(Riverton, Wyo.) – County10.com spotted this cat perched high on a power line crossbar this morning in rural Riverton. The cat was meowing, but didn’t budge from the crossbar. High Plains Power was contacted, but their company policy is not to remove a cat from such a location as it puts a lineman in danger, especially if it is a feral cat.
Dispatch: Arrests; Farmer killed in hoist accident; LPD cracks down on Code Violations; Scuffle reported at Detention Center
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is Monday’s recap of law enforcement activity around the county. All persons arrested or cited are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Over the summer many projects were initiated throughout School District #25’s facilities, including a fresh paint job and hanging of new banners at the Riverton High School Wolverine Gym. All of the old banners were removed from each end of the gym and new ones hung for each sport and competitive activity at the school.
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Seven county schools begin classes today for the 2015-16 school year, including the largest district, Riverton.
(Lander, Wyo.) – A hat tip to Karl Brauenis who keeps the West alive with his photography during cattle roundups in the Wind River Country, this time along the Sweetwater River
Yellowstone National Park had the highest recreational visitation on record in July with 980,702 visits for the month – a 14 percent increase over last July and a two percent increase over the previous July record in 2010.
As of July 1, Wyoming became one of eight states to charge special fee on vehicles that rely solely on electricity as a fuel source.
(Lander, Wyo.) – Freight wagons, surreys and buggies were how goods and people got around Fremont County in the early days. A recent donation to the Pioneer Museum in Lander of three fully restored wagons will help the museum tell the story of the pioneers that settled this area.
(Lander, Wyo.) – A Lander woman has been name a Wyoming Woman of Distinction by The Wyoming Business Report. Eleven women on honored Aug. 14 including Pip Coe, the National Outdoor Leadership School Alumni and Development Director. Though Coe was not present for the Wyoming Women of Influence awards ceremony, she sent some words of wisdom to those in attendance.
Laramie, Wyo. (Aug. 22, 2015) — It was evident following Saturday’s scrimmage that the Wyoming Cowboys have two quarterbacks who have developed to a point where they’ve earned the confidence of head coach Craig Bohl. In a 41-play scrimmage on Saturday morning, redshirt senior quarterback Cam Coffman and sophomore QB Josh Allen both looked sharp. While complete stats weren’t kept on the closed scrimmage, Coffman did complete 6 of 9 passes (.667) for 76 yards, and Allen was 5 of 6 (.833) for 52 yards and two touchdowns.
(Moose, Wyo.) — The Jenny Lake Rangers, Teton Interagency Contract Helicopter, and emergency medical personnel swung into action just after 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 22 to assist two separate parties. The first and more serious accident consisted of a party of three climbers attempting to climb to the summit of Teewinot Mountain. Two of the climbers suffered a fatal fall of approximately 200 feet. The two climbers were Tyler Strandberg, 27, originally from Raleigh, North Carolina and Catherine Nix, 28, originally from Port Chester, New York. Both women were residents of Jackson, Wyoming.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Purple Hearts for Sophia campaign launched after the first grader was struck and killed in a crosswalk last May has resulted in the first flashing-light crosswalk sign installation in Riverton. The crosswalk is the one a block north of Ashgrove School on North 1st Street where it intersects with East Sunset. That’s where the 7-year-old girl was struck by a pickup driven by a nearly blind elderly woman and killed. The crosswalk is a quarter-block from Sophia’s home.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association held the “soft” opening of its new skatepark at Riverton City Park before an enthusiastic group of supporters, bikers, on-line skaters and skateboarders on Saturday. At one time, there were 50 young people on the park or waiting for a turn.
(Pavillion, Wyo.) – A Wind River Middle School Science Fair winner has been named a semi-finalist in the 2015 Broadcom MASTERS® a program of Society for Science & the Public. This honor places Sean White among a select group of 300 semifinalists named from over 6,000 nominees throughout the United States,” according to a news release.
(Crowheart, Wyo.) – The Little Bob Lake Fire is now estimated at approximately 350 acres in size. More accurate mapping will take place today and Sunday to further refine the present acreage estimate. The fire remains within the management confine and contain boundary and spread according to the predicted modeling parameters during the high speed wind event of Friday, August 21st.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Wind River Basin will be raked with strong and gusty winds for most of today, according to a hazardous weather outlook from the National Weather Service station at Riverton Regional Airport. The winds are a product of a cold front moving south through the area today.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – A second candidate has submitted an application for the vacant Ward 1 city council vacancy in Riverton. Phil LaVoie delivered his letter of interest at city hall late Friday. Lavoie lives on the 1500 block of North 15th East.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The annual Wyoming Trappers Association Convention is underway through this evening at the Fremont Center at the county fairgrounds in Riverton.
MISSOULA, Mont. (Aug. 21, 2015) – The University of Wyoming women’s soccer team outshot Montana 11-7 on Friday night, including 6-1 in shots on goal, but ended its season opener with a 0-0 double-overtime tie against the Grizzlies. Sophomores Shaina Ashouri and Summer Halle paced the Cowgirls with two shots each.