A draft conceptual plan was developed for improvements at Hot Springs State Park. The plan has been a source of controversy in Thermopolis. (WSPCR)

State giving TePee Pools another chance to complete an acceptable Master Plan; The lease remains terminated

(Thermopolis, Wyo.) – In cooperation with the TePee Pools, the Wyoming Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails has decided to exercise the discretion provided in the termination clause of the TePee Pools lease to allow the facility to operate for an additional six months or thru Oct. 31.

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Governor asks to be involved in national forest planning

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – Governor Matt Mead continues to work to protect Wyoming’s forests. In a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture, Governor Mead identified most forested acres in Wyoming as areas needing expedited insect and disease treatment. These areas include portions of the Bighorn, Black Hills, Bridger-Teton, Medicine Bow, Shoshone, and UintaNational Forests and could potentially lead to increased funding to treat the problem.

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The 10 Print Guide is here!

(Fremont County, Wyo) – Do you want to know the best of everything local? County 10’s “10 Guide” has your answers and complimentary copies have been distributed and are accessible from local businesses and other locations around the community, including restaurants, coffee shops, and hotels.

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Woman sentenced for assault on a Federal Officer; County man’s trial set in Reservation Sexual Abuse case

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – Wind River Reservation resident Marion Joyce Kills Enemy, 24, has been sentenced by United States Magistrate Judge Teresa M. McKee to 4 months imprisonment, one year of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $350.00 fine and a $25.00 special assessment. Ms. Kills Enemy previously pled guilty to the offense of assault on a federal officer. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Bureau of Indian Affairs law enforcement.

Roy Brown, left, received the National Native American Law Student Association (NNALSA) 3L of the Year at a conference in Santa Fe, NM. (NNALSA photo)

Araphaoe’s Roy Brown received National Native American Law Student honor

(Santa Fe, NM)  – University of Oklahoma College of Law student Roy Brown of Arapahoe was chosen as the National Native American Law Student Association (NNALSA) 3rd Year of the Year. NNALSA presented the award last week at the Federal Bar Association’s Indian Law Conference in Santa Fe. Brown was recognized for his leadership on the NNALSA Board of Directors and for administering the Annual NNALSA Moot Court Competition.

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Tornado Warning Drill set Friday at 10:30 a.m. across Fremont County, Wyoming

(Riverton, Wyo.) The National Weather Service and the Wyoming Department of Homeland Security will conduct a statewide tornado drill around 10:30 A.M. tomorrow, Friday, April 25th as part of Wyoming Severe Weather Awareness Week. The exercise is designed to train emergency services organizations and educate people how to respond to a tornado warning. Communities may sound local warning sirens and many schools will conduct safety drills for their students. The tornado drill will also include a test of the Emergency Alert System and the test warning will interrupt local radio and television broadcasts.

Joseph Spriggs booking photo. Provided by Fremont County Sheriff's Office.

Spriggs turns in self in connection to Lander Pioneer Museum larceny case and posts bond

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Fremont County Undersheriff Ryan Lee confirmed this morning that 65-year-old Joseph Spriggs turned himself in to the Riverton Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday afternoon. Spriggs was wanted in connection to the alleged theft and destruction of county-owned materials by former Pioneer Museum Director Carol Thiesse.