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Chauvin: bigger<br />

sentence to be sought<br />

for ex-officer<br />

Track: lady<br />

Wolverines win roy<br />

Peck Invitational<br />

Page A-10<br />

A-4<br />

A-8<br />

County<br />

mmIP march set for Wednesday<br />

Opinion<br />

editorial, tucker, lemire<br />

Nation<br />

Sports<br />

Damp<br />

High: 54 low: 35<br />

Sunday<br />

THE<br />

Sunday, <strong>May</strong> 2, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Ranger<br />

Western Wyoming’s Sunday newspaper<br />

16 pages today<br />

50 cents<br />



(Wne) — a natrona County jury<br />

awarded more than $2 million in damages<br />

last week to the wife and daughter of a<br />

man killed as a result of poor traffic control<br />

during construction on an intersection.<br />

bill gray, 62, of Casper, was riding his<br />

motorcycle on the evening of sept. 12,<br />

2017 when he was hit by a driver at the<br />

intersection of the Old yellowstone<br />

Highway and Cole Creek road. He was<br />

airlifted to a Denver hospital with serious<br />

injuries, where he died two weeks later.<br />


green rIVer (Wne) – a week after<br />

arriving in green river, Christopher<br />

nielsen recalls feeling stressed about not<br />

having any job prospects and the possibility<br />

of being homeless. He had come to green<br />

river from utah to help look after his<br />

friends’ two children as they worked to<br />

establish themselves after moving to the<br />

city. nielsen told third Judicial District<br />

Court Judge suzannah robinson that one<br />

of the children, 5-year-old anthony James<br />

radcliff, wasn’t listening to him as he tried<br />

to convince the child to eat his meal.<br />

“I lost my temper and shook anthony,”<br />

he said. He faces life in prison without<br />

parole.<br />


eVanstOn (Wne) — the uinta<br />

County sheriff’s Office issued a press<br />

release thursday concerning a man’s body<br />

discovered in the bridger Valley.<br />

“During the afternoon hours of monday<br />

april 26 ... the uinta County sheriff’s<br />

Office responded to the report of a body<br />

that had been located in a haystack/field<br />

outside of fort bridger,” the release said.<br />

“the body appeared to be that of an adult<br />

male, and appeared to have been deceased<br />

for some time.”<br />

the body was located close to the area<br />

where trevor boyd, who was reported as a<br />

missing person, had last been seen in<br />

november 2020.<br />


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Shoshoni schools OKd to drop mask requirement<br />

By Clair McFarland and Katie Roenigk<br />

Staff Writers<br />

shoshoni school students and teachers<br />

are no longer required to wear masks<br />

and maintain six feet of separation.<br />

fremont County school District 24<br />

Diploma day at CWC<br />

has received an exception to Wyoming<br />

Public Health orders regarding event<br />

capacity, six-foot spacing, and face coverings,<br />

according to an announcement<br />

Wednesday.<br />

Other provisions, which mandate frequent<br />

hand hygiene and quarantining<br />

for COVID-19 symptom-bearers, are<br />

still in place, and buses still are subject<br />

to national COVID-19 requirements.<br />

school officials said this week’s variance<br />

“can be revoked if things change<br />

for the worse,” but starting Wednesday<br />

“masks will not be required in our<br />

Steve McAllister, who retired last year from the Central Wyoming College faculty, was introduced<br />

Friday night as professor emeritus during college commence exercises. He turned to<br />

speak to graduating students as he began his remarks. Sharon Dalton, who was not able to<br />

attend, also earned the professor emeritus distinction.<br />

Photos by Steve Peck<br />

These two students spoke Thursday at<br />

CWC commencement. Adele Zhi An<br />

Farag, above, addressed the 4 p.m. ceremony,<br />

and Jennifer Moats, left, was<br />

the 7 p.m. speaker.<br />

By Katie Roenigk<br />

Staff Writer<br />

schools.”<br />

“anyone and everyone is welcome to<br />

continue to wear them, but they are not<br />

required,” officials said in a statement<br />

online. “Please respect those that continue<br />

to mask, as they may have a family<br />

member they are trying to protect.”<br />

COVID<br />

behind bars<br />

relief, routine and<br />

reflection as vaccines<br />

become available<br />

now that they can receive COVID-19 vaccinations,<br />

local residents who were incarcerated during<br />

the global pandemic say they look forward to<br />

resuming more normal prison activities.<br />

“In here it’s business as usual now,” Wyoming<br />

Honor farm inmate robert burress, 65, said this<br />

month.<br />

Public health precautions still are in place, he<br />

noted, but most people have grown accustomed to<br />

social distancing and face coverings.<br />

“When you walk out in the morning you have<br />

your hat, your gloves, and your mask,” burress<br />

said. “It’s just common now. (you) feel naked without<br />

it.”<br />

WHf inmate Josiah arthur, 23, said he “had an<br />

issue” with mask-wearing at first, but he eventually,<br />

“you get used to it,” he said.<br />

Distancing requirements were more impactful,<br />

however, limiting the educational programming<br />

options that usually<br />

are available in<br />

prison.<br />

arthur said he<br />

was at the Wyoming<br />

Honor<br />

Conservation Camp<br />

and boot Camp in<br />

newcastle when the<br />

Wyoming<br />


Department of Corrections initially began implementing<br />

COVID-19 restrictions, and the limits on<br />

gatherings “kind of made things difficult.”<br />

“Over there, you get used to working together as<br />

a team,” arthur said. “We couldn’t really come<br />

together and work together as much as we did<br />

before.”<br />

WHf inmate Dusty Harris, 39, said he had<br />

been looking forward to taking anger management<br />

and other classes offered in prison, but those<br />

haven’t always been available during the pandemic<br />

due to social distancing requirements.<br />

“you can’t group,” he said. “so if you’re trying to<br />

work on yourself to better yourself, it’s very frustrating,<br />

because it’s not going on right now.”<br />

arthur said alcoholics anonymous and<br />

narcotics anonymous group meetings are now<br />

available again, and Harris expressed hope that,<br />

due to the availability of vaccinations, more group<br />

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WORLD<br />

Prosecutors<br />

seek higher<br />

sentence for<br />

Chauvin in<br />

Floyd death<br />

mInneaPOlIs (aP) —<br />

Prosecutors are asking a judge to<br />

give Derek Chauvin a more severe<br />

penalty than state guidelines call<br />

for when he is sentenced in June<br />

for george floyd’s death, arguing<br />

in court documents filed friday<br />

that floyd was particularly vulnerable<br />

and that Chauvin abused his<br />

authority as a police officer.<br />

Defense attorney eric nelson is<br />

opposing a tougher sentence, saying<br />

the state has failed to prove<br />

that those aggravating factors,<br />

among others, existed when<br />

Chauvin arrested floyd on may<br />

25.<br />

Chauvin, who is white, was<br />

convicted last week of seconddegree<br />

unintentional murder,<br />

third-degree murder and seconddegree<br />

manslaughter for pressing<br />

his knee against floyd’s neck for 9<br />

1/2 minutes as the black man said<br />

he couldn’t breathe and went<br />

motionless.<br />


<strong>May</strong><br />

Prosecutor Jerry Blackwell spoke as Hennepin County Judge<br />

Peter Cahill heard motions before the court in the trial of former<br />

Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin for the 2020<br />

death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minn. Court TV via AP<br />

even though he was found<br />

guilty of three counts, under<br />

minnesota statutes he’ll only be<br />

sentenced on the most serious one<br />

— second-degree murder. While<br />

that count carries a maximum sentence<br />

of 40 years, experts say he<br />

won’t get that much.<br />

Prosecutors did not specify how<br />

much time they would seek for<br />

Chauvin.<br />

under minnesota sentencing<br />

guidelines, the presumptive sentence<br />

for second-degree unintentional<br />

murder for someone with<br />

no criminal record like Chauvin<br />

would be 12 1/2 years. Judges can<br />

sentence someone to as little as 10<br />

years and eight months or as<br />

much as 15 years and still be within<br />

the advisory guideline range. to<br />

go above that, Judge Peter Cahill<br />

would have to find that there were<br />

“aggravating factors,” and even if<br />

those are found, legal experts have<br />

said Chauvin would likely not face<br />

more than 30 years.<br />

In legal briefs filed friday, prosecutors<br />

said Chauvin should be<br />

sentenced above the guideline<br />

range because floyd was particularly<br />

vulnerable with his hands<br />

cuffed behind his back as he was<br />

face-down on the ground, and<br />

that he was intoxicated. they<br />

noted that Chauvin held his position<br />

even after floyd became<br />

unresponsive.<br />

Sunday<br />

2, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Final phase of Afghanistan pullout beginning<br />

Kabul, afghanistan (aP) — the final phase of<br />

ending america’s “forever war” in afghanistan after<br />

20 years formally began saturday, with the withdrawal<br />

of the last u.s. and natO troops by the end of<br />

summer.<br />

President Joe biden had set may 1 as the official<br />

start of the withdrawal of the remaining forces —<br />

about 2,500-3,500 u.s. troops and about 7,000<br />

natO soldiers.<br />

the herculean task of packing up already had<br />

begun. the military has been taking inventory, deciding<br />

what is shipped back to the u.s., what is handed<br />

to the afghan security forces and what is sold as junk<br />

in afghanistan’s markets. In recent weeks, the military<br />

has been flying out equipment on massive C-17<br />

cargo planes.<br />

the u.s. is estimated to have spent more than $2<br />

trillion in afghanistan in the past two decades.<br />

Defense department officials and diplomats said<br />

the withdrawal has involved closing smaller bases<br />

over the last year. they said that since biden<br />

announced the end-of-summer withdrawal date in<br />

mid-april, only roughly 60 military personnel had<br />

left the country. the u.s. and its natO allies went<br />

into afghanistan together on Oct. 7, 2001 to hunt<br />

the al-Qaida perpetrators of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.<br />

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<strong>May</strong> 2, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Idaho, Utah<br />

population<br />

booms buck<br />

U.S. trend<br />

salt laKe CIty (aP) —<br />

two Western states known for<br />

their rugged landscapes and wideopen<br />

spaces are bucking the trend<br />

of sluggish u.s. population<br />

growth, which dipped to the lowest<br />

level since the great<br />

Depression, though different<br />

forces are powering the population<br />

booms in utah and Idaho.<br />

In utah, births largely drove<br />

the fastest growth in the country<br />

over the past decade. In neighboring<br />

Idaho, newcomers from<br />

California and other states helped<br />

it capture the second spot.<br />

“I don’t ever remember seeing<br />

anything like this,” said bill<br />

rauer, executive officer of the<br />

Idaho building Contractors<br />

association in southwest Idaho,<br />

the state’s most populous area.<br />

“(builders) are running at a breakneck<br />

pace right now.”<br />

for both states, which have<br />

long been lightly populated, the<br />

expansion comes with rapid economic<br />

growth, sparking concerns<br />

about strains on infrastructure,<br />

rising housing prices and a sharp<br />

increase in the cost of living that<br />

could threaten the area’s quality of<br />

life in the long term.<br />

as the states tucked between<br />

the rocky mountains and the<br />

West Coast enter the next decade,<br />

leaders will have to wrestle with<br />

how to keep the growth rolling<br />

without letting costs spiral out of<br />

control for individual households<br />

or straining the natural resources<br />

that help draw people to the area.<br />

the majority of Idaho’s growth,<br />

about 60 percent, has been driven<br />

by people moving into the state<br />

between 2010 to 2019, according<br />

to data from the Census bureau’s<br />

american Community survey.<br />

One in five of those came from<br />

California, many of them retirees<br />

seeking lower housing prices and<br />

some of the most pristine wilderness<br />

in the continental u.s.<br />

the biggest growth driver in<br />

utah, by contrast, is new births.<br />

as home to the Church of Jesus<br />

Christ of latter-day saints, a faith<br />

that puts a high value on family,<br />

utah has long been among the<br />

states with the highest birth rate,<br />

largest households and youngest<br />

overall population: 31 years old<br />

compared to 38 in the u.s. as a<br />

whole in 2019.<br />

While the fertility rate has<br />

slowed a bit in recent years, natural<br />

growth still accounts for about<br />

70 percent of the state’s boom.<br />

“We’re still a lot younger and we<br />

still have more kids than most<br />

states,” said mallory bateman, a<br />

senior research analyst at the<br />

university of utah’s Kem C.<br />

gardner Policy Institute.<br />

In-migration was also strong.<br />

the state added tech jobs and the<br />

landscape of snowy mountains<br />

and five national parks promised a<br />

strong work-life balance. the state<br />

clocked a growth rate of 18.4 percent,<br />

more than double the<br />

national rate.<br />

that growth has helped power<br />

the state’s largest economic expansion,<br />

increased tourism and<br />

expanded the middle class. amid<br />

the massive economic upheaval<br />

wrought by the coronavirus pandemic,<br />

both utah and Idaho have<br />

been ranked among states with<br />

the lowest unemployment rates.<br />

but with that good news comes<br />

strain. In 2019, utah housing<br />

prices surged nearly 11 percent,<br />

while incomes rose less than 4<br />

percent. that trend has accelerated<br />

during the pandemic as people<br />

spending more time at home look<br />

to move to larger spaces while<br />

fewer people are putting their<br />

houses up for sale.<br />

It’s making it harder for young<br />

utah families to follow the path<br />

their parents took. matthew<br />

Clewett, 26, and his wife,<br />

bethany, want to have a large<br />

family like the ones they grew up<br />

in, but high housing costs could<br />

put a serious damper on that plan.<br />

the couple bid on at least 10<br />

houses in northern utah before<br />

they could close on a starter home<br />

for themselves and their infant<br />

daughter in march.<br />

DIGEST<br />


WasHIngtOn (aP) — more than 400 people have<br />

been charged with federal crimes in the Jan. 6 attack on the<br />

Capitol. but prison time may be another story.<br />

With new defendants still flooding into Washington’s federal<br />

court, the Justice Department is under pressure to quickly<br />

resolve the least serious of cases. While defendants charged<br />

with crimes such as conspiracy and assaulting officers during<br />

the insurrection could be looking at hefty sentences, some<br />

members of the mob who weren’t caught joining in the violence<br />

or destruction could see little to no time behind bars.<br />

“the people who were just there for the ride and somewhat<br />

clueless, I think for most of them they probably will not get<br />

prison time. and for what it’s worth, I think that’s appropriate,”<br />

said rachel barkow, a professor at the new york<br />

university school of law. “Having a misdemeanor on their<br />

record, going through all this is probably a pretty big wake-up<br />

call for most of the folks,” she said.<br />

the siege was like nothing the country had ever seen, as the<br />

mob of supporters of then-President Donald trump descended<br />

on the Capitol to stop the congressional certification of Joe<br />

biden’s election victory. but in the months since, trump loyalists<br />

have worked to minimize the assault, while Democrats<br />

and others want justice for what they saw as a crime against<br />

democracy and the rule of law.<br />

after trump’s impeachment by the House resulted in an<br />

acquittal by the senate, these criminal cases are one possible<br />

route for justice.<br />

It’s a formidable task for lawyers and judges alike to determine<br />

the appropriate punishment to seek and hand down.<br />

many defendants had steady jobs and no criminal records, factors<br />

typically rewarded with leniency in the criminal justice<br />

system.<br />


neW DelHI (aP) — In hopes of taming a monstrous<br />

spike in COVID-19 infections, India opened vaccinations to<br />

all adults saturday, launching a huge inoculation effort that<br />

was sure to tax the limits of the federal government, the country’s<br />

vaccine factories and the patience of its 1.4 billion people.<br />

the world’s largest maker of vaccines was still short of critical<br />

supplies — the result of lagging manufacturing and raw<br />

material shortages that delayed the rollout in several states.<br />

and even in places where the shots were in stock, the country’s<br />

wide economic disparities made access to the vaccine<br />

inconsistent.<br />

the country’s ambitious effort was also partly overshadowed<br />

saturday by a fire in a COVID-19 ward in western<br />

India that killed 18 patients, and the death of 12 COVID-19<br />

patients at a hospital in new Delhi after the facility ran out of<br />

oxygen for 80 minutes.<br />

Only a fraction of India’s population will be able to afford<br />

the prices charged by private hospitals for the shot, experts<br />

said, meaning that states will be saddled with immunizing the<br />

600 million Indian adults younger than 45, while the federal<br />

government gives shots to 300 million health care and frontline<br />

workers and people older than 45.<br />

so far, government vaccines have been free. now, some<br />

states might not be able to provide vaccines for free, as vaccine<br />

companies take over setting prices.<br />

National Day of Prayer<br />

Lord Pour Out Your Love, Life, and Liberty<br />

(based on 2 Corinthians 3:17)<br />

<strong>May</strong> 6th, <strong>2021</strong> at 6:30 p.m.<br />

Gathering outdoors on the lawn at:<br />

Hillcrest Baptist Church<br />

1002 W. Main St.<br />

Riverton, Wy 82501<br />

307-856-9593<br />

“We have boldness and conviction to Pray for America<br />

because the word of God teaches us that our FERVENT<br />

PRAYERS are EFFECTIVE and that our Loving God<br />

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The Family of Linda Marie<br />

Herbst would like for all the<br />

friends to know how very much we<br />

appreciated all that was done to<br />

support us through the shock of her<br />

death. Linda will never be forgotten,<br />

and we will not forget the many<br />

things done by so many to support<br />

us at this time.<br />

Thank you all,<br />

Love from Linda's Family<br />

Sunday<br />

GOP seeks to<br />

convince vaccine<br />

skeptics within<br />

its own ranks<br />

Riverton Community<br />

Blood Drive<br />

Will be held Tuesday, <strong>May</strong> 11,<br />

from 12:00 – 5:30 p.m. at the<br />

United Methodist Church, 1116<br />

West Park Avenue, Riverton, WY.<br />

Appointments can be made by<br />

calling 307-851-3908 or by<br />

visiting www.vitalant.org and<br />

entering Sponsor Code: Riverton.<br />

You must have an appointment<br />

to donate. Donors must be well<br />

and must also wear a mask. All<br />

donations will be tested for<br />

coronavirus antibodies.<br />

WasHIngtOn (aP) —<br />

When a group of republican doctors<br />

in Congress released a video<br />

selling the safety of the coronavirus<br />

vaccine, their message wasn’t<br />

explicitly aimed at their conservative<br />

constituents, but nonetheless<br />

had a clear political bent.<br />

getting the shot is the best way<br />

to “end the government’s restrictions<br />

on our freedoms,” rep.<br />

larry bucshon, an Indiana<br />

republican and heart surgeon<br />

who donned a white lab coat and<br />

stethoscope when he spoke into<br />

the camera.<br />

the public service announcement<br />

was the latest effort from<br />

gOP leaders to shrink the vaccination<br />

gap between their party<br />

and Democrats. With vaccination<br />

rates lagging in red states,<br />

republican leaders have stepped<br />

up efforts to persuade their supporters<br />

to get the shot, at times<br />

combating misinformation spread<br />

by some of their own.<br />

“medicine and science and illness,<br />

that should not be political,”<br />

said Dr. brad Wenstrup, a<br />

republican congressman from<br />

Ohio and a podiatrist who has<br />

personally administered coronavirus<br />

vaccine shots both as an<br />

army reserve officer and as an<br />

ordinary doctor. “but it was an<br />

election year and it really was.”<br />

Wenstrup said both parties<br />

helped foment some skepticism,<br />

though increasingly vocal moves<br />

by other republicans amount to<br />

acknowledgement that gOP vaccine<br />

hesitancy is a growing public<br />

health problem — and potentially<br />

a political one.<br />

“things could easily spiral<br />

quickly if we don’t solve this redstate-blue-state<br />

issue,” said Kavita<br />

Patel, a physician and health policy<br />

expert who worked in the<br />

Obama administration.<br />

Patel said life could return to<br />

normal in certain parts of the<br />

country while the pandemic continues<br />

to rage elsewhere — potentially<br />

even disrupting in-person<br />

voting in primaries ahead of next<br />

year’s midterm elections.<br />

“We could be sitting here in the<br />

winter-fall with an entirely different,<br />

scary version of the pandemic,”<br />

she said. “One driven by a<br />

combination of variants and people<br />

who didn’t want to get vaccinated.”<br />

It’s easy to spot potential trouble<br />

spots now — and the political<br />

pattern.<br />

mississippi has the nation’s lowest<br />

vaccination rate, with less than<br />

31 percent of its population<br />

receiving at least one anti-coronavirus<br />

shot. and the four states<br />

that proceed it in national rankings,<br />

alabama, louisiana, Idaho<br />

and Wyoming, according to an<br />

associated Press analysis of<br />

Centers for Disease Control and<br />

Prevention data. they all vote reliably<br />

republican in presidential<br />

races.<br />

by contrast, the five states with<br />

the highest vaccination rates<br />

backed Democrat Joe biden in<br />

november. new Hampshire leads<br />

the nation with 60 percent of its<br />

population receiving at least one<br />

dose, followed by massachusetts,<br />

Vermont and Connecticut. the<br />

fifth highest vaccination rate state,<br />

maine, awarded three of its electoral<br />

votes to biden and one to<br />

former President Donald trump.<br />

republicans are more likely<br />

than Democrats to say they definitely<br />

or probably won’t get vaccinated,<br />

44 percent versus 17 percent,<br />

according to a poll released<br />

in february from the associated<br />

Page A-3<br />

Rep. Larry Bucshon, R-Ind., spoke on the House floor at the<br />

Capitol in Washington.<br />

House Television via AP<br />


Lander<br />

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Perhaps you sent a lovely card or sat quietly in a chair. Perhaps<br />

you sent those beautifl flowers, that we saw siing there.<br />

Perhaps you spoke the kindest words, as any iend could say.<br />

Perhaps you were not there at all, just thought of us that day.<br />

Whatever you did to console our hears we THANK YOU so much.<br />

Special thanks to: Westard Heights Care Center, Frontier<br />

Hospice, Ruth Urbigkeit, Fr. Jim Heiser, Fr. Louis Shea, Fr.<br />

Demetio Penascoza, Deacon Rich, Ted Ray, Sharon Dalton, For<br />

Washakie Drm Group, Karen and Melissa Brown, Ladies of St.<br />

Margaret's Church and Davis Funeral Home.<br />

The Family of Rosalie Jacobson<br />

Press-nOrC Center for Public<br />

affairs.<br />

Hence this week’s video, where<br />

texas republican rep. michael<br />

burgess, an obstetrician who reassured<br />

viewers that rather than rush<br />

the vaccine out in an unsafe fashion,<br />

federal officials “cut bureaucratic<br />

red tape, not corners. and<br />

they got the job done in record<br />

time.” the video also credited the<br />

trump administration’s Operation<br />

Warp speed with bringing the<br />

vaccine so quickly.<br />

amid polling showing that<br />

republican men were among the<br />

most likely vaccine holdouts,<br />

senate minority leader mitch<br />

mcConnell said earlier this<br />

month, “I can say as a republican<br />

man, as soon as it was my turn, I<br />

took the vaccine.” even trump,<br />

who was vaccinated privately<br />

while in office, suggested on fox<br />

news Channel that he’d be willing<br />

to record a video urging vaccination.<br />

Doing so would be an aboutface<br />

for trump, who as president<br />

long said he’d be willing to take a<br />

vaccine but also relished politicizing<br />

the pandemic. He suggested<br />

that lockdowns recommended by<br />

his administration’s experts were<br />

governmental overreach, mocked<br />

then-candidate biden for wearing<br />

a mask in public too frequently<br />

and used racist terms like “China<br />

virus.”<br />

not all republican lawmakers<br />

feel the same sense of urgency to<br />

raise the vaccination rate.<br />

“If you have a vaccine, quite<br />

honestly, what do you care if your<br />

neighbor has one or not?”


