Mayor handed out honors to RPD, Parks and City Clerk

At Tuesday night’s Riverton City Council meeting Mayor Richard Gard handed out certificates of appreciation to city workers who he said were caught in the process of doing good works. The honors were presented to two Riverton Police Officers, the new Parks Maintenance Director and the City Clerk. Officer Peter McCall was given a certificate for something the Mayor saw in May at East Third and Main where a group of children were jumping up and down and being joyful. In the middle of the group was Officer McCall who was entertaining the kids. Gard captured a few seconds of […]

Village Drive work approved Tuesday night.

In action items at Tuesday night’s Riverton City Council meeting, Councilors approved another optional one-cent tax funded street improvement project. The Village Drive Surface Improvement Project was awarded to Dave’s Asphalt Company in the amount of $627,922.00. Three bids were received for the project and Dave’s Asphalt was the lowest, according to Public Works Director Kyle Butterfield. The Council also approved a contract agreement between the City of Riverton and Jviation, Inc. relating to engineering services provided at Riverton Regional Airport for one full year with an option to renew the contract four times.

Mayor: Smith’s Fueling Station coming this year

Riverton Mayor Richard Gard last night delivered some good news at the city council meeting. He and Community Development Director Eric Carr said the city had received a letter from Smith’s Food and Drug officials indicating the company will move on building a gasoline station adjacent to their West Main store this year, instead of next year. The site is the vacant land where the McDonald’s restaurant used to sit before it moved to North Federal.  The property fronts on West Main Street.

Uden recants confession, said he didn’t kill Virginia and the boys

In an interesting and but not totally unexpected turn of events, convicted murderer Gerald Uden, who confessed to killing his wife Virginia and her two boys near Pavillion 40 years ago, now says he didn’t do it. It took numerous law enforcement personnel and agencies four decades to finally crack the case of the missing Pavillion woman and her three boys. Within hours after his wife Alice died in a Nebraska hospital, Gerald Uden penned a letter to author Ron Franscell, who wrote the book Alice and Gerald about the couple’s murderous exploits, saying it was Alice who killed the […]

Puppy scam reported; Man punched; Car stolen

A car theft was reported at 9:25 Monday morning from the 600 block of East Fremont. Taken was a 2000 Teal Subaru Legacy with license plate number 10-21522. The vehicle had been parked in front of the residence. A resident on Sioux Avenue reported they were scammed out of $1,200 by a party allegedly selling a puppy to them. A report was taken. A resident in the 800 block of North 1st Street reported fraudulent checks in the amount of $60 were written on their account. A report is pending. A patron in a bar on North Federal was punched […]

Crosswalk violation noted; missing key reported

The Lander Police responded to seven calls for service on Monday. Among the calls was a report that a vehicle failed to stop for a child in a crosswalk at South 9th and Dabich street. The Baldwin Creek School reported a Juvenile left the building last week with a key to the school. Police are following-up. A hit-and-run crash was reported to a company vehicle on Lincoln Street. The damage apparently occurred over the weekend. There are no suspects. There were no arrests.

WYDOT: Erosion Control Project working as designed

It’s always pleasing when something works as designed. That’s expecially the case west of Morton on US 26 where a major project occurred over the winter. “It’s working as designed and constructed,” said WYDOT’s Cody Beers today. It, is the the $1.15 million erosion repair project that wrapped up in April adjacent to the Big Wind River bridge. Kilroy, LLC, of Afton was the prime contractor. More than 15,500 cubic yards of pit-run rocks and dirt were placed along the north side of the Big Wind River riverbank, along with more than 6,000 cubic yards of rocks, to combat future […]

Lander one percent project roto-milling this week

More asphalt roto-milling will begin this week on three streets in Lander. According to City Hall, south 7th Street is scheduled for the work on Wednesday, Garfield Street is set for Thursday and North 8th is on tap Friday. Schedules may change. Residents will receive a door hangar on their houses indicated that all vehicles should be removed from the streets. The city is also requesting residents to refrain from driving in the construction zone until all equipment is gone from the area.

Informational meeting tonight at Great Plains Hall

The Northern Arapaho Business Council will hold an informational meeting tonight at Great Plains Hall at Arapahoe. Two items are on the agenda, including an update on the Tribe’s Legal Representation and and update on the casino. Dinner will be served at 5:30. All Tribal members 18 years of age and older are welcome. Children will not be allowed.

New Scam hitting Riverton

There’s a new scam in town that the Riverton Police Department wants you to be aware of. Individuals are getting calls from Verizon saying their accounts have been frozen and to push 1 to speak to a Verizon Representative. Its a scam, don’t press 1 and speak to anyone. The RPD, via its Facebook page, said they talked with Verizon on Monday and they are getting several calls about this. Remember, never give out personal information or send money to anyone. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is a scam.