Thursday will be warm, gusty winds, critical fire weather

A combination of very warm temperatures, low humidity and a gusty wind will bring critical fire weather across most of western and central Wyoming this afternoon. Today’s highs will be 88°F in Shoshoni and Worland, 87°F in Thermopolis, 85°F in Riverton, 84°F in Lander, 82°F in Jeffrey City and 73°F in Dubois. Advertisement

RMS reports two Covid-19 infections; RHS one more; Seven total in FCSD#25

Riverton Middle School Wednesday announced that two individuals within the school have been diagnosed with Covid-19. Riverton High School also announced a new COVID-19 case yesterday. As a district, Fremont 25 has now reported seven new cases in the last five school days, four at RHS, one at the Aspen Learning Center and the two at RMS. As a whole, Fremont County reported eight new infections on Wednesday, bringing the total of active cases here to 73, a jump of 19 new cases this week alone. Since the pandemic hit locally, there have been 686 total cases, with 599 of […]

Weapon offense reported; Dog Injured; Scammer got personal information

There were 14 ambulance calls and no fire calls received Tuesday at the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center. A total of 44 calls for service were received. A man and his sister were getting a ride with the man’s father when the father allegedly pulled a gun on the pair as they were traveling east of Shoshoni. The Wyoming Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. Advertisement The Riverton Police Department reported that a dog versus dog fight at the Old Wyoming Motel resulted in a bad check being written for injuries to one of the dogs. A report of […]

Drunk Driver Caught with Burglary tools

The Fremont County Detention Center currently has 123 inmates it is responsible for, 131 in the Lander jail and two inmates being held outside of the county. Advertisement Advertisement

Extreme Drought Conditions regionally not easing at all

Abnormally Dry to Severe drought conditions continue for most of Wyoming according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Drought Monitor. Portions of central and southern Wyoming, including Central and Southeast Fremont County, Eastern Hot Springs and Central Washakie counties are experiencing extreme drought, which has improved very slightly compared to previous weeks. Advertisement Advertisement

New remote fire detected in the southeast corner of Yellowstone

The National Park Service has reported a potential fire start in the backcountry near Heart Lake. Here’s what we know today: At about 11:45 a.m. Monday, September 21, 2020, a ranger on a backcountry patrol in the Heart Lake area (southeast corner of Yellowstone) detected the new Hancock Fire.  The 0.1-acre fire is believed to be lightning-ignited, since a strike was seen very close to that location a few days prior.   The tree that is on fire is smoldering, with no open flame. Since the fire has low spread potential and is located in a remote area, several miles from a trail, fire staff will monitor […]

Local Materials Stockpiling included in WYDOT Contracts

The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) will pave 13 miles of Interstate 80 between Rock Springs and Rawlins to improve the surface. The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded Interstate Highway Construction Inc., of Englewood, Colorado, a $20.8 million contract for the work in Sweetwater County. The commission awarded that and six other projects totaling $62.7 million at its meeting in September. For the I-80 work, crews will mill the existing asphalt surface and replace it with concrete, which typically lasts longer. Crews will also replace the Baxter Interchange near Rock Springs by reconstructing the underneath portion of the structure.  The contract […]

Enrollment down at FCSD#25 by almost 200 kiddos

Student enrollment at Fremont County School District #25 is down by 190 students compared with last year at this same week. That sobering news was delivered by Riverton Schools Superintendent JoAnne Andre-Flanagan to the school board Tuesday night. Flanagan said the district began tracking kids who were in school last spring, but didn’t show up this fall. She said most had transferred out of the district, mostly in Wyoming but some out-of-state as well. “A few weeks ago were didn’t know where 175 kids had gone, and now that number is down to 19, and we’re still looking for them,” […]

Three in FCSD#25 Positive for Covid-19 as of Yesterday

Riverton Schools Superintendent Dr. JoAnne Andre-Flanagan told the school board Tuesday night that there have been three confirmed COVID-19 infections confirmed in the district since Monday. The latest is a Riverton High School Student who was tested positive yesterday. On Monday, another RHS student and a district staff member at the Aspen Early Learning Center had tested positive. “As of today, Public Health has quarantined three close contacts from the latest infection, and that number may grow as they continue contact tracing. Flanagan said the District’s protocols have been followed and she said “Our own process is to begin our […]

Alpine Science Institute received grant for Farm Business Incubator

Central Wyoming College has received a grant from the LOR Foundation for the Alpine Science Institute. The grant will be used to develop a fruit and vegetable processing area and a cold storage for produce awaiting transportation to market. CWC received the grant on September 8. The LOR Foundation works with rural communities in the Mountain West to enhance livability and prosperity while preserving the character that makes each community unique.  “Central Wyoming College’s new Wind River Farm Business Incubator will support and train a new generation of farmers and strengthen our food supply,” said Michelle Escudaro, LOR’s program officer. […]