Lander Council to hold strategic planning session

GTNP closes popular road: People feeding bears there

MOOSE, WY-  The Signal Mountain Summit Road and area in Grand Teton National Park have been temporarily closed due to reports of visitors feeding bears, and bears bluff charging park visitors and staff. Park rangers received reports that multiple visitors were feeding bears on Signal Mountain Summit Road on Tuesday evening, August 13. It is unknown what type of bear was being fed. Grand Teton National Park Acting Superintendent Gopaul Noojibail said, “Feeding wildlife is irresponsible, dangerous and illegal, and we take these incidents very seriously. Please share any information about the feeding of wildlife immediately to a nearby park ranger, […]

Elder was fluent in Shoshone language

Story from KPVI Television in Idaho An elder of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe who passed on August 1st received a short obituary. What wasn’t said was the fact that Roberta Engavo was among the last of the fluent speakers of the Eastern Shoshone Language. Roberta Rose Wesaw-Engavo, one of the few remaining fluent speakers of the Eastern Shoshone language, was 84. Engavo not only spoke her native language but also dedicated her life to preserving the language and culture, through her knowledge of crafts like bead work and shawl making and Native American and Sun Dance Ceremonies, according to a […]

The Rendezvous Games Come Back to Riverton

The last time we saw the rendezvous games in Riverton, the temperatures bordered freezing and 16 teams battled for the Rendezvous Games Trophy. Now, the first Summer edition of the games are upon us. According the the Rendezvous Games planning committee, the games will have the same feel as the Winter Games, but feature more warm-weather fun events. This go round, 14 teams have signed up to strut their stuff and take home that golden traveling trophy. Here’s the Lineup of Games: Looks for Likes – Costumes (Friday) Rendezvous Recollections Vehicle Push/Pull Chalk Art Contest Ready for Summer Relay Tug […]

Changes Coming to Lander Rural Water House

Released by the City of Lander Facebook Page “Changes coming at the Rural Water House. In an effort to be more efficient, the payment system at the Rural Water house is soon changing to credit card only. No water cards will be issued and no coin will be taken. Change over is expected to be complete by September 1st.”

The Wood Brothers to Play for Lander Live Tonight

If you haven’t had the chance to be a part of the Lander LIVE Concert Series, tonight is your chance. Tonight’s Performance: The Wood Brothers with guests Low Water String Band. All shows doors at 5:00pm with opening acts at 5:30pm and headliners 7:00pm.Located at the Chamber/Jaycee Park Stage on N. 1st & Main Street in downtown Lander. The Wood Brothers’ sixth outing, ‘One Drop of Truth,’ dives headfirst into a deep wellspring of sounds, styles and influences. Whereas their previous outings have often followed a conceptual and sonic through-line, here the long-standing trio featuring brothers Oliver and Chris Wood along […]

Wyoming medical students work throughout state, locally

With a total of 544 physicians serving a population of about 580,000 people spread across 97,818 square miles, Wyoming ranks 44th in the nation when it comes to having a sufficient physician workforce. While there’s a clear need for more physicians to serve the rural and underserved communities throughout the state, the challenge is not only how to prepare medical students for practice in those communities — but also to help them remain in practice and better serve their communities. The WWAMI Medical Education Program at the University of Wyoming does that through the Rural/Underserved Opportunities Program (RUOP). The four-week […]

RHS Military Members acknowledged

Students arriving for the fall semester at Riverton High School will find something new in the commons. The signs recognizing RHS students currently serving in the military, and those who have served, are now in place.

Back to School Haircuts in Fort Washakie on Wednesday

Navy Ensemble Visits Riverton, Afternoon Performance to Come

This morning, Veteran’s Park in Riverton was host to the melodic sounds of a visiting Navy Ensemble. The group consisted of 5 members: Edgardo Hernandez, MUC (Chief Musician) playing the flute. Alan Holland, MU1 (Musician First Class) on the clarinet. Scott Farquhar MU1 (Musician First Class) playing the french horn. Stefan Lang, MU2 (Musician Second Class) playing the bassoon. Jaclyn Skeweris, MU3 (Musician Third Class) playing the oboe. At 11 AM, the group played a variety of tunes for a crowd that was just over 20 people. At the end of the hour long performance, the ensemble played a tune […]

Former CWC Dean now Interim President in NH

A former dean of student services at Central Wyoming College in Riverton has been named the Interim President of Great Bay Community College in New Hampshire. Dr. Cathryn Addy was nominated to the post after the resignation of Great Bay President Dr. Pelema Morrice was announced. Addy’s appointment must be approved by the Community College of New Hampshire System’s Board of Trustees. A former community college president, she Addy served at Tunxis Community College in Farmington, Connecticut for 24 years. After retirment, she She also served as interim president of Community College in Concord for one year.

