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Free e-waste disposal available to residents

Jun 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County residents will be able to dispose of electronic waste for free on Saturday.
The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District will be ... [more]

Rising water ushers irrigation

Jun 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  System managers 'charge' ditches first, then fill agriculture requests

With snow melting fast and water streaming off mountains encircling Fremont ... [more]

The way it was: Wild weather -- 1997

Jun 2, 2014 - Staff:  All eyes are on the Wind River and tributaries this weekend as fast-melting snowpack raises flood risk to the critical point. Flooding was a problem in early ... [more]

Perryman, Amend to marry June 28

May 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  Bruce and Christine Perryman of Cheyenne are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Sady Lynn Perryman of Riverton to Rex Allen Amend of Los ... [more]

'Bad deal for Riverton' if R Recreation funds cut

May 30, 2014 - Heather Trowell, Riverton:  Editor:
I read in the newspaper of the cut in funding for the services the city is supporting. It will be a bad deal for Riverton if they make cuts in R ... [more]

Fingers crossed as Wind River teeters near flood stage

May 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Emergency Management officials will be monitoring local waterways for signs of flooding this weekend, when rain showers could send melted snow ... [more]

City technician honored for 12 years of service

May 29, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Retiring engineering technician Clyde Anderson with the City of Riverton's Community Development Department was celebrated for his 12 years of service during ... [more]

Amateur dueled pro winner at Saltwater

May 28, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Collegiate Justin Kelley had the lead through the 17th hole on Monday before being overtaken by pro Zahakai Brown.

Riverton Country Club golf pro ... [more]

Woman in wheelchair carried from burning house by firemen

May 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The fire had penetrated the structure while she was still inside.

Firefighters rescued a disabled woman Tuesday from a burning home on Sherry ... [more]

Flood warning still in effect

May 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A flood warning remains in place through the weekend for the Wind River near Dubois and Riverton.
According to the National Weather Service, "very warm" ... [more]

K-3 students pick 'Willow Creek' for new school name

May 28, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton elementary school students in grades K-3 have chosen Willow Creek as the name for the new K-3 elementary school to be built at 1200 W. Monroe Ave. ... [more]

A home for Odd Fellows

May 28, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The historic cemetery grounds are worth taking care of in the public sphere

Something was missing from Riverton's Memorial Day ceremonies ... [more]

Episode of the abandoned dog illustrates big problem

May 28, 2014 - Linda Rood, Riverton:  Editor:
This letter is being written to clarify several points raised from my @257;rst letter and to heighten the awareness of the "dumping" of unwanted dogs ... [more]

Arizona pro goes 19 under par to win Saltwater golf

May 27, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Phoenix professional Zahkai Brown cashed in big time winning the 40th annual Saltwater Classic on Monday with a 19-under score at the Riverton Country Club. ... [more]

City suffers from lack of good property maintenance

May 27, 2014 - Don Jones, Riverton:  Editor:
It is true that Riverton is a mess. Alleys are full of Dumpsters without lids, without tree limbs that are cut to fit in the yard waste ... [more]

Flood predicted for Wind River on Wednesday

May 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The National Weather Service expects the Wind River to flood Wednesday near Riverton and Dubois and to continue to do so through the weekend. It issues a flood ... [more]

The way it was: Ocean Lake bass catcher -- 1981

May 26, 2014 - Staff:  Memorial Day weekend 33 years ago brought a big fishing derby to Ocean Lake, and the big winners weren't disclosing their secret spot.
BerDeane Sinkule of ... [more]

Comments due Friday on seismic survey

May 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  The tests will examine sub-surface geologic structure in the Big Sand Draw Unit.

The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office seeks input on a ... [more]

Indian gaming group blasts state, feds for challenging EPA on border

May 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  A resolution condemning efforts by state and federal representatives to clarify the boundary of the Wind River Indian Reservation has been passed by the ... [more]

Wrecks mar early part of Memorial Day weekend

May 26, 2014 - By Steve Peck, Publisher and Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Memorial Day weekend in Fremont County started with a crunch, as three serious automobile accidents drew emergency response Friday and Saturday, with ... [more]

Does the county think we voters are made of money?

May 26, 2014 - Linda Croteau, Riverton:  Editor:
I say "hell no" to raises for county workers.
We just had rate and fee hikes, and gas has gone up, and we voters have been denied wages that could ... [more]

A family bowling center in Riverton would be successful

May 23, 2014 - John C. Bitterburr, Riverton:  Editor:
We are recent arrivals to the community and look forward to some good fishing in the "golden years." I enjoy reading the local paper (much better than ... [more]

Jones, Medow named to lists at Chadron State College

May 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  Chadron State College students Tess Jones and Rachael Medow, both of Riverton, have been recognized for their academic achievements.
Jones earned a spot on ... [more]

Saltwater Classic marks 40th year

May 22, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Six former Saltwater Classic golf champions have bolstered the field for the 40th annual tournament Saturday through Monday at the Riverton Country Club.
The ... [more]

Two Riverton golfers have never missed a Saltwater Classic in city

May 22, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton golfers Al Ward and Mel Fausset are preparing this week to play in their 40th straight Saltwater Classic at the Riverton Country Club.
Club pro ... [more]

Dog's story touching, but people need help as well

May 22, 2014 - Jenny Lardner, Riverton:  Editor:
I have read the letters to the editor about the abandoned dog on Cooper Road and all the concern that came pouring out of everyone for it. But all I ... [more]

Suspended sentence, probation for driver in store mugging

May 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A judge said he was giving the defendant in a November mugging another chance when he sentenced her Tuesday in Lander District Court.
The defendant, Teisha ... [more]

Hospitals changing names to SageWest Health Care

May 20, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Patients at the Lander and Riverton hospitals now will see new names for the facilities when they check in: SageWest Health Care at Lander and SageWest Health ... [more]

Foreign kids had another great year in Riverton

May 20, 2014 - Stacey Peranteaux, Riverton:  Editor:
l would like to publicly thank Riverton High School, the community, and especially our volunteer host families for welcoming foreign exchange students ... [more]

Update: Robbery suspect apprehended

May 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Update at 1:30 p.m.
The Fremont County Sheriff's Office has apprehended the at-large suspect in a robbery Sunday evening.
According to a press release from ... [more]