The Stock Doc Fundraiser Garage Sale!

Don’t miss the The Stock Doc Fundraiser Garage Sale! The Stock Doc continues their tradition of helping those in need.  When: Sunday February 2nd Where: Fremont County Fairgrounds in the Little Wind Building, (Old Lunchroom) Time: 10am until 3pm, meaning you have plenty of time to go browse before the big game! All proceeds will help a community member in need. Want to Donate? Call the Stock Doc 856-7764 or just bring your donation to 3700 Riverview Road no later than Wednesday January 29th!

No. Arapaho to “welcome home” Chief Black Coal

The Northern Arapaho Tribe will hold a celebration on Saturday, February 1st at the Great Plains Hall at Arapahoe to welcome home the headdress of Chief Black Coal which has been in a museum collection. Announcement of the return was made on the Tribe’s Facebook Page. See below.

USFS Seeking new outfitting, guide services in County

In an effort to enhance rural communities and facilitate greater access to National Forest Lands, the Shoshone National Forest is interested in providing new activities and services to help visitors enjoy the outdoors through permitted recreational activities. The Shoshone National Forest is soliciting interest from businesses and individuals wishing to offer new outfitting and guiding services near the communities of Cody, Dubois, and Lander. Activities being considered for new service permits include: •  Climbing activities such as mountaineering, sport climbing and ice climbing in the following areas: Wild Iris, Sinks Canyon, Little Popo Agie, and Gannett Peak as well as […]

CWC earns Tree Campus USA recognition

The Arbor Day Foundation has recognized Central Wyoming College as a 2019 Tree Campus USA ® for its sustained commitment to environmental stewardship and urban forest management on Jan. 21. The Tree Campus USA ® program honors colleges, universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and a spirit of conservation. CWC achieved this status under the watch of Grounds Supervisor Stefan Petersen, who strives to create a more sustainable campus. Petersen first heard about the program from the groundskeeper at Sheridan College who helped Northern Wyoming Community College District become the first Tree Campus in the state. Petersen wanted to […]

Live Jams now on Wednesday in Riverton

Music fans there will be no more Thursday night live jams in Riverton, but don’t despair, the jam sessions will now be held on Wednesdays (subject to change) at Riverton Holiday 6:30 – 8:30 pm. and dancers are welcome. The last Wednesday jam included music on mandolin, ukulele, guitar, cat-gut wash tub, vocals and public dancing. All instruments are welcome, for more information or verify dates/locations of local jams call Darryl (307) 461-7189.

Scottish String Quartet played in Lander Thursday

The Maxwell Quartet from Scotland performed in Lander Thursday night as part of the Lander Community Concerts Association. Based in Glascow, Scotland, the Maxwell Quartet is regarded as one of Britan’s finest string quartets, especially for their Scottish folk music. The quartet appears in concerts across the globe, and most recently in Denmark, Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, France and China in addition to the United States. The next Lander Community Concert event will be the Golden Dragon Acrobats on Wednesday, February 19th at the Lander Valley High School Auditorium.

TNC Wyoming has new State Director

Press Release The Nature Conservancy in Wyoming is very pleased to announce that Hayley Mortimer has accepted the position of state director.  Mortimer brings a wealth of experience and a consultative approach to the organization. Most recently serving as the Vice-President for Regional Operations at the National Parks Conservation Association, she has an impressive background in both the public and private sectors in areas such as fund-raising, strategic planning, cross-functional collaboration and operational efficiency.  As a seasoned leader in conservation and organization development, Mortimer is ideally suited to guide a talented staff that is based in TNC offices across Wyoming.  […]

State food coalition meeting today to unite state network

Wyoming food network proponents will meet today, Thursday, via teleconference taking the second step toward creating infrastructure they say could put local food on kitchen tables, money in producer pockets and pump revenue through Wyoming economies.              The move springs from the Wyoming Food Coalition Conference last month in Casper when more than 80 people crafted ways a network could provide local, nutritious food to consumers, including those most in need of good food – and increase awareness of those efforts.              Those meeting today are tasked to develop documents and group structure. Its members have an 18-month timeline to […]

Sisters Hill Site explained at Archaeology Gathering Tues.

Central Wyoming College’s anthropology instructor, Dr. Cody Newton, presented a free public program at the Hudson Town Hall Tuesday night entitled Continuing Investigations at the Sisters Hill Paleoindian Site.  Newton explained in detail how the site, situated in Johnson County, has multiple occupations spanning 1,250 calendar years.   A question and answer session followed the presentation that was sponsored by the Fremont County Archaeological Society, a chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society, Inc. Abstract: Reinvestigations over the last three years have shown that there are multiple Paleoindian occupations at the Sisters Hill Site spanning approximately 1,250 calendar years. Beginning in the Late Pleistocene, […]

Chili Cookoff date set

The Riverton Knights of Columbus is sponsoring its “Great Bowls of Fire Chili Cook Off” on Saturday, January 25th at the St. Margaret’s School Gymnasium, 220 North 7th East in Riverton. There will be three chili categories: Tasy, Spicy and Green. There will be a traveling trophy and, of course, bragging rights. Judging starts at 4 p.m. and doors will open at 4:30 for the public to get a taste of the entries. Donations to taste the chili and have a beverage will be accepted and all profits will be donated to the fund to purchase a mobile ultrasound unit […]

