Fremont County Unemployment Rate up by three points, highest in the state

(Casper, Wyo.) – The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reports that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged from May to June at 4.1%. Wyoming’s unemployment rate was slightly lower than its June 2014 level of 4.4% and significantly lower than the current U.S. unemployment rate of 5.3%. Seasonally adjusted employment of Wyoming residents increased slightly, rising by an estimated 955 individuals (0.3%) from May to June. This level of over-the-month employment growth is a normal change.

Mitigation of old land fill site may impact Riverton’s Little League Fields

(Riverton, Wyo.) – The proposed mitigation of Riverton’s former landfill site off of Smith Road will be costly no matter what option it chosen, City Administrator Steven Weaver said this week. “All of the options are very expensive and long-term,” he said “The best option is to choose one within the next 10 years to be eligible for state funding of 75 percent of the total cost.”

Applicants sought for Ward 1 council vacancy in Riverton

(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Riverton City Council officially has a vacancy now for a Ward 1 council seat. With the resignation of Jonathan Faubion because of his move in the city and out of his ward, City Administrator Steven Weaver said applications are now being accepted for Ward 1 residents who would like to represent their ward. The deadline to apply is noon on Thursday, August 13th.