Sunday<br />

Page A-4 <strong>May</strong> 2, <strong>2021</strong><br />

‘March for the Missing’<br />

Wednesday from789<br />

Casino to City Park<br />

From staff reports<br />

local residents will gather for a<br />

public march next week to remember<br />

missing and murdered indigenous<br />

people.<br />

the missing and murdered<br />

Indigenous Peoples march for<br />

Justice begins at 4:30 p.m.<br />

Wednesday, may 5, at the 789<br />

smokeshop and Casino, 10367<br />

Wyoming Highway 789 south of<br />

riverton, and proceed north to<br />

riverton City Park.<br />

the first mmIP march for<br />

Justice in riverton took place in<br />

2018, involving more than 150<br />

people including city officials,<br />

advocacy groups, and the local<br />

police department, organizer<br />

letara lebeau said in an e-mail this<br />

week.<br />

“(We) are looking forward to<br />

continuing to create and promote<br />

awareness for mmIP representing<br />

the Wind river reservation and<br />

surrounding towns,” she wrote.<br />

the number of Indigenous people<br />

who have been identified as<br />

missing and murdered is “staggering,”<br />

lebeau said.<br />

“Our women and girls are being<br />

taken from us in an alarming way,”<br />

she wrote, citing the Centers for<br />

Disease Control and Prevention<br />

when she said, “Our women are<br />

murdered at a rate 10 times higher<br />

than other ethnicities, and (murder)<br />

is the third leading cause of<br />

death for our women. …<br />

“these numbers speak for themselves,<br />

yet it is surprising to me how<br />

few people know about these<br />

events.”<br />

Letara LeBeau is the organizer<br />

of Wednesday’s march,<br />

starting at 4:30 p.m.<br />

most murders of Indigenous<br />

women are committed by nonnative<br />

people on native-owned<br />

land, lebeau continued, but it is<br />

difficult to investigate such incidents<br />

“because of the lack of communication<br />

between state, local,<br />

and tribal law enforcement.”<br />

“there is a major concern about<br />

jurisdiction issues that affect the<br />

q Please see “March,” page A-7<br />

Highway ‘fog sealing’ work to start<br />

Monday, road segments near Lander<br />

Highway shoulder fog sealing is scheduled to<br />

begin next week on three highways near lander.<br />

On monday, may 3, crews will focus on u.s.<br />

Highway 287/Wyoming Highway 789 between mileposts<br />

54.43 and 59.58 southeast of lander.<br />

On tuesday, may 4, the operation will move to<br />

Wyoming Highway 132 (blue sky Highway)<br />

between mileposts 7 and 15.19 north of ethete.<br />

the final phase of the fog sealing project will<br />

occur Wednesday, may 5, on Wyoming Highway<br />

131 (sinks Canyon road) between mileposts 1.75<br />

and 9 southwest of lander.<br />

“We’re asking people to avoid driving, running or<br />

bicycling on the fog-sealed highway shoulders for 24<br />

hours,” Wyoming Department of transportation fog<br />

sealing foreman tyd erickson of meeteetse said in a<br />

press release, adding, “all work is dependent upon<br />

favorable weather.”<br />

WyDOt will use quick-drying oil to seal the<br />

highway shoulders as part of its summer chip-sealing<br />

maintenance program. erickson said the same roadways<br />

will be chip-sealed later on in the season.<br />

Legislators win pro-life recognition<br />

From staff reports<br />

Wyoming right to life recognized<br />

four fremont County lawmakers<br />

this month for their efforts<br />

in advancing several "pro-life" bills<br />

during the state’s recent legislative<br />

session.<br />

Wyoming rep. tim salazar, r-<br />

riverton, and Wyoming rep.<br />

John Winter, r-thermopolis,<br />

earned the organization’s “silver<br />

medal” status, while Wyoming<br />

rep. ember Oakley, r-riverton,<br />

was awarded a “bronze medal.”<br />

Wyoming rep. Pepper Ottman,<br />

r-Dubois, earned special recognition:<br />

the Platinum award.<br />

“(she) went over and above the<br />

call on all of the eight life bills<br />

in the <strong>2021</strong> session,” Wyoming<br />

right to life president marti<br />

Halverson said. “(Her) hard work<br />

and steadfast advocacy for life<br />

from conception to natural death<br />

is appreciated more than words<br />

can express.”<br />

this year’s award recipients<br />

q Please see “Medal,” page A-7

<strong>May</strong> 2, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Boys and Girls Club breakfast<br />

Sunday<br />

Retired Major League Baseball pitcher Dave Dravecky, seated left, signed an autograph for Jacob and Jenni Wildcat during<br />

Tuesday’s Boys and Girls Club welcome breakfast in Riverton. Right, Mary Margaret Stockton smiled as she got a<br />

bug from a supporter. She has been pivotal in development of the new Boys and Girls Club set to open later this year.<br />

Breakfast organizers said the event raised $91,000 for the effort.<br />

Photos by Carlie Edelman<br />

Page A-5<br />

New Enos Foundation<br />

aims at development of<br />

excellence on reservation<br />

the Chief Washakie<br />

foundation has established an<br />

endowment fund -- the Zedora<br />

teton enos excellence fund -- at<br />

the university of Wyoming that<br />

benefits the Wind river Indian<br />

reservation community.<br />

“I wanted to see this endowment<br />

created because of a passion<br />

for education and being an entrepreneur,<br />

and to help others know<br />

that they can get out and do<br />

something,” says shoshone elder<br />

and entrepreneur Zedora teton<br />

enos, the fund’s namesake and<br />

great-granddaughter of Chief<br />

Washakie.<br />

“at the beginning, I wanted to<br />

set an example -- and set a good<br />

example -- and let others know<br />

what we can do. I want our people<br />

to know that they can roll up<br />

their sleeves and do something for<br />

themselves.”<br />

enos is a lifelong champion of<br />

education, business development<br />

and service for the Wind river<br />

Indian reservation community.<br />

she is a trustee of the Chief<br />

Washakie foundation.<br />

“the Chief Washakie<br />

foundation has been an amazing<br />

philanthropic partner for the<br />

university of Wyoming, and<br />

today’s gift is another milestone in<br />

meeting critical needs of the Wind<br />

river reservation,” said uW president<br />

ed seidel. “uW is committed<br />

to helping grow this fund as<br />

well as our relationship with the<br />

Wind river reservation community.”<br />

the Zedora teton enos<br />

excellence fund will support university<br />

outreach, service and programming<br />

to address critical needs<br />

and priorities of the Wind river<br />

reservation community, and will<br />

reward demonstrated excellence in<br />

addressing those needs. focus<br />

areas include entrepreneurship,<br />

cultural and language preservation,<br />

and community development<br />

activities.<br />

the fund continues the commitment<br />

of the Chief Washakie<br />

foundation and uW to higher<br />

education and community develq<br />

Please see “Enos,” page 7

Page A-6<br />

Today in<br />


today is sunday, may 2, the<br />

122nd day of <strong>2021</strong>. there are<br />

243 days left in the year.<br />

today’s Highlight in History:<br />

On may 2, 1994, nelson<br />

mandela claimed victory in the<br />

wake of south africa’s first democratic<br />

elections; President f.W. de<br />

Klerk acknowledged defeat.<br />

On this date:<br />

In 1519, artist leonardo da<br />

Vinci died at Cloux, france, at<br />

age 67.<br />

In 1670, the Hudson’s bay Co.<br />

was chartered by england’s King<br />

Charles II.<br />

In 1863, during the Civil War,<br />

Confederate gen. thomas<br />

“stonewall” Jackson was accidentally<br />

wounded by his own men at<br />

Chancellorsville, Virginia; he died<br />

eight days later.<br />

In 1890, the Oklahoma<br />

territory was organized.<br />

In 1957, sen. Joseph r. mc-<br />

Carthy, r-Wis., died at bethesda<br />

naval Hospital in maryland.<br />

In 1972,<br />

a fire at the<br />

sunshine silver<br />

mine in<br />

Kellogg,<br />

Idaho,<br />

claimed the<br />

lives of 91<br />

workers who<br />

succumbed<br />

to carbon<br />

monoxide<br />

poisoning. longtime fbI<br />

Director J. edgar Hoover died in<br />

Washington at age 77.<br />

In 2005, Pfc. lynndie<br />

england, the young woman pictured<br />

in some of the most notorious<br />

abu ghraib photos, pleaded<br />

guilty at fort Hood, texas, to<br />

mistreating prisoners. (However,<br />

a judge later threw out the plea<br />

agreement; england was later<br />

convicted in a court-martial and<br />

received a three-year sentence, of<br />

which she served half.)<br />

In 2010, record rains and flash<br />

floods in Kentucky, mississippi<br />

and tennessee caused more than<br />

30 deaths and submerged the<br />

grand Ole Opry House stage.<br />

actor lynn redgrave died in<br />

Kent, Connecticut, at age 67.<br />

In 2018, two black men who’d<br />

been arrested for sitting at a<br />

Philadelphia starbucks without<br />

ordering anything settled with the<br />

company for an undisclosed sum<br />

and an offer of a free college education;<br />

they settled separately<br />

with the city for a symbolic $1<br />

each and a promise to set up a<br />

$200,000<br />

program for<br />

young entrepreneurs.<br />

ten years<br />

ago: Osama<br />

bin laden<br />

was killed<br />

by elite<br />

american<br />

forces at his<br />

Pakistan<br />

HOOVER<br />


compound, then quickly buried<br />

at sea after a decade on the run.<br />

five years ago: the first u.s.<br />

cruise ship in nearly 40 years<br />

pulled into Havana Harbor,<br />

restarting commercial travel on<br />

waters that had served as a stage<br />

for a Cold War hostility.<br />

One year ago: a new york<br />

City police officer was caught on<br />

video pointing a stun gun at a<br />

man and violently taking him to<br />

the ground over an alleged social<br />

distancing violation.<br />

Today’s Birthdays: singer<br />

engelbert Humperdinck is 85.<br />

former International Olympic<br />

Committee President Jacques<br />

rogge is 79. actor-activist bianca<br />

Jagger is 76 singer-songwriter<br />

larry gatlin is 73. rock singer<br />

lou gramm (foreigner) is 71.<br />

actor Christine baranski is 69.<br />

fashion designer Donatella<br />

Versace is 66. Commentator<br />

mika brzezinski is 54. Indiana<br />

gov. eric Holcomb is 53. rock<br />

musician todd sucherman (styx)<br />

is 52. Wrestler-turned-actor<br />

Dwayne Johnson (aKa the<br />

rock) is 49. former soccer player<br />

David beckham is 46. actor<br />

ellie Kemper is 41. actor robert<br />

buckley is 40. actor gaius (gy’-<br />

ehs) Charles is 38. Pop singer<br />

lily rose Cooper is 36. Olympic<br />

gold medal figure skater sarah<br />

Hughes is 36.<br />

The way it was<br />

Sunday<br />

snow bird mine -- 1890<br />

life during the late-19th century<br />

gold rush near south Pass could be<br />

hard, particularly if you got sick. that’s<br />

where this place came in.<br />

the biggest part of the gold rush had<br />

passed by the 1870s, but a second,<br />

smaller boom arrived in the closing<br />

years of the old century and the first<br />

years of the new one. the snow bird<br />

mine found some success in gold, but<br />

it played a vital role in what passed for<br />

health care in the gold mining district<br />

high in the Wind river mountains.<br />

several times over the course of<br />

about 20 years, the mine was deployed<br />

as a “sick house” or “pest house,” where<br />

sick, contagious residents of the area<br />

were taken so they could be isolated<br />

<strong>May</strong> 2, <strong>2021</strong><br />

from the rest of the community — and<br />

vice-versa.<br />

One outbreak brought whooping<br />

cough to the area, and a couple of families<br />

fled to the mountaintop mine<br />

headquarters for safety. another case<br />

involved smallpox, and this time the<br />

mine was used as a makeshift hospital<br />

where patients were isolated and treated<br />

with the best methods available in the<br />

remote spot.<br />

more information about sickness<br />

and health during the south Pass gold<br />

rush era is detailed in the spring edition<br />

of the friends of south Pass newsletter.<br />

Photo: The headquarters of the Snow<br />

Bird Mine, used as an isolation building in<br />

gold rush days, in 1890. Friends of South Pass photo<br />


THE<br />

Hooves, not tires, for this forest crew<br />

In the Shoshone<br />

horses and mules<br />

are indispensable<br />

By Mark Davis<br />

Powell Tribune<br />

Via Wyoming News Exchange<br />

Jess Hicks, an assistant packer with the Shoshone National Forest, worke through a packing test during a clinic put on<br />

by the specialty string crew for the few agencies in the west who have mules they use for back-country maintenance.<br />

Winding through the back-country<br />

trails of the shoshone national forest on<br />

a company steed, Jason brengle can’t<br />

believe how fortunate he is to work in one<br />

of the few wild places left in america.<br />

He hasn’t always been this lucky.<br />

In his 20-plus years of working for the<br />

federal government, the professional range<br />

manager has worked in national parks and<br />

forests of varying types.<br />

but none like the shoshone, he said.<br />

“It was the forest that brought me<br />

here,” brengle said while preparing to<br />

freeze brand new members of the agency’s<br />

stock. “I felt like working in the wilderness<br />

was where my skills could be useful.”<br />

brengle, who was born and raised on a<br />

ranch in western south Dakota, runs the<br />

shoshone’s stock program, called the specialty<br />

string. What makes the string special<br />

is its mules.<br />

they’re a little-known asset that not<br />

only save taxpayer money, but also brings<br />

in significant revenue to the forest. Very<br />

little of the work performed by brengle<br />

and a crew of back-country rangers could<br />

be done without mules.<br />

the program has been wending its way<br />

through wilderness areas of the shoshone<br />

for the past 33 years.<br />

the string was initiated in response to<br />

the 1988 fires in and around yellowstone<br />

national Park. more than 790,000 acres<br />

of the park’s 2.2 million acres burned (36<br />

percent of the total acreage). another<br />

400,000 acres was torched in the<br />

shoshone, outside the park.<br />

remnants of the fire can still be seen by<br />

looking south from the Clark’s fork<br />

Overlook off Wyoming Highway 296, or<br />

by hiking the north fork of the shoshone<br />

river trailhead off u.s. 14-16-20, a few<br />

miles east of yellowstone’s east entrance.<br />

While the mules are rarely used in<br />

fighting fires, it’s definitely a lot easier to<br />

hike through one of the nation’s most<br />

beautiful gems thanks to their assistance<br />

on some of the hundreds of miles of backcountry<br />

trails.<br />

Without mules, much of the work<br />

maintaining the trails and building<br />

bridges and structures would be too<br />

expensive for the shoshone, which is<br />

always struggling to secure funding.<br />

soon after the yellowstone fires, the<br />

string was put to work on trail maintenance,<br />

capable of doing what horses can’t:<br />

hauling in the tools and massive amounts<br />

of materials for construction projects in<br />

the wilderness.<br />

more than 80 percent of the forest is<br />

inaccessible by road. the forest service<br />

could employ helicopters to move materials,<br />

but while faster than the mule string,<br />

the paperwork needed to use a helicopter<br />

in designated wilderness — which generally<br />

prohibits the use of motorized vehicles<br />

or even motorized chainsaws — is extensive.<br />

even more prohibitive is the cost of<br />

flying.<br />

“If you have to bring in helicopters to<br />

do the work, all the sudden you’ve spent<br />

more on that one project than the whole<br />

year’s budget for the mule string,” brengle<br />

said.<br />

the string was discontinued for a few<br />

years, he said, due to budget concerns.<br />

“It tends to be one of the first things on<br />

the chopping block because, you know, it’s<br />

just not known how important it is.”<br />

soon after the program closed, projects<br />

started to come up that required a budgetfriendly<br />

option mixed with the brute force<br />

and mountain savvy of a mule.<br />

the shoshone forest got its mules back<br />

and now has about 70 horses and mules<br />

in the stock program.<br />

mule strings are rare in the forest<br />

service. the shoshone team is one of only<br />

three or four in the country, said Kristie<br />

salzmann, public affairs officer for the<br />

forest service.<br />

“there’s only a few places in the<br />

national forest system that have that kind<br />

of skill set to teach other employees. We’re<br />

one of them,” salzmann said.<br />

representatives from the nebraska, rio<br />

grande and bighorn national forests gathered<br />

on the south fork last week for a<br />

training session led by Crosby Davidson,<br />

trails and wilderness manager. for two<br />

days crews learned the rare skill of correctly<br />

packing a mule. building materials are<br />

heavy and awkward. mules simply have<br />

more capacity for the “oddball” loads than<br />

horses, as well as the mentality for the<br />

job.<br />

“they’re more self-preserving than a<br />

horse would be,” said Jess Hicks, assistant<br />

packer for the specialty string.<br />

“they’ll usually stay put for a while<br />

[when they get in trouble]. a horse might<br />

blow up and cause a pretty big wreck.”<br />

Hicks is working his dream job.<br />

He, too, was born and raised on a<br />

ranch, and he was looking for something,<br />

anything other than sitting in an office<br />

all day.<br />

“During the summertime, we’re gone<br />

pretty much every day,” Hicks said. “We’re<br />

working weekends. sometimes it’s pretty<br />

crazy for us. last summer we didn’t have<br />

much off time until, pretty much,<br />

October.”<br />

Despite the long hours, Hicks said he<br />

loves the unique job.<br />

Photo by Mark Davis, Powell Tribune<br />

“It’s nice to get away from town. It’s<br />

cool country back there,” he said. “It’s<br />

what I loved to do as a kid.”<br />

brengle is trying to get the word out<br />

that the tools of his trade — the stock —<br />

are well worth your tax dollars.<br />

“In this age of new technology, people<br />

forget that these types of primitive skills<br />

and the animals to do it are still needed.”<br />

the stock program has also brought in<br />

hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional<br />

revenue to the forest over the years<br />

through subcontracting the string to individuals<br />

and companies looking to move<br />

materials in the back-country areas, he<br />

added.<br />

In 2018, for example, the mule string<br />

was shipped to michigan to assist in getting<br />

materials into otherwise inaccessible<br />

areas to build a boardwalk for visitors<br />

seeking to hike in nature.<br />

“We work very hard to use the funds<br />

we get efficiently and effectively,” brengle<br />

said. “If you hear word that they’re thinking<br />

about cutting funding on something<br />

like this, get vocal if you want to keep our<br />

forest trails open.<br />

“this is important work.”

