Another New Physician now practicing in Riverton

SageWest Health Care is pleased to announce that Daniel Bender, DO has joined its staff and will be offering primary care services to patients in Fremont County. Dr. Bender is one of several physicians to begin practicing in Fremont County this year as SageWest continues to grow healthcare services.  “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Bender to SageWest Health Care,” said John Ferrelli, CEO of SageWest Health Care. “Access to primary care is important in promoting good health in our community and Dr. Bender’s expertise will be important as our hospitals strive to meet our region’s evolving healthcare needs.” Dr. […]

Wyoming’s Virtual Library surpasses one million checkouts

The Wyoming Virtual Library, a service provided by public libraries across the state as well as by the Wyoming State Library, recently marked its one millionth checkout of e-books, e-audiobooks and digital magazines, comic books and graphic novels. The one millionth checkout was Elizabeth Gilbert’s City of Girls. The Wyoming Virtual Library currently includes more than 22 library systems around the state, including the Fremont County Library System. By July, every Wyoming public and community college, the University of Wyoming and the Wyoming State Library will all be part of this consortium. Member libraries provide their patrons with 24/7 access to […]

Deadline Nearing for Arts Council’s Call for Proposals for 2021 Virtual Arts Summit

  The Wyoming Arts Council is holding the 2021 Arts Summit virtually, Nov. 1-5, and are seeking proposals for virtual sessions. The deadline to submit proposal ideas is May 17. The theme for the Arts Summit is “Connecting Through the Arts.” Interested individuals, organizations, or other collaborations are invited to submit proposal ideas for sessions at the Summit using this Google form:              The Arts Council is interested in broad ideas and topics that are relevant to the theme of the Arts Summit – “Connecting Through the Arts.” Proposals do not need to be fully prepared sessions or presentations, but should demonstrate […]

Frontier Academy graduate received diploma Tuesday

For the third Fremont County School District #25 Trustees meeting in a row, a graduation ceremony was held for the district’s Frontier Academy. Receiving her high school diploma Tuesday night was Adrianna M. Bush before friends, family and Frontier Administrators. Advertisement The mascot of the Frontier Academy is the Phoenix, and another Phoenix rose Tuesday night while also earning 22 college credits during her time at the school. Congratulations Adrianna!

UW Plans Commencement Ceremonies May 14-15

The University of Wyoming is scheduled to accord degrees upon 1,515 undergraduate students, 363 graduate students, 71 College of Law students and 53 School of Pharmacy students during spring commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday, May 14-15. Four ceremonies are planned in UW’s Arena-Auditorium, with each graduate allowed a limited number of guest tickets. The ceremonies each will feature an abbreviated program of speakers, followed by the awarding of degrees. There will be no processional or recessional, and the stage party will be limited. Social distancing and face masks will be observed in the seating of both the graduates and their […]

Governor Gordon Proclaims Economic Development Week in Wyoming

Governor Mark Gordon proclaimed May 9 to 15, 2021 as Economic Development Week in Wyoming to celebrate economic development’s positive contributions and explain the importance of the profession in our communities, which includes: Policies and efforts governments and local economic developers undertake to retain and grow jobs as well as public and private investment within a community. This includes facilitating people, information, opportunities and even removing roadblocks to allow this to happen. Local and state efforts directed at improving the business climate through specific efforts in business finance, marketing, business retention and expansion, technology transfer, community planning, vibrant main streets, […]

Cooking With Community Project at CWC Jackson Awarded $22,000

CWC Hospitality Program Director, Amy Madera, decided last fall that the UW John P. Ellbogen $50,000 Entrepreneurship Competition was an exceptional alignment to the Food and Beverage Operations course curriculum. Students applied their academic knowledge throughout the semester to create and design a mobile commercial teaching kitchen, including a custom-designed trailer, culinary equipment, and a truck to haul the kitchen trailer to local, regional and state-wide locations. Madera and her six students went to work, preparing their project, “Cooking With Community,” designed to offer year-round culinary instruction in Jackson and surrounding counties the college serves, including training on regional farms […]

UW Art Museum Hosts Walk-Through & Virtual Gallery with Student Award Winners

The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host a free gallery walk-through featuring student award winners from the 46th annual Juried UW Student Exhibition Thursday, May 6, from 5:30-7 p.m. The UW Art Museum will offer both in-person and Zoom options for attendees. In-person attendees are asked to follow UW’s social distancing and mask protocols. For information on how to attend via Zoom, go to The gallery walk-through is an opportunity to hear students discuss their artistic motivations, such as what drives the content of their work and why specific artistic media were chosen, and to answer visitors’ questions. The […]

Crawford White Eagle, Sr., to be awarded honorary doctoral degree from UW

The University of Wyoming will confer its highest award, the honorary doctoral degree, upon two individuals who will be recognized during UW commencement ceremonies May 14-15. They are recently deceased Northern Arapaho elder Crawford White Eagle Sr., who will be honored posthumously and Jim Magagna, the longtime executive vice president of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association and advocate for Wyoming ranchers. They each will receive the Doctor of Humane Letters degree. UW alumni, current or former trustees and faculty members are eligible to nominate individuals for honorary degrees who embody the university’s high ideals; exemplify the values of excellence, service […]

