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EPA's odd behavior

Jan 14, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Why would it back off Pavillion water but not the reservation border dispute?

For some time now,  Fremont County citizens following the ... [more]

Eaton seeks to have death penalty barred as future option

Jan 14, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Attorney General's Office is fighting an attempt to block the state from again seeking the death penalty against a convicted ... [more]

'Marlboro Man' Winfield died Monday at 85; local resident for four decades

Jan 14, 2015 - From staff reports:  A local rancher renowned for his work as the "Marlboro Man" in cigarette advertising died Monday at his home in Riverton.
Darrell Winfield, 85, moved to ... [more]

Get ready for good news, bad news in Legislature, says Bebout

Jan 14, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, thinks the 63rd Wyoming Legislature that convened this week will be a "good news, bad news" session.
He anticipates the ... [more]

Miller chairman of House committee

Jan 13, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Riverton representative says he also will introduce his own legislation during the general session.

Rep. Dave Miller, R-Riverton, has a new ... [more]

Accident kills teen, injures four others

Jan 13, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Alcohol is being investigated as a possible contributing factor in the early Sunday rollover.

Officials are investigating a one-vehicle accident that ... [more]

Prosecutor seeking execution of Eaton

Jan 11, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson overturned his death sentence and ruled he hadn't received an adequate defense.

A prosecutor has filed notice ... [more]

Riverton faces Gillette on the ice

Jan 9, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The heart of the Riverton River Rats hockey schedule picks up this weekend with a pair of games against the Gillette Wild.
The River Rats (2-0), a high ... [more]

Christmas edition 'was like getting an early present'

Jan 9, 2015 - Debbie Reade, Riverton:  Editor:
I want to say how much I like reading through the Ranger Christmas Greetings Edition. Those letters from the kids are priceless.
This was like ... [more]

'What will be gained' by putting elderly man in court for decades-old case?

Jan 9, 2015 - Thomas M. Sekorsky, Riverton:  Editor:
Why is Wyoming working so hard to get this 94-year-old man back to the state so he can be charged with a child molestation accusation that happened ... [more]

Coroner: Homeless man died of complications from intoxication

Jan 9, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials have determined Michael J. Anderson, 35, of Riverton, died of complications from "severe" intoxication and hypothermia.
Anderson was found dead Dec. ... [more]

States say rez boundary ruling needs full review

Jan 9, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The states maintain that applying federal common law principles to historical facts is outside the EPA's area of expertise.

CHEYENNE -- Ten states are ... [more]

Attorneys taking advantage of 'cloud' system at new law office

Jan 8, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two young attorneys have teamed up to open a new law office in Riverton.
Jeff Stanbury, 35, and Katherine Strike, 38, have worked together locally for years, ... [more]

Conservationist in Riverton receives 'outstanding' award

Jan 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  Nick Biltoft was nominated by the Lower Wind River Conservation District.

Nick Biltoft, district conservationist for the Natural Resources ... [more]

Autopsy says woman died from dog attack

Jan 8, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials have concluded that no humans were involved in the November death of Deanne L. Coando-Tyvonnes, 40, of Fort Washakie.
Coando-Tyvonnes was found ... [more]

Riverton man dies in single-vehicle crash

Jan 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  David H. Williams, 24, of Riverton, died in a single-vehicle crash Saturday on Wyoming Highway 789 north of the city.
Wyoming Highway Patrol reports state ... [more]

Snow set moisture records in two cities

Jan 4, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk and Alejandra Silva, Staff Writers:  Riverton's snowfall totals were trumped by Lander's over the past few days, with up to 13 inches on the ground in the Fremont County seat.
By comparison, ... [more]

Money will be top priority for 'The Interview'

Dec 30, 2014 - Todd Abbott, Riverton:  Editor:
I like both Mr. Eric Blom's and Mr. Steven R. Peck's comments on "The Interview" movie and North Korea.
If there is money to be made, you can ... [more]

Man stabbed, says wife tried also to run over him with car

Dec 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  A 22-year-old Riverton man said his wife stabbed him with a knife early Saturday during an altercation on East Monroe Avenue.
Responding deputies said a knife ... [more]

News carriers getting a year-end bonus from appreciative customer

Dec 28, 2014 - Sheila Watson, Riverton:  Editor:
As I was driving home from work recently, I noticed a few newspaper carriers, bundled up, delivering papers. I was inside my warm car and had to ... [more]

Blanket donation helps needy stay warm during the holiday season

Dec 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local Daughters of Utah Pioneers have donated 16 blankets to the Riverton Police Department this week for use by needy people.
"We just thought this would be ... [more]

Good year for R Recreation, leaders tell city council

Dec 26, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  R Recreation is touting a successful year of providing events and recreational opportunities for the city. Agency leaders listed accomplishments this month for ... [more]

Achievers

Dec 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Student receives math scholarship
Zachary Zenk, a math major from Riverton, was awarded the Max Durgin Math Scholarship at Black Hills State University ... [more]

Riverton resident graduates from Western College of Auctioneering

Dec 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  The officers and directors of Western College of Auctioneering have announced the graduation of Brandon Haun of Riverton.
Haun completed the course of ... [more]

Waiting game for new skate rink as ice gets thicker

Dec 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  It's only a matter of time -- and temperature -- before Riverton residents are able to skate on the new ice rink installed this month at the intersection of West ... [more]

State moving forward on Honor Farm land parcel; modelers to be paid to move

Dec 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The State Board of Land Commissioners voted this month to proceed with an auction of 302 acres between Honor Farm and Webbwood roads east of North Federal ... [more]

Second guilty plea in hammer killing; third suspect's case tossed

Dec 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A guilty plea on Thursday finalized the disposition of a grisly murder case that involved three defendants originally.
Charges against another defendant were ... [more]

Shops see big growth in 'vaping' business

Dec 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Electronic cigarettes, or vaporizers, are an exploding industry in the United States, and they are taking off in Fremont County as well.
Few other new ... [more]

Eaton attorneys fight new hearing on death sentence

Dec 18, 2014 - From The Associated Press:  Lawyers for the former Riverton man whose death sentence recently was overturned want a judge to block Wyoming prosecutors from holding a new hearing on ... [more]

Man sentenced for swiping $1.9 million in gold from his parents

Dec 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A man has been sentenced to seven years and two months in prison for stealing $1.9 million worth of gold and from his parents' home north of Riverton between ... [more]