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Firefighters respond to grass fire

Mar 16, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton Volunteer firefighters responded to a controlled burn out of
control at 115 Hutchinson Road at noon Thursday. The fire that
destroyed this ... [more]

The third-graders

Mar 16, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Wyoming Legislature is taking an assertive and positive step toward improving public education in the state by requiring that classrooms in our public ... [more]

Change of plea accepted in exchange for future cooperation in drug case

Mar 16, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The former owner of Austin's Steakhouse in Riverton pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to deliver cocaine under a deal that requires him to provide ... [more]

Dental lesson - horse style

Mar 16, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  It is not every day you get your teeth cleaned standing outside with a class of middle school students observing. For Tori the horse, the procedure was nothing ... [more]

Expansion at Brunton promises 50 new jobs

Mar 15, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Riverton-based Brunton Outdoor Group announced that it had returned manufacturing of a line of compasses to Riverton, a move that is expected to create about ... [more]

Harlem Ambassadors to play benefit hoops game Thursday

Mar 14, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  High-flying slam dunks and other basketball attractions are on display at 7 p.m. Thursday at Wolverine Gym when the Harlem Ambassadors make a visit to ... [more]

Riverton bantams win state hockey crown

Mar 14, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A Riverton team won its first-ever Wyoming Association Hockey League Championship on Sunday when the bantam squad beat Gillette 7-3 for the Class B title in ... [more]

Concert offers green, Guinness and guitars

Mar 11, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Tensleep alt-country performer Jalan Crossland will help party-goers at Bar 10 in Riverton celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a concert.
Armed with his guitar ... [more]

Ancient Petra discussed March 16

Mar 9, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton clergyman Kurt Schafli hosts an informational session titled "Petra: Death/Life" at 7 p.m. next Friday, March 16, at the Riverton Branch Library, 1330 ... [more]

Five selected for UW Trustees Scholarships

Mar 9, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Five Riverton High School seniors have been selected for University of Wyoming Trustees Scholarships this year.
This is an unprecedented number of RHS ... [more]

Ward named Volunteer of the Year

Mar 9, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Alex Ward of Greenway Lawns in Riverton has been named the Volunteer of the Year for 2012 by the Fremont County School District 25 Recreation Board.
The board ... [more]

Riverton glass program featured at Arts Awards

Mar 9, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Students from Riverton High School were commissioned by the Wyoming Arts Council to create glass medallions to be featured at the 30th Governor's Arts Awards ... [more]

Firemen extinguish car fire Thursday

Mar 8, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton Volunteer Firefighter Bob Schamber sprayed water on the engine compartment of a Nissan 200 owned by Riverton High School student Morgan Robinson.
The ... [more]

Stoehr pleads guilty to sexual abuse charge; graphic evidence heard

Mar 8, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Editor's note: The following story contains graphic material taken Thursday from testimony in an open courtroom. It might not be appropriate for all ... [more]

City changing rules, fees for dog owners

Mar 8, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton dog owners will now be required to register their pets through the animal adoption center. The registration will be effective for three years from ... [more]

'Rock A Cop' Thursday at library

Mar 7, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Branch Library and the Riverton Police Department are partnering to bring Rock a Cop back to the library.
Children and teens age 5 and up can go ... [more]

Plea bargain in drug case should not nullify the crime

Mar 7, 2012 - Dan Brossman, Lander:  Editor:
Re: Feb. 26 Ranger front page "Plea deal for lead defendant in drug sweep":
Does a plea bargain nullify a crime?
From 80 years in prison down to ... [more]

Top high school speakers to Riverton

Mar 7, 2012 - Staff:  As they head into this weekend's national qualifying tournament, members of the Riverton High School speech and debate team are building on one of their most ... [more]

Rendezvous kids get scientific at fifth-grade fair

Mar 7, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Fifth-graders at Rendezvous Elementary School entered 124 projects in their annual science fair Thursday. The areas of study for the projects included zoology, ... [more]

School concert

Mar 6, 2012 - Staff:  First-grade students at Ashgrove School in Riverton waited their turn to go during the recent school concert. From left, Craig Vincent in a shark costume, ... [more]

Man gets two years home detention for fatal crash

Mar 6, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The morning Gavin Shurtleff, of Riverton, crashed into the back of a PT Cruiser stopped at a construction zone by Boysen Reservoir in August, killing its two ... [more]

Thunder and wind on chariot course

Mar 6, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Blustering wind Saturday did nothing to deter a crowd from converging on the Paradise Valley racetrack west of Riverton for the 2012 Wyoming State Chariot Race ... [more]

Man accused in brutal attack pleads 'illness or deficiency'

Mar 4, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man who allegedly brutally attacked and nearly killed someone in October, while on probation for a previous sexual assault conviction, pleaded not ... [more]

35 years at the cemetery: Hutchison retires as man in charge

Mar 4, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Life as a cemetery sexton isn't for everybody. Jeff Hutchinson made a career of it.
For Hutchinson, developing a sense of empathy, diligence, determination ... [more]

Five seniors selected for UW Trustees scholarships

Mar 2, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Five Riverton High School seniors have been selected for University of Wyoming Trustees Scholarships this year.
This is an unprecedented number of RHS ... [more]

Winds topped 70 mph over weekend; gusts stronger in neighboring counties

Mar 1, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Exceptionally strong winds over the weekend resulted in downed tree limbs and minor property damage as meteorologists measured wind speeds rarely seen in ... [more]

JarBox taking off for local inventor

Mar 1, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Riverton businesswoman Jeri McFarlane has accomplished a feat few people do: invent a product and be able to produce and sell it.
"It came out of ... [more]

Call him Chief

Mar 1, 2012 - Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  There's a new chief in town. The Riverton Volunteer Fire Department recently elected Ralph Estell as its new leader.
When he is not working for the National ... [more]

Riverton police investigating rash of recent vandalism cases in city

Feb 29, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department is investigating a slew of recent vandalism incidents that involve various types of damage throughout the city.
RPD Capt. C.T. ... [more]

Good idea to encourage better 'subs' in classroom

Feb 29, 2012 - Brenda Larrane, Riverton:  Editor:
I offer my congratulations to Fremont County School District 25 in Riverton on the new plans to compensate good-quality substitute teachers better ... [more]