(Riverton, Wyo.) – Dense patchy fog can be found around most of the region this morning. Morningtemperatures range from the single digits with todays highs around the freezing mark, with cloudy skies. Where fog is dense, hoar frost is expected to collect on trees, fences and power lines.
Sparring begins in civil lawsuit alleging trespassing by Western Watershed Project; Defendants seek dismissal
(Lander, Wyo.) – The Western Watershed Projects has moved to dismiss a lawsuit that was filed against it this summer by five Fremont and Sublette county ranch interests. A WWP spokesman also said a news release issued by the plaintiffs in the case contained factual errors and misrepresented the project’s financial standing.
(Basin, Wyo.) – A member of the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s district traffic crew has been promoted to area traffic supervisor in Basin.
(Lander, Wyo.) – A plea agreement has been reached in a relatively new sexual assault case against Lander man Lauro Alcaraz. In August, Alcaraz was sentenced in federal court to 13 years in prison.
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Once again SnoWest Magazine named the Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail (CDST) one of the top places to ride in the country. The trail landed the No. 5 spot on SnoWest’s Western Guide to Snowmobiling for 2014. It also came in second on the magazine’s “Best of All Time” list since it has been No. 1 four times, in the top 10 all but one year and in the top 15 every year since SnoWest Magazine started the list 18 years ago. The magazine, considered the leading authority on adventure snowmobiling, uses reader surveys to rank trails for scenery, grooming, signage, maps, off-trail riding, snow quality, crowds, terrain, services and weather
(Moose,Wyo.) – The two current concessionaires providing guided backpacking services for youth within Grand Teton National Park have been granted new 10-year-long contracts. National Park Service (NPS) Intermountain Regional Director Sue Masica announced Friday, December 12, that the two contracts were awarded to Wilderness Ventures, Inc. and The TVRC Education Foundation, doing business as Teton Valley Ranch Camp.
(Lander, Wyo.) – Tomorrow’s Fremont County Commission meeting will be capped with a reception for outgoing county officials.