Fogging for mosquitoes. (file photo)

Mosquito numbers continue to drop; No WNV detected this week

(Lander, Wyo.) – More good news from the Fremont County Weed and Pest Department this week. Assistant Supervisor Nancy Pieropan again this week said “there was no indication of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Fremont County. The numbers of mosquitoes continue to drop and there are very few Culex being trapped.”

Riverton Meteorologist Chris Jones.  (File photo)

Continued hot today with increasing fire danger; Local highs to range from 68 to 83

(Riverton, Wyo.) – The National Weather Service Forecast Office is predicting a dry and windy day today on the east side of the Wind River Range. In a Hazardous Weather Outlook issued early today, the NWS said the conditions may lead to “elevated fire behavior, if a fire were to start.” Otherwise, the forecast is for isolated to widely scattered thunderstorms in the late afternoon and evening, especially across the north.

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Candidates seeking election or reelection officially began filing today; See the list here

(Lander, Wyo.) – Candidates for statewide, county and municipal races for the August 19th primary began officially filing their papers today. There were no surprises on day one as most candidates who officially filed had announced their intention to do so earlier.