Idaho woman ordered to pay $5K fine for improperly storing trash and food in Grand Teton National Park

Acting United States Attorney Bob Murray announced today that BELINDA J. ARVIDSON, 50, of Idaho was ordered to pay $5,826.99 in restitution for improper food storage, a misdemeanor offense, in Grand Teton National Park. The sentence was handed down by United States Magistrate Judge Mark L. Carman in Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming, on July 20, 2021. Arvisdon will also serve four years of unsupervised release. While camping in Grand Teton National Park, Arvidson failed to properly store garbage and beverages resulting in a grizzly bear receiving a food reward when it found the unattended garbage and drink at the campsite. […]

Man runs over his daughter’s bicycle in family fight; Burglary in Riverton; Ag accident killed one

From law enforcement reports received Friday, July 23, 2021 Lander Police Department A deceased individual was reported at 8:18 a.m. at an address on South 8th Street. A report was taken on a variety of threats received by the reporting party at an address on North Second Street. The call was received at 2:02 p.m. A hit-and-run vehicle crash was reported at 4:39 p.m. on Grand View Drive. A family fight was reported at 6:33 p.m. on Four Seasons Drive where a man removed a chair he was asked not to take and then allegedly ran over his daughters bicycle […]

Quiet in Lander

All persons arrested or cited are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Arrests/Citations 7-22-21 to 7-23-21 There were no arrests during this 24-hour period.

Jail count up to 172; Five new inmates booked into Detention Center

All persons arrested or cited are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law During the past 24 hours ending at 7 a.m. Friday, July 23, 2021, five persons were booked into the Fremont County Detention Center in Lander for charges including one Driving While Under the Influence Charge, two other alcohol-related charges, and 11 misdemeanor charges. There were 50 calls for service in the past 72 hour period. The detention center today reported its inmate population at 172 individuals that it is responsible for. Of these, Three inmates are on home detention and six inmates are being housed […]

Heroin, Methamphetamine, Marijuana arrest reported

All persons arrested or cited are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Arrests/Citations 7/22 to 7/23/21 Aeleen Cuch, 32, Riverton. Arrested. On a Probation Violation at 1:18 pm on Sioux Avenue. Brittney Sleeper, 30, Riverton. Arrested. Driving While Under the Influence and Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine at 4:22 p.m. in the 800 block of East Main Street. Brandon Monroe, 19, Riverton, Arrested. Possession of a Controlled Substance – Heroin, Methamphetamine and Marijuana at 4:22 p.m. in the 800 block of East Main Street. Mallori Shakespeare, 25, Arapahoe. Arrested. Public Intoxication in the 800 block […]

Tularemia found in infected rabbit near Ocean Lake

Fremont County Public Health is reminding residents to take steps to prevent tularemia after an infected rabbit was found recently in the Ocean Lake area. Tularemia is a disease that can be serious and potentially deadly for humans. Tularemia, also known as “rabbit fever” or “deer fly fever,” frequently affects rabbits, hares and rodents. People may become ill with tularemia after being bit by ticks, deer flies or horse flies. It can also be transmitted by handling infected animals such as rabbits, or through ingestion or contact with insufficiently cooked meat or untreated, contaminated water. Steps to help avoid tularemia […]

Man killed near Lander in Ag mishap Thursday afternoon

A 58-year-old Lander man identified by family members as Jason T. Irvine was killed in an apparent agricultural accident Thursday. Irvine was found under an overturned tractor he had been operating at 2:22 p.m. in the 800 block of Mortimore Lane Lander South of Lander. Advertisement The incident is under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office and the Fremont County Coroner’s Office.

No areas of concern detected in this weeks WNV testing

This weeks West Nile Virus monitoring report, released Thursday by Fremont County Weed and Pest, shows no areas of concern in the communities monitored. The monitoring is looking for the Culex species of mosquito, which carries the WNV in this area. Dubois: No Culex mosquitos trapped, no area of concern Lander: Total Culex captured were 167, Lander Maintenance Shop 16.4 units all other areas of town less than 10 units (50 units indicate an area of concern) Advertisement Northern Arapaho, only 1 Culex captured, not an area of concern Pavillion, only 2 Culex captured, not an area of concern Riverton, […]

Super Tag raises $1.4 million for wildlife conservation in 2021

2021 Wyoming Super Tag winners announced The Wyoming Super Tag raffle raised $1.4 million dollars for conservation in 2021. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s program saw another record-breaking year of ticket sales, bolstered by hunters vying for 11 chances to get a license for the state’s premier big and trophy game.  Created by Gov. Matt Mead and the Wyoming Legislature in 2013, the Super Tag raffle provides hunters opportunity and raises money for wildlife management in Wyoming. This year, 111,606 tickets were sold, nearly a 9%  increase from last year.  The program has raised more than $7.6  million for top conservation […]

Warm again today; Isolated T-storms and windy

Another warm day today with sunshine and clouds. Elevated fire weather is likely this afternoon in western Wyoming. Isolated thunderstorms are possible in southwest locations. Today’s highs will be in the low-to-mid 90s for most of the Bighorn and Wind River Basins, in the upper-80s for Lander and Jeffrey City and in the low-80s for Dubois.