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Paxton wins Wyoming junior amateur at 13

Aug 14, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton 13-year-old Easton Paxton made an eagle putt on the final hole Thursday to win the Wyoming State Junior Amateur golf tournament in Jackson.
The putt ... [more]

Community garden hosts open house

Aug 10, 2012 - Staff:  The Riverton community garden near Central Wyoming College hosted an open house and peace pole dedicating ceremony ... [more]

Rodeo auction nets more than $20,000 for Tough Enough

Aug 10, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Under a pink sunset with plenty of shirts to match in the audience, supporters contributed more than $20,000 to the Tough Enough to Help Cancer Fund during the ... [more]

Our loss

Aug 10, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Kevin Griffin, killed in Afghanistan, was one of our own

From a faraway place via a terse report on a national news wire, ... [more]

Riverton soldier killed in Afghanistan

Aug 10, 2012 - From staff and wire reports:  A Riverton resident who was a state-champion wrestler for Riverton High School was killed Thursday on military duty in Afghanistan.
The U.S. Department of ... [more]

Hundreds get in line for McDonalds grand opening

Aug 9, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The restaurant offered free food for a year to the first 100 people who ordered a Big Mac.

On the western side of Riverton on Wednesday afternoon, ... [more]

Waxler signs to play college golf at Utah State

Aug 9, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Zach Waxler has a spot on the Utah State University golf team.
He learned the news Monday. Utah State is located in Logan, Utah, and fields a Division I golf ... [more]

Author to meet readers, sign books Thursday in Riverton

Aug 8, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Author Robert Greer said the inspiration for his latest book, "Astride a Pink Horse," is simple.
"It all started with a deactivated missile silo," ... [more]

'God's angels' provided fine care for beloved family member

Aug 8, 2012 - Mary Joe Quayle and the Quayle family, Riverton:  Editor:
End of life care is a vital concern for families who have a beloved member in need of it. When it is no longer possible to care for the person at ... [more]

Chicken thieves make off with fowl used for therapy exhibit at fair

Aug 8, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Fowl play at the 2012 Fremont County Fair has seven chickens missing.
Wind River Healthcare director Feike Van Dijk said the health care center's exhibit ... [more]

Football officials clinic set for Riverton

Aug 8, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming High School Activities Association has scheduled two high school football rules clinics in Riverton on Thursday, Aug. 9, and Wednesday, Aug. 15. ... [more]

Hill ready for first full week as activities director at RHS

Aug 8, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It didn't take long for Riverton High School activities director Jeremy Hill to get busy after getting to Riverton over the weekend to begin his new job.
On ... [more]

RHS soph ranks among best riders in Wyoming

Aug 8, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Reece Prosser loves the thrill of motocross riding.
He enjoys getting into the air on the jumps while he is going around the track on his motocross bike.
His ... [more]

Sixth-grader top local finisher in Sunday's motocross competition

Aug 8, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kyler Green paced Riverton motocross riders with three victories Sunday in a High Plains Motocross Association race.
The sixth-grader won the supermini, 65 A, ... [more]

Rotary dunks ducks for a cause

Aug 7, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness' duck won the Riverton Rotary Club's duck race, which raised more than $3,000 for Rotary International's polio prevention ... [more]

Lynch outlasts large derby field for big paycheck

Aug 7, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Luck was on the side of Riverton's Mike Lynch on Saturday.
Lynch survived the field of 23 cars to win his first demolition derby title at the Fremont County ... [more]

Community garden to host open house at new location

Aug 7, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The community garden at Central Wyoming College will have an open house and peace pole dedication at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8.
Sherry Shelley, the ... [more]

Final days of the Fremont County Fair

Aug 7, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Sixth-grader wins cow contest award in memory of Bill Bates, his late great-grandfather.

With tears streaming down her cheeks, Mary Bates leaned ... [more]

RJFL taking registration for 2012 season

Aug 5, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Junior Football League president Brett Watson wanted to make sure the word is out that fifth- and sixth-graders interested in playing football this ... [more]

Motocross race planned for Sunday in Riverton

Aug 5, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County racing fans will get a bonus High Plains Motocross Race on Sunday in Riverton.
Worland canceled the scheduled race two weeks ago so Fremont ... [more]

Thomas signs on to be a Cowboy

Aug 5, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  P.J. Thomas is now a University of Wyoming golfer.
The Riverton High School graduate recently made things official after he signed a national letter of intent ... [more]

RHS marching band camp starts Tuesday; members expected

Aug 5, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton High School band students are expected to attend the annual marching band camp beginning this week at Wolverine Field adjacent to RHS.
The camp runs ... [more]

Dalbow to raffle hog for Tough Enough fund

Aug 5, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Vinnie Dalbow donated animals to benefit area families in need during his second and third years of showing hogs at the Fremont County Fair and Rodeo.
Last ... [more]

Youths shed tears over steers

Aug 5, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Junior Livestock Sale was emotional for Shayde LeClair.
On one hand, the 14-year-old Shoshoni girl's steer, Tweedy, earned this year's reserve champion ... [more]

New exhibit showcases special needs participants

Aug 3, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  There is a new exhibit at the Fremont County Fair this year dedicated to those with special needs.
Debra Williams, of Riverton, said the exhibit was created ... [more]

Goat exhibitor pockets prize after prize

Aug 3, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The announcer for the youth goat show seemed to be stuck on repeat Thursday at the 2012 Fremont County Fair. Calling out Colter Lenier, 12, nine times as a ... [more]

Cross-county tennis challenge Aug. 18 in Riverton

Aug 3, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In 2011, Lander won the annual cross-county tennis challenge with Riverton.
The Riverton tennis players have marked Saturday, Aug. 18, at Sunset Park in ... [more]

Two Raiders earn postseason honors

Aug 2, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Johnny Souza and Brady Beers of the Riverton Raiders received 2012 postseason honors for their efforts on the baseball diamond.
Beers was named to the ... [more]

Hart named ad director for Ranger

Aug 2, 2012 - Staff:  James Hart is the new director of advertising for Riverton Ranger Inc. He began his new duties Monday, July 30.
Hart comes to Fremont County from Iowa, where ... [more]

Rotary's duck derby set for Saturday afternoon near the fairgrounds

Aug 2, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Rotary Club is hosting a rubber duck derby at 2 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 4, to support the elimination of polio.
Participants adopt a rubber duck ... [more]