Forms are being placed on the West  Monroe Intersection in preparation for concrete paving. (WYDOT)

West Monroe intersection now being prepped for concrete paving on South Federal Project

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Construction crews from sub-contractor Archer Construction are preparing the South Federal and West Monroe intersection for concrete paving. Concrete forms are being placed in the paving area. Crews are also finishing up a lateral storm sewer drain installation a block or two north of the intersection. Reiman, Corp. of Cheyenne is the General Contractor on the project.

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Riverton man arrested for use of meth after he told wild story of abduction and torture

(Riverton, Wyo.) – A man who claimed he was abducted for “extortion purposes” was found to have an outstanding probation revocation warrant and was arrested at 2:53 a.m. Saturday morning. The Riverton Police was contacted by the BIA Wind River Police saying they had a man in custody on the reservation who had a county warrant and they asked for RPD officers to pick him up.

The Fremont County Detention Center and Sheriff's Office in Lander.

Beating at jail results in battery charges to two inmates

(Lander, Wyo.) – Two Fremont County Detention Center Inmates have been charged with battery in connection with an assault that occurred in the facility on August 4, 2014. 21-year-old lsmael Escamilla and 21-year-old Jordan Oldman are alleged to have simultaneously attacked an 18 year old inmate, striking him numerous times with their hands and feet.

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Two dogs attacked senior citizens in Homestead area Friday; Owner not cooperating with police

(Riverton, Wyo.) – A 19-year-old female from Riverton, the owner of two dogs who attacked two senior citizens on Friday in the 1100 block of Pioneer Avenue and on adjacent Homestead Avenue, in separate incidents, is not returning RPD calls for the dogs immunization records, Captain Eric Murphy said on Monday.


Shoshoni man is first Fremont County winner in initial WyoLotto drawing

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – The Wyoming Lottery today announced that the first lottery ticket will be purchased at noon on Sunday, Aug. 24  by Mary Ogg at the Holiday Station, located at 936 Brundage Road in Sheridan. Shoshoni resident Scot Fegler was a runner-up in the contest to be the first to purchase a WyoLotto ticket.  Fegler won $1,000 and MegaMillions tickets for one year.

McGarvin-Moberly, the subcontractor for paving the Riverview Road Project, is slated to begin paving later this week after the final layer of base is completed on the roadway and adjacent pathway by General Contractor Jerry Bornhoft Construction. (Ernie Over photo)

Riverview Road asphalt paving scheduled to begin this week on Thursday

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Asphalt paving activities are scheduled to begin later this week on the Riverview Road highway improvement project in Riverton.
Paving subcontractor McGarvin-Moberly Construction Co., of Worland is tentatively scheduled to pave a test strip of asphalt Thursday, and if all goes well, paving activities should gain momentum on Friday.
Estimated asphalt quantities for the Riverview project include 4,990 tons for Riverview Road, 940 tons for the bike path, and 670 tons for approaches to the roadway.
“Paving of this project should take about a week to complete,” said Robert Scheidemantel, Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer in Riverton.
Crews with prime contractor Jerry Bornhoft Construction Co., are continuing efforts at placing crushed gravel base this week on the roadway and new pedestrian path.
Working hours of the prime contractor are 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Traffic is being allowed to pass through the project from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. without being stopped by flaggers. During the remainder of the work day, travelers may encounter delays of up to 15 minutes.
Jerry Bornhoft Construction, Inc.’s scope of work on the Riverview project includes grading, draining, milling existing asphalt, placing crushed gravel base, asphalt paving, chip sealing, removal of the existing Riverton Valley Irrigation District canal bridge, curb and gutter, water main replacement, sanitary sewer and electrical improvements, fencing and other work on .94 miles of Riverview Road beginning at milepost 2.16 in the City of Riverton between Rein Road and Augusta Drive.
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Riverview Road is nearing the paving portion of the project. A test strip is scheduled to be put down this Thursday. The entire paving will take about a week to complete. (Ernie Over photo)

Riverview Road is nearing the paving portion of the project. A test strip is scheduled to be put down this Thursday. The entire paving will take about a week to complete. (Ernie Over photo)

Sinks Canyon. (Photo by Emily Scheer)

Man uninjured after his car plummeted almost 90 feet off the Loop Road

(Lander, Wyo.) – A 22-year-old Lander man escaped serious injury early Sunday morning, when the vehicle he was operating ran off the Loop Road near Fossil Mountain, which is located at the back of Sinks Canyon. An investigation revealed the driver missed a corner due to his speed which caused the vehicle to leave the roadway and plummet 88 feet before striking and dislodging a large boulder.


Alleged abduction on Friday determined to be unfounded

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Deputies were requested to the area of Morton Lake Friday morning regarding a call from a female subject who indicated her boyfriend was abducted by a former prison inmate. The reporting party gave a description of the alleged vehicle involved, which was located by the initial arriving Deputy Sheriff. After a very short vehicle pursuit the driver fled the area on foot. Two other men were located inside the vehicle; one was identified as the person alleged to have been abducted.