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Three city employees recognized for service

Apr 18, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton's mayor and city council gave appreciative and heartfelt farewells to three retiring city employees on April 1.
Gold watches were presented to ... [more]

Lands manager retires after 37 years with city

Apr 18, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Paul Throckmartin said he had dirty job duties when he started working for the City of Riverton more than 37 years ago.
In 1976, he began his service to the ... [more]

Church announces Easter Sunday buffet, services

Apr 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Lighthouse Bible Church will have its Easter Sunday gathering at 10:30 a.m. at the REACH Foundation in Riverton.
A breakfast buffet begins at 7:30 a.m. ... [more]

Heritage center hosting spring open house Saturday

Apr 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Residents and visitors are invited to the Wind River Heritage Center spring open house this weekend for a cookout and birthday party for the late Jake ... [more]

Huge field wrestled for medals at Riverton's USA tournament

Apr 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton USA wrestling club had nearly 300 athletes battling for medals Saturday at the Rumble at the Rendezvous tournament at Wolverine Gym.
The ... [more]

Miss Ginnys Roost brings creole cuisine to Riverton

Apr 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A New Orleans taste is migrating from Pavillion to Riverton this month with the opening of Miss Ginny's Roost at 400 N. Federal Blvd., formerly the location of ... [more]

Second egg found; prize money to be donated to rec path project

Apr 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The second egg in The Ranger's annual Easter Egg Hunt has been found, but the winner has something different in mind for his prize.
The egg was found Tuesday ... [more]

First Easter egg found Tuesday on Webbwood

Apr 15, 2014 - Staff:  Carl King of Riverton is $200 richer Tuesday after finding the first of the two Ranger Easter eggs.
King found the egg along Webbwood Road near the new ... [more]

No plea deal in robbery outside store; trial set

Apr 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  One defendant in the case of a November mugging at Walmart is headed to trial on May 12.
Deputy Fremont County attorney Dan Stebner and public defender Terry ... [more]

Spartan boys ring up big win on track

Apr 15, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Middle School Spartans steamrolled to the eighth-grade team championship Saturday at Wolverine Track.
Riverton pilled up 214 points in the ... [more]

Dennison music series launching a TV broadcast

Apr 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  "Live From the Dennison Lodge" enters its third season Thursday with Nashville-based singer/songwriter Pierce Pettis gracing the Didier Stage.
Pettis will be ... [more]

Counseling service for military personnel preps for open house events

Apr 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Therapists with the Soldiers Project donate their time and commit to working with one client each.

Three opening events are scheduled in the coming ... [more]

LeBrun to challenge Bennett for top job

Apr 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After five years walking "a step behind" the Fremont County Attorney, Patrick LeBrun announced Sunday that he wants to lead.
LeBrun is running as a ... [more]

Former Riverton man among those challenging same-sex marriage laws in Wyoming

Apr 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two Casper men will meet with the Fremont County Democrats this weekend to talk about a lawsuit challenging Wyoming marriage laws.
Carl Oleson and Robert ... [more]

Trio charged in hammer killing set for September trial

Apr 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Three defendants charged in connection with the brutal March 7 death of a Riverton man pleaded not guilty Thursday in Lander District Court.
District Court ... [more]

Quoted in the news

Apr 11, 2014 - Staff:  It is with a heavy heart that we are sending this notice that Bill Urbigkit has passed away. Please keep his family in your thoughts during this very difficult ... [more]

City wants increase in fees for water, sewer, sanitation

Apr 11, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton is proposing an increase of $3.11 to the average family's monthly utility bill.
The plan was announced Tuesday during a council work ... [more]

Middle school track meet Saturday at RHS

Apr 11, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Spartans middle school track and field coach Travis McIntosh has the opportunity to show off his team Saturday at the Riverton Spartan Invitational. ... [more]

'Time immemorial' is a long time to claim reservation homeland

Apr 10, 2014 - Walter Gray-Dennis, Riverton:  Editor:
The land of the Wind River Indian Reservation has been the "Shoshone homeland" since time immemorial? The tribal leader who said that in The Ranger ... [more]

Honor Farm land development runs risk of repeating experience of city's downtown lot

