Capt. Eric Murphy said those arrested included Adam Lujan, 29, Ethete for Driving While Under the Influence; Phoebe Soundingsides, 26, Riverton for Contempt of Court, and Ernest Oldman, 28, Riverton, also for Contempt of Court.
(Laramie) — University of Wyoming senior linebacker Brian Hendricks was named the Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday.Hendricks, playing in his last regular-season game for the Cowboys, led Wyoming with nine tackles, including one tackle for a loss as the UW captured a 22-19 road win at Colorado State. Hendricks’ nine tackles included a critical play right before halftime. CSU quarterback Garret Grayson scrambled out of the pocket from the Wyoming 18-yard line and it appeared Grayson would score, but Hendricks didn’t give up on the play and tackled Grayson at the two-yard line with under a minute to go. That touchdown-saving tackle would lead to a Wyoming interception in the end zone three plays later, that ended the drive and preserved a 14-6 Wyoming halftime lead on way to a 22-19 victory.It was Hendricks first MW Player of the Week honor this season and the second of his career.Hendricks will enter the 2011 Gildan New Mexico Bowl with 296 career tackles to rank 12th in school history. He needs seven tackles to tie Brian Brown (303 career tackles from 1996-98) for 11th place in school history, and needs 15 to tie Bruce Mowry (311 tackles from 1981-84) for 10th place.Photo by U.W. Sports Information
Calvin H. Walthers died at his home in Riverton on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at the age of 77.
Former Riverton resident Randy Grasmick died in Bellsfield, N.D., on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at the age of 57.
His Memorial Service will be held at 11 am, Saturday, December 10, 2011 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, in Shepherd Montana.
Randy Ray Grasmick was born in Greeley, Colo., on March 30, 1954. He grew up in Riverton and attended school here, but following graduation from high school he went to work in the oil fields where he made his career.
He is survived by his parents, Eugene and Shirley Grasmick of Riverton and Arla Lee Kline of Billings, Mont.; one brother, Byron of Lander; three sisters, Vicky Davis of Miles City, Mont., Cindy Knight of Cypress, Texas, and Sandra Johnson of Billings, Mont.; a close friend, Shirley Fillman of Riverton.
Clifford L. “Speed” Fry died in his home in Riverton on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. He was 91.
A Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 5, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Military committal rites will follow at Mountain View Cemetery conducted by Friday-Truan Detachment 683 Marine Corp League and Veterans.
Clifford Leslie Fry was born on June 16, 1920, in a school house as his parents, Earl Vincent Fry and Grace Elizabeth (Drew) Fry, were trying to get to the hospital in Wheatland. He grew up on Slater Flats and was graduated from Chugwater High School, where he met and courted his wife of 60 years, Doris L. Hancock. After graduation he studied welding at and also graduated from the Aviation Institute of Denver in 1942.
Mr. Fry enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942, and married Doris in May of 1943, just before being shipped out to the Philippines. He was honorably discharged in December of 1945 as a Sergeant, and with two bronze stars and a presidential citation.
Mr. and Mrs. Fry lived in Greybull until the end of the spring school term of 1946, where Mrs. Fry was teaching, then moved back to Chugwater briefly. They then moved to Pavillion after the death of her father, purchasing the farm from her brothers. In 1949, Morrison and Knutsen Construction Co. set up their shop across the road from the Fry place. The company had been hired to build the second and third divisions of the Wyoming Canal. Mr. Fry worked for the company as a carpenter and cement truck driver.
The couple began running their farm as a dairy farm with registered Brown Swiss dairy cows, often showing them at the Wyoming State Fair. In the early 1950’s they began selling milk to the Morning Star Dairy in Riverton.
During this time, Mr. Fry also served on the Pavillion School board from 1951 to 1959. After 27 years of raising hay, grain, and corn silage to feed the ever-increasing dairy herd, they retired and moved to Riverton. Mr. Fry then bought sharpening equipment from Clarence Kobel and began Riverton Sharpening Shop. After 18 years of running that business he finally retired.
His family said that after retirement, Mr. Fry enjoyed gardening, drinking coffee at the Trailhead Restaurant, and working on various projects around his house.
Mr. Fry was preceded in death by his parents; three siblings; his wife Doris; a grand nephew, and recently, his brother-in-law, Ed Hancock.
He is survived by his daughter, Debbie Osborne and husband Kelly; niece, Audrey Rodeman and husband Royce; four grandchildren, Hannah, Thomas and Hank Osborne, Mary Smith and husband Levi; grand nieces, Naomi Raymond and husband John, Rebecca Lewis and many other nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Amedisys Home Health and Hospice Services in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.
On-line condolences may be made at: thedavisfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.
Services are pending for Donald Lewis Knifer of Riverton, Wyoming passed away November 23, 2011 at his home in Riverton after a long illness. Don was born on November 24, 1929 in Denver, Colorado to Lewis G. Knifer and Corinne E. Glasgow Knifer. He met his future wife, Dorothy V. Dunning of Riverton and they were married on July 23, 1950 in Riverton, Wyoming.
Just in time for the holidays, the Riverton and Lander police departments issued scam alerts in their respective cities, both with countywide implications.
The Alumni Association invites all Rustler fans to the games to mingle, reconnect with former classmates and support the Rustler basketball teams. There will also be a drawling for prizes awarded at half time of the men’s game.The President of the CWC Alumni Association is Brian Rohrbacher of Lander.#
One of Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness’ stated goals in his administration is to foster open communications with Riverton residents. To fulfill that goal, which has also been adopted by the City Council, the cityis hosting an open house event at City Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 13th at 7 p.m.
Congratulations to Lander’s “Buffalo Bill” Boycott who captured two awards at the just concluded Western Music Association’s Showcase and Awards Show held in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
“Cole has been a key player in making some very significant wildlife poaching cases over his tenure with the Game and Fish Department,” said Lander Region Wildlife Supervisor, Jason Hunter. “Cole’s passion for his profession, not just law enforcement, but also public relations and damage prevention, have made him an exemplary wildlife officer.”
Association (RCDA) will be held this coming Thursday, December 8 at 7:00 AM at
the Riverton Holiday Inn.The Wind River Casino is applying the finishing touches to a brand new 90 unit
hotel. The casino presently employees 611 people and is the largest
employer in the county, and plans on employing even more people when the hotel opens.
organization. Come and listen as Jim discusses the challenges, goals, and
prospects facing Fremont County’s most diverse self-funded economic and
community development project.
Featured groups will be the Handbell Choir, the Collegiate Chorale, and the vocal ensemble CWC JAZZMAGIC.
The performance includes familiar and not-so-familiar holiday music, with selected readings about the Christmas season. Admission to this performance is free; however, a free-will offering will be taken to support the Fremont County Good Samaritan Center and the Lander Care And Share Food Bank.
“Last year, this performance raised over $1000 for these two worthwhile charities in Fremont County,” said Robert Hussa, one of the producers of the concert. “We are always happy that we have a generous audience to help those in need.”
The Handbell Choir is directed by Sharon Dalton, and the performance will include some trumpet work from former CWC staff member Kelly Dehnert.
The performance also includes audience participation. “We hope to see many of our friends there, and help us celebrate the season,” Hussa said. “Our groups are excited to perform this show once again.”
There is limited seating in the church, and the performance is often completely full. Audience members will be able to get into the church sanctuary beginning at 2:30 p.m
One Fremont County Project was included: Highway Improvement of Harrisburg, S.D., was awarded a $284,000 contract for crack sealing to extend the life of pavement on nearly nine miles of US 26 northwest of Riverton. Completion date of the contract is Aug. 31, 2012.
Wallace was sentenced on April 17, 2008 by District Court Judge Norman Young in Fremont County for two crimes to be served concurrently. He was sentenced to 13 and a half to 15 years for attempted sexual abuse of a minor in the third degree, and six to 10 years for interference with a peace officer.
On a positve note, Lee said the county saturation patrol to find drunk drivers resulted in no arrests being made. He credited the lack of arrests to the widely publicized campaign, which involved the Sheriff’s Department and other law enforcement agencies in the county, including the police departments in Lander and Riverton, the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs Wind River Police Department on the Wind River Reservation and the Wyoming Highway Patrol. Lee said multiple motorists were stopped during the saturation patrol, with motor vehicle violations, but none for DUI. The saturation patrol will be repeated on selected dates throughout the winter months.