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Full military honors for Griffin during Tuesday services at Fort Carson

Aug 21, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  A Riverton soldier who died earlier this month in a suicide attack in Afghanistan was laid to rest Tuesday in Colorado.
Funeral services were conducted ... [more]

Cubmobiles tear down Pershing hill

Aug 20, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton Cub Scout Pack 76 held its "cubmobile" races Saturday morning on the Pershing Avenue ... [more]

Honor Farm horse adoption Aug. 24-25

Aug 19, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management and the Wyoming Honor Farm will host a wild horse adoption and gentling clinic Aug. 24-25 in Riverton.
The BLM and the Honor ... [more]

South Riverton highway plans to expand

Aug 19, 2012 - From staff reports:  A proposed improvement project to widen Wyoming 789 south of Riverton will be the subject of an Aug. 21 public meeting at Riverton City Hall.
The public ... [more]

Paws suggests 5-year plan to expand shelter

Aug 19, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Paws for Life animal league is looking to expand its Riverton animal adoption center.
Kathy Hooper, the Paws for Life president, submitted a letter to the ... [more]

Bird haven humming along

Aug 19, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Deb and Shawn Huddleston have discovered many ways to attrct the tiny birds.

When Deb Huddleston and her husband, Shawn, relocated from Cody to ... [more]

Schilling, Larsen to wed Aug. 25

Aug 17, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Willie and Kathy Schilling, of Riverton, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Brianna Lee Schilling to Tyler John Larsen, son of Mark and ... [more]

Riverton Tillman Scholar meets Sen. Enzi

Aug 17, 2012 - Staff:  U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi recently met with the University of Wyoming's Tillman Military Scholars in his Washington, D.C., office. Robert Niezwaag Jr., of Riverton, ... [more]

Happy birthday, Riverton

Aug 15, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The city started as a few tents in the sagebrush on Aug. 15, 1906

It's Aug. 15, the day recognized as Riverton's birthday.
In a year filled with ... [more]

Anderson says 'not guilty' to $2.5M embezzlement

Aug 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The ex-financial manager charged with embezzling from Star-Tech Inc. and Precision Analysis in Riverton pleaded not guilty to charges against him at his ... [more]

Fair parade was better when it took place Saturday morning

Aug 14, 2012 - Kim Fleming, Riverton:  Editor:
This year's county fair parade had a pretty good lineup with quite a lot of floats. I did enjoy it, but I still think it was so very much better when ... [more]

Community garden gains peace pole and users

Aug 14, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It is an idea that traces its roots to the burgeoning industrial city of Detroit in 1890. The Motor City was the first site of a community garden in the United ... [more]

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]