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Main Street building demolished

Jun 15, 2012 - Staff:  Contractor Jerry Bornhoft's excavator lifted a piece of debris from the old Daisy Cleaners building Thursday at East Main and Fifth streets in downtown ... [more]

First-year academic letters awarded

Jun 15, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton High School first-year sophomore academic letter recipients were honored recently at the Annual Riverton High School Awards Assembly. Winners not ... [more]

UW announces spring semester provost's honor roll

Jun 15, 2012 - Staff:  The University of Wyoming lists 13 students from Fremont County on the 2012 spring semester provost's honor roll.
The provost's honor roll consists of ... [more]

Senior center 'business' can't simply ignore concerns

Jun 15, 2012 - Frank Tanner, Riverton:  Editor:
It's wonderful that there are some people out there who are willing to write letters defending the status quo at the Riverton Senior Citizens Center. ... [more]

The more the merrier

Jun 15, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Riverton's weekly downtown food fair is becoming more than a garden showcase

One hurdle for a farmers market-style produce fair in the springs is ... [more]

Cash stolen from store after owner forgot bag

Jun 15, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Riverton police are looking for two women who might have knowledge about a bag containing approximately $1,000 that was taken from Walmart Wednesday.
Capt. ... [more]

Lawmakers back longer public comment period on proposed frack rules

Jun 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A legislative committee on Friday morning unanimously supported extending the comment period for a proposed federal rule governing the controversial practice ... [more]

Top-rated track hosts motocross races this weekend

Jun 15, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Bo Kasper, Sheldon Buckingham and Jake Lemley are the top Fremont County motocross riders scheduled to race Saturday and Sunday at a High Plains Motocross ... [more]

Two dozen teams in town for softball tournament

Jun 15, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton has four girls teams, the most ever, in the ninth annual U.S. Energy Fastpitch tournament Friday through Sunday in Riverton.
Riverton has squads in ... [more]

Care runs more than skin deep for esthetician

Jun 14, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton resident Maggie Daubin, a clinical oncology esthetician, recently expanded her practice to serve both men and women who either have or are recovering ... [more]

D.A. gripes on pace of Eaton appeal

Jun 13, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The former Riverton resident is Wyoming's only death-row inmate.

CHEYENNE -- The prosecutor who secured the death penalty conviction for the former ... [more]

Summer church youth festival 'Take Off!' set for this Saturday

Jun 13, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton-area religious leaders and organizations combine to host "Take Off!" on Saturday, June 16, at Riverton City Park.
An afternoon and evening of music, ... [more]

Assault, police chase under investigation

Jun 13, 2012 - Staff:  An alleged assault on East Monroe Avenue in May remains under investigation.
Douglas Lemley, 28, of Riverton, was arrested for a Fremont County warrant for ... [more]

Horses for meat

Jun 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Reasonable people make the case for a plant in Wyoming, but the barriers are many

Once upon a time in American history, eating horsemeat wasn't a ... [more]

Projects set as WyDOT keeps eye on future funding cuts

Jun 13, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  As concerns rise about state funding cutbacks that could affect road maintenance and repairs, the Wyoming Department of Transportation lists numerous projects ... [more]

A better life through art

Jun 13, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  College and CES join forces in gallery show

Nancy Croston loves green.
She loves the color so much she tries to use it in every one of her ... [more]

Raiders pummeled by Casper Oilers

Jun 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton is 6-6 on the American Legion baseball season.

Casper powered its way to a 21-0 American Legion victory over the Riverton Raiders Tuesday ... [more]

Bid process flawed, but airport roof fix to proceed

Jun 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The city advertised for bids on fixing the roof, but the bid packages contained different warranty terms -- one for 15 years and one for 20 years.

The ... [more]

Crop duster crashes after fuel unit malfunctions

Jun 12, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials say the crash of a crop duster plane at Riverton Regional Airport began with a malfunction of the aircraft's fuel control unit.
Riverton police ... [more]

Pertech sold; will stay in city with expanded product lineup

Jun 12, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  All 30 or so Pertech employees will be able to continue with the company under the merger, and another 10 jobs could be created.

Riverton-based ... [more]

Good beginning for downtown market; more produce to come

Jun 8, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Organizers of the downtown farmers market are pleased with how things are going. Market coordinator Sherry Shelley said turnout for the weekly event has been ... [more]

Cards atop Little League majors at halfway mark

Jun 8, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Midway through the 2012 Riverton Little League baseball season, the Cardinals have built a two-game advantage in the five-team division.
The Cardinals are ... [more]

Childers, King pitch Raiders past Rawlins

Jun 8, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Raider Gerald Childers found out just minutes before the first American Legion baseball doubleheader game that he would be the starting pitcher.
Childers took ... [more]

City trying to thin out weed control issues

Jun 7, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A lengthy discussion about weed removal made up the majority of the Riverton City Council meeting Tuesday.
City staff recommended to the council that the ... [more]

Russell leaving District 25 school board as of July 1

Jun 6, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Bill Russell, who in his eighth year on the Fremont County School District 25 Board of Education, submitted his resignation to the Riverton school board ... [more]

America's veterans 'gave so you didn't have to'

Jun 5, 2012 - Carl Niswonger, Riverton:  Editor:
Last Monday, I took a drive through downtown Riverton. There were few on the streets.
The only thing that was prevalent was Old Glory. The flag was ... [more]

Hey, Big Guy! Here is our wish list for the new AD at RHS

Jun 5, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  My brother and I used to take our letters for Santa to my grandpa because we knew he had that special connection to the Big Guy.
In his back yard every ... [more]

Critical Care Companion Animal Fund 5K Run set

Jun 5, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A 5K race for Riverton residents and their pets is held June 9 to raise money for the Critical Care Companion Animal Fund, which assists families who are ... [more]

Thomas 8 over par in U.S. Open sectional; PGA pro topped field

Jun 5, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton's P.J. Thomas played in a U.S. Open sectional qualifying round on Monday, shooting rounds of 77 and 75 for a 36-hole total of 152 at the Lakeside Golf ... [more]

Area Babe Ruth teams battle

Jun 3, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Rawlins swept Riverton and Lander during games at the Riverton Babe Ruth Park Friday and Saturday.

Riverton belted the baseball around the park ... [more]