News of Riverton, Lander and Fremont County, Wyoming, from the Ranger's award winning journalists.
May 20, 2013 - From staff reports
Libraries hosting eBook open houses
Riverton Branch Library will host an eBooks Open House on Wednesday to help the public access electronic content through Fremont County libraries using Androids, iPads and Kindle Fires. The free event will take place 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Riverton Branch Library, 1330 W. Park Ave.
Similar events will be held at the Dubois Branch Library and the Lander Library. Dubois's event is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, and Lander's event is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Attendees will learn how to use 3M Cloud Library and Freading, two websites that allow users to access electronic books, audio and magazines. Because the Wyoming State Library purchased website access, content is free to anyone with a Fremont County library card. Attendees should bring their library cards to the event, but anyone who does not have a card or cannot bring it will be issued a card at the event.
Attendees should also bring their devices with them so that library technicians can help them set up the software and give them an overview of how to use it.
More than 20,000 titles are available through the system, and new books are added weekly. Patrons can check out three books at a time for up to 14 days.
Archaeological program Tuesday
Dr. George Frison, Wyoming's first state archaeologist, will present details from a lifetime of archaeology during a Fremont County Archaeological Society Program on Tuesday at Hudson Town Hall.
The free program will begin at 7:15 p.m.
Frison will share details about the many significant discoveries in Wyoming. He recently presented new findings concerning Clovis points at the Wyoming Archaeological Society and Wyoming Association of Professional Archaeologists in Laramie.
The audience will be encouraged to ask questions.
WGFD: Leave wildlife alone
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department urges people who find young animals this spring to leave wildlife newborns alone.
Most animal mothers hide their young and return to them periodically to nurse. People finding young animals often assume these newborns have been abandoned, but this is almost never the case. The mother knows where her young are and will almost certainly return.
State and federal laws forbid possession of game and many nongame animals, so adopting newborn wildlife is illegal.
The best solution is to leave the young animals alone. If children bring home a wild "orphan," immediately return it to the exact spot it was found.
In the rare instance when a fawn or other newborn is found and the mother is known to be dead, contact the nearest game warden, biologist or regional office and do not attempt to capture the animal.
Wolf trapping to begin near Dubois
As part of delisting requirements, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department may conduct scientific trapping operations to monitor the population of gray wolves in the Absaroka and Wind River mountain ranges north and west of Dubois. Trapping may begin as early as Monday and may continue through Aug. 31.
All areas where trapping is being conducted for monitoring purposes will be marked with warning signs. It is critical that all members of the public heed these signs.