Two local 4-H Clubs awarded for Community Service

Nine 4-H clubs in Wyoming are receiving $200 each, with one club receiving two awards, for their efforts in community service and educational programming. The Wyoming 4-H Foundation is sponsoring two awards developed by the State 4-H Program Office, said Sarah Torbert, state 4-H volunteer development specialist. Hands to Larger Service is based on quantity of service, diversity, innovation and participation and Head to Clearer Thinking on the quantity of programs and diversity, creativity, innovation and participation. The Mustangs club in Hot Springs County received two of the awards. The award names are from the 4-H Pledge. “Generosity and caring for […]

October is ______a dog month

Pamela Canham from the PAWS For Life Animal Shelter spoke on the Wind River Radio Network’s Let’s Talk Fremont Program this past week about Adopt a Dog month and other news from the local no-kill shelter. Listen to the program here

2019 Landowner of the Year awarded to Lander Ranch

Cheyenne, Wyo. – Seven landowners from across the state were recognized by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department with the 2019 Landowner of the Year Awards. These awards are for 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 provide access […]

CWC Foundation announces Engineering Scholarship recipient

The Central Wyoming College Foundation is pleased to announce Alex Fabricus as the 2019-20 recipient of the Hugh & Olive Day-Engineering Transfer Scholarship. Fabricus will be graduating from CWC with an Associate of Science in Engineering in December 2019. He will then be transferring to the University of Wyoming in the Spring 2020 to pursue his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. Upon earning his bachelor’s degree, he plans on earning a master’s degree in engineering with the intent of one day owning his own construction company. Originally from Riverton, Fabricus chose to attend CWC to obtain his engineering degree not […]

City Hall to Host Halloween Trick or Treaters Again

Appearing on the Wind River Radio Network’s Let’s Talk Fremont program on Monday, Mayor Richard Gard and City Administrator Tony Tolstedt announced that City Hall will be open for Trick and Treaters on Halloween. The city if also putting a schedule of Trick and Treat events together on its website and invites businesses or organizations planning a Halloween event to call City Hall (856-2227) so their event can be listed. City Hall itself will host trick or treating on Halloween from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm. “Stop by and show off your awesome costumes,” the mayor and administrator said.

Free Archaeological program Tuesday evening at Hudson

The Fremont County Archaeological Society will host a free public program featuring Dr. Larry Todd on Tuesday, Oct. 15 for a presentation entitled Tracks, Trails and Traces. The program features archaeology and animal migration corridors from the Greybull River to Yellowstone. Todd is Professor emeritus at Colorado State University and a Research Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin. The presentation is set for the Hudson Town Hall at 7:15 Tuesday, Oct. 15th.

Economic diversification study grant for Kemmerer

Gov. Mark Gordon announced this past week that the U.S. Economic Development Administration has awarded the City of Kemmerer $138,950 in grant funding to support redevelopment and revitalization. The grant will pay half the cost of developing a detailed economic diversification strategy and hiring an impact manager for a two-year period to implement the plan. It will help Kemmerer and Lincoln County prepare, strengthen, and diversify its economy in anticipation of the likely upcoming retirement of the Naughton #1 and #2 coal-fired power plants. “Our focus is on the workers and communities that will be impacted by these announced closures,” […]

Combined Disaster Drill held Thursday at SageWest

A planned disaster drill at the SageWest Health Care hospital in Riverton yesterday was in response to a mock earthquake and a mock patient showing symptions of Ebola. SageWest issued a “special thanks” to some of the “victims” in the exercise and to Wind River Job Corps students for their participation. According to the hospital, Thursday’s drill provided the opportunity to practice emergency preparedness and collaboration scenarios. Photos by SageWest Health care:

Zufelt on the job at Job Corps Center in Riverton

The new director of the Wind River Job Corps Center is Kim Zufelt, who began work in Riverton two weeks ago. The former director, Jim Whitmire, left to run the Clearfield, Utah, Job Corps Center. Whitmire previously worked at Clearfield.. Both are employed by the Management and Training Corporation (MTC), operators of the two centers. Zufelt will serve in the director’s position through next April when the next contract to operate the Wind River Job Corps will be issued. She comes to Riverton from the Astoria, Oregon Job Corps.

