Blayne “Bud” Streeper from Fort Nelson, British Columbia, was second with a time of 3:04:42. In third, John Stewart from Scotland had a time of 3:07:39. Lander’s Jerry Bath finished further back in the pack Thursday, coming in ninth with a time of 3:31:08. His 10 dog team averaged 11.4 mph on the course.
In overall times, Streeper maintains the lead with 16:42:30. Peck is second with 16:58:29. Stewart is third with 17:04:31 and Bath is fourth, but by one tick less than a minute over William Kornmuller. Bath’s cumulative time is 17:59:22 and Kornmuller sits at 18:00:21.
Friday’s stage is the last timed stage of the race–taking off from from North Slope Road, 30 miles south of Evanston on the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway, Hwy 150, and finishing at the Deadhorse Trailhead south of Mountain View.
Following the Day Seven stage, Mountain View hosts Musher Mania at Mountain View Town Hall Friday afternoon from 4 – 6 p.m. On Saturday, Feb. 4, Lyman hosts a Flapjack Frenzy from 7 – 9 a.m. at the Heritage Barn before the race leaves for Park City. The race concludes in Park City, Utah, at Quinn’s Junction Sports Complex with Meet the Mushers from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by the Junior Mushers Race at noon. Select students, aged 9 to 13, from schools throughout Wyoming and Utah volunteered in their communities to earn the right to compete in the kids’ race.
At 6 p.m. the Awards Banquet takes place at the Prospector, 2175 Sidewinder Drive in Park City.
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(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) – Nine wins propelled the University of Wyoming wrestling team to its sixth-straight dual win Thursday night in Colorado Springs as the Pokes took out the Falcons, 32-6.
The Cowboys (6-2 overall, 3-0 Western Wrestling Conference) won eight-straight matches to close out the dual to overcome an early 6-4 deficit. UW stayed unbeaten in conference action to remain atop the standings.
The action started with UW senior Chase Smith and Air Force’s Carter McElhany. Smith outworked McElhany for the first two periods, scoring a takedown and getting five near-fall points for the early lead. Smith ended up with 3:42 of riding time for the 10-2 major decision and an early 4-0 lead in the team scoring. It was Smith’s second-consecutive dual win.
Air Force’s Cole VonOhlen then pinned junior McCade Ford at the 2:05 mark in the first period for Air Force’s 6-4 lead at 149 pounds.
Redshirt freshman Andy McCulley earned his third dual victory of the season at 157 pounds, taking on Falcon Josh Kreimier. In one of the most competitive matches of the night, McCulley and Kreimier traded offense for the first two periods, with McCulley nearly earning a pin at the end of the first and third periods. McCulley ended up on top with a 16-9 decision, scoring five late points for a seven-point cushion and the 7-6 lead in the team scoring.
No. 3 ranked Shane Onufer took on Air Force’s Colby Kluesner at 165 pounds, and the Wyoming senior worked for a tough 6-1 decision. Wyoming led 10-6 after four matches and Onufer got his 22nd win of the season with the effort.
Sophomore Pat Martinez and Air Force’s Clayton Gable took the mat at 174 pounds. Late offense by Gable eliminated a three-point lead for Martinez as time expired in the third, but Martinez scored a takedown just five seconds into overtime for the win. Wyoming took a 13-6 lead.
First-ranked Joe LeBlanc took care of business at 184 pounds, as the senior stuck Greg Isley to the mat at the 4:46 mark for six more team points. LeBlanc earned his eighth pin of the year and he now is tied for fifth place in UW history in falls with 36. Wyoming had a commanding 19-6 lead after six matches.
UW’s eighth-ranked Alfonso Hernandez kept constant pressure on Josh Mohr at 197 pounds, and he got his eighth-straight win as he took home an 8-2 decision.
At heavyweight, junior L.J. Helbig scored more points for UW as he stayed aggressive throughout the match versus Air Force’s Jared Erickson. Helbig ended up with an impressive 7-1 decision that sealed the win for Wyoming on the scoreboard as Wyoming led 25-6 with two matches to go.
Junior Kasey Garnhart of Wyoming had an impressive showing at 125 pounds in his second dual win of the season, beating Greg Rinker in a gritty 8-6 decision.
Cowboy redshirt freshman Zach Zehner and Tyler Untrauer mixed it up in the nightcap at 133 pounds, and Zehner found his offense in the third period to earn a 9-1 major decision with late near-fall points.
