COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 17, 2014) – Wyoming’s Harry Fisher and Shreese Daniels have been named the Mountain West Male Track Athlete of the Week and Female Field Athlete of the Week, respectively, the conference office announced Tuesday. Both earned the weekly award for the first time in their careers.
(Laramie, Wyo.) – Contracts totaling nearly $33.8 million for nine highway projects around the state were awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its December meeting in Laramie. A Lander firm was the successful bidder on one of the projects.
(Casper, Wyo.) – Charles Black, of Riverton, was sentenced to three to four years in the Wyoming State Penitentiary for the single count of third-degree sexual abuse of a minor in District Court Tuesday.
(Shoshoni, Wyo.) – Four Fremont County Fire Battalions are at the scene of a house fire on Sixth Street in Shoshoni. The home is reportedly a complete loss.
(Lander, Wyo.) – The Lander City Council is edging closer to approving a new contract for dog impound services with Wind River Veterinary Clinic.
(Lander, Wyo.) – This morning was foggy throughout much of Fremont County, and we have Cinthia Hayford to thank for this photographic depiction. Thanks for sharing, Cinthia!
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Riverton man Richard Jordan Kennedy will be spending more than 7 years behind bars after stealing $2 million worth of gold and silver from his parents. Kennedy was sentenced last Friday in Federal Court for the crimes, which were initially reported in January 2013.
(Lander, Wyo.) – The Fremont County Commission in a split vote agreed to lease six brand new, high tech stretchers for the county’s ambulances as required by the Affordable Care Act. These special stretchers are required primarily because of their ability to minimize further injury to its occupant should the ambulance be involved in a wreck.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Riverton has begun counting down the top 11 weather stories of the past 12 months leading up to the new year.
(Lander, Wyo.) – This afternoon, a reception was held for the outgoing Fremont Count Officials. Commissioner Stephanie Kessler, Coroner Ed McAuslan and County Attorney Michael Bennett all are not returning in 2015.
(Lander, Wyo.) – A Thermopolis man charged with allegedly threatening to shoot law enforcement officers has accepted a plea agreement. The charges stem from an August incident at Boysen State Park involving 59-year-old John Dodge.
(Lander, Wyo.) – Congratulations to Ashley and Shane Archambault on the birth of Sebastian Joshua Archambault.
(Yellowstone National Park, Wyo.) – The largest concentration of active geysers in the world—approximately half of the world’s total— is found in Yellowstone.