(Lander, Wyo.) – Ninth District Court Judge Norman E. Young has sentenced Santana Mendoza to a total of 12-18 years for the September 2013 manslaughter of David Moss Jr. and the assault of Aleeah Crispin.
(Lander, Wyo.) – Governor Matt Mead and Director of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management Neil Kornze will hold a ceremony for the signing of the Record of Decision for the BLM’s Lander Resource Management Plan.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for South Central Hot Springs and North Central Fremont counties in effect until 3:45 p.m.
(Lander, Wyo.) – Brandon Conard, a 28-year-old Lander man, pleaded guilty this afternoon to Felony Aggravated Assault and Battery as well as Possession of Methamphetamine.
(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – The Wyoming State Bar today announced that nine people have been recommended for admission to practice law in Wyoming. An admission ceremony before the Wyoming Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming will be held this fall. The ceremony will be a combined ceremony of both Courts at the Wyoming Supreme Court building.
(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – Motorists will soon be able to legally drive up to 80 mph on nearly 500 miles of rural interstate highway in Wyoming, resulting from action taken by the state Legislature during its 2014 session.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Betty Simon, 93, of Riverton, died on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 27, 2014 at 2:00 pm at St. James Episcopal Church, with Rev. Amy Mayes officiating. Read the complete obituary here.
(Shoshoni, Wyo.) – Margaret “ Margy” Stetler, 45, of Shoshoni, died on Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Sage West Health Care – Riverton. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 29, 2014, at the Shoshoni Community Hall at the Fire Department at 2 p.m. Pastor Dale Gibson will officiate.
Margaret Lurene Blakesly was born on June 20, 1969, in Douglas, Wyo., to Fred Irving and Bonnie Jean (Blissard) Blakesly. She attended school in Thermopolis and graduated from Thermopolis High School.
She was of the Methodist faith.
On September 23, 2000, she married Jacob Zieber Stetler. They had a daughter Margaret Hope Olivia Stetler, aka “Mustard.” She lived in Shoshoni for the last 13 years.
She worked for Gunner’s Automotive for 13 years as their service writer.
She belonged to the Wind River Muzzleloaders Association.
Her family said that she lived every day of her life. She laughed whole-heartedly. She loved completely. If you didn’t love Margy, you didn’t know her.
She is survived by her husband, Jacob of the family home; her daughter, Margaret Hope Olivia Stetler; her father, Leslie Nicolen; her brothers, John Vaught and Steve Vaught; her sister, Penny Kaye Vaught; her in-laws, Zieber and Joan Stetler; her niece, Lacy Mills, numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and numerous other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Bonnie Blakesly; and her grandparents.
Memorials may be made to the Diabetic Association in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Betty Simon, 93, of Riverton, died on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 27, 2014 at 2:00 pm at St. James Episcopal Church, with Rev. Amy Mayes officiating.
Betty Lorraine Lewis was born February 28, 1921, in Alliance, Neb., to Lydell W. and Alice (Rockey) Lewis. She was their only child and lived in Alliance until she was twelve. At that time, she moved to Lander with her mother and stepfather where she graduated from Fremont County Vocational High School in 1939. While she was in high school, she participated in school plays and was a cheerleader.
She married Thomas F. Simon on April 25, 1942, in Billings, Mont., and they were married for sixty-two years until his death on March 11, 2005.
While her husband served in World War II, she worked for the Farm Security Administration in Riverton. After the war, the couple spent the remainder of their lives in Riverton. In addition to working at their family business, Riverton Sheet Metal, she also worked as a bookkeeper at Motor Parts and Klines.
She became a member of St. James Episcopal Church as an adult and served there in the Daughters of the King, the Altar Guild, and as a Sunday School teacher. She also was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and a Cub Scout den mother.
She enjoyed needlework, her dog, Dolly, fishing with her husband, and spending time at their cabin in Buffalo Valley. After their retirement, they were able to travel to various places in this country.
She is survived by her daughter, Denise (Dick) Johnson of Riverton; her daughter-in-law, Sue Simon of Meeteetsee; grandson, Eric (Nicole) Johnson of Casper; granddaughter, Deidra Johnson of Seattle, WA; great-granddaughters Claire and Audrey Johnson of Casper; son, Greg (Linda) Simon of Riverton; grandsons, Chris and Brian Simon of Riverton; four step-grandchildren; one great-grandson; and one great great granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lydell and Alice Lewis; her husband, Thomas F. Simon; her son, Roger D. Simon; her grandson, Kyle N. Johnson; and her dear friend, Joe Gose.
Memorials may be made to St. James Episcopal Church or the Help for Health Hospcice Home, in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Today is day two of Lightning Awareness Week from the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Riverton. See the graphic above for today’s discussion on back country risk management.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Riverton School Board has a mostly routine agenda on tap for tonight’s meeting. On the agenda is approval of the Riverton High School handbook for the next school year, awarding of a bid for electrical work at the Career Center welding shop and to declare a number of district items as surplus and put them out for sale on the internet. The agenda is copied below. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room on North 5th West.
(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – Governor Matt Mead and Sheridan-based Advanced Communications Technology (ACT) are pleased to announce ACT is installing a new fiber optics line from Casper to the Colorado border. Governor Mead continues to further the expansion of broadband services. He has worked with Department of Transportation (WYDOT) to help companies by opening the existing right of way for fiber lines and to create space for future expansion.
(Lander, Wyo.) – The Fremont County Commission today raised no significant concerns with the budget amendments presented by Fremont County Ambulance Director Joseph Zillmer, which include reductions in staff in both Dubois and Lander.
Police Blotter: Arrests; $20k sign damaged in Riverton; More vehicles rummaged through, Domestic assault reported
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is today’s report of law enforcement activity around Fremont County from Monday. All those arrested or cited are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.
(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – Coordinating the investigation of a quadruple moose poaching case near Hudson in 2012, combined with a history of sorting out complicated interstate poaching cases has earned Lander Wildlife Investigator Scott Browning the “Officer of the Year Award” from the Wyoming Game Warden’s Association. The association also honored the Park County Attorney’s Office with the “Support Person of the Year Award.”