News of Riverton, Lander and Fremont County, Wyoming, from the Ranger's award winning journalists.
Mar 23, 2012 - Staff
Hubert Alley, 22, of Riverton, died Thursday, March 22, at his home. Arrangements are pending through the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.
Donald K. Cox, 81, of Riverton, died Monday, March 19. A celebration of life service is at 2 p.m. Monday, March 26, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton with Echo Klaproth officiating. Memorials may be made to the Help for Health Hospice, Meals on Wheels or the Riverton Senior Center.
Dorothy "Sue" Nigh, 73, died Friday, March 16, at her home in Dubois. A memorial service gathering of friends will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at the Green River Lake in Pinedale. Pastor Melinda Bobo will conduct the celebration of life. Memorials may be made to Amedisys Hospice, in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main St., Riverton, WY 82501. Online condolences may be made at www.theDavisFuneralHome.com.
Former Riverton resident Karolyn (Eells) Rowell, 57, died Friday, March 9, in Elko, Nev. Services and inurnment will be at a later date in Riverton. Condolences may be sent to the Rowell Family, 249 Walnut St., Elko, NV 89801.
Fred R. Worcester, 87, died Tuesday, March 20, at his home in Riverton. Memorial services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Reach Foundation, 622 N. Eighth West, Riverton. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Fremont County Table Tennis Tournament is from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Rustler Gym at Central Wyoming College, Riverton. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 9:15 a.m. US Table Tennis rules apply. Registration is free.
Personal Artist Identity is 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lander Art Center, 224 Main St., Lander, WY 82520. Chuck Egnaczak from Works of Wyoming in Laramie is coming back to Lander. This time he will discuss how to create your personal artist identity in the form of a consistent logo, letterhead, business card, resume and artist statement. Participants are asked to bring a notebook and/or a laptop. Cost is $20. For more information, visit www.landerartcenter.com.
Writer's Workshop with Alison Espach is 1 p.m. at the Riverton Branch Library, 1330 W. Park, Riverton. Espach is the author of the book "The Adults" which was selected as a Wall Street Journal Top 10 Novel of 2011, a New York Time's Editor's Choice and a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers pick for spring 2011.
Wind River Chapter Banquet is at 4:30 p.m. at the Fremont County Fairgrounds, Fremont Center (old Armory Building), 705 Fairgrounds Road, Riverton. For more information, call 856-6998.
Second Annual Charity Basketball Game is 6 p.m. at the Lander Field House, 350 Baldwin Creek Road, Lander. The Riverton Volunteer Fire Department will battle the Lander Volunteer Fire Department. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children (children under 4 are free). A family package, two adult and two child tickets, is $15. For more information or to donate, call Eric at 389-2618 or David at 851-3617. To prepurchase tickets in Riverton, call 857-6729 and in Lander, 332-2209.
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In Riverton police reports from Thursday to Friday morning:
- Theresa Zapata, 32, of Riverton, was arrested on a municipal court warrant.
- Steven Oldman, 21, of Riverton, was arrested for public intoxication.
- The Riverton Police Department is investigating vandalism reported to law enforcement Thursday morning that occurred the previous night.
RPD Capt. C.T. Smith said a trashcan, shed and propane truck were vandalized with red spray paint, and it's believed the incidents are connected.
"We are assuming the same individual or individuals did it," Smith said. "It consisted of red paint in a short geographical area."
According to the dispatch log, the vandalism occurred in the 1500 block of Energy Lane and in the 900 block of Porter Avenue in Riverton. The incidents were reported around 11 a.m. on Thursday.
"Anyone with information is asked to call the police," Smith said.
The RPD can be reached at 856-4891.
In Fremont County Sheriff's reports from Thursday to Friday morning:
- Benjamin Croley, 32, of Casper, was arrested for contempt of court.
- Devin Oldman, 18, of Casper, was arrested for probation revocation.
- Leroy Sierra, 37, of Casper, was arrested for a sex offender violation.
- Patricia Strickland, 24, of Laramie, was arrested for probation revocation.
- During the same time period, ambulance crews responded to eight calls and firefighters were dispatched twice.
- Dispatch received a call at 9:16 a.m. concerning a weapon offense near Kinnear on Highway 26. According to police reports, the woman said shots were coming from and old school building, and she was worried about bullets ricocheting and hitting her livestock. She told police the shootings happen often.
It was later determined the Wind River Police Department was conducting a shooting training.