Riverton, WY

A Fort Washakie Man Charged with Violent Crime

Acting United States Attorney Nicholas Vassallo announced Tuesday that KOBE CURTIS TILLMAN, age 20, of Fort Washakie, was charged with assault resulting in serious bodily injury, assault with a dangerous weapon, and using, carrying, brandishing, and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. Tillman appeared...
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Fort Washakie Man Charged With Violent Crime in Federal Court

A Fort Washakie man has been charged with violent crime in Wyoming federal court. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details. An arraignment hearing was recently held in U.S. District Court of Wyoming for 20-year-old Kobe Tillman of Fort Washakie. According to the Department of Justice, Tillman pleaded not guilty to the charges of assault resulting in serious bodily injury, assault with a dangerous weapon, and using, carrying, brandishing, and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. Federal District Court Magistrate Judge Teresa McKee set a trial for October 3, 2022, and remanded Tillman to the custody of the United States Marshals Service.
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Legislative Select Committee on Tribal Relations to meet in Riverton

On Monday, August 29, there will be a meeting of the Select Committee on Tribal Relations, held at the Intertribal Center on the Central Wyoming Campus. The purpose of this meeting is to begin the Committee’s interim work. The Committee will welcome any updates that the Eastern Shoshone Business Council, the Northern Arapaho Business Council, or both, would like to share, as well as hearing updates from the Governor’s Office. The Committee will hear testimony concerning enforcement options for Tribal and State Fish and Game departments and information on collections of state internet sales tax on purchases from the Reservation and will consider whether statutory changes may be necessary. The Committee will receive updates about missing and murdered indigenous persons, feral horse management, and St. Stephens School. The Committee will revisit a bill draft carried over from the last legislative session about including Tribes in livestock infectious disease control.

Former Riverton Coach Inducted in Hall of Fame

Former Riverton girls basketball coach Gary Lee was inducted into the Wyoming Coaches Association Hall of Fame this week. Lee coached the Lady Wolverines in the 80’s where they won two state championships In the 1982-83 and the 1983-84 seasons, Lee’s teams in total were a combined 46-1 which included the two state titles. He coached the Riverton girls program from 1981 through 1992 and made the state tournament 11 years in a row. In that 11 year span the Lady Wolverines held a record of 185-76. Lee also coached football and golf as well. Golf was always a passion for Lee. He headed up the girls and boys programs at Torrington in his career. He also spent time in Spearfish, South Dakota and Loveland, Colorado. We want to send a congratulations to Coach Lee on this big honor.

Riverton’s Teter Park Restrooms Vandalized, Flooded

According to a police report received on Wednesday morning, vandals had broken the floats off in the toilets there so that the water would not shut off. Additionally the vandals had wedged the sink faucets open so that water there would not shut off. If that was not enough, they had then plugged all of the drains with toilet paper, effectively flooding the area. Finally, they had marked the walls with graffiti with a permanent marker.

Fee Increases May Be Coming for Public Use of RHS Aquatic Center

The Riverton School Board met Tuesday night with a rather routine agenda and the meeting ended at 7:54 p.m. Without exception the trustees in attendance (Jeremy Hernandez was absent) expressed excitement that the start of school for the 2022-23 school year is just around the corner, with classes beginning on August 23.

Wolverine fall golf tees off today

The fall season for Riverton Wolverines and Lady Wolverines golf kicks off today. Riverton is taking part in the Snake River Shootout today and tomorrow. Day 1 is going to take place in Valley View while day two will be in Jackson. Stay tuned to the Wyotoday Sports Update to hear Coach Lars Flanagan thoughts on the upcoming season and the difficulty that the fall season brings. Below is the schedule for this six week fall season.

New Optometrist at Lander Vision Center

Lander Vision Center officially welcomes Dr. Kortny Lancaster to our office!. Dr. Lancaster grew up in Rock Springs, WY and moved to Lander with his family after graduating from Kentucky College of Optometry. Together with his wife, Briana, and their three children they enjoy mountain biking, camping, and being close to family again.

Old Time Ranch Day at Riverton Museum this Saturday

An Old Time Ranch Day program will be held at the Riverton Museum this Saturday from 2-4 p.m. at 700 East Park. According to a news release from the museum, attendees can learn about and experience life on the ranch with pioneer cooking techniques, roping, branding, rodeo and the animals of the area. Activities are planned for the entire family. There will also be ice cream and candle making. Admission is Free. Snacks will be available with a donation. For information, call 856-2665 for details. The program is sponsored by Bailey Tire and Auto.

WCA Hall of Fame Inductee Gary Lee

Gary Lee coached the Riverton girl's basketball program in its hey-day as the Wolverines won two state championships. In the 1982-83 and the 1983-84 seasons, Lee's teams were a combined 46-1 with 2 state crowns. He coached the Riverton girls program from 1981 through 1992 and made the state tournament 11 years in a row.

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UW Hall Of Famer Selmer Pederson Passes

UW Athletics Hall of Famer and Cowboy football standout Selmer Pederson passed away on July 2, 2022, at the age of 94. A native of Lander, Wyo., Pederson was part of the 1950 Gator Bowl team that entered the UW Hall of Fame in 1994. He would then enter the Hall of Fame as a player in the class of 2012. He lettered for the Cowboys from 1949-51.

SageWest announced $1-million in raises, bonuses for staff at Lander, Riverton hospital campuses

In recognizing and rewarding its employees for their dedication, sacrifice and service to their patients and communities, SageWest Health Care announced that it is investing more than $1 million in immediate pay raises and bonuses for staff at its Lander and Riverton hospital campuses. Nearly all of SageWest’s approximately 300 team members will receive a wage increase or bonus, increasing the total annual payroll of SageWest to more than $35 million.

Riverton PeaceMarch Drew Small but Dedicated Crowd

Riverton- The annual Riverton Peace Mission sponsored Riverton Peace March was held on Saturday the 6th of August. The march ended in City Park where an open microphone was an invitation to speak on behalf of those who struggle most from disassociation and racism in Riverton and the surrounding area.

Man dies in Wyoming backcountry following lightning strike

A 22-year old man died while in camp in the Absaroka Mountains this week after lightning struck a tent. According to a press release following the incident, the student went immediately into cardiac arrest, and was unable to be resuscitated using CPR. The student was on a trip with the...