The Ranger (beta)

Fremont County's Daily Newspaper

News of Riverton, Lander and Fremont County, Wyoming, from the Ranger's award winning journalists.

Ranger Login

Related Content: Riverton City Council

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]

City beefs up online services

Jul 26, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton will soon have a new website. Customer service supervisor Mia Harris unveiled the changes at the Riverton City Council meeting July ... [more]

City is 'ridiculous' in treatment of day care center applicant

Jul 25, 2012 - Joel Manners, Riverton:  Editor:
It is ridiculous how the city is treating the lady who wants to open a small day care in the house on Big Horn Drive. She only bought the house ... [more]

Detox official bristles at city criticism

Jul 24, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Julie Freese, who also is the elected Fremont County Clerk, labeled some comments made by Riverton city council members as ludicrous and ... [more]

County could revisit swap with city, says commissioner

Jul 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Settle on purpose for the bigger parcel first, Becker recommends

Fremont County Commissioner Travis Becker wants the board to decide its intended use ... [more]

Council splits on day care squabble

Jul 18, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  4-3 vote on ordinance for small centers in zone A

Riverton City Council members were unanimous in letting residents know they were not against ... [more]

Bar code in place; gives a discount to recyclers

Jul 18, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton recyclers now have an easier incentive to recycle because of a bar code system that began July 9 within the city limits.
Public services director ... [more]

Potholes and related issues set for repairs with city money

Jul 17, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton sidewalks, curbs and gutters in disrepair are to be fixed by ERI Engineering after the City of Riverton awarded the company a bid for concrete ... [more]

Council to have public hearing on day care zoning issue

Jul 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  After a lengthy and emotional discussion, the Riverton City Council voted to have a public hearing June 17 on an ordinance change that would allow some child ... [more]

City looks for answer on day care operation

Jul 10, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  At its meeting Tuesday, July 10, the Riverton City Council will discuss whether a proposed day care facility can operate in a city zone that currently does not ... [more]

Council to discuss day care dilemma

Jun 30, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  On Tuesday, the Riverton City Council will discuss options on whether or not a proposed day care facility should be allowed to operate in a city zone that ... [more]

Council shifts start time of executive sessions

Jun 27, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton city staff members hope the change will shorten the meetings and keep the discussions on track.

Council members voted June 19 to begin ... [more]

Reluctant Riverton council OKs cash infusion for detox center

Jun 24, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton City Council members got into a heated debate Tuesday when discussing whether to give money to the Fremont County Alcohol Crisis Center so it can meet ... [more]

Two extra acres would make land gift better, and cutting weeds improves city for all

Jun 21, 2012 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
I am going to "kill two birds with one stone," metaphorically speaking. The two birds (issues) are the county's gift of the Major property to the ... [more]

Main Street opportunity

Jun 21, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  A vacant lot on a downtown street corner comes along very, very rarely

The demolition of the old gas station building at the northwest corner of ... [more]

Bid process flawed, but airport roof fix to proceed

Jun 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The city advertised for bids on fixing the roof, but the bid packages contained different warranty terms -- one for 15 years and one for 20 years.

The ... [more]

City thinks twice about accepting county land offer

Jun 10, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has rejected an offer of free land next to Jaycee Park and will not accept the proposal unless it includes an additional two ... [more]

City trying to thin out weed control issues

Jun 7, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A lengthy discussion about weed removal made up the majority of the Riverton City Council meeting Tuesday.
City staff recommended to the council that the ... [more]

DCI building decision shows lack of fiscal responsibility

Jun 6, 2012 - Larry Bauman, Riverton:  Editor:
Well, once again some members of the Riverton City Council showed lack of fiscal responsibility, recently approving a contract to construct a new DCI ... [more]

Bauman running for Ward 3 city council seat held by Baker

Jun 1, 2012 - By Christina George and Martin Reed, Staff Writers:  Former Riverton municipal director of community development Larry Bauman on Friday morning announced his bid for the City Council's Ward 3 seat, creating a ... [more]

Council remedies improper action and affirms DCI vote

May 31, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  After meeting illegally last week and taking action deemed null and void, the Riverton City Council convened Tuesday to reaffirm its decision regarding the bid ... [more]

Council overrides mayor, but action 'null and void'

May 25, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council will reconsider an action deemed illegal that the board took at a special meeting Wednesday night regarding the bid award for a ... [more]

Downtown building to be razed; contract set

May 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Demolition of an abandoned building in downtown Riverton that is now owned by the City of Riverton will proceed.
The council voted to award a bid of $22,225 ... [more]