Governor Matt Mead announced today the State of Wyoming has joined in a lawsuit filed against the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Army Corps of Engineers over the agencies’ Waters of the United States rule. Governor Mead has opposed this rule since it was first proposed and he will help lead a coalition of twelve states in litigation against the final rule. The final rule was published in the Federal Register today.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Ninth District Circuit Court arraignment in Riverton for Sandra Jean Pennock in the death of 7-year-old Sophia Archer has been continued. The hearing was originally set for Tuesday morning, but was reset for July 24th at 10 a.m.
Wyoming has a new gizzard shad record thanks to the efforts of 15-year-old Torrington area angler Dawson Reifschneider. He caught his record fish out of the North Platte River near Torrington on June 25.
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is Monday’s recap of law enforcement activity over the weekend. All persons arrested or cited are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.
Today’s Obituaries include David R. W. Raynolds of Lander and Lawrence McCabe Jr. of Ethete.
(Lander, Wyo.) – It’s back to the drawing board at the eleventh hour for the Fremont County Commission, who thought they had a balanced budget for 2015-16. County Clerk and Chief Budget Officer Julie Freese said Monday that the county’s distribution from the Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program from the Federal Government came in “substantially less” than had been budgeted, and another round of budget cuts will occur at Tuesday’s final budget work session, scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at the courthouse. The shortage is in the neighborhood of a half-million dollars.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – A worker from Dreamland Skateparks worked solo on Monday morning setting forms for Riverton’s new skatepark. The $270,000 ground-level facility should be ready by late summer. Skatepark supporters raised the money for the park over the past two years. It is located in southwest corner of Riverton City Park.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – It was a gorgeous morning today and several families brought their children out to enjoy the playground equipment at Riverton City Park.
(Fremont County) – Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day and with the 4th of July holiday rapidly approaching we put together a list of the different ways you can watch the shows this year.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The pup on a tanker trailer unit flipped over on Airport Road this morning. Clint Blake was on the scene and provided County10.com with these photos. More information will be provided when available.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Riverton Police Department held a tobacco compliance check in the city on Sunday, with a 16-year-old male subject attempting to purchase tobacco products. One retailer, the West Main Maverik Country Store, failed the check and a 46-year-old female clerk was cited for selling to a minor.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Riverton Elks-Legion Raiders salvaged its weekend tournament in Miles City, Mont. with two big wins in a row to end the tournament with a 3-3 record. On Sunday the Raiders defeated Glascow, Mont., 14-4 and then in the night cap defeated Billings 4-3, avenging a previous loss earlier in the tournament.
Eastern Shoshone tribal Chairman Darwin St. Clair Jr. announced today that the tribe has received a significant grant to improve surveillance systems at Shoshone Rose Casino.
The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 30-year-old Riverton man is being investigated after being caught in a suspicious situation with a 17-year-old girl in Shoshoni.
Dubois Search and Rescue Crews were assisted by Sublette County Search and Rescue Friday afternoon on Whiskey Mountain with a rescue operation for a female subject who had been bucked off. The woman sustained spinal injuries as a result of accident. The victim was stabilized and then extracted from the accident site to a near by landing zone.
The concept of “retirement” has changed dramatically in recent decades. Today’s retirees are traveling, volunteering, pursuing their hobbies — and even working for money. In fact, as a retiree, you can essentially do anything you want, as long as your health and finances permit it. Through exercise, proper diet and avoidance of bad habits, you can do a lot to stay physically healthy. And by clearly identifying your retirement goals and estimating their financial impact, you’ll know how to stay “financially healthy” throughout your retirement years.
Lander, WY – For the second consecutive summer, professors from Wyoming Catholic College will be traveling throughout the state as part of the College’s “Liberty Lecture Series.” The lectures will focus on fundamental principles of our American Government and current trends in political thought. This year, the theme of the series is the first amendment of the United States’ Bill of Rights. Lectures will be held in Cheyenne, Casper, Jackson and Lander during the months of June, July, and August. The lectures themselves will not be associated with a particular political party or agenda, but geared towards providing an academic analysis of topics and principles. They are free and open to the public, and all are invited.
(South Pass) – Thank you to Andrew Call for providing today’s Photo of the Day: Peeking Prairie Dogs.