<strong>May</strong> 2, <strong>2021</strong><br />

The<br />

Medal<br />

were selected based on the number of “life<br />

bills” they sponsored, co-sponsored, and voted<br />

for, Halverson said. Of the eight bills drafted<br />

during the session, three were signed into law.<br />

Restrictions for higher ed<br />

House bill 253 – now enrolled act 89 –<br />

prohibits the university of Wyoming and<br />

Wyoming community colleges from spending<br />

money on abortion care, or insurance coverage<br />

for abortion care, “as a condition of receiving<br />

or expending any monies” appropriated from<br />

the state, according to the legislation.<br />

“It should be a condition upon them receiving<br />

those funds that they’re not going to use<br />

other funds under its control for abortion,”<br />

March<br />

Continued from page A-4<br />

mmIP epidemic,” lebeau said.<br />

but, she added, such incidents<br />

don’t only occur on the reservation.<br />

“It is down the street, it’s in your<br />

urban neighborhood, it’s in homes,<br />

it’s everywhere,” lebeau said. “We<br />

cannot begin to tell you about the<br />

violence that our women face.”<br />

more than 5,710 incidents<br />

involving missing and murdered<br />

native women were recorded in<br />

2016, lebeau said, and 84 percent<br />

of native women have experienced<br />

violence in their lifetime.<br />

“It goes deep and has significant<br />

value,” lebeau said.<br />

she encouraged mmIP supporters<br />

to wear red – “the only<br />

color spirits see,” according to various<br />

tribes – in order to “call back<br />

the missing spirits of our women<br />

and children so we can lay them to<br />

rest.”<br />

lebeau is an enrolled member<br />

of the northern arapaho tribe and<br />

has been involved in the mmIP<br />

movement for more than five<br />

years.<br />

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Wyoming rep. Chuck gray, r-Casper, said<br />

