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Photo gallery: Eastern Shoshone Indian Days Grand Entry

(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – The 55th annual Eastern Shoshone Indian Days got off to a great start on Friday evening, and the fun continues today. Thousands of dollars were given away in competitions last night, and thousands more are on the block today. Thanks to George Abeyta for sharing these photos of the Grand Entry with County10. Grand Entry number two is at 1 p.m. today.

Dr. McFarland had a light moment during the evening when she was presented with colorful celebration balloons, a gift of U.S. Senator Mike Enzi. (Ernie Over photo)

They danced in the streets, or rather a gym, for Dr. McFarland’s farewell picnic Friday

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Former Central Wyoming College President Dr. Jo Anne McFarland often said during her career that there would be “dancing in the streets” when she left the college. A street dance was actually planned to fulfill her prophecy, but Thursday afternoon’s deluge convinced planners to move the dance and picnic inside. Rustler Gym on campus was the venue for the college’s farewell to it’s 25 year-long president who had been at the college a total of 41 years, starting as an adjunct professor.

Photo by Lisa F. Young/Shutterstock.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training for the public coming in July

(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – LivingWorks Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trainers (ASIST) conducted a first-ever training in Lander earlier this year, co-sponsored by the Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming, in partnership with the Grace For 2 Brothers Foundation. In celebration of that success, an ASIST workshop is being made available to anyone in Fremont County.

Riverton's Workforce Service Center is located at 422 East Fremont. In Lander, the Workforce Services Center is at 1295 12th Street. (File photo)

Fremont County’s unemployment rate up by .4 percent; Third highest in Wyoming

(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 3.7% in April to 3.8% in May 2014 (not a statistically significant change). Wyoming’s unemployment rate remained much lower than its May 2013 level of 4.6%, and significantly lower than the current U.S. unemployment rate of 6.3%. Seasonally adjusted employment of Wyoming residents increased, rising by 192 individuals (0.1%) from April to May.