(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.
UPDATED to correct visitation location.
(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation is currently investigating a death in the Fort Washakie area that was reported on Saturday morning. FBI Special Agent Philip Niedringhaus in the bureau’s Denver office confirmed the death investigation in an email to County10.
(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – Eastern Shoshone Business Council Member Wes Martel, who was recently reinstated as a member of the council, submitted his resignation on Monday.
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.”
UPDATE at 12:25 p.m. Winds in the area of the search have forced the fixed wing aircraft to suspend the air search. Ground forces are being marshaled.
(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.
(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – On the last day of school, Fort Washkie High School art students completed a semester-long project in the painting of a buffalo. Teacher Leah Maltbie said the buffalo was bought for the school a few years back and the students worked on it this semester, finishing on the last day of the school.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Karen P. Gunnison, 80, of Riverton, died at the Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation – Wind River Center on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Cremation has taken place and her ashes will be taken back the family burial plot in Northern New York for a memorial service at a later date. Read the full obituary here.
(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – Funeral services for June Eileen (Large) Juschka, 90, will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at the First Christian Church in Wheatland, Wyoming with Pastor Andy Gudahl officiating. Interment will be in the Wheatland Cemetery. June Juschka joined the angels on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at the Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming surrounded by her loving family.
(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – This morning the Wind River Environmental Quality Commission and USDA Rural Development celebrated the next step in the commission’s ongoing process of handling the Wind River Indian Reservation’s waste management.
(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – On Saturday, Fort Washakie High graduated its Class of 2014. Thanks to Shad Hamilton for sharing these photos of the graduates.
(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – Those attending a beekeeping workshop in Fort Washakie will hear a caring for bees and honey production overview and then have the option to build a hive to take home.
(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.
(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – LeRoy Edward Shoopman died peacefully on May 10, 2014 at Morning Star Manor in Ft. Washakie, Wyoming.
(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – Earlier this week we reported that a Lander team had come in second at last week’s 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament in Thermopolis. We have since found out that another Fremont County was the first place winners!
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Lorraine Neil, 57, of Riverton died at the Casper Medical Center on Monday, May 5, 2014. A viewing will be held on Sunday, May 11, 2014, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Davis Funeral Home. A rosary will follow at 7 p.m. A funeral mass will be held on Monday, May 12, 2104, at 10 a.m. at Davis Funeral Home with burial to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. View the complete obituary here.
(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – Zethal Nephi, 67, passed away Monday, May 5, 2014, at Morning Star Manor in Ft. Washakie, Wyo. She was born November 21, 1947, in Ft. Washakie the daughter of the late Viola Mary (Barney) Hill and Hunting Hill.
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – A “Life RU Ready?” event is planned on Tuesday, May 6 in the Fremont Center at the Fremont County Fairgrounds in Riverton. This program is a joint effort in cooperation with public health, prevention agencies, law enforcement, legal counsel, coroner’s office, health care agencies, and youth volunteers. “Life RU Ready?” has been a successful activity in Campbell and Washakie counties; this is a first time event for Fremont County. Sixth grade students from Shoshoni, Wind River, Fort Washakie and Dubois school districts will be participating.