Today in Fremont County

Apr 29, 2020 Staff



Henry Barnaby, 37, died in Ronan, Montana. Family graveside services were held. Burial is at Sacajawea Cemetery.


Lewis F. Duthie, 62, of Riverton, died April 26, 2020, at the Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions Center in Casper after a long battle with cancer. No services are planned.


Calvin Francis "Jabbo" Friday (ho'nookee bee'eiht- Red Rock), 35, died April 23, 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born in Riverton. Family graveside services will be held Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at Arapaho Catholic Cemetery.


Emma Lamebear, 61, of Fort Washakie, died Saturday, April 25, 2020, at Morning Star Manor. A private family graveside will be held Wednesday, April 29, 2020.


Robert Roseno, 76, died Sunday, April 26, 2020, at his home. Arrangements are pending through Davis Funeral Home.


Betty Jarvis, 92, of Riverton, died Sunday, April 26, 2020, at her home. Arrangements are pending through Davis Funeral Home.


Avalonne Lee Cristando, 89, of Lander, died April 22, 2020, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. Private burial has occurred in Mount Hope Cemetery in Lander.


More people under 19 have contracted coronavirus in Fremont County than almost any other age group, according to statistics from local public health officials.

A graphic released Wednesday showed about 17 people age 60-69 have been diagnosed with coronavirus in Fremont County, compared to about 16 people under 19.

The virus has affected about 14 people age 50-59, according to the graph, and 12 people each in the 30-39 and 19-29 age group; 10 confirmed cases involve people age 40-49, nine involve people age 70-79 and about four involve people older than 80.

As of Wednesday, 101 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Fremont County, including 42 in Riverton, 27 in Lander, 12 in Ethete, seven each in Fort Washakie and Arapahoe, three in St. Stephen's and one in Hudson. One person has tested positive in Dubois, but that number is being included in Teton County totals, and two cases do not specify a location.

The Wyoming Department of Health says eight people in Fremont County are considered "probable positives" who have been in close proximity with a confirmed patient.

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 Fremont County Sheriff's Office weekend reports:

A vicious animal was reported at about 7:55 a.m. Tuesday on Reece Road near Riverton. The reporting party said her neighbor's dogs "attacked her dog." Officials said a citation had been prepared to be served.

Threatening was reported at about 12 p.m. Tuesday on East Monroe Avenue near Riverton. The initial report was regarding threatening and stalking. Officials said advice was given regarding a protection order.

Animal abuse was reported at about 1:05 p.m. Tuesday on Wilson Road near Riverton. The reporting party said a "neighbor's horse is extremely malnourished." Officials said the situation "will be monitored."


Thursday, April 30

Foundations For Nations will distribute food beginning at 5 p.m. at 20 Mission Road in Arapahoe. Traffic should enter from Rendezvous Road and exit at Mission Road.

The distribution team will be wearing masks and gloves and will maintain social distancing. Drivers may open their vehicle trunks, and volunteers will load the food.

"Call of the Wild" starring Harrison Ford will be screened at about 8:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds on the southwest corner of Pavillion. An FM sound system will broadcast the soundtrack of the film through car stereos. Concessions will be available. Smaller vehicles will be parked nearer the screen with large pickups and higher profile vehicles in the back.

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