(Pictured from left to right: Brent Sheldon, Bert Masson, Colette Venzor, Denver Nettles, Martin Devries, Jeff Carruth, Joe Stanbury, and Chassidy Morris.)
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Another school year is drawing to a close. If you have young children, you might be planning for their summer activities. But you also might want to look even farther into the future — to the day when your kids say “goodbye” to their local schools and “hello” to their college dormitories. When that day arrives, will you be financially prepared to pay for the high costs of higher education?
(Cody, Wyo.) – Park County Sheriff’s Office Information Officer Lance Mathess said that as of 7 a.m., the Search & Rescue Team failed to locate a missing 1963 Mooney M20C during a ground search on Sunday.
UPDATE at 9 a.m.: The road has opened in both directions.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The chilly weather from the weekend will continue today, according to the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Riverton. Their outlook is copied below:
CODY – The Park County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team (SAR) has been activated and is currently searching for a small single-engine aircraft that has been reported overdue. On Saturday, May 10 at 11:30 a.m., the 911 Communications Center received a request from the Twin Falls, Idaho Police Department to check Yellowstone Regional Airport (YRA) for a 1963 Mooney M20C with tail number N6704U.
Brett Smith Reported to be Signing as Free Agent; First Time Since 1997 Draft That UW Has Multiple Players Selected
LARAMIE, Wyo. (May 8, 2014) – University of Wyoming men’s basketball coach Larry Shyatt announced Thursday that his annual summer camps in Laramie are filling up quickly, but spots are still available. Shyatt, his staff and all returning Cowboy players will provide instruction at each camp. Shyatt will host the “A Day with the Cowboys” Camp on June 8 and 9. Boys and girls in kindergarten through 12th grade can participate on either day for $80 or $140 for both days. Shyatt’s Individual Camp will be from Jun 9-12 for boys ages 8 to 18 with prices starting at $270. Shyatt’s Team Camp takes place on June 7 with teams costing $250. More information, including registration forms, can be found online at CowboyBasketballCamps.com or by calling the Wyoming men’s basketball office at 307-766-5114.
(Pinedale, Wyo.) – As part of ongoing efforts to monitor the population of gray wolves in Wyoming, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will conduct capture operations in areas of northwest Wyoming beginning this spring and continuing through fall.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Central Wyoming Class of 2014 is led by nine valedictorians who have earned a 4.0 grade point average while obtaining their degrees.
(Lander, Wyo.) – This morning Wyoming Catholic College graduated 24 students as the Class of 2014.
(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – Governor Matt Mead has questioned the proposed rule of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that would require new coal-fired power plants to install unproven and costly carbon capture and sequestration technologies. The EPA proposal is the first of its kind, establishing greenhouse gas emission limits from the power sector. In a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, Governor Mead expressed his concerns that EPA’s proposal is not legally, technologically, or economically justified. Wyoming is the leading coal supplier to the United States, and this proposal could adversely impact Wyoming’s economy.
(Yellowstone National Park, Wyo.) – Yellowstone and the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center staff will celebrate International Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 17, with free programs and a field trip that are open to the public.
(Lander, Wyo.) – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is holding a public meeting at 6 p.m. on May 15 at the Lander Regional Office (260 Buena Vista Dr) to discuss herd management objectives for the Badwater pronghorn herd, and the Green Mountain and South Wind River elk herds. The Badwater pronghorn herd consists of hunt area 75; the Green Mountain elk herd consists of hunt areas 24 and 128, and the South Wind River elk herd consists of hunt areas 25, 27, 28, and 99.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Deputy Fremont County Attorney Ember Oakley was fired Friday morning by County and Prosecuting Attorney Michael Bennett, allegedly over a plea agreement in a methamphetamine case that Bennett asserted in open court had violated office policy. See that story here.
Installation of storm sewer and other work will continue Saturday, May 10, as Archer Construction crews are scheduled to work Saturday.
No work is scheduled Saturday, but Jerry Bornhoft Construction, Inc., plans to resume dirt work west of the Hill Street intersection with Riverview Road on Monday.
(Shoshoni, Wyo.) – Wyoming Highway Patrol Lt. Tom Adams reported today that two wrecks earlier this week were likely the result of driving under the influence.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Wyoming Governor Matt Mead today thanked Wyoming State Employees for their service and he said the state’s ranking as second in public confidence in the nation was due to dedicated state workers and the service they provide year-around.
(Lander, Wyo.) – Congratulations to Kristin and Mark Vogel on the April 22, 2014, birth of Beatrix Ruby Vogel. Beatrix was 7 lbs., 6 oz., and measured 19.25 inches.
(Ethete, Wyo.) – Rodney L. Jealous Of Him, Jr. died on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. A rosary was held for him on Wednesday, May 07, 2014, at Blue Sky Hall at 7 p.m. followed by a wake also at Blue Sky Hall. A funeral mass was held on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 10 a.m. Blue Sky Hall with Father Phil Wagner officiating. Burial will follow at Redman Sage Cemetery. Read the full obituary here.