Former Lander Museum Director found Guilty of Larceny of theft of materials

(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.

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.

Weekly Information Sessions held at Wind River Job Corps for interested students

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.

Clark’s Meat House – Opening Wild Game Processing Center

(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.

Trapped Mosquito numbers high, but Culex species low; West Nile found in Arapahoe area

(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.

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.