Appointments made; Liquor License transferred

(Riverton, Wyo.) - The Riverton City Council zipped through its short agenda in less than 45 minutes on Tuesday night. Action and information items included: • The R-Bar liquor license renewal and transfer of location was approved. Owner Rickie Larson said she is moving the business and selling it. The action is effective April 1st. • Gordon Ellis’ contract as the new Public Defender for the city was approved at $1,500 a month, a $500 less a month from the previous contract for Lori Gorseth, who is moving out of the city. The lower salary more correctly reflects the time spent on the job, City Administrator Steven Weaver said. • Manuela Twitchell invited the councilors to an event in Lander on Sunday, March 13 from 1-4 p.m. at the Lander Community and Convention Center. The event is Poetics of Peace. Wyoming’s Poet Laureate will be in attendance. • The Splash Pad group will be hosting a 5K and 10K run to help raise funds for the splash pad and as a kickoff to the summer season on March 17th. • Kathy Kline was appointed to serve on the Wind River Visitors Council to replace Sarah Kalbach, who has resigned. The City of Riverton has two members on the Visitors Council Board. The other member is Jim Davis. • Mayor Lars Baker announced that Fremont County Solid Waste District Supervisor Andy Frey will be at the council’s March 15th work session to discuss the recycling program. The meeting adjourned at 7:43 p.m. #county10 #news