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Submitted by Newsroom on June 16, 2011 – 7:42 amOne Comment


Police issue alert for thief

By News Director Leslie Stratmoen

LANDER, Wyo. – Lander police are looking for a man who cashed two fraudulent payroll checks totaling about $1.200. Det. Lutterman says the checks were cashed under the name of Schofeild, using the first names of David and Curtis on fake driver’s licensed from Utah and Wyoming. 

The payroll checks were cashed in Lander on June 8th for $688 and $588. Both of the fake checks were issued on Wells Fargo Bank accounts, one saying it was from Wrangler Well Services of Riverton and the other from Pro-Test Oil Services of Lander. 

Police described the suspect as a Caucasian man in his thirties who stands 5-foot-7 or 5’ 10”, weighs 188 to 200 pounds, has light brown hair cut short and sports a tribal tattoo on his right arm, just above the elbow. 

The detective suspects the man may try to cask more checks, so is warning the public and asking for help finding him. The detective can be reached at the Lander police station by calling 332-3401.



Flood warning issued for Wind River

By News Director Leslie Stratmoen

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – In Fremont County’s mountain town of Dubois, the flood warning remains for the Wind River. The National Weather Service says it’s expected to rise to flood stage in that area sometime today and cause minor flooding before beginning to recede. Rain on top of melting snow filled the river to its banks on Wednesday morning.

The same river also runs through Riverton but is not expected to reach flood stage here.

Many other rivers and streams in the state are running high. Minor flooding continues along the Upper North Platte River at Saratoga and near Sinclair, the Encampment River at Encampment, the Salt River in Lincoln County and the Laramie River at Laramie.

With contributions from The Associated Press

Paving crew schedules spring work

By News Director Leslie Stratmoen

RIVERTON, Wyo. – The Wyoming Department of Transportation reports that one of its asphalt paving crews will be working in the Meeteetse area next week, weather permitting. The crew is scheduled to begin Monday on Wyoming 120 both to the north and south of Meeteetse. When done, the paving crew will move its operation to US 14A and the causeway east of Lovell. That’s expected to happen by the end of the month.

Following that work, the paving crew moves on to Cody, scheduled to be there July 11-19 to continue work on Wyoming 120, both on the north and south sides of town, and US 14 16-20 between Cody and the tunnels.

Paving foreman Shawn Coggins says the roadways will be congested during the work weeks, with the crew, rollers and several trucks hauling materials, including hot asphalt. So, he warns all motorists planning to travel through the area to slow down and obey flaggers and traffic control.


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Comment by 45ACP
2011-06-19 13:35:54

Let’s clean up Riverton! Mayor Warpness encourages residents to keep area properties clean. I wonder if this includes City owned properties as well?

Like the City hall Parking lot, or the usually dirt covered sidewalk in front of the City Hall Sign, how about the city equipment yards, the Police shooting range, or the mountain of garbage located South of the Police shooting range along East Monroe? Seems hundreds of discarded plastic dumpsters offer a vast mosquito breading ground!
And what about weeds in these areas are they exempt?

Can the citizens send the City a letter telling them “you have to clean your weeds up” or we citizens will hire someone to do it for you and send you the bill?

I fully agree with the Mayor, take some pride! Riverton has become trashy! …………But remember, before criticizing your neighbor, look around your own yard first!

You never know, the “Heavy hand of citizens” may be driving by your property.

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