News of Riverton, Lander and Fremont County, Wyoming, from the Ranger's award winning journalists.
Jul 12, 2012 - Staff
A son was born to Anita LaJeunesse, of Fort Washakie, and Gerald Warren, of Riverton, at 9:40 a.m. May 10, 2012, Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces.
Shirley Ann (Hascall) Jennings, 76, died Saturday, July 7, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at the Word of Faith Family Church in Lander. Internment will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery in Lander.
Donald Johnson, 74, a longtime resident of Lander, died Monday, July 9, at Manning Regional Healthcare Center in Manning, Iowa. There will be a memorial service at a later date at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Lander.
Edna Jean "Peggy" Rawdon, 94, of Riverton, died Wednesday, July 11, at hospice care in Casper. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, July 16, at Davis Funeral Home in Riverton.
Valorena Delorne Tassitsie, 72, of Fort Washakie, died Friday, July 6, at the Morning Star Manor in Fort Washakie. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 13, at the Rocky Mountain Hall in Fort Washakie. Visitation will be 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at the Chapel of Mount Hope, Hudson's Funeral Home in Lander. Burial will take place at the Sacajawea cemetery in Fort Washakie. Services are under the direction of Hudson's Funeral Home of Lander.
Gold Rush Days is at the South Pass City State Historic Site, 125 South Pass Main St., South Pass City. This event celebrates life in a western gold camp and includes vintage baseball, gold panning, stamp mill demonstrations, printing press demonstrations, live music and fireworks.
Day in the Park is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Riverton City Park. Event is part of Riverton Rendezvous.
Annual July Craft Fair and Business Expo is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Margaret's Gym, Riverton.
Boysen Cache Dash is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Boysen State Park headquarters. Children will learn how to use a GPS to find a geo cache. For more information and to register, call the Shoshoni Recreation District No. 24 at 876-2663 or the Hot Springs County Recreation District at 864-3767. Registration deadline is July 6. Event is free.
Dubois Friends of the Library Book Fair is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dubois Library, 202 N. First St. For more information, call 455-2992.
Sixth Annual Opportunity Shop Silent Auction is at 6 p.m. at The Headwaters, Dubois. Admission is free and donations are accepted. For more information, call 455-2900.
Demo Derby is at 7 p.m. at the Fremont County Fairgrounds, 705 Fairgrounds Road, Riverton. Event is part of Riverton Rendezvous.
Star Gazing Party is 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at Central Wyoming College, Riverton. Evening will be led by professors Suki Smaglik and Bill Finney. Space is limited. Sign up at the Riverton Branch Library for more information.
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In Riverton police reports from Wednesday to Thursday morning:
- Robert Brillhart, 23, of Riverton, was arrested for municipal warrants.
In Fremont County Sheriff's reports from Wednesday to Thursday morning:
- Lonnie Reaves, 59, of Lander, was arrested for bond revocation.
- Cody Sikes, 22, of Rock Springs, was arrested for probation revocation.
- During the same time period, ambulance crews responded to 17 calls and firefighters were dispatched three times.
- A Bureau of Land Management official reported the fire that started by lightning Tuesday afternoon on Green Mountain has been contained. BLM assistant engine foreman Sam Bruner said the blaze burned two-tenths of acre after it was reported to authorities at about 4:30 p.m. on July 10. The fire, which Bruner said is being called the Anaconda Fire, occurred on the west side of the mountain near the uranium mine.
The Wyoming State Engineer's Office report on stream flows, reservoir levels and canal diversions in the Wind River Basin as of Wednesday, July 11, are as listed in the first column. The readings for Tuesday, July 10, are in the second column. Measurements are in cubic feet per second unless otherwise stated.
Wind River near Dubois 165 169
Dinwoody Creek above Lakes, Near Burris 371 371
Bull Lake Creek above Bull Lake 647 646
Bull Lake Creek near Lenore 690 717
Wind River near Crowheart 1,860 1,900
Wind River near Kinnear 414 430
Wind River at Riverton 25 20
Little Popo Agie River near Lander 45 48
Little Wind River near Riverton 132 141
Wind River above Boysen Reservoir 193 192
Fivemile Creek near Shoshoni 237 237
Wind River below Boysen Reservoir 1,280 1,270