(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is Thursday’s recap of law enforcement activity from around the county. All persons arrested or cited are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.
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The reconstruction of the Riverton Regional Airport’s main runway is heading into its final three weeks with installation of new lights and direction signs, and a new course of asphalt.
Wind River Basin
Rawlins at Riverton – Homecoming
There was the burning of the “R” at Riverton’s homecoming rally on Wednesday, but at Wind River High School at Pavillion, it was the burning of the “WR” at its pep rally for tonight’s homecoming game with Rocky Mountain. The game is planned for 7 p.m. at LeRoy Sinner Field. The Cougars have a record of 2 wins and 2 losses coming into tonight’s matchup with the Grizzlies from Cowley.
The enhancement to the Riverton School Bus Barn is nearing completion with paving of the east side of the property around the new bus wash bay. Contractor 71 construction was laying the fresh asphalt this morning.
Motorists traveling past the 700 block of West Pershing in Riverton have undoubtedly noticed the display of fall colors, hay bales, pumpkins, marigolds, leaves and an old wooden wheel-barrow artfully arranged on the front lawn. The work is that of Raylene Sisneros. Thanks for making your street more attractive, Raylene!
A Lander man is facing up to 20 years in prison after he allegedly attempted to burn down his apartment. Jeremy Smith, 38, has been charged felony First Degree Arson and misdemeanor Criminal Entry in connection to a couple early July incidents.
(Sheridan, Wyo.) — Have you heard the Bighorn Alphorns? You will have the chance twice this month — and they are so unique, you won’t want to miss them.
Carlos Jonas Goggles, 27, was sentenced in federal court to 37 months imprisonment on one count of sexual abuse of a minor in connection with an incident involving a minor victim on the Wind River Reservation. The U.S. Attorney for the District of Wyoming, Christopher Crofts, said in a release that Goggles was recommended for sex offender specific treatment and a residential drug and alcohol treatment program while imprisoned.
Thanks to Michael Shodin for sharing this dash cam video of what appears to be a possible meteor recently on his trip through Wyoming. Shodin said this happened at about 1 a.m. on Sept. 30 while he was headed eastbound on I-80 near Wamsutter.
(Riverton, Wyo) – Clark’s Meat House was founded in 1963 in Riverton, Wyoming and was built into the “House of Quality Meats” we all know and love today by the original owners, Grant and Inger Clark. David and Maggie Haworth purchased the business in August of 2005 and Grant and Inger’s passion for the business, dedication to quality products, and focus on customer satisfaction was passed onto the Haworths as well.
On Thursday, firefighters strengthened the containment lines around the Crooked Creek Fire, which ignited on Monday afternoon and grew to about 360 acres. Firefighters took the opportunity to make significant progress on the fire lines with the lower temperatures and higher relative humidity. Aviation resources continued to support the firefighters in suppression of hot spots in the north Flank. The fire had minimal growth and is now 90 percent contained.
Mary Jo Chouinard, Principal of St. Margaret’s School shares her thoughts on “50 Years of Excellence.”
(Riverton, Wyo) – “50 Years of Excellence” by Mary Jo Chouinard. Adapted from an article that originally appeared in the Wyoming Catholic Register.
This weekend will see a somewhat dramatic change in the weather with rain in the valleys and snow in the higher elevations. The National Weather Service Forecast Office at Riverton Regional Airport has issued a special weather statement advising hunters to be aware of the much cooler mountain temperatures and to expect precipitation.
Tonight is Lander Valley High School’s Homecoming Game, and the Tigers will be playing for their first win of the season. To show school pride and support the team, the students are “bleeding green.”
Evening asphalt paving activities scheduled early next week in the Wyoming 789/17 Mile Road intersection south of Riverton will force the contractor to close access to 17 Mile Road.
President Richard McGinity, several dozen new professors at the University of Wyoming and a long-time Wyoming Historian began a four-day tour of Fremont County on Thursday. The bus with the Laramie contingent arrived in Riverton right on time at 3:30 p.m. at Central Wyoming College where they were met by President Chris Valdez and several members of Central’s faculty and staff.