New Chamber Director hard at work in Riverton

The new Executive Director of the Riverton Chamber of Commerce is now at work. Ashley Strickland began Monday at the chamber office on West Main. WyoToday.com stopped by Tuesday to visit with Strickland. She said she is busy getting up to speed on the job and catching up on what’s new in Riverton since she left here several years ago. Strickland formerly worked at Riverton’s Hampton Inn and then went to Centennial, Colorado to open up a new hotel property. Strickland had lived in the county for 22 years before leaving for Colorado. Her background is in the hospitality and […]

Lander woman to appear on CBS’s TV’s Big Brother show

The CBS Reality Show BIG BROTHER follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with dozens of high-definition cameras and microphones recording their every move, 24 hours a day. Each week, the Houseguests will vote someone out of the house. At the end, the last remaining Houseguest will receive the grand prize of $500,000, according to CBS Television. As reported on line on Entertainment, Included in the 21st season is a contestant who grew up in Lander. A wine safari guide, Holly Allen will join a preschool aide, a Broadway performer, a petroleum engineer, and a therapist […]

Ashgrove trees coming down

As first reported on Wyotoday.com back in May, the trees on the east side of the Ashgrove Elementary School are being removed. In the past week, the trees were trimmed back to only portions of their trunks. The remaining trunks and stumps will be removed and a new sidewalk poured. The existing tree roots had lifted the sidewalk sections creating a tripping hazard. Read the initial story and see photographs here.

Riverton Council to update city code; Award Contracts

The Riverton City Council Tuesday night will consider a number of updates to the City Code and award several contracts, among other business. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. sharp at the City Hall Council Chambers. Ordinance No. 19-005 proposes a section revision to provide for written procedures for the licensee, staff, and licensing authority to follow in the event of a liquor code violation. Ordinance No. 19-007 proposes revisions to to change the city code to reflect the liquor code changes that were made during the 2019 Legislative session. Councilors will be asked to approve another optional one-cent tax […]

LeClair named to Wyoming Humanities Board

Willie LeClair of Riverton is one of the new board members of the Wyoming Humanities Council Willie is an enrolled member of the Eastern Shoshone tribe of the Wind River Reservation. He graduated from high school in Lander and served in the US Navy and was honorably discharged in 1959 as an E5 air traffic controller. He has worked as a contract religious coordinator for Wyoming Department of Corrections for the past 20 years and conducts presentations on American Indian culture all over the country and has been on the Wyoming Arts Council roster for a number of years. In […]

Hudson Daze was warm, fun

The annual Hudson Daze celebration on Saturday drew nice crowds to admire some classic automobiles and trucks and to partake in the activities in the park. Wyotoday.com was there to capture the images and the fun. See below: Wyotoday photos by Ernie Over

Local ponds stocked with fish from Pinedale

Arctic grayling were recently stocked in Fremont County community ponds and anglers are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to catch this unique fish. “A total of 1,000 grayling were stocked in Big Bend ponds 4-6 in Riverton, 700 in Luckey Pond in Lander and 200 in Scouts Pond in Dubois,” said Craig Amadio, fisheries management supervisor in Lander. “The fish are approximately 10 inches and should be easy to catch with baits, spinners and flies.” The arctic grayling has a large colorful dorsal fin and is normally found in alpine mountain lakes. The recently stocked fish were collected […]

Lander’s Gannett Peak elementary gets its lion

Gannett Peak Elementary now has a mascot in their lunchroom courtesy of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. In March a taxidermied mountain lion was donated and hung for display there. The elementary school’s mascot is a cougar but they did not have one at the school. Sometimes when Game and Fish biologists and wardens remove or confiscate animals, they can be preserved and used for education or display. As was the case a little over a year ago when this male lion was acquired. The Lander Game and Fish office applied for a grant to get the animal taxidermied […]

WYDOT’s Clapp has retired

Riverton maintenance foreman Robin Clapp retired Thursday after 29 1/2 years of service to the State of Wyoming. Clapp served as the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s Riverton maintenance foreman since 2004. Clapp, of Kinnear, launched his WYDOT career in 1990. He was originally hired as a laborer on the Riverton maintenance crew. He was promoted to equipment operator in 1991 and heavy equipment operator in 2001. Clapp, 56, was born in Napa, Idaho, and he attended high schools in Libby, Montana, and Burns, Oregon. He’s been a Fremont County resident since 1985. “Robin Clapp has always been there for WYDOT, […]

