Warrant, Drug Possession and Public Intox arrests

All persons arrested or cited are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law: Arrests/Citations 1/14-to 1/17/22 Tyreke Dewey, 21, Ethete, Arrested on two Fremont County warrants at 3:14 p.m. in the 700 block of West Main Sylvia Friday, 40, Lander, was Cited for Possession of Marijuana at 12:52 p.m. on the 16th at the Smith Creek Apartments Chauncey Friday, 55, Riverton, Arrested for Public Intoxication and Trespassing at 10:24 p.m. on the 16th at Mr. D’s Food Center Arrests/Citations 12/29-to 12/30 There were no arrests during this 24 hour period Arrests/Citations 12/20-to 12/28 Robert Metz, 45, Fort Washakie, […]

Domestic Battery, Marijuana Possession, Public Intox and warrant arrest reported

Arrests/Citations 12/10 to 12/13 Windy Boy Yellowplume, 22, Ethete, Arrested on a Fremont County Warrant at 10:50 a.m. at North Federal and East Park Steven Brewer, 44, Riverton, Arrested on a warrant from Laramie County at 3:32 p.m. at an address on West Adams Avenue Shaniece Headley, 28, Riverton, Arrested for Interference with Police and Trespassing at 9:04 p.m. at an address on North Federal Boulevard Harley Guina, 28, Fort Washakie, Arrested for Public Intoxication at 1:41 a.m. Saturday on East Main Street. Robert Willow, 41, Ethete, Arrested for Public Intoxication at 1:57 a.m. in the 200 block of North […]

DWUI, Failure to Appear, Theft and Check Fraud Arrests Reported

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office reports over the past 72 hours the Fremont County Emergency Dispatch Center has taken 78 calls for service. During that same time period the county’s ambulances were dispatched 59 times. There were three fire calls.  12 persons were booked into the Fremont County Detention Center for charges including three driving while under the influence charges, one other alcohol-related charge, two felony charges and 28 misdemeanor charges. The Detention Center currently has 184 inmates that it is responsible for. Of these, `179 are bing held in the Lander jail, one is on home detention and four [...]

Peck resigns CWC Board Seat to seek employment at WyomingPBS.

There is a vacancy in the Riverton Subdistrict for the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees. Board Chairman Steve Peck announced his resignation on Friday in an email to President Brad Tyndall and the board. Peck, who just sold The Ranger where he was publisher, has applied for a position at Wyoming PBS, which would make him ineligible to retain his seat as he would become a college employee if hired at the public television station.  Just last month, Peck was elected the new chair of the board after having served as vice-chairman for the past two years. He's served [...]

Commissioner District re-districting discussion on tap Tuesday

The Fremont County Commissioners Tuesday morning will begin the process of reviewing the commissioner election districts with new population numbers from the U.S. Census. The review is a once every ten years discussion and establishes the boundaries for the five commissioner districts in the county.  The Commission will also begin discussions on its 2022-23 fiscal year budget process and will meet with the County Assessor and Treasurer as the County Boundary Board.  See the full agenda belowl 

Landlords face faster sanctions for problem tenants if ordinance passes

The Riverton City Council on Tuesday night will consider on first reading a new ordinance on a disorderly house or business. The ordinance was the subject of a work session last week at which it was explained that threshold for fines for will be lowered for landlords who rent to disorderly tenants. Object of the ordinance is for landlords to manage their tenants and prevent frequent problems/  The new ordinance came about after Riverton Police were called to the College Hill Apartments west of Central Wyoming College over 400 times during the last 12 months diverting police resources to deal [...]

NWS: Mild and Dry to start the week

Dry conditions with mild temps prevail again today, with light winds and partly to mostly cloudy skies. Tonight will be cool west of the Divide but warmer for basins east of the Divide. Scattered light snow showers develop in the north overnight, continuing into Tuesday. High Temperatures today will be in the the low-to-mid 40s for the Dubois Thermopolis and the Wind River Basin, in the upper 30s for Shoshoni and Worland. Tonight's lows most in the low-to-mid 20s with 14 at Worland and 16 at Shoshoni

Supt. of Education Balow resigned; Governor thanks her for service to the state

Jilliam Balow, WDE Image Governor Gordon has issued the following statement thanking Superintendent Jillian Balow for her service to the state. Superintendent Balow announced today she is resigning to become Superintendent of Public Instruction at the Virginia Department of Education. “I have enjoyed working alongside Superintendent Balow for the past seven years in my roles as Treasurer and Governor, making her the second-longest currently serving statewide elected officer. We will miss her experience and expertise. She has worked to improve our state’s education system, and I thank her for her efforts. Her service to the State has been exemplary, and I wish [...]

28 bison transferred from Yellowstone to Fort Peck Tribes

Partners celebrate another positive step for bison conservation   MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY - Wednesday, January 12, the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of Fort Peck Indian Reservation completed the transfer of 28 Yellowstone bison to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Poplar, Montana, under the Bison Conservation Transfer Program. All the bison completed Phases I & II of the brucellosis quarantine protocol at Yellowstone National Park and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) facilities and will finish assurance testing (Phase III) at Fort Peck (see information below for details about the protocol). The National Park Service (NPS), APHIS, State of [...]

Tribe’s Dialysis Center on track to open this spring; Cash incentives for vaccinations offered

The Wind River Family & Community Health Care's Dialysis Center on West Main Street in Riverton, the former Days Inn Motel, is on track to open this spring. Wind River Care's Lisa Yawakia reported Thursday in a Wind River Radio Network interview that there still is a lot of work to be done. "We're looking to open early in 2022, perhaps by spring," she said.  Yawakia reported that the center will also house the Northern Arapaho Tribe's Diabetes Program and the Tribe's Cent$ible Nutrition program when complete.   Yawakia also noted that the mask mandate for the Wind River Reservation is [...]