Fremont Co. Cases rise to 36 infections: Showboat Related

Nine new Fremont County positive coronavirus tests were posted this morning at the State COVID-19 site, raising the total to 36 in Fremont County. All nine cases were located in Lander and were related to the Showboat Retirement Center. Testing was ordered earlier this week for the remainder of all residents and employees of the center.  At this time (Sunday 4-5-20) there are 187 reported cases in Wyoming. Cases by CountyAlbany: 4Big HornCampbell: 6Carbon: 4Converse: 3Crook: 1Fremont: 36Goshen: 2Hot Springs: Johnson: 8Laramie: 42Lincoln: 1Natrona: 23NiobraraPark: 1PlatteSheridan: 11Sublette: 1Sweetwater: 4Teton: 36Uinta: 2Washakie: 2Weston

By The Numbers: Covid-19 cases in Wyoming

At this time there are 166 reported cases in Wyoming. 4/3/20 ( 5 p.m.)Tests completed at Wyoming Public Health Laboratory: 2,034Tests completed at CDC lab: 1Tests reported by commercial labs: 905 (Commercial labs are required to report positive test results to WDH; negative results are not reported consistently.) As of Saturday morning (4-4-20) Fremont County had 27 confirmed cases; The most cases in the state come from Laramie County (Cheyenne) 40; Teton County (Jackson) 32; Natrona County (Casper) 21 and Sheridan County (Sheridan) 10 cases. There have been no deaths reported in Wyoming to this date. Cases by Wyoming CountyAlbany: 4Big HornCampbell: […]

Lander in Top 10 for Census Self-Report Completions

The Wyoming Census is off to a great start for self-response. Wyoming is currently at 33.5%, an increase of 10% from last week! The country as a whole is at 42.8%. It has never been easier to respond to the 2020 Census on your own, whether online, by phone, or by mail – all without having to meet a census taker. We encourage all Wyoming residents to self-respond as soon as possible and help Wyoming beat Montana in self-response and become one of the top self-response states in the country!  Go to or call 1-844-330-2020 and cross it off […]

Statewide Public Health Orders Extended to April 30

Governor Mark Gordon also Directs 14-Day Quarantine for Travelers Arriving in Wyoming from another State or Country CHEYENNE – Governor Mark Gordon and State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist have extended the three existing statewide health orders through April 30 to slow community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect lives. The Governor continues to emphatically state that people need to stay home whenever possible to prevent or slow the spread of the virus. These orders are meant to enforce that direction through April. Specifically, the current orders closing public places including schools, prohibiting gatherings of 10 people or more in a […]

Signs of the Covid-19 Times

A photo essay from Riverton and Lander… photos by Kirk Baxter and Ernie Over

Another Positive Covid-19 Reported; 672 self-isolated

Here is the latest information as of 12:30 on Friday, April 3rd concerning the local Coronavirus, or COCIS-19, status in Fremont County from the Emergency Incident Command Management Team: Fremont County positives for COVID-19 – 27                   15 Lander                    1 Riverton                   11 Wind River Indian Reservation Reporting from Fremont County Clinics April 2  (previous 24 hr. period):                                                                             Tested    Seen  Isolated           LMC / WFC                                                                30       10       8 Community Health                                                 1          3          3 FC Peds                                                                                  Dubois Comm Health                                             1          1          1 Wind River Clinic                                                     0          1          1 Wind River Cares / Tribal Health                      201     17      29 IHS […]

G&F Rounds up local PPE

Recently, protective gear was donated to the Fremont County COVID19 Response Team by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Nongame Program in an effort to distribute equipment to healthcare workers and others at risk. Seven boxes of respirators (totaling 130 masks) and three boxes of nitrile gloves were dropped off at the Response Team headquarters in Riverton. Masks and gloves were leftover from small mammal trapping and black-footed ferret surveys, which are worn as precautions for zoonotic diseases like hantavirus and plague.   If you have gear that you can donate the local group Lander Together, in coordination with the Fremont […]

Lookin’ Up: Venus in Conjunction with the Pleiades tonight

From Sierra Magazine Gazing into space reminds us just how alone–and connected–we really are. Astronomy, like few other human pursuits, allows us to reflect on that fundamental cosmic isolation. At the same time, we know that we are sharing the same sky as everybody else on Earth. And April’s night skies bring brightness to dark times. The highlight of the month happens Tonight, on April 3, when Venus is in conjunction with the Pleiades. The “Seven Sisters” are special to stargazers because of how bright they are and their importance in mythology. And for a few nights, they gain an […]

Coroner: Unclaimed Body Notice

From the Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen: This release serves as Public Notice that the remains of the following individual of Riverton, Wyoming, have not been claimed by next of kin for disposition, or no next of kin have been found: Robert Sweeney, DOB 02/08/1954 (Age 66) The date of death of this individual was 03/25/2020. Per Wyoming Statute 7-4-207(a), the time frame of five days since the discovery of the death has passed on 03/31/2020. On that day, without claimant, and per that statute, the Coroner of Fremont County has started the process to see to the disposition as […]

Dates Extended for School Lunches-Open to all students

Fremont County School District #25 has extended the dates for the USDA Grab and Go Breakfasts and Lunches provided by the Food Service Folks. The dates have been extended through April 17 and now are for any child ages, 1-18. They do not have to attend our school district.