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Wyoming Honor Farm earns perfect marks in audit

Jun 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Honor Farm in Riverton achieved a 100 percent score on its accreditation audit with the American Correctional Association on April 23-25.
All ... [more]

Company buys local radio stations

Jun 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  The four stations are airing commercial-free with the goal of having three running commercially between June 20 and July 1.

Edwards Communications of ... [more]

Shoshoni man named Wyoming History Teacher of the Year

Jun 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  Shoshoni High School teacher Max Mills has been named the 2014 Wyoming History Teacher of the Year.
Mills will receive a $1,000 honorarium and will be in the ... [more]

City's decision on alley trash collection ignores some

Jun 5, 2014 - Judy A. Woolery, Riverton:  Editor:
To the City of Riverton, mayor and council members:
Your decision, effective July 1, to eliminate alley trash containers and use only rollout ... [more]

Is all this construction a plot?

Jun 5, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  This June has brought a few interesting things into my life, including a miller (the insect) who likes to fly out of my medicine cabinet in a rage, a ... [more]

On your feet

Jun 5, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Falls at work are a major problem, but usually they are preventable

When the topic is workplace safety, the average person probably thinks about ... [more]

Campground remodel may include bathroom

Jun 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The addition originally was slated for the second phase of construction at Green Mountain.

Campers at Fremont County's Green Mountain Campground ... [more]

Airport asks county for added FY15 funds

Jun 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Some outside groups are asking Fremont County for more money this budget cycle. Fremont County Commissioners are working on the county budget for the coming ... [more]

State OKs funds for justice center

Jun 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  On its second try, Fremont County got state funding for the Riverton justice center -- and then some.
The State Loan and Investments Board on Thursday morning ... [more]

Council reconsidering trash issue

Jun 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to reconsider its May 20 decision requiring residents to use rollout containers instead of alley dumpsters ... [more]

Traveling baseball team posts 13-1 record so far

Jun 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The only loss for the Riverton Renegades is a 1-0 defeat to Laramie on the road.

The mission for the Riverton Renegades, an age 14-and-under ... [more]

Twelve earn degrees from tribal college

Jun 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Tribal College in Ethete graduated 12 students this year and celebrated their achievements in a special ceremony Friday at the Wyoming Indian ... [more]

Lara off and running with challenge of new CWC team

Jun 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  New Central Wyoming College cross country coach Al Lara has the program off and running.
Two months ago, CWC announced the addition of cross country to the ... [more]

Today

Jun 5, 2014 - Staff:  Births
TRUJILLO

A son was born to Tasha and Joseph Trujillo, of Riverton, at 2:26 p.m. April 2, 2014, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Otho J. Kisling

Jun 5, 2014 - Staff:  Otho J. Kisling, of Riverton, died Monday, May 26, 2014, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. He was 99 years old.
A memorial service will be at 11 ... [more]

Today

Jun 4, 2014 - Staff:  Births
SMITH

A son was born to Jennifer and Nathan Smith, of Riverton, at 3:21 p.m. April 10, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Bennett touts changes he has made in attorney's office

Jun 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett painted himself as a reformer at a rally last week formally kicking off his electoral campaign. Several local political ... [more]

Point system for liquor store compliance explored locally

Jun 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Officials from Casper shared information in Riverton about a demerit point system they use to identify violations from liquor license holders.
Several groups ... [more]

Riverton hosting girls state softball next month

Jun 4, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The city also is hosting a pre-state tournament next week.

The countdown is on for the Wyoming Girls Fastpitch Softball tournament.
The tournament ... [more]

Aletha R. Boyd

Jun 4, 2014 - Staff:  Aletha R. Boyd, of Riverton, died Friday, May 30, 2014, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. She was 93 years old.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. ... [more]

Lower speed limit at intersection of Honor Farm Road

Jun 4, 2014 - Edwin H. Amend, Riverton:  Editor:
Our hearts go out to the parties involved in the May 24 two-car collision at the notoriously dangerous intersection of Highway 789 and Honor Farm ... [more]

The Belmont

Jun 4, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  For a few weeks this spring, there's something to root for with no strings attached

One reason there is so much interest in this Saturday's Belmont ... [more]

HS rodeo season set for state finals

Jun 4, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County cowgirls placed high in the breakaway roping event last weekend at the Douglas rodeo.
On Saturday, Kinnear's Deni Lou Nicholls finished second ... [more]

Thursday decision due on state part of justice center; budget growing

Jun 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Factoring in all of the project's costs, bids opened May 22 put the Riverton justice center $400,000 to $500,000 over budget, Fremont County Commissioner ... [more]

Lander's Meeks named top upperclassman in 3-A soccer

Jun 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Taylor Meeks capped off her girls soccer career for the Lander Tigers by winning the Wyoming Class 3-A Upperclassmen of the Year award.
Meeks has been a ... [more]

Leadbetter logged a million miles behind bus wheel for the Riverton Wolverines and Casper

Jun 3, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Tucked away in last week's Ranger summary of the Riverton school board's proceedings was a simple note that said bus driver Cary Leadbetter had retired.
After ... [more]

Long day for Riverton teen at U.S. Open golf qualifier

Jun 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School sophomore Easton Paxton saw his bid for a U.S. Open slot come to a close in a sectional qualifier at Creswell, Ore., on Monday.
The ... [more]

Norris 'Nort' Elmer Axthelm

Jun 3, 2014 - Staff:  Norris "Nort" Elmer Axthelm, of Riverton, died Sunday, June 1, 2014. He was 93 years old.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at Davis ... [more]

Today

Jun 3, 2014 - Staff:  Births
SHUGART

A daughter was born to Sarah Shugart, of Riverton, and Richard Shugart, of Lander, at 10:51 a.m. May 3, 2014, at Riverton Memorial ... [more]

Hospitals report low infection rate

Jun 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  The SageWest Health Care facilities in Riverton and Lander have been recognized by Mountain-Pacific Quality Health-Wyoming and Wyoming Department of Health for ... [more]