Snow fence boards replaced east of Riverton; citizens' help requested

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RIVERTON, Wyo. (RELEASE) - Riverton maintenance employees finished up replacing snow fence panels earlier this week east of Riverton.

Sometime between Aug. 19 and Aug. 26, 147 weathered snow fence boards, from 21 panels, were stolen from highway snow fence 32.1 miles east of Riverton on WY136 (Gas Hills Road).

"We were at the site rebuilding the snow fence for parts of two weeks," said Riverton maintenance foreman Shane Pugh of Riverton. "This unplanned project delayed normal fall maintenance work in central Fremont County."

Riverton's maintenance crew spent 76 man hours replacing the stolen snow fence at a cost of more than $3,900.

"Law enforcement is investigating the incident, but we could really use any and all tips phoned to the Fremont County Sheriff's Office, (307) 332-5611 or (307) 856-7200," Pugh said.