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Governor invites comments on Wyoming Water Strategy

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – Governor Matt Mead wants people across the state to be part of finalizing the Wyoming Water Strategy. Last week, the Governor’s Office released a list of possible measures to be implemented as components of a Water Strategy. A video of this meeting can be viewed online. Governor Mead now wants widespread comment on what Wyoming people believe is the most important focus for the state.


Today’s Obituaries: Hurtado and Zoller

(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – Shannon Maria Hurtado died in her home in Fort Washakie on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Visitation has been arranged for June 11 beginning at 5 p.m. at the family home, 28 Crooked Creek Lane. It will continue over night, same location. The Funeral Service will be 10 a.m., Thursday, June 12, 2014, in the Rocky Mountain Hall. Burial will follow in the Sacajawea Cemetery. A full obituary will follow at a later date.

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RPD reminds Riverton residents: NO fireworks in Riverton on July 4th.

(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Riverton Police Department Tuesday issued a reminder to all city residents that fireworks are NOT allowed in town on the 4th of July holiday. “That’s Lander, not Riverton,” RPD Captain Eric Murphy said this morning. “Fireworks are prohibited in the city of Riverton. Period. No exceptions,” he said.

The Don Scheer Memorial Packhorse Race will be held June 13-15 at the Dubois Town Park. Photo provided.

The Don Scheer Memorial Packhorse Race is set for this weekend in Dubois

(Dubois, Wyo.) – The Don Scheer Memorial Packhorse Race will be held on Saturday, June 14 and Sunday, June 15 at the Dubois Town Park.  The open race (men and/or women) will start at 10 a.m. where the team will break down their camp, pack up one horse, saddle the other two horses and trot a 7-mile course. After they unpack the horse, have a 15-minute break, they will trot again the 7-mile course and set up camp at approximately 11 a.m.-Noon. The first team (2 people, 3 horses) to complete this wins! The entry fee for Saturday’s event is $100.

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Summer Food Program in Riverton Feeds Kids For Free; Meals served at Rendezvous School

(Riverton, Wyo.) – With summer right here, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Fremont County School District #25 provides free meals to children while elementary summer school is in session. This summer, free breakfast and free lunch will be served at Rendezvous Elementary School, 413 North 4th West, now through June 27; Monday – Friday, and from July 14 – August 8, Monday – Thursday. During these summer school sessions breakfast will be served at 8:00 to 8:30 a.m., and lunch will be served from 12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m. There will be no meal service on August 4th & August 5th.

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Riverton School Board to approve a retirement, resignations, & a new counselor contract tonight

(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Fremont County School District #25 Board of Trustees will meet in regular session tonight at 7 p.m. Agenda items include the presentation of the Volunteer of the Year for the District 25 Recreation Board, acceptance of staff resignations, the offering of a contract for a new counselor at Riverton High School and acceptance of the Bridges Grant of nearly $500,000. The agenda is copied below.

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Riverton to adopt $21.9 million city budget tonight and hold work session on Airport Operations

(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Riverton City Council tonight will hold a special meeting and then follow with a work session. The special meeting action items include the adoption of the 2014-15 city budget of $21,957,752, the second reading of Zoning the Apodaca First Addition as Residential-B, and accepting an airport grant agreement to provide for replacement of navigational aids during the 2015 runway construction project.