during discussion march 22 on the House<br />

floor.<br />

gray also earned the Platinum award this<br />

year.<br />

During the same march 22 discussion,<br />

Ottman likened abortion care to “elective<br />

care,” noting that, when procedures like<br />

“facelifts” are eliminated from benefit packages,<br />

premium prices can be lowered.<br />

“If we eliminate … any kind of procedure<br />

that is elected instead of necessary, we can get<br />

better rates,” Ottman said, suggesting that similar<br />

results could occur if abortion care is no<br />

longer covered in health insurance plans at<br />

higher educational institutions in the state.<br />

Enos<br />

opment on the Wind river<br />

Indian reservation. Previously, in<br />

2003, the Chief Washakie<br />

foundation established the Chief<br />

Washakie memorial endowment.<br />

to date, the endowment has provided<br />

scholarships to over 200 students<br />

to attend uW.<br />

the excellence fund was established<br />

through a $90,000 gift<br />

from the Chief Washakie<br />

foundation and will be maintained<br />

in perpetuity by the uW<br />

foundation. It will be awarded<br />

annually under the direction of<br />

the Chief Washakie memorial<br />

awards Committee.<br />

Quoting Chief Washakie,<br />

eastern shoshone business<br />

Council Co-Chair John Washakie<br />

says, “I fought to keep our land,<br />

our water and our hunting<br />

grounds. today, education is the<br />

weapon my people need to protect<br />

them.” John Washakie is the greatgrandson<br />

of Chief Washakie and<br />

Jack Nicholas’ last request was<br />

for the list of phone numbers of<br />

his 5 children and 19<br />

grandchildren. He painstakingly<br />

set out to call each one. He<br />

wanted to tell them one more<br />

time how much he loved them<br />

and how proud he was of them.<br />

If his 24 young great<br />

grandchildren had their own<br />

phones, he would have called<br />

them too. Although he fought<br />

leaving his family, neighbors, and<br />

the state he so dearly loved, Jack<br />

told Kim, a wonderful nurse at<br />

the Lander hospital, that he was<br />

ready to go with a smile on his<br />

face. Jack’s family deeply thanks<br />

Kim and all the healthcare<br />

workers at the Lander Clinic and<br />

the Lander Hospital for helping<br />

the family and Jack as he reached<br />

the end of his life. It was a life<br />

well lived.<br />

Jack was born in Gillette,<br />

Wyoming in 1927 to Thomas<br />

Arthur and Mary Margaret<br />

Nicholas. He spent much of his<br />

time on the family ranch north of<br />

Gillette until his family moved to<br />

Casper. When he reached his<br />

teens, Jack yearned for adventure.<br />

He ran away at 13. When caught,<br />

he ran away again. On one<br />

escapade, Jack endeavored to<br />

sneak out of Casper on an<br />

eastbound coal train.<br />

Unbeknownst to him, the train<br />

headed north! Jack’s father<br />

located him in Buffalo, covered in<br />

coal cinders, and dragged him<br />

home by the ear. At 16, Jack<br />

clandestinely joined the Army.<br />

His parents foiled his attempt by<br />

refusing to sign a waiver required<br />

for anyone under 17.<br />

Undeterred, Jack graduated<br />

Natrona County High School and<br />

joined the Army on his 17th<br />

birthday.<br />

Jack served his country proudly<br />

during World War II. When the<br />

war ended, he was stationed in<br />

Kansas and studied pre-veterinary<br />

medicine at the University of<br />

Kansas. After serving in the<br />

Army, his adventures continued.<br />

He studied at Casper College and<br />

the University of Colorado in<br />

Boulder. He also built houses in<br />

Casper with his brothers and<br />

cowboyed. The time he cherished<br />

the most was working for the<br />

O’Neil family on their ranch<br />

outside of Big Piney. One of the<br />

Big Piney stories he often<br />

recounted was when a horse died<br />

in the winter. Jack and another<br />

enos’ brother.<br />

the creation of the excellence<br />

fund was supported by eastern<br />

shoshone and northern arapaho<br />

business council members.<br />

“as we witness the decline of<br />

revenue from energy statewide and<br />

reservationwide, this excellence<br />

fund comes at a critical time,” says<br />

lee spoonhunter, co-chairman of<br />

the northern arapaho business<br />

Council. “It encourages entrepreneurship<br />

that will allow us to<br />

diversify our economy.”<br />

“Chief Washakie has been honored<br />

in many ways: there is a<br />

county here in Wyoming named<br />

after him, a town, military post,<br />

military ship, national forest,<br />

wilderness area, ranger district, a<br />

mountain range and several<br />

mountains,” John Washakie says.<br />

“It’s not unusual that a person of<br />

his stature also is recognized by<br />

the state of Wyoming with a statue<br />

in our nation’s Capitol and our<br />


W.J. “Jack” Nicholas<br />

ranch hand dug a grave in the<br />

frozen ground. The grave turned<br />

out to be a bit too shallow and the<br />

horse’s legs emerged from the<br />

snow. Being ever resourceful,<br />

they just sawed off the legs! Jack<br />

got his due while taming a bronc.<br />

The bronc trampled him and<br />

broke his shoulder and ribs. Beat<br />

up, Jack headed south to<br />

Albuquerque to recover in a<br />

warmer climate. He decided to<br />

go to the University of New<br />

Mexico while he recuperated. It<br />

was there his life changed forever.<br />

In early 1949, Jack went on a<br />

blind date with a cute, spunky girl<br />

named Alice. Alice Marion<br />

Howison from Lemon Cove,<br />

California became the love of<br />

Jack’s life. He never took off<br />

again. The summer after they<br />

met, Jack and Alice worked in a<br />

pack station in Mineral King,<br />

California. Alice worked in the<br />

kitchen and Jack packed horses<br />

and mules in the Sierras out of<br />

Mineral King. They were married<br />

at Christmas in 1949 in Lindsay,<br />

California. Jack and Alice<br />

finished school at the University<br />

of Wyoming. Alice studied<br />

English and Jack studied law.<br />

Alice and Jack laughingly<br />

remembered living in the “Butler<br />

Huts” where they had to share a<br />

bathroom with their neighbors.<br />

Jack worked part-time for New<br />

Method Laundry to make ends<br />

meet and served as a member of<br />

the Wyoming Law Review<br />

Editorial Board. Following law<br />

school, Jack and Alice moved to<br />

Lander, Wyoming.<br />

Jack’s legal career in Lander<br />

spanned over 40 years. He loved<br />

the law and politics. Jack and<br />

Alice were long time volunteers<br />

for the Fremont County<br />

Republican Party. Jack was<br />

elected to the Wyoming House of<br />

Representatives in 1969. After his<br />

Sunday<br />

W.J. “Jack” Nicholas<br />

Continued from page A-4<br />

Duties for physicians<br />

senate file 96 – now senate enrolled act<br />

50 – allows for a charge of murder if an<br />

unborn child dies as a result of actions against<br />

a pregnant woman, and senate file 34 – now<br />

senate enrolled act 61 – imposes “duties on<br />

physicians performing abortions,” requiring<br />

“commonly accepted means of care that would<br />

be rendered to any other infant born alive” to<br />

be employed in the treatment of “any viable<br />

infant aborted alive.”<br />

“this bill’s amendments to existing law now<br />

require that every infant born alive must<br />

receive the same means of care to preserve life<br />

and health, even if born as the outcome of an<br />

abortion,” Halverson said.<br />

Continued from page A-5<br />

state’s Capitol, but the lasting legacy<br />

that will have influence far into<br />

the future is the work the Chief<br />

Washakie foundation is doing<br />

through educating our people and,<br />

now, through the Zedora teton<br />

enos excellence fund.”<br />

Zedora teton was born in 1941<br />

to marie Washakie and Charlie<br />

teton. shoshone is her first language.<br />

she was raised by her<br />

maternal grandmother, Josie<br />

trehero Washakie, a daughter-inlaw<br />

of Chief Washakie as the wife<br />

of Washakie’s son, george<br />

Washakie.<br />

through her grandma Josie,<br />

Zedora inherited the family passion<br />

for education, a foundation<br />

of moral teachings and cultural<br />

traditions, and family stories going<br />

back to the early 1800s. these are<br />

passed down from the “Old man,”<br />

Chief Washakie, through Josie and<br />

other family members to each new<br />

generation of the Washakie family.<br />

term, he successfully ran for<br />

Fremont County District Court<br />

Judge. Jack served as district<br />

judge for 12 years. Following his<br />

second term, he decided to obtain<br />

his Masters of Laws degree from<br />

the University of San Diego<br />

School of Law.<br />

For over 70 years, Alice and<br />

Jack have loved their Lander<br />

community, Fremont County, and<br />

the State of Wyoming. Jack was a<br />

lifelong member of the Lander<br />

Rotary Club and was deeply<br />

grateful to the club for sending<br />

his 5 children on youth exchanges<br />

to countries all around the world.<br />

Jack was also honored to serve as<br />

a founding director of the<br />

National Outdoor Leadership<br />

School (NOLS) and to help<br />

establish the Lander Ski Area, the<br />

South Pass Historic Preserve, the<br />

Inter-Mountain Regional Medical<br />

Program (now WWAMI) and the<br />

Fremont County Pioneer<br />

Museum. He and Alice were<br />

members of the Holy Rosary<br />

Catholic Church.<br />

Jack is survived by his wife and<br />

soul mate, Alice, his children Patty<br />

and Garry Trautman of Lander,<br />

John and Tracy Nicholas of Carl<br />

Junction, Missouri, Phil and<br />

Karen Nicholas of Laramie, Bob<br />

Nicholas and Lily and Steve<br />

Sharpe of Cheyenne, and his<br />

brother and sister-in-law, Bob and<br />

Manuela Nicholas of Beaverton,<br />

Oregon. He is also survived by<br />

19 of the best grandchildren a<br />

man could ever have and 24<br />

wonderful great grandchildren.<br />

He was preceded in death by his<br />

granddaughter Kaitlin Nicholas,<br />

his parents, his brothers Tom,<br />

Fred and Dave, and his sisters<br />

Ruth and Patty.<br />

Besides his family, Jack’s<br />

passion was ranching and raising<br />

livestock. From the 1960’s until<br />

he could no more, Jack spent his<br />

free time on the ranch. Forever a<br />

cowboy and a teacher, Jack taught<br />

his children, grandchildren and<br />

great grandchildren how to ride,<br />

work and live the Western way of<br />

life. Dad and Grandpa - you will<br />

be sorely missed. And no one will<br />

miss you more than Alice. Happy<br />

trails.<br />

Please sign the on-line<br />

guestbook: hudsonsfh.com<br />

Private services were held on<br />

April 19, <strong>2021</strong>. Donations in lieu<br />

of flowers to Fremont County<br />

Pioneer Museum would be deeply<br />

appreciated by the family.<br />

Virus<br />

classes will be available again soon<br />

“for the individuals who want to<br />

break the cycle of the revolving<br />

door.<br />

“that’s the worst part about the<br />

whole pandemic for me, is not<br />

being able to take the opportunity<br />

to program in these different classes,”<br />

he said. “I’m tired of the<br />

lifestyle I was living. I want something<br />

different. so I feel like I’m<br />

being cheated in a lot of ways.”<br />

at the same time, he said, being<br />

incarcerated during the pandemic<br />

will motivate him to avoid prison<br />

time in the future.<br />

“last time I didn’t think prison<br />

time was that bad,” Harris said,<br />

referring to a previous incarceration.<br />

Prison was easy compared to<br />

county jail. (but) now with this<br />

whole pandemic … I’ll remember<br />

this experience as ‘I never want to<br />

come back.’”<br />

‘Getting through’<br />

at least the situation is easier at<br />

the minimum-custody honor<br />

farm, WHf inmate Daniel black,<br />

39, said this month.<br />

“you get to be outside, (and)<br />

you can stay active, stay busy, kind<br />

of keep your mind off things,” he<br />

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<br />

Page A-7<br />

said. “(We can) keep on pushing,<br />

doing what we have to do, getting<br />

through this little bit of time we<br />

have.”<br />

Wyoming Women’s Center<br />

inmate rachelle lynch, 23, who<br />

had never been in prison before,<br />

said “being incarcerated, period, is<br />

tough on many people” without a<br />

global pandemic to contend with.<br />

but, describing herself as “strong<br />

minded” and “OK being alone,”<br />

lynch said prison also has been “a<br />

place where you take time for yourself<br />

and really think about what<br />

you want to do with your life.”<br />

“I feel like it saved me, in a<br />

way,” she said. “It took me away<br />

from a lot of, I guess, negative<br />

environments that I was in, and it<br />

just opened my eyes and made me<br />

realize a lot of things. I feel like<br />

I’m ready to get my life together.”<br />

————<br />

Editor’s note: Reporting is made<br />

possible through a grant from<br />

Wyoming Humanities funded by the<br />

“Why it Matters: Civic and<br />

Electoral Participation” initiative,<br />

administered by the Federation of<br />

State Humanities Councils and<br />

funded by Andrew W. Mellon<br />

Foundation.<br />

My Wyoming bucket list<br />

for <strong>2021</strong> includes all of<br />

the Cowboy State


<strong>May</strong><br />

Page A-8<br />

We’re No. 50<br />

Wyoming is the least-populated U.S.<br />

state, and it’s going to stay that way<br />

every movie star who hit it big probably has a writer to thank<br />

falthough we in Wyoming aren’t quite so isolated from national<br />

and world events as we might like to think, there is something<br />

to be said for the fact that some crucial issues that impact the<br />

lives of millions of americans simply don’t apply to us.<br />

take the u.s. Census, for instance.<br />

many in our state can remember a time when Wyoming wasn’t<br />

the least-populated state in the nation. We were barely larger<br />

than alaska in the 1980 count, and it passed early in that<br />

decade, when the 49th state admitted to the union gained nearly<br />

160,000 residents. Wyoming, meanwhile, lost about 12,000<br />

during the 1980s.<br />

before then, Wyoming, nevada and Vermont were locked in<br />

a low-population battle to see which would be the smallest state,<br />

people-wise.<br />

but that’s all over now, and has been for a good long while.<br />

the newest u.s. Census data was unveiled during the past<br />

week, and Wyoming, decisively, remains the state with the<br />

fewest people. Vermont was about 60,000 ahead of us in the<br />

2010 census, and we lost more ground over the decade to the<br />

geographically small evergreen state, which could fit within<br />

fremont County.<br />

those are the numbers. accompanying the head count in<br />

national coverage of the preliminary census data are headlines<br />

about census “winners and losers.”<br />

Which states grew the fastest? Which states lost population?<br />

Which states got new congressional seats? Which states lost congressional<br />

seats?<br />

none of that applies to Wyoming.<br />

We grew, but we weren’t one of the fast-growing states. there<br />

was some “outmigration” from the state, much of it in the past<br />

couple of years, but our birth rate made up for it. We didn’t<br />

shrink.<br />

Planning how to deal with hordes of new people rushing to<br />

Wyoming won’t be necessary, nor will worries about how to<br />

reverse a stampede out of the state.<br />

Congressional seats? Wyoming will continue to have the same<br />

number of members of the House of representatives as we<br />

always have had: one.<br />

there will be no need to redraw congressional districts in<br />

Wyoming, no concerns about which political party or independent<br />

commission or court process will be in charge of the shape<br />

of Wyoming’s district. We will, as ever, remain one big square.<br />

more telling is the emerging economic reality that Wyoming’s<br />

position as the least-populated state in the nation is not likely to<br />

change in anyone’s lifetime. at about 577,000 people, we are<br />

bigger than we have ever been, true, but our state’s population<br />

would have to almost double in order for us to get a second<br />

u.s. representative — and Wyoming’s population is not going<br />

to double before the 2030 census, the 2040 census, or any foreseeable<br />

census.<br />

Whatever “booms” we have seen in the past often has been<br />

more about fiscal growth that population growth. that will be<br />

even more true in the decades ahead.<br />

During times of flourishing minerals production and energy<br />

development, more people, certainly, have moved into<br />

Wyoming. but the sorts of minerals jobs which increased<br />

fremont County’s population from 30,000 to 40,000 over the<br />

course of about 20 years don’t really exist anymore. When the<br />

atlantic City Iron mine was hiring, those were “family type jobs<br />

when workers arrived, were paid good wages with benefits,<br />

moved into houses they bought, and enrolled kids in school.<br />

that was even more true of the uranium boom which largely<br />

affected riverton. now, even if the uranium industry were to be<br />

revived, extraction techniques have changed, and big, open-pit<br />

mines buzzing with hundreds of highly paid workers wouldn’t<br />

be the way to get the ore out of the ground.<br />

across the state, in Campbell County, there still is lots of coal<br />

employment, but it’s down, and nobody believes it will re-grow<br />

to the levels it once enjoyed. lower demand and more automation<br />

and efficiency in the mines will keep any job gains smaller.<br />

Diversification efforts in Wyoming’s economy are under way.<br />

the maven Outdoor equipment expansion plan in lander is an<br />

example of individual company growth that can result in new<br />

employment of a dozen or two.<br />

these are positive, welcome, local developments that must be<br />

embraced. but they are company gains, not industry gains.<br />

realistically, their promise lies more in stabilizing our state than<br />

growing it.<br />

none of this is being written necessarily in a despairing tone.<br />

many who live in Wyoming are quite comfortable with the population<br />

realities here. yes, we would welcome some economic<br />

growth, but we probably wouldn’t be so happy about a north<br />

Dakota-style boom which brought chronic housing problems,<br />

increased crime, and stressed-out the available social services.<br />

On a list of 50 states, one has to be the smallest. and, pretty<br />

much as far as the mind can see, everyone knows which state it’s<br />

going to be.<br />

Wyoming. We’re no. 50, and holding. get used to it.<br />

— Steven R. Peck<br />

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Sunday<br />

2, <strong>2021</strong><br />

biden’s second hundred figure to be tougher<br />

WasHIngtOn (aP) — Joe<br />

biden's presidency is entering a<br />

new and more perilous phase<br />

where he is almost certain to face<br />

stiffer republican opposition and<br />

also have difficulty keeping<br />

Democrats united as he pushes<br />

for $4 trillion in additional<br />

spending on programs that have<br />

echoes of the new Deal and the<br />

great society.<br />

Past the 100-day mark, with<br />

positive approval ratings and a<br />

far-reaching, nearly $2 trillion<br />

COVID-19 relief bill to show for<br />

it, biden is now facing far more<br />

uncertain terrain. the president is<br />

racing against the calendar, governing<br />

with the most slender of<br />

majorities on Capitol Hill while<br />

knowing that historically the<br />

party that holds the White House<br />

loses seats in midterm elections,<br />

which would cost Democrats<br />

control of Congress after the<br />

2022 vote.<br />

His next 100 days will feature<br />

his first foreign trip but will be<br />

dominated by his push to pass his<br />

expansive plans on infrastructure<br />

and children, families and education,<br />

which would expand the<br />

social safety net for children,<br />

increase taxes on the wealthy and<br />

fund projects that his critics say<br />

are infrastructure in name only.<br />

Overall, his approach is less<br />

about stimulating the economy<br />

than stabilizing it over the long<br />

term with middle-class jobs, and<br />

proving that a democracy, even a<br />

bitterly divided one, remains<br />

capable of doing big things.<br />

"In another era when our<br />

Jonathan Lemire<br />


grandpa gasser was a man among men<br />

beaver rim has always had a<br />

bit of an atavistic draw to me, an<br />

ancestral appeal.<br />

I first learned of the area as a<br />

youngster hunting rocks with<br />

my uncles Chris Pallas and<br />

ralph gasser. We scoured the<br />

hills for agates, petrified wood,<br />

jade, and the occasional rattlesnake.<br />

those were my salad days,<br />

young, with no responsibilities,<br />

on vacation to a place I loved<br />

with no cares in a world that<br />

seemed to last forever.<br />

Well, those are the joys of<br />

youth, and they pass much too<br />

quickly.<br />

through the years I’ve hunted<br />

the rim, taken obscure twotrack<br />

roads just for the fun of it,<br />

and explored much of the area.<br />

Once we found a weather balloon,<br />

with its plastic shroud<br />

ripped by the howling winds<br />

that sometimes roar up from the<br />

basin from the distant Wind<br />

river mountains. I was hunting<br />

antelope with a friend from college,<br />

andy Herbst. by then<br />

andy was a deputy sheriff in the<br />

Randy Tucker<br />

war zone of los angeles County.<br />

Weather balloons launched by<br />

national Weather service are<br />

pre-paid to be dropped at any<br />

u.s. Post Office if they are<br />

found. that’s part of the tracking<br />

of these unique atmospheric<br />

devices. We contemplated having<br />

andy drive back to los<br />

angles to mail the remnants of<br />

the balloon from there, just to<br />

mess with the minds of the<br />

weather service guys who track<br />

the balloons, but in the end, I<br />

just dropped it off locally.<br />

democracy was tested, franklin<br />

roosevelt reminded us: In<br />

america, we do our part," biden<br />

said in his address to Congress on<br />

Wednesday night. "that's all I'm<br />

asking. that we all do our part.<br />

and if we do, then we will meet<br />

the central challenge of the age by<br />

proving that democracy is durable<br />

and strong."<br />

biden has made personal overtures<br />

to republicans in Congress,<br />

but the efforts were aimed at least<br />

as much at republican voters,<br />

who have been far more supportive<br />

of his plans.<br />

a nod to bipartisanship is also<br />

important to reassure moderate<br />

Democrats such as sen. Joe<br />

manchin of West Virginia that<br />

the president is at least trying to<br />

win over republicans, even if in<br />

the end he might push ahead<br />

without them.<br />

His task may be easier given<br />

the hopeful signs of a strong economic<br />

recovery, with an annualized<br />

growth rate of 6.4 percent<br />

during the first three months of<br />

the year. With the relief bill<br />

passed, biden's economic team is<br />

now able to focus on structural<br />

issues such as income inequality,<br />

systemic racism and shortfalls in<br />

public investment.<br />

"these were ideas that were<br />

germinating pre-pandemic," said<br />

Heather boushey, a member of<br />

the White House Council of<br />

economic advisers. "It feels like<br />

these are things that we've known<br />

we needed to do."<br />

several aides are now focused<br />

on distributing billions of dollars<br />

from the relief package for housing,<br />

school upgrades and state and<br />

local government aid.<br />

the administration also wants<br />

to measure the results of the<br />

spending to show Congress that<br />

its relief programs are succeeding.<br />

One example: the expanded<br />

child tax credit is of critical<br />

importance because biden has<br />

proposed extending the one-year<br />

increase through 2025 as part of<br />

his families plan.<br />

"We know that implementing<br />

the enhanced child tax credit<br />

right is critical not just to cutting<br />

child poverty this year but to<br />

showing it can be done well so<br />

that it builds support for extending<br />

it on and on," said gene<br />

sperling, named by biden to<br />

oversee the relief programs.<br />

With such expensive and wideranging<br />

programs, biden has not<br />

shied away from comparisons<br />

between his own ambitious legislative<br />

agenda and those championed<br />

by a pair of his Democratic<br />

predecessors, franklin D.<br />

roosevelt and lyndon b.<br />

Johnson. When the $1.9 trillion<br />

COVID relief bill was passed in<br />

march, biden gathered with<br />

Harris and a few senior staff<br />

members in the roosevelt room<br />

to watch the vote.<br />

biden recalled that it was in<br />

that room where, as vice president,<br />

he and President back<br />

Obama watched the final passage<br />

of the affordable Care act some<br />

11 years earlier. but he remembered<br />

that room being packed<br />

with people, something impossible<br />

to do during the pandemic.<br />

"If we didn't have COVID,<br />

we'd probably all be raising a glass<br />

together but instead this is what<br />

we are doing," biden said, according<br />

to two White House officials<br />

who were not authorized to speak<br />

publicly about private moments.<br />

the meaning was clear: even<br />

in a moment of triumph, the<br />

pandemic was ever-present. but<br />

now, with virus cases falling and<br />

vaccinations spreading, biden<br />

must guide the nation toward<br />

reopening from COVID-19 lockdowns.<br />

to this point, the public has<br />

largely gone along. gallup polling<br />

shows biden's average approval<br />

rating over his first three months<br />

in office is 56 percent, higher<br />

than Donald trump's at 41 percent<br />

but slightly lower than<br />

barack Obama's at 63 percent.<br />

but biden fares less well on<br />

some specific issues such as immigration<br />

and the border. West<br />

sometime I’d find spent .50<br />

caliber shells from b-24s and b-<br />

17s training their gunners out of<br />

the World War II us army-air<br />

force base in Casper in preparation<br />

for the most hazardous duty<br />

of the war, battling the talented,<br />

well-equipped luftwaffe in the<br />

skies over europe.<br />

relics of a bygone era stirred<br />

my imagination again this week<br />

when my mom gave me a letter<br />

my grandfather eugene gasser<br />

wrote almost a century ago, on<br />

april 22, 1923.<br />

grandpa gasser had immigrated<br />

to the united states from<br />

switzerland not long before that<br />

and was trying to homestead<br />

somewhere on beaver Creek,<br />

just below beaver rim, northwest<br />

of present-day sweetwater<br />

station.<br />

He spent that first winter on<br />

his new homestead with five<br />

horses, living in a sheep wagon.<br />

the letter home 98 years ago<br />

was written in german but<br />

translated by my mom’s cousin<br />

q Please see “Tucker,” page A-9

<strong>May</strong> 2, <strong>2021</strong> Page A-9<br />

Sunday<br />


QUIZ<br />


by Knowledge unlimited<br />

What’s name of<br />

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turkey Iran<br />

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tucker<br />

ernst into english.<br />

mom often tells me I look like grandpa<br />

gasser, I talk like him, and when I sing, she<br />

says our voices were identical.<br />

eugene was 59 years old when I was born<br />

in 1956. I only knew him as an old man, but<br />

his strength was often recalled by my uncles.<br />

my uncle eugene, his oldest son, was a powerful<br />

man as well, a legend in the oil fields of<br />

midwest, in natrona County.<br />

my dad related a story when the sons and<br />

sons-in-law were messing around one day trying<br />

to lift a heavy pipe off a stack.<br />

gene, my dad, and my other uncles,<br />

ralph, Quentin and Chris, couldn’t budge it,<br />

but grandpa tested the weight, moved a bit,<br />

and then lifted it, to the amazement of the<br />

younger generation.<br />

I often think of what my grandfathers<br />

must have been as young men, without my<br />

mom and dad even a twinkle in the eye.<br />

back to the letter. It reveals a lonesome<br />

young man fighting the forces of nature in a<br />

hostile environment that a more empathetic<br />

spirit would never have placed him in.<br />

from april 1923: “for a couple of days, I<br />

have been in the forest to make posts for my<br />

own home place. from here to Hans it is a<br />

whole journey, about 10 miles. therefore I<br />

am living in a gypsy wagon for three or four<br />

weeks, not in a tent as I had written to mother.<br />

“unfortunately, I came into a blizzard yesterday,<br />

in a way you can see it only over here.<br />

today also, the weather hasn’t changed.<br />

“to get out of the wagon I have to dig first<br />

a tunnel through the snow, but frankly said, I<br />

have nothing to seek outdoors, and luckily I<br />

have enough wood and food for about 30<br />

days.<br />

“the wagon is good and has a very good<br />

stove. In spite of the storm, I like to live here.<br />

yes, the gypsy life is nicer than you think. for<br />

eight days I have not seen any human being,<br />

and I think it will be some 14 days until I<br />

will see the next.<br />

“sorry, here I have no ink, that’s the reason<br />

I am writing with a pencil. from here to the<br />

next farm it’s a distance like between Hallau<br />

and schaffhausen (about 10 miles) maybe<br />

there is a sheep camp with some thousand<br />

sheep in the near area.<br />

“then too, I’m learning cooking, step by<br />

step. yesterday, I had a misfortune with it. I<br />

wanted to cook beans, and since I like beans<br />

so much I thought for myself, ‘now, for this<br />

time I want plenty of them.’ for half measure,<br />

I filled the pan with bean kernel, but<br />

this pan was too small, and in a couple of<br />

hours I had two big pans full of bean soup. I<br />

knew that the beans expand, but I didn’t<br />

know they would expand like a just married<br />

wife.”<br />

that was my grandfather’s humor, and his<br />

outlook on life as a young, strong man living<br />

alone in one of the harshest environments in<br />

the continental united states.<br />

He passed away at age 75 in 1973, when I<br />

was 16.<br />

We shared a love of geography, history,<br />

Continued from page A-8<br />

agriculture, and a healthy respect for the natural<br />

world. He was suspicious of politicians,<br />

as I am, and he had many american Indian<br />

friends when it was looked down upon by<br />

many for white people to associate with the<br />

arapaho and shoshone people.<br />

When mom tells me we were very much<br />

alike, I take that as a compliment.<br />

the excerpt I reprinted here was just a<br />

snippet of a much longer letter home. When<br />

it was written, my grandmother, Clara Voch,<br />

was still two years from arriving in fremont<br />

County. my grandfather carved out a future<br />

for both of them when she finally arrived.<br />

Perhaps the most telltale connection to<br />

what once was in fremont County, and will<br />

never be again, is the post office he mailed<br />

the letter from.<br />

It was postmarked Hailey, fremont<br />

County Wyoming.<br />

Hailey was a brief settlement on the bottom<br />

of beaver rim, somewhere between<br />

sweetwater station and Hudson, big enough<br />

to have a post office, but not big enough to<br />

survive the tumultuous america of the 1930s.<br />

I often think of those days. a young man<br />

battling the elements with just a few horses,<br />

an ax, some hand tools, and his 1892 octangle<br />

barreled .44-.40 Winchester rifle.<br />

He passed almost half a century ago, but<br />

his influence on me remains. He was a man<br />

among men.<br />

---------<br />

Editor’s note: Staff writer Randy Tucker is a<br />

retired public school educator.<br />

Holiday Mathis<br />


ARIES (March 21-April 19).<br />

the relationship in which each<br />

person contributes to his or her<br />

own brand of marvelousness will<br />

produce a combined power that<br />

culminates in a pinata-esque<br />

explosion! sweetness scatters<br />

everywhere.<br />

TAURUS (April 20-<strong>May</strong> 20).<br />

It appears that someone took a<br />

big leap forward, when, in fact,<br />

this was just a series of small but<br />

consistent steps over time —<br />

doable for anyone with the tenacity.<br />

you are most certainly in the<br />

category.<br />

GEMINI (<strong>May</strong> 21-June 21). If<br />

you think you’ve experienced the<br />

full range of human emotion,<br />

don’t worry — there’s much more<br />

deliciousness to come. you won’t<br />

have to seek it, but moving deeper<br />

into areas you already enjoy will<br />

hasten your destiny.<br />

CANCER (June 22-July 22).<br />

your standards are high, and you<br />

give with great mindfulness.<br />

unless and until you get the feeling<br />

that you’re adding something<br />

to the project that your group<br />

would not have otherwise, you<br />

will not be satisfied.<br />

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Once<br />

your heart sets a quest in motion,<br />

it’s pretty difficult to stop the<br />

search. However, since things<br />

often show up when you’re not<br />

looking for them, you’ll benefit<br />

from a break and a distraction.<br />

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22).<br />

you’re open to the magical, wonderful<br />

happenings, but you’re also<br />

aware of the stomach-churning<br />

risks involved. One won’t happen<br />

without the other, and most likely,<br />

the risk comes first.<br />

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23).<br />

anger won’t stay with you long. It<br />

can’t. It’s too destructive to carry<br />

around. It’s a bomb you either<br />

have to throw or diffuse. the way<br />

to turn it off is to honestly ask<br />

yourself, “What has been lost?”<br />

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21).<br />

thoughts are the seeds of a reality<br />

that’s as solid as the building<br />

you’re in. someone thought,<br />

“there should be a building<br />

here,” and now there is. there’s a<br />

thought you’ve had lately that<br />

someone will one day stand<br />

inside.<br />

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec.<br />

21). you get to make the rules of<br />

this game. Whatever you want<br />

from the others, give it to whatever<br />

degree you are able. you’ll get<br />

the ball rolling with your example.<br />

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.<br />

19). Can a person cultivate more<br />

compassion, or is it mysteriously<br />

bestowed in fixed amounts that he<br />

or she can tap into and use or not<br />

use? Whatever the nature, your<br />

compassion will be fully activated<br />

today.<br />

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18).<br />

Competition isn’t a good use of<br />

your energy today. even competing<br />

with yourself is pointless —<br />

not a fair game, since you’re never<br />

the same person two days in a<br />

row. show up and do your best<br />

and you’ve already won.<br />

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20).<br />

your internal environment is<br />

worth addressing since it’s the<br />

temperature and lighting scheme<br />

you live in all day. give intentional<br />

thought to what would make<br />

you feel more comfortable.<br />

tHIs WeeK’s bIrtHDays.<br />

your love-hate relationship with<br />

self-regulation is about to change<br />

into all love. you’ll get into the<br />

swing of treating yourself so<br />

sweetly and nudging, nay, seducing<br />

( yourself into the habits that<br />

give you the life and look you<br />

want.<br />

you’ll leverage social vibes skillfully;<br />

relationships lend a leg up<br />

in the professional world and vice<br />

versa. leo and Cancer adore you.<br />

your lucky numbers are: 3, 40,<br />

11, 2 and 8.

