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Today’s Obituaries: Mendenall and Shoopman

Screen Shot 2014-05-12 at 1.51.13 PM(Kinnear, Wyo.) – Francis “Marvin” Mendenall, 82, of Kinnear, died at his home on Thursday, May 8, 2014. A viewing will be held on Monday, May 12, 2014, at Davis Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. A funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Mountain View Cemetery. Read the full obituary here.

Police converged on the Roadway inn in the 600 block of West Main Friday afternoon on the report of two small children in a vehicle with two passed out adults. (Bethany Baldes photo)

Riverton police make another meth arrest after two small children found in car with two passed out adults

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Guests at the Roadway Inn alerted police and took matters into their own hands when they discovered two small children in a car parked next to the motel with two adults that were “passed out” inside. According to Captain Eric Murphy of the Riverton Police Department, the guests were returning to their room when they walked past a tan 2004 Buick Rainier in which an infant was reported to be screaming. The guests apparently could not awaken the adults, so they gathered the children up and took them to the motel office and called police. The children were females, ages 6 months and 2 years old.

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Stephanie Kessler announces re-election bid for County Commissioner

(Lander, Wyo.) – Fremont County Commissioner Stephanie Kessler, Independent – Lander, announced today that she would seek re-election this year. She represents the county’s fourth commission district encompassing Lander and Hudson. Kessler was first elected in 2012 for a two-year term. If re-elected it would be for a four-year term.

An Encana Natural Gas compressor station on East Pavillion Road takes gas produced from the East Pavillion field and sends it down a pipeline to market.

EPA seeking public comment on enhancing transparency for chemicals and mixtures used in hydraulic fracturing

(Washington, D.C.) –  EPA has announced that it will seek public comment on what information could be reported and disclosed for hydraulic fracturing chemicals and mixtures and the approaches for obtaining this information, including non-regulatory approaches. EPA is also soliciting input on incentives and recognition programs that could support the development and use of safer chemicals in hydraulic fracturing. A public process through an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) will help inform EPA’s efforts to promote the transparency and safety of unconventional oil and gas activities while strengthening protection of our air, water, land and communities. 

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The #1 thing you’re doing wrong when saving for your child’s college fund

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Another school year is drawing to a close. If you have young children, you might be planning for their summer activities. But you also might want to look even farther into the future — to the day when your kids say “goodbye” to their local schools and “hello” to their college dormitories. When that day arrives, will you be financially prepared to pay for the high costs of higher education?