News of Riverton, Lander and Fremont County, Wyoming, from the Ranger's award winning journalists.
Aug 13, 2013 - Staff
Jean B. Peterson, 85, died Sunday, July 28, at the Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Methodist Church in Lander.
Kemper Lane Sackman, 63, formerly of Riverton, died Thursday, July 25, in Homer, Alaska. Celebration of life services will be 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at the Down East Saloon in Homer, Alaska.
Master Interpretive Plan for the People of the Wind River Public Workshop is 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Frank Wise Business Center in Fort Washakie. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Laura Nowlin at (406) 429-4832 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bookies Book Club is at 12:30 p.m. at the Senior Citizen's Center, 205 S. 10th St., Lander. The group will discuss "Eat Cake" by Jeanne Ray. For more information, call 332-5194.
Brain Drain Night Time Race is at 6 p.m. in Lander. The race will benefit the Brain Injury Alliance of Wyoming. Early registration is suggest. Categories include 1 mile walk, 1 mile wheelchair, 1 mile children's bike, 5k walk and run, and 10k run. Fee is $25 and includes a race shirt, finisher prize, overall category winner prize and post-race ice cream social.
Liquid Paper is at 7 p.m. at The Lapeyre Restaurant, 203 E. Main St., Riverton. The book discussion will be about "Oryx and Crake" by Margaret Atwood.
Medicinal Plants of the Sheep Eaters is at 7 p.m. at the Dennison Lodge, 909 Ramshorn St., Dubois. Event is free. For more information, call 455-2284 or visit duboismuseum.org.
In Riverton Police Department weekend reports through Tuesday morning:
- Aleeah Crispin, 38, of Ethete, was arrested for contempt of court at about 11:20 a.m. Friday in the 800 block of East Main Street. With her was Charles Dodge, 32, of Arapahoe, who was arrested for custodial interference.
- Cheryl Eagle was arrested for public intoxication at about 5:15 p.m. Friday at Riverton Memorial Hospital.
- Albert Perry, 44, of Fort Washakie, was arrested for public intoxication at about 9:45 a.m. Saturday in the 600 block of South Federal Boulevard.
- Aloysius Piper, 46, of Fort Washakie, was arrested for public intoxication and disturbing the peace at about 10 p.m. Saturday in the 300 block of North Federal Boulevard.
- Cherie Ghostbear, 39, of Riverton, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear at about 4:45 a.m. Sunday in the 800 block of North Eighth Street West. With him was Aaron Emery, 20, of Riverton, who was arrested for burglary.
- Thunder Sky LittleThunder, 22, of Riverton, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear at about 7 a.m. Sunday in the 1300 block of South Federal Boulevard.
- James Sandt, 41, of Riverton, was arrested for violation of a protection order at about 6:45 p.m. Sunday on Blackfoot Avenue.
- Nicholas Blackburn, 18, of Riverton, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear at about 10:20 p.m. Sunday in the 1700 block of West Sunset Drive.
- Cassandra Goggles, 41, of St. Stephen's, was arrested for public intoxication at about 9:20 a.m. Monday in the 500 block of East Pershing Avenue.
In Fremont County Sheriff's Office weekend reports through Tuesday morning:
- A 45-year-old woman from Colorado Springs, Colo., reportedly broke her leg in a motorcycle wreck at about noon Saturday in a construction zone on Wyoming Highway 789 southeast of Lander. Deputies said she was the passenger on a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by Hector Romanos, 53, of Colorado Springs, Colo. He reportedly was driving at about 15 mph on a dirt section of the roadway when he lost control where the dirt road turned back to pavement. The motorcycle reportedly tipped and injured the woman, who was taken to Lander Regional Hospital via ground ambulance. Romanos reportedly was not injured; he drove the motorcycle to Lander after the accident.
- A car was reported stolen at about 12:30 p.m. Saturday from David's Way north of Riverton. According to reports, the owner of the 2003 white Chevy Cavalier had attended a party in the area and slept there and when he woke up, he said his vehicle was missing.
