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Wyoming joins 11 other states in challenging EPA regulations for coal power plants

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – Governor Matt Mead continues to fight U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) overreach. Today, Wyoming joined 11 other states in opposing an EPA regulation to further limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing coal power plants. The lawsuit challenges an EPA settlement agreement that purports to allow the EPA to over-regulate coal and is unlawful under the Clean Air Act.

Military veteran Jack Darnall, 88, was honored during Military Night at the Wind River PRCA Rodeo Roundup Monday night. Darnell carried the flag of the U.S. Marine Corps into the arena. Jack is a a World War II Imo Jima Survivor. 2014 also marks the 50th year of the Vietnam War, so Fremont County's Vietnam Vets were honored that night. (Alan Sinner photo)

Fremont County Fair: Quilt raffle raised about $2,000 for the Veteran’s Assistance Fund

(Riverton, Wyo.) – The fund raising raffle of a quilt to benefit the Fremont County Veteran’s Assistance Fund generated about $2,000 at the Wind River PRCA Rodeo Roundup this week at the county fair. Ironically, the winner of the quilt was a veteran who was being recognized that night, Jim Arndt.

Donations and auction proceeds totaled over $21,000 at Tuesday Night's Tough Enough to Help Cancer Fund at the Wind River PRCA Rodeo Roundup. (Ernie Over photo)

Tough Enough auction and donations totaled over $21k Tuesday night at Riverton rodeo

(Riverton, Wyo.) – The generosity of Fremont County residents generated $21,350 for the Tough Enough to Help Cancer Fund at Tuesday night’s Wind River PRCA Rodeo Roundup. Tuesday’s total pushed donations over $200,000 in the seven years that a pair of chinks and chaps have been auctioned at the rodeo.

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Two more days to enjoy the Carnival at the Fair

(Riverton, Wyo.) – There are two days left to the Fremont County Fair, and therefore two more days to the Carnival Midway attractions. Last night following the Knights of Valour performance, the carnival was packed with people riding the rides. Here’s a look at some of the festivities. The carnival opened at 12 p.m. today and will open at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

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Earn your child the Olivia & Emma Lewis Annual Scholarship Fund

(Fremont County, Wyo) – A scholarship fund in the memories of Olivia and Emma Lewis, providing for tuition for one student to attend St. Margaret’s Elementary School in Riverton, has been established through the Wyoming Catholic Ministries Foundation. The scholarship will provide the selected student with tuition for up to five years attendance at St. Margaret’s School.

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Central Wyoming College Offers New Clinical Medical Assistant Certificate

(Riverton, Wyo.) –  Beginning this fall, Central Wyoming College will offer students a new Clinical Medical Assistant certificate. Medical assistants are in demand nationally, and CWC is expanding its offerings to meet those needs. Students will learn administrative and clinical roles performed by medical assistants in a clinic or physician’s office setting. The certificate will take one year (two semesters) to complete. The program will be lead by a certified, experienced instructor. The certificate is a full-time program that meets during the day.