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August 18, 2008 12:52 pm

Dr. Carroll S. Miller

Jan. 6, 1926 - Aug. 15, 2008
Carroll S. Miller died Friday, Aug. 15, at the age of 82.
He was born Jan. 6, 1926 to F. Herb and Anna K. (Stordock) Miller. He grew up in Aurora, Ill., with a brother, Herbert and a sister, Lois.
Carroll joined the Navy at age 17 and entered the Navy's dental program. After being honorably discharged from the Navy, he finished his dentistry education at the University of Illinois. He married his wife, Carol, in 1950 in Aurora, and to this union were born three children.
While practicing dentistry, Carroll taught dentistry at the University of Illinois, and became active in the community and his church. He was an avid sportsman, dog trainer and field trial hobbyist, and enjoyed introducing others to the sports of hunting and fishing.
In 1973 Carroll and his family moved to Wyoming where he raised cattle and ran a small ranch. He returned to his practice and later became a state legislator, where he served for 16 years. He continued his interests and also worked as a hunting guide and outfitter. He enjoyed gardening, mountain walks, and bird hunting in the Dakotas, Canada, and Wyoming. After his retirement, Carroll remained active in the community and church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother and one grandchild.
He is survived by his wife, Carol; his children Robin (Jim) Treirweiler, Mark (Sandra) Miller, and Susan (Tom) Jenkins; six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 21 at 1:30 p.m. at the Shell Community Hall. There will be a private family committal service.
Memorials may be made in Carroll's name at Big Horn Federal Savings Bank, P.O. Box 471, Greybull, Wyo. 82426. Memorials will go to the South Big Horn County Critical Access Hospital/Bonnie Bluejacket Memorial Nursing Home and to the Building Fund of The Shack.
Atwood Family Funeral Directors, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
August 18, 2008 12:51 pm

Kenneth Paul Althoff

Aug. 20, 1952 - Aug. 15, 2008
Kenneth Paul Althoff died Friday, Aug. 15 at his home of 55 years after a long illness.
Ken was born Aug. 20, 1952, in Powell to Lewis Conrad “L.C.” and Mildred Dolly “Dot” (Shoemaker) Althoff. He attended Powell schools, graduating in 1970. Ken attended the Presbyterian Church in his youth.
He enjoyed gardening, spending time at the greenhouse, fishing, hunting, going to the mountains, going for long walks, collecting guns and reloading.
He is survived by a sister, Gladys (Keith) Noland of Worland; a brother, Glen (Marion) Althoff and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceeded in death by his parents; a brother, Roy Lyle Althoff; and a sister, Cora “Louise” Althoff Kobbe Cockburn.
Graveside services will be held at Crown Hill Cemetary at 10 a.m. Tuesday (today), Aug. 19.
People wishing to make donations in Ken's memory can contribute to the Arthritis Foundation.
Arrangements are being handled by Thompson Funeral Home and Crematory.
August 18, 2008 12:50 pm

CORRECTED: Ralston accident update

CORRECTED Aug. 21: This version of the story corrects information that said Misty D. Walbert was the driver of the vehicle. The Wyoming Highway Patrol has not determined who was driving. It also corrects information saying Walbert was taken to Deaconess Hospital.
Misty D. Walbert, 28, of Cody was also involved in the one vehicle accident Tuesday evening just outside Ralston. She was life-flighted to St. Vincent's Hospital in Billings.
The vehicle's other occupant, Gerald D. Brown, 43, also of Cody, died en route.
August 14, 2008 1:45 pm

Using fire for good

Gunbarrel Fire, now at 41,000 acres, is a history-making tool
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Wapiti District Ranger Terry Root (right) told lodge and cabin owners and residents of the North Fork at a Wednesday morning briefing on the Gunbarrel Fire that the forest service “didn't want another Blackwater Fire Memorial,” a reference to firefighters killed in battling fire on Blackwater Creek on the North Fork in 1937. Citing difficult terrain, the decision was made to preserve public safety and protect structures on the North Fork corridor while allowing the Gunbarrel Fire to burn in beetle-infested timber of the rugged back country. In the foreground is Dave Van Norman, operations section chief of the incident command staff. Tribune photo by Dave Bonner
You're going to see smoke for a long time from the Gunbarrel Fire on the Shoshone National Forest west of Cody.
It is growing in size, and if all goes according to plan, it will get even bigger in the rugged back country on the north side of the North Fork corridor.
This is a beneficial fire, as far as forest fires go.
So said forest managers as the Gunbarrel Fire grew beyond 41,000 acres Wednesday. In a briefing at the old Wapiti Ranger District headquarters on the North Fork, forest managers and incident command officers touted the history-making significance of this fire as a tool to clean out a beetle-killed forest.
In fire control terms, the Gunbarrel is classified as a “fire-use fire,” one that is managed to perform a benefit to the health of the forest. Incident Commander Don Angell of Denver said the Gunbarrel Fire is now the largest “fire-use fire” in the history of forest firefighting in the Rocky Mountain Region.
That doesn't mean the fire goes unchecked. The priority remains to protect structures and public safety, including the safety of firefighters.
Necessary actions are taken to protect lodges, cabins and other structures and to keep traffic moving safely on the North Fork highway, U.S. 14-16-20.
August 13, 2008 2:28 pm

Getting defensive

UW's defense expecting another strong season
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Linebacker Ward Dobbs is one of several returning starters expected to help anchor the Cowboys' defense in 2008. Courtesy photo/University of Wyoming
A year ago, the University of Wyoming's defense was among the top units in the country. By season's end, the Cowboys were ranked 22nd in both total defense and sacks, 27th against the run and 30th in pass defense. With seven starters returning from that group, it's no surprise that UW head coach Joe Glenn is expecting an encore performance in 2008.
“We're going to be more physical,” said UW head coach Joe Glenn. “I don't think there is any question about that. “(Defensive coordinator) Mike Breske has a great nucleus there.”
Among the anchors for that unit with be the players along the defensive front, including junior defensive tackle John Fletcher (6-6, 280). Fletcher had an outstanding sophomore campaign and earned Second Team All-Mountain West Conference honors. He recorded 10.5 sacks last season and ranked 11th nationally. He also had 14 tackles for losses to rank 52nd in the nation, and his total of 60 tackles for the season placed him sixth on the team.
At a time when Americans are more polarized than ever — the primary election is creeping closer, and races promise to rise in intensity in the coming months — the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games offer a welcome moment of pause.
When the Olympics roll around, most of us actually agree on one thing: We want our team to bring home as many medals as possible.
People who struggle to see eye-to-eye at any other time find it hard to argue about Michael Phelps' stunning performances — and he's only halfway through his races. Others who usually would be hard-pressed to cop to watching gymnastics or beach volleyball admit to being riveted to their TV screens when an American medal is on the line.
And who doesn't get misty-eyed, or at least feel a twinge of emotion, as they watch a U.S. athlete fall off the balance beam? Or when an unsung or underdog American teammate pulls off a medal-winning performance?
It's a nice reminder that patriotism has a place and a role.
In a couple of weeks, we'll see polarization return to the forefront. Increased drilling vs. conservation. Stay the course vs. pull out the troops.
Public funding of capital facilities vs. no new buildings. Red Sox vs. Yankees. Business as usual.
But for the moment, “our” team is playing. Our players are doing great. And we're pulling for them.
The Gunbarrel Fire on the North Fork of the Shoshone River has grown, but Cascade, Tumble Creek and LeHardy fires have slowed significantly.
Gunbarrel rising
Significant growth of the Gunbarrel Fire occurred on Tuesday evening and again on Wednesday, according to official updates Wednesday.
The 41,000-acre fire, about 40 miles west of Cody, is burning on the north side of U.S. 14-16-20. The fire is burning in timber consisting of 50-80 percent beetle-killed spruce and fir trees.
As of Wednesday afternoon, the fire had grown by more than 3,450 acres Since Monday's update.
To date, about $4.4 million has been spent fighting the fire.
Growth took place Tuesday evening when islands on Turret and Grizzly creeks ignited, said the report.
Throughout Tuesday, crews labored to remove fuels on south side of the highway near Kitty Creek.
The update said similar fuel reduction projects have occurred around 160 structures on the edge of the North Absaroka Wilderness area.
The firefighting effort is considered preparation — removing trees and brush, installing sprinklers and hose-lays, or running fire hose from a water source to the protection location, said Ben Brack, public information officer for the Rocky Mountain incident management team.
Preparing lodges and cabins can protect these areas for this season or safeguard them from future fire seasons. Brack called it a proactive approach.
August 13, 2008 2:01 pm

Phillip L. James

April 11, 1953 - Aug. 9, 2008
Memorial services for Phillip L. James, 55, of Sheridan, were held Wednesday, Aug. 13 in Sheridan. He died Saturday, Aug. 9, in a motorcycle accident.
Phillip was born April 11, 1953, in Lusk to Lee and Mary (Hales) James. He graduated from Niobrara High School in 1971 where he was a state champion wrestler in his weight class. He was a government trapper, a welder, a senior construction manager in Iraq, and presently a general contractor owning his own business, CRC,Inc. He was a member of the Elks Lodge and a life member of the NRA. He was a former resident of Lovell.
He is survived by his mother, Mary James; wife Jaclyn; two sons, Joel and Timothy; two daughters, Amy Jo James and Aimee (Troy) Wagner; one brother; one sister; one grandson and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, one sister, and one son.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 907 N. Poplar St., Suite 185, Casper, Wyo. 82001.
August 13, 2008 2:00 pm

Raymond Mason Linton

Nov. 15, 1931 - Aug. 11, 2008
Raymond Mason Linton, died Monday, Aug. 11, at his Powell home. He was 76.
He was born Nov. 15, 1931 to Raymond and Cressie (Armstrong) Linton. He attended Black Hills State College, and received his master's degree from Northern State College.
He married Barbara J. Hall on May 4, 1952, in San Diego, Calif. Raymond was an industrial arts instructor for many years, and they lived in California, South Dakota, Alaska, and Wyoming. He was in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a member of the National Education Association, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, and the Methodist church. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting and fishing, and was an avid LA Dodgers and Green Bay Packers fan.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara; sons David of Gillette, Jeff (Cindy) of Powell, Doug (Sue) of Rapid City, S.D.; daughter Naomi (Ed) Schlup of Gillette; sisters Virginia (Dean) Hyatt of Anchorage, Alaska, and Jean (Bob) Baldwin of Warrensburg, Mo.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jack.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at Thompson Funeral Home in Powell. Pallbearers are David Linton, Jeff Linton, Doug Linton, Ed Schlup, Leo Monahan, Jim Gillett and Naomi Schlup. Cremation will be followed with a private burial to be held in Ray's beloved Black Hills of South Dakota.
Memorials may be made to Habitat for Humanity in the name of Ray Linton. Thompson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
August 13, 2008 1:59 pm

Norma May Scott

Jan. 10, 1924 - Aug. 11, 2008
Funeral services for Norma May Scott, 84, of Powell, will be held Saturday, Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. at the Powell Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She died Monday, Aug. 11 at the Powell Valley Care Center.
Norma was born Jan. 10, 1924 in Eve, Mo., to John and Mae (Williams) Winter. She was a Powell High School graduate, and in June of 1941, she married Leonard Scott in Red Lodge, Mont. She was a computer operator for Amoco Oil, and a member of the Baptist church. She enjoyed ceramics, scrapbooking and sewing.
She is survived by a son Keith (Vicki) Scott of Las Vegas, Nev., brother Glen (Alberta) Winter of Cody, sister-in-law Edna Scott of Laurel, Mont., seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard, her parents, daughter, Eileen, and grandson, Michael.
Pallbearers will be Daniel Anderson, Jerry Anderson, Tyler Anderson, Daniel V. Anderson, Stephen Anderson and Timothy Anderson. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Thompson Funeral Home handled arrangements.