(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – Constance Brewer and Kathleen Smith of Gillette and Carol Deering of Riverton are the recipients of this year’s Wyoming Arts Council creative writing fellowships in poetry.
(Pavillion, Wyo.) – Gehrig P. “Big” Gantenbein of rural Pavillion died Friday July 24, 2015, at his home. He was 82 years old.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – There’s nothing more cute than the pee wee and junior showmanship events at the Fremont County Fair as youngsters show their animals, many for the first time, which many times are nearly the same or larger size than their little handlers.
(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – Two Ethete men have been indicted by a U.S. District Court Grand Jury in connection with a May 22, 2015 incident on the Wind River Reservation, according to U. S. Attorney Christopher A. Crofts.
(Lander, Wyo.) – U.S. Attorney Christopher A. Crofts announced today that on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, Emmanuel Pablo Perez, 33, of Ethete, was sentenced by Magistrate Judge Teresa McKee in Lander on a charge of simple assault in Indian Country. Perez received six months of supervised probation and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $230.00. Mr. Perez had been charged with and entered a guilty plea to simple assault.
(Washington, D.C.) – The Director of the White Buffalo Recovery Center on the Wind River Reservation, Ms. Sunny Goggles, testified on substance abuse issues Wednesday before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. She was welcomed to the meeting by Wyoming Senator John Barrasso, chairman of the committee.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The fire that totally destroyed a single-wide mobile home on Reece Road on Tuesday was electrical in nature. Fremont County Fire Protection District Chief Craig Haslam said that was the report following an inspection of the burned out structure by a fire inspector.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – This years “crop” of quilts on display at the Fremont County Fair is top notch. Five quilts earned Best of Show in their individual category. See the best of the best below:
(Lander, Wyo.) – Steve Simpson got this stunning photo of the red butte west of Lander from the Shoshone Lake Road. Thanks for sharing Steve! Gorgeous photo. The Sjostrom ranch is in the foreground.
(Washington, D.C.) – Leaders of the Northern Arapaho Business Council met with Department of Justice (DOJ) officials in Washington, D.C. to discuss hate crimes and racism in and around Riverton, according to a news release from the Tribe received this morning:
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is Thursday’s recap of law enforcement activity around the county. All persons arrested or cited are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.
(Lander, Wyo.) – Asphalt paving is scheduled to begin Wednesday, Aug. 5, on a highway and bridge improvement project about 15 miles southeast of Lander on U.S. 287.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The judges have spoken. The best of the best produce entered in the Fremont County Fair are pictured below:
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Today’s Obituaries include “Winnie” Walrod and Charles Miranda, both of Riverton.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – A graveside memorial service for Winifred Flora “Winnie” Walrod, 79, will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at Mountain View Cemetery with Pastor Mark Rader of the United Methodist Church officiating. Memorial contributions to PAWS for Life in care of Davis Funeral Home will be appreciated.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Charles F. Miranda, 91, of Riverton, died on Saturday, July 25, 2015 in Riverton. A rosary will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2015, at 7:00 pm at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church. A funeral is scheduled for Friday, July 31, 2015, at 10:00 am at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church with Father Demetrio Penascoza officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery,
(Hudson, Wyo.) – The new Hudson Fire Station is beginning to take shape just east of the 700 block of South Oklahoma Street. Sehnert Systems Inc. is the general contractor on the nearly $1-million project. The steel framework for the new fire hall went up on Monday and Tuesday. The new fire station is similar in design to new fire halls built in the past two years at North Portal and Midvale, where three drive-through bays are located along with offices, a kitchen, meeting room, restrooms and an exercise and storage area.
(Lander, Wyo.) – A public hearing at Tuesday night’s Lander City Council meeting on a re-zoing request generated three opposing comments from surrounding homeowners in the 400 block of North 9th Street. Karleen Moore is seeking to change the zoning of the property, a former church, from R-2 Single & Two Family Residential to R-3 Single & Multi-Family residential.
(Laramie, Wyo.) – The University of Wyoming wrestling program will have a new home beginning next season as the Big 12 Conference announced the addition of six affiliate members to the league. The Big 12 will now feature 10 teams as the four current members of the conference in Iowa State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and West Virginia will be joined by the Cowboys, Air Force, Northern Colorado, North Dakota State, South Dakota State and Utah Valley.