State’s Safety Net failed man killed in Walmart shooting

Wyoming State Legislator Lloyd Larson of Lander said the system failed Andy Anderson when he was shot and killed outside of the Riverton Walmart store: According to a report in the Casper Star-Tribune, a state lawmaker says the state’s social services failed the Northern Arapaho man killed by police late last month. At a state Joint Committee on Tribal Relations Committee meeting on Monday, Rep. Lloyd Larsen, R-Lander, said Anderson “Andy” Antelope shouldn’t have been at the Riverton Walmart where he was shot and killed after authorities said Antelope got into an altercation with a police officer. Instead, Antelope should […]

Marijuana citations issued; Parking lot mishap

Lander Police received 25 calls for service on Wednesday, including citations being issued to three individuals and one person arrested following a disturbance call. Police received a complaint from a female LVHS student that another student was spreading false rumors about her. The complaint was forwarded to the School Resource Officer at the high school. Arrests/Citations Citation issued to Nicholas Herman, 18, Lander for No Drivers License, No Insurance and Possession of Marijuana Citation issued to David Blackbird, 20, Lander for Possession of Marijuana. Citation issued to Roland Iron, 52, Lander for Failure to Yield following at minor crash in […]

Sexual Assault; Traffic crash; Aggravated assault reported

Riverton Police responded to 37 calls for service on Wednesday. From the call log: A sexual assault in Riverton was reported at 11:25 a.m. The assault is under investigation by detectives. A two-vehicle collision at the intersection of North Federal and East Pershing blocked traffic for a spell Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. There were no injuries. The vehicles involved were two Ford Ranger pickup trucks, one white and the other green. Police arrested a 32-year-old male from Riverton, Allen Seith for Aggravated Assault following a 2:44 p.m report in the 800 block of North First for a fight involving weapons. […]

Two local 4-H Clubs awarded for Community Service

Nine 4-H clubs in Wyoming are receiving $200 each, with one club receiving two awards, for their efforts in community service and educational programming. The Wyoming 4-H Foundation is sponsoring two awards developed by the State 4-H Program Office, said Sarah Torbert, state 4-H volunteer development specialist. Hands to Larger Service is based on quantity of service, diversity, innovation and participation and Head to Clearer Thinking on the quantity of programs and diversity, creativity, innovation and participation. The Mustangs club in Hot Springs County received two of the awards. The award names are from the 4-H Pledge. “Generosity and caring for […]

DAC practicing landings with new jet at Riverton Airport

Heard multiple jet engines flying around town today? Denver Air Connection flew its new 50-seat passenger jet into Riverton to give pilots a chance to test out the new aircraft on the Riverton Regional Airport’s runway. They made multiple landings and takeoffs. The airframe, an Embraer ERJ 200, is very similar to the CRJ 200 flown by SkyWest Airlines, which will begin service in Riverton on January 12, 2020.

Jail Death ruled a suicide

Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen has released a verdict and case docket in the death of Ty Wolfname, 31, who was found dead in his jail cell at the Fremont County Detention Center on August 31st. The cause of death was listed as “asphyxia due to self-inflicted hanging.” The death was ruled a suicide.

October is ______a dog month

Pamela Canham from the PAWS For Life Animal Shelter spoke on the Wind River Radio Network’s Let’s Talk Fremont Program this past week about Adopt a Dog month and other news from the local no-kill shelter. Listen to the program here

Shoplifting; Siphoned gas; Fresh concrete driven over

Riverton Police answered 38 calls for service on Monday. From the call log: A shoplifting of a quantity of meat from Smith’s Food and Drug was reported at noon on Monday. The thief left in a gray-colored SIV. A report is pending. A resident in the 800 block of Rose Marie Drive reported someone had siphoned gasoline out of his truck overnight. A report is pending. S&S Construction, the contractor on the North Federal Boulevard project, reported a truck drove through freshly poured concrete near the Sunset Boulevard Intersection. Arrests: Arrested 51-year-old male from Riverton, Lionel Brown for Driving While […]

Drunk drag racers caught, Deputy found fire in Dubois

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office received 56 calls for service on Monday, including 11 requests for an ambulance and 6 fire calls. Five individuals were booked into the detention center which has a total population of 188 inmates. Of those, one is on home detention and 12 inmates are being housed outside of the county. From the call log: A 15-year-old hunter became separated from his party on South Pass, but walked to a ranch and reported he was okay. A motorist struck a cow near milepost 28 on the Sand Draw Road. Two males were caught drag racing on […]

Hit and Run; Drug use; Harassment; Theft reported

A hit and run collision was reported at 11:11 a.m. Monday on Washakie Street. Police contacted the Guardian of a juvenile female in reference to alleged drug use over the weekend. The alleged harassment of a transgender student at Lander Valley High School was reported Monday at 2:41 p.m. Police are reviewing video surveillance after a theft of money was reported at Anytime Fitness on Amoretti Street. A stolen vehicle out of Northside Drive was recovered by the Wyoming Highway Patrol Monday evening, An investigation has been launched. Arrests/Citations A 17-year-old Female was cited for Driving Without a License. Arrested […]

CWC Trustees to give second look at proposed BAS Degree

The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees will be meeting tonight, Tuesday, in regular session to review the college’s application to award a Bachelors of Applied Science Degree in Organizational Management and Leadership. The BAS Degree would include two study options: Business Entrepreneurship and Tribal Leadership. If approved tonight, the new BAS program must also receive approval from the Wyoming Community College Commission and then the Higher Learning Commission which has the final say. If the program receives those approvals, CWC proposes to begin the new program in the fall of 2020. The agenda for the meeting is copied below. […]

2019 Landowner of the Year awarded to Lander Ranch

Cheyenne, Wyo. – Seven landowners from across the state were recognized by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department with the 2019 Landowner of the Year Awards. These awards are for outstanding practices in wildlife management, habitat improvement, access for hunters and anglers and conservation techniques by these individuals and families.  In Wyoming half of all land is privately owned, which means that landowners have a significant impact on wildlife conservation. With that in mind, each year, the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission and Department acknowledge Wyoming landowners’ conservation efforts. These landowners also cooperate with Game and Fish to provide access […]