House mover clipped Power line; Ninth in Lander closed during repair

A truck moving half of a manufactured home clipped a power pole that resulted in a snapped off pole and downed power lines on South Ninth at Cliff streets in Lander this morning. Advertisement Both the Lander Volunteer and the Lander Rural Fire Battalion answered the call and blocked streets while Rocky Mountain Power Crews were summoned to fix the damage. There were no injuries. Advertisement

Bank and Soldiers House team up with restaurant to provide Thanksgiving meals for Veterans

From the Soldiers House Facebook Page: With the holidays fast approaching, and the recommendation to resist gathering over Thanksgiving having been issued, we at the Soldier’s House recognize that may leave some of our veterans in the lurch. Who really wants to cook a big ol’ turkey that you will have to eat for weeks on end when there are only a few at home to feed? Well, The Soldier’s House and First Interstate Bank are partnering with the The Trailhead Restaurant to help make sure you are well fed and snoozing in a turkey coma this Thanksgiving. The Trailhead […]

Covid-19 Holiday Memories: State Archives wants to hear from you

COVID-19 and Holiday Memories:  Wyoming’s Archives and Museums Want to Help You Record Memories of Your Experiences During this Unusual Time How are you celebrating the holidays this year? Will you be creating menus with friends and family to share the experience via Zoom? Will you be hosting a Netflix party to watch a holiday classic film? As the pandemic continues to impact our lives, the Wyoming State Archives and State Museum, the University of Wyoming American Heritage Center (AHC), and Wyoming State Historical Society are working together to preserve your experiences and encourage our communities to take photographs, write […]

St. Stephens postpones start of winter sports activities

Attention St. Stephens Indian School Athletes, Guardians, and Community Members: High School Basketball Practice is supposed to start Monday, November 23rd. Due to the Shelter-in-Place we will not start winter sports at this time. If we do not have a decision from the Tribe by Monday, November 30th we will cancel all December games. Advertisement The official start of practice/winter sport season will be dependent on the Shelter-In-Place being lifted. We will post updates as they occur. –SSIS Athletics Department Advertisement

What kind of mask best fits?CDC recommends these

Twelve percent of all local Covid-19 tests are coming back positive, according to the Fremont County Unified Coronavirus Command. As of Monday, here are their latest numbers: Advertisement Advertisement

Virtual meeting set Dec. 8th on Deer strikes near Dubois

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) invite interested citizens to attend a virtual meeting to discuss possible solutions to wildlife/vehicle collisions along U.S. 26/287 outside of Dubois. The meeting will be held over ZOOM on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, at 6 p.m. Participants must pre-register and will be sent a confirmation email with a link and a passcode to join the meeting. We encourage you to join by video using the online meeting link to view the presentation.  Annually, an average of 136 collisions with mule deer occur on this stretch of highway, costing $746,000 per […]

Library Foundation grants benefit county citizens/youth

The Fremont County Library Foundation has awarded nearly $41,000 in grants for county library-oriented programs in 2020-21. Of the $40,811 in grant awards, $14,000 is for learning support, $1,136 for movie licensing, $3,200 for periodical subscriptions, $9,000 for purchase of “ebooks” through Overdrive, and $13,475 for library marketing. The $14,000 awarded for “Learning Support During a Pandemic” helps The Fremont County Library System meet its mission of “contributing to healthy, vibrant communities  by enriching lives and engaging minds in Fremont County.” The learning support project will be conducted at the county libraries in Lander and Riverton, according to Riverton Branch Library […]

FUNdraising for the PAWS for Life Shelter!

The Riverton shelter continues their efforts to raise funds to keep serving the community with their no-kill shelter services. Here’s TWO different ways to help out the PAWS for Life Animal League! Feliz Naughty Dog Apparel PAWS has short and long sleeve t-shirts, along with matching Face Masks! Please call or message the shelter at (307) 857-6002 to order! Prices: Short Sleeve S-XL: $20 Short Sleeve XXL: $25 Short Sleeve Slouchy L-XL: $25 Long Sleeve S-XL: $30 Long Sleeve XXL: $35 Facemasks: $15 (They only have white right now but will be getting in red and green soon) Advertisement *They […]

Riverton Medical District hosting virtual Fund-Raiser tonight on new hospital

The Riverton Medical District will be hosting a live Facebook Community meeting this evening at 6:30 p.m. to give an update on its plans to build a new hospital in Riverton and to kick start local fund raising. The event also marks the beginning of local fundraising for the project. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. on the District’s Facebook Page. Earier this month, the District posted this appeal: “If 2020 has taught us anything, it is the importance of access to quality healthcare in rural communities. We are progressing toward our vision of making Riverton Regional Medical Center a […]

