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Fremont County Law Enforcement Will Show Zero Tolerance

From May 23 to June 5, 2016, Fremont County Law Enforcement personnel will participate in the national Click It or Ticket campaign in an effort to save lives through increased seat belt use. This enforcement period comes ahead of the Memorial Day holiday, one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.   According to research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, while 88.5 percent of passenger vehicle occupants buckled up in 2015, almost 50 percent of occupants of fatal crashes nationwide are not restrained. In some states, the rate is as high as 70 percent unrestrained in fatal crashes. This fact gravely highlights the need for increased enforcement and awareness of seat belt use.   “As law enforcement, we have a special role in helping protect the safety of our citizens, … Read entire article »

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Wyoming 28 pavement improvement project south of Lander delayed

  The start of a $1.97 million pavement improvement project scheduled to begin next week on Wyoming 28, about 21 miles south of Lander has been delayed.   Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Erik Smith of Lander said the 3.86-mile project is now scheduled to begin Friday July 8th, with milling and shoulder widening operations. “Travelers should expect 15-minute traffic delays,” Smith said. “The contractor will have flaggers set up at each end of the project, and pilot vehicles will be used to direct traffic through the construction project.” McGarvin-Moberly Construction Co., of Worland is the prime contractor on the project, which includes grading, asphalt milling, placing pit run subbase rock on each side of the highway, asphalt pavement surfacing, chip sealing and other work beginning at milepost 59.65 between Lander and Farson. Contract completion date … Read entire article »

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Harvey Lee Charging Services

Harvey Lee Charging passed away on May 20, 2016, on Friday afternoon at Morning Star Care Center in Fort Washakie, Wyoming. A visitation will be held from 5pm-all night on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Rocky Mountain Hall in Fort Washakie. Funeral Services will be held at 10am on Wednesday, May 25 at Rocky Mountain Hall. Harvey Lee Charging was born September 30, 1942 to Jennie (Smith) Hunts-Along and Ernest Charging. He was the youngest son born to this union. He also had a sister, Phyllis and she preceded him in death at a young age.  He had two brothers, Jerry and Reginald Charging Sr. He was survived by two half-brothers, Russell (Cindy) Hunts-Along of Salt Lake City, Utah and Roger (Betty) Hunts-Along of Rock Point, Arizona. Harvey was an enrolled … Read entire article »

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Marty Marburger services

Martin “Marty” Marburger, 45, died at his home in Rawlins. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at Mount Hope Cemetery in Lander. Martin Allen Marburger was born on July 3, 1970 in Casper, WY to Gerald “Gerry” and Linda (Matzke) Marburger. After graduating from Lander Valley High School, he attended college in Nebraska and culinary school in Portland, OR. Although he experienced various occupations over the years, he worked predominately in the restaurant business as a chef or operations manager. During his youth, Marty participated in many athletic activities including golf which became a lifelong passion. He is survived by his son, Getty Marburger; father, Gerald Marburger; brothers, CB Marburger and Cory Marburger; his wife, Shelly Bauder; and his first wife, Michelle Munda. He was preceded in death … Read entire article »

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Wyoming family that lost 3 dogs challenges trapping

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Casper family that lost three St. Bernard dogs to snares has filed a claim against the state asserting that Wyoming law doesn’t authorize trapping on state lands. The dogs belonging to the Robert Cardenas family were all killed by snares on state land at the base of Casper Mountain in the fall of 2014. The family filed notice of a claim last month naming the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, the State Lands and Investments Board, the Board of Land Commissioners and the Wyoming State Attorney General. Officials with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department say the snares were legal. But lawyer Gary Shockey representing the family says state law does not permit trapping on such property and claims one snare wasn’t properly tagged. … Read entire article »

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Emergency exercise planned for Lander Tuesday 5/24/2016

(LANDER, Wyo.) A full scale functional exercise will be activated tomorrow (on May 24, 2016) in the Lander Valley High School Parking lot, at 2:00 pm. Entrance into the exercise, will be through Tiger Drive with exit out on Baldwin Creek. This exercise is being conducted by Fremont County Public Health, Northern Arapaho Tribal Health and Eastern Shoshone Tribal Health. This exercise will be carried out according to the guidelines utilizing the Strategic National Stockpile Plan (SNS), accordance with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) contract deliverables for Emergency Preparedness. The exercise will be utilizing a drive through Point of Distribution for roughly 1000 affected persons. Fremont County Public Health has been requested to dispose a 10 day fictiousis prophylactic medication to anyone who attended the simulated “Biovalley Community Fund Raiser”. They … Read entire article »

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Laramie, North Platte flooding in some areas in SE Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Flooding warnings have been posted for sections of the Laramie and North Platte rivers in southeast Wyoming. The North Platte River at Saratoga and new Sinclair in Carbon County was rising and expected to hit flood stage. State National Guard troops have been filling sandbags in Saratoga to help local residents prepare for potential flooding. In Albany County, minor flooding continues to occur along the Laramie River in the Laramie area where it is about a half of a foot above flood stage. In Goshen County, the Laramie River is just over a foot above flood stage, causing some minor flooding around Fort Laramie. … Read entire article »

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Wyoming candidates united for coal, against EPA

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) — Candidates vying to fill Wyoming’s sole seat in the U.S. House of Representatives are united against the Environmental Protection Agency’s plans for coal. Candidates say limiting EPA powers and repealing the Clean Power Plan are key to the future of Wyoming, the nation’s largest coal producer. For voters, the question may be who will be able to turn rhetoric into action. According to a study conducted by the Center for Energy Economics and Public Policy in 2015, coal generates 14 percent of Wyoming’s gross state product and provides $1.3 billion, or 11 percent, of all revenue collected by the state. Since 2008, state revenue from coal has dropped 17 percent. … Read entire article »

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Wyoming sees fewer fatal crashes in 2016

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming authorities say the number of people killed in crashes on state roads has decreased by more than half this year compared to the same time in 2015. There have been 18 fatal crashes on Wyoming highways since the beginning of the year. During the same time last year, 46 people had died in collisions. Capt. Shawn Dickerson attributed the decrease to more troopers stationed along the roadways, fewer drivers following layoffs in the energy industry and increased efforts by the Wyoming Highway Patrol during winter storms. Troopers are participating in a national effort to encourage more drivers to wear seat belts from Monday through June 5, and will issue citations to those found not wearing them. … Read entire article »

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Wyoming representatives in Washington back Trump

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming’s two U.S. senators and sole member of the U.S. House of Representatives support Donald Trump for president, saying that is key to taking the White House. U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis said she had some concerns about the way Trump has treated women, but also saw him as capable of treating men and women as equals in some circumstances. Sen. John Barrasso said a Hillary Clinton presidency would be worse. Sen. Mike Enzi said in a statement he respects the voters’ choice of Trump and will support him. Wyoming Republicans had largely favored U.S Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Lummis has initially backed U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky. … Read entire article »

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