(Kinnear, Wyo.) – Francis “Marvin” Mendenall, 82, of Kinnear, died at his home on Thursday, May 8, 2014. A viewing will be held on Monday, May 12, 2014, at Davis Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. A funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Mountain View Cemetery. Read the full obituary here.
CODY – The Park County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team (SAR) have located the 1963 Mooney M20C aircraft that was reported missing on Saturday, May 10, 2014. The condition of the occupants is still unknown at this time.
Riverton police make another meth arrest after two small children found in car with two passed out adults
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Guests at the Roadway Inn alerted police and took matters into their own hands when they discovered two small children in a car parked next to the motel with two adults that were “passed out” inside. According to Captain Eric Murphy of the Riverton Police Department, the guests were returning to their room when they walked past a tan 2004 Buick Rainier in which an infant was reported to be screaming. The guests apparently could not awaken the adults, so they gathered the children up and took them to the motel office and called police. The children were females, ages 6 months and 2 years old.
(Lander, Wyo.) – The Fremont County Commission will continue its 2014-15 budget hearings on Tuesday afternoon. The commission will hear budget requests from the County Assessor, County Fair, and a several court offices.
(Lander, Wyo.) – Fremont County Commissioner Stephanie Kessler, Independent – Lander, announced today that she would seek re-election this year. She represents the county’s fourth commission district encompassing Lander and Hudson. Kessler was first elected in 2012 for a two-year term. If re-elected it would be for a four-year term.
(Lander, Wyo.) – An 83-year-old Lander died Sunday afternoon in single vehicle wreck, the Wyoming Highway Patrol and Fremont County Coroner’s Office reports
The roadway was shut down the length of the state and into western Nebraska yesterday mid-afternoon.
(Dubois, Wyo.) – Our new bird-feeders are really working! We had volunteers install them along the riverbanks and our winged neighbors arrived and are very enthusiastic. The Lodge is a perfect location for Wyoming Wildlife Watching. We have watched elk, deer, sheep & antelope all winter from the comfort of the living room.
EPA seeking public comment on enhancing transparency for chemicals and mixtures used in hydraulic fracturing
(Washington, D.C.) – EPA has announced that it will seek public comment on what information could be reported and disclosed for hydraulic fracturing chemicals and mixtures and the approaches for obtaining this information, including non-regulatory approaches. EPA is also soliciting input on incentives and recognition programs that could support the development and use of safer chemicals in hydraulic fracturing. A public process through an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) will help inform EPA’s efforts to promote the transparency and safety of unconventional oil and gas activities while strengthening protection of our air, water, land and communities.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – 33-year-old Melvin John Jr. of Riverton was arrested early Sunday morning at a residence on Snowberry Lane for Domestic Violence Battery and Battery, Fremont County Undersheriff Ryan Lee reports.
(Pictured from left to right: Brent Sheldon, Bert Masson, Colette Venzor, Denver Nettles, Martin Devries, Jeff Carruth, Joe Stanbury, and Chassidy Morris.)
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Another school year is drawing to a close. If you have young children, you might be planning for their summer activities. But you also might want to look even farther into the future — to the day when your kids say “goodbye” to their local schools and “hello” to their college dormitories. When that day arrives, will you be financially prepared to pay for the high costs of higher education?
(Cody, Wyo.) – Park County Sheriff’s Office Information Officer Lance Mathess said that as of 7 a.m., the Search & Rescue Team failed to locate a missing 1963 Mooney M20C during a ground search on Sunday.
UPDATE at 9 a.m.: The road has opened in both directions.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The chilly weather from the weekend will continue today, according to the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Riverton. Their outlook is copied below: