(Riverton, Wyo.) – Riverton’s Babe Ruth Baseball teams made a clean sweep of the state tournaments this year with both the 13-14 year old team and the 15-year-old All Stars winning their respective state championships. The 15-year-old All Stars got their ride on a Riverton Fire Truck through town on Monday evening.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – “There are a lot of untrained people out there,” said former Riverton Police Captain and and gun safety instructor Mark Stone of Riverton. That’s a situation Stone said he would like to change. As Wyoming is now a “concealed/carry” state, meaning residents here can carry sidearms without a permit, Stone told a recent personal protection class that they “need to keep themsevles from being a victim. We live in a different world that we grew up in,” he said. “Random shootings happen every day, in schools, shopping malls or hospitals, and gun-free zones invite the bad guy in.” he said.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Wyoming Modeler’s Park is looking to expand by leasing the city’s Rendevous Ponds off of East Monroe for remote controlled boats and watercraft. Presently, the Modeler’s Park sub-leases a parcel north of the city for remote controlled aircraft, but water is in insufficient supply there for watercraft.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Nature abhors a vacuum, apparently even when it comes to alcohol abuse.
U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi promoting legislation to protect rural post offices; Bipartisan bill passes committee
Washington, D.C. –The Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee (HSGAC) passed legislation Friday that would help the United States Postal Service (USPS) change with the times.
Car fire extinguished at Beauty School parking lot; “I tried to start the car and it caught on fire” driver said
(Riverton, ) – Betsy Carver of Riverton won’t soon forget this lunch hour, unfortunately. When she left her class at the Styles School of Cosmetology at 611 East Main, her 1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass would not start. And then the engine compartment burst into flames. The vehicle had a full tank of gas, and was in the parking lot with other vehicles nearby.
Great Lakes suspends service to six cities, none in Wyo.; Riverton looks to boost Riverton Regional Airport
Key Lime Airlines is a cargo carrier at Riverton Regional for UPS. The airport’s only commercial carrier is Great Lakes Airlines. (File photo)
Firefighters saved apartment structure; Unoccupied unit was under renovation, moderate damage reported
A Riverton Police Officer directed traffic at the fire scene. Smoke can be scene coming out of Unit #3. (Photo by Ashley Horton)
The Ewing T. Kerr Federal Building and Courthouse in Casper.
Sub zero cold spreads across most of Fremont County, Western & Central Wyoming; See regional temps here
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Nearly all areas of Fremont County reported very cold temperatures this morning as of 5 a.m. The coldest temperature in the region was a -41°F reading in Yellowstone National Park. Here’s a list of regional overnight lows as of 5 a.m. from the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Riverton:
Smoke rolls out of what was reported to be a vacant apartment this evening. (Photo by Ashley Horton)
City Administrator Steven Weaver announced the results of the vote to appoint two new members of the Riverton City Council as Administrative Services Director Courtney Bohlender looked on. (Ernie Over photo)
Brrrrrrrrrr… Thermometer has dipped to -32°F near Dubois, -26°F near Fort Washakie & Lander this morning
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(Riverton, Wyo) – The National Weather Service Office reported this morning a very cold day is ahead with temperatures well below zero across the region. The NWS also issued a Wind Chill Warning for the lower elevations this morning.