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Today’s Obituaries: Eells and Meeks

eells(Riverton, Wyo.) – Loretta May Eells, 86, of Riverton died July 19, 2014 surrounded by her family in a circle of love at the Help for Health Hospice Home after a short illness. A visitation will be Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 6 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Home with a Rosary following at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 10:00 a.m. at the St. Margaret’s Catholic Church with Father Demetrio Penascoza officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery and a luncheon following at the St. Margaret Catholic School Gymnasium. Read the full obituary here.

The Lander Workforce Center

Fremont County has highest unemployment rate in Wyoming in June, up .7 points from May

(Casper, Wyo.) – The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rose slightly from 3.8% in May to 4.0% in June 2014. The increase was not a statistically significant change). Since March 2014, Wyoming’s unemployment rate has remained within the narrow range of 3.7% to 4.0%. Unemployment in Wyoming was much lower than its June 2013 level of 4.6%, and significantly lower than the current U.S. unemployment rate of 6.1%. Seasonally adjusted employment of Wyoming residents decreased slightly, falling by an estimated 822 individuals (-0.3%) from May to June.

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Babe Ruth State Champion Riverton U14’s hosting a car wash

(Riverton, Wyo) – Babe Ruth State Champion Riverton U14’s will be hosting a car wash 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Wednesday (tomorrow) in the Walmart parking lot to raise funds to travel to Whitefish, Montana to compete in the Pacific NorthWest Regional tournament. They will also be having a “fill the helmet” fundraiser at the doors of Walmart and then again during the Fremont County fan parade. Come show your support for our hometown Boys of Summer!

David Brock, 22, was wanted as a person of interest in  the child abduction case.

BREAKING: Person of Interest in child abduction caught this morning hiding in Lander

(Riverton, Wyo.) – A 23-year-old Riverton man wanted for questioning in the early Saturday morning adduction of a 9-year-old Riverton girl from her bedroom was captured this morning in Lander. Riverton Police Captain Eric Murphy said David Brock was caught hiding in a storage unit at Rob’s Towing on Mortimore Lane. He said RPD detectives were assisted by officers from the Lander Police Department and by Fremont County Sheriff’s Deputies.

A Wyoming Air National Guard C-130 landed at Riverton this morning to pick up a mobile vehicle from the Lander Armory destined for Cheyenne. The plane will return again Thursday morning. (Kevin Lee photo)

Wyoming Air National Guard C-130 picked up Army cargo in Riverton this morning

(Riverton, Wyo.) – A Wyoming Air National Guard C-130 Cargo plane landed at Riverton Regional Airport this morning to pick up a piece of equipment from the armory in Lander. After the unit was loaded aboard, with a height clearance of only one inch, the aircraft took off again headed for Cheyenne. The vehicle will be displayed in Cheyenne for two days during the annual Frontier Days Rodeo Celebration. The aircraft will return to Fremont County on Thursday morning.

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AntiGravity Fitness coming to Iron Works Gym in Riverton!

(Riverton, Wyo.)  – Come fly with the team at Iron Works Gym! You may have heard about AntiGravity Fitness. It’s the newest exercise trend sweeping the nation. Stars like Pink, Mariah Carey, 50 Cent have all used the AntiGravity technique in their performances. It was also used in the Victorias Secret Fashion Show, the Olympics, Presidential Obama’s Inauguration, Broadway, and at the Grammy’s. Now you can give it a try right at Iron Works Gym!