Charlotte Waterman

(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – Charlotte Waterman, age 74, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyo.  She was born January 22, 1940, at Fort Washakie the daughter of the late Sherman and Hazel Hereford.
Charlotte was a lifelong resident of the Wind River Indian Reservation. She attended school at Ft. Washakie. She enjoyed reading, camping, sewing, pow wows, the sundance and being around her family and grandchildren.
She is survived by daughter, Roxanne Wright; sons, Sherman Hereford Jr., Verlin, Vernon and Jake Rooks, Don Dushapin Jr. and RV Hereford and their families; brothers, Robert “Bob” Hereford and Willis “Dukie” Hereford and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by daughter, Hazel Rooks; sisters, Joanne Nowlin, Louise Thompson, Emma Jean Bell and Elabie and Marcella Hereford; brothers, Victor, Jackie, Seewright and Stanley Hereford; nieces, Patty Lou and Jacqueline Raye Hereford.
Traditional Indian Funeral Services will be held Thursday, August 21st at 10 AM at Rocky Mountain Hall with Arlen Shoyo officiating. An Evening Service and Wake will be held Wednesday, August 20th at Rocky Mountain Hall staring at 7 PM. Interment will be in the Chief Washakie Cemetery. Services provided by Wind Dancer Funeral Home.
Lightning strikes and a car hitting a guy wire caused two electric outages Thursday night and Friday morning. (Ernie Over photo)

Lightning strikes, bad driver result in several power outages in the county

(Riverton, Wyo.) – There were two power outages reported in the county overnight. One was the result of a lightning strike above Fort Washakie last night that lasted over an hour before a High Plains Power crew could arrive on the scene and restore electric service. There was a power bump reported in Hidden Valley last night as well, also the result of a lightning strike, a High Plains representative reported.

A traditional song was sung by Scout River led by Willow Pingree during Wednesday's ceremony. (FCSD#21)

Old cemetery behind Ft. Washakie School cedared in Wednesday ceremony

(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – The Board of Trustees of Fremont County School District #21 held a ceremony at a gravesite located behind the elementary building on Wednesday afternoon on ground recently acquired by the school. The graves are dated from the 1920’s when the school was a government boarding school. The Archeology Department from the University of Wyoming determined there were 8-10 graves located in the one area.