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Citizens for Equal Rights Alliance to host workshops on federal policies

Jun 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk and Alejandra Silva, Staff Writers:  Tribal leaders say group is "anti-Indian," but representatives from the group say they oppose "federal Indian policy."

Local tribal leaders think an ... [more]

Wyoming attorney general gives update on state's case over rez boundary issue

Jun 11, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Environmental Protection Agency's December definition of the Wind River Indian Reservation boundary through the Clean Air Act was a topic of ... [more]

Coal industry can't 'stick its head in sand'

Jun 10, 2014 - Dale Cotter, Riverton:  Editor:
The coal companies have known these new carbon pollution rules were coming for years. Wyoming had better not stick its head it the sand and hope the ... [more]

Run, cycle swim event to support trail rebuild, health fund

Jun 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont Physical and Sports Therapy and Go Fremont County! will host the first Go Fremont County! Parade Day 5k, Cycle or Swim on July 26.
The organizers ... [more]

City cuts license requirement for some Riverton businesses

Jun 9, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Officials said implementation of the ordinance would have little or no financial effect on the city's budget.

The Riverton City Council approved a ... [more]

St. Margaret's taps Chouinard as next principal

Jun 6, 2014 - Staff:  St. Margaret's Catholic School has hired Mary Jo Chouinard as principal for the 2014-2015 school year.
She has 39 years experience in education, including 24 ... [more]

Athletes help civic organizations recruit volunteers

Jun 6, 2014 - Staff:  Twenty-two runners and walkers helped five local civic organizations recruit volunteers May 17 during the second annual Good Samaritan Run, Walk and Drive ... [more]

NSCS inducts Roseno into membership

Jun 6, 2014 - Staff:  Joseph S. Roseno of Riverton has accepted membership into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
"NSCS is more than just a symbol of academic ... [more]

Myers named to dean's list at Bates College

Jun 6, 2014 - Staff:  Samuel Myers of Riverton has been named to the dean's list at Bates College for the winter 2014 semester -- a distinction earned by students whose cumulative ... [more]

Rotary Clubs install new presidents

Jun 6, 2014 - Staff:  The Lander and Riverton Rotary Clubs had their annual joint "gavel exchange" to install new club presidents last week at the Museum of the American West in ... [more]

Four Riverton residents named to BHSU dean's list

Jun 6, 2014 - Staff:  The Office of Academic Affairs at Black Hills State University has released the dean's list for the spring 2014 semester. A total of 734 students maintained a ... [more]

Vatansever, Newlin to wed June 21

Jun 6, 2014 - Staff:  Patricia and Mick Newlin of Riverton are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Newlin, to Emre Vatansever of Istanbul, Turkey, the son ... [more]

City 'totally wrong' to do away with alley trash service

Jun 6, 2014 - Kevin Medlen, Riverton:  Editor:
Regarding the city trying to quit doing trash pickup from dumpsters in the alleys, I think it is totally wrong to force that on people.
On a lot of ... [more]

Fastpitch team slated for busy summer

Jun 6, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton U.S. Energy fastpitch softball manager Mark Stone has assembled his roster with players from four different Wyoming towns for the 2014 season. ... [more]

Hospice facilities recognized for giving 'best' patient care

Jun 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  Frontier Home Health and Hospice, an agency serving Fremont and Hot Spring counties, has been named a 2014 Hospice Honors recipient, a prestigious award ... [more]

City's decision on alley trash collection ignores some

Jun 5, 2014 - Judy A. Woolery, Riverton:  Editor:
To the City of Riverton, mayor and council members:
Your decision, effective July 1, to eliminate alley trash containers and use only rollout ... [more]

Traveling baseball team posts 13-1 record so far

Jun 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The only loss for the Riverton Renegades is a 1-0 defeat to Laramie on the road.

The mission for the Riverton Renegades, an age 14-and-under ... [more]

Point system for liquor store compliance explored locally

Jun 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Officials from Casper shared information in Riverton about a demerit point system they use to identify violations from liquor license holders.
Several groups ... [more]

Riverton hosting girls state softball next month

Jun 4, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The city also is hosting a pre-state tournament next week.

The countdown is on for the Wyoming Girls Fastpitch Softball tournament.
The tournament ... [more]

Lower speed limit at intersection of Honor Farm Road

Jun 4, 2014 - Edwin H. Amend, Riverton:  Editor:
Our hearts go out to the parties involved in the May 24 two-car collision at the notoriously dangerous intersection of Highway 789 and Honor Farm ... [more]

Hospitals report low infection rate

Jun 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  The SageWest Health Care facilities in Riverton and Lander have been recognized by Mountain-Pacific Quality Health-Wyoming and Wyoming Department of Health for ... [more]

Voter won't back anyone who votes to end dumpsters

Jun 3, 2014 - Roni Schweb, Riverton:  Editor:
I will say it here and now. I will not vote for any Riverton City Council or mayor candidate who votes to eliminate the trash collection in the ... [more]

Decision to end alley dumpster service meets strong objection

Jun 3, 2014 - Donna B. Linnell, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing in response to the Riverton City Council's decision to remove dumpsters for residential customers and replace them with roll-out ... [more]

River drops below flood stage; rising water predicted

Jun 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  National Weather Service flood warnings remain in effect this week for the Wind River near Dubois.
The waterway crested at about 5.3 feet at 6:15 a.m. Friday ... [more]

Committee weighs using 1 percent tax funds to buy pothole-repairing machine

Jun 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fix Our Roads Citizens Committee has asked the City of Riverton to hold off on buying a machine used to repair potholes.
Last year, FORCC saw a ... [more]

Teen drivers cited in separate accidents

Jun 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two traffic accidents on Fremont County highways over the Memorial Day weekend involved drivers in their teens.
No one was seriously injured in either ... [more]

Homeowners thank first responders after blaze damages house

Jun 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured in the fire Tuesday.

The owners of a home that was damaged in a fire this week thanked neighbors and officials for their help ... [more]

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]