Jun 24, 2016 From Staff



A child was born to Cindy Newman of Lander and Jeremy Newman of Lander at 7:27 a.m. June 22 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces.



Lisa Hancock, 36, of Lander, died on Monday, June 13, 2016. Arrangements pending with Davis Funeral Home.


Sam Harris, formally of Riverton, died in Washington. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 11 at Davis Funeral Home.


Joe Dennis, 68, of Pavillion died Thursday, June 23 at his home. Arrangements are pending through the Davis Funeral Home.

Community Calendar

Friday June 24

The 57th Annual Eastern Shoshone Indian Days, Powwow, & Indian Rodeo & Relay Races is June 24-26 at 19 Old Wind River Highway in Fort Washakie. Tentative Grand entry times are 6 p.m Friday, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Indian rodeo and relay races begin Saturday morning.

Wind River Visitor's Council Adventure Trek: Hudson Wyoming Coal Mines and the Hudson Cemetery is from 10 a.m. to noon June 25 at the Lander Pioneer Museum 1443 West Main Street in Lander. Adventure Treks are $6 per person. Contact the Pioneer Museum in Lander at 332-3339 for event details.

The Flora and Fauna of South Pass City hike begins at 10:30 a.m. at the dance hall in South Pass City. This hike is guided by John Mionczynski, biologist and naturalist who has lived in the Atlantic City and South Pass area for more than four decades. The Friends of South Pass will sponsor another walk on August 5. The walks are free and donations are welcome.

Saturday June 25

Wind River Visitor Council Trek Series: Geology of the Badlands: Mason Draw is from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Dubois. Participants will meet at the Dubois Museum, then trek into the badlands outside of Dubois to view the Wind River Formation, which was formed by stream deposit and is approximately 55 million years old. The hike is more than three miles long round trip and includes some climbs. Please bring a lunch and plenty of water. The trek will leave promptly at 8:30 am. All ages are welcome. No Pets Please.

Dubois Summer Block Party is from noon to 8 p.m. at Dubois Town Park. The party is in honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Parks.

Sunday June 26

Lander's annual LGBT Pride Picnic is from 1-4 p.m. at Lander City Park. Participants are encouraged to wear rainbow attire and bring a potluck picnic item to share. There will be a croquet tournament, art, a live DJ and dancing, vendor booths and HIV testing. For more information, email

The Faith Lutheran Church Anniversary Jubilee is all day at at 1600 Sinks Canyon Road. There will be a 9 a.m church service, a meal from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and fellowship and games from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday June 29

The 1838 Rendezvous is June 29 through July 3 at the 1838 Rendezvous site on East Monroe Avenue. The opening ceremony is in the evening June 29; camp activities are June 30 through July 3. The closing ceremony is at noon July 3.

The Shrine Circus will have performances at 2:30 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. at the Fremont County Fairgrounds Arena. The kiddie parade begins at 10 a.m. on Main Street in Riverton.

Emergency Calls

Information in this column is taken from official law enforcement reports. An arrest is a preliminary step in the legal process. It does not mean that a person has been found guilty of a crime. By law, persons who are arrested are innocent until proven guilty through due legal processes.

In Riverton Police Department reports Wednesday to Friday morning:

- Police were unable to locate a locate maroon Dodge pickup that was reportedly swerving all over the road at about 12:33 a.m. Thursday on S. Federal Blvd.

- Residents of a property on the 400 block of Spire Dr. were compliant when police asked them at 1:53 a.m. to turn off the music which neighbors reported had been playing since 10 p.m. Wednesday.

- Police found a 2002 Orange Saturn was reported as stolen at about 7:25 a.m. Thursday. The vehicle was located a couple blocks down the street.

- Whitney SunRhodes, 24, of Arapahoe, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear in court.

- Police are investigating reports received at about 10:24 am. Thursday that a tenant on the 900 block of Forest Dr. had caused over $1000 in damage.

- A 1992 Buick Roadmaster was reported at 11:48 a.m. Thursday as stolen from the 200 block of S. 3rd W. in Riverton.

- Police took a report at 5:11 p.m. Thursday that a garbage truck had caused some facial damage to rental houses on the 400 block of N. 3rd St. East.

- Police responded at 5:39 p.m. Thursday to reports that someone had entered a vacant house that was having work done and damaged the back door. Nothing in the house was taken.

