Little Bob Lake fire slowed with moisture, now at 1410 acres; Fire Weather Watch in effect for Saturday

(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – Tribal bow hunting season opened yesterday on Thursday, August 27, 2015. Due to the tall grass present from a wet spring and early summer the Wind River Agency cautions hunters in driving any vehicle off of established roads. It is also a good fire prevention idea to carry an ax, bucket and shovel with you while out hunting. “We received heavy lightning from the thunderstorms last night. If you see a fire please report it as soon as possible to Forestry Warehouse (332-4408), BIA Police (332-6880) or the Fremont County Sheriff (332-5611),” said Karl Brauneis, the agency fire public information officer in a news release.

Today’s Obituaries: Trosper

58715 Stallone Trosper WESTERN(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – Stallone Trosper age 29, passed away Saturday, July 18, 2015 in Riverton, WY. A Traditional Indian Funeral Service will be held Thursday July 23rd at 10:00 AM at the James Trosper residence, #126 North Fork Rd., Ft. Washakie with James Trosper and George Abeyta officiating.  An Evening Service and Wake will be held Wednesday, July 22nd starting a 7:00 PM at the James Trosper Residence.  Interment will be in the Sage-Redman Cemetery in Ethete.

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.

George West Shakespeare

(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) -George West Shakespeare “Heeyei Cebkohut”-Running Hawk, was born 12/03/36 to Elizabeth Underwood and West Shakespeare in Fort Washakie, Wyoming.  He grew up in Ethete, Wyoming in the Catholic faith.  He joined the US Air Force in 1957 completing basic training at Lackland Air Base, Texas,  advanced training in Springfield, Illinois, and became a jet engine mechanic in Portsmouth, New Hampshire where he honorably discharged in 1960.

Thurlo Tidzump

(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – Thurlo Tidzump age 42, passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2015 following an automobile accident.  Traditional Indian Funeral Services will be held Saturday, June 6th at 10:00 AM at the family residence, #33 Tappay Drive, North Fork Road Ft. Washakie with Arlen Shoyo officiating.  An Evening Service and Wake will also be held at the family residence Friday, June 5th at 7:00 PM.  Interment will be in the St. Stephens Catholic Cemetery.

John Christian Teuscher Jr. “Butch”

(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – John Christian Teuscher Jr “Butch”, 68 years of age, passed away at his home in Fort Washakie on May 4, 2015 after a short illness.  Butch was born to John and Betty Reese Teuscher on June 6, 1946 in Montpilier, Idaho.  His early childhood was spent in Cokeville, Wyoming.  At the age of twelve Butch and his family moved to Jackson, Wyoming, where he attended school and also started to learn his strong work ethic by working right along side of his father ranching.

Richard Duane Burns Jr.

(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – Richard Duane Burns Jr., 28, passed away April 11, 2015 in Fort Washakie, Wyoming.  A wake will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 15 at 11 Thunder Lane, Ethete and Thursday, April 16 located at Blue Sky Hall, Ethete, Wyoming. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 17, at Blue Sky Hall. Burial will take place at St. Michael’s Mission Cemetery.

Loretta June (Tillman) Forkner

(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – Loretta June (Tillman) Forkner, 72, of Rapid City, South Dakota passed away on Saturday April 4, 2015, at the Northern Suburban Hospital in Thorton, Colorado due to a prolonged illness. As were her wishes, she has been cremated. A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 11 a.m., Delwayne Compton’s residence in Fort Washakie, Memorial Services will be conducted for immediate family only.

Fort Washakie Library students hear from Jane Elliott via Skype

(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – The  4th, 5th and 6th grade students at the Fort Washakie School Library have been immersed in an extended study of discrimination, racism and civil rights since mid-January. Lessons based on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Rosa Parks, Jim Crow laws and other foundations of the Civil Rights era are familiar territory, but this year a new fact was added to the picture.