Supt. Terry Snyder to retire from Riverton’s FCSD#25

Riverton Schools Superintendent Terry Snyder will be retiring and leaving the district’s top job effective July 1, 2020. A late addition to the school board agenda for tonight’s meeting included an item that Snyder had submitted a letter of retirement. At a previous board meeting , Snyder told the district trustees that he promised to give the district at least 9 years of service, and he has. Under his leadership, the district has vertically aligned its curriculum, starting with the Aspen Learning Center’s pre-school and all-district kindergarten, to the building of Willow Creek Elementary to the establishment of the Frontier […]

Assault; Stolen Tools, Five Arrests reported

Lander Police responded to 33 calls for service over the past 72 hours ending at 7 a.m. Monday morning. From the call log: Police were called to an address at an apartment building on Popo Agie Street on a report of an ex-husband assaulting his former wife and a daughter. Police have the incident under investigation. A tool box was reported missing from the back of a truck on South Second Street. It was unknown then the tools went missing. Arrests: Lana Gail Jealous, 28, Lander, was served a LPD arrest warrant while she was incarcerated inside the county detention […]

Snowfall resulted in several slip and slide crashes

Riverton Police received 21 calls for service on Monday. Items of note from the call blotter include: There were several reports of vehicles sliding off of roadways in the Riverton area due to the fresh snowfall and slippery streets. The theft of a wallet was reported by a patient at SageWest Health Care Hospital on Sunday evening. A sexual assault reported at 9:21 a.m. on Monday is under investigation in the Riverton area. A resident in the 1000 block of East Main Street reported an iPad and a charger were stolen from her vehicle. Arrests: Corwin RedTomahawk, 23, Riverton, Arrested. […]

FCSO: Simple Assault and Sex Offender investigations

Over the past 24 hours ending at 7 a.m. Tuesday, the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office reports receiving 45 calls for service. Of those calls, 11 were for a county ambulance. There were no fire calls. Six persons were booked into the Fremont County Detention Center which is now responsible for 204 inmates, including one who is on home detention and 15 inmates being housed outside of the county. Items of note from the call blotter: A simple assault reported Monday at 7:37 a.m. on Elder Lane in the Gardens North Subdivision is under investigation. A sex offender in the Riverton […]

Fremont & Sublette have highest Unemployment rate

The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady from November to December at 3.7%. Wyoming’s unemployment rate was lower than its December 2018 level of 4.1%, but slightly higher than the current U.S. rate of 3.5%. Wyoming’s labor force increased by an estimated 3,204 people or 1.1% from December 2018 to December 2019. Fremont County December 1999 Stats: Labor Force: 18,815 individuals; Working: 17,955; Unemployed: 880 Fremont County Unemployment Rate: 4.7 percent (up from 4.1 percent in Nov.) From December 2018 to December 2019, unemployment […]

Missing Woman’s Body Found; Investigation ongoing

Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen said results of an autopsy will not be available until 4 to 6 weeks to determine the cause of death of 23-year-old Jade Wagon. An autopsy was conducted on Monday in Colorado. The missing woman’s body was found on Jan. 21st, but no other details of the woman’s disappearance or death have been released by the investigating agencies. Stratmoen said he could only confirm the body found was positively identified as Wagon. He said the family had been notified. Wagon’s family asked for help in locating her after she failed to return home after January […]

Riverton School Board meets tonight with travel and and audit on the agenda

The Riverton School Board meets tonight in regular session at the Central Office, 121 North 5th West starting at 7 p.m. The regular meeting is preceded by a closed work session at 7 with the topic of the Superintendent’s Annual Evaluation. On the regular meeting agenda is a request from the Middle and High School Choir for permission to travel to Spokane, Washington for the All NorthWest Choir March 10th through 15th. The board members will also be asked to approve the Elementary Common Student Handbook for the 2020-21 school year, a $500 grant for the RMS math and science […]

Eleven Arrests over Weekend; Thefts; Gas Drive-off

Riverton Police responded to 73 calls for service in the 72 hours that ended at 7 a.m. on Monday, 1-27, a.m. Loaf ‘N Jug on North Federal reported a group of girls entered the store and took a sleeve of CBD Disposables without paying. A vehicle struck a fire hydrant on Blackfoot Avenue. A firearm was taken from a vehicle on Saturday. The gun was identified as a Smith & Wesson, stainless steel, double action with black rubber grips in a black holster. A report is pending. License plate tags were reported stolen from a vehicle parked on West Main […]

WYDOT awards highway bids; Crack sealing locally

Crack sealing to be done in Fremont County.The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded a $3 million contract to Simon Contractors, of Cheyenne, for improvements to 12 miles of WYO 12 northwest of Laramie in Albany County. The commission awarded that and six other projects totaling $13.5 million at its recent meeting. For the WYO 12 work, crews will perform a mill and overlay, repair culverts and do minor guardrail work. The contract completion date for the work is June 30, 2021. Besides the WYO 12 work, the other contracts the commission awarded included patch work, chip sealing, crack sealing and bridge […]

New Drivers License and ID cards now being issued

Wyoming’s driver licenses and identification cards will now be more secure and harder to counterfeit. The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) recently started issuing new state driver licenses and ID cards that have extra security features. Those whose cards are expiring will receive a new driver license or identification card, which look different from the current licenses and ID cards. WYDOT started issuing the new licenses and ID cards in December. “The new cards are made up of a polycarbonate material,” said WYDOT Driver Services Program Manager Misty Dobson. “The new cards have 13 different security features, making them more […]