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Dec 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Student receives math scholarship
Zachary Zenk, a math major from Riverton, was awarded the Max Durgin Math Scholarship at Black Hills State University ... [more]

Riverton resident graduates from Western College of Auctioneering

Dec 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  The officers and directors of Western College of Auctioneering have announced the graduation of Brandon Hann of Riverton.
Hann completed the course of ... [more]

Waiting game for new skate rink as ice gets thicker

Dec 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  It's only a matter of time -- and temperature -- before Riverton residents are able to skate on the new ice rink installed this month at the intersection of West ... [more]

State moving forward on Honor Farm land parcel; modelers to be paid to move

Dec 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The State Board of Land Commissioners voted this month to proceed with an auction of 302 acres between Honor Farm and Webbwood roads east of North Federal ... [more]

Second guilty plea in hammer killing; third suspect's case tossed

Dec 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A guilty plea on Thursday finalized the disposition of a grisly murder case that involved three defendants originally.
Charges against another defendant were ... [more]

Shops see big growth in 'vaping' business

Dec 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Electronic cigarettes, or vaporizers, are an exploding industry in the United States, and they are taking off in Fremont County as well.
Few other new ... [more]

Eaton attorneys fight new hearing on death sentence

Dec 18, 2014 - From The Associated Press:  Lawyers for the former Riverton man whose death sentence recently was overturned want a judge to block Wyoming prosecutors from holding a new hearing on ... [more]

Man sentenced for swiping $1.9 million in gold from his parents

Dec 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A man has been sentenced to seven years and two months in prison for stealing $1.9 million worth of gold and from his parents' home north of Riverton between ... [more]

In Congress, 'all the games' block immigration changes

Dec 17, 2014 - Lee VanBurge, Riverton:  Editor:
For all those years people in Congress said something needed to be done in immigration, but they never did it because of politics.
So then the ... [more]

Prosecutors should have known woman died from wreck

Dec 16, 2014 - Jeff Capelow, Riverton:  Editor:
Prosecutors say they "weren't aware" that the older lady injured in the wreck at Main and Hill Street had died a week later? Seriously? This is why no ... [more]

Special election in Teton County finalizes retention of Riverton-based judge

Dec 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A special election in Teton County has finalized the retention of Riverton-based Circuit Court Judge Wesley Roberts.
He garnered 81 percent of the ... [more]

'It puts you in the spirit'

Dec 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Families, hospice staff brighten the season at Help for Health

Fremont County is awash this time of year in Christmas decorations and celebrations. ... [more]

The way it was: White Christmas -- 1985

Dec 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  There was no doubt about a white Christmas 39 years ago this month. Two major snowstorms hit Fremont County before Christmas, with precious little melting ... [more]

WRTA collecting toys for children in need Saturday

Dec 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wind River Transportation Authority is collecting new, unwrapped toys and gifts for children during its "Stuff the Bus" campaign Saturday in Riverton. ... [more]

Bank marking 125th anniversary

Dec 11, 2014 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Central Bank & Trust will celebrate with refreshments and door prizes Friday in Riverton.

It's unlikely founders of a private banking house in Lander ... [more]

At Christmas time, make things a little easier for the package courier

Dec 11, 2014 - Tim James, Riverton:  Editor:
I am a courier for one of the major delivery companies in the Riverton area. Riverton is growing, and the practice of Internet shopping is growing ... [more]

Lottery might be a sponsor of county fairs

Dec 10, 2014 - Pam Schauman, Riverton:  Editor:
I am as glad as anybody to see that the Wyoming Lottery is going to give money to the state fair and Cheyenne Frontier Days as a "sponsor," but why ... [more]

City OKs small donation to aid Lander center

Dec 10, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton city council has voted to donate $2,000 to the newly constructed Lander Community Center.
Riverton mayor Ron Warpness asked council members if ... [more]

South Federal rebuild complete; many new features now in place

Dec 10, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Motorists are getting a smooth drive down South Federal Boulevard in Riverton since the Wyoming Department of Transportation wrapped up construction work in ... [more]

A 'plunger salute' for a funny column

Dec 9, 2014 - Tammy Norris-Will, Riverton:  Editor:
A plunger salute to Clair McFarland for her column from Nov. 20 on plumbing problems. When in doubt, call Dad.
I really got a kick out of it. (And I ... [more]

No conclusions from preliminary autopsy of man found near Main Street

Dec 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The initial autopsy of a homeless Riverton man found deceased Dec. 3 near a municipal water tank on West Main Street was inconclusive.
"The pathologist wants ... [more]

State sues feds over wild horses, seeking to trim count

Dec 9, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press with staff reports:  Wyoming filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking to force the federal government to reduce the number of wild horses that roam the state.
Wyoming claims the ... [more]

Lincoln used a lot of executive orders during the Civil War

Dec 5, 2014 - Dennis Vant, Riverton:  Editor:
Regarding the issue of executive orders by presidents, if Abraham Lincoln were president today, he would get boiled alive on TV and the blogs for all ... [more]

Turns out we live in excitement city

Dec 5, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  It must be true -- it's on the Internet.

Years ago my somewhat older brother had a friend named Richard who spent a lot of time at our house when they ... [more]

Swim club hosted 'Gizzard Blizzard' meet

Dec 4, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Swimmers in different age groups posted personal-best times at the Gizzard Blizzard meet hosted by the Riverton Swim Club team at the Riverton Aquatic Center. ... [more]

Homeless man's body identified, was found near city water tank

Dec 4, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials have identified the man who was found dead Wednesday afternoon near the municipal water tank on West Main Street.
Michael Anderson, 35, of Riverton, ... [more]

Shull says 'not guilty' to first-degree murder count in Oct. 19 stabbing death

Dec 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man facing charges of first-degree murder, aggravated assault and strangulation of a household member pleaded not guilty at an arraignment Dec. 4 in ... [more]

Something for local shoppers to remember this time of year

Dec 4, 2014 - Sandra Mullins, Riverton:  Editor:
I enjoy shopping on the Internet, but I also like visiting local stores. It is fun, and it gives a feeling of the Christmas spirit this time of ... [more]

No added charges yet in DUI wreck that injured woman who later died

Dec 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Bond for the suspect, Reuben Revere, has been raised to $3,000 while prosecutors weigh additional charges tied to the woman's death.

For the time ... [more]

Reconstruction at Fremont Chevrolet Buick GMC in Riverton nears completion

Dec 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont Chevrolet Buick GMC in Riverton is wrapping up work on a major makeover, and the employees hope to move into the freshly renovated space this month. ... [more]