- Stanley Bean Jr., 36, of Riverton, and Angela Holder, 38, of Shoshoni, both were arrested for breach of peace at 12:05 a.m. Sunday on Rogers Lane north of Riverton. Deputies initially responded to the area in reference to a family fight at about 11:15 p.m. Saturday. Reports state the husband and wife were having an argument near the roadway at that time, and officials determined no violations of law had occurred. The couple reportedly did not want to separate for the evening and assured deputies that everything would be "fine." A short time after leaving the couple's home, however, deputies received a call from a resident in the area who said her husband had seen a man with a gun in the area of Rogers Lane. Deputies said they returned to the Holder-Bean home and upon arrival heard a single gunshot fired. Holder reportedly was located at the home, but Bean and a handgun were missing. Deputies eventually located Bean nearby, and he reportedly admitted to shooting the weapon in the air for an unknown reason. Officials said there was no evidence to suggest he had fired the weapon at anyone, but he was arrested for breach of peace and jailed. When Bean was arrested, Holder reportedly "became angry," screaming obscenities and causing a disturbance in the area that led to her arrest for breach of peace. Both subjects reportedly were intoxicated.
- Ronald Abernathy, 51, of Lander, was arrested for bond revocation at about 2:50 p.m. Sunday at the Fremont County Detention Center in Lander. Reports state he tested positive for alcohol consumption.
- George Stratton, 22, of Post Falls, Idaho, was arrested for breach of peace at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Owl Creek Campground north of Riverton. According to reports, he was intoxicated and disorderly at the campground. Initial reports state Stratton's father called to say his son had attacked him.
- Morton Armajo, 52, of Rapid City, S.D., was arrested on a Natrona County warrant for failure to appear.
- Brian Bawdon, 23, of Riverton, was arrested on a Fremont County warrant for probation revocation at about 5:50 p.m. Saturday on Firethorn Lane.
- Tessa Bell, 32, of Riverton, was arrested on a Fremont County warrant for probation revocation.
- During this timeframe the Fremont County Emergency Dispatch Center took 262 calls for service, including two involving motor vehicle accidents reporting injuries. County ambulances have been dispatched 60 times, and area fire departments responded to 19 calls for help. Thirty-six people were booked into the Fremont County Detention Center for charges, including three for driving under the influence, eight other alcohol-related charges, five felony charges and 50 misdemeanor charges. The center currently is responsible for 179 inmates, including 167 at the facility, eight in substance abuse treatment programs, one on home detention and three elsewhere.
In other weekend reports through Tuesday morning:
- A Riverton youth was injured during a one-vehicle rollover this weekend in Spearfish, S.D., according to published reports. The 1984 Chevrolet S10 pickup involved reportedly was being driven by a 17-year-old from Spearfish, S.D., who was treated on scene for minor injuries. The teens reportedly were headed south on a public access road near Susie Peak Road at Orman Dam Tequila Beach when the truck rolled at a curve in the roadway. The Spearfish juvenile and the Riverton passenger were not ejected, but neither was wearing seatbelts. The Riverton teen was transported to Spearfish Regional Hospital and treated for minor injuries and later was cited for no seatbelt. The Spearfish juvenile reportedly was cited for careless driving and no seatbelt.
- Crews from the U.S. Forest Service, Atlantic City and rural Lander responded at about 2 p.m. Saturday to reports of a fire at Slate Creek near South Pass.
Firefighters said the blaze was extinguished by Tuesday, when it was listed on "monitor" status by the Forest Service. It reportedly was started by lightning and only grew to cover 1.2 acres of sagebrush and small trees.
Another potential fire was reported at about 8:20 a.m. Saturday from Sinks Canyon Road, but officials said the "puff of smoke" the resident saw was only dust from the Fairfield Fire in Sinks Canyon, which is 100 percent contained, according to InciWeb.
The Wyoming State Engineer's Office report on stream flows, reservoir levels and canal diversions in the Wind River Basin as of Monday, Aug. 12, are as listed in the first column. The readings for Sunday, Aug. 11, are in the second column. Measurements are in cubic feet per second unless otherwise stated.
Wind River near Dubois 81 82
Wind River above Red Creek -- --
Dinwoody Creek above Lakes 243 340
Bull Lake Creek above Bull Lake N/A N/A
Bull Lake Creek near Lenore 901 933
Wind River near Crowheart 1,450 1,480
Wind River near Kinnear 374 375
Wind River at Riverton 42 37
Little Popo Agie River near Lander 49 49
Little Wind River near Riverton 59 59
Fivemile Creek near Shoshoni 284 291
Wind River below Boysen Reservoir 1,080 1,080