Local News 4/25/17

CATHOLIC COLLEGE GROWTH

(Riverton) – In his first year as president of Wyoming Catholic College in Lander, Dr. Glenn Arbery tells the Cardinal Newman Society he is making sure the Catholic faith remains central to every part of campus life.

Enrollment at Wyoming Catholic College has grown 150 percent in the past seven years and has welcomed the largest freshman class ever over the last two years.

Arbery says the college is on track for another big class.

Arbery adds, after a year of leading Wyoming Catholic College, he is very optimistic about its future, and while it has many challenges, he is confident they will all be met.

 

MOUNTAIN LION IN JAYCEE PARK

(Riverton) – Riverton Police report a mountain lion was spotted in Riverton’s Jaycee Park Monday morning.

Officers with the police department and Fremont County Sheriff’s Office were able to encourage the big cat to leave the area.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is being notified of the encounter.

 

WEEKEND UPDATE

(Lander) – There were 15 people booked into the Fremont County Detention Center over the weekend including a man who was charged with driving under the influence after his vehicle was found on its side in a ditch along V-1 Road outside Lander.

The pickup was unattended when it was discovered early Saturday morning but a deputy with the County Sheriff’s Office located the driver, apparently in the area of the accident.

The Sheriff’s Office says the man is also charged with driving under suspension and failure to report a collision.

 

BE ECLIPSE READY

(Riverton) – With the Great American Eclipse only four months away, the Wyoming Small Business Development Center says it’s ready to help your business to reach the thousands of tourists expected for the event.

The Center says it’s very important that your business is available online using Google’s Get Our Cities on the Map program, which is free.

Also, the Wyoming Department of Revenue is offering free temporary sales tax and lodging tax licenses for individuals who are interested in selling a product or renting out lodging.

The Center says many people may not be aware they are responsible for collecting sales or lodging taxes.

 

GAS PRICES DOWN

(Riverton) – Retail gasoline prices have fallen almost one cent over the past week for an average of $2.27 per gallon, which compares to a national price that is up a penny at $2.42.

GasBuddy says, since mid-February, average gasoline prices have risen 17 cents, a far cry from the 41-cent gain during the same time last year.

While the annual spring spike remains subdued, GasBuddy points out gas prices are 28 cents higher than a year ago.

Around the region, gas is selling for $2.30 in Fort Collins, $2.33 in Billings and $2.46 in Ogden.