News of Riverton, Lander and Fremont County, Wyoming, from the Ranger's award winning journalists.
Jul 19, 2012 - Staff
Norma J. Enos, 63, of Fort Washakie, died Saturday, July 7, after fighting a long battle with cancer. A memorial service will be at a later date. Cremation has occurred.
Donald Earl Quayle, 81, died with family by his side Wednesday, July 18, at the Help for Health Hospice Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, at St. James Episcopal Church in Riverton.
57th Annual Ethete Celebration is July 20 to July 22. Enjoy music and dancing, handmade Native American arts and crafts, and the ever-popular food booths.
Riverton High School Class of 1992 20th Reunion is July 20 to July 21. For more information, visit the "Riverton High School Class of 1992" page on Facebook or contact Chase McFadden at email@example.com or 751-1002.
Balloon Launch is at 6 a.m. at the Central Wyoming College soccer fields near the water tower, Riverton. Event is part of Riverton Rendezvous.
Pancake Breakfast is at 6 a.m. at the Central Wyoming College soccer fields near the water tower, Riverton. Event is part of Riverton Rendezvous.
Tethered Balloon Rides is at 7 a.m. at the Central Wyoming College soccer fields near the water tower, Riverton. Event is part of Riverton Rendezvous.
Buffalo Tracks Challenge Run is at 8 a.m. at 168 Yellowcalf Road (1 mile east of Ethete). Events include a 5K run/walk, 1-mile kids run (6 to 12 years) and Buffalo Tracks Tot Trot (5 years and under). There is no entry free. For more information, contact Faith Wallowing Bull at 247-0270 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Car and Bike Show Swap Meet is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Central Wyoming College South Lawn, Riverton. Event is part of Riverton Rendezvous.
Western Fremont County Humane Society Annual Strut Your Mutt is at 9 a.m. in City Park, Dubois. For more information, call Lynn at 455-3027.
Festival of the Mountain Man is 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Wind River Heritage Center, 1075 S. Federal Blvd., Riverton. Activities will include: Dutch oven cookoff, silent and live auctions, music and children's games.
Fremont County Alternative Healing Festival is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Central Wyoming College Inter-Tribal Center, 2660 Peck Ave., Riverton. Event is free and open to the public. A panel of guest speakers will host an open discussion from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Redneck BBQ Festival, presented by Paws for Life Dog House Fund, is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Central Wyoming College, 2660 Peck Ave., Riverton. The alcohol-free event will have a carnival atmosphere, and prizes will be awarded for best redneck costume. Admission is free.
Car and Bike Show is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Central Wyoming College South Lawn, Riverton. Event is part of Riverton Rendezvous.
Heritage Center Activities is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Heritage Center Museum, 1075 S. Federal Blvd., Riverton. Event is part of Riverton Rendezvous.
Lander River Fest is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Lander City Park, 405 Fremont St., Lander. Artist booths, music and food and beverages will be available.
Museum Day is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dubois Museum, 909 W. Ramshorn St., Dubois. Enjoy this free annual celebration of traditional Western activities featuring craft demonstrations and sale.
Redneck BBQ Festival is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Central Wyoming College South Lawn, Riverton. Event is part of Riverton Rendezvous.
Lander Farmers Market is 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Museum of the American West, 1445 Main St., Lander. For more information, contact Alice at 332-5334 or email@example.com or Nowanna at 349-4991.
Balloon Glow is at 8 p.m. at the Central Wyoming College soccer fields near the water tower, Riverton. Event is part of Riverton Rendezvous.
To add an event to the community calendar, please e-mail the information to firstname.lastname@example.org and include "community calendar" in the subject line.
In Riverton police reports from Wednesday to Thursday morning:
- Raylinda Brown, 20, of Riverton, was arrested for a warrant (probation revocation), minor under the influence of alcohol, breach of peace and resisting arrest.
- Cheryl Eagle, 30, of Riverton, was arrested for a warrant (probation revocation).
- Jody Blackburn, 32, of Riverton, was arrested for a municipal court warrant.
- Anderson Antelope, 51, of Lander, was arrested for a municipal court warrant and public intoxication.
In Fremont County Sheriff's reports from Wednesday to Thursday morning:
- William Hall, 57, of Alpine, was arrested for probation revocation.
- During the same time period, ambulance crews responded to 15 calls and firefighters were dispatched twice.
- At 4:36 p.m. on Wednesday, the sheriff's office received a call from a woman reporting a crash on Louis Lake Road in the mountains above Lander. The woman reportedly told police there were three women and two children in a Sedan wedged between two boulders near Fry Lake. The vehicle's windshield was broken, and one of the victims had a burn from a seat belt. There was also a report of one of the women being dizzy and vomiting.
Sheriff's Capt. Ryan Lee said investigation revealed the driver of the sedan swerved to miss a deer and ran off the roadway at a slow speed. Emergency medical technicians evaluated all passengers, and no one was taken to the hospital. The wrecked vehicle was towed from the area, Lee said.
- At 7:14 p.m. on Wednesday, the Wyoming Highway Patrol responded to a vehicle crash near milepost 92 on Highway 20 by Shoshoni that involved a semi-tractor trailer flipped over and blocking traffic. The reporting party told police it appeared the truck's two occupants were out and walking around.
The Shoshoni Fire Department also responded to the incident.
The Wyoming State Engineer's Office report on stream flows, reservoir levels and canal diversions in the Wind River Basin as of Wednesday, July 18, are as listed in the first column. The readings for Tuesday, July 17, are in the second column. Measurements are in cubic feet per second unless otherwise stated.
Wind River near Dubois 168 189
Dinwoody Creek above Lakes, Near Burris 366 393
Bull Lake Creek above Bull Lake 617 677
Bull Lake Creek near Lenore 753 750
Wind River near Crowheart 2,010 2,020
Wind River near Kinnear 440 435
Wind River at Riverton 26 30
Little Popo Agie River near Lander 34 37
Little Wind River near Riverton 81 84
Wind River above Boysen Reservoir 150 155
Fivemile Creek near Shoshoni 240 238
Wind River below Boysen Reservoir 1,100 1,090