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Jul 1, 2014 Staff



Alvina Rahel Brown, 87, formerly of Riverton, died Wednesday, June 25, at the Washakie Medical Center in Worland following a short illness. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 7, at the Zion Evangelical Church in Worland with Pastor Fortner officiating.


Rosella "Judy" Mitich, 92, died Friday, June 27, in Lander, surrounded by family. No services have been announced.


Lloyd C. Pickett, 83, died Monday, June 23, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho. A memorial service will be Thursday, July 19, at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Idaho Falls, Idaho.


Gary De Wayne Wilcox, formerly of Lander, died Friday, May 23, at home in Oakland, Ky. The Tennessee and Kentucky Civil Air Patrol cadets served as an honor guard at his funeral, presenting the American flag to his granddaughter.and

Community calendar


1838 Mountain Man Rendezvous is July 2 to July 6 in Riverton.

Craft Day is at 10:30 a.m. at the Riverton Branch Library, 1330 W. Park Ave. The event is geared toward preschoolers to 12-year-olds. Materials will be provided to create a harmonica, a cloud identifier and more. For more information, call the library at 856-3556.

Powwow Dancers is at 7 p.m. at the 1838 Rendezvous Site, East Monroe Avenue, Riverton. For more information, call 856-0706.

"Anton in Show Business," presented by the Wyoming Shakespeare Company, is 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Central Wyoming College, 2660 Peck Ave., Riverton.


1838 Mountain Man Rendezvous is July 2 to July 6 in Riverton.

120th Pioneer Days/Fourth of July Parade and Rodeo is July 3 to July 4 in Lander.

Old Fashioned Community Independence Day Celebration is at 5 p.m. July 3 in Pavillion. Dinner is at 5 p.m., an auction is at 7 p.m., dance with live music by the Lost Springs Band is at 9 p.m. and fireworks are at dusk. Everyone is welcome.

One Book Wyoming: Book-Signing is at 7 p.m. in the community room at the Riverton Branch Library, 1330 W. Park Ave. Craig Johnson will give an author talk and sign books. For more information, visit

Emergency calls

In Riverton Police Department weekend reports through Tuesday morning:

- A Riverton woman contacted police at about 9:30 a.m. Friday regarding about $690 in reportedly fraudulent charges to her debit card.

- A Riverton woman called police at about 3:10 p.m. Friday to report that a "tall, skinny" man was using her dumpster. Officials said they have a license plate number for the suspect.

- A red Redline bicycle with black handlebars reportedly was left at a residence in the 500 block of North 15th Street East. The report was made at about 4:30 p.m. Friday; officials said the bike was not registered, so they don't know who the owner is.

- No one was injured in an accident involving a gray 1995 Jeep and a blue 2005 Dodge 1500 at about 4:30 p.m. Friday in the 500 block of East Main Street. More than $1,000 in damage was recorded.

- Someone in a gray Ford sport utility vehicle reportedly pumped about $46 in gas at about 6:20 p.m. Friday at the Maverik Country Store, 1604 W. Main St., and left without paying.

- A man called police at about 6:40 p.m. Friday to report a suspected burglary in the 900 block of East Jackson Avenue. The man said he arrived at the home to find a cooler placed underneath a back window. When he entered the house, he said a bedroom door appeared to have been forced open, and several items were out of place. In the kitchen, cabinet doors reportedly had been opened, and the majority of the lights in the house had been left on. Nothing was reported missing.

- A 16-year-old Shoshoni boy was cited for marijuana possession at about 9:30 p.m. Friday in the 300 block of Webbwood Road. Police reportedly saw the boy driving a silver passenger car north on North Federal Boulevard. A traffic stop was conducted on Webbwood Road after officials reportedly saw the vehicle swerving. The officer who approached the vehicle said he detected a "strong odor of marijuana." Reports state police found two glass pipes and a clear, plastic baggie containing about 6.5 grams of marijuana in the vehicle.

