News of Riverton, Lander and Fremont County, Wyoming, from the Ranger's award winning journalists.
Aug 9, 2012 - Staff
Patricia Sitting Eagle Behan, 81, of Thermopolis, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in Worland at the Washakie Medical Center. A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at Davis Funeral Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at St Stephens Catholic Mission.
Emma Marie Overholt, 82, of Riverton, died Saturday, Aug. 4, in Billings, Mont. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Davis Funeral Home. Reverend Sally Bub will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.
Joe Reeb, 58, of Jackson, died Thursday, Aug. 2, in Jackson. He was the brother of Mary Ann (Reeb) Foster and Pat Reeb both of Riverton. A celebration of life will be at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.
Robert Wrex Rice, 55, former Fremont County resident, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in Greeley, Colo. A memorial service was at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at Greeley Seventh Day Adventist Church at 1002 21st Ave., Greeley, CO 80631.
Beretha Shepherd, of Riverton, died Monday, Aug. 6, at Wind River Health Care. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at Trinity Lutheran Church In Riverton.
Buffalo Barbecue is at the Museum of the American West, 1445 Main St., Lander.
Exploring Rock Creek is Aug. 11 to Aug. 12. The WWA will be teaming up with the Tom Allen family to explore the most primitive and inspiring parts of Rock Creek recommended wilderness. Tom, who passed away in 2011, was a longtime Wilderness advocate and early explorer of Rock Creek recommended wilderness. On this off-trail, overnight adventure, participants will attempt to find the locations of the amazing Rock Creek photographs taken by Tom Allen in the early 1970s. These opportunities are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Carolyn Schroth at 672-2751 or visit WWA's website at www.wildwyo.org.
Kids Xtreme Caving Event is at the Sinks Canyon State Park. Staff members will be taking groups of kids into the Boulder Choke cave for an exciting and educational experience. The event is free, but registration is requested. Parents are welcome to accompany their children. Call 777-2416 to register.
Paul Benjamin Band Show is at the Lander Bar, 126 Main St., Lander.
Riverton High School Class of 1977 Reunion/Get Together is Aug. 11 to Aug. 12. The group is planning to play golf Saturday and have a possible lake outing in the afternoon. For more information contact email@example.com.
Dubois High School All Class Reunion is Aug. 10 to Aug. 12. For more information, call 455-3946.
Run4Chance 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run is at 8:30 a.m. in Dubois Town Park. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. Preregistration fee is $20. All proceeds benefit the Chance Phelps Foundation. For more information, call 455-2413, or visit www.chancephelps.org.
Dubois High School Reunion Golf Scramble is at 9 a.m. at Antelope Hills Golf Course, 126 Clubhouse Drive, Dubois. For more information, call 455-2888.
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.
Seventeenth Annual Dubois Quilt Festival is 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Headwaters Arts & Conference Center, 20 Stalnaker St., Dubois. Last year's festival featured more than 140 quilt art pieces. Admission is $2. For more information, call Annie Wolnick at 455-3307.
Chariot Race is at 11 a.m. Aug. 11 at the Dubois town overlook. For more information, call 455-3675 or 455-2262.
Annual Dubois Fire Department Buffalo Barbecue is 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at City Park, Dubois. Admission is $10. For more information, call 455-2556.
Street Dance and Dessert Social is 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Dubois Town Park. Event is a fundraiser for Needs of Dubois. The Neversweat Players will perform.
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In Riverton police reports from Wednesday to Thursday morning:
- John Patton, 24, of Riverton, was arrested for probation violation.
- Gerald Sittingeagle, 49, of Riverton, was arrested for public intoxication.
- Max Hart, 53, of Riverton, was arrested for battery (household member) and child abuse.
- Steven Amos, 40, of Riverton, was arrested for a municipal court warrant and public intoxication.
- Marcus Brown, 33, of Riverton was arrested for a municipal court warrant.
In Fremont County Sheriff's reports from Wednesday to Thursday morning:
- Aaron Foster, 29, of Lander, was arrested for a warrant (failure to appear).
- During the same time period, ambulance crews responded to 16 calls for service and firefighters were dispatched 10 times.
- Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan said the preliminary autopsy report on the 19-year-old Idaho Falls, Idaho, man who died Tuesday came back inconclusive.
McAuslan said the full report should be complete in four to six weeks.
"There is nothing suspicious or foul play that we've seen so far, but of course, an autopsy report can change that," he said.
Jeramie Thomas was found having medical issues at the Lava Mountain Lodge in Dubois Tuesday morning. He was later transported by ambulance to Lander Regional Hospital where he died.
The Wyoming State Engineer's Office report on stream flows, reservoir levels and canal diversions in the Wind River Basin as of Wednesday, Aug. 8, are as listed in the first column. The readings for Tuesday, Aug. 7, are in the second column. Measurements are in cubic feet per second unless otherwise stated.
Wind River near Dubois 95 97
Dinwoody Creek above Lakes, Near Burris 293 304
Bull Lake Creek above Bull Lake 282 290
Bull Lake Creek near Lenore 817 761
Wind River near Crowheart 1,440 1,370
Wind River near Kinnear 379 377
Wind River at Riverton 46 45
Little Popo Agie River near Lander 54 53
Little Wind River near Riverton 42 43
Wind River above Boysen Reservoir 201 207
Fivemile Creek near Shoshoni 290 296
Wind River below Boysen Reservoir 1,100 1,080