County Coroner Pushes Back on County Attorney Claims

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 […]

Weather-related vehicle crashes reported; Horse rescued from ditch

Over the long holiday weekend, the sheriff’s office in Lander took 189 calls for service, including 75 ambulance calls and nine fire calls. Twenty-one persons were booked into the detention center, which has an inmate population of 183 inmates, including one on home detention and seven being housed outside of the county. Items of note from the call log include: A hit and run was reported in Hudson where a van crashed into a wall near Town Hall and then took off. A theft of gasoline from a vehicle was reported in the Arapahoe area. With the snowfall, a complaint […]

Weather resulted in several vehicle crashes in Lander

An ambulance was sent to the Lander Safeway Store on a report of an employee who nearly cut off their finger. A report of animal abuse on North 6th Street resulted in the owner of a dog being warned for keeping a dog chained up in the weather without shelter. The dog was taken inside. Arrests/Citations A fender bender at 11th and Academic way resulted in a citation being issued to Brannon Hedden, 22, Lander for Speed Too Fast For Conditions. A minor traffic collision at 4th and Main resulted in a citation being issued to Mathew Noetzelmann, 44, Lander, […]

Mostly Sunny; Warmer today

The National Weather Service Forecast Office at Riverton Regional Airport is predicting sunny to partly cloudy skies east of the divide, more clouds in the west with isolated snow showers. The Riverton area forecast: The Lander area forecast: The Dubois area forecast:

UW Mortar Board Honors ‘Top Profs’

Members of the University of Wyoming’s senior honor society recently honored their “Top Profs” at the 40th annual Top Prof Night. Members of the Cap and Gown Chapter of Mortar Board selected professors who have positively influenced their lives at UW. These professors go beyond normal classroom expectations to help their students succeed. “This is a special year for ‘Top Prof,’ as Mortar Board has been recognizing outstanding teaching now for 40 years,” says Christine Wade, an associate professor in the UW Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, and an adviser to the UW chapter. “It is such an honor […]

Brooks Lake had most local snow

That strong late November winter storm brought widespread snowfall across Wyoming. Here are the number from this event as reported by the National Weather Service Forecast Office at Riverton Regional Airport.

Pingree Sworn In

Ms. W. Kay Pingree was sworn in Monday morning as the new Eastern Shoshone Tribe election judge by Wind River Tribal Court Judge Bruce Groesbeck. She now joins other election judges Terah Ute and Candace Washakie. Congratulations! –Eastern Shoshone Tribe

Muddy Gap, Atlantic City had peak Wind Gusts Sunday

The National Weather Service Office in Riverton reported peak wind gusts from Sunday and Sunday night. The wind corridor through Southeast Fremont County registered the highest gusts, with the Dubois area also reporting strong winds. …PEAK WIND GUSTS SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT… LOCATION SPEED TIME/DATE …FREMONT COUNTY… MUDDY GAP 7 SW 58 MPH 1150 AM 12/01 ATLANTIC CITY 10 NE (WYDOT) 57 MPH 0704 PM 12/01 JEFFREY CITY 52 MPH 0701 PM 12/01 DUBOIS AIRPORT 38 MPH 0755 PM 12/01 DUBOIS 37 MPH 0230 AM 12/02 SOUTH PASS CITY 2 W (WYDOT) 35 MPH 0848 PM 12/01


It’s time to reveal our champions of the 2019 Big Bull Contest! There are prizes out to 8th place in Men’s, Women’s and Youth categories. Our overall biggest bull will take home $2,000 in prizes and the Custom Wrapped Liberty 64-gun Safe is going home with our randomly selected contestant. YOUTH 1st: Landon Rhyne 2nd: Josef Fousek 3rd: Kadden Lopez 4th: Karsen Fossey 5th: Josie Cash 6th: Blake Howard 7th: Kaden Chatfield 8th: Luke Cash We want to support youth hunting in the great state of WY, and send Luka, Braden, Nora and Logan home with a gift certificate too. […]

Pingree declared winner of vacant Election Judge Seat

Cancer Awareness Event Coming to Fort Washakie