News of Riverton, Lander and Fremont County, Wyoming, from the Ranger's award winning journalists.
Jun 21, 2012 - Staff
Former Lander resident Terry Lynn Bright, 71, died suddenly Saturday, June 9, at his home in Thermopolis. A memorial picnic will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Hot Springs State Park in Thermopolis. Memorials in Mr. Bright's name may be made to the Masons or the VFW, c/o Chandra Nettles, 1226 E. Washington Ave., Riverton, WY 82501. Condolences may be made online at www.mortfh.com.
Richard D. "Dick" Ferris Sr., 73, died Thursday, June 14, after a battle with cancer. Traditional Indian funeral services were Monday, June 18, at Rocky Mountain Hall at Fort Washakie. Interment was at the LeClair Family Cemetery at Kinnear. An evening service and wake were Sunday at the family home, No. 7 South Fork Road on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Memorial services for Charlynn M. Heidekrueger, 48, were Tuesday at the Set Free Church in Riverton. Ms. Heidekrueger died Saturday, May 26, at her home in Pavillion.
Shelia Hettinger, 85, of Riverton died Monday, June 11, in Redmond, Ore. The Hettinger family plans a service later this summer in Riverton.
53rd Annual Eastern Shoshone Indian Days & Rodeo Celebration is June 21 to June 24. This is a traditional Native American Powwow located near Fort Washakie on the Wind River Indian Reservation. This Powwow has been designated as one of the 2012 Top 100 Events in North America by The American Bus Association.
Third Annual High Country Challenge is at 7 a.m. at the Dubois Town Park in Dubois. There will be a 5K fun run/walk, 10K run, 15K run and 1K fun run/walk. All children 17 and under are free. Check-in/registration begins at 7 a.m. at the Dubois Town Park. Registration is $20 to enter up until and $25 the day of the race. Registration forms are available at the Lander Chamber of Commerce, 160 N. First St.
2012 Carol Parker Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament is at 8 a.m. June 23. This two-player best ball contest will start daily at 8 a.m. shotgun. The fee is $70 per player with $35 more to rent a cart. Entry includes a dinner at the banquet June 23. Register at the Lander Golf Course or Lander Elks Lodge.
Wyoming Outdoor Council's 45th Anniversary Celebration is at 8 a.m. at the Lander Community Center, 950 Buena Vista Drive, Lander. The celebration will kick off with the Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Thursday and Friday and will continue with outings and presentations throughout the weekend, culminating Saturday night with dinner, a keynote speaker and live music. Registration and check-in opens at 8 a.m. For more information and to register, visit http://wyomingoutdoorcouncil.org/ or call 332-7031, ext. 17. Register by June 1 for the early bird discount and be entered to win a seat on the Lighthawk aerial tour early Saturday.
Dog Washes are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dubois Library, 202 N. First St., Dubois. For more information, call Lynn at 455-3027.
Authentic "Cowboy Campfire" is at 6 p.m. at Louis Lake Lodge, 1811 Louis Lake Road, Lander. These Saturday evening activities feature cowboys reciting poetry, telling stories, playing music, making people laugh and cooking food. Wesley Wiginton, cowboy poet, to perform. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call Steve at 330-7571 or Charlie Whitlock at 850-2061. Tickets are $25 for a full dinner of western fare and entertainment or $10 for campfire entertainment. Dinner starts at about 6 p.m. with entertainment kicking in around 7 p.m. The fun should wrap up around 9 or 9:30 p.m. The events will happen every other Saturday through the summer: July 7, July 21, Aug. 4, Aug. 18 and Sept. 1.
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In Riverton police reports from Wednesday to Thursday morning:
- Michael Cousineau, 33, of Riverton, was arrested on a Fremont County warrant.
In Fremont County Sheriff's reports from Wednesday to Thursday morning:
- Epitacio Mcsweeney, 21, of Riverton, was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) and interference.
- Kevin Swofford, 40, of Dubois, was arrested for DUI.
- During the same time frame, ambulance units responded to 10 calls and firefighters were dispatched once.
The Wyoming State Engineer's Office report on stream flows, reservoir levels and canal diversions in the Wind River Basin as of Wednesday, June 20, are as listed in the first column. The readings for Tuesday, June 19, are in the second column. Measurements are in cubic feet per second unless otherwise stated.
Wind River near Dubois 397 349
Dinwoody Creek above Lakes, Near Burris 449 393
Bull Lake Creek above Bull Lake 964 856
Bull Lake Creek near Lenore 43 43
Wind River near Crowheart 2,070 1,820
Wind River near Kinnear 842 644
Wind River at Riverton 492 366
Little Popo Agie River near Lander 106 97
Little Wind River near Riverton 489 458
Wind River above Boysen Reservoir 866 867
Fivemile Creek near Shoshoni 246 238
Wind River below Boysen Reservoir 1,230 1,260