Local News 5/3/17


(Riverton) – Warm basin temperatures across central and western Wyoming Thursday through Saturday will cause excess snowmelt runoff in small creeks and streams over the weekend.

The National Weather Service says tributary creeks and streams may reach bank-full by Saturday night with noticeable rises in main stem rivers by Sunday morning.

Rain showers are forecasted for Saturday night, which will contribute to the threat of high water caused by snowmelt runoff.

The mountain snowpack in the Wind River Range is more than twice the normal amount for this time of year and temperatures are expected to reach the mid fifties at the 9-thousand foot elevation Thursday and Saturday.



(Riverton) – A public meeting will be held May 11 to discuss the North Federal Boulevard improvement project where Riverton citizens will be able to review final design plans and offer input.

Bids will be let in July and it is estimated it will cost almost 13 million dollars to rebuild Federal from Washington Avenue to the north approach to Burger King.

The work will be conducted in two phases with the first phase being the area from Washington to Forest Drive where construction is expected to begin later this summer.

Construction will involve the replacement of the concrete driving surface, the installation of utilities and the replacement of some curbing and sidewalks.

The May 11 meeting will be at 6:30 in City Hall.



(Lander) – B and K Shoreline Stop outside Shoshoni will host “Coffee with a Game Warden,” an open forum to share thoughts, ideas or questions, this Saturday from 12:30 until 2 p.m.

Wyoming Game and Fish Department game warden Jessica Beecham and Fisheries biologists Paul Gerrity and Joe Deromedi will be available to discuss fishing, boating safety or whatever else comes up.

Gerrity says show up with your “burning questions” adding the Game and Fish gets so much from the Coffee with a Warden Sessions and he thinks the public does too.



(Cody) – An adult male grizzly bear that was apparently getting into unsecured garbage outside Cody has been trapped and relocated.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says the bear was trapped Saturday about 16 miles northeast of Cody and relocated to an area about five miles from the East Entrance of Yellowstone National Park.

The grizzly was moved in an attempt to mitigate potential human-bear conflicts.