Climbing accident claims one on Pingora Peak

The Fremont County Sheriffs Office is reporting a climbing accident that occurred one week ago killed one climber and injured another. The mishap on August 10th occurred on Pingora Peak in the Cirque of the Towers in the Wind River Range above Lander. The name of the victim and the person injured were not immediately released.

September looks to stay hot, wet

The National Weather Service climate outlook for September calls for mainly above normal precipitation, with temperatures above normal in a majority of the state, except the far northeast corner. You can find interactive maps on the CPC website: cpc.ncep.noaa.gov

Red Flag Alert this weekend

The National Weather Service Forecast Office at Riverton Regional Airport reports the potential for wildfires to be erratic and spread quickly this weekend. Critical fire weather conditions in SW Wyoming will be spreading north through the weekend. Please make sure your campfire is completely out. Avoid driving or parking in high, dead grass as a spark can ignite dry vegetation. The Wind River Basin Forecast:

Updates on the agenda for the commissioners Tuesday

The Fremont County Commissioners Tuesday will hear updates from Public Health Nursing Supervisor Kathleen Laidlaw, Transportation Department Superintendent Billy Meeks, and the Fremont Air Service Team (FAST) on commercial air service at Riverton Regional Airport. The commission has also scheduled a discussion on a quarter-cent optional sales tax for supporting economic development initiatives in the county. That discussion is set for 10:45 a.m. It is being brought forward by the Fremont County Association of Governments, comprised of representatives from each of the county’s local municipalities and the commission. There will also be a Board of Equalization hearing on two cases […]

City to authorize cannon blasts at RHS football games

The agenda for Tuesday’s regular city council meeting in Riverton includes a request from Riverton High School Activities Director Reggie Miller for permission to fire a cannon following home team scores at Wolverine Stadium this fall. The complete agenda is copied below:

Lander Council to hold strategic planning session

Break-in reported in Hudson; Hit and run on East Monroe

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center took 34 calls for serving in the 24 hours ending Friday morning at 7 a.m. The calls included requests for an ambulance 22 times and nine fire calls. Eight persons were booked into the detention center, which currently has a population of 194 inmates that it is responsible for. Of those, 13 are being held in jails outside of the county. From the call log… A hit and run vehicle crash was reported on East Monroe at Skaggs Road. A headlight from the suspect vehicle was found at the scene along with a […]

WNV carrying mosquitos count is low

Here is the latest mosquito count from the Fremont County Weed and Pest District. The District weekly reports on the numbers of trapped mosquitos in locations around the county, and especially the Culex species, which carries the West Nile Virus. Riverton – 528 mosquitos trapped, 37 Culex Lander – 88 Culex trapped Hudson – 509 mosquitos trapped, 14 Culex identified Shoshoni – 11 Culex trapped Pavillion, 15 Culex trapped No report from Dubois or the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapahoe Tribes

GTNP closes popular road: People feeding bears there

MOOSE, WY-  The Signal Mountain Summit Road and area in Grand Teton National Park have been temporarily closed due to reports of visitors feeding bears, and bears bluff charging park visitors and staff. Park rangers received reports that multiple visitors were feeding bears on Signal Mountain Summit Road on Tuesday evening, August 13. It is unknown what type of bear was being fed. Grand Teton National Park Acting Superintendent Gopaul Noojibail said, “Feeding wildlife is irresponsible, dangerous and illegal, and we take these incidents very seriously. Please share any information about the feeding of wildlife immediately to a nearby park ranger, […]

BHB Farmers pre-harvest meeting set

Worland-area farmers are invited to an Aug. 20 pre-harvest meeting with Frannie Port-Of-Entry personnel; A second growers meeting set early in September in Powell A pre-harvest meeting for Big Horn Basin growers is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the Worland Community Center. The Worland meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and a public safety presentation will take place between 11:30 a.m. and noon, according to Barb Pierson of the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s Frannie Port-Of-Entry. The Worland Community Center is located at 1200 Culbertson Ave., in Worland. Pierson said agriculture trucking permits will be available for […]

FCC: Reservation Internet expansion funded

Source: News Release and Trib.com report Millions in recently awarded federal dollars will help the Northern Arapaho move forward with a broadband expansion project as both Wind River tribes work to bring speedy internet to the reservation. The Federal Communications Commission said Monday that it would give the Northern Arapaho’s tribally-owned internet provider $4.1 million to help it connect nearly 850 homes on the reservation to speedy broadband service over the next decade. Broadband service is also a priority for the Eastern Shoshone tribe. An estimated 82 percent of Americans have a broadband subscription, with only 67 percent of Native […]

Police arrest 11; Counterfeit bill found; eluding motorist identified

Riverton Police responded to 38 calls for service on Wednesday. From the call log: The Cedar Bar called police after discovering someone had passed a counterfeit $100 bill at their business. A report is pending. A vandalism was reported to a business window at the Sunset Plaza. A police report indicated the damage was done by an unknown individual with an unknown object at an unknown time. There are no suspects. A dead raccoon was reported in the 300 block of South 11th East. A report is pending. A motorhome was reportedly involved in a minor fender bender in the […]