Aug 1, 2012 Staff



A daughter was born to Ashley and Jeremy Harding, of Riverton, at 4:40 p.m. July 7, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 4 pounds, 9 ounces.


A daughter was born to Amy and Shanen Hernandez, of Riverton, at 1:34 p.m. May 15, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces.



Mark D. Fortner, 42, formerly of Riverton, died July 19, 2012, in Greeley, Colo. Memorial services were at 3 p.m. Friday, July 27, at Northern Colorado Crematory, 700 Eighth St., Greeley, CO.


Margaret Bushyhead-Washington, 65, of Arapahoe, died Saturday, July 28, 2012, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at St. Stephens Catholic Church with a wake to follow at 1503 Elmwood Drive. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, with burial to follow at the Bushyhead Cemetery.

Community calendar

AUG. 3

Blood Draw for Community Health Fair is Aug. 1 to Aug. 3 at Dubois High School. For more information, call 455-2243.

Friday Night Fish Fry is at the Lava Mountain Lodge, 3577 U.S. Hwy. 26, Dubois. For more information, 455-3788.

Photo Contest Grand Opening is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Sinks Canyon Visitor Center. Sinks Canyon will be hosting an open house to view the photos from the Sinks Canyon Photo Contest. Photos will be on display, and refreshments will be served.

Rocky Mountain Truck and Tractor Pulls, presented by Fremont Toyota, is at 7:30 p.m. at the Fremont County Fairgrounds, 705 Fairgrounds Road, Riverton. Tickets are 15 for adults and $8 for children. Event is part of the Fremont County Fair and Rodeo.

Friday Night Rodeo is at 8 p.m. at the Clarence Allison Arena, Dubois. For more information, call 455-2752.

To add an event to the community calendar, please e-mail the information to and include "community calendar"R00;in the subject line.

Emergency calls

In Riverton police reports from Tuesday to Wednesday morning:

- Stephen Decorte, 27, of Riverton, was arrested for a municipal court warrant.

- Donald Lathrop, 57, of Riverton, was arrested for a warrant out of California.

- Mary Addison, 49, of Arapahoe, was arrested for a municipal court warrant.

- Christopher Monroe, 28, of Riverton, was arrested for assault (domestic violence).

- The Riverton Police Department is investigating a suspicious circumstance that occurred at the county courthouse in Riverton Tuesday afternoon.

Capt. C.T. Smith said at about 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday it was discovered that someone had shot at least one round from a firearm through the north wall of the courthouse at 816 South Federal Blvd.

"It is too early to speculate what prompted this action by the individual or individuals," Smith said in a news release. "If this was an accidental discharge of the firearm, we would ask that individual to come forward, as accidents can happen when handling loaded firearms."

However, if the act was intentional, Smith said he wants to make it clear this type of act "will not and cannot be tolerated by a community."

"We will do everything within our power to locate the person responsible and ensure they are held accountable for this very dangerous action," Smith said.

RPD detectives are handling the investigation, and anyone with information is asked to call the department at 856-4891 or the tip line, at 857-7755.

"Your tips can remain anonymous," Smith said.

In Fremont County Sheriff's reports from Tuesday to Wednesday morning:

- David Burt, 22, of Riverton, was arrested for contempt of court.

- Sadie Christensen, 31, of Riverton, was arrested for contempt of court.

- Austin Kitchin, 19, of Lander, was arrested for a warrant (failure to appear).

- During the same time period, ambulance crews responded to 15 calls for service and firefighters were dispatched three times.


The Wyoming State Engineer's Office report on stream flows, reservoir levels and canal diversions in the Wind River Basin as of Tuesday, July 31, are as listed in the first column. The readings for Monday, July 30, are in the second column. Measurements are in cubic feet per second unless otherwise stated.

Wind River near Dubois 113 118

Dinwoody Creek above Lakes, Near Burris 361 374

Bull Lake Creek above Bull Lake -- --

Bull Lake Creek near Lenore 625 593

Wind River near Crowheart 1,330 1,340

Wind River near Kinnear 395 396

Wind River at Riverton 50 48

Little Popo Agie River near Lander 22 22

Little Wind River near Riverton 49 49

Wind River above Boysen Reservoir 244 240

Fivemile Creek near Shoshoni 292 288

Wind River below Boysen Reservoir 1,060 1,060

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