News of Riverton, Lander and Fremont County, Wyoming, from the Ranger's award winning journalists.
Sep 12, 2013 - Staff
Joseph Daniel Lepp, 87, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, at home. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Davis Funeral Home. Pastor Doug Hill will officiate. A viewing will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Davis Funeral Home.
Louise Antonie Urbanek, 95, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Goshen Care Center in Torrington. Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at St. Rose Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Ray Moss officiating. Burial will follow in the Valley View Cemetery. Visitation will be 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at Colyer Funeral Home in Torrington. A wake and rosary service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at the church with Deacon Rollie Raboin officiating.
Rustler Roundup Rodeo is Sept. 13 to Sept. 15 at the Fremont County Fairgrounds, 1010 Fairgrounds Drive, Riverton. Events begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 13 and Sept. 14 and at 11 a.m. Sept. 15. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children.
Dubois Friends of the Library Book Sale is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dubois Library, 202 N. First St., Dubois. For more information, call 455-2992.
Second Annual 5k Walk/Run Color Me Fun Run is at 10 a.m. at the Shoshoni Recreation Department building, 97 S. Maple St., Shoshoni. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Early bird registration is $20 before Aug. 28 and $25 afterward.
Fifth Annual Festival of the Cowboys is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Crowheart Community Center. A Western arts and crafts fair will begin at 11 a.m., and a cowboy music and poetry show will run all day. A ranch rodeo will begin at noon in the arena west of Big Wind Hall and food concessions, a silent auction and family fun will round out the day.
Nifty Fifties Sock Hop and Classic Car Show is at 5:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1116 W. Park Ave., Riverton. The car show is at 5:30 p.m. and the sock hop begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 for one person, $25 for two. For more information, call 856-2544 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
PAWS and Pearls Eighth Annual Wine Tasting is at 7 p.m. at the Reach Foundation, 622 N. Eighth St. W., Riverton. Event includes a silent and live auction; wine, beer, Scotch and spirit tasting; hor d'oeuvers and desserts from local restaurants; and beverages from Java Java. Tickets are limited. Admission is $45 in advance and $50 at the door. For more information, call Pam at 856-5033.
In Riverton Police Department reports Wednesday to Thursday morning:
- A 23-year-old Casper man was issued a misdemeanor citation for impersonating a peace officer at about 12:45 a.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of East Main Street. Officials said the man claimed to be a member of the Casper Police Department after his friend, Briston Branton, 23, of Chadron, Neb., was arrested for assault at Bomber's Sports Bar early Wednesday. The CPD reportedly confirmed that the man was not an officer in Casper. When questioned, the man said he was trying to get his friend out of trouble by pretending to be a police officer. He was released with his promise to appear in court at a later date. Officials said no one was seriously injured in the assault involving Branton, who reportedly punched someone at the bar.
- Byron Lincoln, 47, of Riverton, was arrested for public intoxication at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of North Federal Boulevard.
In Fremont County Sheriff's Office reports Wednesday to Thursday morning:
- No arrests were recorded during this timeframe.
- The Fremont County Emergency Dispatch Center took 59 calls for service. County ambulances were dispatched 15 times, and area fire departments responded to three calls for help. Five people were booked into the Fremont County Detention Center for charges, including two alcohol-related charges, three felony charges and five misdemeanor charges. The center currently is responsible for 166 inmates, including 149 at the facility, 10 in substance abuse treatment programs, two on home detention and five elsewhere.