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A family-owned daily newspaper serving Riverton, Lander and Fremont County, Wyoming since 1949

By Randy Tucker
May 12, 2019

If you're old enough to remember drive-in movie theaters, you're old enough to remember dancing pickles, happy hotdogs and the enduring jingle that sang, ...

Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer
May 9, 2019

By Randy Tucker Staff Writer "Riverton is a viable healthcare market," was the overriding message at a public meeting of the Riverton Medical District in ...

Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
May 9, 2019

More than a year after they were ordered closed during a budget dispute, Fremont County Treasurer's and Fremont County Clerk's offices reopened Tuesday in ...


Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer
May 9, 2019

Authorities have confirmed that a 23-year-old Lander man died May 5 after "getting pulled on a vehicle" on Jefferson Street, officials confirmed this ...

Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
May 9, 2019

An Arapahoe woman is facing a felony DUI charge after reportedly driving around the parking lot of Jaycee Park in a passenger car with children hanging out of ...

Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
May 9, 2019

The Wednesday Farmers Market is changing venues for the third time since its birth eight years ago, and will start afresh in Riverton City Park near the band ...


Staff reports
May 9, 2019

BIRTHS SMILEY A son was born to Crystal Ingwerson and Brandon Smiley of Riverton at 5:40 p.m. May 6, 2019, at Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital. He ...

Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
May 9, 2019

By Randy Tucker Staff Writer Rocky Mountain brings a talented, young boys team to the Class 2-A West regional track meet in Shoshoni this weekend and the ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 9, 2019

Here in the newspaper office, we think any election is interesting, but the one Wyoming will conduct next year became even more so over the weekend with the ...


Betty Starks Case
May 9, 2019

Mothers Day will arrive for celebration shortly after this column hits print. I've written before about my mother, Husband Ned's mother, and all the women ...

By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer
May 8, 2019

The Fremont County Fair will be five days long again in 2019. This is the second year the fair has been shortened from its traditional 10-day schedule, and ...

From staff reports
May 8, 2019

Three nominees to replace Judge Norman Young in the Ninth Judicial District of Wyoming have been announced. Judge Young is retiring after long career on the ...


By Joy Ufford Wyoming News Exchange
May 8, 2019

One of the anticipated changes to this year's hunting season regulations will be the trophy-game gray wolf quota set by Wyoming Game and Fish each year. This ...

From staff reports
May 8, 2019

No citations were issued after a traffic incident at about 11:50 a.m. Friday in the 200 block of South Broadway in Riverton. The reporting party said her ...

From staff reports
May 8, 2019

Deaths PEREZ Krista Leigh Perez, 37, died in April of 2019. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Chapel of Mount Hope in ...


By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
May 8, 2019

Riverton-based ultra-marathoner Steve Bang is at it again, having completed his sixth Boston Marathon. The former bariatric surgeon set out for the Boston ...

From staff reports
May 8, 2019

LARAMIE -- Gerald Mattinson has been named the seventh head coach in the history of University of Wyoming Cowgirl basketball. The announcement was made Tuesday ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 8, 2019

In the full version of Tuesday's front page story by staff writer Samone Yuen about financial cutbacks being made by the Northern Arapaho Tribe in its ...


Lyle B. Gorman / Riverton
May 8, 2019

Editor: Regarding Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and other senior citizens running for president, the Constitution of the United States puts a ...

By Samone Yuen, Staff Writer
May 7, 2019

To address a projected deficit of $5 million, the Northern Arapaho Tribal government has adopted a 32-hour work week for all employees. The new, shorter ...

By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer
May 7, 2019

Fremont County Treasurer Tom Majdic wants to hire a part-time employee to staff his new office in Riverton. He requested almost $11,000 for the new position ...


By Daniel Bendtsen, Wyoming News Exchange, with staff report
May 7, 2019

For the first time in five years, the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees could divert from its standard policy of 4 percent tuition increases for both ...

From staff reports
May 7, 2019

Deaths EAST Michael Robert East, 65, of Lander, passed away May 5 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. A celebration of life will be held at 11 ...

From staff reports
May 7, 2019

A Fremont County woman is among the top prize winners in the reset Wyoming lottery Powerball giveaway promotion. Peggy Norris of Kinnear won the grand prize, ...


By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
May 7, 2019

Teams from Sheridan County to Kemmerer converged on the most egalitarian of high school track meets Friday afternoon in Thermopolis for the annual Bobcat ...

By Randy Tucker
May 7, 2019

"Nobody gets to be a cowboy forever, Monte," Chet Rollins says to his friend in one of my favorite westerns, "Monte Walsh." I find myself drawn to films like ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 7, 2019

May days We had more than enough April showers to encourage the blooming of the proverbial May flowers. After this brief period of cool and damp weather to ...


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