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City accepting bids for fire hydrant replacement project

Apr 21, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton is replacing 16 fire hydrants around town, and bids for the replacement project are due Thursday.
Dawn Willhelm, the utility division ... [more]

Yellowbear asks to join agency in defending rez border

Apr 21, 2015 - From staff reports:  The convicted killer's interest in the EPA case has to do with law enforcement jurisdiction.

Convicted baby killer Andrew John Yellowbear has ... [more]

Future 1 percent projects to benefit from 'holistic' analysis

Apr 19, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton plans to use optional 1 percent sales tax money to assess the quality of streets in Riverton.
Public works director Kyle Butterfield ... [more]

Piatigorsky Foundation announces spring tour of Wyoming

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  The touring clarinetist and pianist will perform Wednesday in Riverton.

For the 12th consecutive year, the Muriel and Seymour Thickman Family ... [more]

City board to hand out free trees May 16

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Tree Board is hosting its Arbor Day and Armed Forces Day celebration at 10 a.m. May 16 at the Veterans Park behind city hall.
This is the tree ... [more]

Heart attack might have caused fatal cement truck crash

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  Autopsy results show Daniel W. Oberlie, 57, of Riverton, probably experienced a cardiac event before the single-vehicle rollover that took his life April 1 ... [more]

Flash floods, fires pose a risk to Wyoming residents

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  Spring is a time of transition, when late-season snowstorms can affect travel and afternoon thunderstorms bring the threat of hail, tornadoes and lightning. ... [more]

Airport name change sensible

Apr 19, 2015 - Ron Warpness, Riverton:  Editor:
I read with interest the letter from April 5, "It's the service, not the name," by Mr. Mike Ward.
As I was instrumental in appointing the airport ... [more]

RMS names students to spring honor roll

Apr 17, 2015 - From staff reports:  Riverton Middle School recently recognized the students who were named to the third-quarter honor roll for the 2014-2015 school year.

4.0 GPA
Eighth ... [more]

Car burglary suspect says 'not guilty;' second plea in different case

Apr 16, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two men pleaded not guilty to multiple charges in unrelated cases in Lander District Court on April 8.
Jeramie Vanzane Lewis, of Riverton, pleaded not guilty ... [more]

Storm to deposit several inches of snow in basin

Apr 15, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The spring storm blowing through the Wind River Basin on Wednesday is expected to bring up to 7 inches of precipitation to the Riverton area, with as many as ... [more]

Pay lawmakers to cover expenses, 'so ordinary people have a chance'

Apr 15, 2015 - Ned Dunson, Riverton:  Editor:
I don't really like the idea that legislators can just vote a pay raise for themselves, but they do need to be paid for their expenses, so long as ... [more]

RMS Spartan track teams near the top in home meet

Apr 15, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three out of the four Riverton Middle School track and field teams finished second in their respective grade divisions Saturday at the Spartan Invitational in ... [more]

Bring the street repair crew 'right up Main Street'

Apr 14, 2015 - Brad Wayne, Riverton:  Editor:
I see the city truck and men out around town patching up potholes, which is how the 1 percent tax money is being used. I hope they go right up Main ... [more]

City renews deal with county attorney for local prosecution, but at a lower price

Apr 14, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Amid decreasing case volume, the City of Riverton has renewed its contract with Fremont County for prosecuting attorney services in the Riverton Municipal ... [more]

Dirt work under way on highway project south of Riverton; delays expected

Apr 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  The construction has a contract completion date of Oct. 31.

Excavation of topsoil and dirt work has started on the 3.32-mile highway improvement ... [more]

Riverton cowgirl starts season No. 1 in state

Apr 10, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton cowgirl Elsie Campbell enters the spring high school rodeo season No. 1 in the breakaway competition.
The spring season begins Saturday and Sunday ... [more]

Phone scammer hung up when confronted by simple question

Apr 10, 2015 - Jean Dockwiler, Riverton:  Editor:
One of the "scammers" mentioned in a letter to the editor called me in January.
He told me (in a heavy foreign accent that I don't think anyone ... [more]

Skate park fundraising nears total; rec board adds $10K

Apr 9, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association and Dreamland Skateparks, which will be ... [more]

Sunday magazine frequency changes

Apr 8, 2015 - Tammi Perthoud, Riverton:  Editor:
I was wondering about the American Profile magazine supplement in the Sunday newspaper. It used to be in there every week but now it is there less ... [more]

Man killed late Friday in wreck near Pavillion; no seatbelt in earlier fatality

Apr 7, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials are investigating a fatal rollover crash Friday west of Pavillion.
The incident resulted in the death of Theodore E. Aaberg, 40, of Wilson. Reports ... [more]

Riverton couple honored relative who survived the Bataan Death March

Apr 7, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine:  This Thursday marks the 73rd anniversary of the beginning of the Bataan Death March, the hellish, forceable World War II transfer of 60,000 to 80,000 American ... [more]

Advice on safe handling of chicks was worthwhile

Apr 7, 2015 - Billie Shane, Riverton:  Editor:
I thank you for running the news item about the [more]

It's the service, not the name

Apr 5, 2015 - Mike Ward, Riverton:  Editor:
The other day I read about the idea of [more]

The way it was: Paving preparation -- 1956

Apr 5, 2015 - Staff:  Riverton was being transformed in the mid-1950s due to the huge uranium discoveries east of town. The population was growing fast, and many civic improvements ... [more]

Smithsonian adds Arapaho art to permanent collection

Apr 5, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  An art piece by Northern Arapaho artist Robert Martinez will find its permanent home this month at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in ... [more]

Two schools added to bike rodeo season roster

Apr 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  Injury Prevention Resources has added two private schools to its annual bike and safety rodeo season.
The countywide rotation now includes St. Margaret's and ... [more]

Crack in new Federal slab; replacement starts Tuesday

Apr 5, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The jackhammers will return Tuesday on South Federal Boulevard in Riverton. A crack that stretches from one side of the newly paved road to the other end near ... [more]

County sends three students to state spelling bee; all advance to oral contest

Apr 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  The competition included spellers from Riverton and Lander.

All three of Fremont County's contestants at the 2015 Wyoming State Spelling Bee advanced ... [more]

Riverton student on UW range management team that placed third at contest

Apr 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming placed third and five team members placed in the top 10 percent among the 158 students from 25 colleges and universities competing in ... [more]