(Laramie, Wyo.) – The University of Wyoming’s efforts to combat diseases affecting wildlife, livestock and humans in the state have received a boost with the arrival of a new faculty member in UW’s Department of Veterinary Sciences.
Budget Amendment on South Federal and Riverview projects misunderstood, public works director reported
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Discussion at Riverton City Council’s Tuesday night meeting on a budget amendment to cover the city’s share of costs from the Riverview Road and South Federal highway reconstruction projects took a wrong turn. Both projects were under the management and control of the Wyoming Department of Transportation, with participation from the City of Riverton.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – In a short but moving ceremony, and on behalf of the city, Mayor Ron Warpness presented Carolyn Whitman’s granddaughter with a memorial portrait of the long-time Riverton Police Department employee who died earlier this month. Accepting on behalf of Whitman’s family was Stephanie Whitman.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 17, 2014) – Wyoming’s Harry Fisher and Shreese Daniels have been named the Mountain West Male Track Athlete of the Week and Female Field Athlete of the Week, respectively, the conference office announced Tuesday. Both earned the weekly award for the first time in their careers.
(Laramie, Wyo.) – Contracts totaling nearly $33.8 million for nine highway projects around the state were awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its December meeting in Laramie. A Lander firm was the successful bidder on one of the projects.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Riverton has begun counting down the top 11 weather stories of the past 12 months leading up to the new year.
(Yellowstone National Park, Wyo.) – The largest concentration of active geysers in the world—approximately half of the world’s total— is found in Yellowstone.
(Laramie, Wyo.) — The Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarship Committee is accepting applications from full-time students for scholarship awards at the University of Wyoming. The scholarships are for the 2015 summer session and the 2015-16 academic year.
(Cheyenne, Wyo,) – The Wyoming Department of Education announce today the availability of a new report available to the public.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Riverton City Council will meet tonight with a memorial presentation on the Police Department’s Investigative Technician on tap. Carolyn Whitman died earlier this month of injuries sustained when her car was struck by a drunk driver. Whitman’s service to the city has been memorialized by the RPD with a wall plaque in the department and Mayor Ron Warpness will make another presentation tonight.
(Riverton,Wyo.) – Monday was a busy day for the Riverton Police Department who dealt with 11 separate vehicle crashes on the city’s slick and snowy streets. One unfortunate motorist was involved in two crashes. According to a police report, a Chevrolet Spark crashed into a curb at the Central Wyoming College ProTech Center at 10:26 a.m. After reporting the incident to the CWC Security office, the man found that while he was inside, his vehicle had been struck by another driver backing out of a parking space. Damage was listed as over $1,000.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Fremont County Coroner’s office today released the Verdict and Case Docket in the homicide of 21-year-old Jared Little Whiteman, who was killed on June 2nd and buried near the crime scene on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Updated snowfall totals: Over one foot dropped near Thermopolis, Cody had 12 inches, Casper 7 to 10 inches and Lander 5 to 7 inches
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The snowfall totals for this past weekend’s storm through Monday mid-day have now been reported, with the most amounts recorded in the Bighorn and Wind River ranges, near Thermopolis, Cody and Casper and locally around Lander. See the totals below:
(Riverton, Wyo.) – U.S. Energy Corp. announced Monday the appointment of a Denver oilman as the new President and Chief Operating Officer of the company. The announcement said David Veltri would assume his new role on January 1, 2015.
(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – The Wyoming Arts Council has announced that Governor Matthew H. Mead has selected Jim Wilcox of Jackson, Tom Lucas of Dubois and Zachary Pullen of Casper as the recipients of the 2014 Wyoming Governor’s Arts Awards. They will be honored at the annual Governor’s Arts Awards Gala on February 27, at Little America in Cheyenne.