141 pounds: Chase Smith (UW) maj. dec. Carter McElhany (AF), 10-2 / Wyoming 4, Air Force 0
149: Cole VonOhlen (AF) fall (2:05) McCade Ford (UW) / Air Force 6, Wyoming 4
157: Andy McCulley (UW) dec. Josh Kreimier (AF), 16-9 / Wyoming 7, Air Force 6
165: Shane Onufer (UW) dec. Colby Kluesner (AF), 6-1 / Wyoming 10, Air Force 6
174: Pat Martinez (UW) dec. Clayton Gable (AF), 8-6 (SV1) / Wyoming 13, Air Force 6
184: Joe LeBlanc (UW) fall (4:46) Greg Isley (AF) / Wyoming 19, Air Force 6
197: Alfonso Hernandez (UW) dec. Josh Mohr (AF), 8-2 / Wyoming 22, Air Force 6
285: L.J. Helbig (UW) dec. Jared Erickson (AF), 7-1 / Wyoming 25, Air Force 6
125: Kasey Garnhart (UW) dec. Greg Rinker (AF), 8-6 / Wyoming 28, Air Force 6
133: Zach Zehner (UW) maj. dec. Tyler Untrauer (AF), 9-1 / Wyoming 32, Air Force 6
–UW Sports Information Office
Memorial services for Harry R. Mills, Jr., of Riverton are pending in Worland for Saturday, Feb. 11. Inurnment will follow at the Riverview Cemetery in Worland. Military honors will be by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Mr. Mills died at the Riverton Memorial Hospital on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 31, 2012, at the age of 65.
Harry R. Mills, Jr., was born in Basin on Saturday, June 15, 1946, the son of Harry R. Mills, Sr., and Evelyn (Ellison) Mills. He grew up in Basin.
Mr. Mills served four years with the U.S. Air Force, including 13 months in Korea.
While home on leave, he married Sheryl Schneider on May 21, 1966, in Basin.
In 1967, the family moved to Riverton and purchased Wind River Implement. He later owed the former Heath Motel, now Jack Pine. Upon selling that business he purchased Piazzons Pizza in Worland and also drove truck for Black Hills Bentonite out of Worland. He then worked as a chemical sales engineer for Petrolite.
The couple moved back to Riverton in the mid 1990s, with Mr. Mills managing Rushmore Homes. He became an outside sales representative for Bailey Enterprises, and retired due to ill health.
Mr. Mills served on the Search and Rescue of Washakie County, on the Worland City Council, and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Worland.
He was of the Baptist faith.
His family said that while his family was always his first priority, Mr. Mills enjoyed hunting, fishing, the outdoors, camping, woodworking, and go-cart racing with his friends and family.
Survivors include his wife, Sheryl Mills of Riverton; son, Harry Mills III of Worland and his children Kylah Mills and Joshua Mills; daughter, Tanya Paxton of Worland and her children Bailey Shipley, MaKenzie Paxton, and Kris Paxton; a brother, Tim Mills and his wife Anita of Shell; a sisters, Donna Aagard and her husband Harold of Worland; a brother-in-law and three sisters-in-law.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Brandon Clay Mills, and a sister, Janie Mills.
On-line condolences for the family may be made at: theDavisFuneralHome.com
Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton and the Bryant Funeral Home of Worland.
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(Lander) — Motorists driving by the Wyoming Life Resource Center in Lander will notice a tree-thining operation underway on the Center’s large front lawn. It’s a safety thing.
WLRC Operations Director Kevin Kulow said 16 large trees on the campus are being removed and/or trimmed because they pose a risk of being toppled in high winds. The stumps of the removed trees, and trees cut down one year ago, will also be chopped up and chipped. Lander Valley Tree Service was the successful bidder for the project, which is being funded under the State of Wyoming’s Risk Management Program.
“Some of these trees have been here since shortly after the institution was established, ” Kulow said Thursday. “They are the approximate same age as the large trees on Third Street and at Lander City Park, between 80 and 100 years old.” Kulow said the trees include four large Ponderosa Pines that were killed by bark beetles, a number of large cottonwood trees with significant wind damage, and other diseased trees determined to be at risk of falling over.
“We had a state forester come and inspect the trees on the campus and the ones now being trimmed or felled are ones that he determined were at greatest risk for falling over or having damaged limbs come down,” Kulow said. “Obviously we want to protect our employees and residents and keep them safe.”
Kulow said the trees being felled will be replaced, but not necessarily in the same general location. “As you know if you drive by on Highway 789 during the winter, the trees shade the highway and there can be icy stretches in front of the center,” he said. “So some of the replacement trees will be placed further back on the lawn so as not to shade the highway.” He said the institution has a long-term tree replacement plan in place. “How fast we can replace all the trees will be determined by our budget.”
Fremont County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies provided an agency assist to the Riverton Police Department at the scene of Wednesday night’s stabbing at the South Federal Boulevard Maverik store (see separate post).
Deputies were advised of a two persons stranded about 20 miles south of Moneta around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Apparently their SUV became stuck in a snowbank across the road. Because the road condition was reported dry up until where the vehicle became stuck, a tow truck was dispatched to free the vehicle. Despite the motorists being a bit cold, the vehicle was located and the occupants brought to safety, according to Captain Ryan Lee.
No arrests were reported by the FCSO in the past 24 hour period that ended at 7 a.m. Thursday.
Riverton Police Department
One alcohol-related arrest was reported overnight by the RPD. Captain C.T. Smith said Ricky Goodleft, 29, Ethete, was arrested for public intoxication.
