It’s the 4th of July Weekend Be Safe, Have Fun, Celebrate The Wind River Radio Network stations and wish everyone a happy and safe Independence Day weekend. Celebrate responsibly. We don’t want you on the news Monday…

Fourteen-plus year veteran of LPD retired this past week

On July 1st, Chief Thomas Shroyer presented newly retired LPD Officer Dave Hyde with a hand carved plaque noting his years of service with the Lander Police Department. Officer Hyde began his career in December of 2005 and served the community of Lander for the next fourteen and a half years. The LPD offers its congratulations to Officer Hyde and best wishes in his well deserved retirement! Thank you for your service to Lander.

Snapshots from “Pirate Parade” in Lander photos by Kirk Baxter

P’ville Fireworks Kicked Off Independence Day Holiday

The Independence Day weekend got off to a great start Friday night with the annual Pavillion Fire Department’s Fireworks Show at the Wind River Recreation Center. Today’s fireworks shows are in Lander and at the Boysen Marina after sunset. photos by Kirk Baxter

Thermopolis Jail Roster

The Hot Springs County Detention Center has 10 inmates, seven men and three women.

Yard fire erupted Friday alongside Highway 26 West

A fire in a number of out-buildings West of Riverton that threatened a mobile home was called in about 12:20 Friday afternoon. The fire is under investigation, no other details were immediately available.

Thermopolis Jail Roster

There are 11 people incarcerated in the Hot Spring County Detention Center in Thermopolis, eight men and three women.

County’s Covid-19 Count Continues Climbing

Wyoming’s current public health orders have been extended through July 15 as the number of cases of COVID-19 in the state continues to steadily increase. The Governor continues to stress the importance of personal responsibility and emphasized that a cooperative effort by business owners and patrons is required to prevent businesses from being forced to close. The category of “New Cases” continues to be rated “Concerning.” The state’s hospital capacity remains stable, with Wyoming hospitals reporting 8 COVID-19 hospitalizations as of July 2. The percentage of tests that come back positive for COVID-19 remains steady at 2.9%, well below the national average […]

Kinnear Man Pleaded Guilty on Child Sexual Abuse

CHARLES PATRICK JEFFERY, Jr., 43, of Kinnear, Wyoming entered a plea of guilty to one count of aggravated sexual abuse of a child in United States District Court on July 1, 2020. Jeffery was indicted by a grand jury in July of 2019 on allegations that on several occasions between November of 2015 and July of 2016 he engaged in sexual acts with a minor child on the Wind River Indian Reservation. The grand jury added additional charges pertaining to two additional victims in a superseding indictment on November 21, 2019. On July 1, 2020, Jeffery entered his guilty plea […]

Assault investigated; Two arrests made

Lander Police responded to 18 calls for service on Tuesday. Items of note from the call log: An assault is under investigation on McFarlane Drive on a complaint that a man wearing nothing but a towel had been beaten-up. He was transported by ambulance to SageWest Health Care – Lander. Arrests/Citations David Mullen, 35, Washington State, Arrested. Driving Under the Influence and Possession of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana Pamela Zidich, 55, Lander, Citation issued. No Drivers License and No Insurance. All persons arrested or cited are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.