Butterfly count happening today in Red Canyon, Sinks

News Release from The Nature Conservancy in Lander Join The Nature Conservancy in Wyoming’s conservation staff and scientists for our Annual Lander Butterfly Blitz on Friday, June 14! We’ll identify and count butterflies as part of North American Butterfly Association’s annual butterfly census. Participants of all ages and experience levels are welcome. We will meet at The Nature Conservancy’s Red Canyon Ranch Learning Center from 9am to noon and at Bruce’s parking lot in Sinks Canyon from 1-4pm. You can help out all day or just during the morning or afternoon. Bring water, hat, sunscreen and butterfly nets and field […]

Painted Pianos Taking over Fremont County after Gala

Last night was a night full of musical and artistic wonder with the Fremont County Painted Piano Gala. The sound of six pianos echoed throughout the Riverton Library. It was an experience of sight and sound. Arts in Action presented, the Fremont County Painted Piano Gala. Pianos were relocated from all over Fremont County, each with their own back story. Some of those stories started as far back as 1911, with new life being brought to these instruments by two key players, so to speak. Cameron Fehring and Bob Hussa were the team that revived these instruments, bringing them to […]

Lander Runway to close 3-4 days for maintenance on 6-20

Lander area pilots take note. Starting June 20th (pending weather delays) the city’s contractor will be applying a wear coat to runway 4-22. This will close the runway for 3-4 days. **As always check NOTAMS for flight related information**

Kaitlyn Schamber is Frontier Academy’s latest graduate

Congratulations to Frontier Academy graduate Kaitlyn Raine Schamber who received her diploma Tuesday evening at the Fremont County School District #25 Board of Trustees meeting. Speaking to the board, Schamber said “Thank you for not giving up on me. The staff at Frontier were lifesavers, literally. You gave me hope when I thought I had none, but you believed in me like family. Mr. (Andrew) Coleman your classroom was my safe place. Look Ma, I made it.” Superintendent Terry Snyder congratulated Kaitlyn and told the audience of her friends and family that “this is what this program is all about, […]

Google Days Scheduled Across Fremont County, Riverton/Dubois

Riverton and Dubois to hold Google Day for Street View Updates The Wind River Visitors Council (WRVC) and Truly360 have partnered to give Fremont County/Wind River Country an updated, exciting look on Google. That starts with shooting new Street View content. On Wednesday, June 26, the Google car will drive down Main Street at 9 a.m. and Federal Boulevard at 11 a.m., shooting new Street View images. This is your opportunity as residents and business owners to make Riverton shine online. Display flags, flowers, your business’s wares, even signs or costumes for people to enjoy when they Google the town. […]

Blue Sky Highway Improvement Project Meeting

Public information meeting Tuesday evening on Blue Sky Highway improvement project. A public-information sharing meeting concerning the $14.63 million Wyoming 132 (Blue Sky Highway) highway improvement project is Tuesday, June 11, at the Wyoming Indian High School Tech Center. The public update will include presentation of an updated schedule for this summer’s highway improvements on the project between U.S. 287 and Ethete. The public meeting/open house begins Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Tech Center, adjacent to Wyoming Indian High School. Officials from prime contractor High Country Construction, Inc., of Lander, and WYDOT will be in attendance to answer questions. […]

Brewfest drew huge crowds, again, at Lander City Park

The 2019 Fremont Toyota Brewfest at Lander City Park was another one for the books. Organized by the Lander Chamber of Commerce, 26 craft breweries from Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Montana, and Colorado served up over 100 different varieties of beer and ale at the event. The Wind River Radio Network and Wyotoday.com exhibited at the Brewfest. The winner of the Ozark Trail cooler-pack that visitors to our canopy could win was:

Wind River Flywheelers and Shoshoni Days drew a crowd

The 24th Annual Don Layton Memorial Wind River Flywheelers Antique Engine and Tractor Show Saturday and Sunday drew the usual crowd of enthusiasts. The event was coupled with Shoshoni Days, which also saw a good turnout for its free pancake breakfast and dutch oven cobbler cook-off.

Town Hall turnout Saturday heard Bebout and Salazar

Just over one dozen county residents attended a Town Hall meeting Saturday at the Riverton Branch Library featuring two state lawmakers and three county commissioners. In the audience were Hudson Mayor Mike Anderson, Riverton City Council member Karla Borders, and from Central Wyoming College were Vice President for Student Affairs Cory Daly and Subdistrict #1 Trustee Ernie Over. The meeting was called by HD#34 State Representative Tim Salazar of Dubois who pledged to address the problems of human trafficking and child sexual abuse in the next session of the legislature. He also pledged to work “across the aisle” on legislation […]