- Cody Jolley, 24, of Riverton, was arrested for driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol content of .11 at about 2:20 a.m. Saturday on Day Drive.

- Carlton Roberts, 25, of Riverton, was arrested for probation revocation at about 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the 100 block of East Jefferson Avenue. Reports state he was part of a volunteer crew from the Set Free Church that had been accused of stealing from an elderly resident while working in her yard. Officials said the accusation was unfounded.

- A hit and run incident at about 7 p.m. Saturday reportedly resulted in more than $1,000 in damage to a blue 1999 Chevy 1500 parked in the Walmart parking lot, 1733 N. Federal Blvd. Reports state a dent covered the entire length of the passenger side of the pickup truck's bed. Officers said they observed an off-white paint transfer as well; there are no suspects.

- A man called police at about 11:20 a.m. Sunday to report his Ford passenger car had been "rummaged through" in the 200 block of Parkcrest Way. Officials said a corn cob pipe was missing; the man was unsure whether he had locked his vehicle.

- A 19-year-old Amory, Miss., man was cited for following too closely after a two-vehicle accident at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the 2600 block of Riverview Road. Officials said the incident involved a red 2006 Ford F150 and a silver 2008 Buick. More than $1,000 in damage was recorded; no injuries were listed.

- Citations are pending for a 25-year-old Riverton woman who reportedly pinched a 6-year-old Riverton boy on the neck at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the 200 block of Parkcrest Way. Reports state the woman was "highly intoxicated" when she assaulted her nephew. She also reportedly bit her 32-year-old sister --the boy's mother --but the older woman did not want to pursue charges related to that alleged assault.

- A 9-year-old Riverton boy reportedly was bit by a dog at about 7:45 p.m. Sunday in the 2400 block of Jade Circle. Reports state the boy was crossing through the dog's yard and climbing a fence on the property in an attempt to get to a nearby park. The boy reportedly suffered a "deep laceration" to his foot and was transported to SageWest Health Care at Riverton. Officers at the scene said the dog was calm and did not show signs of aggression; the animal reportedly was up-to-date on its shots. No citations will be issued as a result of the incident, which occurred on the dog's property.

In Fremont County Sheriff's Office weekend reports through Tuesday morning:

- A John Deere Gator was reported missing at about 9:30 a.m. Friday from Greenline Equipment, 10801 Wyoming Highway 789 north of Riverton. Officials said the vehicle was located and returned; suspects have been identified, and an investigation is pending.

- A Shoshoni resident called officials at about 10:30 a.m. Friday to report someone had dumped garbage, tires and a dead dog at the end of her driveway on Muskrat Road. There are no suspects.

- The U.S. Forest Service requested help with a "bear jam" that almost caused a traffic accident at about 10:40 a.m. Friday in the 3300 block of U.S. Highway 26 in Dubois. Officials called back at about 10:45 a.m. to say the bear had moved on and the problem vehicles had left the area.

- Deputies responded at about 1:15 p.m. Friday to reports that a man had cut his leg with a saw on Mazet Road north of Riverton. The initial report states the man was on top of a trailer. Officials said they assisted ambulance, fire and rescue crews with the incident.

- Kenneth Looper, 31, of Riverton, was arrested on a Fremont County warrant for domestic violence battery at about 1:20 p.m. Friday in the 2900 block of West Main Street in Riverton.

- Kelli Thayer, 40, of Lander, was arrested for driving under the influence at about 8:20 p.m. Friday on the Loop Road above Lander. Initial reports state a blue Trailblazer almost struck some people in the Louis Lake area. The report also says someone got out of the car and discarded an empty bottle of whiskey.

- A woman called police at about 10 a.m. Saturday to report that a vehicle had struck her fence on U.S. Highway 26 west of Kinnear. Officials said less than $1,000 was done to the fence. The vehicle reportedly had been abandoned; it was impounded.

- A 17-year-old boy reportedly drove into a tree at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday on Webbwood Road north of Riverton. No injuries were recorded.

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