Apr 9, 2014 - Jerry Humphreys, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to know from the City of Riverton if there have been some stores or house builders who have said they want to build on the land by the ... [more]

A loss to the city

Apr 9, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Bill Urbigkit's knowledge and experience won't easily be replaced

This office notes the death of Bill Urbigkit with sadness.
Claimed by death at ... [more]

Police: Woman safe after kidnapping, assault

Apr 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  A 40-year-old woman is safe after allegedly being kidnapped from the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Officials arrested Robert Afterbuffalo, 40, of Riverton, ... [more]

Tribe has 'grave concerns' about fed legislation on reservation border

Apr 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe continues to "slam" drafted federal legislation that would clarify the boundaries of the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Tribal ... [more]

Thanks to the 'ethical person' who turned in a lost purse

Apr 8, 2014 - Linda Reeb, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to address the party who turned in my purse that I accidentally left in my shopping cart at Safeway not long ago.
A big, heartfelt ... [more]

The way it was: Delfelder pens -- 1913

Apr 7, 2014 - Staff:  Jacob Delfelder's arrival in Riverton during its infancy was a pivotal development for the town founded in 1906.
After moving to town from Lander and buying ... [more]

Women's group wants nominations

Apr 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Council for Women's Issues is seeking nominations for its 2014 Woman of Distinction and Employer of Choice Awards.
Nominations should be sent to ... [more]

New group wants to build relationships as EPA ruling plays

Apr 2, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A new group formed recently on the Wind River Indian Reservation is looking to advocate for unity in Fremont County.
The Wind River Citizen's Equality ... [more]

Task force will tackle air service problem at Riverton Regi

Mar 30, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Working to combat mounting air service problems at Fremont County's only commercial airport, the Riverton Regional Airport Board has named a citizen task force ... [more]

Internet firm marking its 20th anniversary Tuesday

Mar 30, 2014 - Staff:  Riverton-based Internet service provider Wyoming.com is celebrating its 20-year anniversary in April, beginning with a customer appreciation day from 11 a.m. ... [more]

Electric utility seeks rate hike affecting many in county

Mar 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Riverton-area and Lander residents could see their electricity bills jump up $4.50 a month on average next year if a proposed price increase from Rocky ... [more]

RMS names students on third-quarter honor roll

Mar 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton Middle School recently recognized the students who were named to the third-quarter honor roll for the 2013-2014 school year.

4.0 GPA
Eighth ... [more]

Man who stabbed brother after prison release getting eight to 10 years behind bars

Mar 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  George Wendall Moss was sentenced Thursday to eight to 10 years in prison for stabbing his brother in the fall, soon after he got out of federal prison for ... [more]

Acupuncturist offers 'new medicine'

Mar 27, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Alisha Bynum says the practice can be used to treat a variety of health conditions.

When there's no other medicine or procedure that can eliminate ... [more]

Cowboy license plate on its way to pupil in Iowa school

Mar 27, 2014 - Sally Bartelby, Riverton:  Editor:
I was touched by the letter from the elementary pupil in Iowa who wanted Wyoming information for a school project. That used to be a big thing in ... [more]

Guilty plea by second Rails to Trails attacker

Mar 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A judge has convicted the second defendant in the Rails to Trails attack of homicide and aggravated assault.
The defendant, Santana Mendoza, pleaded guilty ... [more]

Riverton man flown to Salt Lake City after motorcycle hit truck

Mar 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  James Reid's bike wrecked when he tried to pass on the right side of a motorist in front of him.

A Riverton man was airlifted to Salt Lake City for ... [more]

Attorney: Rez border issues not unique

Mar 25, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council invited attorney John Schumacher to a work session this month to talk about an Environmental Protection Agency ruling impacting the ... [more]

The way it was: Bronze deer -- 1998

Mar 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  It takes a lot of different people to create and ship a huge bronze sculpture such as this one being readied for delivery in March 1998.
Sporting goods retail ... [more]

Officials: Inspections would not have prevented church fire

Mar 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton's building permits and inspections offices could not have prevented the apartment-building fire at 520 E. Fremont Ave. on March 12, ... [more]

Achievers

Mar 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Flanagan named to dean's list
Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs has announced that Jace Flanagan, of Riverton, was named to the dean's ... [more]