Page A-10<br />


East Division W L Pct GB<br />

Philadelphia 13 14 .481 _<br />

Washington 11 12 .478 _<br />

new york 10 11 .476 _<br />

atlanta 12 15 .444 1<br />

miami 11 15 .423 1½<br />

Central Division W L Pct GB<br />

milwaukee 16 10 .615 _<br />

st. louis 15 12 .556 1½<br />

Cincinnati 12 14 .462 4<br />

Pittsburgh 12 14 .462 4<br />

Chicago 12 15 .444 4½<br />

West Division W L Pct GB<br />

san francisco 16 10 .615 _<br />

los angeles 16 11 .593 ½<br />

san Diego 15 12 .556 1½<br />

arizona 14 12 .538 2<br />

Colorado 9 17 .346 7<br />

All Times EDT<br />

Friday's Games<br />

st. louis 7, Pittsburgh 3<br />

Washington 2, miami 1, 10 innings<br />

Philadelphia 2, n.y. mets 1<br />

Cincinnati 8, Chicago Cubs 6<br />

milwaukee 3, l.a. Dodgers 1<br />

toronto 13, atlanta 5<br />

arizona 7, Colorado 2<br />

san Diego 3, san francisco 2<br />

Saturday's Games<br />

Washington 7, miami 2<br />

Chicago Cubs 3, Cincinnati 2<br />

n.y. mets 5, Philadelphia 4<br />

st. louis 12, Pittsburgh 5<br />

toronto 6, atlanta 5, 10 innings<br />

l.a. Dodgers at milwaukee, 7:10 p.m.<br />

Colorado at arizona, 8:10 p.m.<br />

san francisco at san Diego, 8:40 p.m.<br />

Sunday's Games<br />

miami (rogers 3-1) at Washington (scherzer 1-2),<br />

1:05 p.m.<br />

st. louis (martínez 1-4) at Pittsburgh (Crowe 0-<br />

0), 1:05 p.m.<br />

atlanta (anderson 2-0) at toronto (stripling 0-1),<br />

1:07 p.m.<br />

Chicago Cubs (Williams 2-2) at Cincinnati<br />

(mahle 1-1), 1:10 p.m.<br />

l.a. Dodgers (urías 3-0) at milwaukee (tbD),<br />

2:10 p.m.<br />

Colorado (gonzález 1-0) at arizona (Kelly 2-2),<br />

4:10 p.m.<br />

san francisco (gausman 1-0) at san Diego<br />

(musgrove 2-2), 4:10 p.m.<br />

n.y. mets (Peterson 1-3) at Philadelphia (eflin 1-<br />

1), 7:08 p.m.<br />

Monday's Games<br />

milwaukee at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.<br />

l.a. Dodgers at Chicago Cubs, 7:40 p.m.<br />

n.y. mets at st. louis, 7:45 p.m.<br />

san francisco at Colorado, 8:40 p.m.<br />

Pittsburgh at san Diego, 10:10 p.m.<br />


Atlantic Division W L Pct GB<br />

x-brooklyn 43 21 .672 —<br />

x-Philadelphia 42 21 .667 ½<br />

new york 35 28 .556 7½<br />

boston 34 30 .531 9<br />

toronto 26 37 .413 16½<br />

Southeast Division W L Pct GB<br />

atlanta 35 30 .538 —<br />

miami 34 30 .531 ½<br />

Charlotte 31 32 .492 3<br />

Washington 29 35 .453 5½<br />

Orlando 20 44 .313 14½<br />

Central Division W L Pct GB<br />

milwaukee 39 24 .619 —<br />

Indiana 30 33 .476 9<br />

Chicago 26 38 .406 13½<br />

Cleveland 21 43 .328 18½<br />

Detroit 19 45 .297 20½<br />

x-clinched playoff spot<br />

All Times EDT<br />

Friday's Games<br />

Philadelphia 126, atlanta 104<br />

Washington 122, Cleveland 93<br />

Portland 128, brooklyn 109<br />

memphis 92, Orlando 75<br />

boston 143, san antonio 140, Ot<br />

milwaukee 108, Chicago 98<br />

Phoenix 121, utah 100<br />

sacramento 110, l.a. lakers 106<br />

Saturday's Games<br />

Charlotte 107, Detroit 94<br />

golden state 113, Houston 87<br />

miami 124, Cleveland 107<br />

Indiana 152, Oklahoma City 95<br />

atlanta 108, Chicago 97<br />

Orlando 112, memphis 111<br />

new Orleans 140, minnesota 136, Ot<br />

Dallas 125, Washington 124<br />

Denver at l.a. Clippers, 10 p.m.<br />

toronto at utah, 10 p.m.<br />

Sunday's Games<br />

brooklyn at milwaukee, 3:30 p.m.<br />

Scoreboard<br />

Major league glance<br />

NBA glance<br />

East Division GP W L OTPts GF GA<br />

x-Pittsburgh 52 34 15 3 71 178 142<br />

x-Washington 51 32 14 5 69 175 152<br />

x-n.y. Islanders 51 31 15 5 67 143 114<br />

boston 50 30 14 6 66 150 123<br />

n.y. rangers 52 26 20 6 58 167 139<br />

Philadelphia 51 22 22 7 51 144 186<br />

new Jersey 51 17 27 7 41 136 178<br />

buffalo 52 13 32 7 33 126 185<br />

Central Division GP W L OTPts GF GA<br />

x-Carolina 51 34 10 7 75 166 121<br />

x-florida 53 34 14 5 73 175 148<br />

x-tampa bay 51 34 14 3 71 170 130<br />

nashville 52 28 22 2 58 142 146<br />

Dallas 51 21 17 13 55 140 133<br />

Chicago 51 22 23 6 50 146 167<br />

Detroit 53 18 26 9 45 117 162<br />

Columbus 52 16 25 11 43 123 172<br />

nOte: two points for a win, one point for<br />

overtime loss. the top four teams in each division<br />

will qualify for playoffs under this season's<br />

temporary realignment.<br />

x-clinched playoff spot<br />

y-clinched division<br />

All Times EDT<br />

Friday's Games<br />

montreal 5, Winnipeg 3<br />

Colorado 3, san Jose 0<br />

los angeles 2, anaheim 1<br />

arizona 3, Vegas 0<br />

Saturday's Games<br />

boston 6, buffalo 2<br />

Detroit 1, tampa bay 0, sO<br />

n.y. Islanders 3, n.y. rangers 0<br />

Carolina 2, Columbus 1, Ot<br />

new Jersey 4, Philadelphia 1<br />

toronto 5, Vancouver 1<br />

Pittsburgh 3, Washington 0<br />

montreal 3, Ottawa 2, Ot<br />

florida 5, Chicago 4<br />

minnesota 4, st. louis 3, Ot<br />

(All times Eastern)<br />

Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts<br />

Sunday, <strong>May</strong> 2<br />


1 p.m.<br />

mlbn — atlanta at toronto Or Detroit at<br />

ny yankees<br />

7 p.m.<br />

esPn — ny mets at Philadelphia<br />

NHL glance<br />

Sports on TV<br />


East Division W L Pct GB<br />

boston 17 11 .607 _<br />

toronto 13 12 .520 2½<br />

baltimore 13 14 .481 3½<br />

new york 13 14 .481 3½<br />

tampa bay 13 15 .464 4<br />

Central Division W L Pct GB<br />

Kansas City 16 9 .640 _<br />

Chicago 15 11 .577 1½<br />

Cleveland 12 13 .480 4<br />

minnesota 9 16 .360 7<br />

Detroit 8 20 .286 9½<br />

West Division W L Pct GB<br />

Oakland 16 12 .571 _<br />

Houston 15 12 .556 ½<br />

seattle 15 12 .556 ½<br />

los angeles 12 12 .500 2<br />

texas 12 16 .429 4<br />

All Times EDT<br />

Friday's Games<br />

n.y. yankees 10, Detroit 0<br />

Houston 9, tampa bay 2<br />

boston 6, texas 1<br />

toronto 13, atlanta 5<br />

Cleveland 5, Chicago White sox 3<br />

minnesota 9, Kansas City 1<br />

baltimore 3, Oakland 2<br />

seattle 7, l.a. angels 4<br />

Saturday's Games<br />

n.y. yankees 6, Detroit 4<br />

Kansas City 11, minnesota 3<br />

Houston 3, tampa bay 1<br />

Chicago White sox 7, Cleveland 3<br />

baltimore 8, Oakland 4<br />

texas 8, boston 6<br />

toronto 6, atlanta 5, 10 innings<br />

l.a. angels at seattle, 9:10 p.m.<br />

Sunday's Games<br />

Detroit (ureña 1-3) at n.y. yankees (Kluber 1-2),<br />

1:05 p.m.<br />

atlanta (anderson 2-0) at toronto (stripling 0-1),<br />

1:07 p.m.<br />

Houston (Javier 3-0) at tampa bay (Hill 1-1),<br />

1:10 p.m.<br />

Cleveland (Plesac 1-3) at Chicago White sox<br />

(giolito 1-2), 2:10 p.m.<br />

Kansas City (Keller 2-2) at minnesota (berríos 2-<br />

2), 2:10 p.m.<br />

boston (richards 1-2) at texas (foltynewicz 1-3),<br />

2:35 p.m.<br />

baltimore (Zimmermann 1-3) at Oakland<br />

(manaea 3-1), 4:07 p.m.<br />

l.a. angels (bundy 0-2) at seattle (sheffield 1-2),<br />

4:10 p.m.<br />

Monday's Games<br />

texas at minnesota, 7:40 p.m.<br />

Cleveland at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m.<br />

tampa bay at l.a. angels, 9:38 p.m.<br />

toronto at Oakland, 9:40 p.m.<br />

baltimore at seattle, 10:10 p.m.<br />


Southwest Division W L Pct GB<br />

Dallas 36 27 .571 —<br />

memphis 32 31 .508 4<br />

san antonio 31 31 .500 4½<br />

new Orleans 29 35 .453 7½<br />

Houston 16 48 .250 20½<br />

Northwest Division W L Pct GB<br />

x-utah 45 18 .714 —<br />

Denver 42 21 .667 3<br />

Portland 35 28 .556 10<br />

Oklahoma City 21 43 .328 24½<br />

minnesota 20 45 .308 26<br />

Pacific Division W L Pct GB<br />

x-Phoenix 45 18 .714 —<br />

l.a. Clippers 43 21 .672 2½<br />

l.a. lakers 36 27 .571 9<br />

golden state 32 32 .500 13½<br />

sacramento 26 37 .413 19<br />

Portland at boston, 7:30 p.m.<br />

miami at Charlotte, 8 p.m.<br />

new york at Houston, 8 p.m.<br />

Philadelphia at san antonio, 8 p.m.<br />

Phoenix at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.<br />

sacramento at Dallas, 8 p.m.<br />

toronto at l.a. lakers, 10 p.m.<br />

Monday's Games<br />

Indiana at Washington, 7 p.m.<br />

Orlando at Detroit, 7 p.m.<br />

golden state at new Orleans, 7:30 p.m.<br />

Portland at atlanta, 8 p.m.<br />

new york at memphis, 9 p.m.<br />

Philadelphia at Chicago, 9 p.m.<br />

Denver at l.a. lakers, 10 p.m.<br />

san antonio at utah, 10 p.m.<br />

Tuesday's Games<br />

Charlotte at Detroit, 7 p.m.<br />

Phoenix at Cleveland, 7 p.m.<br />

brooklyn at milwaukee, 7:30 p.m.<br />

Dallas at miami, 8 p.m.<br />

golden state at new Orleans, 8 p.m.<br />

sacramento at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.<br />

toronto at l.a. Clippers, 10 p.m.<br />

West Division GP W L OTPts GF GA<br />

x-Vegas 49 35 12 2 72 165 108<br />

x-Colorado 49 33 12 4 70 171 120<br />

x-minnesota 50 32 14 4 68 162 135<br />

st. louis 49 23 19 7 53 147 154<br />

arizona 51 22 24 5 49 137 160<br />

san Jose 51 20 26 5 45 138 176<br />

los angeles 48 19 23 6 44 128 141<br />

anaheim 51 15 29 7 37 110 164<br />

North Division GP W L OTPts GF GA<br />

x-toronto 51 33 13 5 71 172 133<br />

edmonton 48 29 17 2 60 154 130<br />

Winnipeg 50 27 20 3 57 153 143<br />

montreal 50 23 18 9 55 145 145<br />

Calgary 49 22 24 3 47 131 140<br />

Ottawa 51 19 27 5 43 141 177<br />

Vancouver 45 19 23 3 41 119 147<br />

nashville 1, Dallas 0, Ot<br />

Colorado 4, san Jose 3<br />

Calgary at edmonton, 10 p.m.<br />

los angeles at anaheim, 10 p.m.<br />

Vegas at arizona, 10 p.m.<br />

Sunday's Games<br />

tampa bay at Detroit, 3 p.m.<br />

Monday's Games<br />

boston at new Jersey, 7 p.m.<br />

Chicago at Carolina, 7 p.m.<br />

Dallas at florida, 7 p.m.<br />

n.y. Islanders at buffalo, 7 p.m.<br />

nashville at Columbus, 7 p.m.<br />

Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.<br />

toronto at montreal, 7 p.m.<br />

Washington at n.y. rangers, 7 p.m.<br />

Winnipeg at Ottawa, 7 p.m.<br />

anaheim at st. louis, 8 p.m.<br />

Vegas at minnesota, 8 p.m.<br />

edmonton at Vancouver, 10 p.m.<br />

los angeles at arizona, 10 p.m.<br />

Colorado at san Jose, 10:30 p.m.<br />


3:30 p.m.<br />

abC — brooklyn at milwaukee<br />

7:30 p.m.<br />

nbatV — Portland at boston<br />


3 p.m.<br />

nbC — tampa bay at Detroit<br />

SPORTS<br />

Sunday<br />

<strong>May</strong> 2, <strong>2021</strong><br />

RHS girls win 20-team Roy Peck meet<br />

lander tiger<br />

boys second<br />

By Randy Tucker<br />

Staff Writer<br />

the riverton High school girls<br />

defended their home track<br />

saturday with a strong first-place<br />

finish in a field of 20 teams at the<br />

annual roy Peck Invitational.<br />

lander’s boys placed a close second<br />

to mountain View on their<br />

side of the meet. the tiger girls<br />

were fourth.<br />

the riverton boys finished<br />

fourth.<br />

the lady Wolverines were<br />

paced by sprinter elena Pedrin<br />

with wins in both the 100- and<br />

200-meter dashes.<br />

riverton also won the 4x100-<br />

meter relay with anna Hutchison,<br />

annie Vincent and Jocelyn toso<br />

joining Pedrin. the winning time<br />

of 50.69 earned the quartet an<br />

automatic berth at the state track<br />

meet in Casper in three weeks.<br />

Pedrin and Vincent joined ella<br />

Judd and Ciarah Hall for a runnerup<br />

finish in the 4x400-meter relay.<br />

freshman phenom Kiana<br />

swann of shoshoni continued to<br />

drop her times in the 800- and<br />

1600-meter runs. the lady blue<br />

ninth-grader was boxed in on the<br />

first lap by a pair of rock springs<br />

runners but broke through the gap<br />

on the first curve of lap two in the<br />

800-meter run, sprinting the final<br />

300 meters for season best 2:24.03.<br />

lander’s relay unit of avery<br />

bever, avery Crane, Hazel<br />

Womack and marlee Jones won<br />

the sprint medley relay by three<br />

seconds over second-place Kemmerer.<br />

bever and Crane ran 200-<br />

meter legs, Womack the 400-meter<br />

leg, and Jones brought home the<br />

gold with a solid two laps in the<br />

800-meter anchor leg.<br />

mountain View brought an outstanding<br />

small-school team to the<br />

meet and won the boys division<br />

behind three first-place finishes by<br />

sprinter and jumper ashton<br />

schofield.<br />

He won the 100 meters in a<br />

close race over Western Heritage<br />

lutheran academy senior Kaden<br />

Dower of riverton, then ran away<br />

with the 200 after Dower false<br />

started. schofield also won the<br />

high jump with a leap of 6-5.<br />

mountain View scored 105<br />

points, with the lander boys a<br />

close second at 99.<br />

the tigers continued their<br />

dominance in the distance races.<br />

Kaleb simonson set a new personal<br />

best, cracking the 10-minute<br />

barrier in the 3200-meter run with<br />

an outstanding time of 9:53.87.<br />

sam Kistemann edged<br />

simonson in the 1600, winning<br />

the race over his teammate by .22<br />

second.<br />

In all, eight lander distance<br />

runners scored in the 800-, 1600-<br />

and 3200-meter runs.<br />

another barrier was broken by<br />

riverton senior rylan Koehn, who<br />

threw his personal best in the discus.<br />

the discus is the only event in<br />

track and field where a wind blowing<br />

into your face can be an advantage.<br />

the meet changed from a<br />

hot, sunny morning to a windy,<br />

cool afternoon, and Koehn played<br />

it perfectly, tossing the discus high<br />

into the air and catch some lift<br />

from headwind.<br />

His winning throw of 158-3<br />

shattered the 150 mark and flirted<br />

with 160 feet.<br />

most fremont County teams<br />

remain close to home next weekend<br />

competing either in thermopolis<br />

on friday or at the shane<br />

brock memorial meet in lander<br />

on saturday.<br />

Roy Peck Invitational<br />

Riverton<br />

<strong>May</strong> 1<br />

girls team scores: 1. riverton<br />

96, 2. rawlins 83, 3. mountain<br />

Lander pole vaulter Kyra Simonson cleared a height for the Lady Tigers early in Saturday’s Roy<br />

Peck Invitational track and field meet in Riverton.<br />

Photos by Randy Tucker<br />

View 81, 4. lander 74 ,5.<br />

evanston 72, 6. rock springs 53,<br />

7. saratoga 45, 8. Worland 43, 9.<br />

green river 40, 10. shoshoni /<br />

Kemmerer 22, 12. thermopolis<br />

15, 13. Wind river 11, 14 big<br />

Piney 9, 15. st. stephen’s 7, 16.<br />

Wyoming Indian 5, 17. Dubois<br />

4, 18. encampment/little snake<br />

river 3, 20 Western Heritage 1<br />

Event results<br />

100-meter Dash: 1. elena<br />

Pedrin, rIV 13.03, 2. anna<br />

Hutchison, rIV 13.50, 3. abigail<br />

gribowskas, lan 13.73, 4.<br />

Jocelyn toso, rIV 13.76, 7.<br />

avery bever, lan 13.95<br />

200-meter Dash: 1. elena<br />

Pedrin, rIV 27.17<br />

400-meter Dash: 1. eva<br />

nitschke, raW 1:01.72, 3. mina<br />

King, Wr 1:04.01, 4. abigail<br />

gribowskas, lan 1:04.18, 8.<br />

ellie Kaufman, lan 1:05.99<br />

800-meter run: 1. Kiana<br />

swann, sHO 2:24.03, 6. marlee<br />

Jones, lan 2:36.21<br />

1600-meter run:1. Kiana<br />

swann, sHO 5:33.24, 2. marlee<br />

Jones, lan 5:57.71, 46. bri<br />

rich, lan 6:03.20, 7. Kyra<br />

simonson, lan 6:11.60<br />

3200-meter run: 1. lilly<br />

Williams, eVn 12:31.33<br />

100-meter Hurdles: 1. eva<br />

nitschke, raW 15.57, 5. avery<br />

Crane, lan 17.59<br />

300-meter Hurdles: 1. eva<br />

nitschke, raW 47.37, 5. lily<br />

swanson, lan 50.07, 6. avery<br />

Crane, lan 50.45<br />

4x100-meter relay: 1.<br />

riverton 50.69, 7. Dubois 57.00,<br />

8. Wind river 57.31<br />

4x400-meter relay: 1.<br />

evanston 4:20.70, 2. riverton<br />

4:30.45, 3. lander 4:35.84<br />

4x800-meter relay:1. rawlins<br />

10:57.07, 4. Wyoming Indian<br />

12:13.95<br />

sprint medley relay: 1.<br />

lander 4:29.65, 5. riverton<br />

5:10.64, 7. shoshoni 5:38.15<br />

long Jump: 1. Whitney<br />

bennett, sar 16-7, 2. annie<br />

Vincent, rIV 16-5, 3. Jocelyn<br />

toso, rIV 16-1, 5. mina King,<br />

Wr 15-2, 6. lily swanson, lan<br />

15-1, 8. Kelsey Wilson, WHla<br />

14-10.5<br />

triple Jump: 1. Whitney<br />

bennett, sar 34-4, 3. anna<br />

Hutchison, rIV 32-0, 4. Ciarah<br />

Hall, rIV 30-3.5<br />

High Jump: 1. stacia barker,<br />

eVn 5-2, 3. asha reid, lan 5-<br />

0<br />

Pole Vault: 1. mylie micheli,<br />

mV 9-0, 7. maren baker, Dub<br />

7-0,<br />

shot Put: 1. Haylee rudy, mV<br />

36-9, 2. summeri bass, rIV 36-<br />

3.5<br />

Discus: 1. Kameron Wilson,<br />

rs 104-3, 3. anna Hutchison,<br />

rIV 98-5, 5. Jessica goggles, ss<br />

95-5, 7. summeri bass, rIV 93-<br />

11<br />

q Please see “Track,” page A-15<br />

Summeri Bass continued her strong throwing season for<br />

Riverton, finishing second in the shot put and seventh in the<br />

discus to pile up points for the Wolverines.<br />

Riverton sophomore Braden Vincent won his heat of the 200-<br />

meters Saturday afternoon, then placed seventh in the final.

<strong>May</strong> 2, <strong>2021</strong><br />


Sunday<br />

Page A-11<br />

Call: 307-463-1999<br />

The Ranger and<br />

Lander Journal<br />

Classifieds<br />

5-95 Announcements<br />

20 Garage Sales<br />

IF YOU are afraid in your own home because<br />

of violence or abuse, let us help.<br />

You don’t need to be alone or silent any<br />

longer. The office of Family Violence and<br />

Sexual Assault offers free and confidential<br />

services. Rules for acceptance and particpation<br />

in the program are the same for<br />

veryone without regard to race, color, naional<br />

origin, age, sex or handicap. Please<br />

all 307-856-4734 or 307-332-7215, 24<br />

ours a day, 7 days a week. Collect calls<br />

ccepted.<br />

25 Lost & Found<br />


snap over the credit cards. Please return<br />

to Ranger Advertising<br />

FOUND keys in front of Post Office on<br />

Main. Smith RV red keychain. Come to<br />

Ranger Advertising to claim<br />

40 Happenings<br />

ADULT CHILDREN of Alcoholics group<br />

eets on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm at<br />

he Methodist Church (basement side<br />

oor) located at 307 N. Main, Pavillion.<br />

07-856-1192 or 307-856-4979.<br />

AL-ANON MEETINGS are held every<br />

onday at 7pm and Thursdays at 12pm at<br />

St. James Episcopal Church, 519 East<br />

ark, Riverton.<br />



Check out the Wind River Heritage Center,<br />

1075 S Federal Blvd., Riverton.<br />

Come see what our wildlife looks like close<br />

up and go back in time visiting<br />

our Wax Museum and horse-drawn farm<br />

quipment. A great way to spend a<br />

ouple hours. 5/person or $10/family. Open<br />

from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM<br />

Monday through Saturday.<br />

COME AND SHARE Conversation<br />

and Encouragement with others who<br />

understand the ups and downs as you<br />

adjust to life without your loved one.<br />

A Bereavement Support Group meets<br />

every Monday, 1:30-2:30pm, Alternating<br />

between Riverton and Lander Senior Centers.<br />

For More Information Call<br />

307-856-1206 or visit www.helpforhealthwy.org<br />

DO YOU have a Revolutionary PATRIOT<br />

in you family tree? Consider membership<br />

in the National Society Daughters of the<br />

American Revolution (NSDAR). For more<br />

information contact<br />

mblankenship@wyoming.com or<br />

cwmurray@wyoming.com<br />

DUBOIS AA is held at the Dubois Town<br />

Hall, 712 Meckem, Tuesdays and Thursdays<br />

at 6pm.<br />

DUPLICATE BRIDGE Club meets at the<br />

Reach Clubhouse Friday afternoons at<br />

12:30pm. Open to the public. Make sure to<br />

bring a Bridge partner. For more information<br />

call 307-856-6356.<br />


TION. Fremont County Road to Recovery,<br />

offering Free Transportation for Cancer Patients<br />

to their Treatments at Rocky Mountain<br />

Oncology with hopes of expanding<br />

services. Road to Recovery is a support<br />

service through the American Cancer Society.<br />

We are also seeking VOLUNTEER<br />

Drivers. For more information call: 307-<br />

335-5366 or email grttch524@gmail.com.<br />


Riverton Library Balcony<br />

Wednesday, <strong>May</strong> 5<br />

11a.m. - 3:00p.m.<br />

Hardcover = $1.00<br />

Paperback = 50 cents<br />

At Riverton Branch Librar y<br />

Find Your Happenings<br />

in the<br />



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The meeting schedule is:<br />

7:00am & 7pm - Tuesday, Friday<br />

7:00am - Thursday<br />

10:00am - Saturday<br />

7:00pm - Sunday<br />

118 1/2 North 5th street, Riverton, WY<br />

(Brown House) Contact Phone: 307-350-<br />

2164<br />

Zoom Meetings:<br />

7:00 am - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday,<br />

Friday<br />

7:00 pm - Sunday<br />

Zoom Address:<br />

https//us02web.zoom.us/j/3616388633?pp<br />

wd=QWNDVngzV2tJNStKSXVtaXJB-<br />

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FRESH AIR AA Group meets at St. James<br />

Episcopal Church, 519 East Park, Riverton,<br />

Sun., Tues., & Thurs., 7pm. Call 307-<br />

851-4839 for more information.<br />

LEGAL AID of Wyoming, Inc. Legal Assistance<br />

for domestic violence victims. 9 a.m.-<br />

4 p.m., Monday – Friday. Legal advice hotline:<br />

877-432-9955.<br />





Meeting will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd<br />

Thursday at VFW Post 954, Lander and<br />

3rd Thursday at Grace Reformed Fellowship,<br />

545 East Main Street, Lander.<br />

Time will continue to be 5:30pm for all<br />

meetings<br />

Members of the Civil Air Patrol and interested<br />

members of the public may attend to<br />

learn about volunteering in the Civil Air Patrol<br />

to train to fulfill its three congressionally<br />

chartered core missions: Emergency Services,<br />

Aerospace Education, Cadet Programs.<br />

Contact Information: Capt Karl<br />

Falken, CAP, (307) 850-8573 /<br />

winderver.cc@wywg.cap.gov<br />

MONDAYS:<br />

Bereavement Support Group meets from<br />

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. every Monday alternating<br />

between Riverton and Lander senior centers.<br />

For More Information Call 307-856-<br />

1206 or visit www.helpforhealthwy.org.<br />

AL-ANON MEETINGS are held at 7 p.m.<br />

every Monday at St. James Episcopal<br />

Church, 519 E. Park, Riverton.<br />


meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at the Trinity<br />

Episcopal Church, 860 S. Third St.<br />

RED PATH AA Meetings take place at 7<br />

p.m. Mondays at St. Stephen’s Mission,<br />

134 Mission Rd.<br />

Free veteran acupuncture 10 a.m. to noon<br />

the first Monday of every month. Walk-in<br />

basis. Located at the Soldiers House 1201<br />

E. Jackson Ave, Riverton.<br />


ALL ARTISTS ARE WELCOME to come to<br />

the Lander Artists Guild meetings held at<br />

noon on the second Tuesday of every<br />

month at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 830<br />

S. Third St., Lander. Open painting 10 a.m.<br />

- 2 p.m., bring a sack lunch. For more information<br />

call Ella McDonell at 349-9689<br />

or Ellen Gartner at 332-5729.<br />

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Unscramble these Jumbles,<br />

one letter to each square,<br />

to form four ordinary words.<br />

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HVOSE<br />

USONIC<br />

VLAYLE<br />

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All Rights Reserved.<br />

Answer<br />

here:<br />

Parkinson’s Exercise Group meets every<br />

Tuesday at the senior center at 1-2 p.m.<br />

For more information, contact Marjane Ambler<br />

at 307 332-3732 or the senior center<br />

at 332-2746.<br />

DUBOIS AA held at 6 p.m. Tuesdays,<br />

Dubois Town Hall, 712 Meekem Rd.<br />


STUDY, FREE, at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday.<br />

A study for everyone. Seventh-Day<br />

Maranatha Church, 163 S. Fifth St., Lander.<br />

AMERICAN LEGION POST 33 will meet at<br />

7:00pm, the third Tuesday of each month<br />

at the VFW Hall. Contact Mark Keiser at<br />

307-360-3228 for more information.<br />

Free veteran healing touch sessions the<br />

first Tuesday of every month at the Soldiers<br />

House 1201 E. Jackson Ave. Riverton,<br />

WY. Please call Nancy Sehnert to<br />

schedule a 30 minute appointment 850-<br />

6208.<br />

ALL ARTISTS ARE WELCOME to come to<br />

the Lander Artists Guild meetings held at<br />

noon on the second Tuesday of every<br />

month at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 830<br />

S. Third St., Lander. Open painting 10 a.m.<br />

- 2 p.m., bring a sack lunch. For more information<br />

call Ella McDonell at 349-9689<br />

or Ellen Gartner at 332-5729.<br />



at noon every Wednesday at the Oxbow<br />

Restaurant. Call 332-2749 for information.<br />

Visitors welcome.<br />

Open Studio, 6 p.m. Lander Art Center.<br />

LIONS CLUB MEETING held at 6:30 p.m.<br />

on the First and Third Wednesday of every<br />

month at the Oxbow Restaurant, Lander.<br />

332-7164 or 332-5578.<br />

RED PATH AA Meetings take place at 7<br />

p.m. Wednesdays at St. Stephen’s Mission,<br />

134 Mission Rd.<br />


T.O.P.S. 9-10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Two Sisters<br />

