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RHS production plays entertaining tune

May 25, 2012 - By Robert H. Peck:  The Riverton High School Drama Club's spring musical "Fiddler on the Roof" presents a group of people struggling to balance a precarious existence against ... [more]

Annual Riverton gun show loads up for 50th year

May 25, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  At the first Riverton Gun Show, roughly 30 exhibitors displayed about 300 guns, including a 16th-century Persian rifle, in the First National Bank's basement ... [more]

Casper Oilers pound Raiders 26-3

May 25, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Casper Oilers exploded for nine runs in the sixth inning and eight more in the seventh en route a 26-3 victory over the Riverton Raiders in an American ... [more]

IDEAL program works for students and area businesses

May 24, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  During the last school year, 15 Riverton High School special education students took part in the IDEAL Work program, learning career skills at businesses ... [more]

Conrad, Lamb ranked in Wyo. mixed-doubles

May 23, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Tennis players Marty Conrad of Lander and Kristi Lamb of Riverton are ranked No. 1 Wyoming at the 3.5 mixed doubles level.
Conrad said the rankings are for ... [more]

Six towns represented in state pitch, hit and run

May 23, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton 13-year-old Teron Doebele displayed his baseball skills Sunday afternoon winning the oldest age division in the Wyoming state Pitch, Hit and Run ... [more]

Library program helps youth offenders minimize exposure to legal system

May 23, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Branch Library has taken advantage of the power of literature with a new program, Changing Lives through Literature -- an alternative program to ... [more]

Slaughterhouse for horse meat proposed in Riverton area

May 23, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  A plan to open a horse slaughterhouse, similar to projects which have sparked controversy in other states, has been proposed for Riverton.
State Rep. Sue ... [more]

No action taken on soccer coach

May 23, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Hiring a new Riverton High School girls soccer coach dominated the Fremont County School District 25 board meeting Tuesday.
In the end, action was tabled for ... [more]

Fiddler on the Roof: RHS musical opens Thursday

May 23, 2012 - By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer:  Members of the Riverton High School Drama Club their spring musical, "Fiddler on the Roof," at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theatre on Friday, May 25, ... [more]

Tuesday notes

May 22, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Holiday housekeeping
First, a note on some Ranger business: The Ranger and Ranger Printers both will be closed Monday, May 28, in observance of ... [more]

Downtown building to be razed; contract set

May 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Demolition of an abandoned building in downtown Riverton that is now owned by the City of Riverton will proceed.
The council voted to award a bid of $22,225 ... [more]

Sordid home conditions lead to charges of both child and animal cruelty

May 22, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Riverton woman is facing multiple charges of both endangering children and animal cruelty after police say they found unattended small children and several ... [more]

West Nile carriers already detected in city, expert says

May 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Mosquitoes of the type that carry West Nile Virus already have been detected around Riverton this spring.
Riverton City Councilman Lars Baker gave his annual ... [more]

Digest

May 20, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  Saturday work starts on Togwotee
Heavy road construction is continuing on the Rosie's Ridge section of U.S. 26/287 between Dubois in Fremont County and ... [more]

Achievers

May 18, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Built Ford Tough prize awarded to Pingetzer
INDIANAPOLIS -- Jessica Pingetzer, a 2012 graduate of Shoshoni High School FFA, has been awarded a $1,000 ... [more]

Riverton Regional Airport employee retires

May 18, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A City of Riverton employee was recognized for his work at the Riverton Regional Airport. George Wright retired as an airport operator after working from Sept. ... [more]

Appreciation for senior citizens center, in verse

May 18, 2012 - Kathleen G. Watts, Roque Bluffs, Maine:  Editor:
I would like to share what our Riverton Senior Citizens Center means to me and to many others, I'm sure:
What do you do when your spouse has ... [more]

Thomas wins local qualifier

May 17, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  P.J. Thomas of Riverton won the U.S. Open local qualifying round on Wednesday at the Riverton County Club.
The 2010 Riverton High School graduate finished ... [more]

Local NAPA store earns recognition

May 17, 2012 - Staff:  NAPA Auto Parts Riverton has earned NAPA "Five Star Status" recognition for 2011, for the second consecutive year the local store has been honored and ... [more]

Friends team up to build mobile chicken processor

May 17, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Birds of a feather flock together. Riverton friends Kathleen O'Leary and Steve Doyle have created a mobile poultry processor in hopes of having the community ... [more]

Probation for ex-teacher on sex charges

May 17, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County prosecutor Patrick LeBrun delivered a message in court on Thursday morning to supporters of former Riverton High School teacher Sean Coby ... [more]

A sight to see

May 16, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Riverton's well-located facilities were bustling over the weekend

If the expanded Fremont County School District 25 "campus" along West Sunset Drive ... [more]

Oggs graduate ... times three

May 16, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The graduation May 5 at the University of Wyoming in Laramie was a triple celebration for the Ogg family of Riverton.
Christi Ogg and daughter Brandi, 32, ... [more]

Deputy, firefighter deliver baby at rural county home

May 16, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The duties of law enforcement officers and firefighters are not always about making arrests and putting out fires, as proved Wednesday morning when dispatch ... [more]

Three locals play in U.S. Open qualifier in Riverton

May 15, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton golfers Easton Paxton, P.J. Thomas and Collin Hopkins compete Wednesday in a U.S. Open local qualifying round at the Riverton Country Club.
Golfers ... [more]

Souza shines as Raiders get win

May 15, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Johnny Souza recorded 10 strikeouts Saturday and hit a two-run homer to propel the Riverton Raiders to a 4-2 American League baseball victory over Evanston at ... [more]

Man missing since Friday; search involves city and county agencies

May 15, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials were searching for a missing person Tuesday.
Michael James Hanway, 48, of Riverton, has been missing since Friday.
Riverton Police Department ... [more]

Downtown farmers market starts Wednesday

May 15, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton's new downtown farmers market begins Wednesday, May 16.
From 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday, a section of North Broadway Avenue off Main ... [more]

The way it was: Drive-in movie screen, 1955

May 13, 2012 - Staff:  In the middle years of the 20th century, drive-in movie theaters were commonplace around the nation. Fremont County had three of them once upon a time -- the ... [more]