(Riverton, Wyo.) – The following is a statement released by Riverton Police Chief Mike Broadhead in the wake of this afternoon’s fatal vehicle-pedestrian crash:
Thanks to a reader for sharing these pics of a possible funnel cloud or tornado spotted above Fort Washakie Dam at about 5:20 p.m. on Friday.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Central Wyoming College Professor Colleen Bartlett was presented with a Master Distance Educator Award at the Wyoming Distance Education Consortium spring conference held recently in Douglas, Wy.
UPDATED at 4:35 p.m.: Riverton Police Chief Mike Broadhead has confirmed that the girl who was struck has died. The police department is expected to issue additional information in conjunction with the Fremont County Coroner’s Office.
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – There’s plenty to do this weekend as the nation prepares to celebrate Memorial Day on Monday. Here are your options:
(Lander, Wyo.) — Fremont County Weed and Pest Control District and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management are teaming up with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and others in the fight to keep invasive plants out of sage grouse habitat.
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – The Tough Enough to Help Cancer Fund and Help for Health are hosting this year’s “Hats Off for Hope” Gala, on May 30th at the Riverton Holiday Inn. This will mark the 6th year for this event. Highlights of the evening will be the recognition of four Cancer Heroes. Overall, the anonymous committee received 19 individuals who were nominated for four different categories. Cancer Heroes this year are:
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Saddle bronc rider, Colton Miller took home the championship buckle at the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo in Abbyville, Kan., May 16. Miller received an 82 point ride earning him first place at the Abbyville Frontier Days Rodeo.
(Casper, Wyo.) – The Wyoming State High School Track and Field meet is underway at Casper through Saturday.
Earlier this month, local Bureau of Indian Affairs officers spent some time at the playgrounds at Beaver Creek and Mill Creek housing to make the areas more kid friendly.
(Lander, Wyo.) – Central Wyoming College’s Sinks Canyon Center hosted an adventure day for area 5th graders this week. The day focused on skill building, local history and science.
When Hollywood film director Quentin Tarantino’s crew announced last September that it would shoot his next film in Colorado instead of Wyoming, there was some disappointment in the state’s film world. But with the western “The Hateful Eight” set to debut this winter, it is becoming clear that Wyoming wasn’t totally left out.
Kusel’s Memorial Day Serta Mattress Sale is happening now. Don’t miss a chance to rest your head on a Serta Perfect Sleeper and say goodnight to counting sheep forever. Once you lay on one of these mattresses you won’t want to get up.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The chair of the Fremont Air Service Team this morning told the Riverton Airport Board that progress is being made with plans to enhance local commercial air service.
Here are some Memorial Day events in Lander, Riverton and Hudson happening during the weekend and this Monday:
(Riverton, Wyo.) — Today marked the end of a five-day training for the Riverton Police Department’s Mounted Patrol. The officers and their horses trained at the Central Wyoming College Equine Center under various conditions throughout the week and through different crowd control scenarios. The officers took their horses through obstacle courses and trained them to be calm with loud noises or many different kinds of waving materials, such that they may encounter in a demonstration, for example.
(Lander, Wyo.)- The new 2015 LVHS graduates enjoyed an all night lock-out for Project Graduation the night of May 17th with $100+ prizes, food, and memories that they won’t soon forget.
Vincent Financial Services would like to congratulate Liam Vincent and Courtney Olson and the entire graduating class of 2015. Liam will continue his education and passion of football while attending the University of Redlands in Redlands, California. Courtney will further her education in music and theater at CWC and the University of Wyoming.
Dispatch: Child Porn Search Warrants executed; Citations for shoplifting; Blue van full of groceries “takes off”
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is Friday’s recap of law enforcement activity around the county. All persons arrested or cited are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.