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By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Jun 16, 2020

The Fremont County Detention Center needed a funding boost from another department after its tough fiscal year, which was characterized by overcrowding. "The ...

By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
May 17, 2020

As of Friday afternoon, 16 people were quarantined in a man camp abutting Arapahoe School on the Wind River Indian Reservation. The camp was offered ...

By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Apr 16, 2020

An active shooter engaged for hours in a standoff with police Wednesday was taken into custody after being shot by a Riverton police officer. The man, ...


By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Apr 9, 2020

The county's jail population is down to 116 - roughly half its New Year's total. The Fremont County Detention Center suffered from overcrowding for at least ...

By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Dec 27, 2019

On a frigid, foggy morning, law enforcement and local public officials formed a Main Street procession Friday in Riverton to mourn the loss of Fremont County ...

By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Dec 11, 2019

Due to budgetary issues, short-term solutions are in place to combat crowding at the Fremont County Detention Center, while long-term solutions are on hold, ...


By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Nov 19, 2019

Wind River Police Department agents might not have to wait for a law to let them cite or arrest non-native offenders on the Wind River Indian Reservation ...

Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Oct 29, 2019

In what the Fremont County Sheriff's Office called a "multi-agency coordinated effort," two people were arrested near South Pass on Sunday, charged with ...

Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Oct 11, 2019

Despite late-summer concerns about overcrowding at the Fremont County Detention Center, Fremont County Sheriff Ryan Lee said "things are holding steady" in ...


Steve Peck, Publisher
Sep 21, 2019

A Riverton Police Department officer shot a man to death Saturday afternoon outside Walmart after the man attacked the officer with a knife, eyewitnesses ...

By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Sep 19, 2019

Riverton Mayor Rich Gard is exploring the idea of using GPS-enabled ankle monitors to address jail overcrowding in Fremont County, as well as the recurrence of ...

By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer
Aug 25, 2019

Two hikers are paying for the helicopter that flew them out of the Wind River Mountains after getting lost on a camping trip this week, officials said ...


By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer
Aug 21, 2019

A woman who had been missing sine July was found dead Tuesday, more than a mile from her vehicle in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Aubree Shanae Corona, ...

By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer
Mar 15, 2019

The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is working to replace its current fleet of radios, which were purchased 15 years ago and are becoming obsolete. "They've ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 6, 2019

Multiple deaths, perhaps related, were reported Saturday in Riverton, with two different locations involved. Riverton chief of police Eric Murphy issued the ...


By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer
Mar 15, 2018

Fremont County undersheriff Ryan Lee wants to become the top law enforcement officer in the county. On Thursday he announced his intention to run for Fremont ...

By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer
Mar 14, 2018

Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker will not seek a fifth term in office. He announced the decision in a press release Wednesday, though the statement ...

From staff reports
Dec 29, 2017

Stephanie Walker from the Fremont County Sheriff's Office dispatch center received the 2017 Association of Public Safety Communication Officials and National ...


By Kelli Ameling, Staff Wrier
Dec 20, 2017

After a n automobile wreck was reported over the weekend near Jeffrey City, it has been determined that a man had died of natural causes while ...

From staff reports
Dec 13, 2017

Dylan Mills is set to be sentenced to 2.5 to 4 years imprisonment after pleading guilty to possession with intent to deliver cocaine. Fremont County sheriff's ...

By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer
Dec 8, 2017

Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker is reminding residents that it is illegal to shoot at dogs that are harassing big game animals. He said he issued a ...


By Daniel Bendtsen, Staff Writer
Nov 24, 2017

It may only be the second quarter of the fiscal year, but the local Sheriff's office is already facing a budget issue after being slammed with high medical ...

From staff reports
Sep 15, 2017

Fremont County Sheriff's Department deputies rescued a woman Monday morning after she got trapped in an exotic bird cage north of Riverton. The woman called ...

From staff reports
Aug 24, 2017

County law enforcement officials said their 72-hour "eclipse emergency operation" proceeded largely as planned, with the exception of a few unusual issues - ...

 

By Daniel Bendtsen, Staff Writer
Aug 20, 2017

Fremont County's jail is getting some relief, with its population dropping to 150. At one point last week, the jail had 174 prisoners in-house, one shy of the ...

By Daniel Bendtsen, Staff Writer
Jul 27, 2017

Gang activity, including vandalism and violence, is on the rise on the Wind River Indian Reservation, according to local officials. Fremont County ...

From staff reports
Jun 6, 2017

Sheriff's deputies gave a 24-year-old man a ride to Shoshoni after he threw his bicycle into a river off of Badwater Road. The man called law enforcement at ...


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