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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training for the public coming in July

(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – LivingWorks Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trainers (ASIST) conducted a first-ever training in Lander earlier this year, co-sponsored by the Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming, in partnership with the Grace For 2 Brothers Foundation. In celebration of that success, an ASIST workshop is being made available to anyone in Fremont County.


Today’s Obituaries: Goodman, Noseep and Schupp

goodman(St. Stephen’s, Wyo.) – Funeral services for Donna Ree Goodman, 71, who died June 21, 2014, in Casper, Wyo., will be held 10 a.m., Friday, June 27th at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church with Father Phil Wagner officiating. Interment will follow at the Arapaho Catholic Cemetery in St. Stephen’s, Wyo. A Rosary will be held Thursday, June 26th at Great Plains Hall with a wake to follow at 1613 17 Mile Road. Read the full obituary here.


Today’s Obituaries: Hurtado and Zoller

(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – Shannon Maria Hurtado died in her home in Fort Washakie on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Visitation has been arranged for June 11 beginning at 5 p.m. at the family home, 28 Crooked Creek Lane. It will continue over night, same location. The Funeral Service will be 10 a.m., Thursday, June 12, 2014, in the Rocky Mountain Hall. Burial will follow in the Sacajawea Cemetery. A full obituary will follow at a later date.

Vance Marchbanks, Jr., was born in 1905 at Fort Washakie, Wyo. (From the Jean Mathisen Haugen collection)

Little Bit of Local History: The son of a Buffalo Soldier at Ft. Washakie had local ties

By Jean Mathisen Haugen, Lander Historian
(Lander, Wyo.) – In the last years  Fort Washakie, Wyoming was a military post, members of the 9th and 10th cavalry were stationed there–these were the famed  “Buffalo Soldiers.”  Among these men was Vance Marchbanks, Sr., who had entered military service on August 2, 1895.  He served as a warrant officer at Fort Apache and Fort Huachuca , Arizona and at Fort Washakie, Wyoming.  He served his country for 40 years.
Marchbank as the Chief Doctor for Tuskeegee Airmen. (From the collection of Jean Mathisen Haugen)

Marchbank was Chief Doctor for Tuskeegee Airmen.

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BREAKING: Missing teens reportedly located alive

UPDATE at 3:40 p.m. from Fremont County Sheriff’s Office: “The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office  assisted the Wind River Police Department with a  Search and Rescue Operation, in the Moccasin Lake area near Fort Washakie. Three (3) local residents from the Fort Washakie area had been missing for over 48 hrs. after their vehicle became stuck. The 3 were located around 2:30 this afternoon in ok condition. The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office has concluded their assistance at this time.”

And, they're off!

Moccasin Lake Challenge held Saturday in memory of Harrison “Bunny” Shoyo Jr.

(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – By all accounts, Saturday’s Moccasin Lake Challenge was a tremendous success. Organized by Michael Chingman, the event drew 128 runners and some 80 volunteers, including 30 runners from out-of-state. The 18 mile challenge race started with a check-in at Rocky Mountain Hall, and then to the starting point along Trout Creek Road where the road climbs the Wind River Range to Moccasin Lake.