Esther Lena (Romero) Downey

(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.

Elizabeth “Liz” Valdez

(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.

Joetta Yardas

(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

Brandii Sherine Potter

(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.

Robert “Red Dog” St. Clair

(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.

Local Girl participated in Summer High School Institute fun: Stage Combat Duel

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)