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Aug 11, 2014 - From staff reports

Museum to mark city anniversary

The Riverton Museum will celebrate the city's 108th birthday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 16.

The celebration will include live music, cowboy poetry and general poetry from Riverton's own Dr. Kent Stockton and Wyoming's sixth Poet Laureate, Shoshoni resident Echo Klaproth.

There will be cake and punch and a showing of Riverton's Centennial 1906-2006 film. The Riverton Museum is located at 700 East Park Avenue.

For more information, call 856-2665.

Eleven bridges getting repairs

A $2.9 million state bridge rehabilitation project is scheduled to begin Monday, according to Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Kaia Tharp in Thermopolis.

The project involves 11 bridges in Big Horn, Fremont, Hot Springs, Park and Washakie counties.

Prime contractor Gerber Construction of Lehi, Utah, plans to begin its U.S. Highway 16 bridge work Monday about 16 miles east of Ten Sleep on the bridge over Ten Sleep Creek.

Fremont County bridges scheduled for repairs/improvements in this contract include a span on Wyoming Highway 789 about four miles north of Riverton; a bridge on Wyoming Highway 789 over the Big Wind River on the south edge of Riverton; a bridge on Wyoming Highway 789 about nine miles north of Hudson; a bridge on Wyoming Highway 131 near Sinks Canyon south of Lander; and a bridge on Wyoming Highway 789 about 10 miles south of Lander.

Contract completion for the bridge rehabilitation project is Sept. 30, 2015.

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