Woman dies on South Pass; Scammer strikes again; Lander man foiled break-in

All persons arrested or cited are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law Law Enforcement Reports, posted 2-24-21 From the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office… An out-of-state woman was found deceased about four miles away from her vehicle on South Pass Tuesday afternoon. Tracks of a single person were observed walking in the snow away from the vehicle. Searchers later located the woman’s body. The incident is under investigation. A Sheriff’s report indicated a scammer sent a fraudulent check to a county resident asking the victim to pay a trucking company to haul a load of hay with money […]

Woman Found Dead After Leaving Vehicle on S. Pass

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office released the following statement Wednesday morning following a search Tuesday afternoon that resulted in the finding of a woman’s body in the snow: Advertisement According to radio reports, a deputy on foot followed the deceased woman’s tracks from her vehicle until her body was found. The search began at milepost 35 on Highway 28, near the Sweetwater River and east of the Oregon Buttes Road. A Classic Air Medical helicopter was also called to the scene to assist in the search. The woman’s body was found just after 3 p.m. Advertisement

Peak Gusts Reached 75 mph on Tuesday

Winds on Tuesday over 50 mph were common throughout the area according to the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Riverton. Fort Washakie had a 72 mph gust while Crowheart’s peak wind was 54 mph, 53 at Central Wyoming Regional Airport in Riverton and at Red Canyon on South Pass. Gusts reached 52 mph on Beaver Rim, 51 at Shoshoni and 50 at Pavillion. Advertisement Advertisement See the chart below with the regional top wind gusts reported

District #25 to join a buying cooperative; Resignations & a retirement approved by school board

The Fremont County School District #25 Board of Trustees met Tuesday in Riverton and approved seven action items. Those items approved included: A. Authorization to Participate in the WSBA BuyBoard Cooperative: The WSBA BuyBoard National Purchasing Cooperative is a cooperative formed between the National School Boards Association (NSBA) and several state school boards associations to streamline the buying process for schools, municipalities, and other public entities.  Membership is free. Membership advantages include a competitive procurement process completed by the Cooperative where members may save time and resources that would have been spent on preparing and conducting a formal RFP/Bid process.  […]

Frontier Academy headed to a new building (for them)

Riverton Schools Superintendent Dr. JoAnne Andre-Flanagan last night told the school board that some changes have been made to plans for the future location of the District’s Frontier Academy. The academy was initially slated to be taken from the Tonkin Activities Center to a district maintenance shop after remodeling. But Flanagan said a new plan is to take the Special Services Classes from their building at the Alternative School adjacent to Riverton Middle School and put them in the James H. Moore Career Center. Frontier students would then move into the Alternative school building. Advertisement Advertisement “There’s more room there […]

Earthquake hit near Kelly this morning in the B-TNF

A 3.6 magnitude earthquake seven kilometers deep struck this morning 16 miles EastSoutheast of Kelly at 3:43 a.m. this Wednesday morning. The United States Geological Survey said the shaker was strong enough that it could’ve been felt in the Dubois area and in northwestern Fremont County. Advertisement Advertisement No damage has been reported as a result of the earthquake.

Wednesday Weather… At least the wind stopped blowing; Colder tonight

Expect some snow showers around the area. Up to an inch is possible in the mountains, otherwise little or no accumulation elsewhere . Quite cold temperatures are expected tonight with lows below zero west of the Divide. Today’s highs will be in the low 30s across the Wind River and Bighorn basins with a high of only 22 at Dubois.

Burglary at Rusty Truck Restaurant; Cash Registers stolen

Riverton Police are investigating a break-in and theft of cash registers at the Rusty Truck Restaurant that was reported just after 9 a.m. on Monday morning. Advertisement The burglar(s) broke a window in a door to gain access to the building and then smashed several glass doors to get to the cash registers.

Kinnear Teen Electrocuted helping friends released from Denver Hospital

From CBS 4 Denver ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – A teenager from Kinnear, Wyoming left Swedish Medical Center in Englewood after spending six weeks in the burn unit. KyZaia Jones said goodbye like a celebrity, happy to high five the dozens of staff members who lined the hallway. It was an emotional moment for Jones and his family. Their ordeal began on Jan. 8, when the 15 year old was electrocuted trying to help friends. “I remember bits and pieces of that night,” Jones told CBS4 Health Specialist Kathy Walsh. Jones and his brother, Kaden, had left basketball practice at Wind River […]

Lander Council work session planned tonight on five topics

The Lander City Council will meet in a work session at 6 p.m. tonight with a number of discussion items on the agenda. Included is the Lander Economic Development Association on the one-half cent committee; an update from the Lander Senior Citizens Center, a city personnel discussion on wages, potential changes to the city’s liquor laws and the scheduling of future strategic planning session. Advertisement Advertisement The meeting will be held at the newly remodeled city council chambers at City Hall beginning at 6 p.m. tonight. See below for the Zoom link to view the meeting virtually. Join Zoom Meeting: […]