Bed and Breakfast, 786 S. Third St.,<br />

Lander. Call Dianna 438-0209.<br />

AL-ANON MEETINGS are held at noon on<br />

Thursdays at St. James Episcopal Church,<br />

519 E. Park, Riverton.<br />

Parkinson’s Exercise Group meets every<br />

Thursday at the senior center at 1-2 p.m.<br />

For more information, contact Marjane Ambler<br />

at 307 332-3732 or the senior center<br />

at 332-2746<br />


The Fremont County Parkinson’s Support<br />

Group meets at 2 p.m. the first Thursday<br />

of every month at the Lander Senior Center.<br />

For more information, contact Marjane<br />

Ambler at 307 332-3732 or the senior center<br />

at 332-2746<br />

DUBOIS AA held at 6 p.m. Thursdays,<br />

Dubois Town Hall, 712 Meekem Rd.<br />

FREMONT COUNTY ATV Association<br />

meets the first Thursday of every month at<br />

7:00 p.m. Jan/Mar/<strong>May</strong>/July/Sept/Nov at<br />

the commissioners meeting room in the<br />

courthouse in Lander. Feb/April/ June/Oct<br />

at the High Plains Power building at 1775<br />

E. Monroe in Riverton. (August-picnic) (December-Christmas<br />

party) Find us on facebook<br />


meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Trinity<br />

Episcopal Church, 860 S. Third St.<br />

ACOA: 7-8 p.m., Thursdays 885 Clinchard<br />

St. Contact 349-1890.<br />

NEW BEGINNINGS AA meetings are held<br />

at 5:30pm daily at 118½ North 5th Street<br />

East, Riverton.<br />


knit and crochet for various programs.<br />

Meetings are 2nd & 4th Mon. at 1pm, For<br />

more information and NEW location please<br />

call contact Roni at 307-856-6664. Yarn<br />

available and donations still Welcome!<br />

RED PATH AA meetings take place at St.<br />

Stephen’s Mission, 134 Mission Road,<br />

Mon. & Wed. at 7pm, Sat. at 11am and<br />

Sun., 8am.<br />


weekly painting sessions at the Fremont<br />

County Fairgrounds Heritage Hall Bldg.<br />

Wed. from 10-2pm with constructive critique<br />

feedback at the end of every session.<br />

Come and join us. All media and subject<br />

matter are welcome.<br />

Get the free JUST JUMBLE app • Follow us on Twitter @PlayJumble<br />


By David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek<br />

Now arrange the circled letters<br />

to form the surprise answer, as<br />

suggested by the above cartoon.<br />

(Answers tomorrow)<br />


Answer: <br />

was done, and they liked it — A “HOLE” LOT<br />


Call for appointment. Donations welcomed.<br />

20 Gardens North Drive, Riverton. 307-<br />

463-0141<br />


Wednesday, <strong>May</strong> 5, 6pm, Historic Preservation<br />

in Riverton: Riverton Museum<br />

Speaker Series, Free.<br />

Join the Fremont County Historic Preservation<br />

Commission at the Riverton Museum<br />

in the presentation of the history<br />

and stories about some of the most important<br />

and recognizable buildings and<br />

homes in Riverton and some of the<br />

preservation efforts being made to protect<br />

these buildings.<br />

This event can be attended in person at<br />

the Riverton Museum or virtually. If you<br />

are interested in attending the presentation<br />

virtually, please call the museum at<br />

(307)856-2665 to get the Zoom link. Admission<br />

is free<br />

T.O.P.S. TAKE Off Pounds Sensibly.<br />

Thursday, 9 am, Lander Sr. Center, 205<br />

S. 10th Street Lander, contact Dianna<br />

McIntosh Call 307-438-0209<br />

THE ANONYMOUS AA Group meetings<br />

are held Mon. and Fri. at 7pm at the Pavillion<br />

Community Church, 311 N. Main. Contact<br />

number: 307-856-7635.<br />


CHAPTER PHONE LINE is NOT an emergency<br />

line. All veterans and their loved<br />

ones, there is FREE confidential mental<br />

health care available. Call and leave a<br />

message. Your call is typically answered<br />

within 48 hours. 307-856-1244<br />


CHAPTER PHONE LINE is NOT an emergency<br />

line. All veterans and their loved<br />

ones, there is FREE confidential mental<br />

health care available. Call and leave a<br />

message. Your call is typically answered<br />

within 48 hours. 307-856-1244<br />

WELCOME HOME: Please contact one of<br />

the Veterans Honor Guard concerning any<br />

Military Personnel returning from an area<br />

of conflict so we can give them a Welcome<br />

Home. Contact: Pat Lawson 307-851-7400<br />

or Jim Arndt 307-851-3763.<br />


The 25th Wind River Flywheeler Antique<br />

Engine and Tractor Show will be at the<br />

Park at the East side of Shoshoni,<br />

Wyoming on June 12 th &amp; 13 th -<br />

FREE! The Tractor Drive is at 10 am both<br />

Saturday and Sunday, and a Tractor pull<br />

(1:30pm). There will be craft vendors, engines<br />

and tractors, a 1913 50 hp Case<br />

Steam Engine will steam corn at 11 am<br />

and 2pm. For kids there is a Barrel Train,<br />

Pedal Tractors and a Sand Box. Food<br />

vendors and music (Pack in the Mail) will<br />

be available for lunch, including Dutch<br />

oven cooking. At 1:00<br />

pm, the Flywheelers will be AUCTIONING<br />

off, John Deere quilts, and other items.<br />

Contacts: Carlta Witthar at 856-1164 or e-<br />

mail: cmaule@wyoming.com. Vendors -<br />

call Cindy<br />

Leonhardt at 856-6804.<br />


The 25th Wind River Flywheeler Antique<br />

Engine and Tractor Show will be at the<br />

Park at the East side of Shoshoni,<br />

Wyoming on June 12 th &amp; 13 th -<br />

FREE! The Tractor Drive is at 10 am both<br />

Saturday and Sunday, and a Tractor pull<br />

(1:30pm). There will be craft vendors, engines<br />

and tractors, a 1913 50 hp Case<br />

Steam Engine will steam corn at 11 am<br />

and 2pm. For kids there is a Barrel Train,<br />

Pedal Tractors and a Sand Box. Food<br />

vendors and music (Pack in the Mail) will<br />

be available for lunch, including Dutch<br />

oven cooking. At 1:00<br />

pm, the Flywheelers will be AUCTIONING<br />

off, John Deere quilts, and other items.<br />

Contacts: Carlta Witthar at 856-1164 or e-<br />

mail: cmaule@wyoming.com. Vendors -<br />

call Cindy<br />

Leonhardt at 856-6804.<br />


7pm on the First Monday of each Month at<br />

the Stitching Corral , 826 West Main<br />

Street. Guests are Welcome. For More Information<br />

ca Vicki at 851-8172 or<br />

Donnabelle at 856-5891.<br />

45 Public Notices<br />

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Locally Owned & Operated<br />

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240-295<br />

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250 Hay/Grain/Feed<br />


seed. Vernema, Perry, Wrangler, TV<br />

Blend, and Surpass. $3.25/lb. call<br />

Richard Haun @ 307-856-5748 or 307-<br />

851-9830.<br />

295 Livestock<br />

BLACK ANGUS BULLS, For Sale. Yearlings<br />

and Two’s. We Select for Fertility,<br />

Mothering Ability, and Growth. Reasonably<br />

priced. Call Shippen Angus at: 307-856-<br />

7531 or 307-858-2440<br />

BLACK ANGUS BULLS, For Sale. Yearlings<br />

and Two’s. We Select for Fertility,<br />

Mothering Ability, and Growth. Reasonably<br />

priced. Call Shippen Angus at: 307-856-<br />

7531 or 307-858-4220<br />

300-370 Real Estate<br />

Rentals<br />

301 General Real Estate Rentals<br />


real estate advertising in this newspaper is<br />

subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act,<br />

which makes it illegal to advertise any preference,<br />

limitation or discrimination based<br />

on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial<br />

status or national origin, or intention<br />

to make any such preferences, limitations<br />

or discrimination. Familial status includes<br />

children under that age of 18 living with<br />

parents or legal custodians, and pregnant<br />

women and people securing custody of<br />

children under 18. This newspaper will not<br />

knowingly accept any advertising for real<br />

estate which is in violation of the law. Our<br />

readers are hereby informed that all<br />

dwellings advertised in this paper are available<br />

on an equal opportunity basis. To report<br />

discrimination call Wyoming Fair<br />

Housing at Wyoming Relay (Voice) 1-800-<br />

877-9975 or call HUD toll free at 1-800-<br />

669-9777.<br />

315 Apts. Unfurnished<br />

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DILLON VISTA APTS: Spacious 1 and<br />

2BR available, on-site laundry facilities.<br />

Pet Friendly. Multiple Lease Options Available.<br />

First month plus $500 security. Call<br />

for apt. (307) 332-2050.<br />

315 Apts. Unfurnished<br />

FREE 1/2<br />


(With 1 Year Lease)<br />

Short Term Leases Available<br />



Riverton Manor<br />

Apartments<br />

820 North 1st St. • Riverton<br />

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1 BR $670<br />

2 BR $770<br />

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340 Mobile Homes for Rent<br />

MOBLE HOME IN country 10 miles from<br />

town, No pets, All electric, References<br />

needed. 307-857-7058<br />

375-410 Employment<br />

385 Help Wanted<br />



Positions open for <strong>2021</strong>-22 School Year.<br />

Certified: Elementary Music<br />

Teacher Grades K, 1, 2 and 3; Science<br />

and Math Teacher (both endorsements,<br />

preferred) for High School; Math Teacher<br />

– 7th Grade at Middle School; Transition<br />

Home to School Liaison; Learning Resource<br />

SPED Teacher for Kindergarten;<br />

Academic Intervention Teachers (MTSS<br />

Tier 3 Interventions). Six positions available:<br />

Elementary Math or Reading, Middle<br />

School Math or Reading, High School<br />

Math or Reading, K-5 full-time Elementary<br />

Teacher for Spur Virtual Academy<br />

(onsite position). Applications are received<br />

electronically, and job descriptions<br />

are located<br />

at: https://www.applitrack.com/fremontcountysd/onlineapp/.<br />

Fremont County<br />

School District #25 is an Equal Opportunity<br />

Employer.<br />

See HELP<br />

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Positions open for <strong>2021</strong>-22 School Year.<br />

Certified: Elementary Music<br />

Teacher Grades K, 1, 2 and 3; Science<br />

and Math Teacher (both<br />

endorsements, preferred) for High<br />

School; Math Teacher – 7th Grade at<br />

Middle School; Transition Home to<br />

School Liaison; Learning Resource SPED<br />

Teacher for Kindergarten; Academic Intervention<br />

Teachers (MTSS Tier 3 Interventions).<br />

Six positions available: Elementary<br />

Math or Reading,<br />

Middle School Math or Reading, High<br />

School Math or Reading, K-5<br />

full-time Elementary Teacher for Spur Virtual<br />

Academy (onsite position). Applications<br />

are received electronically and<br />

job descriptions are located at:<br />

https://www.applitrack.com/fremontcountysd/onlineapp/<br />

Fremont County School District #25 is an<br />

Equal Opportunity Employer.<br />

Sudoku is a number-placing puzzle based on a 9x9 grid with<br />

several given numbers. The object is to place the numbers<br />

1 to 9 in the empty squares so that each row, each column<br />

and each 3x3 box contains the same number only once.<br />

THIS NEWSPAPER recommends that you<br />

investigate every phase of investment opportunities.<br />

We suggest you consult your<br />

own attorney, and ask for a free pamphlet<br />

or for free further information from the company<br />

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Fremont County School District #21<br />

Fort Washakie, Wyoming<br />

<strong>May</strong> 2, <strong>2021</strong><br />

will be accepting applications for the following position:<br />

Substitute Custodians<br />

Qualifications for Custodian:<br />

• High School Diploma or GED<br />

Open until filled. Send letter of application,<br />

resume and a Classified application to:<br />

Human Resources<br />

Fremont County School District #21<br />

90 Ethete Road<br />

Fort Washakie, WY 82514<br />

Email to: supersecty@fortwashakieschool.com<br />

dsmith@fortwashakieschooL.com<br />

Applications may be obtained at the District Office,<br />

on our web site: www.fortwashakieschool.com<br />

or by calling (307) 332-5983<br />

Fremont County School District #14<br />

638 Blue Sky Highway<br />

Ethete, Wyoming 82520<br />

Fremont County School District #14 will be accepting<br />

applications for the following positions:<br />

• Deaf and Hard of<br />

Hearing Teacher<br />

• Substitute Teachers<br />

($165/day Substitute Permit;<br />

$200/day Certified Teacher)<br />

• Substitute Bus Drivers<br />

Fremont County School District #21<br />

Fort Washakie, Wyoming<br />


Now accepting applications for the following position:<br />

Middle School PE/Health Teacher<br />

To close at 4:00 p.m. on <strong>May</strong> 14, <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

Qualifications: Teacher certificate<br />

Send letter of application, resume and a Certified<br />

application to: Human Resources<br />

Fremont County School District #21<br />

90 Ethete Road Fort Washakie, WY 82514<br />

supersecty@fortwashakieschool.com<br />

dsmith@fortwashakieschool.com<br />

Applications may be obtained at the District Office,<br />

on our web site: www.fortwashakieschool.com<br />

or by calling (307) 332-5983.<br />

• Substitute Cooks<br />

Interested applicants should complete the electronic application posted on the<br />

Fremont County School District #14 website at<br />

www.wyomingindianschools.com.<br />

Be prepared to submit a current vitae, certification papers, copies of transcripts<br />

and 3 letters of recommendation. Current applications<br />

may be renewed if less than one year old.<br />

Paper applications for classified positions can be picked up at the district office.<br />

Unless otherwise noted, these positions are for the 2020-<strong>2021</strong> school year.<br />

Please direct all applications and inquiries regarding<br />

these opportunities to<br />

Robin Vail at:<br />

Fremont County School District #14<br />

638 Blue Sky Highway<br />

Ethete, Wyoming 82520<br />

(307) 332-3904 ext. 1176<br />

FAX (307) 332-7567<br />

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• EVS/Custodian<br />

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415-470 Merchandise<br />

420 Miscellaneous<br />


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Arapahoe Water Supply L-III Tank and Transmission Main and Casino Loop<br />

Project – Casino Loop Phase<br />


Sealed Bids for the construction of Arapahoe Water Supply L-III Tank and Transmission<br />

Main and Casino Loop Project – Casino Loop Phase will be received by<br />

the Northern Arapaho Tribe, C/O Jola Wallowingbull, Tribal Engineering Department,<br />

located at 501A Ethete Road, Ethete, WY 82520, until 3:00 PM local time on <strong>May</strong> 27th,<br />

<strong>2021</strong>, at which time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read. The bid opening<br />

will be held remotely only using WebEx virtual meeting software. Webex meetings can<br />

be accessed either by phone or through most common web browsers via an emailed<br />

link. Bidders who want to access the bid opening can emai paden.anderson@hdrinc.com.<br />

The project consists of installing approximately 4500 LF of 10 IN waterline, and an<br />

pproximately 480 LF bore under the Little Wind River. The project is located in the<br />

ommunity of Arapahoe, WY. Bids will be received for a single prime Contract. Bids<br />

shall be on firm unit and lump sum price basis for the respective bid items as indicated<br />

in the Bid Form. Unit prices and estimated quantities are solely for the purpose of comaring<br />

bids.<br />

Bids will be received for a single prime Contract. Bids shall be on a firm unit price<br />

asis, with additive alternate bid items as indicated in the Bid Form. Unit prices and<br />

stimated quantities are solely for the purpose of comparing bids.<br />

The Issuing Office for the Bidding Documents is HDR Engineering Inc., P.O. Box 467,<br />

25 Main Street, Lander, Wyoming 82520. Phone: 307-228-6060. Prospective Bidders<br />

ay examine the Bidding Documents at the Issuing Office on Mondays through Fridays<br />

etween the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, and may obtain copies of the Bidding Docments<br />

from the Issuing Office as described below.<br />

A PDF of the Contract Documents may be obtained, for a non-refundable deposit of<br />

20.00, from the Quest CDN website at http://www.hdrinc.com/WYbids. Bidders are<br />

required to be registered on the Quest CDN website to receive updates and addenda.<br />

Bidding Documents also may be examined at the following locations:<br />

1. HDR Engineering, Inc.<br />

325 Main Street, Lander, WY 82520<br />

2. Northern Arapaho Tribal Engineering Department<br />

501A Ethete Road, WY 82520<br />

3. Regional Bid Centers<br />

Printed copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the Issuing Office,<br />

during the hours indicated above, upon payment of $200.00 for each set. Partial sets<br />

of Bidding Documents will not be available from the Issuing Office. Neither Owner nor<br />

Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Bidding Documents, including Addenda<br />

if any, obtained from sources other than the Issuing Office.<br />

A pre-bid conference will be held at 10:00 AM local time on <strong>May</strong> 11th, <strong>2021</strong> at the<br />

HDR office in Lander. Space is limited so please limit the amount of attendees per organization.<br />

The pre-bid conference will also be held remotely using Webex software.<br />

Webex meetings can be accessed either by phone or through most common web<br />

browsers via an emailed link. Bidders who want to access the bid opening can email<br />

aden.anderson@hdrinc.com. Attendance at the pre-bid conference is highly encouraged<br />

but is not mandatory.<br />

Bid security shall be furnished in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.<br />

Qualified Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) are encouraged to submit bids<br />

on this project. Bidders that use a subcontractor(s)/supplier(s) are required to make a<br />

good faith effort at soliciting DBE subcontractor/supplier participation. Bidders shall submit<br />

the required DBE Good Faith Effort Documentation form and other related forms<br />

with their bids.<br />

Pursuant to W.S. 16-6-106, “preference is hereby given to materials, supplies, agricultural<br />

products, equipment, machinery and provisions produced, manufactured or<br />

grown in Wyoming, or supplied by a resident of the state, quality being equal to articles<br />

offered by the competitors outside of the state.”<br />

The Northern Arapaho Tribe reserves the right to waive irregularities and to reject bids<br />

Section 746 of Title VII of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 (Division A -<br />

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies<br />

Appropriations Act, 2017) and subsequent statutes mandating domestic preference applies<br />

an American Iron and Steel requirement to this project. All listed iron and steel<br />

products used in this project must be produced in the United States. The term “iron and<br />

steel products” means the following products made primarily of iron or steel: lined or<br />

unlined pipes and fittings, manhole covers and other municipal castings, hydrants, tanks,<br />

flanges, pipe clamps and restraints, valves, structural steel, reinforced precast concrete,<br />

and construction materials. There are currently no deminimis and minor component<br />

project waivers in place for any portions of this project.<br />

OWNER: Northern Arapaho Tribe<br />

By: Jola Wallowingbull Date: 4/26/<strong>2021</strong><br />

itle: Northern Arapaho Tribal Engineering Department Director<br />

UB: The Ranger and Lander Journal<br />

<strong>May</strong> 2, 9, 16 and 23, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Send legal advertising to Kim Draper<br />

legals@wyoming.com<br />


CHANGE OF NAME OF ) Civil Action Case No. 43053<br />

Tasha Lenee Reeves, )<br />

Petitioner. )<br />


You are hereby notified that a Petition For Change of Name, Civil Action No. 43053,<br />

has been filed on behalf of Tasha Lenee Reeves in the Wyoming District Court for the<br />

9th Judicial District, whose address is P.O. Box 370, Lander, WY 82520, the object and<br />

prayer of which is to change the name of the above-named person from Tasha Lenee<br />

Reeves to Tasha Lenee Messenger.<br />

Any objection must be filed with the District Court within 30 days following the last<br />

date of publication of this notice, or an Order Granting Name Change may be granted<br />

without further notice.<br />

DATED this 2nd day of April, <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

PUB: The Ranger<br />

April 11, 18, 25 and <strong>May</strong> 2, <strong>2021</strong><br />




OF: )<br />


Deceased. ) Probate No. 12692<br />



You are hereby notified that on the 15th day of April, <strong>2021</strong>, ALLYSON ULRICH applied<br />

for issuance of a summary decree of distribution pursuant to the provisions of Wyo.<br />

Stat. Ann. § 2-1-205, claiming she is entitled to receive distribution of all of the Decedent’s<br />

right, title, and interest to real and personal property as follows:<br />



i. 565 Cedar Street, Lander, WY 82520, $198,200. 00<br />

(½ interest as joint owner with Allyson Ulrich)<br />


Lot 6, Block 2, Chevy Chase Addition to the City of Lander,<br />

Fremont County, Wyoming.<br />



i. Medicaid Lien $333,764.54<br />


Kristi H. Green<br />

Clerk of District Court<br />

All persons interested in this estate shall file their objections to entry of a summary<br />

decree of distribution in this matter at by the 25th of <strong>May</strong>, <strong>2021</strong>, in the Fremont County<br />

Courthouse, Lander, Wyoming, or, the Court may enter its decree distributing the foregoing<br />

real property to the Applicant.<br />

DATED this 22nd day of April, <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

Adam E. Phillips WSB# 6-4231<br />

Attorney for the Applicant<br />

260 Lincoln St.<br />

Lander, WY 82520<br />

(307) 332-2034<br />

Fax: (307) 335-3269<br />

PUB: The Ranger<br />

April 25 and <strong>May</strong> 2, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Shoshone Utility Organization<br />

Fort Washakie Transmission Main Project<br />


Sealed Bids for the construction of Fort Washakie Transmission Main Project will be<br />

received by the Shoshone Utility Organization located at 27 N Fork Road, Fort<br />

Washakie, WY 82514, until 3:00 PM local time on <strong>May</strong> 12, <strong>2021</strong> at which time the Bids<br />

received will be publicly opened and read. The project consists of construction of approximately<br />

9,300 lineal feet of water main, exploratory excavation, and reconnection<br />

of water mains and water services due to abandonment of a parallel main.<br />

Bids will be received for a single prime Contract. Bids shall be on firm unit and lump<br />

sum price basis for the respective bid items as indicated in the Bid Form. Unit prices<br />

and estimated quantities are solely for the purpose of comparing bids.<br />

The Issuing Office for the Bidding Documents is: HDR Engineering, Inc., P.O. Box<br />

467, 325 Main St, Lander, Wyoming 82520. Phone 307-228-6060. Prospective Bidders<br />

may examine the Bidding Documents at the Issuing Office on Mondays through Fridays<br />

between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and may obtain copies of the Bidding<br />

Documents from the Issuing Office as described below.<br />

A PDF of the Contract Documents may be obtained, for a non-refundable deposit of<br />

$20.00, from the Quest CDN website at http://www.hdrinc.com/WYbids. Bidders are<br />

required to be registered on the Quest CDN website to receive updates and addenda.<br />

Bidding Documents also may be examined at the following locations:<br />

1. HDR Engineering, Inc.<br />

325 Main Street, Lander, WY 82520<br />

2. Shoshone Utility Organization<br />

27 N Fork Road, Fort Washakie, WY 82514<br />

3. Regional Bid Centers<br />

Printed copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the Issuing Office,<br />

during the hours indicated above, upon payment of $200.00 for each set. Partial sets<br />

of Bidding Documents will not be available from the Issuing Office. Neither Owner nor<br />

Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Bidding Documents, including Addenda<br />

if any, obtained from sources other than the Issuing Office.<br />

A pre-bid conference will be held at 10:00 AM local time on <strong>May</strong> 5, <strong>2021</strong>, at the<br />

Shoshone Utility Organization, 27 N Fork Rd, Fort Washakie, WY 82514. Attendance<br />

at the pre-bid conference is highly encouraged but is not mandatory.<br />

Each bid or proposal with a total bid price of $150,000.00 or more must be accompanied<br />

by a Certified Check, Cashier’s Check, or Bid Bond payable to the Eastern<br />

Shoshone Tribe, in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the total amount of the<br />

bid. Successful Bidders shall furnish an approved Performance Bond and a Labor and<br />

Materials Payment Bond, each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the<br />

contract amount. Insurance as required shall be provided by the successful Bidder(s)<br />

and a certificate(s) of that insurance shall be provided.<br />

All laborers and mechanics employed by the Contractor or subcontractors in performance<br />

of the construction work shall be paid Davis Bacon wage rates as required by federal<br />

laws. The Contractor must ensure that employees and applicants for employment<br />

are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, sex or national origin,<br />

and must be compliant with all tribal and federal laws pertaining to employment and hiring<br />

practices<br />

This project is funded by the Indian Health Service (IHS). Award of the project will<br />

be contingent upon receiving funding and award concurrence from the IHS.<br />

No bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled time for the public opening of bids. The<br />

right is reserved to reject any or all proposals received, to waive informalities, to postpone<br />

the award of the contract for a period of not to exceed thirty (30) days, and to accept<br />

the lowest responsive and responsible bid which is in the best interest of the Owner.<br />

The Eastern Shoshone Tribe is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Contractor is required<br />

to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Contractor is required to meet TERO<br />

Compliance Requirements for this project.<br />

OWNER: Shoshone Utility Organization<br />

By: Erin Martin Date: April 21, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Title: Director<br />

