News of Riverton, Lander and Fremont County, Wyoming, from the Ranger's award winning journalists.
May 30, 2012 - Staff
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page seven community calendar item "Lander Days Street Celebration" was listed under the incorrect date. The event will be June 30 in Lander.
The Ranger regrets the error.
Former Riverton resident Martha Atherley, 82, died Tuesday, May 22, at the Life Care Center of Littleton, Colo. Following her wishes, cremation has taken place, and there will be no memorial services. Memorials may be made to Suncrest Home Health and Hospice, 311 Steele St., Suite 225, Denver, CO 80206.
Memorial services for Riverton native John Hull are at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at the Steamboat Grand Pavillion in Steamboat Springs, Colo. Memorials may be made to the John Hull Cancer Fund, c/o Bank of the West, Steamboat Springs office, P.O. Box 772948, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477.
Military graveside honors for Charles F. "Pete" Peterson, 94, of rural Dubois, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 9, at the Dubois Cemetery. A celebration of his life will follow at the Dubois VFW Club. Mr. Peterson died Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the Hospice Home in Riverton. Memorials may be made to the Dubois V.F.W. Online condolences may be made at www.theDavisFuneralHome.com.
Lee M. Tillman, 70, died Sunday, May 27. A funeral service is at noon Thursday, May 31, preceded by a wake Wednesday, May 30, at the Tillman home, 6764 Highway 287.
Ruth Ann (Ahrens) Vogelsang, 62, of Riverton, died Sunday, May 27, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are pending through the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Cremation has taken place, and there will be no services. Online condolences may be posted at www.TheDavis
Graveside services for former Riverton resident Esther L. Wicker are at 1 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton. Mrs. Wicker, 79, died Sunday, Dec. 25, at her home in Robert Lee, Texas, following a long battle with cancer. Cremation has taken place. Memorials may be sent to 315 Antelope Drive, Riverton, WY 82501.
Strength and Flexibility/Fitness Class is at 6 p.m. at Riverton Branch Library, 1330 W. Park, Riverton. This free event is part of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month at the library.
Public Meeting on Longterm Water Option is 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Wind River High School, Pavillion. Gov. Matt Mead and the Director of the Wyoming Water Development Office Mike Purcell will discuss a possible plan for supplying water to residents outside of Pavillion in Fremont County.
Zumba Fitness Class is at 7 p.m. at Riverton Branch Library, 1330 W. Park, Riverton. This free event is part of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month at the library.
Fremont County Spring Spectacular is at the Fremont County Fairplex, 1010 Fairgrounds Road, Riverton. Shows include market beef, breeding beef, market goats, market lambs and market swine. Showmanship will be June 2; more than $5,500 guaranteed. Campground space is available, there will be concessions, a carnival and youth rodeo. Bedding is also available. For more information, call the fair office at 856-6611 or Barney Cosner at 851-6611.
Red Desert Tours, promoted by the Wyoming Association of Churches, is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and meets at the rest station opposite Oregon Buttes near the Sweetwater River on Highway 28. The itinerary includes the Continental Divide at Oregon Buttes, an overlook of the Great Divide Basin, the Honeycombs, Alkali Rim, Chicken Springs, Steamboat Mountain, the Sand Dunes and the Boar's Tusk. Vehicles should have a high clearance for some of the roads that will be taken. A $5 donation would be appreciated. Advance registration is needed. Register online at www.wyomingassociationofchurches.org or contact Chesie Lee at 761-0755 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chamber After Hours Social is 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Marlow's Fly Shop, 116 E. Ramshorn St., Dubois.
Kid$ Being Tuff T-shirt Sale 'R' Recreation Kick-Off Barbecue is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Central Wyoming College, Riverton. Youth and adult sizes available.
To add an event to the community calendar, please e-mail the information to email@example.com and include "community calendar" in the subject line.
In Riverton police reports from Tuesday to Wednesday morning:
- At 8:36 a.m. on Tuesday in the 300 block of North Broadway Avenue, Tommy Schatza, 37, of Riverton, was arrested for probation revocation.
- RPD Capt. Eric Murphy said three juvenile females were cited for disorderly conduct after fighting at Dairy Queen on North Federal Boulevard because of some posts on Facebook. The incident was reported at 8:44 p.m. on Tuesday.
In Fremont County Sheriff's reports from Tuesday to Wednesday:
- Michael Austin, 37, of Riverton, was arrested for probation revocation.
- Jordan Wheeler, 33, of Lander, was arrested for contempt of court and probation revocation.
- During the same time period, ambulance crews were dispatched nine times and firefighters were called out four times.