The #1 thing you’re doing wrong when saving for your child’s college fund

(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?

Park County SAR searching the Absarokas for overdue plane

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.

UW Sports Roundup: Shyatt’s Camps; V-ball, B-ball, Swimming, Tennis, Graduating Athletes & more

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 or by calling the Wyoming men’s basketball office at 307-766-5114.

Governor: EPA’s Proposed Standards for Power Plants are Flawed

(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.

Lander Region Game and Fish reviews herd unit objectives

(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.

Saturday work planned on South Federal; Dirt work to continue Monday on Riverview

(Riverton, Wyo,) – The Wyoming Department of Transportation has issued it’s weekly update on the two major highway improvement projects here. The update is copied below:
Federal Boulevard/Monroe Avenue update:
Installation of storm sewer and other work will continue Saturday, May 10, as Archer Construction crews are scheduled to work Saturday.
Installation of storm sewer is scheduled to be complete early this coming week, as crews continue to advance about 70 feet per day.
Work is scheduled to continue to the new traffic signal in the Federal/Monroe intersection; crews are still planning to close the east half of the Federal/Monroe intersection after Memorial Day, and improvements will begin there.All businesses are open along Federal Boulevard, and Archer Construction continues to maintain accesses to all businesses.

Drivers are reminded of the reduced 25 mph speed limit through the project work zone, and the 10-foot width restriction.Riverview Road update:
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.

Road widening is scheduled to continue until Bornhoft is finished, so installation of the new water line may begin. Other work in the coming week will include installation of new water services east of the Riverton Valley Irrigation Canal.
–Wyoming Department of Transporation

Today’s Obituaries: Jealous Of Him, Tompkins and Wilson

image(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.