A speedboat on Pilot Butte Reservoir, aka Morton Lake. File photo.

Sheriff’s Office seeking information on mysterious items found at Pilot Butte Reservoir

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on a mysterious cache of items found along the shore of Pilot Butte Reservoir. Women’s clothing, shoes, personal items, and full bottles of alcohol were located along the shore by a resident on Sunday afternoon.

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Individuals with MS, Parkinsons or Brain Injuries are eligible for residency at Warm Valley Lodge Assisted Living

(Dubois, Wyo.) – Many people assume that an “assisted living” center is a place for elderly residents in the twilight of their lives. Many people are wrong. Qualification of residency at Dubois, Wyoming’s Warm Valley Lodge isn’t based on age; it’s based on need. That is why Warm Valley Lodge is such a perfect fit for 53 year old Renay Baldes, who moved into the Warm Valley Lodge in April.


Get to know the team at Wind River Realty! Meet Kourtney Snyder!

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Kourtney Snyder joined the Wind River Realty team in 2011. Today she is the company’s Property Manager and Agent Liaison. As a lifelong resident of Riverton, Kourtney is intimately familiar with the Riverton market and the lifestyle we enjoy in Fremont County. We sat down with Kourtney to learn a little more about her and the knowledge she brings to the Fremont County real estate market.

The Former Derby Stage building on the McKinney place was torn down for a highway project. (Don McKinney collection)

A Little Bit of Local History – The McKinney Ranch, a long and varied history

By Jean Mathisen Haugen
Research and photographs provided by Don McKinney
(Lander, Wyo.) – Among the fiery red hills of Derby Dome, along the meadows of Twin Creek, some 15 miles south of Lander on Highway 287, lies a ranch that holds a great deal of local history.  Don McKinney, a cousin of Tim and Roseanne McKinney who now own the ranch, has worked over 30 years to gather information on the McKinney and Gaylor families who were early settlers in this area.  He gathered photographs of the old original Derby Dome stage station as it appeared when rancher John Carmody owned the place in the late 1890’s and continued collecting images through the current time.  It would be good to see more folks take an interest in the old ranches and write up their histories..
The Old Log House was once a stage station. (Collection of Don McKinney)

The Old Log House was once a stage station. (Collection of Don McKinney)

Sacajawea stands on the CWC Campus. Sculpture by Harry Jackson.

Diversity events set for Monday and Tuesday at CWC

(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Diversity Committee at Central Wyoming College will be presenting the first of a series of activities centered on the theme of “National Security as a Justification for the Suspension of Civil Liberties” on Monday, September 22 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Little Theatre. “The Aleut Story,” a documentary of the internment of the Aleut people, will be presented followed by a facilitated discussion on internment, relocation and reparation. CWC students, staff and community members are welcome to attend. “This is an amazing story and should prompt a very interesting discussion regarding the suspension of civil liberties,” stated Human Resource Director Jennifer Rey.