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Suspicious substance in envelope spurs evacuation of Riverton court

May 15, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured in an incident involving a white, powdery substance that was sent to the Riverton courthouse Thursday afternoon.
The substance later was ... [more]

Trial dates set in three sexual assault cases

May 14, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Trials are scheduled for Sept. 21 in similar but unrelated child sex abuse cases for three Fremont County men.
District Court Judge Norman E. Young set the ... [more]

City awards bid for fire hydrant replacement to Riverton company

May 14, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The 2015 fire hydrant replacement project has been awarded to Viper Underground of Riverton.
The company was the lowest bidder with a price tag of about ... [more]

McNamee resigns as Riverton head volleyball coach

May 13, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Her teams went to state four of her seven seasons at the helm.

After leading the Riverton Lady Wolverines volleyball team for seven seasons, head ... [more]

Expanding cloud seeding could 'improve things around here'

May 13, 2015 - Doug Woodley, Riverton:  Editor:
The editorial on cloud seeding made a good point. Yes, expanding cloud seeding to a big enough area to really add to runoff and storage in the lakes ... [more]

Old West crime

May 13, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Livestock theft is a growing concern in Wyoming and the West

Cattle rustling? Really?
When the Wyoming Legislature's committee on ... [more]

Fire chars shop and equipment

May 13, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The structure included two shops, a mechanics bay, an office area and a second-story apartment complex, which was vacant.

A shop full of equipment ... [more]

Willow Creek school breaks ground May 28

May 13, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Willow Creek Elementary in Riverton is set to take place at 2 p.m. May 28 at 1200 E. Monroe Ave., where the school will ... [more]

Bar and grill liquor license is city's first; airport eatery available again

May 13, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton has granted its only bar and grill liquor license to business owner Patricia Fullmer, who opened the mafia-themed restaurant Main ... [more]

RHS musical to open Thursday for three shows

May 13, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Riverton High School Drama Club performs Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Robert A. Peck Arts ... [more]

New lawyers ordered for defendants in big meth case

May 13, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Riverton Circuit Court was packed on Monday, with two extra folding tables and a dozen more chairs in place than normal to accommodate the nine defendants and ... [more]

Citizens have a role in 1 percent

May 12, 2015 - Dave Sandroos, Riverton:  Editor:
Another thought here on the City of Riverton planning what is called a "holistic" approach to finding things to fix up with the 1 percent tax money. ... [more]

Inmate who died in Torrington prison had Riverton ties

May 10, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  A former Riverton resident serving time at the medium-security prison in Torrington has died after a lengthy illness.
Department officials say 55-year-old ... [more]

Rails to Trails killer finishes work camp, seeks reduction

May 10, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A convicted killer is asking a judge to reduce his sentence to allow him out on probation.
Santana Mendoza, 17, is serving a sentence of 12 to 18 years in ... [more]

City approves money from reserves to buy pothole machine

May 10, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has voted to purchase a pothole-filling machine, despite worries over how the city would pay for it.
Riverton had been renting the ... [more]

Museums present kid friendly activities

May 10, 2015 - From staff reports:  Children ages 7 to 14 years old can play pioneer games and learn to make a hide painting during events Friday and Saturday at two Fremont County museums.
The ... [more]

Two county students win awards in math contest

May 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  Western Heritage Lutheran Academy in Riverton recently held a TRIG-STAR competition and named John Desenfants as the winner.
Inberg-Miller Engineers of ... [more]

Riverton FFA heading to nationals

May 8, 2015 - By Tia Gopp, Riverton FFA Reporter:  The Riverton FFA Chapter had many successes while competing April 8 to April 11 at the 2015 Wyoming State FFA Convention in Cheyenne.
The Riverton FFA ... [more]

Man charged in big theft from store 17 months after alleged offense happened

May 7, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man is being prosecuted on burglary and shoplifting charges in the theft of $1,600 worth of electronics from Walmart in 2013. Mario Morales, 25, was ... [more]

If oil is still so low, then why is gasoline going up again?

May 7, 2015 - Scott Cramer, Riverton:  Editor:
Almost every day in the news they are talking about the lower price of oil and all the impact it is having on the economy.
But I wonder why, if that ... [more]

Acura stolen, involved in chase, then burned behind justice center

May 6, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A stolen vehicle was destroyed in a fire Saturday evening after a high-speed chase through Riverton.
The black 2014 Acura had been reported stolen at about ... [more]

Is there a way CWC professors can be paid more?

May 5, 2015 - Louise Simons, Riverton:  Editor:
I did not know until reading in The Ranger recently that high school teachers make more money than some professors at Central Wyoming College. I had ... [more]

Professors side with tribes in boundary dispute

May 5, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Their point is not whether Riverton is part of the reservation but, rather, that it doesn't make much difference administratively.

Eight law ... [more]

Bridge work Wednesday part of project to widen highway to five lanes approaching casino

May 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  Steel bridge girders are scheduled to be erected Wednesday over the Little Wind River, part of a 3.32-mile highway improvement project ... [more]

Man killed in motorcycle wreck was found by passerby

May 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  The body of a Riverton man was discovered early Saturday after a motorcycle accident on 8 Mile Road west of town.
Officials think Eli Holliman, 54, of ... [more]

County sets hearings on EMS tax, privatization next week

Apr 29, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Public meetings to discuss the sustainability of Fremont County Emergency Medical Services are officially set for Monday and Tuesday.
"I hope there's clear ... [more]

Author to sign copies of Arapaho anthology

Apr 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wind River Hotel and Casino is hosting a book signing Tuesday where visitors can meet one of the authors of "Arapaho Stories, Songs, and Prayers: A ... [more]

Prosecutor's complain at slow pace of appeal to reinstate Eaton sentence

Apr 26, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  Lawyers for a Wyoming inmate who once lived in Riverton want an appeals court to give them 14 months to contest a recent order allowing prosecutors to once ... [more]

Wyoming Democratic Party to elect officers Saturday

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Democratic Party Central Committee will meet Saturday to elect officers as well as discuss strategy for the upcoming year. Only Central Committee ... [more]

Salon collecting hair donations for wig charities

Apr 21, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Ponytails must be at least 8 inches long.

Details Salon will host its first-ever Hair Fair at 9 a.m. May 16 to benefit patients who have suffered ... [more]