Great Gifts at Rock Solid Lapidary & Artistry Workshop

Looking for a great Christmas gift for a loved one, or maybe even just a little something for you? Swing in to Rock Solid in downtown Riverton! One of a kind jewelry by Local Guest Artists : Lesile Stratmoen, Alice Gustin, and Darla Keever is now available. Each beautiful piece is handcrafted with a unique design inspired by the Earth and Wyoming.  Experience the magnificence of top of the line gem stones from Mel and Alice Gustin’s lapidary. Their finds and discoveries come from right here in Wyoming as well as around the world.  Precious Wyoming Jade, Brazillian/Ecuadorian Amethyst, and […]

No. Arapaho Scholarships now available at UW

Scholarship applications are now available for the Northern Arapaho Endowment for the 2020-21 academic year at the University of Wyoming. The application deadline is March 1, 2020. Applications may be submitted through the online WyoScholarships system, detailed with instructions below: — Log into WyoScholarships at: www.uwyo.edu/wyoscholarships.    — Click the “Sign In” button. — Sign in with your UW username and password. — For first-time users, complete the general application questions when prompted and click “finish and submit” when complete. — Search for the Northern Arapaho Endowment and click the “Apply” button. All requested materials will need to be submitted by […]

Chief Washakie Scholarship Applications open at UW

Scholarship applications are now available for the Chief Washakie Memorial Endowment for the 2020-21 academic year at the University of Wyoming. The application deadline is March 1, 2020. Applications may be submitted through the online WyoScholarships system, detailed with instructions below: — Log into WyoScholarships at: www.uwyo.edu/wyoscholarships. — Click the “Sign In” button. — Sign in with your UW username and password. — For first-time users, complete the general application questions when prompted and click “finish and submit” when complete. — Search for the Chief Washakie Memorial Endowment and click the “Apply” button. All requested materials will need to be submitted […]

DFS’s LIEAP Winter Heat Assistance Now Available

The Wyoming Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP), administered by the Wyoming Department of Family Services, is accepting applications.  LIEAP is a federally funded program designed to help eligible Wyoming residents pay their residential heating bills during the winter months; November through May. LIEAP approval may also result in approval to get eligible homes weatherized, which can significantly lower the energy costs and improve the comfort, health, and safety of qualified Wyoming homes.   Applications may be requested by calling the LIEAP office at 1-800-246-4221, or by sending an email request to lieapinfo@thealignteam.org. Applications are also available at all local […]

UW Mortar Board Honors ‘Top Profs’

Members of the University of Wyoming’s senior honor society recently honored their “Top Profs” at the 40th annual Top Prof Night. Members of the Cap and Gown Chapter of Mortar Board selected professors who have positively influenced their lives at UW. These professors go beyond normal classroom expectations to help their students succeed. “This is a special year for ‘Top Prof,’ as Mortar Board has been recognizing outstanding teaching now for 40 years,” says Christine Wade, an associate professor in the UW Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, and an adviser to the UW chapter. “It is such an honor […]

Pingree declared winner of vacant Election Judge Seat

Key Club’s Thanksgiving Meal Delivery another win

The Community came out early to help the Riverton High School Key Club with their annual Thanksgiving Day meal delivery across the city. Wyotoday.com photos by Rusty Katherine Wuertz

Lander Student wins TNC’s People & Nature Contest

Lander Valley High School student Skyler Woodruff was on a five-day llama-packing trip in the Wind River Mountains when a booming thunderstorm rolled through camp. After the storm passed the high basin near the Cirque of the Towers, Woodruff, now 16, went to check on the group’s pack llamas. That’s when the skies cleared, the sun peeked out of patchy clouds and, she said, she took the opportunity to snap a picture of herself and a llama named Jupiter. “I thought it would be pretty cool photo with me in my peach rain jacket, the Cirque of the Towers and […]

Dubois Student recipient of UW Scholarship

The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation awarded $55,000 to the University of Wyoming during the past fiscal year for education and research programs — and for scholarships for entering freshmen from Wyoming communities. Rocky Mountain Power and the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation have gifted over $1 million ($1,013,320) to UW throughout the years. “The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation is privileged to continue our long-standing partnership with the University of Wyoming and to the students the university serves,” says Sharon Fain, Rocky Mountain Power’s vice president for Wyoming. “We appreciate the top-notch education that the University of Wyoming consistently delivers. We are […]

Women’s fire crew gains skills, confidence in training

WORLAND, Wyo. –Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming hosted the Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) All-Women’s Fire Crew for its third successful year of wildland firefighting, public land conservation stewardship projects and job training. “Women are traditionally under-represented in wildland firefighting and we wanted to address that disparity,” said Rance Neighbors, BLM fire management specialist in Worland. “Through our partnership with MCC, we’re introducing women to job opportunities on Wyoming public lands and providing them with the training and skills they need to pursue wildland firefighting careers with confidence.” In May, the new recruits—who came from all over the United States—were […]

