(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Riverton Police Department held a tobacco compliance check in the city on Sunday, with a 16-year-old male subject attempting to purchase tobacco products. One retailer, the West Main Maverik Country Store, failed the check and a 46-year-old female clerk was cited for selling to a minor.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Riverton Elks-Legion Raiders salvaged its weekend tournament in Miles City, Mont. with two big wins in a row to end the tournament with a 3-3 record. On Sunday the Raiders defeated Glascow, Mont., 14-4 and then in the night cap defeated Billings 4-3, avenging a previous loss earlier in the tournament.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Rotary Clubs of Riverton and Lander met on the 35th anniversary of the Riverton Club June 18th for a “Gavel Exchange” where both clubs presented awards to their respective members and new officers were announced. The event was held at the Riverton Country Club.
(Lander, Wyo.) – An iconic figure and mentor for many hundreds of young people in our community has passed following a heart attack and stroke in Idaho. Bruce Gresly, the winningest of all Wyoming High School Swimming Coaches and architect of Lander’s swimming dynasty, was stricken late last week and died Sunday morning just past 7 a.m. according to his family.
(Miles City, Mont.) – The Riverton Elks-Legion Raiders will play at 12:30 today in the 2015 Harry Griffith Tournament against the Billings Halos, a team that defeated them 9-0 earlier in the tournament. So far, the Raiders have posted a 1-3 record at the tournament.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – A Funeral Mass for Esther Lena (Romero) Downey, 79, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church with Father Demetrio Penascoza officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m., Monday, June 29th at Davis Funeral Home. Memorial contributions to the Missouri Valley Fire Dept. would be appreciated in care of Davis Funeral Home.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Elizabeth “Liz” Valdez, 62, of Riverton, died at the Help for Health Hospice Home on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. A memorial service will be held at 10;00 am on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church. Inurnment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
(Pavillion, Wyo.) – The Classic Air Medical Helicopter landed in Pavillion’s Town Park this morning to show off their equipment and allow local residents to talk with the flight staff.
(Pavillion, Wyo.) – Score another victory for the bulls in today’s Fremont County Youth Rodeo in Pavillion, at least in the 9-11 age group. Only a few scores were recorded.
(Pavillion, Wyo.) – Some 60 motorcycles and their riders converged on Pavillion this morning during a Hudson to Hudson Memorial Poker run in the memory of Devin Cadera. The former Lander resident died Feb. 1, 2015 in a single vehicle rollover near Parachute, Colo., on Interstate 70.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – It was a perfect night for launching sky lanterns Friday around 9:15 p.m. at the Riverton Branch Library sponsored event. The wind was calm, the air was cooling, enthusiasm was high and the sky lanterns performed, with the colorful paper envelopes soaring into sky just a few moments after each was lighted.
(Lander, Wyo.) – Residents of the Apple Valley have been complaining for several weeks about a potent odor that has been wafting over town. The City of Lander has responded with the following statement released this afternoon:
Today’s Obituaries include Robert “Red Dog” St. Clair, Fort Washakie; Brandii Sherine Potter, Riverton; Joretta Yardas, Lander and JR McCabe, Ethete.
(Lander, Wyo.) – The Lander Middle School has released its Honor Roll for the second semester:
(Evanston, Wyo.) – Above, From left, Megan Olson, Bailey Middleton, Haley Marchant and Taitlyn Bethea of Sundance listen to Dan Mattke, soil scientist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Riverton, describe how to soil profile during the Wyoming Resource Education Days (WyRED) at the Uinta County Youth Camp this week.
(Lander, Wyo.) – Joetta Yardas died Tuesday, June 23, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.
A celebration of life service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 3, at the Lander United Methodist Church.
She came to Lander with her parents in 1936, and she graduated from Fremont County Vocational High School in 1948.
In 1948, she married Charles C. Yardas.
Her family said she fulfilled her role as a wife, mother and friend with dignity, honesty and enthusiasm.
She is survived by her husband; sons Chuck Jr., Mike and Rocky; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and five sisters
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Brandii Sherine Potter, 46, died on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at her home after a three year struggle with brain cancer. A celebration to honor her life will be held Monday, June 29th at 10:00 a.m. at the Davis Funeral Home. Anyone with remembrances is welcome to share at that time.
(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – Robert “Red Dog” St. Clair, 62, passed away June 23, 2015. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at the Rocky Mountain Hall, Fort Washakie, Wyoming. An all-night wake will begin at the family home at 5:00 p.m., Monday, June 29, 2015.
Emily Dayton, of Riverton, left, and Daylin Cox, of Rock Springs, sharpen their battle skills in a stage combat class during the Summer High School Institute at the University of Wyoming. They were among more than 80 sophomores from 31 Wyoming school districts attending the annual three-week institute that allows the students to explore their intellectual, social and creative interests. (UW Photo)