Wyant (center) takes recess outside the courthouse with her attorney and her mother during this week’s trial. Photos: Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

Former penitentiary employee found guilty in sexual assault trial

The jury took less than 90 minutes to return a verdict guilty in the trial against a former Wyoming State Penitentiary employee. Now thirty-year-old Shantell Ann Wyant faces jail time and fines. Cali O’Hare recaps the third and final day of the trial.



Vaccination clinics slated for flu season

Cold and flu season is here. Carbon County Public Health has scheduled vaccination clinics in several local communities. Emma Diercks has the details.



Click to enlarge. Photo: Emma Diercks/Bigfoot 99.

River restoration project complete this week

Restoration work on the North Platte and Encampment River is wrapping up. Emma Diercks spent Thursday morning on the river and returned with this report.



National management team takes over stubborn Ryan Fire

Ryan Fire map as of Friday, September 28, 2018 courtesy of USFS/InciWeb. Click for more.

The Ryan Fire consumed another 500 acres on Thursday as it crossed Forest Road 498 on the southern end of the burn zone. The fire, which was first reported two weeks ago tomorrow, is now burning on 21,631 acres. It is 35 percent contained.

Another development is that a National Incident Management Organization took command of both the Ryan and Silver Creek Fires from separate regional teams. The national team is under the command of Mike Quesinberry who oversaw NIMO operations during the Beaver Creek Fire two years ago.

The Silver Creek Fire burning northwest of Kremmling, Colorado, is 18,700 acres in size and 60 percent contained.


Sports: High school weekend preview

As the high school sports season continues, games begin to become more important each week. Joey Saverine previews whats on tap for the weekend.




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