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Employer of man killed by bear faces $15,000 in fines

May 15, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The ecological consulting firm Nature's Capital has been cited and fined more than $15,000 in connection with the September death of its employee Adam Stewart, ... [more]

Explosions, fire destroy house north of Riverton

May 12, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Firefighters were able to salvage many personal items, including photographs, firearms and a pickup truck in the adjacent garage.

A rural Riverton ... [more]

Man fires rifle seven times, wrecks later

May 6, 2015 - From staff reports:  A man reported to have discharged a firearm early Sunday outside of Possum Pete's in Pavillion was hospitalized later that morning due to injuries suffered in ... [more]

Meth busts cap yearlong investigation; 13 charged

May 6, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Confidential informants and electronic surveillance were essential in the yearlong drug investigation resulting in nine arrests last week and charges against ... [more]

Sheriff wants to replace old guns, improve safety planning for schools

May 5, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is working to replace its aging firearms by the end of fiscal year 2015.
"That's been probably a two-year project or ... [more]

Search for bear victim sent county search/rescue costs higher

Apr 26, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Search and rescue operations in Fremont County were down by half in 2014 compared with the year before, yet the total cost for missions almost quadrupled ... [more]

Deputies arrest Riverton man after assault

Mar 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  The victim said Justin King threatened to kill her children.

Justin King, 27, of Riverton, was arrested March 14 in Gillette after reportedly ... [more]

Jury duty scam using officer names

Mar 22, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Lander Police Department says Fremont County residents are being targeted in a phone scam regarding jury duty.
According to LPD public information officer ... [more]

Thefts pile up countywide from vehicles left unlocked

Feb 25, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  More than a dozen auto burglaries were reported over the weekend throughout Fremont County, all involving vehicles that were left unlocked.
A majority of the ... [more]

Man arrested downtown after attempt to elude in truck with two flat tires

Feb 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  An Ethete man was arrested Friday evening after leading deputies on a short chase in north Riverton.
Ryan Dean Monroe, 27, of Ethete, was charged with ... [more]

Burglaries in rural north Riverton may be connected

Feb 17, 2015 - From staff reports:  Officials are investigating a string of burglaries that appear to be connected in the rural north Riverton area.
Four similar burglaries were reported in the ... [more]

Why doesn't county budget cover guns for sheriff's office?

Jan 23, 2015 - Dennis Clary, Riverton:  Editor:
The sheriff of Fremont County says his office needs about $40,000 to buy replacement firearms for the deputies. ( [more]

Time to replace pistols for all deputies, sheriff tells county commission

Jan 15, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker says his deputies need new handguns.
"It's time to upgrade those, so we're looking at some funding sources," Hornecker ... [more]

Deputies arrest three on criminal entry charges

Jan 2, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Three men were arrested after allegedly breaking into a Lander home and stealing property.
Deputies responded at 7:56 p.m. Dec. 14 to Del Ray Drive in Lander ... [more]

Residents warned of 'Green Dot' telephone scam

Dec 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  Officials are investigating a recent scam that has hit Fremont County involving Green Dot MoneyPak cards.
The cards are legitimate products, but ... [more]

Help sought in locating man not seen since July

Dec 2, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is asking the community for help locating a man who has not been seen since July.
According to release issued by Fremont ... [more]

Woman disarms assailant, jumps from moving car

Nov 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Additional charges might be filed against a man arrested Nov. 1 and accused of domestic violence battery and property destruction after striking a woman in the ... [more]

Telemarketer upset at resident makes false report

Nov 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Officials say a disgruntled telemarketer made a false report to law enforcement this weekend in an attempt to harass a resident she had called.
"(She) ... [more]

Authorities seeking info in stop sign vandalism on 8 Mile Road

Oct 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Nine stop signs were destroyed Saturday evening on 8 Mile Road by someone "with no regard to public safety," according to the Fremont County Sheriff's ... [more]

Officers call off search for missing couple

Oct 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office has canceled its search for a Lyons Valley couple presumed missing Thursday afternoon.
A 74-year-old man and his ... [more]

Officials seek public's help in finding missing couple

Oct 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  This story has been ... [more]

Teen suspects arrested for car-theft spree in two states

Sep 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  Two 15-year-old Delta, Colo., boys are under arrest for larceny in connection with a string of vehicle thefts in Colorado and Wyoming.
They were located ... [more]

Grizzly bit man on side before being repelled by bear spray

Sep 24, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A man is recovering after being bitten in his side by a grizzly bear Sunday in the Double Cabin area of the Shoshone National Forest.
A Fremont County ... [more]

Woman reports found items to police

Sep 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  A woman called police at about 3:20 p.m. Sunday to report finding clothing, a gift card and four bottles of liquor along the shores of Pilot Butte Reservoir. ... [more]

New eyes on road

Sep 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Recalling 2011 tragedy, surveillance cameras now adorn all school buses

Over the last two weeks, contractors have installed 62 video cameras on the ... [more]

Two arrested after 163-mile car chase ends in Rawlins

Aug 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A stolen gray 2013 Dodge Charger led law enforcement on a high speed chase Tuesday afternoon that reached Rawlins from Riverton in less than 90 minutes. A ... [more]

Hornecker likely to earn fourth term as sheriff

Aug 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Sheriff Skip Hornecker said he was humbled by the results of Tuesday's primary election.
With no Democratic challengers, he likely will earn re-election this ... [more]

Election Matchup: Fremont County Sheriff, Part 2

Aug 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Former Riverton Police Department captain Mark Stone will take on three-term incumbent Sheriff Skip Hornecker in the primary election Aug. 19.

Skip ... [more]

Scouts help leader float across lake after injury

Aug 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A group of teenage Boy Scouts helped local search and rescue volunteers retrieve a troop leader from the Wind River Mountains on Friday after the 49-year-old ... [more]

Stone challenging Hornecker for county sheriff job

Aug 1, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Mark Stone doesn't want to wait any longer to serve the citizens of Fremont County as sheriff.
He says he thought about running for election four years ago ... [more]