UW’s Ethics Club Raises Money for SparkTank Local Community Service Project

A University of Wyoming College of Business student group recently awarded nearly $60,000 to four Laramie community nonprofit organizations. Participants in UW’s Student Center for the Public Trust (SCPT) chapter (Ethics Club) were involved with the SparkTank program at various stages. Last fall, Ethics Club members selected four finalists from a pool of 20 local nonprofits to participate in the event. The organizations were chosen based on their missions, community impact and adherence to the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative principles. The finalists were Climb Wyoming, Laramie Foster Closet, Laramie Soup Kitchen and the Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual […]

Butch Cassidy Exhibit this month on display in Dubois

Robert LeRoy Parker, better known as Butch Cassidy, was an infamous outlaw in the Wild West. His life and persona vary from story to story, but what is clear is that he spent a short time living and working in Dubois. The Dubois Museum this month will be featuring an exhibit on Butch Cassidy describing not only his life, crimes, and time in Dubois, but the many discrepancies surrounding these topics allowing visitors to draw their own conclusions about one of Wyoming and Fremont County’s most well-known figures. Advertisement

UW Student Team Third in Business Ethics Competition

Riverton’s Troy Cassity is a Wyoming Team Member A University of Wyoming undergraduate team placed third in the recent Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program Case Competition. The program challenges students’ ethical reasoning, provides tools for ethical decision-making and raises awareness of the importance of principle-based ethics. Each of the 12 participating teams that are part of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program from Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah was provided, in advance, with a business ethics case. The scenario involved a fictional defense industry technology company specializing in artificial intelligence and biological experiments. During the virtual competition, […]

Dubois Vaccination Clinic set this coming Thursday, May 6

A vaccination clinic featuring the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine will be held on Thursday, May 6th at the Dubois School, on North First Street. See the specific information below Advertisement

SageWest Health names Mercy Award Recipients in Lander and Riverton

SageWest Health Care recently announced that Bobbie Farson and Lori Larsen have earned the 2021 Mercy Award, for Lander and Riverton campuses, respectively. The Mercy Award recognizes one employee from each SageWest campus who profoundly touches the lives of others and best represents the spirit and values on which the company was founded. The Mercy Award is an annual recognition program established in 2001 to honor the life and contributions of Scott Mercy, LifePoint’s founding chairman and chief executive officer. The award is the highest honor an employee can receive. “At SageWest Health Care, we share LifePoint’s commitment to Making […]

CWC Community Kitchen Project awarded $21K in UW’s Ellbogen Competition

Six finalists will share a total of $77,000 in prize money after being selected as winners of the University of Wyoming College of Business John P. Ellbogen $50K Entrepreneurship Competition, which was held virtually April 23-24.  The grand prize winner, LifeGlass, was awarded $22,500. Team members are Ryan Bettcher, a UW molecular biology graduate student, from Brighton, Colo., and Thomas Boothby, a UW assistant professor of molecular biology. LifeGlass uses the survival mechanisms of desiccation-tolerant organisms to stabilize inherently unstable pharmaceuticals in a thermotolerant, glass-like state. Nine teams initially were eligible to win funds from the endowed $50,000 prize, the […]

New Supercomputer naming rights go to RMS student

A Riverton Middle School eighth grade student who won a statewide competition to name one of the world’s fastest supercomputers talked about the contest at Tuesday night’s Riverton School Board meeting. Cael Arbogast submitted the winning name, Derecho, for the new system currently being installed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) in Cheyenne. Arbogast’s entry was selected out of more than 200 submissions from Wyoming K-12 students as part of a naming competition that NCAR conducted in partnership with the Wyoming Department of Education and the Wyoming Governor’s Office. Addressing the school […]

Summer 2021 Events Announced at South Pass City State Historic Site

South Pass City State Historic Site and The Friends of South Pass are happy to announce the return of our signature events for the coming summer.  This past year of 2020 saw the cancelation of most of the historic site’s annual events.  But, this coming season will feature events and activities for all ages.  On June 19th SPC will host a nature walk along willow and Hermit Creeks. July 10th and 11th will see the return of Gold Rush Days with vintage Base Ball, gold panning and anvil blasting.  “Paint the Town Red:  Historic Cocktails in a Historic Saloon” will be […]

Frontier Academy Graduated Another Phoenix Tuesday

Riverton School Board Chairman Carl Manning said Tuesday night “this is one of the moments we on the board look forward to. We’ve had two in a row now (graduations) and we’ve heard the stories of how hard you’ve worked to get here.” He was referring to the second Fremont Academy Phoenix graduation in a row, this time awarding a high school diploma to Adrianna WhiteHawk at Tuesday night’s board meeting. “I’m so thankful for this. I’ve worked so hard for this from day one to the end,” WhiteHawk said, choking back tears. “I am thankful for such an innovative […]