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Good idea to encourage better 'subs' in classroom

Feb 29, 2012 - Brenda Larrane, Riverton:  Editor:
I offer my congratulations to Fremont County School District 25 in Riverton on the new plans to compensate good-quality substitute teachers better ... [more]

Murder victim, suspect have ties to Fremont County

Feb 29, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Cody police have apprehended the man who has been identified as the prime suspect in the Sunday death of his wife, a Riverton High School graduate and former ... [more]

CDS Mardis Gras revenue jumps

Feb 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The decorative masks worn by many of the attendees could not hide their enjoyment Saturday at a Mardi Gras celebration that benefited Child Development ... [more]

Third-graders moving to Rendezvous school

Feb 29, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  A proposal to move all School District 25 third-grade classes from their individual elementary schools to Rendezvous Elementary School for 2012-13 was detailed ... [more]

Riverton hosts state chariot championships

Feb 29, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fast and furious.
That describes the action planned for Saturday and Sunday at the Wyoming State Chariot Race Championships on the Paradise Valley race track ... [more]

Car wreck results in injuries

Feb 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A two-vehicle crash in Riverton resulted in one woman being taken to the hospital with a bruised lung and a child suffering a broken collarbone.
Riverton ... [more]

Rare 2012 snow covers county

Feb 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Residents of the Wind River Basin woke up Tuesday to a blanket of fresh snow on the ground -- a scene that has been rare during a mild winter.
The snow was ... [more]

Local Food Fair scheduled for March 10

Feb 26, 2012 - Staff:  Food producers are invited to participate in the 2012 Local Food Fair scheduled for March 10 at Central Wyoming College.
CWC is sponsoring the fair to create ... [more]

Police capture Thomas Joseph Shakespeare in Nevada

Feb 26, 2012 - Staff:  Note: Police captured Thomas Joseph Shakespeare on a warrant for second-degree attempted murder, assault and battery, and other charges

Authorities in ... [more]

A ballerina tea party

Feb 26, 2012 - Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Stick your nose in the air. You are ballerinas," instructed Dani Skaggs.
The Riverton High School student taught a group of little girls ballet moves Saturday ... [more]

Plea deal for lead defendant in drug sweep

Feb 26, 2012 - Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A Riverton restaurant owner will plead guilty to a single charge of conspiracy to deliver cocaine under an agreement that requires him to provide information ... [more]

Riverton native wins honors in livestock judging at expo

Feb 24, 2012 - By Kathleen Hennessey MCT Washington Bureau:  The Casper College Livestock Judging team has won high team overall at the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show in Fort Worth, Texas, competing against ... [more]

'Jackalope Jump' set Saturday at City Hall

Feb 24, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge Staff Writer:  The Polar Bear Club will have nothing on the Riverton Police Department this weekend as it prepares to be "cool" at the Jackalope Jump.
The Riverton Fire ... [more]

Annual Chamber award winners named

Feb 23, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer Staff Writer:  On March 9, the Riverton Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual banquet and awards ceremony to recognize standout businesses and community members.
The event ... [more]

Fifth-grade speller from Lander wins county bee

Feb 23, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer Staff Writer:  Inside the Swede Quam gymnasium a hushed crowd of students, teachers and family members watched as seven young spellers wrote down what they believed to be the ... [more]

Winter carnival organizers call event a success

Feb 21, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge Staff Writer:  The 2012 Wild West Winter Carnival came to a close this weekend with the remote control car races at the Wind River Casino. The contest was sponsored by Hammer ... [more]

Big competition on small wheels

Feb 21, 2012 - By Christina George Staff Writer:  Tom Riggin used to be an avid dirt bike racer.
But about three years ago, the Colorado Springs, Colo., resident switched gears, trading in two wheels for four ... [more]

Only a drill: Police, students cooperate in training

Feb 20, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department Special Response Unit squelched a protest by students at CWC on Friday.
But just for fun -- and training.
Eight students from ... [more]

CWC students graduate at conclusion of fall semester

Feb 17, 2012 - Staff:  Several Central Wyoming College students met the requirements for graduation at the conclusion of the fall 2011semester.
Graduating with highest honors this ... [more]

Doggone determined

Feb 17, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge Staff Writer:  At first glance, she isn't necessarily appealing. In fact, she probably causes many to stop and stare, possibly even scoff. By normal standards, she barely ... [more]

RHS students perform at All-State

Feb 17, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge Staff Writer:  Students from the Riverton High School band recently returned from participating in the All-State Band in Evanston. The all state honors group consists of ... [more]

Middle school announces second-quarter honor roll

Feb 17, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton Middle School has released the second-quarter honor roll of the 2011-12 school year.

GPA : 4
Eighth grade

Shanda Barlow, Thomas Beasley, ... [more]

Eichler, city mayor for five years, dead at 84

Feb 17, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler Staff Writer:  Former Riverton Mayor William Eichler has died.
The longtime Riverton resident died Thursday, Feb. 16, at his home. He was 84 years old.
Eichler served five ... [more]

Job Corps in new federal budget

Feb 16, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge Staff Writer:  Wyoming U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi says progress is being made on the Riverton Job Corps front.
After speaking with senior officials Friday, Enzi said he was ... [more]

Wind River Heritage Center works on museum site

Feb 16, 2012 - Staff:  Contributions are accumulating toward establishing a permanent home for the colorful western-themed wax museum display now under the stewardship by the Wind ... [more]

Sampling of local business shows improved season

Feb 16, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer Staff Writer:  For Riverton businesses, the Christmas shopping season brought mixed results.
"We worked really, really hard," said Radioshack owner Dan McDonald, who said ... [more]


Feb 16, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  We noted with some amusement a story picked up by the Associated Press and distributed statewide earlier this week. It told of the economic excitement being ... [more]

Spend money on street repairs before a community restroom

Feb 15, 2012 - Ray Hinkle Riverton:  Editor:
This is an open letter to Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness and the Riverton City Council:
In reference to the city building a community restroom facility ... [more]

Suit filed in wreck that killed couple

Feb 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  Family members of the Riverton couple killed in a crash near the Boysen Reservoir causeway filed a federal lawsuit accusing Encana Oil and Gas Inc. of ... [more]

Airport saw 66 flights canceled in '11 by airline

Feb 15, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer Staff Writer:  Passengers using Fremont County's sole commercial airport in 2011 experienced 66 flight cancellations by Great Lakes Airlines.
The largest number of ... [more]