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The way it was: White Christmas -- 1985

Dec 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  There was no doubt about a white Christmas 39 years ago this month. Two major snowstorms hit Fremont County before Christmas, with precious little melting ... [more]

WRTA collecting toys for children in need Saturday

Dec 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wind River Transportation Authority is collecting new, unwrapped toys and gifts for children during its "Stuff the Bus" campaign Saturday in Riverton. ... [more]

Bank marking 125th anniversary

Dec 11, 2014 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Central Bank & Trust will celebrate with refreshments and door prizes Friday in Riverton.

It's unlikely founders of a private banking house in Lander ... [more]

At Christmas time, make things a little easier for the package courier

Dec 11, 2014 - Tim James, Riverton:  Editor:
I am a courier for one of the major delivery companies in the Riverton area. Riverton is growing, and the practice of Internet shopping is growing ... [more]

Lottery might be a sponsor of county fairs

Dec 10, 2014 - Pam Schauman, Riverton:  Editor:
I am as glad as anybody to see that the Wyoming Lottery is going to give money to the state fair and Cheyenne Frontier Days as a "sponsor," but why ... [more]

City OKs small donation to aid Lander center

Dec 10, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton city council has voted to donate $2,000 to the newly constructed Lander Community Center.
Riverton mayor Ron Warpness asked council members if ... [more]

South Federal rebuild complete; many new features now in place

Dec 10, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Motorists are getting a smooth drive down South Federal Boulevard in Riverton since the Wyoming Department of Transportation wrapped up construction work in ... [more]

A 'plunger salute' for a funny column

Dec 9, 2014 - Tammy Norris-Will, Riverton:  Editor:
A plunger salute to Clair McFarland for her column from Nov. 20 on plumbing problems. When in doubt, call Dad.
I really got a kick out of it. (And I ... [more]

No conclusions from preliminary autopsy of man found near Main Street

Dec 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The initial autopsy of a homeless Riverton man found deceased Dec. 3 near a municipal water tank on West Main Street was inconclusive.
"The pathologist wants ... [more]

State sues feds over wild horses, seeking to trim count

Dec 9, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press with staff reports:  Wyoming filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking to force the federal government to reduce the number of wild horses that roam the state.
Wyoming claims the ... [more]

Lincoln used a lot of executive orders during the Civil War

Dec 5, 2014 - Dennis Vant, Riverton:  Editor:
Regarding the issue of executive orders by presidents, if Abraham Lincoln were president today, he would get boiled alive on TV and the blogs for all ... [more]

Turns out we live in excitement city

Dec 5, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  It must be true -- it's on the Internet.

Years ago my somewhat older brother had a friend named Richard who spent a lot of time at our house when they ... [more]

Swim club hosted 'Gizzard Blizzard' meet

Dec 4, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Swimmers in different age groups posted personal-best times at the Gizzard Blizzard meet hosted by the Riverton Swim Club team at the Riverton Aquatic Center. ... [more]

Homeless man's body identified, was found near city water tank

Dec 4, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials have identified the man who was found dead Wednesday afternoon near the municipal water tank on West Main Street.
Michael Anderson, 35, of Riverton, ... [more]

Shull says 'not guilty' to first-degree murder count in Oct. 19 stabbing death

Dec 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man facing charges of first-degree murder, aggravated assault and strangulation of a household member pleaded not guilty at an arraignment Dec. 4 in ... [more]

Something for local shoppers to remember this time of year

Dec 4, 2014 - Sandra Mullins, Riverton:  Editor:
I enjoy shopping on the Internet, but I also like visiting local stores. It is fun, and it gives a feeling of the Christmas spirit this time of ... [more]

No added charges yet in DUI wreck that injured woman who later died

Dec 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Bond for the suspect, Reuben Revere, has been raised to $3,000 while prosecutors weigh additional charges tied to the woman's death.

For the time ... [more]

Reconstruction at Fremont Chevrolet Buick GMC in Riverton nears completion

Dec 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont Chevrolet Buick GMC in Riverton is wrapping up work on a major makeover, and the employees hope to move into the freshly renovated space this month. ... [more]

Pro Johnson leaving Riverton Country Club for new post in Casper

Dec 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After 20 years as the Riverton Country Club golf pro, Steve Johnson is stepping down.
Beginning in January, Johnson will be the general manager of the Three ... [more]

'Time has arrived' for states to lead in amending Constitution

Dec 3, 2014 - Mike Gard, Riverton:  Editor:
What is the difference between a convention of states and a constitutional convention?
Constitutional convention: Happens only to create a new ... [more]

Autopsy says Willenbrecht died of stab wounds; case is a homicide

Dec 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  An autopsy has determined that Jacob Willenbrecht died Oct. 19 of blood loss due to multiple stab wounds.
The 27-year-old Riverton man's death officially has ... [more]

South Federal rebuild 'worth the trouble'

Dec 2, 2014 - Kerry Dwight, Riverton:  Editor:
I avoided South Federal for six months if I possibly could while it was being rebuilt, but I finally drove on the "new" street last week. It is so ... [more]

Crews working on Little Wind River bridge near Riverton

Nov 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  A 3.32-mile highway improvement project is under way with work on the Little Wind River bridge south of Riverton on Wyoming Highway 789. The $11.04 million ... [more]

Wonderful guide dog could use some antlers for chewing

Nov 30, 2014 - Bob Funk, Riverton:  Editor:
I have been very fortunate in my 77 years to get to fly many, many miles across this Earth in a commercial airlines jet. I love it.
The roar of the ... [more]

Study ranks Riverton second 'most exciting' city in the Wyoming

Nov 30, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The city of Riverton has been recognized as one of the most exciting places to live in Wyoming.
Movoto.com named Riverton second among the 10 most exciting ... [more]

What part of 'rejected' don't they get?

Nov 26, 2014 - Michael A. Gorman, Riverton:  Editor:
How in the world could a legislator say that he thought it would be a good idea to try a second time to pass the constitutional amendment on ... [more]

Church hosting Thanksgiving fundraiser

Nov 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Meal reservations are required by noon Wednesday.

United Presbyterian Church in Riverton is hosting a Thanksgiving fundraiser this week to help cover ... [more]

Nov. 13 collision now treated as vehicular homicide after woman dies from injuries

Nov 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 73-year-old Riverton woman died Friday due to injuries suffered in a three-vehicle accident involving an alleged drunken driver Nov. 13.
Fremont County ... [more]

Key Club ready to deliver hot meals for Thanksgiving

Nov 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton High School Key Club members again are preparing to deliver hundreds of hot meals for Thanksgiving.
"Last year we delivered more than 500 meals, and ... [more]

Construction season over, city tallies up $12M in work

Nov 23, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The city of Riverton was busy all summer and took advantage of mild weather into November as crews hit the streets to fix and upgrade pavement, curbs and sewer ... [more]