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Fort Washakie art students complete semester-long project on last day of school

(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.

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Today’s Obituaries: Gunnison, Hurt, Juschka and Miller

Screen Shot 2014-05-22 at 2.20.54 PM(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.

Eileen June Juschka photo

June Eileen (Large) Juschka

(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.

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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.

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Today’s Obituaries: Neil and Nephi

image(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.

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Life-simulation event for teens on risky behaviors set Tuesday at Fairgrounds

(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.

Big John Smith received a national safety advocacy award from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Acting Administrator David Friedman at Monday's award presentation in Nashville, Tennessee. (WYDOT)

“Big John” Smith received national public service award from NHTSA Monday in Nashville

(Nashville, TN) – The transportation director of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes traveled to Nashville this week to receive a national safety advocacy award from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Safety Traffic Administration (NHTSA).