Fire destroys Manderson home
Fire destroyed the home of Manderson residents Randy and Carlene Brown Saturday afternoon. Randy serves as the town’s mayor
County Fire Warden Brent Godfrey said the fire at 117 East First Street, started at 12:31 p.m. and was seen and reported by the Brown’s granddaughter, Carlene. Godfrey said Basin, Manderson and Worland fire departments and search and rescue responded.
Council at odds over public works director
After several amendments were proposed, the Basin Town Council approved the 2013-2014 budget on second reading Tuesday night with third reading scheduled next month.
Bill Stoelk moved to amend the resolution to delete the funding and position for public works director. Phil Juillard, who seconded the motion, said, “We need to hire workers.”
Two regional champs for Riverside
Two Riverside track athletes won regional championships at the 2A West Regional in Lander last week and the team added a few more thinclads to those who are heading to state this weekend.
Kinli Vigil placed in all four of her events, winning the regional title in the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.29. Coach Steve Olson said Vigil has a good shot at the state title. The winning time in the east regional was 13.36 by Ashley Turner of Burns.
For the Rebels, Colton Hodge jumped to a regional championship with a personal-best height of 6-4 in the high jump. Hodge then attempted a school record at 6-7. Olson said he was close on his first attempt. He said Hodge should be in contention for a state title in the event. Kevin Christiansen of Lusk won the east regional at 6-0, and was seeded at 6-3.