Rose turned 100 years young at Morning Star Care Center

The Morning Star Care Center in Fort Washakie was buzzing this morning for the 100th birthday celebration for Rose Harris. The dining room was decked out with balloons and ribbons and Rose took the seat of honor at the head of the room, wearing a 100th birthday sash and a sparking tiara. She had a nice cake and three candles, which she blew out after the entire room sang Happy Birthday to her. All those attending also had a treat, cupcakes decorated in the colors of the cake. It was a festive atmosphere as another resident, Doris, was celebrating her […]

2020 Arbor Day Poster Contest Open

Wyoming State Forestry Division and Wyoming Project Learning Tree (WY PLT) are teaming up again this year to hold the annual Wyoming State Arbor Day poster contest. This year Wyoming will celebrate its 132ndArbor Day. The contest is open to all Wyoming fourth and fifth grade students, including home-schooled, private and public.  Students are invited to create a poster no larger than 14 by 18 inches in size that depicts the theme “I Spy Trees.” The winner will receive $100, their framed poster and a plaque.  The winner’s teacher will also receive $100. Second place will receive $50, their framed poster and […]

Moss, Morgan Finalists for National Coach of the Year

This year’s National High School Athletic Coaches Association ‘Coach of the Year’ Finalists for 2020 from the great state of Wyoming have been announced. Congratulations to Aleta Moss from Wyoming Indian High School who is a finalist for Girls Basketball and Shawna Morgan, Swimming and Diving Coach at Lander Valley High School. Finalists from Wyoming are: Aleta Moss, Girls Basketball, Wyoming Indian Shawna Morgan, Swimming and Diving, Lander Valley Mark Campbell, Boys Assistant, Kelly Walsh Scott Smith, Boys Track and Field, Powell Melissa Hoopman, Girls Assistant, Douglas Brent Engdahl, Girls Track and Field, Cody Allen Patz, Jr., Golf, Wright Cody […]

UW, CWC Wind River Start-up Challenge launched

The University of Wyoming launched the Wind River Startup Challenge this month, giving tribal member entrepreneurs the opportunity to receive funding to start businesses. In collaboration with the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, Central Wyoming College, and the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes, two new ventures will be eligible to receive startup funding from a $25,000 seed fund. No business experience is required to apply to the challenge. Tribal members can submit their innovative and sustainable business ideas by Sunday, Feb. 16. Applications will be assessed based on potential to benefit the Wind River Indian Reservation community. […]

Guardian Flight Salutes Donors to Fremont County Fire Protection District

Thanks to these generous, big-hearted donors, every single volunteer firefighter in the Fremont County Fire Protection District is now covered for medical transport for the coming year in the event of a life-threatening emergency.  Importantly, one fireman and his family have already used their Guardian Flight membership and saved thousands of dollars on medical transport as a result! Donors providing medical transport coverage for volunteer firefighters: Fluid Pro M&M Well Service Benchmark Dental Brown Company Homesource Realty Hometown Eyecare and Optical Ken & Vicki Morrison Myers Flooring, Inc. Nucor, Inc. Angela D. Peterson Smartt Insurance Stanbury and Strike, PC Stotz […]

The Stock Doc Presents: The Biggest Loser – Pet Edition!

Happy New Year from the Stock Doc!!  The Stock Doc Team hopes everyone had a great start to 2020.  As we enter this New Year, most of us are thinking “Wow, did I overdo it on the food during the holidays!” and then we plot our latest weight loss endeavor.  Well, just as with humans, carrying extra weight can endanger your pet’s health!  The Stock Doc is promoting healthy weight this month and they are having a “Biggest Loser” Pet Weight Loss Challenge!  Clients wanting their pet to join the challenge must bring their four legged friend in for an […]

Jeffrey City Man received One of Five National Honors

Recognizing more than 31 years of excellent service to the nation’s climate observing network, the National Weather Service in Riverton has awarded Jeffrey City resident, Jack Darnell as a 2019 recipient of the agency’s Thomas Jefferson award. The Jefferson award is the National Weather Service’s most prestigious cooperative observer award and is presented annually for distinguished service in the Cooperative Weather (COOP) program. Of the more than 11,000 COOP observers nationally, only five recipients are selected each year across the U.S. to receive the Jefferson award.  Ralph Estell, Data Acquisition Program Manager (pictured with Mr. Darnell, above), and Chris Jones, […]

High Elevation Archaeology Program coming Jan. 20th

Central Wyoming College Archaeology professor, Todd Guenther, is presenting a program on five years of high elevation archaeological surveys in the Wind River mountains. The presentations are Monday and Thursday in Lander and Dubois, respectively. The archeological work is part of the annual Central Wyoming College Interdisciplinary Climate Change Expeditions (ICCE). These field research projects are capstone components of students’ educations in the CWC Alpine Science Institute. Guenther will discuss the unusually high frequency of very early sites dating to the end of the Pleistocene ice age, as well as the highest documented bison jump, evidence suggesting worship of glaciers, […]