Kathleen (Sindt) Blackwelder

(Lander, Wyo.) – Kathleen (Sindt) Blackwelder, 72, won her place in Heaven on July 10, 2015 after a journey with cancer that only Kathy could have made into a journey of joy. Her final days in Grants Pass, Ore., were filled with visiting friends and family from all over the country, and quiet loving moments with her kids and grandkids.

Levina Dorothy Gambler

(Arapahoe, Wyo.) – Levina Dorothy Gambler, 79, of Arapahoe, died at her daughter’s home on Thursday, July 23, 2015. A rosary will be held on Sunday, July 26, 2015, at the Arapahoe School Gym at 7;00 pm, with the wake to follow at 1284 17 Mile Road. The funeral service will be on Monday, July 27, 2015, at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church at 10:00 am with Father Phil Wagner officiating. Burial will follow at YellowCalf Cemetery.

Fremont County Unemployment Rate up by three points, highest in the state

(Casper, Wyo.) – The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reports that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged from May to June at 4.1%. Wyoming’s unemployment rate was slightly lower than its June 2014 level of 4.4% and significantly lower than the current U.S. unemployment rate of 5.3%. Seasonally adjusted employment of Wyoming residents increased slightly, rising by an estimated 955 individuals (0.3%) from May to June. This level of over-the-month employment growth is a normal change.

Mitigation of old land fill site may impact Riverton’s Little League Fields

(Riverton, Wyo.) – The proposed mitigation of Riverton’s former landfill site off of Smith Road will be costly no matter what option it chosen, City Administrator Steven Weaver said this week. “All of the options are very expensive and long-term,” he said “The best option is to choose one within the next 10 years to be eligible for state funding of 75 percent of the total cost.”

Applicants sought for Ward 1 council vacancy in Riverton

(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Riverton City Council officially has a vacancy now for a Ward 1 council seat. With the resignation of Jonathan Faubion because of his move in the city and out of his ward, City Administrator Steven Weaver said applications are now being accepted for Ward 1 residents who would like to represent their ward. The deadline to apply is noon on Thursday, August 13th.