Open Houses at RVFD, LVFD Photo Story

The open house events at the Riverton and Lander fire departments drew a nice turnout despite the cold weather. Kids had a chance to munch on cookies and have their photo taken with Smokey Bear, get a kids-size fire fighters helmet, stickers and many other give away items. The fire departments also showed off their equipment, gave demonstrations on the Jaws of Life and answered questions. Photos below from Kirk Baxter, Lander and Janet Horton, Riverton

ATM added at Courthouse

Fremont County Treasurer Tom Majdic reports that an ATM machine has been placed inside the courthouse in Lander. “It has been a work in progress since May, but we finally got an ATM installed in the Fremont County Courthouse,” Madjic told “I saw a need not only in my office, but other offices located in the courthouse.” The ATM is located directly across from the Fremont County Treasurer’s Office and next to the vending machines in the main hallway. Majdic expressed his thanks to Brian Rohrbacher at Atlantic City Federal Credit Union for making the installation possible.

Snyder recapped school board meetings; Upcoming schedules

Fremont County School District #25 Superintendent Terry Snyder in Riverton recapped the last two school board meetings and talked about school improvement plans for Frontier Academy and the Riverton Middle School on Wednesday’s Let’s Talk Fremont Program. Hear the program at the link below:

Board congratulates students on achievements

The Riverton School Board Tuesday night recognized the accomplishments of five Riverton High School students during it’s regular meeting at the Central Office. Superintendent Terry Snyder presented Wolverine Volleyball athlete Naya Shime with a Wyoming High School Activities Association Good Sportsmanship award for her support and encouragement of her team during a recent match. Snyder noted how Shime is always playing with a smile and that she has earned a scholarship to play Volleyball at the University of Wyoming. The board also recognized the RHS FFA’s Veterinary Science Team which won its state championship and will now go to the […]

UW Students Partner with Riverton Seventh Graders to Study Landfill Solutions

Nearly sixty Riverton Middle School (RMS) students visited the University of Wyoming’s campus Monday, Oct. 7, to learn about phytoremediation, which is the ability of plants to clean up soil, air and water contaminated with hazardous pollutants. Arranged by the UW Science Initiative’s Learning Actively Mentoring Program (LAMP), the visit was part of a yearlong collaboration between Rachel Watson’s microbiology capstone course at UW and the seventh grade class at RMS. The two groups of students are researching a possible remediation solution for the city of Riverton’s former landfill, while working with city officials and Inberg-Miller Engineers (IME). “This collaboration […]

Locals Graduate from UW following summer semester

The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Fremont, Hot Springs and Washakie Counties at the completion of the 2019 summer semester. The following degrees may be included on this list: BA (Bachelor of Arts); BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts); BS (Bachelor of Science); DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice); EdD (Doctor of Education); MA (Master of Arts); and MBA (Master of Business Administration). Students are: Lander  Marten Levi Baur BS  Ross F. Cook BS  Mia Holt BA and BS Jesse Stark Morse-Brady DNP  Emily Kathleen Schimelpfenig MA Riverton  Coralina A. Daly EdD  Piram J. Duran BS  Tayler […]

Riverton pumpkin wins another competition

Ron Hoffman’s Great Pumpkin won again Saturday at the county’s big pumpkin weigh-in at the Sweetwater Garden. After winning the State Pumpkin Championship in Worland, Hoffman’s big winner lost some weight due to evaporation. It went from 1,045 pounds in Worland to 1,030 pounds back in Riverton. “It lost some weight in the last week, but it’s still a winner,” Hoffman said, as he gave the big pumpkin a big hug for the camera. Several other pumpkins came in on trailers, but were half the size of the winner.

Arts Council helps fund local non-profit programming

The Wyoming Arts Council has awarded nearly $800,000 in Community Support Grants this year to 124 organizations, school districts and non-profit organizations throughout the state for events scheduled from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.    The Community Support Grant is a competitive grant category open to 501(c)(3) organizations or government agencies, including tribal governments, universities or community colleges, and school districts. The grant supports specific projects or provides operational support within the fiscal year. Organizations can also apply for supplemental funding in the areas of Arts Education, Rural Arts Access, Professional Development, and Folk and Traditional Arts.  Grant applications […]

Utility Rate discussion set at City Council work session

Riverton’s City Council will meet in a work session Tuesday night to discuss it’s utility rate structure. That is the only item of discussion. The complete agenda is copied below: