Today in Fremont County

Apr 23, 2020 Staff



Nola Nile Iiams, 92, of Lander, died peacefully April 21, 2020, at The Springs at Grand Park in Billings, Montana.Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, family graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2020, at Mount Hope Cemetery in Lander.


Nancy Anne Tasi, 83, died Monday, April 20, 2020, at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. Cremation has taken place. Services will be held at a later date.


Hazel Blanche Eastman, 67, died Wednesday, April 15, 2020, in Riverton.Cremation has taken place.Services will be held at a later date.


Calvin Lewis Olson, 86, of Newell, South Dakota, died April 17, 2020.A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 27, 2020, at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton.


Private family graveside services for Robert "Bob" Lloyd Grubb, 96, will be held with Pastor Melinda Bobo officiating.Military services will be accorded by the Ramar Brown VFW Post No. 10056 Dubois at the Dubois Cemetery.


Funeral services for Rachel Ashley Norse, 27, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 25, 2020, at her home, 1669 17 Mile Road. Burial will follow at the Arapaho Catholic Cemetery. A prayer service will be held Friday evening, April 24, at 1669 17 Mile Road, with a wake to follow.


Jewel Skaggs, 90, of Riverton, died Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at Help for Health Hospice.


Tommy Harless, 84, of Riverton, died Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at his home.


Robert J. (Bob) Gilliland, 88, died April 1, 2020, at his home in Riverton. As per his request, his family will spread his ashes this summer at a special location in the mountains of Dubois.

COVID report

The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said new coronavirus cases were confirmed in Converse, Laramie and Teton counties on Wednesday.

The state;s seventh death was confirmed Wednesday in Teton County.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Laramie County had 78 cases; Teton County had 63; Fremont County had 51; Natrona County had 38; Campbell County had 14; Sheridan County had 12; Johnson County had 11; Sweetwater and Converse had 10; Albany, Lincoln and Uinta had six; Washakie had five; Carbon and Crook had four, and Goshen had three. Big Horn, Hot Springs, Niobrara, Park and Sublette all had one case.

The number of probable cases, people who have not been confirmed with coronavirus but who have exhibited symptoms and have been in contact with someone with a confirmed case, was set at 121.

Meanwhile, the total of confirmed and "probable" recoveries increased by 21 on Wednesday to total 275 -- 200 confirmed by laboratories and 75 "probable" recoveries.

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 reports Tuesday to early Wednesday:

A gun was reported stolen at about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday from a camper parked in front of a residence in the 400 block of Oak Lane.

Tools were reported stolen at about 12:10 a.m. Wednesday from a shop in the 2200 block of Broadacres Drive.

In Fremont County Sheriff's Office reports Monday and Tuesday:

An animal problem was reported at about 8 p.m. Monday in the 1800 block of Hillcrest Drive. The initial report indicates one dog attacked another.

In Fremont County Sheriff's Office reports Thursday through Monday:

Samuel Plush, 24, of Riverton, was arrested at about 1:40 p.m. Sunday in the 800 block of North Federal Boulevard in Riverton on a Fremont County warrant for delivery of oxycodone and conspiracy to deliver oxycodone related to a Division of Criminal Investigation case.

Deputies responded at about 5:50 a.m. Monday to a report of a black cow on the road on Gasser Road near Riverton.

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