Carr’s named FCSD#25 Recreation Board’s Volunteers of the Year

The Fremont County School District #25 Recreation Board Tuesday night awarded its Individual Volunteer of the Year award to Riverton’s “Power Couple,” Eric and Tara Carr. The presentation occurred at the Riverton School Board meeting. According to the Rec Board’s Cody Beers, who introduced the couple, the definition of a volunteer “is a person or persons who volunteer himself or herself for a service or undertaking, willingly without pay. Volunteers are not paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless. And to quote Albert Einstein, because it is cool and fun, “Only a life lived for others […]

UW Sees Increase in COVID-19 Cases, Urges Adherence to Guidelines

Like much of Wyoming, the University of Wyoming is contending with a continuing increase in cases of COVID-19 among its students and employees. The increase accentuates the need to follow the university’s policies and public health guidelines aimed at stemming the spread of the virus, including staying home when sick; wearing face protection; physical distancing; avoiding gatherings where those measures aren’t followed; and complying with testing, tracing and quarantine/isolation requirements. As of Wednesday, there are 239 active cases among the UW community — 27 students living on campus, 188 students living off campus and 24 employees. It’s the largest number […]

RHS Seniors Voted for the First time today

Riverton High School Principal John Griffith had the happy duty today to take a number of Senior students to the polls and vote for the first time. After voting, the students proudly displayed their sticker that they had voted. Advertisement RHS photos of the students after voting, and as a group back at the high school: Advertisement

Scheuerle Art on Exhibit at Lander’s Pioneer Museum

Now on exhibit at the Lander Pioneer Museum is a new western art show titled “Native Americans of Wyoming’s Wind River Country.” The art, painted by Joseph Scheuerle, features tribal members from many Rocky Mountain tribes including members of the Shoshone and Arapaho from the Wind River Reservation. Loaned to the Lander Museum by the Montana Historical Society, the exhibit will be on display through the fall of 2021. “It’s a very big deal that the Lander Museum can host an exhibit like this from such a prestigious organization as the Montana Historical Society,” said Lander Curator Randy Wise. “It […]

CWC Theatre has Cancelled “Little Women” due to virus

Central Wyoming College’s theatre department will cancel the musical Little Women which was set to open Nov. 12 and have a final performance on Nov. 15. With the rise of COVID-19 cases in Fremont County, a member of the Little Women production crew has tested positive for the virus.  “Unfortunately due to COVID-19 theatre’s policy all performances of our upcoming show, Little Women the Musical are now canceled,” said Joey West, theatre director. “I am just following procedure and policy as is currently written.” CWC’s theatre department has followed safety guidelines regarding COVID-19 from the college and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CWC has […]

Peek into the Past: Lander’s Boulder Hill School 99 years ago…

By Jean Mathisen Haugen, Lander Historian Times are currently difficult and it was very hard to decide on how to conduct school this fall. It’s not the first time a pandemic disrupted education. Back in 1921 the Spanish flu pandemic had only been over two years or so, but children were being educated, out in the country at least at one-room schools.  Boulder Hill School was built on land donated by Andrew Mathisen from his homestead on Deadman Gulch.  The Rossi’s, the Anesi’s, the Corbett’s, the Yorks’ all had big families and a need for a school was very definite.  […]

CWC Cancels Spring Break: Covid-19 precaution

Central Wyoming College’s Emergency Response Team discussed earlier this week about canceling spring break due to the rise in COVID-19 cases. The decision to cancel spring break was approved during a meeting on Oct. 28. Spring break is scheduled for March 29-April 2. The purpose is to minimize the effects of travel-related spread of the coronavirus. Students travel a lot during this time and we are trying to alleviate the spread of the virus coming back to campus after spring break. Or even those traveling to other places who might be asymptomatic and taking the virus with them to their […]

Reservation Covid-19 Update from Wind River Cares

To All Northern Arapaho Tribal Members: Last week, we had twice as many positive COVID-19 tests as we have had in any previous weeks since the pandemic began. The state of Wyoming also had their highest daily/weekly count. Also, they had the most deaths in one day and the highest number of hospitalizations. There are more active cases in Wyoming then there have ever been. Much of our increase in cases seems to be driven by small family gatherings like birthday parties, baby showers and just family members dropping by to visit. Many of our cases have resulted from employees […]

Asbell’s named WGFD’s Landowner of the Year in Lander Region

Seven landowners from across the state were recognized by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department with the 2020 Landowner of the Year Awards. These awards, now in their 25th year, honor the outstanding practices in wildlife management, habitat improvement, access for hunters and anglers and conservation techniques by these individuals and families.  In Wyoming half of all land is privately owned, which means that landowners have a significant impact on wildlife conservation. With that in mind, each year, the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission and Department acknowledge Wyoming landowners’ conservation efforts. These landowners also cooperate with Game and Fish to […]