Master Gardening Courses offered on-line this fall

            Join the University of Wyoming Extension this fall for online Master Gardener training Sept. 10-Dec. 3.             Most classes will be Tuesday evenings except for Wednesday Oct. 2 and 16. All classes are 6-9 p.m., said Chris Hilgert, UW Extension horticulture specialist and state master gardener coordinator.             Each class will be taught live by instructors using Zoom, a free video conferencing program that can be used on a smart phone, tablet or computer. Visit for more information.             “Offering the Master Gardener training online is really exciting because we have an opportunity to reach a broader audience […]

Lander was site of first CWD Working Group meeting

(Lander, Wyo.) – Members of the chronic wasting disease collaborative working group recently gathered for their first meeting in Lander. The group took the first steps on formulating recommendations to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department for the state’s chronic wasting disease management plan. The collaborative effort is being facilitated by the Ruckelshaus Institute, Haub School of Environmental and Natural Resources with the University of Wyoming. Game and Fish Director Brian Nesvik addressed the members and provided information on the direction and outcomes he would like to see from the collaborative process.   “The great diversity of this group, and the facilitation by […]

Funds available for historic building preservation work

Owners of historical, commercial buildings located in traditional downtown districts are invited to submit a pre-application to determine eligibility for the Historic Architecture Assistance Fund (HAAF) by Sept. 1. The final application is due Oct. 15. If awarded, an architect will be assigned to work with the applicant. Typical projects include a building assessment, structural analysis, analysis of building code and ADA requirements, and façade and signage schematic design. The funding’s intent is for the building owner’s first step in their preservation project. HAAF does not provide funds for physical repairs, the purchase of building materials or work by contractors. […]

RMS Instructors received scholarships for LAMP event

The University of Wyoming Science Initiative’s Learning Actively Mentoring Program (LAMP) awarded seven scholarships to K-12 educators from Wyoming schools, enabling them to participate in the Roadmap to STEAM Conference at UW. The conference is a professional development opportunity focused on active-learning experiences with high-level engagement and innovative practices and instructional strategies to prepare students for success. The Wyoming Department of Education, in collaboration with Laramie High School, sponsored the conference. LAMP Director Rachel Watson is a member of the planning committee and selected the seven K-12 teachers for the scholarships to attend and participate in the conference. Scholarship recipients […]

WGFD: Lots of trophy fish being caught in the state

Anglers across Wyoming are catching trophy-sized fish, and lots of them.  These fishermen and women have submitted more than 190 applications with photos, lengths and catch locations to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Master Angler program. The new program launched in June to inspire people to fish more. “Fishing is great in Wyoming, and it will only get better throughout the rest of the summer and fall,” said Mark Smith, Game and Fish assistant fisheries management coordinator. “The numbers of trophy fish folks are catching is very impressive.” Qualifying fish represent Wyoming’s 95th percentile in length for 24 eligible species. […]

Local Students participated in UW’s Native American Summer Institute

Personal growth, leadership development and encouragement to seek higher education were among the activities for participants in the recent Native American Summer Institute (NASI) on the University of Wyoming campus. NASI provided an opportunity for Native youth from Wyoming and three other states — California, Colorado and Montana — to experience higher education opportunities at UW. While providing a wide range of educational experiences, the institute also exposed students to UW’s Native American Education, Research and Cultural Center, where Native students “convene and express themselves,” says Reinette Tendore, UW Native American Program adviser and NASI coordinator. Half of this summer’s […]

Alive @ 5 Brings Food, Community, and Music Together

Yesterday’s Alive @ 5 filled Riverton City Park with the Farmer’s Market, music from the Lost Springs Band, and activities for the kids. This was the first Alive @ 5 hosted by the Riverton Chamber since the new Chamber Director, Ashley Strickland, took the reins. Due to winds, the Bounce-Houses weren’t able to stay up for the majority of the night. However, the event included other activities like corn hole and a dunk tank for the kids. The Farmer’s Market had a variety of items for sale, appealing to every pallet imaginable. See a gallery of the night, below.