A family-owned daily newspaper serving Riverton, Lander and Fremont County, Wyoming since 1949


Mar 17, 2017 - From staff reports



A daughter was born to Adrianna Kelli Noisy Hawk of Arapahoe and Michael David Goich of Riverton at 10:39 a.m. March 10 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces.


A daughter was born to Kelargo Blake of Riverton and Scot Blake of Riverton at 9:55 p.m. March 10 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby weighed 7 pounds, .04 ounces.



William Jamison McDonald, 89, formerly of Downingtown, Pennsylvania and Hawk Valley, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and presently living for the last 17 years in Lander died on Wednesday, March 15. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 22 at the Chapel of Mount Hope in Hudson's Funeral Home. The interment will take place at the convenience of the family.


Darion Wade Lyle Wheeler, 18, Destinee Joanessa Lynn Wheeler, 15, and Paul Edward McEwan Jr., 20, all of Hudson, died on March 14. A funeral service to celebrate their lives will start at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21 at the Lander Community and Convention Center. A second visitation for Darion Wade Lyle Wheeler and Destinee Joanessa Lynn Wheeler will be held from 2-4 p.m. prior to the funeral on Tuesday, March 21 at the Lander Community and Convention Center. Services are under the direction of Hudson's Funeral Home and Crematory.


Divorces granted in Fremont County District Court:

-Q94;Shelly L. Martin from Jeffrey A. Martin, joint custody of minor children, former name of Dubie restored

Community Calendar

Friday, March 17

Irish Songs and Ballads and Sober St. Patty's Day is at the Lander Bake Shop, located at 259 Main Street in Lander. Irish songs will be performed from 3:30 to 5 p.m., by Buffalo O'Bill and Dr. Jo and The Rose of Tralee with special guest Tom Wilson. The Sober St. Patty's Day event is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Lander Bake Shop. There will be cowboy poetry by Jack Schmidt and Kent Stockton, and musical performances by Sean Francis. This family event, sponsored by Fremont Counseling Services is free and open to the public. Alcohol is not allowed.

The Annual The Central Wyoming College Athletic Booster Club Rustler 400 Reverse Raffle is from 6-9 p.m. at the college, located at 2660 Peck Ave. Proceeds benefit the CWC Athletic Booster Club's student athletic scholarship fund. Only 400 tickets are available. Tickets can be pre-purchased online at cwc.edu/rustler400, from the CWC Foundation, Rustler Central or the Riverton and Lander Chamber of Commerces. Tickets are $100 each and admits two people. More than $15,000 will be awarded throughout the night, including the grand prize of $10,000. Contact Becky Ruthenbeck of the CWC Foundation for additional information at 855-2254.

The "Thunder Feathers: Greater Sage grouse strut the plains," ATLAS exhibit opening reception is from 6-8 p.m. at the The Lander Arts Center, located at 224 Main Street in Lander. The exhibit uses art and science to highlight the bird's behavior and the sagebrush habitat of Wyoming. Special guests at the opening include Wind River Dancers and Dr. Gail Patricelli of the University of California, Davis's evolution and ecology department.

The St. Patrick's Day Bagpipe Concert is at 6 p.m. at the Shoshone Rose Casino and hotel, located at 5690 Highway 287 in Lander. The Lander Volunteer Fire Department will march to the Shoshone Rose Casino stag at 6 p.m. to share bagpipe and drum music.

The Ninth Annual Carol Parker Memorial Dart Tournament is March 17-19 at the Lander Community Center, located at 950 Buena Vista Drive. All dart enthusiasts are invited. The $40 entry fee helps support the Carol Parker Memorial Scholarship Fund and cancer awareness. Food and designated drivers will be provided. Mini tournaments begin on Friday at 7 p.m., play begins at noon, with sign-ins at 10 a.m. Saturday, and at 10 a.m. with sign-ins at 9 a.m. Sunday. Participants must be at 21. For more information, call 349-9970.

Saturday, March 18

The Shoshoni Library hosts craft sessions for both children and adults from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library, located at 216 Idaho Street in Shoshoni. Materials will be provided for children's crafts, including rainsticks, family trees, egg shell crafts or eggshell plants. Paint is provided for adult crafts, but adults are asked to bring other items needed to complete projects. For more information about paint colors or the event, call 876-2777 or visit the library.

The Fremont County Democratic Party Re-organization meeting is from 1-3 p.m. at the Lander Library, located at 451 North Second Street in Lander. All are welcome to attend, but only the Fremont County Democratic Party Central Committee can vote.

"The Roaring '20s" is at 7 p.m. at the Lander Valley High School Auditorium. Pre-concert ragtime music in the lobby starts at 6:30 p.m. features a silent film "The Rink" with Charlie Chaplin accompanied by the Fremont Symphony Orchestra, directed by Andrew Greene of the "Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra" from Baltimore and Rebecca Murdock. The performance will include ragtime music of Scott Joplin, music from Showboat by Jerome Kern, and Gershwin's "Someone To Watch Over Me" and "Swanee." Tickets are $10 per person or $20 per family at the door.

St. Margaret's Shake, Rattle and Roll Viva Las Vegas annual Dinner/Dance Fundraiser is from 6 p.m. to midnight at St. Margaret's gym, located at 220 North Seventh Street East in Riverton. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 856-5922.

Lander Rotary's 2017 Women of Lander Rotary Fashion Show is at 6 p.m. at In My Window located at 258 Main Street in Lander. Tickets are $25 and include admission, refreshments, a 10% on purchases after the show and entry into a drawing for a gift from In My Window. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit Lander Rotary Club. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 335-8353.

The 6th Annual Wild Game Dinner, hosted by the Hillcrest Baptist Church, is at 6 p.m. at the Fremont Center of the Fremont County Fairgrounds in Riverton. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free and all are welcome. For more information, call 851-9303 or 856-3635.

Tuesday, March 21

The Riverton Farmers Market chili cook-off and customer appreciation night is from 4-6 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, located at 1116 West Park Avenue. The competition is open to everyone and sponsorships will be awarded as prizes in five categories: traditional, unique, spicy, people's choice and locally sourced. Shoppers and vendors will also have the opportunity to fill out surveys, and participate in a vendor meeting following the market. Both current vendors and those interested in become vendors are invited. For more information call Kacee Thacker at 349-8257.

A Riverton community blood drive is from noon to 5:30 at the Riverton Library, located at 1330 West Park Avenue in Riverton. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit bloodhero.com or call 307-714-2380.

The Fremont County Archaeological Society's Nez Perce Trail presentation is at 7:15 p.m. at Hudson Town Hall, located at 333 South Main Street in Hudson. Archaeologist Dan Eakin, will present his years of research on the Nez Perce Trail. This program is free and open to the public.

Being Mortal is from noon to 2 p.m. at the Lander Library, located at 451 North 2nd Street in Lander. Everyone is invited to this free screening and discussion of the PBS Frontline film "Being Mortal."The conversation will address what matters most to patients families facing difficult treatment decisions and how to have that conversation with physicians. For more information, call Rhonda Locker at Help for Health at 856-1206, or register at helpforhealthhospice.org.

Wednesday, March 22

A Lander community blood drive is from noon to 5:30 at the Lander Library, Lander Library, located at 451 N Second Street in Lander. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit bloodhero.com or call 307-714-2380.

Shoshone National Forest Public Meeting is from 6-8 p.m. at the Headwaters Art and Convention Center, located at 20 Stalnaker Street in Dubois. The meetings will focus on the Shoshone National Forest's travel management process. The final meeting will be March 23 in Cody.

Emergency Calls

Information in this column is taken from official law enforcement reports. An arrest is a preliminary step in the legal process. It does not mean that a person has been found guilty of a crime. By law, persons who are arrested are innocent until proven guilty through due legal processes.

In Riverton Police Department weekend reports through Tuesday morning:

-Edward Brown, 57, of Riverton was arrested for public intoxication at 6:06 a.m. Thursday on the 600 block of South Federal Boulevard.

-Q94;Jason Quiver, 35, was arrested for a probation violation and for resisting arrest at 12:56 p.m. Thursday on the 500 block of East Main Street.

- Tilford Tillman, of Fort Washakie, was arrested for reckless endangerment at 4:34 p.m. Thursday after accidentally discharging a rifle into his neighbor's home on the 100 block of Opal Drive. There were no injuries, but the bullet narrowly missed the neighbor and her young child.

In Fremont County Sheriff's Office weekend reports through Tuesday morning:

-No arrests were made in this time frame.

Wall Street

At close, the Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 3.13 points or .13 percent, to 2,378.25.

The Dow Jones Industrial average was down 19.93 points, or .10 percent, to 20,914.62.

The Nasdaq composite index read 5,901, up .24 points or 0 percent.

Marriage Certificates

-Q94;Grantor: WALLER JOSEPH WAYNE, Grantee: RICHARDSON TECIA LYNN, Rec Date: 02/24/2017

Get your copy of The Ranger online, every day! If you are a current print subscriber and want to also access dailyranger.com online (there is nothing more to purchase) including being able to download The Mining and Energy Edition, click here. Looking to start a new online subscription to dailyranger.com (even if it is for just one day)? Access our secure SSL encrypted server and start your subscription now by clicking here.

County Weather

Photo Gallery

Twitter Feed (Follow Us!)

Contact Us  © 2017 Riverton Ranger, Inc.