News of Riverton, Lander and Fremont County, Wyoming, from the Ranger's award winning journalists.
May 4, 2012 - Staff
Funeral services for James M. Graham, 77, of Lander and Jeffrey City, are at 2 p.m. Monday, May 6, at the Chapel of Mount Hope, Hudson's Funeral Home in Lander. Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Lander. Mr. Graham died Wednesday, May 2, at the Amedisys Hospice Home in Riverton.
Traditional Shoshone viewing and funeral services for Jeremy Dean Harris, 23, a lifelong resident of Riverton, are Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6. Mr. Harris died Wednesday, May 2. Viewing begins at 1 p.m. Saturday at the home of his adopted grandparents, Smokey and Cindy Deshaw, 17 Cedar Butte Lane, Fort Washakie. The funeral service is at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Rocky Mountain Hall in Fort Washakie. A traditional feast will follow. According to his wishes, cremation will take place and his ashes will be scattered with those of his father. Memorials may be made to the family.
Ethiopian Coffees Launch Party is at 7 p.m. at the Riverton Branch Library, 1330 W. Park, Riverton. Event includes live music, door prizes, desserts and coffee.
49 Laughs Comedy Show featuring Tatanka, Ernest and Adrianne is at the Wind River Hotel & Casino, 10269 Wyoming 789, Riverton. Tickets are $15 or $10 with the Rewards Card.
Fremont County Youth Rodeo is at the Lander Old Timers Rodeo Arena, 2 Rodeo Drive, Lander. For more information, call 840-3146 or visit www.howlrodeobulls.com.
Cinco de Mayo Breakfast, sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Dubois, is 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at High Country Senior Center, 504 E. Hays St., Dubois. Proceeds will go toward Dubois Kiwanis projects. For more information, call 455-2243. Cost is $5 per person for anyone over the age of 5.
Relay for Life of Lander Garage Sale is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Ace Hardware parking lot, 485 Main St., Lander. Come out and support several Relay for Life teams in the annual spring garage sale.
Help for Health Hospice Volunteer Training is 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Help for Health Hospice home, 1240 College View Drive, Riverton. Registration is not required, and breakfast and snacks are provided.
Endless Opportunities Sale is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Margaret's Gym, 220 N. Seventh St. East, Riverton. A variety of crafters and vendors will be in attendance. For more information, call 857-1613.
Annual Parade Down Main Street is at noon beginning in the Central Wyoming College art center parking lot, Riverton. In conjunction with National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the Riverton Branch of the National UMF would like to invite everyone to participate in the annual parade down Main Street. All motorcyclists as well as any cars, ATVs, scooters, even skateboarders, etc. are welcome to participate.
United Tribes Club Spring Social Powwow is 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Central Wyoming College gymnasium, 2660 Peck Ave., Riverton.
Fremont County 4-H Carnival is 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Fremont County Fairgrounds (old Armory Building), 705 Fairgrounds Road, Riverton. Tickets sell for 20 cents.
Nifty Fifties Dance and Ice Cream Social is 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1116 W. Park Ave., Riverton. Admission is $15 or $25 for two. Tickets are limited. For more information, call 856-2544.
CWC Music Student Spring Recital is at 3 p.m. in the Art Center's Gallery at Central Wyoming College, Riverton. The works performed are representative of a semester of study in private lessons including piano, clarinet, percussion and voice. The recital is free and open to the public.
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In Riverton police reports from Thursday to Friday morning:
- Kenneth Blackburn, 28, of Riverton, was arrested in the 100 block of North First Street for a failure to appear warrant.
- Carlene Headley, 51, and Clowery Means, 45, both transients, were arrested in the 800 block of East Washington for intoxicated pedestrian in the roadway.
- Henry White, 41, of Ethete, was arrested in the 800 block of East Main Street on a failure to appear warrant.
- RPD police chief Mike Broadhead said there were no citations issued during a random drug search on the Riverton High School campus. The search, which involved a K9 drug dog, occurred at 1:11 p.m. on Thursday.
A search conducted earlier that day at 9:18 a.m. at Lander Valley High School resulted in a 17-year-old male student cited for possession of marijuana and tobacco. The teen was also arrested for resisting because officers say he refused to sign the citations.
Lander police chief Jim Carey said the LPD K9 dog, Kye, detected the drugs inside the boy's vehicle parked at the school.
Care said the student physically resisted being handcuffed but was eventually arrested after the officer threatened to deploy his Taser.
One of the two officers involved in the incident suffered a minor wrist injury and a few scratches, Carey said.
In Fremont County Sheriff's reports from Thursday to Friday morning:
- Kristen Olsen, 28, of Riverton, was arrested for probation revocation.
- During the same time period, ambulance crews responded to 16 calls and firefighters were dispatched twice.