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1 percent tax needed, leaders say

Oct 3, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  City administrator Steven Weaver sees the optional 1 percent sales tax on next month's general election ballot as an opportunity to protect the city's ... [more]

City seems unsure of what to do when a decision needs to be made

Sep 27, 2012 - Gene Parsons, Riverton:  Editor:
After reading the new article in The Ranger under the heading "Council conducts job evaluation of Weaver," I would imagine the conclusion they came ... [more]

City's Park closure rule clarified to define what 'sunset' means

Sep 20, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council on Tuesday clarified its intent to close local parks after sundown every evening.
Council members earlier this month expressed ... [more]

Council conducts job evaluation of Weaver on first work anniversary

Sep 14, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton City Council members conducted a special meeting recently at Central Wyoming College's Intertribal Education and Community Center for the annual ... [more]

Riverton City Council votes to close parks at sunset

Sep 13, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton City Council members voted on first reading to pass an ordinance to close city parks at sunset.
The proposed ordinance states that it would be ... [more]

Gun range lease approved, but not without dissent

Sep 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council voted to approve the Riverton Shooting Club lease Tuesday. The vote came after councilwoman Mary Ellen Christensen and Mayor Ron ... [more]

Day care flap flares again; no motion to reconsider vote

Sep 6, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Day care owner Jennifer Person asked Riverton City Council members Tuesday to reconsider her day care license that was denied Aug. 21.
"I would like to thank ... [more]

Mahoney pulls out of Ward 1 city council race

Sep 5, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton councilwoman Diana Mahoney announced Tuesday that she has withdrawn her name from the election race against Jonathan Faubion.
"I would like everyone ... [more]

Councilman displeased over vagrants at city park; RPD says arrests alone can't fix problem

Sep 4, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton City Councilman Richard Gard is concerned about problems with littering and homeless people at City Park.
"I would like to discuss with this council ... [more]

City council members meet with crisis center board following critical comments

Aug 30, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Abate Substance Abuse Project, which is doing business as the Fremont County Alcohol Crisis Center invited Riverton City Council members to a ... [more]

City nixes certified mail mandate for applications, rezones

Aug 26, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  People making applications in the city that require public hearings no longer have to pay for certified letters after Riverton City Council members voted to ... [more]

City to allow some child care facilities in residential zone

Aug 26, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Council members also denied two day care license applications at Tuesday's meeting.

The Riverton City Council passed an ordinance Tuesday that allows ... [more]

City officials praise Riverton park employees

Aug 24, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Public services director Bill Urbigkit heaped praises on park superintendent Joel Blury and lands division manager Paul Throckmartin during the Riverton City ... [more]

No harm done

Aug 24, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Riverton was right to warn citizens of water shortage, even if it didn't pan out

Riverton public services director Bill Urbigkit was good-natured ... [more]

Baker leads Bauman in Riverton Ward 3; they meet again Nov. 6

Aug 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  It was a close uncontested race between Riverton City Council Ward 3 candidates Lars Baker and Larry Bauman on Tuesday's primary election.
Incumbent Baker ... [more]

Mahoney ahead of Faubion in Ward 1; both advance

Aug 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  It was a close finish for the uncontested Riverton City Council Ward 1 race between councilwoman Diana Mahoney and Jonathan Faubion.
Mahoney received 224 ... [more]

Smith and Martinez advance in city Ward 2

Aug 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton City Councilman Todd Smith and former Councilman Lee Martinez won their Riverton City Council Ward 2 nominations, beating out former Councilwoman ... [more]

Faubion to run against Mahoney in Riverton 1

Aug 17, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Wyoming native Jonathan Faubion said he understands Wyoming values, and he demonstrates his commitment to the city through areas of service.
"I have been ... [more]

City's water crisis over, official says

Aug 17, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Public services director Bill Urbigkit said Riverton residents no longer have to worry about conserving water. His announcement came Tuesday at the Riverton ... [more]

Council candidate Bauman says city going from 'self- induced crisis to crisis'

Aug 16, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  One thing is certain, Larry Bauman is not afraid to speak his mind.
"I am a straight talker," Bauman said. "If you aren't willing to speak up for what you ... [more]

Baker aiming for his second term as a Riverton councilman

Aug 16, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton City Council Ward 3 councilman Lars Baker said he bases his decisions on what will be most beneficial to the people of Riverton.
"I have lived in or ... [more]

Past councilman Martinez faces two primary rivals for Riverton Ward 2 seat

Aug 15, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Lee Martinez said he wants the City of Riverton to become the best it can be.
Born and raised in Riverton, Martinez, 71, served on the Riverton City Council ... [more]

Mahoney seeks third council term to 'make Riverton a better place'

Aug 15, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Diana Mahoney said she thinks public service performed with dedication and energy can make a difference.
She has decided to run again for Riverton City ... [more]

Kalbach seeks to return to a council seat

Aug 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Sarah Kalbach said she enjoys listening to people and hearing the different sides of issues. That's one of the main reasons she decided to run in the Aug. 21 ... [more]

Smith runs for full term on Riverton City Council

Aug 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton City Council Ward 2 councilman Todd Smith wants "to keep fighting for the citizens of Riverton."
Elected in 2010 to fill an unexpired two-year term, ... [more]

On second thought, city would accept slice of Major land

Aug 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge and Martin Reed, Staff Writers:  County might revisit issue Tuesday

The Riverton City Council voted Aug. 7 to accept land the Fremont County Commission will provide near Jaycee Park, ... [more]

Council OKs day cares in residential zone A with 4-3 vote

Aug 8, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has passed on second reading an ordinance that would allow family childcare homes for up to 10 children in residential zone A.
The ... [more]

City lacking consistency in day care issue

Aug 7, 2012 - Mike Trent, Riverton:  Editor:
There is something lacking in how the city is handling the problem of the person who wants to open a day care over on Big Horn Drive, and that is ... [more]

Downtown park

Aug 3, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  With new recommendation, planning will replace mere speculation

There are no takers so far on the City of Riverton's effort to sell the newly vacant ... [more]

City moves toward plan to put park in vacant lot

Aug 2, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton city administrator Steven Weaver plans to recommend that council members proceed with making the former Daisy Cleaners property at 420 E. Main St. ... [more]