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Submitted by Newsroom on October 14, 2011 – 11:46 amNo Comment


Local man arrested for kidnapping

By News Director Leslie Stratmoen

LANDER, Wyo. –The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Lander man for kidnapping, felonious restrain and false imprisonment. Sgt. Ryan Lee says 23-year-old Jaysen Allen Hayes III was arrested early this morning. The sergeant said the charges stem from a call in the Hudson area that came in just after 2:30 this morning alleging that Hayes had a physical altercation with an adult female. That’s all the details we have for now. Authorities are still investigating the case.


Three men rescued from wilderness

By News Director Leslie Stratmoen

DUBOIS, Wyo. – Three men stranded in the Shoshone National Forest wilderness above Dubois, Wyoming, were found late last night on Union Pass near Sheridan Creek. Sheriff’s Sgt. Ryan Lee says the men called for help around 9:30 last night after their vehicle got stuck and became inoperable.

They were walking out of the forest when they called for assistance and located about an hour and a half after the call. They were taken home with no injuries reported. The mission marks the 41st for Fremont County’s Search and Rescue crew this year.

Union Pass where the men were found is on the Continental Divide bordered by the Gros Ventre Mountains on the west and Wind River Range on the east. Historically, the pass was used by American Indians and early mountain men including the Astor Expedition in 1811 on its way west. On the return trip, fearing hostile Indian activity near Union Pass, the Astorians chose a southern route and discovered South Pass where a city developed decades later when gold was found.


U.S. Senator needs a Page

By News Director Leslie Stratmoen

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Now here’s news coming in from Wyoming’s U.S. Senator Mike Enzi’s office in Washington, D.C. He needs a Senate Page for the upcoming spring session so is encouraging Wyoming high school juniors to apply by Nov. 30. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

Enzi speaking at the dedication of the Intertribal center in Riverton. Photo by Leslie Stratmoen

Wyoming’s senior senator said in a release that the Page program gives students a front-row seat during debates in the U.S. Senate and provides experiences that participants “carry with them forever.” Those were his words.

He said the primary duties of a Page are delivering correspondence and legislative material at the the Capitol, while other duties include preparing the Senate chamber for sessions and carrying bills and amendments to the appropriate people on the Senate floor.

A Page starts the day with Senate Page School until 9:45 in the morning, then works until 4 in the afternoon or until the Senate adjourns for the day. The Senate Page School provides the necessary requisites for a junior year course of study as well as the opportunity for a Field Studies Program which provides additional educational and cultural opportunities.

Pages live in Webster Hall located near the Capitol and receive a stipend to cover the cost of the residence and breakfast and dinner each day.   The spring session runs from Jan. 30 – June 8, 2012. 

Applications and additional information can be found by going to Further questions can be directed to Dianne Kirkbride in Senator Enzi’s Cheyenne office at 307-772-2477 or

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