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The way it was: Navy brothers -- 1944

Jun 30, 2014 - Staff:  During the massive commitment of American manpower to military service during World War II, it wasn't uncommon for brothers to be in uniform at the same time. ... [more]

Wild storm pummels Riverton area

Jun 27, 2014 - From staff reports:  A spectacular thunderstorm sent rivers of rainwater rushing through Riverton roadways over the course of 15-20 minutes Thursday afternoon, bringing strong ... [more]

County students selected as winners at state history day

Jun 27, 2014 - From staff reports:  The top two entries in each category at the Wyoming competition advanced to the National History Day event June 15 to June 19.

Judges selected ... [more]

Dozens stroll in Shrine parade

Jun 27, 2014 - From staff reports:  More than 36 children participated in the annual Shrine Circus Children's Parade on Wednesday in Riverton.
Entrants dressed up as clowns, ring leaders, lion ... [more]

Here's how Republicans might win the White House in 2016

Jun 26, 2014 - Gene Dunbar, Riverton:  Editor:
This is my advice to the Republican candidate who is scheduled to lose in the 2016
presidential elections. Namely, one no-name innocent. Should he ... [more]

String of car burglaries continuing

Jun 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk and Kelli Ameling, Staff Writers:  Officers in Riverton have responded to at least six more calls regarding car burglaries, continuing a recent trend.
One resident reported seeing a suspect ... [more]

Minor tweaks in new school design; bigger changes could come

Jun 26, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton school district staff members are continuing to consider the design for the city's new K-3 school, which will be built at 1200 W. Monroe ... [more]

Does upstream storage even get talked about any more?

Jun 25, 2014 - Seth Beckler, Riverton:  Editor:
There was a lot of talk about flooding in this county over the past month, but nothing really came of it. We can be thankful for that. It did make me ... [more]

Second bike path attacker gets 12 to 18 years prison

Jun 25, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The second defendant in the case of a deadly attack last year on the Rails to Trails path received the same sentence Tuesday as the first did in April: 12 to ... [more]

She'll take in abandoned dog if nobody else can do it

Jun 24, 2014 - Freda Hegwood, Riverton:  Editor:
Recently around 7 p.m. I was driving south on North Smith Road. I noticed a passenger car stopped in the oncoming lane.
As I got closer I noticed a ... [more]

Boy rescued from island in fast river

Jun 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A crew from the Riverton Fire Protection District rescued a young boy from an island in the fast-moving Little Wind River on Monday.
They delivered the ... [more]

Riverton part of coming fiber optic upgrade; 50-fold speed hike likely

Jun 23, 2014 - By James Chilton, McClatchy-Tribune News Service:  Work will begin soon on upgrades to the state's fiber optic network, including an improved connection to Riverton.
When those are complete, lightning-fast ... [more]

Crossland first guest in Hot Notes Cool Nights concert series

Jun 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  The free shows will alternate between Riverton City Park and the Lander outdoor amphitheater.

Popular Ten Sleep musician Jalan Crossland is the guest ... [more]

Johnson graduates from virtual public school

Jun 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lydia Johnson of Riverton graduated from Wyoming Connections Academy during a ceremony May 17 in Casper. She plans to attend Sheridan College in the fall.
The ... [more]

Some bedfellows we don't need

Jun 20, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  The Citizens for Equal Rights Alliance doesn't have much to offer in the local reservation border discussions.

Be careful who you get in bed ... [more]

Energy industry gives opportunity to make a good living in Wyoming

Jun 20, 2014 - Elaine Miller, Riverton:  Editor:
I always make a point of going through your Ranger mining edition every year. I had an uncle and two cousins who worked in uranium mining in the 1960s ... [more]

Slam-N-Jam off to Florida for national tourney

Jun 20, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Slam-N-Jam, a Riverton AAU volleyball team, is ready for a new experience.
The journey from Riverton started Thursday morning when the team's players and ... [more]

Kintzler earns counselor credential

Jun 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Terrayne Fleak Kintzler of Riverton has attained certification as a National Certified Counselor through the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. ... [more]

TripAdvisor honors hotel

Jun 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wind River Hotel and Casino was honored by TripAdvisor with a 2014 Certificate of Excellence award.
TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel site and ... [more]

Good to have lawyer as gov to fight new EPA emission rules

Jun 18, 2014 - Fred Wyland, Riverton:  Editor:
I can't say I was ever glad to have a lawyer as the governor. There are enough of them in office as it is.
But if ever there was a right time, this ... [more]

Riverton team takes fastpitch tourney

Jun 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Emotions ran high as the Riverton U.S. Energy fastpitch team won its home softball tournament Sunday in the Under-18 division.
After losing to the Rock ... [more]

Spree of car burglaries hits Riverton

Jun 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  Residents are reminded to lock their car doors due to a rash of car burglaries overnight Monday to Tuesday.
At 5:50 a.m. Tuesday, a person in the 900 block ... [more]

City, please do not give up on alley collection

Jun 17, 2014 - Stanley Presser, Riverton:  Editor:
Count me as against the city's plan to discontinue picking up trash in alleys. I am not convinced at all that this would save any time or money when ... [more]

Riverwalk paving expected to start soon

Jun 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Depot Foundation has worked on creating a recreation path along the Wind River for more than five years.

Local volunteers have been working this ... [more]

Paxton edges fellow Riverton golfer Waxler for state match play title

Jun 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Early in the title match, Waxler grabbed the early lead, but Paxton caught fire on the last four holes to win the tournament.

In an all-Riverton ... [more]

Consider the 'whole picture' on the welfare of animals

Jun 15, 2014 - Ruth Sherlock, Riverton:  Editor:
This is in reply to the rather callous mindset of Jenny Larnder's letter regarding helping the little dog out of a bad situation.
Such attitudes ... [more]

The way it was: Girls State -- 1951

Jun 15, 2014 - Staff:  Riverton sent five delegates to American Legion Auxiliary Girls State 63 years ago this week for a mock legislative session, a mock election, mock courtroom ... [more]

Legal activist: Border dispute a matter of group vs. individual sovereignty in nation

Jun 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Organizers of an event Friday in Riverton wanted to educate local residents on issues of jurisdiction and tribal sovereignty, and start a discussion.
The ... [more]

Riverton puts four teams in tournament

Jun 13, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four Riverton fastpitch softball teams have entered the U.S. Energy tournament Saturday and Sunday in Riverton.
U.S. Energy sponsors an Under 18 team and a ... [more]

Graham receives UW's INBRE Transition Scholarship

Jun 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  Tyler Graham says he sees the INBRE Transition Scholarship he received to the University of Wyoming as his bridge to studying physiology and ultimately ... [more]