(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – The Wyoming Arts Council has announced that Governor Matthew H. Mead has selected Jim Wilcox of Jackson, Tom Lucas of Dubois and Zachary Pullen of Casper as the recipients of the 2014 Wyoming Governor’s Arts Awards. They will be honored at the annual Governor’s Arts Awards Gala on February 27, at Little America in Cheyenne.
(Dubois, Wyo.) – The Deception Cross Country Ski Trail on the Wind River Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest will not be groomed this year.
James David (Jim) Mockler was born March 9, 1939 in Lander, Wyoming, the fifth child of Esther Heyne Mockler and Frank Carpenter Mockler from Wisner and Omaha, Nebraska respectively. The Mocklers were cattle ranchers in the mountains of Dubois, Wyoming, 80 miles up the road. Jim died early Monday morning November 24, 2014 in Helena.
(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – The Wyoming State Bar today announced that 23 people have been recommended for admission to practice law in Wyoming, including on man from Dubois.
(Dubois, Wyo.) – Peter T. Epperson Jr., 42, of Dubois, died on Saturday, October 4, 2014. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at 4 p.m. at the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Dubois. There will be a reception afterward at the Dubois VFW.
(Lander, Wyo.) – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has finished an analysis of DNA collected at the scene of the fatal bear encounter northwest of Dubois. The incident occurred September 4th near Cub Creek in Fremont County. The Game and Fish also completed an extensive investigation at the scene of the incident and surrounding vicinity and has worked closely with the Fremont County Coroner, Sheriff and Search and Rescue.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Fremont County’s three Emergency Medical Services stations in Dubois, Lander and Riverton were video-linked together on Friday for a special training on precautions in the age of the Ebola virus.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – A 31-year-old Utah man’s death in the Teton Wilderness Area of the Shoshone National Forest has been ruled accidental due to a bear encounter, Chief Deputy Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen said today. Cause of death was listed as blunt force trauma.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Riverton requested a $1,445,217 Community Readiness grant for the purchase of land located north of Federal Boulevard between Webbwood and Honor Farm roads to be developed for future community growth, which the State Loan and Investment Board approved funding in full yesterday.
(Dubois, Wyo.) – A Search and Rescue Mission launched Thursday morning in the Indian Ridge area of the East Fork concluded that afternoon with the overdue hunter being found alive.
UPDATE: Fremont County Sheriff’s Lt. Darwin Glasgow said Search and Rescue crews are looking for an over due hunter in the Indian Ridge area of the East Fork. The man is a local, but Glasgow declined to release identifying information at this time. Additional details were not readily available.
(Dubois, Wyo.) – The Brooks Lake Campground Timber Sale is scheduled to begin Friday, October 3, on the Wind River Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest.
NOTE: This post has been updated to clarify the WGFD investigation into the incident.
(Dubois, Wyo.) – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has closed the Wiggins Fork dispersed campground site and a portion of the access road on the Inberg/Roy Wildlife Habitat Management Area outside of Dubois. The closure follows a major channel movement of the Wiggins Fork River into the road due to exceptionally high run-off this summer. The goal is to prevent damage to the area that could be caused by vehicles and recreationists traveling on flooded roads and surrounding areas.
(Dubois, Wyo.) – Wyoming Game & Fish Large Carnivore Specialist Brian DeBolt confirmed that a hunter was attacked by a female grizzly bear Sunday afternoon north of Dubois.