The scene after the fire was extinguished in the 1000 block of Sherry Street. The fire, which apparently started on a back deck, was ruled accidental in nature. (Ernie Over photo)

Tuesday’s Riverton home fire ruled accidental; Fire apparently started on a back deck

(Riverton, Wyo.) – A fire that heavily damaged the kitchen, dining room, deck and attic of a home on Sherry Street yesterday afternoon did not result in any injuries, to the residents there or to three dogs inside the home. The fire has been ruled accidental in nature. It apparently started on the back deck of the multi-level home.


Today’s Obituaries: Jevne and Widmayer

Screen Shot 2014-05-28 at 1.38.54 PM(Riverton, Wyo.) – Donald H. Jevne, 70, formally of Riverton, died at his home in Springdale, Ark., on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. A viewing will be held at Davis Funeral Home on Thursday, May 29, 2014, between 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm. The funeral service will be held at the Riverton Nazarene Church on Friday, May 30, 2014, at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Read the complete obituary here.

Wind River Canyon (WYDOT)

Wind River Canyon tunnels pavement repair project scheduled in June

(Shoshoni, Wyo.) – A $370,000 pavement repair project through the tunnels in Wind River Canyon is scheduled to begin in mid-June, and traffic delays are expected.
Prime contractor for the U.S. 20/Wyoming 789 project is 71 Construction of Riverton.
71 Construction is scheduled to begin the work about June 16. Work will consist of milling the rough, cracked concrete and old asphalt, and paving it with three inches of asphalt pavement.
“The contractor is hoping to finish work in two weeks,” said Kaia Tharp, Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer in Thermopolis. “Milling is scheduled to begin on June 16, and paving is scheduled to start on June 23. The contractor is planning to work five days a week, with maximum traffic stop delays of 15 minutes during the work.”
During the project, a 10-foot width restriction will be in effect between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, as well as a height restriction of 13 feet, 5 inches. The work is limited to three-tenths of a mile, mileposts 116.14 to 116.44, through the three tunnels on U.S. 20/Wyoming 789.
Dynamic (digital) message signs will be placed at least two miles in advance of the pavement milling and paving work in the tunnels. “These signs will warn people of the oncoming construction activities in the tunnels,” Tharp said.
The Wind River Canyon tunnels pavement repair project was awarded to 71 Construction in December 2013 by the Wyoming Transportation Commission.
Contract completion date is July 31, 2014.
Victims recovered from crash near Yellowstone (Park County Sheriff's Department)

Victims Recovered from Howell Mountain Plane Crash west of Cody

(Cody, Wyo.)  – The Park County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team (SAR) have recovered the bodies of two elderly brothers who crashed their small plane on the eastern slope of Howell Mountain earlier this month.  The bodies of Robert L. Zimmerman, age 84 of Huntsville, Alabama and his older brother, 86 year old Ward H. Zimmerman of Seattle, Washington were evacuated from the wreckage of their Mooney M20C aircraft at approximately 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.