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There is no need to wait any longer for the holiday season this year - almost every day will be a little bit like Christmas in Fremont County through ...

Cowboy up for the latest Wild West sport

What's the fastest growing equine sport?
Dressage? Rodeo? Chariot racing?
Try cowboy mounted shooting.
That is how the promoters of the state's ...

Shoshoni is looking to build on an undefeated regular season last year.

Shoshoni head coach Tony Truempler lost a pair of all-state players in Connor ...



Nathan L. "Butch" Reed died Saturday, August 20 in the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. A ...

Nanette 'Nanny' Pompa

Nanette "Nanny" Pompa of Lander died at her home on Wednesday, July 27, 2016.
She was 55 years old.
A memorial service celebrating her life is at 10 a.m.on ...

Put big 1 percent projects to a vote

In deciding some of the bigger projects for the 1 percent sales tax, I would suggest putting them to a vote. I don't mean for the curbs and gutters ...

These two novelty hot-air balloons, named Tic-Toc and Speedy, are part of the lineup for the 36th annual Riverton Rendezvous hot-air balloon rally this ...

It's time to 'turn on' the new skate park

Sunday afternoon, when my car's thermometer said the temperature was 61 degrees, I wondered where the kids were.
At spacious Rein Park, there was a man ...

Police called when naked man shows up in the wrong house

Police are looking for a man who was found naked Sunday morning in a Riverton residence other than his own.
Reportedly, he punched a woman who lives at the ...

Earl Shaw

Earl Shaw, 88, of Riverton, died at Sage West Healthcare-Riverton on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015.
As were his wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration ...

Walton, Noble married Aug. 21 in Logan, Utah

Parker Walton of Riverton and Katie Noble of Kuna, Idaho, were married Aug. 21 at the LDS Temple in Logan, Utah.
The bride is the daughter of Susan Noble and ...

Donald Trump vs. Sanders in 2016 would be a great show

I have now watched the presidential debates for the Republicans and the Democrats on TV, and I was highly entertained by both.
This is my preliminary ...

Search for ombudsman generates 15 applicants

More than a dozen people have applied to become Riverton's new community relations ombudsman since the part-time position was advertised in August.
The ...

Encouragement during crisis proves we don't live in big, impersonal city

Reading the local paper, Fremont County often comes off as an area with most of the same problems associated with big-city living. Due to a recent ...

Pope's compact car brought a smile

First off, I am not Catholic, but I watched the pope's trip to America on TV because I was interested. I got such a kick out of the little car he rode ...

City amends budget to pay for new security at City Hall

Riverton city staff has presented a budget amendment to the city council after finding expenditures that were unanticipated.
"This is unusual for us to come ...

Governor 'doing right thing' in looking at Medicaid expansion

Gov. Matt Mead of Wyoming is doing the right thing by saying Medicaid should be expanded with Obamacare to save money for the state.
Every day there ...

Spend money for 'pocket park' on something else

It was good to see local businesses speaking up in favor of a parking lot in their part of town. Since the city was so short of cash that they had to ...

Man arrested for pointing, firing weapon

A Riverton man was arrested Tuesday evening after pointing a gun at his neighbor and then, reportedly, firing the weapon into the air.
No one was injured in ...

City studies complaint on handicap parking space

The City of Riverton is addressing a concern about handicap parking spots in the downtown area.
Discussion about the subject came after Kelly Carrico, who ...


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