Santa arrived in Lander during “Light Up” Event

Ole St. Nick arrived in Lander during the Light Up Lander event on a classic fire truck from the Lander Volunteer Fire Department just in time to hear requests from local kids. Wyotoday photos by

Avoid pushing snow into state highways-It’s the law

The Wyoming Department of Transportation is issuing a reminder that it is a violation of state law to place snow on state roadways. WYDOT has received many reports this month across central and northwest Wyoming of people pushing snow into the traffic lanes of state highways.“Shoveling or plowing snow into the roadway where it will obstruct traffic and make it dangerous to pass is illegal in Wyoming,” according to Riverton Maintenance Foreman Shane Pugh. State statute 36-10-401 stipulates that anyone who obstructs a public road or highway, common street or alley, public bridge or navigable river in a way that […]

Riverton Police Chief Issues Support For Officer Involved In Shooting

“On September 21, 2019, an 18 year law enforcement veteran responded to a call for service at the Wal Mart store in Riverton, Wyoming, for a report that Anderson Antelope was harassing customers. While the officer was engaged with Antelope, a series of events transpired that led to the death of Anderson Antelope.  While the incident is sad and tragic, the action taken was necessary for the preservation of life, not only for the lives of the innocent bystanders and the life of the officer involved.  We as an organization and community entrust officers of the Riverton Police Department to […]

Justice Center targeted in Inquest Protest

Riverton Police responded to 30 calls for service on Thursday. Items of note from the call log included: A unauthorized sign posted on the property of the Fremont County Justice Center in Riverton was removed. According to a RPD report, the sign read: “We The People Demand To See Any’s Inquest.” The sign referenced the death of Andy Antelope, who died September 21 after being shot by a police officer in front of Walmart after he allegedly attacked the officer with a knife. The county attorney, who protested the coroner’s plan to hold an inquest, has his office in the […]

Mattress stolen; Three fire calls Thursday; No arrests

The sheriff’s office in Lander reported 38 calls for service on Thursday, including 21 ambulance calls and three fire calls. Four persons were booked into the detention center, which today has an inmate population of 181, including one inmate on home detention and five others being housed outside of the county. There were no arrests reported Items of note from the call log, included: A resident on Webbwood Road near Riverton reported the theft of a mattress at 3:44 p.m. The Dubois Fire Department responded to a smoke alarm on Gilliand Avenue at 6:17 p.m. and the Lander Rural and […]

Bus stuck in snow on West Main; No arrests Thursday

Lander Police answered 11 calls for service on Thursday. There was one call of note and no arrests indicated. Police provided traffic control where a Wind River Transportation Authority Bus became stuck on on West Main in front of the former Shopko store. The bus was towed back onto the roadway.

New Child Care Center Adds Support For Working Northern Arapaho Parents

FUNDS FOR $4.5 million PROJECT CAME FROM NORTHERN ARAPAHO TRIBE, Community Development Block Grant, First Interstate Bank and the New Markets Tax Credits PROGRAM RIVERTON, Wyo. – Tribal leaders, government officials and community members gathered Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, for an opening dedication and ribbon cutting at the new Red Wolf Child Care Center at 192 Red Wolf Place in Riverton. Convened in honor of the late Northern Arapaho Business Council member Norman Willow, Sr., the event marks a milestone in a longstanding effort to expand access to high-quality, affordable childcare for residents living on and near the Wind River […]

Higher Learning Commission Assessed CWC’s BAS Capabilities

On December 2 and 3, 2019, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accreditation team of Dr. Sandra Bowles, Director of Special Projects at University of Charleston and Dr. Casmir Agbaraji, Dean of Undergraduate Studies at Navajo Technical University, performed an on-site visit to assess Central Wyoming College’s readiness and capacity to provide bachelor’s level education, as well as details on stakeholder input, required approvals, and the extent to which college faculty and staff were involved in the process of preparing to offer the newdegree program. The Higher Learning Commission has specific criteria for accreditation that they utilize in their evaluation, with […]

County Coroner Pushes Back on County Attorney Claims; Cites obstruction, suspends inquest

Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen issued a press release this morning in regards to the September 21st office involved shooting. Stratmoen also took issue with the November 29th statement issued by County Attorney Patrick LeBrun which can be found here: Coroner Press Release: The Fremont County Coroner’s Office is issuing this release in relation to the reported law enforcement involved shooting that occurred on September 21st, 2019 at Walmart in Riverton WY.  As announced on our release of September 24th, 2019, it is the policy of this office to convene a public inquest in the matter of any fatalities […]

Eagles Hope Presented with $10,000 from First Interstate Bank

This morning, at 8:45 AM, First Interstate Bank employees, members from Eagles Hope Transitions, and several officers from the Riverton Police Department gathered in the festively decorated bank lobby to witness the presentation of a $10,000 check. Smiles filled the room as the Director, Michelle Widmayer and Board Chair of Eagles Hope, Amber Franks, accepted the check. Onlookers included Officers Donahue and Dixon from the Riverton Police Department. Widmayer explained, “This means a lot to us. It means we can winterize; we can open up more rooms for residents and families.” She added that this will allow them funds for […]