Open House At New St. Johns Medical Clinic

The community is invited to an open house on Monday, December 9, from 4 pm to 7 pm at the new St. John’s Medical Center clinic in Lander. Paul Beaupré, MD, St. John’s CEO, will make remarks at 5:15 pm. “We look forward to seeing the community at this event,” said Blair Christy, clinic manager. “Please come meet our providers and staff, see the clinic space, and enjoy refreshments from Cowfish.” Located at 175 North 1st St., the clinic is home to primary care and specialty services, including urology and plastic and reconstructive surgery. The clinic is open Monday–Thursday, 8:00 […]

‘Let’s Talk Turkey’ – UW Extension

Turkey cooking, serving suggestions in UW Extension animated learning activity Rookies new to cooking that Thanksgiving turkey may get a fresh how-to, and holiday kitchen veterans could view extra insights into other cooking methods in a short, animated learning activity from the University of Wyoming Extension. “Let’s Talk Turkey” takes the bite out of turkey cooking unknowns. The information is taken from several sources, including the USDA and UW Extension’s nutrition and food safety educator team. “This interactive learning activity can help anyone who wants to cook a delicious turkey meal this holiday season,” said Brittney Gross, UW Extension instruction […]

Wyoming H.S. State Theater Festival at UW Dec. 5-7

More than 700 students will participate in the annual Wyoming State Thespian Festival (WSTF) Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 5-7, at the University of Wyoming. The competition is organized by the Wyoming Educators of Secondary Theatre and is hosted by UW’s Department of Theatre and Dance. The three-day event is dedicated to presenting and adjudicating the performance, technical and design work of Wyoming theater students. Students from more than 30 Wyoming high schools will compete in categories across the UW campus, including the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts and the UW Conference Center. They will compete in a variety of […]

WYOmericana Caravan announces 2020 Tour

The WYOmericana Caravan committee has selected five diversely talented acts to take part in the collaborative tour in May/June 2020: Sarah Sample of Sheridan,  Aaron Davis & the Mystery Machine of Hoback, The Two Tracks of Sheridan, Jason Tyler Burton of Pinedale, and Shawn Hess of Laramie. The musicians were selected through an open call to Wyoming-based musical acts that perform original music. With a focus on on-stage collaboration and encore performances, the “New York Times” described the tour as “a traveling concert circus of sorts.” The award-winning WYOmericana Caravan Tour, presented in collaboration with the Wyoming Arts Council, is […]

Snap of the Day

Wind River Radio Network Program Director Rusty Wertz took her dog Logger out to Ocean Lake for some fun in the water before the snowfall this week, and came away with a pretty cool photo. Thanks for sharing Rusty. Good Dog, Good Dog Logger.

RHS Student thanked Mayor & Council for Proclamation

A Riverton High School Student appeared before the Riverton City Council this past Tuesday to thank the Mayor and Council for the proclamation the city issued for Native American Heritage Month. Jazmine Wildcat’s comments, in their entirety, are copied below: “Mr Mayor and members of the City Council,” “I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank the Mayor for proclaiming November as Native American Heritage Month. Even though such a proclamation may seem irrelevant and inconsequential to some, I’m here to say that even something that seems so small can make a big impact. There are many times that […]

Shoshone Elders to get Thanksgiving Gift Cards

Fort Washakie, WY– The Eastern Shoshone Business Council and Shoshone Rose Casino and Hotel have teamed up this year to offer Thanksgiving gift cards for Shoshone seniors. Seniors ages 65 and over qualify for the $25 gift card to Safeway.  “This is a great time for giving and we want to let our elders know that we are thankful for them,” said SBC vice-chairwoman Karen Snyder. “We appreciate all they do for their families every day.”  The gift cards can be picked up at the casino customer service desk beginning Saturday, Nov. 23 through Tuesday, Nov. 26 between 9 am […]

WGFC: Riverton Game Warden recognized; Deer Habitat Program funded

The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission met in Powell for their November meeting. At the meeting, the Commission voted to approve $560,000 for ten projects to support mule deer populations across Wyoming. These are habitat and migration projects developed through the Statewide Mule Deer Initiative. This funding advances the initiative that has been ongoing for over a decade. The projects slated for the coming year would benefit nine herds of mule deer and improve 1.2 million acres.  Several Game and Fish personnel received recognition for their tenure and dedication to Wyoming’s resources. Aquatic Habitat Biologist Supervisor Lara Gertsch and Cody […]