PUB: The Ranger<br />

April 21, 25 and <strong>May</strong> 2, <strong>2021</strong><br />

CALL 307-463-1999<br />


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Deceased. ) Probate No. 12696<br />



You are hereby notified that on the 21st day of April, <strong>2021</strong>, SARAH COUNTRYMAN<br />

applied for issuance of a summary decree of distribution pursuant to the provisions of<br />

Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 2-1-205, claiming she and her siblings are entitled to receive distribution<br />

of all of the Decedent’s right, title, and interest to real and personal property as follows:<br />


i. HMDE Utility Trailer, no VIN $150.00<br />


i. Contract for Deed and Mortgage, $40,700.00<br />

165 N Missouri Ave, Hudson, WY 82515<br />

All persons interested in this estate shall file their objections to entry of a summary<br />

decree of distribution in this matter by the 25th of <strong>May</strong>, <strong>2021</strong>, in the Fremont County<br />

Courthouse, Lander, Wyoming, or, the Court may enter its decree distributing the foregoing<br />

real property to the Applicant.<br />

DATED this 22nd day of April, <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

Adam E. Phillips WSB# 6-4231<br />

Attorney for the Applicant<br />

260 Lincoln St.<br />

Lander, WY 82520<br />

(307) 332-2034<br />

Fax: (307) 335-3269<br />

PUB: The Ranger<br />

April 25 and <strong>May</strong> 2, <strong>2021</strong><br />


Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service<br />

Commission’s (Commission) Procedural Rules and Special Regulations, notice is<br />

hereby given of the Application of Rocky Mountain Power (RMP or the Company) requesting<br />

authority to decrease rates to refund deferred Net Power Costs (NPC) under<br />

Tariff Schedule 95; and to decrease rates pursuant to Tariff Schedule 93, Renewable<br />

Energy Credits (RECs) and Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) emission allowances, as more fully<br />

described below:<br />

RMP is a public utility, as defined in W.S. §37-1-101(a)(vi)(C), providing retail electric<br />

public utility service under certificates of public convenience and necessity issued by<br />

the Commission. RMP is subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction pursuant to W.S. §37-<br />

2-112.<br />

On April 15, <strong>2021</strong>, the Company submitted an Application together with testimony,<br />

exhibits and revised tariff sheets requesting authority to revise and change rates pursuant<br />

to two different rate schedules: [i] its Energy Cost Adjustment Mechanism (ECAM)<br />

Tariff Schedule 95, and, [ii] its REC and SO2 revenue adjustment mechanism (RRA)<br />

Tariff Schedule 93.<br />

The total ECAM deferral from calendar year 2020 was a credit of approximately $1.6<br />

million, which consists of: [i] deferred ECAM costs resulting in a credit of $2.02 million<br />

after the 30 percent sharing band; [ii] a credit for accrued interest of approximately $0.25<br />

million; [iii] a credit of approximately $100 thousand from the 2017 ECAM; [iv] a credit<br />

of approximately $0.9 million for the Barclay’s Settlement ordered by the Commission<br />

in the 2020 ECAM (Docket No. 20000-582-EM-20); and, [v] a charge of approximately<br />

$1.4 million to true-up revenues from the 2019 ECAM (Docket No. 20000-558-EM-19)<br />

and the 2020 ECAM. The Company is proposing to revise Tariff Schedule 95 by replacing<br />

the current charge to customers approved to recover approximately $13.3 million<br />

(adjusted for load) with rate credits to refund the approximately $1.6 million, for a total<br />

decrease of approximately $14.9 million.<br />

Under Tariff Schedule 93, the Company is proposing to refund to customers approximately<br />

$1.1 million to account for calendar year 2020 balancing account adjustments<br />

and <strong>2021</strong> forecast sales revenues for REC and SO2 products in the market. From the<br />

currently approved approximately $0.9 million sur-credit, this results in a rate decrease<br />

of approximately $166 thousand from current rates.<br />

The combined effect of the 2020 RRA and ECAM in this Application represents an<br />

overall proposed rate decrease of approximately $15.1 million, resulting in individual<br />

rate schedule decreases ranging between 0.9% through 2.9%, or an average of approximately<br />

2.4% for all rate classes. RMP requests that the Commission approve the<br />

proposed decrease on an interim basis, effective July 1, <strong>2021</strong>, subject to further review<br />

and hearing.<br />

This is not a complete description of RMP’s Application. You may the Application at<br />

RMP’s Wyoming offices and at the Commission’s offices in Cheyenne, Wyoming, during<br />

regular business hours or on line at http://psc.wyo.gov/.<br />

Anyone desiring to file a public comment, statement, protest, intervention petition or<br />

request for a public hearing in this matter must file with the Commission in writing on or<br />

before <strong>May</strong> 20, <strong>2021</strong>. Petitions shall set forth the grounds of the proposed intervention<br />

or request for hearing as well as the position and the interest of the petitioner in this<br />

proceeding.<br />

If you wish to intervene in this matter and you require reasonable accommodation<br />

for a disability, please contact the Commission at (307) 777-7427, or write to the Commission<br />

at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002, to make<br />

arrangements. Communications impaired persons may also contact the Commission<br />

by accessing Wyoming Relay at 711. Please mention Docket No. 20000-599-EM-21 in<br />

your communications.<br />

PUB: Lander Journal<br />

April 25 and <strong>May</strong> 2, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Shoshone Utility Organization<br />

Fort Washakie Storage Tank Project<br />


Sealed Bids for the construction of Fort Washakie Storage Tank Project will be received<br />

by the Shoshone Utility Organization located at 27 N Fork Road, Fort Washakie,<br />

WY 82514, until 3:30 PM local time on <strong>May</strong> 12, <strong>2021</strong> at which time the Bids received<br />

will be publicly opened and read. The project consists of the following construction items:<br />

Demolition of an existing water storage tank, reclamation of existing tank site, and construction<br />

of a new 90,000 gallon steel-bolted, epoxy-coated water storage tank with a<br />

concrete floor.<br />

Bids will be received for a single prime Contract. Bids shall be on firm unit and lump<br />

sum price basis for the respective bid items as indicated in the Bid Form. Unit prices<br />

and estimated quantities are solely for the purpose of comparing bids.<br />

The Issuing Office for the Bidding Documents is: HDR Engineering, Inc., P.O. Box<br />

467, 325 Main St, Lander, Wyoming 82520. Phone 307-228-6060. Prospective Bidders<br />

may examine the Bidding Documents at the Issuing Office on Mondays through Fridays<br />

between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and may obtain copies of the Bidding<br />

Documents from the Issuing Office as described below.<br />

A PDF of the Contract Documents may be obtained, for a non-refundable deposit of<br />

$20.00, from the Quest CDN website at http://www.hdrinc.com/WYbids. Bidders are<br />

required to be registered on the Quest CDN website to receive updates and addenda.<br />

Bidding Documents also may be examined at the following locations:<br />

1. HDR Engineering, Inc.<br />

325 Main Street, Lander, WY 82520<br />

2. Shoshone Utility Organization<br />

27 N Fork Road, Fort Washakie, WY 82514<br />

3. Regional Bid Centers<br />

Printed copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the Issuing Office,<br />

during the hours indicated above, upon payment of $200.00 for each set. Partial sets<br />

of Bidding Documents will not be available from the Issuing Office. Neither Owner nor<br />

Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Bidding Documents, including Addenda<br />

if any, obtained from sources other than the Issuing Office.<br />

A pre-bid conference will be held at 10:30 AM local time on <strong>May</strong> 5, <strong>2021</strong>, at the<br />

Shoshone Utility Organization, 27 N Fork Rd, Fort Washakie, WY 82514. Attendance<br />

at the pre-bid conference is highly encouraged but is not mandatory.<br />

Each bid or proposal with a total bid price of $150,000.00 or more must be accompanied<br />

by a Certified Check, Cashier’s Check, or Bid Bond payable to the Eastern<br />

Shoshone Tribe, in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the total amount of the<br />

bid. Successful Bidders shall furnish an approved Performance Bond and a Labor and<br />

Materials Payment Bond, each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the<br />

contract amount. Insurance as required shall be provided by the successful Bidder(s)<br />

and a certificate(s) of that insurance shall be provided.<br />

All laborers and mechanics employed by the Contractor or subcontractors in performance<br />

of the construction work shall be paid Davis Bacon wage rates as required by federal<br />

laws. The Contractor must ensure that employees and applicants for employment<br />

are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, sex or national origin,<br />

and must be compliant with all tribal and federal laws pertaining to employment and hiring<br />

practices<br />

This project is funded by the Indian Health Service (IHS). Award of the project will<br />

be contingent upon receiving funding and award concurrence from the IHS.<br />

No bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled time for the public opening of bids. The<br />

right is reserved to reject any or all proposals received, to waive informalities, to postpone<br />

the award of the contract for a period of not to exceed thirty (30) days, and to accept<br />

the lowest responsive and responsible bid which is in the best interest of the Owner.<br />

The Eastern Shoshone Tribe is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Contractor is required<br />

to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Contractor is required to meet TERO<br />

Compliance Requirements for this project.<br />

OWNER: Shoshone Utility Organization<br />

By: Erin Martin Date: April 21, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Title: Director<br />

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April 21, 25 and <strong>May</strong> 2, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Sunday<br />

Public Notices<br />




Plaintiff, ) Civil No. 42712<br />

vs. )<br />


Defendant. )<br />


WHEREAS, an Order of Sheriff’s Sale was entered in the District Court of Fremont<br />

County, Wyoming, Ninth Judicial District on the 13th day of April, <strong>2021</strong>, in said action,<br />

permitting the sale of certain real property by public auction located at 13 Ore Road,<br />

Jeffrey City, Fremont County, Wyoming, more particularly described as follows:<br />

A part of the NE¼SW¼ of Section 10, T. 29N., R. 92 W. of the 6th P.M.,<br />

County of Fremont and State of Wyoming, more particularly described as follows:<br />

Commencing at the S¼ corner of Section 10; thence north along the northsouth<br />

center line of said Section 10, a distance of 1308.19 feet; thence on a deflected<br />

angle to the left of 75°49'21", a distance of 572.40 feet to the point of<br />

beginning; thence continuing along the last described course, a distance of<br />

166.90 feet to a point on the easterly line of a utility easement, thence on a deflected<br />

angle to the right of 78º25'25" along said easterly line, a distance of<br />

516.23 feat, thence on a deflected angle to the right of 90º06'00'', a distance of<br />

163.51 feet; thence on a deflected angle to the right of 89º54'00", a distance of<br />

549.43 feet to the point of beginning, containing 2.00 acres.<br />

including<br />

The East 80.00 feet of the SW¼ of Section 10, T.29N., R.92W., of the 6th<br />

P.M. County of Fremont, State of Wyoming, lying North of U.S. Highway No.<br />

287 and being more particularly described as follows:<br />

Commencing at the S¼ corner of said Section 10; thence North along the<br />

North-South centerline of Section 10, a distance of 584.60 feet to the point of<br />

beginning, said point of beginning also being on the Northerly right-of-way line<br />

of U.S. Highway 287; thence continuing along said North-South centerline, a<br />

distance of 2,053.58 feet to the center of said Section 10; thence on a deflected<br />

angle to the left of 89º40'19", along the East-West centerline of said section 10,<br />

a distance of 80.00 feet equidistance from the North-South centerline of said<br />

Section 10, a distance of 2,033.58 feet to a point on the Northerly right-of-way<br />

line of said U.S. Highway No. 287; thence on a deflected angle to the left of<br />

104º20'37", along said Northerly right of way line, a distance of 82.57 feet, to<br />

the point of beginning, containing 3.75 acres.<br />

NOW THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that I, the undersigned Sheriff of Fremont<br />

County, Wyoming will offer for sale the above described premises, for cash to the highest<br />

bidder and in accordance with the law, at the front door of the Courthouse nearest<br />

to the office of the Clerk of District Court in Lander, Fremont County, Wyoming at 10:00<br />

o’clock in the a.m., on the 3rd day of June, <strong>2021</strong>, to satisfy said partition.<br />

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<strong>May</strong> 2, 9, 16 and 23, <strong>2021</strong><br />



Project Category: Construction, Directional Bore, Sanitary Sewer (Gravity),<br />

Sewer Force Main, Water Resources (River/Stream),<br />

Water Utilities<br />

Project Name:<br />

Bank Restoration and Utility Crossings of the Middle Fork<br />

of the Popo Agie River<br />

County/City/State: Fremont, Lander, Wyoming<br />

Location/Site Directions:<br />

Bids Close:<br />

25-MAY-<strong>2021</strong> – 02:00:00 PM MDT<br />

Bids Received by & Bid: Bids shall be submitted to the City of Lander at the Soliciting<br />

Agent’s office; Strike Consulting Group LLC, 205 S.<br />

3rd Street, Lander, WY 82520 by no later than 2:00 PM<br />

on <strong>May</strong> 25, <strong>2021</strong>, at which time they will be opened and<br />

read aloud.<br />

Estimated Value: $750,000 - $1,000,000<br />

Pre-Bid Meeting A non-mandatory pre-bid conference will be held 10:00<br />

Information:<br />

a.m. on <strong>May</strong> 18, <strong>2021</strong>, at Strike Consulting Group with site<br />

visits to follow.<br />

Project Description: The proposed improvements consist of replacement of<br />

utility river crossings that include bored waterline, gravity<br />

sanitary sewer, and force main sanitary sewer, at four sites<br />

on the Popo Agie River. These four sites will also include<br />

bank restoration consisting of vegetated riprap and a hardened<br />

riffle. The fifth site will only include bank restoration.<br />

The project also includes abandonment of an existing sanitary<br />

sewer crossing outside of the riparian zone.<br />

Owner:<br />

City of Lander<br />

Soliciting Agent: Soliciting Agent<br />

Strike Consulting Group<br />

205 S. 3rd Street, Lander, WY 82520<br />

ph: 307-335-8466<br />

contact: Bryce Roberts<br />

e-mail: broberts@strike-cg.com<br />

Project Documents Complete digital project bidding documents are available<br />

at www.questcdn.com. You may download the digital documents<br />

for $15 by inputting Quest Project Number<br />

7771822 on the website’s project search page. Please<br />

contact QuestCDN Customer Support at 952-233-1632 or<br />

info@questcdn.com for assistance in membership registration,<br />

downloading and working with digital project information.<br />

PUB: The Ranger and Lander Journal<br />

<strong>May</strong> 2, 9 and 16, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Ryan Lee, Sheriff<br />

Fremont County Wyoming<br />

Advertisement for Bids<br />


Lewis Street Improvement Project<br />

The City of Riverton, Wyoming invites sealed bids for the Lewis Street Improvement<br />

Project to include the following:<br />

Overlay and pave a portion of Lewis Street. Replace an existing metal culvert. Install<br />

curb, gutter and valley pans as well as curb turn fillet radius’s to facilitate drainage.<br />

Other concrete work will include adjusting existing water valves in asphalt and pouring<br />

a diamond concrete collar around them.<br />

Bids shall be delivered to:<br />

Kristin S. Watson, City Clerk<br />

City of Riverton<br />

816 North Federal Boulevard<br />

Riverton, WY 82501<br />

on or before 2:00 p.m., on <strong>May</strong> 12th, <strong>2021</strong> at which time and place all bids will be publicly<br />

opened and read aloud. Each bid shall be placed in a sealed envelope, clearly<br />

marked on the outside with the name of the bidder, and contain the words “Lewis Street<br />

Improvement Project”.<br />

Each bid must be accompanied by a bid bond or cashier’s check in the amount of<br />

five percent (5%) of the total bid. The successful bidder will be required to post performance<br />

and payment bonds, each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the<br />

bid.<br />

All bid documents, plans, and specifications may be obtained from www.publicpurchase.com.<br />

In order to receive all related project documentation, please remember to<br />

select “Add me to Plan Holders” on the website.<br />

A pre-bid conference is scheduled for 10:00 am, Tuesday, <strong>May</strong> 4th, <strong>2021</strong> where people<br />

can attend in-person at the Public Works Building, 714 West Monroe Ave., or by<br />

calling in. Dialing instructions to join the call will be posted to www.publicpurchase.com<br />

prior to the pre-bid meeting.<br />

Submitted bids shall not be withdrawn for a period of thirty (30) days after opening.<br />

The City of Riverton reserves the unilateral right to accept or reject any or all bids,<br />

make substitutions and waive informalities and technicalities as will be in the best interest<br />

of the City of Riverton, and to accept the bid which is deemed to be in the best interest<br />

of the City of Riverton.<br />

The City of Riverton is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on<br />

the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, and handicap status in employment<br />

or the provision of services. The City of Riverton does not discriminate on the<br />

basis of handicap status in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in<br />

its programs or activities. The City Clerk has been designated to coordinate compliance<br />

with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in Section 504 of the American with<br />

Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations.<br />

Pursuant to Wyoming Statute §16-6-106, “Preference is hereby given to materials,<br />

supplies, agricultural products, equipment, machinery and provisions produced, manufactured,<br />

supplied or grown in Wyoming, quality being equal to articles offered by the<br />

competitors outside the state”.<br />

In accordance with Wyoming Statute §15-1-113 (p), all bidders are informed of the<br />

provisions contained in Wyoming Statute §15-1-113, which are a part of the contract<br />

documents and are incorporated herein by reference.<br />

Dated this 28th day of April, <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

Brendan P. Thoman, Engineer<br />

City of Riverton<br />

PUB: The Ranger<br />

April 28, <strong>May</strong> 2 and 5, <strong>2021</strong><br />

<strong>May</strong> 2, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Public Notices<br />


Regular Council Meeting<br />

Tuesday, <strong>May</strong> 4, <strong>2021</strong> at 7:00 pm<br />

At 6:45 P.M. on Tuesday, <strong>May</strong> 4, <strong>2021</strong>, the Finance Committee will meet in the City Hall<br />

Council Chambers to consider bills to be paid. This meeting is open to the public.<br />

1) Call to order.<br />

2) Pledge of Allegiance.<br />

3) Invocation.<br />

4) Roll call: Ward I: Kyle Larson, Vacant<br />

Ward II: Karla Borders, Kristy K. Salisbury<br />

Ward III: Mike Bailey, Lindsey Cox<br />

5) Declaration of quorum.<br />

6) Approval of the Agenda.<br />

7) Communication from the Floor – Citizen’s Comments.<br />

8) Consent Agenda:<br />

• Approval of the Minutes – April 20, <strong>2021</strong> Regular Council Meeting.<br />

• Approval of the Minutes – <strong>May</strong> 5, <strong>2021</strong> Finance Committee Meeting.<br />

• Approval of the Finance Committee Recommendations – <strong>May</strong> 5, <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

9) Introduction and Oath of Office: Riverton Police Department Personnel.<br />

10) Consideration of Ordinance No. 21-003, 3rd & Final Reading: Annexation of Various<br />

Parcels to Riverton Corporate Boundary.<br />

11) Consideration of Ordinance No. 21-004, 3rd & Final Reading: Adoption of 2020 National<br />

Electric Code (NEC) – NFPA 70.<br />

12) Public Hearing and Consideration of Ordinance No. 21-005, 1st Reading: Unauthorized<br />

Use of a Motor Vehicle.<br />

13) Bid Award: Airport Gate Project.<br />

14) Bid Award: Snow Removal Equipment (SRE) Hangar Improvement Project.<br />

15) Dog Park Location Discussion.<br />

16) Consideration of Classic Aviation Fly-in Event.<br />

17) Ward I Unexpired Term Interviews.<br />

18) Quarterly Fiscal Health Report.<br />

Reports and Comments:<br />

19) Council Committee Reports and Council Members’ Roundtable.<br />

20) City Administrator’s Report – WAM Voting Delegate Form.<br />

21) <strong>May</strong>or’s Comments.<br />

22) Executive Session – if needed.<br />

23) Adjourn.<br />

PUB: The Ranger<br />

<strong>May</strong> 2, <strong>2021</strong><br />






Fremont County Commissioners (Owner) is requesting Bids for the construction of<br />

the following Project: Fremont County Delineator Project<br />

Bids for the construction of the Project will be received at the Fremont County Courthouse<br />

located at 450 North 2nd Street, Lander, Wyoming 82520, until Thursday, <strong>May</strong><br />

20, <strong>2021</strong>, at 10:00 am local time. At that time the Bids received will be publicly opened<br />

and read.<br />

The Project includes the following Work: Installation of flexible delineator posts along<br />

paved county roads and metal delineator posts at approaches along the same paved<br />

county roads.<br />

Bids are requested for the following Contract: Fremont County Delineator Project<br />

Owner anticipates that the Project’s total bid price will be approximately $350,000 to<br />

$585,000.<br />


Information and Bidding Documents for the Project can be found at the following designated<br />

website: www.inberg-miller.com<br />

Bidding Documents may be downloaded from the designated website. Prospective<br />

Bidders are urged to register with the designated website as a plan holder, even if Bidding<br />

Documents are obtained from a plan room or source other than the designated<br />

website in either electronic or paper format. The designated website will be updated periodically<br />

with addenda, lists of registered plan holders, reports, and other information<br />

relevant to submitting a Bid for the Project. All official notifications, addenda, and other<br />

Bidding Documents will be offered only through the designated website. Neither Owner<br />

nor Engineer will be responsible for Bidding Documents, including addenda, if any, obtained<br />

from sources other than the designated website.<br />


A pre-bid conference will not be conducted for this Project.<br />


For all further requirements regarding bid submittal, qualifications, procedures, and<br />

contract award, refer to the Instructions to Bidders that are included in the Bidding Documents.<br />

This Advertisement is issued by:<br />

Owner: Fremont County Commissioners<br />

By: Billy Meeks<br />

Title: Superintendent of Transportation Department<br />

PUB: The Ranger<br />

<strong>May</strong> 2, 9, and 16, <strong>2021</strong><br />


Request for Bid<br />

Installation of Roof Coating at Lander Valley High School<br />

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Trustees of Fremont County School District<br />

#1 will receive sealed Bid Proposals on or before 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, <strong>May</strong> 12th, to<br />

clean roof and install 80mil Monolithic rubber membrane over existing roof surface, approximate<br />

square footage of the project is 111,680 sqft. The full scope of work will be<br />

included in the bid package.<br />

All submitted Bids shall be sealed and must be received by Fremont County School<br />

District #1, 863 Sweetwater Street, Lander, WY 82520 no later than 2:00 p.m., <strong>May</strong> 12,<br />

<strong>2021</strong>. Proposals may be delivered in person, via US Postal Service, or via commercial<br />

parcel service. Proposals will not be accepted via facsimile transmission, email, or any<br />

other electronic or telephone means. Any proposals received after the above state time<br />

and date will be returned unopened to the sender. It is the responsibility of the bidders<br />

to arrange appointments for inspection or to obtain additional information.<br />

Only such bids that have been received by the District at the address, time and date<br />

listed above with complete responses will be considered.<br />

Proposals shall be submitted in accordance with the Contract Drawings, Specifications,<br />

and other Contract Documents as prepared by Fremont County School District<br />

#1. Additional information may be obtained by contacting Travis Sweeney 307-332-<br />

4711.<br />

Each proposal shall be accompanied by a Certified or Cashier’s Check or Bid Bond<br />

for not less than five percent (5%) of the bid amount, made payable to the Fremont<br />

County School District #1. If certified or cashier’s check is used in lieu of bid bond, execution<br />

of a 100% Performance and 100% Payment Bond must accompany bid. The<br />

Bid Bond or the Cashier’s Check shall be forfeited in the event the successful bidder<br />

fails or refuses to enter into the Contract or to furnish the required Performance and<br />

Payment Bonds.<br />

The successful bidder will be required to furnish a Faithful Performance Bond and a<br />

Materials Payment Bond in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract<br />

price.<br />

Fremont County School District #1 reserves the right to accept any, or to reject any<br />

and or all Proposals, or waive any informality in a Proposal.<br />

PUB: Lander Journal<br />

<strong>May</strong> 2, 5, and 9, <strong>2021</strong><br />


Sealed bids, entitled “Mountain View Cemetery Expansion: Phase 1, Riverton,<br />

Wyoming” will be received by the Mountain View Cemetery District, 3540 W. Main<br />

Street, Riverton, WY 82501 until 3:00 P.M. local time on <strong>May</strong> 18, <strong>2021</strong>, in accordance<br />

with the plans, specifications and other contract documents.<br />

At said place and time, and promptly thereafter, all proposals that have been duly received<br />

will be publicly opened and read aloud. No bid may be withdrawn within a period<br />

of sixty (60) days after the scheduled time for the opening of bids.<br />

The scope of the project shall generally include, but not necessarily be limited to:<br />

1. Site clearing, earthwork, topsoil placement, fencing, dryland seeding.<br />

A pre-bid conference will be held at the Mountain View Cemetery Office, 3540 W.<br />

Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501 beginning at 2:00 P.M. on <strong>May</strong> 10, <strong>2021</strong>. Attendance<br />

at the pre-bid conference is mandatory. All bidders are encouraged to attend. The Contractor<br />

must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated<br />

against because of their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.<br />

Plans and specifications may be examined in the Mountain View Cemetery Office or<br />

in the Architect's Office. Copies of said documents may be obtained from the Landscape<br />

Architect, Steiner Thuesen PLLC, 1925 Grand Avenue #105, Billings, MT 59102, telephone<br />

406-252-5545. Digital copies are provided at no charge. Hard copies can be provided<br />

for a non-refundable reproduction charge of $100.00 per set, shipping charges<br />

may apply. Project Manager is Nathan Steiner. All bidders must be on the planholders<br />

list to submit a bid.<br />

Each bid or proposal must be accompanied by a Certified Check, Cashier's Check,<br />

or Bid Bond payable to Mountain View Cemetery District, in an amount not less than<br />

five percent (5%) of the total amount of the bid. Successful bidder(s) shall furnish an<br />

approved Performance Bond, Labor and Material Payment Bond, each in the amount<br />

of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract amount. Insurance as required shall be<br />

obtained by the successful bidder(s) and a certificate of that insurance shall be provided.<br />

The right is reserved to reject any or all proposals received, to waive informalities in<br />

the bids, to postpone the award of the contract for a period not to exceed sixty (60)<br />

days, and to accept the lowest responsive and responsible bid which is in the best interest<br />

of the OWNER. In accordance with the provisions of Wyoming Statute Annotated<br />

§16-6-101, et seq., preferences are hereby given to contractors residing in Wyoming<br />

and to materials, supplies, agricultural products, equipment, machinery, and provisions<br />

produced, manufactured or grown in Wyoming, or supplied by a resident of the state,<br />

quality being equal to articles offered by the competitors outside of the state. Any bidder<br />

claiming preference must submit evidence of Wyoming residency as defined in Wyo.<br />

Stat. Ann. §16-6-101.<br />

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April 25 and <strong>May</strong> 2, 9, <strong>2021</strong>

<strong>May</strong> 2, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Public Notices<br />


I, Olson’s Autobody & Towing, hereby make public notice that I am in possession of<br />

the following vehicle:<br />

YEAR: 1971 MAKE: International MODEL: Scout II<br />

VIN: 183880G465214 Amount Owed: $22,125.00<br />

Last known owner of record: Joseph T. Webb, Box 1374, Riverton, WY 82501. Lien<br />

Holder: Unknown.<br />

Any person or persons who may hold some claim to the above-described vehicle is<br />

requested to contact me at 307-857-0382. If no contact is made by <strong>May</strong> 17, <strong>2021</strong>, I will<br />

take possession of the above-described vehicle.<br />

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Multi-Year Propane Invitation to Bid<br />

Fremont County School District 2 (FCSD2), Dubois, Wyoming will be selecting a<br />

ropane vendor for <strong>2021</strong>-2022 & 2022-2023 school years. For more information about<br />

the Multi-Year Propane Services bid, please go to our website at<br />

https://www.fremont2.org/Business_Services. Applications must be received in the<br />

school district business office by 2:00 p.m. (MT) on <strong>May</strong> 14, <strong>2021</strong>. Proposals will be<br />

opened and reviewed at that time.<br />

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<strong>May</strong> 2 and 9, <strong>2021</strong><br />


Multi-Year Invitation to Bid – No. 2 Diesel Dyed Heating Oil<br />

Fremont County School District 2 (FCSD2), Dubois, Wyoming will be selecting a vendor<br />

for No. 2 Diesel Dyed Heating Oil for the <strong>2021</strong>-2022 and 2022-2023 school years.<br />

For more information about the Multi-Year No. 2 Diesel Dyed Heating Oil bid, please go<br />

to our website at https://www.fremont2.org/Business_Services. Applications must be<br />

received in the school district business office by 2:00 p.m. (MT) on <strong>May</strong> 14, <strong>2021</strong>. Proposals<br />

will be opened and reviewed at that time.<br />

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OF ) PROBATE NO. 12623<br />


Deceased. )<br />



You are hereby notified that on the 9th day of September, 2020, the Last Will and<br />

Testament of decedent was admitted to probate by the above-named court, and Michael<br />

Daly will act as executor thereof. Any action to set aside the Will shall be filed in the<br />

Court within three months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or thereafter<br />

be forever barred.<br />

Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the decedent or to her Estate are<br />

requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned at 277 Main Street, Suite 3,<br />

Lander, WY 82520.<br />

Creditors having claims against the decedent or the estate are required to file them in<br />

duplicate with the necessary vouchers, in the office of the Clerk of said Court, on or before<br />

three months after the date of the first publication of this notice, and if such claims<br />

are not so filed, unless otherwise allowed or paid, they will be forever barred.<br />

Dated the 15th day of April, <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

James Trent Whiting<br />

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Seventh Derby win for trainer Baffert, with unexpected horse<br />

lOuIsVIlle, Ky. (aP) — John Velazquez<br />

was in a familiar place, in the lead aboard<br />

medina spirit in the Kentucky Derby and holding<br />

off the stretch bid of three challengers. this<br />

time, bob baffert couldn’t believe what he was<br />

seeing.<br />

medina spirit won by a half-length saturday,<br />

giving baffert his seventh victory, the most of<br />

any trainer in the race’s 147-year history.<br />

the jockey and trainer — both Hall of<br />

famers — teamed up eight months ago to win a<br />

pandemic-delayed Derby in september with<br />

authentic, who raced to an early lead and hung<br />

on. that wasn’t so surprising.<br />

this one was.<br />

Track<br />

Boys team scores<br />

1. mountain View 105, 2. lander 99, 3. rawlins 87, 4.<br />

evanston 83, 5. riverton 65, 6. rock springs 63, 7. Worland<br />

45, 8. green river 36, 9. Kemmerer 33, 10. thermopolis 16,<br />

11. Western Heritage lutheran academy 14, 12. big<br />

Piney/Wind river saratoga 13. 15. Dubois 10, 16. little snake<br />

river 7<br />

Event results<br />

100-meter Dash: 1. ashton schofield, mV 11.23, 2. Kaden<br />

Dower, WHla 11.30, 3. tristan Watkins, rIV 11.58, 6.<br />

braden Vincent, rIV 11.68<br />

200-meter Dash: 1. ashton schofield, mV 23.25, 3. shawn<br />

Cozzens, lan 23.95, 5. Charles Dillon, Wr 24.62, 6. tristan<br />

Watkins, rIV 24.89, 7. braden Vincent, rIV 24.95<br />

400-meter Dash: 2. austin Peternal, Kem 52.28, 6. Caleb<br />

sent off at 12-1 — astronomical odds for a<br />

colt trained by the white-haired, two-time triple<br />

Crown winner — medina spirit was in a street<br />

fight thundering down the stretch.<br />

the dark brown colt was pressed by<br />

mandaloun on his outside. Hot rod Charlie<br />

was coming fast outside of mandaloun, with 5-<br />

2 favorite essential Quality giving chase on the<br />

far outside.<br />

“I kept waiting for all those horses to pass<br />

him,” baffert said. “When he got to the eighth<br />

pole, we said, ‘this guy has got a shot.’”<br />

Velazquez knew he had plenty of horse left.<br />

“We got to the 16th pole and he put his ears<br />

down and kept fighting,” the jockey said. “I was<br />

Crowley, rIV 53.75<br />

800-meter run: 1. Charles fossey, rs 2:02.70, 2. blaine<br />

goklish, lan 2:05.25, 4. sam Kistemann, lan 2:10.18, 5.<br />

Kaleb simonson, lan 2:11.18<br />

1600-meter run: 1. sam Kistemann, lan 4:44.63, 2. Kaleb<br />

simonson, lan 4:44.85, 4. ethan Kraft, lan 4:49.13, 6.<br />

Connor mays, lan 4:56.88<br />

3200-meter run: 1. Kaleb simonson, lan 9:53.87, 3. Kaden<br />

Chatfield, rIV 10:24.07<br />

110-meter High Hurdles: 1. mario guerrero, raW 15.82, 3.<br />

gage gose, lan 16.32, 7. Colby Jenks, Wr 17.31, 8. Wyatt<br />

trembly, Dub 17.46<br />

300-meter Intermediate Hurdles: 1. Cade francom, eVn<br />

41.39, 2. gage gose, lan 42.48<br />

4x100-meter relay: 1. mountain View 44.57, 3. riverton<br />

45.83, 5. lander 46.95, 8. Wind river 48.16<br />

so proud of him.”<br />

In the paddock, baffert watched in amazement<br />

as one of the least heralded Derby runners<br />

of his long career dug in at the front.<br />

“you could tell he was laying it down and<br />

Johnny was riding hard,” baffert said. “He was<br />

just relentless.”<br />

medina spirit led all the way and ran 1 1/4<br />

miles in 2:01.02. He paid $26.20, $12 and<br />

$7.60. the victory was worth $1.86 million.<br />

Velazquez earned his fourth Derby victory<br />

aboard the colt that was purchased as a yearling<br />

for $1,000 and was a bargain-basement buy at<br />

$35,000 for current owner amr Zedan of saudi<br />

arabia.<br />

Continued from page A-10<br />

4x400-meter relay: 1. evanston 3:39.93, 3. riverton 3:47.89,<br />

5. lander 3:51.36, 7. Dubois 4:00.27<br />

4x800-meter relay: 1. rawlins 9:01.93, 5. riverton 9:56.63<br />

sprint medley relay: 1. rock springs 3:40.68, 2. lander<br />

3:41.36, 3. Wind river 3:43.19<br />

long Jump: 1. luke branson, mV 21-0.5, 3. bryan st. Clair,<br />

lan 19-8.5<br />

triple Jump: 1. luke branson, mV 45-3.5, 3. ryan Wells,<br />

Dub 40-8.5,4. matt gordon, rIV 39-4.5<br />

High Jump: 1. ashton schofield, mV 6-5,<br />

Pole Vault: 1. Connor micheli, mV 14-0, 5. Isaac Vasquez,<br />

lan 10-0, 7. Jon Hernandez, rIV 9-6<br />

shot Put: 1. Payton Vernon, eVn 56-5, 3. rylan Koehn 48-<br />

10.5, 4. Kaden Dower, WHla 46-10, 8. Kris topaum, rIV 44-7<br />

Discus: 1. rylan Koehn, rIV 158-3, 7. Caden smith, rIV<br />

129-0, 8. Kaden Dower, WHla 128-8<br />




EVERLY JEAN TREMBATH, ) Probate No. 12693<br />

eceased. )<br />



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on April 15, <strong>2021</strong>, Dean E. Trembath, pursuant to<br />

he provisions of Wyo. Stat. § 2-1-205, filed an Application for Summary Decree of Disribution<br />

in the above-captioned estate.<br />

Said Application for Summary Decree of Distribution requests that all real property<br />

owned by the decedent be set over to said Applicant and distributees, including the following<br />

described interests in and to the following property, to-wit:<br />

Lot 15, Block 1, Replat of Spruce Addition to the City of Riverton,<br />

Fremont County, Wyoming.<br />

Property Address: 404 Elizabeth Drive, Riverton, Wyoming 82501<br />

Any objections to said Application should be filed with the office of the Clerk of District<br />

Court, Fremont County, Wyoming, on or before <strong>May</strong> 25, <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

DATED this 22nd day of April, <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

Kristi H. Green<br />

Clerk of District Court<br />

Ninth Judicial District<br />

Fremont County, Wyoming<br />

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April 25 and <strong>May</strong> 2, <strong>2021</strong><br />



Fremont County Government, Lander Wyoming (OWNER) invites sealed bids for the<br />

Dubois Road Maintenance Contract to include the following:<br />

Conducting gravel road blading, snow removal and other maintenance activities on<br />

approximately 45 miles of County-maintained roadways in the Dubois Area.<br />

Bids shall be delivered to: Billy Meeks, Superintendent, Fremont County Courthouse,<br />

450 N 2nd Street, Room 310, Lander, Wyoming 82520, by 2:00 pm, Wednesday, <strong>May</strong><br />

12, <strong>2021</strong>, at which time all bids will be opened and reviewed.<br />

Each bid shall be placed in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the outside with the<br />

name of the bidder and contain the words "Bid for Dubois Area Maintenance Contract."<br />

Bid Bond, Performance and Payment Bonds will not be required. Successful Bidder<br />

will be required to provide insurance as specified in the bid documents.<br />

The Project bid documents may be obtained at the offices of the County Superintendent,<br />

Fremont County Courthouse, Room 310, 450 North 2nd Street, Lander,<br />

Wyoming 82520, (307) 332-1038.<br />

Bids may not be withdrawn for a period of thirty (30) days after opening. It is to be<br />

understood that the OWNER may reject any and all bids, make substitutions and waive<br />

any informalities and technicalities as will be in its best interest.<br />

Fremont County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate<br />

on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age and handicapped<br />

status in employment or the provision of services.<br />

Fremont County Government<br />

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Sunday<br />

<strong>May</strong> 2, <strong>2021</strong><br />




SCHOOL<br />

Zachary Renz is a senior at Lander Valley<br />

High School. He is the son of Jonathan<br />

and LaRae Renz. In school Zachary is in<br />

digital and multimedia art, and advanced<br />

two-dimensional art. He places 30th in speed cubing for<br />

Pikes Peak competition, received 2 academic letters, and his<br />

artwork has been featured and sold at the Cheyenne<br />

Mountain Zoo. Outside of school Zachary loves computer<br />

building and programming, worldbuilding, writing and<br />

songwriting, piano, guitar, language learning (mostly italian),<br />

origami, juggling, speed stacking, coffee brewing and history.<br />

Nominating faculty member Joy Jones said, “Zach is<br />

positive, energetic, innovative, and always willing to do<br />

whatever it takes to complete his work. He takes risks and<br />

gives his best effort, but more than that he accepts feedback<br />

from his teachers and peers and uses it to improve his<br />

projects. He is a trustworthy leader in my class and is always<br />

willing to help others in any way he can.” After graduation<br />

Zachary plans to attend CWC, publish a book, and become<br />

fluent in Italian.<br />



Chris Burk is a freshman at Wind<br />

River High School. He is the son of<br />

Jay and Arletta Burk. In school Chris<br />

participates in football, basketball, and track. He was a<br />

Wyoming State Art Symposium participant, is on the<br />

honor roll, and has lettered in football. Outside of<br />

school Chris enjoys hanging out with friends and<br />

playing basketball. Nominating faculty members said,<br />

“Chris is an overall positive, kind, and hard-working<br />

individual. Academically, he takes his classes seriously<br />

and always shows up ready to learn with a driven<br />

attitude. Not only is Chris a team player in his sports,<br />

he is a positive role model to his peers on a day to day<br />

basis. It is evident that his peers look up to him and<br />

turn to him in various ways. Chris will be wildly<br />

successful in his life!” After graduation Chris plans to<br />

attend college.<br />

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Leonardean Standing Rock is a junior at<br />

Fort Washakie High School. She is the<br />

niece of James Tahkeal and Martina<br />

Standing Rock. In school Leonardean is on the B honor roll.<br />

Her favorite class is her Engineering class because she gets to<br />

build and learn about new things that she didn’t know she<br />

could do. Outside of school Leonardean likes to paint and<br />

take pictures. She also likes to play video games. After<br />

graduation Leonardean plans to attend college at the<br />

University of Washington or the University of Oklahoma to<br />

study landscape architecture or become a veterinarian.<br />



Donavan Underwood is a junior at<br />

Arapaho Charter High School. He is the<br />

son of Stephanie Armstrong and<br />

Marland Underwood. In school Donavan ran cross country,<br />

and participates in basketball. He is on the B honor roll, and<br />

won the Native American Pacesetter award. Outside of school<br />

Donavan likes to run to keep fit, drive around, and spend time<br />

with his family. Nominating faculty members said, “Donavan<br />

is focused on finishing high school so that he can enlist and<br />

join the Marines. He shows respect and is always willing to<br />

help Grandpa Ray, classmates, Principal Law and Ms. Kay.<br />

Anything that needs done, Donavan sees and does. He is<br />

honest and trustworthy and looks out for his siblings and<br />

family.” After graduation Donavan plans to enlist in the United<br />

States Marine Corps.<br />



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school Abby participates in jazz choir, drama, speech and<br />

debate, and the musical. Outside of school Abby dances at<br />

Main Street dance with Regan Marynowski three times a<br />

week. Nominating faculty member Mrs. Annette Benn-<br />

Thornton said, ““Abby is a one-of-a-kind student<br />

possessing both intelligence and unending creativity. She is<br />

hard-working, responsible, and kind. Her dedication to<br />

academic achievement and the performing arts is<br />

demonstrated in her quality of work and determination to<br />

improve at all levels. My experience with Abby<br />

academically is exceptional. She enhances class discussion<br />

with interesting and insightful questions and comments.<br />

She is exceptionally talented at dance, acting, and public<br />

speaking. She is a genuine leader destined for great<br />

opportunities in her future.” After graduation plans to go<br />

to Casper College as a dance major for two years before<br />

transferring somewhere else to get a bachelors in dance<br />

education to become a choreographer.<br />

DUBOIS<br />

K-12 SCHOOL<br />

Mia Jory is a freshman at Dubois K-<br />

12 School. She is the daughter of<br />

Matt Jory and Ingela Deakins. In<br />

school Mia is on the honor roll, and participates in<br />

volleyball, basketball, and track and field. Outside of<br />

school Mia enjoys hanging out with friends and<br />

practicing sports. Nominating faculty member Tina<br />

Baker said, “Mia is a great student and role model. She’s<br />

willing to help where needed and has a great attitude on<br />

school and life in general. She’s dependable and you<br />

always get her best work in class and on the athletic<br />

field.” After graduation Mia plans to attend the<br />

University of Wyoming and then go to Medical school.<br />


SCHOOL<br />

Megan Gardner is a junior at Shoshoni<br />

High School. She is the daughter of<br />

Jennifer and James Gardner. Outside of<br />

school Megan enjoys hanging out with friends, spending<br />

time with her pet dog, and spending time with her family.<br />

Nominating faculty member Teresa DeWitt said, “Megan is<br />

that one student who ALWAYS has a smile on her face<br />

no matter what. She is willing to help out any student in<br />

need and is a great friend to others. Academically she has<br />

come so far in her classes this year by giving 110% and is<br />

just an overall AMAZING person.” After graduation<br />

Megan plans to attend wither CWC or the University of<br />

Wyoming.<br />



Corwin Howell is a senior at Wyoming<br />

Indian High School. He is the son of<br />

Ann and Charles Howell. In school<br />

Corwin participates in cross country, basketball, student council,<br />

traditional club, speech and debate, and track and field. Outside<br />

of school Corwin enjoys drawing, pow wows, and spending time<br />

with his family. Nominating faculty member Josie Redman said,<br />

“Corwin has been working very hard to pass his math classes and<br />

recover credit from last semester. His future goals that he has set<br />

for himself are high and attainable. I can’t wait to see him<br />

succeed in all of his future endeavors.” After graduation Corwin<br />

plans to attend college and major in businesses and politics.<br />



Jamison AfterBuffalo is a senior at St.<br />

Stephen’s Indian School. Jamison was<br />

nominated by Dawn Schmidt. Dawn<br />

says, “Jamison After Buffalo's enthusiasm and excellent<br />

work has been a joy these past few weeks.”

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