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Submitted by Newsroom on January 23, 2013 – 1:59 pmNo Comment

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City votes for chickens, with regulations; supports Life Resource Center

By KVOW/KTAK News Director Leslie Stratmoen

RIVERTON, Wyo. — Riverton’s City Council voted to allow chickens within city limits during Tuesday night’s meeting, but with restrictions. Flocks must be limited to a dozen, with no roosters, and enclosures must only cover a certain amount of ground and be set back from the property line.

In addition, Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness would really like to city a zoning change …..

And remember, the council recently restricted day cares from Zone A, meaning that if this chicken ordinance passes as is, flocks of chickens will be allowed in Zone A but no flocks of children.

The amended ordinance faces two more votes before being adopted as city law.

The council also voted to replat the industrial park lot near the city’s airport to pave the way for five lots, one to be used by a shipping company.

City Administrator Steven Weaver said Federal Express has purchased the lot …..

In regard to the resolution to support the Wyoming Life Resource Center, Lander’s largest employer, the council agreed to endorse the deal. The endorsement is mainly ceremonial. No money will be exchanged. City Administrator Weaver said it just signifies that the city of Riverton recognizes and approves the facility which brings a considerable amount of taxes into the county’s coffers.

The council based its endorsement on a letter from Lander’s Mayor Mick Wolf to Riverton’s Mayor Ron Warpness. He said a resolution of support by Riverton would help our local Senators Cale Case of Lander and Eli Bebout of Riverton fight at the state level to keep the state-owned facility open in Lander.


Photo exhibit explores self-discovery

By KVOW/KTAK News Director Leslie Stratmoen

LANDER, Wyo. – The work of photographer Kristin Vogel goes up this month at the art center in Lander. Her “Detour, Faces Along the Way” exhibit features several short series photographs, each focused on one or two female subjects.

Kristin Vogel Photo

According to the artist statement, the black and white film recalls vulnerable moments of excitement, uncertainty and exploration on the path to self-discovery. The show is free and up through March 2 at the center on Main Street. An opening reception is planned for Friday night at the center, from 6-8.


Gym offers quick-burn routine

By KVOW/KTAK News Director Leslie Stratmoen

RIVERTON, Wyo. — As mentioned earlier, if you’re looking for a 30-minute fitness routine that burns 500 calories Patti Nelson is the go-to gal.

 It’s been a routine that’s proved very successful for her personally …..

The routine was developed by the Curves for Women company, of which she owns the Riverton franchise located at 522 North Federal Boulevard.

Here’s how the 30-minute sequence works …..

She’ll be giving personal demonstrations Thursday night at the gym during her Resolution Class that starts at 5:45. It’s free, so just bring tennis shoes and workout clothes.

The gym’s open weekdays, from 5:30-7 and from 8-11 on Saturdays.

To learn more about her and the gym, go to the Chit Chat page. The interview is posted under “Get Healthy Tuesday.”


Reduced price carnival game tickets ends Thursday afternoon

By KVOW/KTAK News Director Leslie Stratmoen

RIVERTON, Wyo. – And anyone planning to take the family to Friday’s carnival at St. Margaret’s in Riverton may want to stop by the school on East Park to pick-up a reduced price unlimited game ticket. It’s $13 through 3 o’clock Thursday, which is $2 cheaper than at the door.

The carnival runs from 5-9 Friday night in the school gym. Games include a cake walk, ring toss and putt-putt golf. There will also be a face-painting booth, inflatable slide, fish pond and concessions that include hot dogs, popcorn and cotton candy.


Breaking News is broadcast weekday mornings at 6:20 during First News on KTAK 93.9 FM, Wyoming’s Big Country. Extended news broadcasts then run at 7 and 8 Monday through Friday on both KTAK and KVOW 1450 AM, right after the ABC live national news feed. A Midday Report of local news comes on at 11:50 a.m. weekdays on KTAK. And News Briefs run on the hour on both stations throughout the day, with the final local news broadcast of the day airing at 5 o’clock on KTAK, right after the ABC news.

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