(Riverton, Wyo.) – As the sun was setting behind the Riverton Justice Center Friday night, the sun also set on Carol Thiese’s claim of innocence in the theft of materials from Lander’s Pioneer Museum. A six person jury, three men and three women with one male alternate who was not called upon, found Thiese guilty of Larceny By Bailee, a misdemeanor charge following a trial lasting three days in Ninth District Circuit Court. The jury took less than two hours to reach its verdict.
How is it already the end of August?! Well here we are, and Tuesday is the LAST Lander LIVE of the 2015 season. Come down and enjoy Elephant Revival, an up-and-coming folk group from Colorado that has made a splash opening for well known bluegrass groups such as Trampled by Turtles, The String Cheese Incident, and Bela Fleck!
Thiese admitted taking items from Lander museum, but inadvertantly; Said she didn’t return them because she didn’t trust the system
(Riverton, Wyo.) – In direct testimony this afternoon, former Pioneer Museum Director Carol Thiese admitted that she took some items from the Lander museum, allegedly inadvertently, but did not return them because she said she didn’t trust anyone. Thiese said the only people she trusted were the members of the museum board that she had worked with, but they were under a gag order from Lander Police not to talk to her. “I wanted to return them to where they were supposed to go,” she said.
The world’s fastest internet infrastructure is coming to the Wind River Reservation. Now’s your opportunity to ask questions to find out if you can get signed up for free installation with the initial deployment starting this spring in Arapaho and Ethete areas.
Job Corps is a free education and training program that assists youth between the ages of 16-24 who are looking to better their future. The program is designed to help participants find and keep a good job, earn a high school equivalency or high school diploma, and learn a new skill/trade of their choice. The Job Corp experience is free of charge to students who qualify.
Rare opportunity to own a country home with city water and creek frontage! This ranch-style home is a gem.
(Riverton, Wyo) – Clark’s Meat House was founded in 1963 in Riverton, Wyoming and was built into the “House of Quality Meats” we all know and love today by the original owners, Grant and Inger Clark. David and Maggie Haworth purchased the business in August of 2005 and Grant and Inger’s passion for the business, dedication to quality products, and focus on customer satisfaction was passed onto the Haworths as well.
(Lander, Wyo.) – Mosquito trapping and testing in Fremont County this week resulted in one pool testing positive for West Nile virus, according to Nancy Pieropan, the assistant supervisor of the Fremont County Weed and Pest Department. “In the Arapaho area about 1,990 mosquitoes were trapped, only 17 of these were Culex but the reading came back as high as possible,” she reported in her weekly update to the media.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The forecast for this weekend is not a good one for area firefighters as a Red Flag Warning has been posted for Saturday and Sunday. Conditions for the Wind River Basin are below:
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Central Wyoming College cross country team went to Gillette August 22 to have a time trial with Gillette College. It was a cold Saturday morning for the team for the two and half mile practice run.
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is Friday’s recap of law enforcement activity around the county. All persons arrested or cited are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Hudson received the most moisture from Thursday night’s big lightning and rain storm, with just over a quarter inch of rain. Hudson’s total rainfall was .27 inches.
Defense witnesses took the stand in Thiese trial Friday morning; Former museum chairman said they did not know the photo collection was gone
(Riverton, Wyo.) – It was the defense’s turn Friday in the misdemeanor larceny trial against former Pioneer Museum Director Carol Thiese.
(Lander, Wyo.) – Last night’s thunderstorm produced some incredible rain, thunder and lighting. Thanks to Josh Milek for sharing this shot of last night’s lightning storm over Lander.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Thursday noon was the deadline for candidates in Riverton’s Ward 1 to submit an application for a vacant city council seat there. A total of three candidates have expressed interest in the seat. They are:
Little Bob Lake fire slowed with moisture, now at 14,10 acres; Fire Weather Watch in effect for Saturday
(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – Tribal bow hunting season opened yesterday on Thursday, August 27, 2015. Due to the tall grass present from a wet spring and early summer the Wind River Agency cautions hunters in driving any vehicle off of established roads. It is also a good fire prevention idea to carry an ax, bucket and shovel with you while out hunting. “We received heavy lightning from the thunderstorms last night. If you see a fire please report it as soon as possible to Forestry Warehouse (332-4408), BIA Police (332-6880) or the Fremont County Sheriff (332-5611),” said Karl Brauneis, the agency fire public information officer in a news release.
(State of Wyoming) – Did you know in 2010 Wyoming became the first state to adopt an official “state code of ethics?”
Fremont County Search and Rescue volunteers responded to the Big Sandy area Thursday morning, after being notified of two missing teenagers ages 14 and 16. The teens had took a “day hike” on Wednesday and failed to return back to the family camp near the Sweetwater Guard Station that night.
Congratulations to Sophia Gonzales and Michael Fox on the birth of their son Braxton Michael Fox.
(Billings, Mont.) – It will be another smoky day in store for the region today, but Wyoming is being spared the worst of the conditions. The National Weather Service in Billings is predicting gusty southwest wind on Saturday should improve air quality.