Frontier Academy Moving to Special Services Building, not Maintenance Shop

Riverton Schools Superintendent Dr. JoAnne Andre-Flanagan last night told the school board that some changes have been made to plans for the future location of the District’s Frontier Academy. The academy was initially slated to be taken from the Tonkin Acitivites Center to a district maintenance shop after remodeling. But Flanagan said a new plan is to take the Special Services Classes from their building at the Alternative School adjacent to Riverton Middle School and put them in the James H. Moore Career Center. Frontier students would then move into the Alternative school building. Advertisement Advertisement “There’s more room there […]

UW Spring Commencement to be virtual on May 15th

The University of Wyoming’s spring 2021 commencement ceremony will be conducted virtually in May, due to continuing concerns about large gatherings and travel related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremony, following the format of both the spring and winter 2020 commencement events, will air Saturday, May 15, at 10 a.m. It will include all colleges and degree levels. “With the increasing availability of the COVID vaccine and decreasing numbers of cases, there’s reason to be optimistic that we’re turning the corner on the pandemic. However, it does not appear that conditions in May will allow for the traditional large, in-person […]

Nine More Coronavirus-Related Deaths Confirmed

Among the deaths is an adult Fremont County Woman Nine more coronavirus-related deaths among Wyoming residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been confirmed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). ·         An older adult Big Horn County woman died last month. She was hospitalized, was a resident of a local long-term care facility and had health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19. ·         An older adult Converse County man died earlier this month. He was a resident of a local long-term care facility; it’s unclear whether he had health conditions recognized as […]

City Council sets seven goals for the coming year

The Riverton City Council prepares and adopts the annual goals for the City each year and the 2021-22 goals were approved Tuesday night. The council met on in a work session on February 9th and developed the goals, which were adopted Tuesday. Advertisement According to City Administrator Tony Tolstedt, the goals will be posted throughout city government and would be used as a guide for future efforts, including development of the next city fiscal year budget. Advertisement Tolstedt, in a memo to the council, said the goals “highlight general areas of focus with certain specific areas denoted during the development […]

3rd Annual Winter Rendezvous Games this Weekend

The 3rd Annual Winter Rendezvous Games are back to heat up your Saturday. The games include feats of strength, wit, agility, and creativity. Teams will go head to head for a chance to take home the Rendezvous Games Traveling Trophy until next year. Last year, Teton Therapy Took Home the win, will someone else take home the trophy? The 8 teams include: Prime Variable Athletics-Bearded Dragons, Icons & Rebels Shoshone Business Council, Help for Health Hospice, Teton Therapy, Benchmark Dental, Rocky Mountain Oncology, Prime Variable Athletics-Bearded Lizards, and Prime Variable Athletics-Bearded Ladies. Bundle up and root for your favorite team […]

IRS: Filing a Tax Return? Make sure it is accurate

 As tax filing season approaches, IRS Criminal Investigation reminds taxpayers to file accurate returns; Choose a tax preparer carefully  DENVER — The Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CI) reminded taxpayers today to file accurate tax returns and choose a tax preparer wisely. The nation’s tax season starts on Friday, February 12, 2021 when the agency begins accepting and processing 2020 tax year returns.  U.S. persons are subject to tax on worldwide income from all sources. Most taxpayers meet this obligation by reporting all taxable income and paying taxes according to the law. However, those who willfully hide income should […]

RHS JV Ballers Honored for Good Sportsmanship

The Wyoming High School Activities Association named two Riverton High School Basketball players to receive the WHSAA Good Sportsmanship Award. Superintendent Dr. JoAnne Andre-Flanagan said Dante Watt and Parker Paton were recognized for their positive play and attitude during a game at Casper Natrona. The two were presented with their awards at Tuesday night’s school board meeting. Advertisement Advertisement

WyomingPBS Wins Two Public Media Awards

WyomingPBS won two Public Media Awards during the 52nd Annual Public Media Awards ceremony hosted by the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) January 26, 2021. “Art of Home: A Wind River Story,” a co-production of Alpheus Media and WyomingPBS, was the award winner in the “Cultural Documentary” category; “Farm to Fork Wyoming: Working Dogs” was the award winner in the “Topical Documentary” category. “Art of Home,” which features Native American artists with a connection to the Wind River Reservation, first aired on WyomingPBS in November 2019 and was funded through support from the Wind River Foundation, Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, […]

Stay Warm Outside: Dressing for Cold Weather

The National Weather Service issued these graphics for staying warm while outside in chilly, cold and extreme cold conditions: Advertisement Advertisement

UW Fall Semester Provost’s Honor Roll Announced

The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2020 fall semester Provost’s Honor Roll.  The Provost’s Honor Roll consists of undergraduates who have completed at least six but fewer than 12 hours with a minimum 3.5 grade-point average for the semester.  Advertisement Students are: Dubois Kellyn Chandler Fort Washakie Jacoby G. Hereford Advertisement Lander Cristina GonzalezLuke NielsenHaley R. PetersBrianna Ruth Wright RivertonEmily DaytonKelly J. DempsterAngel L. JahnkeSchuyler JustesenWyatt C. MeyerAmber ShawTerry D. WantSean Watts ShoshoniJason Thoren Ten Sleep     Tanner Tim Jenkins Thermopolis   Joni ChristiansenAmanda Dinsmore WorlandQuinn MyersHailey E. SchumacherNarisse Annette TrippelEmiliano Vega

