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Baker, Gard in showdown for Riverton mayor

Nov 2, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Residents of Riverton will be voting for their new mayor this week.
Lars Baker and Rich Gard advanced to the general election with only three votes ... [more]

Mulch fire at waste station

Nov 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton's yard waste facility will be closed from noon until 1 p.m. daily as the result of an accidental fire Tuesday afternoon in the 300 block of North ... [more]

Special events to mark 75th anniversary for church

Oct 31, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Trinity Lutheran Church celebrates its 75th anniversary Sunday with a dinner at 12:30 p.m. and a special church service at 2:30 p.m. A cake reception and ... [more]

New charges added to first-degree murder count against Shull

Oct 31, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Prosecutors have filed two more charges against a Riverton man in custody for first-degree murder.
The additions recognize a second alleged victim in the ... [more]

Gard responded to street concern as a councilman

Oct 31, 2014 - Brandi Snider, Riverton:  Editor:
I have to first say that l am a very big supporter of voting. But where problems lie are when people vote blindly and not doing their research.
I ... [more]

Baker solves community problems and helps citizen in need

Oct 31, 2014 - Nance Shelsta, Riverton:  Editor:
As a citizen of Riverton, I am pleased that we have two candidates running for mayor who are capable, well-versed on issues and have demonstrated ... [more]

Past record shows Baker would be a good mayor

Oct 31, 2014 - Richard Klein, Riverton:  Editor:
Perhaps 15 years ago, Lars Baker, then the supervisor for the Fremont Weed and Pest department, asked if I would serve as the director from my ... [more]

Baker 'would be the best' mayor, say his past workers

Oct 30, 2014 - Denise LeBrock, Riverton:  Editor:
Well, in the election for Mayor of Riverton it is obvious that Mr. Gard has a lot of rich business friends who are writing to support him. But rich ... [more]

Gard deserves vote support for several reasons

Oct 30, 2014 - Delene Berg, Riverton:  Editor:
I'm sure there are voters in our great City of Riverton who have not have the opportunity to meet or get to know Rich Gard. I support Rich as our ... [more]

Fire destroys motor home; cause unknown

Oct 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured during a fire that destroyed a motor home Tuesday on Elkhorn Drive north of Riverton.
The vehicle owner said he had been winterizing his ... [more]

Gard would keep city operations running 'smoothly and sensibly'

Oct 29, 2014 - Chris Amend, Riverton:  Editor:
I have known Rich Gard since 1997. I've also conducted business with Rich on several occasions, and our families and children have interacted at ... [more]

Experience, leadership make Baker the pick for city's mayor

Oct 28, 2014 - Nancy Pieropan, City council president, Lander:  Editor:
I am writing in support of Lars Baker's candidacy for Mayor of the City of Riverton. I've known Lars since moving to Lander in 1980 and have enjoyed ... [more]

Riverton man charged with vehicular homicide in Worland

Oct 28, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  A Riverton man faces a charge of aggravated vehicular homicide in the death of a Worland woman.
In court on Monday, 54-year-old Rick Capellen didn't respond ... [more]

Fed judge fines county irrigation district, former manager $600K

Oct 28, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  A federal judge has ordered a Fremont County irrigation district and a former manager to start work immediately to remove four dikes that he ruled were ... [more]

City eyes rate structure for rollout trash change-over

Oct 28, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The city of Riverton soon will offer a new billing rate if residents use a 45-gallon rollout trash container and do not recycle. The city council has approved ... [more]

Letter defending fossil fuels missed an important point

Oct 26, 2014 - Michael Fried, Riverton:  Editor;
Gloria Gregory's defense of the fossil fuels industry in her Oct. 19 letter to the editor is not illegitimate, but it misses a key point in the letter ... [more]

FFA kids performed a 'most generous' service to resident

Oct 24, 2014 - Mona Marshall, Riverton:  Editor:
I had just spent parts of three days working on getting the leaves of my lawn raked and put into bags.
I had 12 bags done and three small piles to ... [more]

Mayor candidate Baker a man of 'uncommon ability'

Oct 23, 2014 - William Peden, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing to encourage the voters of Riverton to vote for Lars Baker as our mayor.
I have known Lars for nearly 40 years, and he has impressed ... [more]

Hard times for gold medalist; auction set

Oct 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  SALT LAKE CITY -- Mementos from the career of Olympic hero Rulon Gardner, including a USA Wrestling robe and a commemorative ring, will be auctioned off ... [more]

Woman airlifted after collision on highway

Oct 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three children escaped the crash unharmed.

Authorities are piecing together details of a highway traffic accident Wednesday that sent a Riverton ... [more]

Deputies tried to find murder suspect in two hours between alert and attack

Oct 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police were notified at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday that Jeremiah Shull, 22, of Riverton, was thinking of committing a crime.
Two hours later, police say, Shull ... [more]

RJFL all-stars 1-1 in Saturday tournament

Oct 22, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Junior Football League players combined to form one team of sixth-graders for the annual Fremont County Football Festival on Saturday, posting a 1-1 ... [more]

List of U.S. Supreme Court justices clipped and saved

Oct 22, 2014 - Donna Spencerton, Riverton:  Editor:
This is a small thing, but I did appreciate it when you printed the names of all the U.S. Supreme Court members with their ages, how long they had ... [more]

Lesser charge in bank 'kidnap'; defendant free

Oct 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Once facing life in prison for a kidnapping charge, a Riverton man was released Monday after six months behind bars.
A hearing that day for the defendant ... [more]

Hospital offers extended hours for breast screenings

Oct 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Mammograms will be read by the radiologist the following day.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, SageWest Health Care at Lander and Riverton ... [more]

Series to train volunteers in hospice care

Oct 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton is hosting a training series Thursday through Saturday for people interested in volunteering at the facility. ... [more]

A question for all the Ebola 'worrywarts'

Oct 21, 2014 - Gail Greenwahl, Riverton:  Editor:
We are in the middle of non-stop talk about Ebola as if it is the new Black Plague. I guess it is important to be prepared for the worst, even in ... [more]

Murder charged for knife attack in bedroom

Oct 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man is in custody on charges of killing his estranged wife's bedmate early Sunday in a residence north of town.
Jeremiah Ethan Shull, 22, is being ... [more]

Fundraiser to aid Center of Hope

Oct 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The family focused "Empty Bowl" event features gourmet soups.

An "Empty Bowl" fundraiser for the Center of Hope detoxification facility in Riverton ... [more]

Wyoming history calendar features 1920 scene from Fremont County

Oct 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Once again the Wyoming State Historical Society has partnered with the American Heritage Center to create a 2015 calendar of Wyoming history.
With more than ... [more]