Drought Conditions Easing with recent moisture

The U.S. Drought Monitor is reporting that Fremont, Hot Springs and Washakie Counties are now out of extreme drought. The report shows the upper half of Fremont County and most of Hot Springs and Washakie counties are now in Moderate drought, with the southern half of Fremont County in Severe Drought. Advertisement Highlights from the report: • Extreme drought persists for south-central Wyoming, though the overall area has lessened over the past few weeks.• Severe drought continuing across the western mountains and most of central and northeastern Wyoming.

Afternoon Showers Friday

Unsettled today with clouds and some sunshine. There will be a scattering of showers and thunderstorms; especially in the afternoon. The chance of showers and thunderstorms will linger into the weekend as well. Todays highs will be in the upper 60s across the Bighorn and Wind River Basins. Tonight’s lows in the 40s with high 30s at Dubois.

Statewide Public Health Orders to Remain in Place

Wyoming’s statewide COVID-19 public health orders will remain in place through the end of the month, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). Mask use and physical distancing requirements related to educational institutions remain. Indoor events of more than 500 people may be held at 50 percent of venue capacity with specific mask protocols for large indoor events. WDH recommends masks in indoor public places for people who aren’t fully vaccinated when common-sense physical distancing cannot be maintained among those who don’t live in the same household. The updated orders, which go into effect May 17 and remain through […]

Northern Arapaho Approve Decriminalization of Medical Marijuana

The Northern Arapaho General Council this past weekend voted to decriminalize the use of Medical Marijuana on the Wind River Reservation. The Eastern Shoshone Tribe will vote on the issue this coming Saturday at their General Council at Fort Washakie. To change the Law and Order Code on the Reservation, both tribes must be in agreement. Northern Arapaho Business Council Chairman Jordan Dresser told a Wind River Radio Network Audience Thursday that the vote is the first step in a long process that he said could take some time. Advertisement “It really made me feel good that we reached a […]

Domestic Battery Assault Arrest

All persons arrested or cited are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law Arrests/Citations 5/12 to 5/13/21 Marlis Hill, 34, Lander, Cited. Assault. A 17-year-old Lander female, Cited. Assault Arrests/Citations 5/11 to 5/12/21 Warren Jorgenson, 54, Lander, Arrested. Fremont County Warrant Arrests/Citations 5/5 to 5/6/21 Henry Turley, 55, Lander, Arrested. Domestic Battery after an incident at an address on Baldwin Drive. Arrests/Citations 5/4 to 5/5/21 Terry Roe, 57, Lander, Arrested. Breach of the Peace at the Silver Spur Motel at 12:28 p.m. A 15-year-old female of Lander was Cited for Improper Backing after a hit and run collision […]

Dog missing after crash Wednesday night

Have you seen one of these dogs? There was a one vehicle rollover Wednesday night just south of Riverton on the Sand Draw Highway, WYO 135. The driver of the vehicle sustained non-life threatening injuries, but was flown to an out of county hospital for specialized treatment. The driver had his two dogs with him, Bella and Daisy, but only Bella has been found as of this morning. Advertisement The crash was just south of Riverton. The missing dog is believed to be between mile posts 1 and 5. If you see Daisy, please alert the Stock Doc at 856-7764.

Two DUI arrests reported on Wednesday; Man caught with 11 outstanding warrants

All persons arrested or cited are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. A Arrests/Citations 5/11 to 5/13/21 Martin Harris, 56, Fort Washakie, Arrested on 11 (eleven) RPD Warrants Kasia Monroe, 30, Arapahoe, Arrested. RPD Warrant Quinn Duran, 29, St. Stephens, Arrested. Public Intoxication Chezrae Manzanares, 33, Riverton, Arrested. Public Intoxication Chester Moss, 41, Riverton, Arrested. Public Intoxication Guy St. Clair,47, Riverton, Arrested. Public Intoxication Corey Hill, 27, Riverton, Arrested. Fremont County Warrant Tyler Graves, 24, Riverton, Arrested. Driving While Under the Influence. Janell SunRhodes, 30, Riverton, Arrested. Public Intoxication Arrests/Citations 5/10 to 5/11/21 Kendra Munoz, 54, Riverton, […]

High School Graduation ceremonies begin Saturday

It’s high school graduation season in Fremont County and Wyotoday.com will be there with live-stream videos of most of the ceremonies. Here’s the schedule for the livestream events. See the links for Wyotoday – Youtube and WyotodayNews – Facebook at Wyotoday.com: Saturday, May 15th – Fort Washakie, 11 a.m. Sunday, May 16th – Shoshoni, 2 p.m. Friday, May 21st – Arapahoe Advertisement , 5:30 p .m. Sunday, May, 23rd – Riverton, 12 Noon (On RHS Website and Wyotoday Youtube) Sunday, May 23rd – St. Stephens, 12 Noon Sunday, May 23rd, Lander Valley, 1 p.m. Sunday, May 23rd, Wyoming Indian, 2 […]

Man booked into Jail on Probation Violation charge

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. Thursday, May 13, 2021, three persons were booked into the Fremont County Detention Center in Lander for on two felony and two misdemeanor charges. The detention center today reported its inmate population at 184 individuals that it is responsible for. Of these, one is on home detention and six inmates are being held outside of the county. Arrests/Citations 5/12 to 5/13/21 There were no Sheriff’s Office arrests during the past 24 hours Arrests/Citations 4/30 to 5/3/2021 […]

South Entrance to YNP set to open tomorrow, Friday 5/14

Weather-permitting, the following roads in Yellowstone National Park will open Friday, May 14, at 8 a.m. to public motorists: South Entrance to West Thumb  Lake Village to West Thumb  West Thumb to Old Faithful (Craig Pass)   Conditions can change quickly, especially during spring and fall, and roads can temporarily close due to poor driving conditions.  For road status updates:  Visit park roads.  Text “82190” to 888-777 to receive Yellowstone road alerts on your mobile phone (an automatic text reply will confirm receipt and provide instructions).  Call (307) 344-2117.  For road construction information:  Visit road construction.  Expect traffic pattern changes and/or delays at the North Entrance and Old Faithful area.   The road […]