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Pollution cleanup finished at downtown lot

Nov 21, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton received a certificate of completion last week from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality for a cleanup project at the vacant, ... [more]

Riverton man sworn in as state trooper

Nov 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Seven Wyoming State Troopers were sworn in by Justice William Hill and commissioned Nov. 6 at the Wyoming Supreme Court in Cheyenne.
Among them was Peter ... [more]

'Sub-par' city performance on snow plowing is unacceptable

Nov 20, 2014 - Mark Larsen, Riverton:  Editor:
On behalf of the entire community I am writing to plead with the City of Riverton to please plow our city streets after a snow event.
After once ... [more]

Eaton death sentence overturned by fed judge

Nov 20, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  A federal judge on Thursday overturned the death sentence of the former Riverton resident who was the lone inmate on Wyoming's death row, saying his trial ... [more]

Arts in Action Winter Art Fair Friday, Saturday at fairgrounds

Nov 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton's 43rd Annual Winter Art Fair will feature new vendors and "old favorites" this weekend at the Fremont County Fairgrounds Fremont Center, 1010 ... [more]

Election outcome validates the motto 'live free or die'

Nov 19, 2014 - Robert Orendorff, Riverton:  Editor:
In answer to Chris Peck's question: Is it good for the health of the people of Wyoming to be a "one party state"? My answer is "yes," if it is good ... [more]

Bebout to be GOP floor leader in Senate

Nov 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  State Sen. Eli Bebout will serve as a top leader in the Wyoming Senate in the coming session.
The Riverton Republican was elected Saturday by his fellow ... [more]

Yard cleanup was a surprise and much appreciated

Nov 18, 2014 - Margaret Wempen, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to thank the people who came from the skateboard association recently for the work of cleaning up leaves in my yard.
It was a pleasant ... [more]

'Santa Paws' photos and cookie contest Saturday at senior center

Nov 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  Paws for Life in Riverton presents two events in one on Saturday through its "Santa Paws" photo session with Santa Claus and accompanying Christmas cookie ... [more]

Shull's attorney wants to quit; judge denies request

Nov 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  On Nov. 13, a defendant found himself in the rare position of arguing against his own lawyer in front of a judge.
"I kind of disagree with all of this," said ... [more]

Riverton man selected as new WPBS public affairs producer

Nov 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  Craig Blumenshine of Riverton has been named public affairs producer at the Wyoming Public Broadcasting Service.
The position had been open since February ... [more]

At Shull preliminary hearing, defense argues against premeditation claims

Nov 13, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Premeditation was the focus of arguments at a preliminary hearing for the defendant in a murder case.
The man's own life potentially was at stake in the ... [more]

Woman forged prescriptions at least 10 times, got 1,000 pills illegally, cops say

Nov 13, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton woman is charged with using old, stolen prescription forms to obtain prescription painkillers illegally.
The trick appears to have worked 10 time ... [more]

DUI suspected in three-vehicle pileup

Nov 13, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An Ethete man was arrested for driving under the influence Thursday morning after a three-vehicle accident on West Main Street in Riverton in icy, frigid ... [more]

Animal attack may have killed woman south of Riverton

Nov 13, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 40-year-old woman died Wednesday evening in Riverton after she was found unconscious in the 800 block of Rendezvous Road south of town.
Officials believe ... [more]

Soldiers House

Nov 12, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fremont County has a welcome new addition to health care for veterans

Anyone who saw the crummy-looking old house that Charlie Wilson wanted to ... [more]

Armed clown report a delusion, police confirm

Nov 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  A 32-year-old man was taken to the Riverton hospital early Wednesday after he told deputies that clowns had threatened him with guns at his house.
Law ... [more]

Soldiers House opens, offers psychological services for veterans

Nov 12, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Just in time for Veterans Day, the Soldiers House in Riverton opened its doors Tuesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house.
The facility is part of ... [more]

Grandfather helped deceive enemy before D-Day invasion

Nov 11, 2014 - Curtis Belsender, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing this in October while it is on my mind, but I hope it can be printed on Veterans Day.
My grandfather was a veteran of the U.S. Navy in ... [more]

Soldiers House: Mental health facility for veterans opens Tuesday

Nov 9, 2014 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Military personnel who served post 9/11 now have a place to go for psychological services.
The Soldiers House of Fremont County in Riverton will be unveiled ... [more]

Charity seeks volunteers to bring back 'kettle drive'

Nov 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A new charity is helping bring back Salvation Army bell ringers to Riverton, and organizers say they need volunteers for it to be successful.
The charity is ... [more]

The way it was: Delfelder fix-up -- 1962

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Delfelder Hall north of Riverton needed renovations in 1962, and a group of volunteers hurried to get the job done before winter.
Built in 1920 and named in ... [more]

Church installing new pastor Sunday

Nov 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Dr. Rev. Thea McKee will be installed as the pastor of the United Presbyterian Church at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Officials from the Wyoming Presbytery will ... [more]

Costumes cause concern on Halloween

Nov 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Several realistic Halloween costumes caused concern for residents on Oct. 31.
One person called police at about 9:45 p.m. Oct. 31 to report that seven men ... [more]

Police issue citations after girls take pills found near dumpster

Nov 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three Riverton girls were issued citations on Halloween after they reportedly ate several orange pills they had found near a dumpster.
Their guardians also ... [more]

Don't 'boot' state officials from Capitol post-renovation

Nov 7, 2014 - Sherry L. Moore, Riverton:  Editor:
The Wyoming Capitol renovation plan includes upgrading the tunnel between the Capitol and the Herschler Building in Cheyenne so there is better access ... [more]

RMS names students on honor roll

Nov 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton Middle School recently recognized the students who were named to the first-quarter honor roll for the 2014-2015 school year.

4.0 GPA
Eighth ... [more]

Association says Riverton man registered most Angus in state

Nov 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  James A. Jensen of Riverton registered the most Angus beef cattle in Wyoming with the American Angus Association during fiscal year 2014, according to CEO ... [more]

Teton County error could mean special election on retaining circuit court judge

Nov 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Judge Wesley Roberts's name was supposed to be on three county ballots Tuesday, but it only appeared on two.

A ballot mistake in Teton County is ... [more]

Riverton mayoral race goes to Baker

Nov 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Lars Baker will be the new mayor of Riverton.
The former city councilman and retired Fremont County Weed and Pest supervisor was elected with1,586 votes ... [more]