(Lander, Wyo) - Westlake Auctioneers will be hosting an Estate Auction for Judy (Gustin) Mitich. Judy was very well known in the Lander area and her estate offers a great variety of merchandise. The coins are all from her safe—a large collection with many different US and foreign coins. Save the date and spend the day perusing the estate.
(Sheridan, Wyo.) – A Lander native and his girlfriend are missing in the Bighorn National Forest, and Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue have been looking for them since Monday.
(Lander, Wyo.) – Kaleesi Keahi Alva Stevens-Plascencia was born August 28th at 9:29 p.m. to Juan and Shiloh Stevens-Plascencia. She weighed 9 lbs., 2 oz. and measured 21 1/2 in. long. Congratulations Shilow and Juan!
(Lander, Wyo.) – The Fremont County Dispatch Center received a call about an explosion in Sinks Canyon, and the local forest service office has the details. The Shoshone National Forest is conducting some trail blasting up the wall of the canyon above the Warming Hut.
(Lander, Wyo.) – Get ready for this year’s Jurassic Classic! The fun event will take place on September 6th at 8:00am at Johnny Behind the Rocks (off of Hwy 789, about 15 miles outside of Lander).
(Lander, Wyo.) – Granted, rain gutters aren’t exactly glamorous, but they handle a critical task: routing the runoff from a very large surface—your roof—to proper drainage away from the house.
(Cody, Wyo.) – Several Shoshone National Forest campgrounds will be closed for a day or two starting Wednesday, September 10. This closure will allow workers to apply the insecticide Carbaryl to protect trees from bark beetle attack and to help retain green trees in the campgrounds. Each campground will be closed during periods of spraying to ensure public safety.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – When will the first fall freeze occur? For Riverton the average date is September 17th, for Lander it’s September 24th. The folks up in Dubois have already seen one day where the low dipped between 33 and 35 degrees, and the Dubois average for the first fall freeze has already passed. It was August 31st.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Mosquito abatement was one topic of a brand new agenda item for the Riverton City Council’s regular meeting Tuesday night. A new item called “Response to Citizen’s Comments” was initiated at the meeting.
(Lander, Wyo.) – The Lander/Green Mountain Mule Deer Working Group will hold their third meeting at 6:15 p.m. on September 2 at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Lander regional office, 260 Buena Vista Drive. Game and Fish staff will present information on local habitat projects and history of the mule deer herds in these areas.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Dorothy “Dot” Wingert, 86, of Riverton, died at her home on Friday August 29, 2014. A rosary will be held on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at Davis Funeral Home at 7:00 pm. A funeral mass will be on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at 10:00 am at St. Margaret’s Church with Father Demetrio officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Read the complete obituary here.
(Moose, Wyo.) – Visitor services at Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway are beginning to wind down for the 2014 season. Scheduled closure dates are:
(Lander, Wyo.) – Bow Hepner, 34, of Casper, who pleaded guilty to Aggravated Burglary in connection to a May home invasion outside of Lander, has been sentenced to 12-15 years in prison. He was given 107 days credit for time previously served.
(Thermoplis, Wyo.) – A crash involving two vehicles resulted in fatality Friday near mile post 42 on WY 120 approximately 42 miles northwest of Thermopolis. The crash was reported at 11:08 a.m. on August 29th.
Police Blotter: Arrests; Shoplifters caught with $1,100 in groceries; Poisoning suspected in dog death; Cash theft investigated
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is the weekend’s recap of law enforcement activity around the county. All persons arrested or cited are presumed to be innocent until convicted in a court of law.