- Two marijuana pipes were found in a home on the 1100 block of W. Main Street during a probation and parole home visit. Several people lived in the residence so police could not confirm who the pipes belonged to and no charges were filed.

- Police responded at 7:11 p.m. to reports that a man had defecated outside of the Riverton Senior Citizens Center and then defecated again on the carpet inside the center earlier that day. Police were unable to locate the man.

- Several vehicle break-ins were reported between Tuesday and Wednesday, with some items stolen. Items were reported stolen from the center console of a vehicle on the 1000 block of E. Lincoln Avenue. A vehicle on the 400 block of Spruce Street was reportedly rummaged through but nothing of value was taken. Paperwork in a vehicle on the 1000 block of E. Jefferson Avenue was reportedly rummaged through, but nothing was taken. Police received reports at 9:44 a.m. Wednesday of a man looking through vehicles on S. 6th Street E., but were unable to locate the man. Police also received reports at about 1:26 p.m. that white male with a dog had been looking through vehicles on S. 3rd St. E. It is unknown whether the incidents are related.

In Fremont County Sheriff's Office reports Thursday to Friday morning.

- The Lander Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 8:25 a.m. Thursday on the 8200 block of Highway 789 in Lander.

- Deputies responded at 9:52 a.m. Thursday to reports that a car on the 400 block of S. Main Street in Hudson was broken into. Reports state that money was stolen from a purse in the car and the contents of the purse were dumped out.

- Deputies logged two abandoned vehicles on the 3700 block of Highway 26 in Dubois at 10:29 a.m. Thursday.

- A dog owner was cited for vicious animal when a brown pitbull bit a little girl at 11:15 a.m. Thursday on the 1500 block of E. Monroe Avenue in Riverton. No injuries were reported.

- Thirty-six head of cattle were reported loose on E. Monroe Avenue near the ponds in Riverton at about 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

- The Fremont County Sheriffs office assisted the Colorado Division of Youth Services in apprehending a 17-year-old male and a 14-year-old female, both of Colorado Springs, Colo. The male was located at about 12:41 p.m. Thursday after officers searched multiple locations in All Nations Trailer Park. He had reportedly escaped the jurisdiction of the Colorado Division of Youth Services. His mother confirmed that he had left with a handgun, but he was unarmed when he was apprehended.

- An abandoned 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass was logged at 1:12 p.m. Thursday at Sweetwater Station.

- An abandoned 2005 Dodge Durango was logged at 1:13 p.m. Thursday near mile marker 92 on Highway 789 in Riverton.

- A 2001 Ford Escape was logged at 1:14 p.m. Thursday near mile marker 101 on Highway 20 in Riverton.

- Priscilla Guzman, 34, of Riverton, was arrested at 5:18 p.m. on the 100 block of Comanche Dr. in Riverton for interference with a peace officer for providing a fake name, failure to appear in court, and an outstanding Fremont County warrant.

- Josiah Bell, 18, of Colorado Springs, Colo. was arrested at 5:18 p.m. on the 100 block of Comanche Dr. in Riverton on a Fremont County warrant for failure to appear in court.

- A 14-year-old female, of Colorado Springs, Colo., who had been reported as a runaway was located at 5:18 p.m. on the 100 block of Comanche Dr. in Riverton.

- An abandoned vehicle in a driveway on the 1100 block of N. Smith Road in Riverton was logged at 1:13 p.m. Thursday near mile marker 92 on Highway 789 in Riverton.

- Dispatchers assisted the Wyoming Highway Patrol with traffic control following a one vehicle rollover at 9:56 p.m. on the 11000 block on Highway 26 at the intersection with W. Pavillion in Kinnear.

- Cynthia Lonn, 66, of Dubois, was arrested at 12:38 a.m. Friday on the 11000 block of Highway 26 near mile marker 111 in Kinnear for driving under the influence, open container, and failure to comply with traffic direction. Reports state Lonn, driving a 2004 Ford at highway speed, entered a section of highway that had been partially blocked off due to a one vehicle rollover that occurred earlier in the night. She eventually locked the brakes but was unable to stop before hitting an unmarked, unmanned state patrol vehicle at a "relatively low speed." Lonn was the sole occupant of the vehicle and she was not injured.

- John Novotny, of Lander, was arrested for aggravated assault and battery.

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