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Paws for Life Animal League: “Meet Cleo!”

(Riverton, Wyo)- This big, beautiful, white fluff ball of a dog is Cleo! Cleo is a 2 year old Great Pyrenees who was brought to our shelter as a stray. Cleo is a love bug who in another life must have been Shih Tzu because she believes she is a lap dog. Cleo is great around people and kids but we think she was used to protect sheep because she does not like other dogs.

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.