UW Fall Semester Dean’s & Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls: Local Students

The University of Wyoming lists 75 students from Fremont, Hot Springs and Washakie counties on the 2020 fall semester academic Dean’s and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls. The honor rolls consist of regularly enrolled undergraduates above freshman standing who earned a 3.4 or better grade-point average, and freshmen who have earned a 3.25 or better grade-point average. To be eligible, students must have been enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours taken for letter grades. For more information about the University of Wyoming, view the webpage at: Students are: Crowheart            Ranelle Jean Hindman Dubois               Julia E. HalmayAmber M. SessockKatelyn R. Suda Ethete               Chelsea […]

Pandemic Caused Large Job Losses in Second Qtr. 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions hit Wyoming in second quarter 2020, widespread job losses were seen in the state, According to the Department of Workforce Services Research and Planning Section. From second quarter 2019 to second quarter 2020, Wyoming lost 26,733 jobs (-9.6%) and total payroll fell by $216.5 million (-6.4%). The largest job losses occurred in leisure & hospitality (-10,255 jobs), mining (including oil & gas; -4,541 jobs), local government (including public schools & colleges; -3,191 jobs), construction (-1,695 jobs), retail trade (-1,406 jobs), and professional & business services (-1,251 jobs). Smaller job losses were seen in […]

Cartoon Caption Contest Entries Sought by WHC

The month of February will be the Wyoming Humanities Caption Contest! Every week political cartoonists throughout the country and across the political spectrum apply their skills to capture events in the world of politics. Political cartoonists use visual metaphors and caricatures to address complicated political situations with humor and emotion. Wyoming Humanities has partnered with two Wyoming political cartoonists to create two original, uncaptioned cartoons. On February 1, 2021 you will be able to view the cartoon and submit your original captions on Facebook, Instagram or on the Wyoming Humanities website. Caption Contest winners and prizes will be announced on March 5, 2021.   […]

New surgeon joins SageWest

SageWest Health Care is pleased to announce board-certified general surgeon Mary MacGuire, M.D., has joined its staff. Dr. MacGuire is one of several physicians joining SageWest this year growing health care services close to home. “We are pleased to welcome Dr. MacGuire to SageWest Health Care,” said John Ferrelli, CEO of SageWest Health Care. “High quality surgical services are vital to our community and Dr. MacGuire’s expertise and experience will be important as we continually strive in meeting our communities’ healthcare needs.” Advertisement Dr. MacGuire has more than 35 years of experience with surgical care including trauma and critical care, […]

UW President’s Honor Roll 2020 Fall Semester released

The University of Wyoming lists 51 students from Fremont, Hot Springs and Washakie counties on the 2020 fall semester President’s Honor Roll. The President’s Honor Roll consists of regularly enrolled undergraduates who earned a 4.0 (“A”) grade-point average for the semester. To be eligible, students must have been enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours taken for letter grades. Crowheart            Riley Rux Dubois               Ione R. ChandlerAmy Grant Lander               Kailee S. BehuninSophia BoveCaleb E. CecrleEmma Jo ComstockEmma E. CraneAbbigale L. HamiltonNicholas KulowRobin LarsonMakayla M. McPhersonKenzie C. McPhieAnnikki M. PetersonDanika R. RohnAlexiss RomeroHannah N. SkinnerJordan N. TroxelLucy UrbanskiJackson G. WellerConnor Michael WilkinsonMadison Kristine Williams […]

New weather show on tap Monday on KVOW, 1450

This programming note, starting Monday after the 9 a.m. news on KVOW, AM 1450, Host Kirk Baxter will chat each week with the National Weather Service’s Tim Troutman, the warning coordinator meteorologist at the Riverton NWS Office. Learn about the workings of our local weather station with this new program. Advertisement Advertisement

Column: “Intensive Care” for Riverton’s Neighbors

By Brett Watson –Riverton; above and beyond what you’ve heard 2021 was suppose to bring normalcy to our lives again… but, as we know, life continues unscripted. But, it’s another “normal” year for the residents of this amazing community. Since, the ball dropped at midnight on the 31st of Dec, the Riverton community has been hit with several twists, accidents, and, well, life.Here is the latest in the fundraisers that are going on for our neighbors and friends in this community that have been put in a tough spot by life. Advertisement Tuesday, Riverton Livestock Auction put together a special […]

Wyoming Department of Health Receives Lifeline Planning Grant

The Wyoming Department of Health has been selected to receive a grant to help prepare the state for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s coming national 988 dialing code. In July 2022, 988 will become the national three-digit dialing code for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, replacing the current phone number of 1-800-273-TALK (8255). “We always tell people to call 911 if they are someone they know is in immediate danger of harming themselves,” said Lindsay Martin, Injury and Violence Prevention Program manager with WDH said. “Having a ready resource for people in crisis is vital,” Martin said. “We know having […]