Police are also investigating two reported car thefts that occurred on Wednesday. One theft was reported at Ron’s Used Cars at 1312 South Federal Boulevard where the thief apparently broke into a locked 1993 model Honda Prelude and then crashed it through the business’ gate. In the second report, an unlocked 1992 Nissan Maxima was reported taken from an address in the 300 block of East Jefferson.
A theft from a vehicle was reported at 4:45 Wednesday afternoon when a purse containing cash and credit cards was taken from an unlocked Jeep parked in the 1300 block of Mary Anne Drive.
Lander Police Department
There was no report Thursday morning.
Riverton police are investigating a stabbing that occurred Wednesday night at the South Federal Boulevard Maverik Store that apparently severely injured one person.
Police Chief Mike Broadhead said this morning that a call of a stabbing came in at 11:39 Wednesday night. Responding officers found two persons in front of the store with stab wounds. One person was admitted to Riverton Memorial Hospital and the Chief said the other received emergency treatment here and was then life-flighted for specialized treatment. The victim apparently received wounds on his head and neck, according to a report.
Broadhead said the stabbing may be related to a robbery attempt, but that had not been determined. The stabbing occurred outside of the store in the parking lot area. The Chief said officers have recovered what he termed “good video” of the incident and he said there would be arrests.
Identities of the victims were not immediately released.
UPDATE at 11:08 a.m. from Captain C.T. Smith, RPD:
The stabbing victim was transported to the University of Utah Medical Center where he was last listed as being in Critical Condition and the victim who was hit in the head was last listed as being in Stable Condition. Detectives are continuing to follow up on investigative leads.
UPDATE at 10:30 a.m. Thursday from Captain C.T. Smith, RPD:
At 23:39 hours (11:39 p.m.), the Riverton Police Department responded on a dispatched call of an unknown problem at the Maverik Store located at 601 S Federal Boulevard. The complaint stated a male entered the store and was bleeding from the chest area. Officers arrived and found two 28 year old males had been the victim of an Aggravated Assault and Battery. One victim had been stabbed several times in the torso and once in the face, while the second victim suffered blunt force trauma caused by being hit in the side of the head with a heavy object. Both victims are from the Riverton area, the stabbing victim was transported to a trauma Hospital by Air lift (Life Flight), the victim who was hit in the head was treated at the Riverton Memorial Hospital. At the time of this writing, investigators are following up on leads as to the suspect[s] identity.
(Lander) — An early spring is the word from Lander this morning as cloudy skies at sunrise prevented Lander Lil from seeing her shadow. Since 1984 Lander’s weather forecasting prairie dog, Lander Lil, has been the local star of Groundhog Day. Established by Mary Ann Atwood, Lander Lil was formerly a live female prairie dog, but for many years now a bronze statue of the famous rodent has taken her place. Located just west of the Lander Post Office, the site of Lander Lil is a former prairie dog colony.
activities for all members of the family.
On Saturday Feb. 4th Dog Sled races start the day off at 8:30am and continue
throughout the morning along with Skijoring Races. Races will be held at the Sheridan
Creek Oval (approximately 17 miles west of downtown Dubois). Additional events on
Saturday include Children’s Crafts at the National Bighorn Sheep Center at 10 a.m.,
a Soup & Bread Contest from 1-3 p.m., a Children’s Dress-Up Show at 2 p.m. and a
Hootenanny at 7 p.m.-all at the Headwaters Arts & Conference Center.
Sunday Feb. 5th begins with the second round of Sled Dog and Skijoring Races at 9
a.m. at the Sheridan Creek Oval. The final event of Sunday is the Pee Wee Fun Run
(for participants 3 through 8 years old) and involves teams of one sled and one dog.
The Pee Wee Fun Run will take place on or around 12:30 p.m.
For more information, please call 307-455-2269 evenings or contact the Dubois Chamber of Commerce at 307-455-2556.
(Lander) — The Fremont County and Prosecuting Attorney’s office has filed aggravated vehicular homicide charges against a Lander man who hit and killed a Crowheart school girl crossing U.S. Highway 26 while he allegedly ignored school bus warning lights.
William Dean Barnes, 52, was also charged with four other misdemeanors, including homicide by vehicle, maximum speed too fast for conditions, passing a stopped school bus with flashing red rights and exercise of due care by driver. The charges allege that Barnes failed to stop for the flashing red lights of a Fremont County School District #6 bus and subsequently hit and killed MaKayla Marie Strahle, 11, as she walked across the highway toward her home.
Barnes’ court appearance to face the charges will be in Lander on Feb. 14 in Fremont County Circuit Court.
The charges stem from an incident the evening of December 20th, the last day of school before the Christmas break. Strahle, a sixth grade student at Wind River School in Pavillion, had stayed after school for a holiday dance, and was taking the late bus home that evening.
According to a Wyoming Highway Patrol report of the incident, Barnes was traveling approximately 57 mph when he struck the girl in front of her home five miles east of Crowheart. Witnesses at the scene reported seeing the red flashing warning lights on the stopped school bus before Barne’s pickup truck struck the girl.
The charges carry penalties of up to 20 years imprisonment on the felony charge and up to 14 months on the misdemeanor charges.