins

Sep 25, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Coronation was Tuesday morning, with the chili feed and burning of the 'R' Thursday night, and the parade Friday afternoon.

Riverton High School ... [more]

Early morning fire destroys mobile home

Sep 23, 2012 - Staff:  A rental mobile home, which had been occupied only for a few days by Jesse and Chezere Manzanares, was described by Riverton Fire District investigator Matt ... [more]

Area quilter featured in Casper art museum

Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper will open three exhibitions Friday, Sept. 28, one of which will feature Riverton quilter Marta Amundson.
Marta Amundson: ... [more]