(Fremont Co, Wyo) - Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among those age 5-34 in the U.S.1
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Fremont County Emergency Management Agency said Friday morning that the first extended period of warm weather is now upon us in the Wind River Basin.
(Dubois, Wyo.) – The Upper Country music series, Live From the Dennison Lodge, continued it’s broadcast performance schedule Thursday night with musicians Ben Winship and John Lowell in concert on the grounds of the Dubois Museum.
(Hudson, Wyo.) – Nancy Weidel, historian at the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) since 1992, presented a photographic journey on sheepwagons at the Hudson Town Hall this past Tuesday, May 20. The event was the monthly meeting of the Fremont County Archaelogical Society.
(Lander, Wyo.) – A Rawlins construction company is the apparent low bidder for the Riverton Justice Center after bids were opened on the project this afternoon in Lander. The L.M. Olson Company’s bid was $4.706 million.
(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – The Cameco Cowboy Tough Adventure Week will feature a new event this year. It is called Casper Strong and is a full-day adventure race based in Natrona County. The event challenges competitors of different skill levels and features many of the great outdoor activities in Casper, from mountain biking to navigating whitewater on the North Platte River.
(Lander, Wyo.) – The Lander City Council was reluctant on Tuesday evening to grant a request from the One Shot Antelope Hunt to waive Lander Community Center booking fees for the club. As currently set, the cost to reserve the entire building for a day is $750 and the club would need it for at least four days in September.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – A good delegation of Fremont County Firefighters and emergency management personnel attended the WYOFIRE training held last weekend in the Black Hills. The delegation included both trainers and trainees.
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senators Mike Enzi, John Barrasso and U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis, all R-Wyo., joined Representative Cory Gardner, R-CO, in introducing the Sage Grouse Protection and Conservation Act, according to a news release issued by the Wyoming Congressional Delegation. “This legislation would prevent the sage grouse from being listed under the Endangered Species Act for 10 years and allows states to develop conservation management plans to meet the unique needs of the sage grouse in each state,” according to the release. “The Sage Grouse Protection and Conservation Act requires the Departments of Interior and Agriculture to work with states throughout the species management process to ensure that all concerns about the recovery of the sage grouse are met.”
Black Dog Animal Rescue is in the lead to win $3000, but The Lander Art Center, and Big Horn Enterprises aren’t far behind
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(Lander, Wyo.) – Yesterday evening motorists in Lander might have seen a group of 30-40 cyclists riding through town, all with helmets. The ride was the local iteration of a national awareness event called Ride of Silence.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Riverton City Council has tabled a recommendation from its one percent Fix Our Roads Citizens Committee (FORCC) on the purchase of some road repairing equipment.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Karen P. Gunnison, 80, of Riverton, died at the Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation – Wind River Center on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Cremation has taken place and her ashes will be taken back the family burial plot in Northern New York for a memorial service at a later date. Read the full obituary here.
Police Blotter: Arrests; LPD makes 14 arrests in the last week; Shoplifting and gas drive-offs reported
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is the Thursday recap of law enforcement activity around the county. All those arrested or cited are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – A 40-year-old Riverton resident charged with unlawfully making false statements to obtain public welfare benefits is slated for a preliminary hearing on June 4th in Ninth District Circuit Court. Fawna Sanchez, also known as Fawna Friday, is alleged to have received $36,370.95 between March 1, 2010 and September 2013, that she was not eligible for.