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Fremont County District Court’s most recent criminal filings

A third person involved in a March 19th incident in the 1500 block of East Monroe of Riverton has been bound over to Ninth District Court on a charge of Conspiracy to commit unlwful entry into an occupied structure. The charge was lodged against Troy Thomas Fasthorse. He appeared before Circuit Court Judge Wes Roberts on April 17th. Two other Fremont County men, 32-year-old Guy Fabian Soundingsides and 38-year-old Samuel Francis Whiteplume were also individually charged with felonies in connection the incident, along with a fourth person who has yet to appear. According to a court affidavit, the individuals allegedly […]

County’s jobless rate fell in March; Third highest in state

Fremont County’s unemployment rate fell from 5.1 percent in February to 4.7 percent in March. At the same time, the number of unemployed local workers decreased by 159 persons, according to the Research and Planning Section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. Overall, Fremont County’s jobless rate of 4.7 percent is the third highest in the state, trailing Washakie County at 4.9 percent and Park County at 4.8 percent. Hot Springs County’s unemployment rate increased from 3.5 to 3.8 percent The total workforce in Fremont county increased by 73 persons this past month to 18,836 while the number of […]

Cowgirls Coach Joe Legerski to retire at Wyoming after 16 seasons, 314 wins, one WNIT Championship

Wyoming Cowboys Spring Game set Saturday in Laramie: Free admission

Spring Game Information Game Time:  2 p.m., M.T. in War Memorial Stadium, Saturday, April 27 Spring Game Free:  The Spring Game is Free to the public Parking                 �Parking will be Free to the General Public on Saturday Season-Ticket Sales     �25% discount on season tickets purchased at the Spring Game �Ticket Representatives will be available at the War Memorial Stadium Ticket Office near Gate 4  on the east side of War Memorial Stadium from 1 p.m. through halftime. �Ticket Representatives can review prices and available seat options for fans on Saturday. �Fans may also contact the Ticket Office at 307-766-7220 or […]

School Board treated to Flag Folding Ceremony by Military Science Students

One of the highlights of Tuesday night’s Fremont County School District #25 Trustees meeting was a flag ceremony. The flag folding, and accompanying story of what each fold means, was presented by the Riverton High School Military Science Students. Participating was instructor, Riverton Police Department School Resource Officer Cody Myers and students Garret Zertuche, Reid Anderson and Curtis Martin. History of the folds: The American Legion states on its website that the meaning of the flag folding ceremony is based on religious principles. It references the U.S. Armed Forces ceremony of retreat at night when the American flag is lowered […]

RMS Team wins 7th Straight State Science Championship

The Riverton Middle School Science Olympiad Team just finished winning its seventh consecutive State Championship in the event. The team was introduced to the Riverton School Board Tuesday night. Seventeen students are going to Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, for the National event, said Coach Aziz Waheed, who was requesting an out-of-state Travel Request for the trip. The request was enthusiastically approved with congratulations on the teams accomplishment from the board. Team members are: Anderson, Jordyn; Chatfield, Kaden; Crippen, Casey; Fegler, McAye; Forbis, Ethan; Gabrielsen, Kade; Hill, Jackson; Hutchison, Nathan; King, Shaycen; Lee, Taige; Longtine, Karsyn; McDonald, Garrick; Morrison, Hayvn; […]

Pastor Robert “Bob” Oberheu

Pastor Robert “Bob” Oberheu, 92, of Riverton passed away on Monday morning, April 22, 2019, after a short stay at the Help for Health Hospice Home. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, April 26, 2019. The service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Ron Garwood and Pastor Mark Mumme officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery with military honors. There will be a reception at Trinity Lutheran Church afterwards.  Robert Carl Oberheu was the son of Pastor and Mrs. A. C. Oberheu born on September 11, 1926 in Hartford, SD. In […]

Lloyd McAllister

Lloyd McAllister, 78, of Riverton passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at the Wind River Rehabilitation and Care Center. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at Mountain View Cemetery.  Lloyd Edward McAllister was born on November 25, 1940 in Bloomfield, IA to Robert Edwin and Yvonne (Prosser) McAllister.  Lloyd drove over the road trucks for over 42 years seeing a lot of the country.  When he wasn’t driving he enjoyed fishing, the outdoors, woodworking, trapping, and watching old Westerns.  On October 9, 1994 he married France Lynn Green in Gillette, WY. […]

Garen “Beesh” Sankey II

Garen “Beesh” Sankey II, 28, died on April 20, 2019, from injuries sustained in a one vehicle accident on the Wind River Indian Reservation.  Beesh was born January 28, 1991, in Clinton, Oklahoma, to Nora and Garen Sankey Sr. However he spent most of his life residing on the Wind River Indian Reservation. He attended Wyoming Indian Schools in Ethete, Wy. Beesh was a member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe. He participated in traditional ceremonies. Beesh loved spending time with friends and family members, especially with his nephew’s and neice’s. During his early 20’s, Beesh was an MMA fighter he […]

John Lee Tyler

John Lee Tyler, 69, formerly of Fremont County died Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in El Paso, Texas with his daughter, Alma caring for him. A Rosary and Wake will be 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at Great Plains Hall. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 25, 2019 at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church with burial to follow at the Arapaho Catholic Cemetery.  John Lee Tyler was born August 17, 1949 in Riverton, Wyoming to Henry Lee and Cecelia (Addison) Tyler. He grew up in the Mill Creek area attending schools and attended Kicking Horse Job Corps in Montana.  […]

Man gets over six years for Yellowstone Assault last July

A 30-year-old man was sentenced today (April 24) to 78 months in federal prison for assaulting two tourists in Yellowstone National Park in July of 2018. The sentence was handed down on Jackson Burley Coombs by UnitedStates District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal after he pleaded guiltyto one count of aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon and one count of simple assault. Coombs was arrested by U.S. Park Rangers after a report of an assault in progress at the Xanterra Cabin Community Bathrooms in Yellowstone National Park. Coombs was hiding in a stall in the women’s bathroom and after a […]