Local woman elected Vice President General of the Daughters of the American Revolution

(Washington, D.C.) –  The nation’s capital welcomed more than 3,500 members of one of its foremost service organizations this week with the arrival of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) for their 124th annual Continental Congress. Highlights of the week-long event included welcoming respected keynote speakers and award winners during the gala evening ceremonies.

Northern Arapaho Tribe receives $45,000 Grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

(Ethete, Wyo.) – The Northern Arapaho Tribe announced Tuesday that they had received a $45,000 grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) of Minnesota. The Northern Arapaho Tribe will use the grant to purchase a Firewood Processor which will allow the Northern Arapaho Senior Wood Program to meet its present and future needs in suppling firewood to our senior and disabled members. The Northern Arapaho have about 10,000 members.

The Legend of Bruce Gresly: A Leader, A Hero, An Inspiration.

(Lander, Wyo.)- Sunday night, hundreds of people gathered at the Lander Swimming Pool with glow sticks and flashlights to celebrate the life of one of the very best coaches in the country. The event started with the Lander Boys Swim Team’s chant before every meet, and was followed by everyone circled around the pool with their lights to remember, speak, and express their love and gratitude towards Bruce Gresly.

Investigation continues into Friday’s severe one-vehicle crash near Lander

A 23-year-old Lander man was airlifted to Casper with life threatening injuries after being ejected during a one vehicle roll over on North Second Street Friday afternoon. The investigation into the collision is ongoing; alcohol is being investigated as a contributing factor. Witnesses reported the vehicle was operating at a high rate of speed before the driver lost control and ran off the roadway. The vehicle involved was identified as a brown 2007 Chevrolet truck. Below is an excerpt from Sergeant John Zerga with respect to his investigation of the collision:

Wyoming files lawsuit with 11 other states over Waters of the United States Rule

Governor Matt Mead announced today the State of Wyoming has joined in a lawsuit filed against the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Army Corps of Engineers over the agencies’ Waters of the United States rule. Governor Mead has opposed this rule since it was first proposed and he will help lead a coalition of twelve states in litigation against the final rule. The final rule was published in the Federal Register today.

County budget hits a bump; One revenue stream came in well short of expectations

(Lander, Wyo.) – It’s back to the drawing board at the eleventh hour for the Fremont County Commission, who thought they had a balanced budget for 2015-16. County Clerk and Chief Budget Officer Julie Freese said Monday that the county’s distribution from the Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program from the Federal Government came in “substantially less” than had been budgeted, and another round of budget cuts will occur at Tuesday’s final budget work session, scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at the courthouse. The shortage is in the neighborhood of a half-million dollars.

Riverton’s new Skatepark Taking Form

(Riverton, Wyo.) – A worker from Dreamland Skateparks worked solo on Monday morning setting forms for Riverton’s new skatepark. The $270,000 ground-level facility should be ready by late summer. Skatepark supporters raised the money for the park over the past two years. It is located in southwest corner of Riverton City Park.