Riverton City Council - nov 2014

Budget Amendment on South Federal and Riverview projects misunderstood, public works director reported

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Discussion at Riverton City Council’s Tuesday night meeting on a budget amendment to cover the city’s share of costs from the Riverview Road and South Federal highway reconstruction projects took a wrong turn. Both projects were under the management and control of the Wyoming Department of Transportation, with participation from the City of Riverton.

Mayor Ron Warpness presented the Memorial Portrait to Carolyn Whitman's granddaughter Stephanie at Tuesday night's Riverton City Council meeting.

Whitman family presented with a memorial portrait by City of Riverton

(Riverton, Wyo.) – In a short but moving ceremony, and on behalf of the city, Mayor Ron Warpness presented Carolyn Whitman’s granddaughter with a memorial portrait of the long-time Riverton Police Department employee who died earlier this month. Accepting on behalf of Whitman’s family was Stephanie Whitman.

Riverton City Council - nov 2014

Riverton City Council to hear update on Honor Farm property at tonight’s meeting

(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Riverton City Council will meet tonight with a memorial presentation on the Police Department’s Investigative Technician on tap. Carolyn Whitman died earlier this month of  injuries sustained when her car was struck by a drunk driver. Whitman’s service to the city has been memorialized by the RPD with a wall plaque in the department and Mayor Ron Warpness will make another presentation tonight.

A Riverton Fire Department Rescue Truck's large light array

Eleven crashes reported in Riverton on Monday’s slick streets; No injuries noted

(Riverton,Wyo.) Monday was a busy day for the Riverton Police Department who dealt with 11 separate vehicle crashes on the city’s slick and snowy streets. One unfortunate motorist was involved in two crashes. According to a police report, a Chevrolet Spark crashed into a curb at the Central Wyoming College ProTech Center at 10:26 a.m. After reporting the incident to the CWC Security office, the man found that while he was inside, his vehicle had been struck by another driver backing out of a parking space. Damage was listed as over $1,000.

Snowfall in Riverton at night.

Updated snowfall totals: Over one foot dropped near Thermopolis, Cody had 12 inches, Casper 7 to 10 inches and Lander 5 to 7 inches

(Riverton, Wyo.) – The snowfall totals for this past weekend’s storm through Monday mid-day have now been reported, with the most amounts recorded in the Bighorn and Wind River ranges, near Thermopolis, Cody and Casper and locally around Lander. See the totals below:

Artist Tom Lucas (Wyoming's Wind River Country)

Artist Tom Lucas to receive a 2014 Governor’s Arts Award; Gala set Feb. 27th in Cheyenne

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) –  The Wyoming Arts Council has announced that Governor Matthew H. Mead has selected Jim Wilcox of Jackson, Tom Lucas of Dubois and Zachary Pullen of Casper as the recipients of the 2014 Wyoming Governor’s Arts Awards.  They will be honored at the annual Governor’s Arts Awards Gala on February 27, at Little America in Cheyenne.