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City denies bid to change zoning on vacant plot

Apr 6, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has rejected the rezoning of the Fuechsel property near the Spencer subdivision in north Riverton.
The petitioner, Jeffery Fuechsel, ... [more]

RPD officer not guilty in charges from last summer

Apr 6, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A jury in Lander on Thursday deliberated for about 40 minutes to determine that an off-duty Riverton police officer is not guilty of being intoxicated and ... [more]

Downtown restroom a good idea; don't leave dogs in car

Apr 5, 2012 - Pat Stevens, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing in regard to two subjects. First of all, I support Mayor Ron Warpness's desire for a public restroom. There needs to be public restrooms ... [more]

Our World War II vets

Apr 5, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  A reader made an observation Tuesday afternoon.
"It's been a tough week for our World War II veterans."
He was right. In the preceding week our obituary page ... [more]

Buses and parking

Apr 4, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Here's a thought for the big spectator events at Wolverine Field, Riverton High School and Riverton Middle School: Ask the team buses to park somewhere other ... [more]

Pupcakes for a cause: PAWS event raises money, awareness

Apr 4, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Iain Magruder wanted to experiment with a cupcake recipe made of bacon, pancakes and maple syrup. The 9-year-old baker was pleasantly surprised with his ... [more]

Riverton officer's trial starts this week

Apr 4, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  An off-duty Riverton police officer facing a charge of being a hazard while intoxicated at Boysen State Park is set for a jury trial beginning Thursday in ... [more]

Bridal expo showed off county resources

Apr 3, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Candace Warren spent the majority of her Saturday morning finalizing details for her outdoor wedding in July. The Riverton bride stopped by the Wind River ... [more]

March warmest on books locally

Apr 3, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Last month was the warmest March on record for the two largest municipalities in Fremont County and several cities nationwide.
According to the National ... [more]

Digest

Apr 1, 2012 - Staff:  Flags at half staff in Youtz's honor
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has ordered the State of Wyoming flag be flown at half staff at the Capitol building in Cheyenne ... [more]

Severe weather spotter training set for Riverton

Apr 1, 2012 - Staff:  The National Weather Service in Riverton is seeking people interested in learning about identifying and reporting important thunderstorm characteristics during ... [more]

Turning loss into art

Apr 1, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Riverton native Andy Wempen watched his sister, Michelle Duty-Wempen, battle and finally succumb to breast cancer in April 2007.
The experience affected him ... [more]

Police use beanbag weapon on armed man

Mar 30, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Authorities say they were forced to use a specialized shotgun that uses beanbag "bullets" when a suicidal man came after officers early Tuesday.
Riverton ... [more]

Accused officer's attorney argues for dismissal

Mar 30, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A defense attorney for a Riverton police officer is pushing for the dismissal of a charge that accuses the officer of being a hazard while off-duty and under ... [more]

Funeral director talks legislative issues in D.C.

Mar 29, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Jamey Kirkland of the Davis Funeral Home and Crematory of Riverton, recently spent time in Washington, D.C., attending the 2012 National Funeral Directors ... [more]

Store sells previous Avon stock, other items

Mar 29, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Dee Glon has opened a store specializing in what she calls "a little bit of this, a little of that."
"We've been in Riverton three years and love it," Glon ... [more]

Writers absorb knowledge from author

Mar 29, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Lawrence Miles has spent the last nine years working on an eight-novel urban fantasy project.
The 27-year-old Central Wyoming College student said he hopes to ... [more]

Record warmth, strong winds reported

Mar 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Spring officially started March 20, bringing warmer, windy weather along with it.
The pleasant weather was blown away Monday as a cold front pushed northeast ... [more]

Fire departments raise close to $9,000

Mar 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The second annual charity basketball game between the Lander and Riverton volunteer fire departments Saturday night raised nearly twice as much as it did last ... [more]

Acid powder incident under probe by DEQ and company

Mar 27, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality is investigating an energy company's disposal of benzoic acid powder in the Riverton area that concerned trash ... [more]

No time for the hospital: Dubois baby born in car

Mar 27, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Milepost 114 on U.S. Highway 26 between Kinnear and Riverton always will hold a special place in the hearts of Leeanna and Jason Horn.
That's where Jason ... [more]

When burning, check the forecast

Mar 25, 2012 - Staff:  The National Weather Service office in Riverton advises people to get the most up-to-date forecast before conducting agricultural burns.
The warning arrives ... [more]

Digest

Mar 25, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton chamber needs Easter help
The Riverton Chamber of Commerce is continuing to seek help to stage this year's Easter Egg Hunt happening on April 7 at ... [more]

Little beauties take the stage for state pageant

Mar 23, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Wearing a red and white Valentine's Day-themed party dress, 10-month-old Georgiana Miller grinned broadly for the judges as she walked across the stage with ... [more]

Riverton-Lander to play charity basketball game Saturday

Mar 23, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Lander and Riverton volunteer fire departments square off again Saturday night on the basketball court.
The second annual charity basketball game hosted ... [more]

Keep sites simple to aid usability

Mar 22, 2012 - By Brett Housholder:  Question -- "I am trying to design a website, but am finding that the more information I want to put on it, the more cluttered and disorganized it ... [more]

Teton gets steel siding in upgrade to 85-year-old landmark

Mar 22, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  REACH of Wyoming is in the final stages of performing updates to the exterior of the former Teton Hotel, now Teton Senior Housing Inc.
"We just gussied it ... [more]

Here at home

Mar 22, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Some of the best news a community can get comes when a local employer finds a way to expand.
When that expansion involves a modern, clean, ... [more]

RHS boiler replacement project complete

Mar 22, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Energy efficiency was a major focus of the boiler plant replacement completed over the past year at Riverton High School, according to Larry Hartwell, the ... [more]

Teen pleads not guilty in store crash

Mar 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A 17-year-old Ethete boy accused of stealing a car and plowing nearly 300 feet through Riverton's Walmart in January has pleaded not guilty to charges against ... [more]