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6 arrested in Riverton for assault and kidnapping Saturday

According to a media release from the Riverton Police Department, six people were arrested in connection with a kidnapping and assault incident Saturday, April 20th. At 11:34 p.m. RPD were dispatched to a residence in the 700 block of Eagle Drive, part of the College Hill Apartments.


Erosion repair project concludes Monday with seeding efforts west of Riverton near the Big Wind River bridge

A $1.15 million erosion repair project wrapped up Monday adjacent to the Big Wind River bridge west of Riverton on U.S. 26. Kilroy, LLC, of Afton is the prime contractor. The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded the contract to Kilroy this past December.


West Virginia couple arrested near Riverton; 4 children taken into protective custody

The Wyoming Highway Patrol arrested a man and a woman from West Virginia near Riverton on Friday afternoon. Four children were taken into protective custody after the arrest. The Wyoming Highway Patrol received multiple reports of a pickup truck pulling a U-Haul trailer with six occupants.


Fremont County EMS teams respond to 66 incidents over the weekend

Emergency teams were called to 66 separate events across Fremont County between Thursday, April 18th and Sunday, April 21st. One of which involved the Fremont County Coroner’s office, which responded to an accident at 100 Shipton Lane and Ethete Road on Saturday, April 20th at 3:44 p.m.


Is it ‘Legal’ To Spank Your Child In Wyoming?

Many people have different opinions when it comes to how they want their children to be raised. A hot topic of conversation in Wyoming is whether or not it is legal to spank children.


Body of Missing Cheyenne Man Found in SE Wyoming

The body of a Cheyenne man missing since January was found Sunday in eastern Albany County. Brent Dougherty, 35, was last seen alive on Jan. 21, when he was walking down the Blair Wallis road near the rest area on the I-80 summit.


Fremont County fire crews called out 17 times this weekend

Fremont County firefighters were called out to a total of 17 different incidents between Thursday, April 18th and Sunday, April 21st. The Riverton Fire Department responded to four fires, on S. 3rd West, Goes In Lodge Rd, and Snowberry Ln Friday. They also responded to a fire call on 3rd Street Satu


#Snapped: New signage appears, new food option soon?

Work continues on both the interior and exterior of the building on 400 N. Federal Boulevard in Riverton. After a long run as a Golden Corral location, the building has been a bit of a revolving door. It’s served as a Cajun food restaurant, Mexican restaurant, buffet, and even a location of off-trac


Wyoming Man Killed in Rollover Northwest of Lander

A 28-year-old Wyoming man is dead after rolling his vehicle on the Wind River Indian Reservation Saturday afternoon. The Wyoming Highway Patrol says Garren Sankey was headed south on Shipton Lane when he lost control of his vehicle approximately 200 feet before the intersection with Ethete Road and


Local authorities warn of costly new phone scam

Both the Lander Police Department and Riverton Police Department are warning of a phone scam that many Fremont County residents reported this weekend. LPD posted the following message about the scam on their Facebook page:


Eastern Shoshone Business Park groundbreaking ceremony set for May 2nd

The Eastern Shoshone Business Council will officially break ground on the new Eastern Shoshone Business Park Thursday, May 2nd at 10:00 a.m. at the Wyoming Modeler’s Park on North Federal Boulevard.


Body found near Lincoln Monument

The body of a dead man located near Blair Wallis Road in the section of Medicine Bow National Forest just east of Laramie was found Sunday after deputies with the Albany County Sheriff’s Office received reports of its presence, according to a news release issued today.


Wyoming doctor set to go to trial on drug conspiracy charges this week

CASPER, Wyo. — A doctor is set to go to trial this week on charges alleging he operated a criminal drug conspiracy out of his Casper office, ultimately resulting in the overdose death of an Arizona woman.


Online Poll: Yes, ‘Good Old Boys’ Run Wyoming, Majority Says

A huge majority of people responding to a Townsquare Media of Cheyenne poll over the past week say "good old boy" politics run Wyoming. While the poll was not a scientific sampling of public opinion, 504 out of 607 people taking the poll represents an overwhelming majority agreeing with the premise


Wyoming Highway Patrol Welcomes Newest Junior Trooper [VIDEO]

The Wyoming Highway Patrol visited the Freedom Elementary School in Cheyenne. Their purpose, to make a child's dream a reality and steal a potential recruit from the Kansas Highway Patrol.


Regulators say an already-polluted Wyoming creek can handle more produced water. Others aren't convinced.

Oil and gas operators north of Highway 20-26 east of Riverton have been producing salty water and pouring it down a seasonal stream called Badwater Creek for 55 years. But with the Moneta Divide project, a planned 4,000 well expansion by Aethon Energy, production could offer up more than a million b


Wyoming Medical Center: Charity Care Down, Bad Debt Up

Fewer people are seeking and qualifying for charity care at the Wyoming Medical Center, but more people are not paying for the care they receive, the hospital's chief financial officer said last week.


Wyoming Business Council offers energy efficiency grants

The Wyoming Business Council’s State Energy Office will have competitive federal grant funds available for Wyoming local governments, public schools and small businesses seeking to improve their buildings while reducing utility costs.


Donate Your Unwanted Car Seats To Your Local Wyoming Target

Starting today at your local Target, trade-in your old car seat for a 20% off coupon for new baby items, according to CBS 7. The event will last until May 4th nationwide and the coupons are good until May 11th. All you have to do is bring in your old car seat to Guest Services, there will be a box t