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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]

Man shot to death in altercation with police on reservation

Jul 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials say a suspect in a weapons offense was killed Tuesday evening in an officer-involved shooting on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Information ... [more]

Hornecker wants fourth sheriff term

Jul 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker says he is running for a fourth term based on his agency's accomplishments over the past 12 years.
"We want to continue ... [more]

Deadly house fire near Lander; two children killed

Jul 16, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Others airlifted out of state for burn treatment

Two young children have died after a fire surged through a home Tuesday night in rural Lander, ... [more]

Boy rescued from island in fast river

Jun 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A crew from the Riverton Fire Protection District rescued a young boy from an island in the fast-moving Little Wind River on Monday.
They delivered the ... [more]

Bond $250K for suspects in Sunday's home invasion

May 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  The alleged perpetrators of a Sunday evening home invasion and burglary south of Hudson appeared in Lander Circuit Court on Tuesday.
During the hearing, Judge ... [more]

RPD chief's pay tops among county's law enforcement officials

May 20, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The highest-paid law enforcement officer in Fremont County is Riverton chief of police Mike Broadhead. Recent public notices illustrate differences in ... [more]

Update: Robbery suspect apprehended

May 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Update at 1:30 p.m.
The Fremont County Sheriff's Office has apprehended the at-large suspect in a robbery Sunday evening.
According to a press release from ... [more]

Deputies honor fallen peace officers

May 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County Sheriff's Office deputies wore black bands over their badges Thursday to mark National Peace Officer Memorial Day.
The bands are meant to ... [more]

Deputies to monitor abandoned dog

May 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  A woman called police at about noon May 9 to report someone abandoning a dog on Cooper Road near Mountain View Cemetery. Officials said the animal had ... [more]

Stolen car in Riverton leads to Tuesday pursuit in Lander

May 15, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  Officers from throughout the county were involved in an incident involving a stolen vehicle at about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The call was initiated in Riverton ... [more]

Unrestrained boy hurt in DUI car wreck

May 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  A 3-year-old Riverton boy suffered serious injuries Saturday in a one-vehicle traffic accident that reportedly involved an intoxicated driver.
Officials said ... [more]

Tribal check distribution has law departments on high alert

Apr 22, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  Law enforcement officials throughout Fremont County have been preparing for a potential increase in criminal activity due to the distribution of oil and gas ... [more]

Animal-control deputies

Apr 19, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  If we impose a new tax, then uniformed personnel for the specific job might be in order

It has been enlightening this spring to learn more about the ... [more]

State, county authorities find possible meth lab in Dubois

Apr 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Officials say they discovered a potential "meth lab" Thursday while executing a search warrant in Dubois.
According to a Friday press release, the warrant was ... [more]

With stray dogs roaming, county considers forming animal-control tax district

Apr 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County officials are interested in forming an animal control district to manage stray dogs and canine diseases. A citizens committee recommended that ... [more]

Accident leaves Shoshoni without power for two hours

Apr 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The town of Shoshoni was without power for about two hours Tuesday evening after a tractor-trailer combination reportedly struck some overhead power lines in ... [more]

DUI citations up for sheriff's office in '13; total calls up 4 percent

Mar 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Although the demand on its patrol deputies and dispatchers increased in 2013, the Fremont County sheriff's office managed to step up crime prevention efforts, ... [more]

Man killed with hammer; three charged

Mar 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An Ethete man and siblings from Arapahoe are facing charges in connection with the brutal and bizarre death of a man late Friday night at a trailer in the Cozy ... [more]

Mark Stone to run for county sheriff

Feb 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The retired Riverton police captain and current Riverton school board member is a Republican.

Mark Stone, a 19-year veteran of the Riverton Police ... [more]

Hornecker to seek fourth term as sheriff

Feb 27, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker has announced his intention to run for a fourth term, well in advance of the May filing deadline.
"I've had a lot of ... [more]

New Q&A protocol in place for 911 emergency callers

Jan 22, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The program guides dispatchers through a series of nationally standardized questions tailored to fit any situation.

Anyone calling 911 for emergency ... [more]

Sheriff requests $280K for dispatch center upgrades

Dec 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The funds would cover a recording system for emergency calls, new furniture, and software updates.

The Fremont County Commission has asked for ... [more]

Two injured in wreck on icy road

Dec 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The crash occurred in the 300 block of North Fork Road near Lander, an area that almost always is covered in shade.

A 16-year-old Lander girl was ... [more]

Fleeing man left wife, child in moving car

Dec 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  He was arrested on five separate charges.

A Worland man was arrested after authorities said he left his wife and 5-year-old child in a moving vehicle ... [more]

Quick public action controlled situation near day care center

Nov 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office thanked the public Thursday for helping to identify a man who raised suspicions this week at a day care north of Riverton. ... [more]