Hot Springs County

A report in the Thermopolis Independent record reports the Department of Criminal Investigation (DCI) has been called in to investigate allegations of a use of force incident involving Hot Springs County Sheriff’s Deputies. Sheriff Jerimie Kraushaar said there is body cam and dash cam evidence from the incident that will be reviewed along with interviews…

The Thermopolis Independent Record cites a report that showed a decrease in taxable sales in Hot Springs County. According to a report released last month by the Economic Analysis Division of the Wyoming Department of Administration and Information Hot Springs County taxable sales were 5.9 percent less for the second quarter in 2019 compared to…

A virus that has affected some horses in northwest Wyoming has now spread to cattle. Vesicular Stomatitis has been found in cattle in three different herds – one case in Hot Springs County, and other cases are believed to be in Platte and Park counties. The disease was first discovered in Wyoming around late July…

The Thermopolis Independent Record reports that the first not guilty plea was made in a major drug case in Hot Springs County on Monday. Tiffany Ringgenberg of Cody pleaded not guilty to felony charges of possession of methamphetamine and conspiracy to deliver meth. The charges carry with them a combined possible sentence of 27 years…

A multi-agency law enforcement effort led to the arrest of three suspects on drug charges last Friday–according to a report from the Thermopolis Independent Record. On August 30th–the Hot Springs County Sheriff’s Office received information from the Department of Criminal Investigation about a meth deal that was going to happen between Trevor W. Brinkerhoff–Brian K.…

While it may not be due to the best of circumstances–the additional influx of business and the normal summer tourism in Hot Springs County is set to boost the economy. The Thermopolis Independent Record spoke to Amanda Moeller–CEO of the Thermopolis-Hot Springs Economic Development Company–she stated quote–“With the estimated $1 million-plus of hail damage to…

Wyoming’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.5% in June. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports the rate is down from 4.1% a year ago and slightly lower than the national rate of 3.7%. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services says Teton County — which includes Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks and the Jackson…

In a report from the Thermopolis Independent Record–more than a year after he was initially arrested–Hugo A. Luna was sentenced by District Judge Bobbi Overfield to 20 to 30 years in the Wyoming Department of Corrections on a felony charge of second degree attempted murder. The charge was lessened from first-degree–and a second felony count…

The Worland Fire Protection District and Worland Volunteer Fire Department were called out to a host of wildland fires that began last Thursday. The Corbin Fire was caused by a lightning strike from Thursday afternoon’s thunderstorms. Two fires in the main call out area merged into one to form this fire. The fire size was…

The Thermopolis Independent Record reports that costs associated with damage left in the wake of a July 1st hail and wind storm will exceed $1 million dollars. Contractors, automotive, and roofing businesses are flocking to Thermopolis to help us repair. Many have set up temporary business locations in town to better serve the community. Local…


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