East Pershing closed West of Federal today; One percent project underway there; $3.3 million in projects so far

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Another optional one cent sales tax project began in earnest today in Riverton, on East Pershing west to Broadway. Crews from 71 Construction began preparing the street this morning for a seal and a chip coat, and the street is closed from North Federal to just past North 7th.  Access to Safeway and Wells Fargo Bank is still available.

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The Lander Pet Connection: “Meet Paige!”

(Lander, Wyo)- Pull up to the kennels and Paige’s tail is wagging as she calmly waits for a pat and a greeting. Paige is a Border Collie mix and roughly five years old. Looking at Paige you wouldn’t think she has a care in the world but she definitely had a troubled life when she was young. Paige has made great progress with her self confidence but she needs to go to a home that understands and respects her insecurities.

Register or Report at Wind River SORNA

To any and all convicted sex offenders who reside, attend school or are employed within the exterior boundaries of the Wind River Indian Reservation must register with the Wind River Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act Office within three business days of establishing his or her residence, education, or employment. Furthermore, convicted sex offenders visiting the Reservation for more than 24 hours must also register. The Wind River Sex Offender Registration Code applies to Indians and Non-Indians.

Wyoming Cowboys open 2015 football season Saturday at home against North Dakota

(Laramie, Wyo.) –  The Wyoming Cowboys kick off a new season this Saturday with: a new quarterback, in senior Cameron Coffman; one of the Mountain West Conference’s premier defensive players, in senior defensive end Eddie Yarbrough; and one of the league’s top running back tandems, in senior Shaun Wick and sophomore Brian Hill.  For its season-opening game, Wyoming will be hosting the University of North Dakota in a first-ever meeting between the two schools in football.  The game is scheduled for a 2 p.m. start from Wyoming’s War Memorial Stadium.

Planning a camping trip? Some local forest campgrounds to be closed temporarily

Several Shoshone National Forest campgrounds on the Loop Road and on Togwotee Pass will be closed for one or two days starting next week, along with some outside of Cody. These temporary closures will ensure public safety while allowing the application of an insecticide.  This application is being completed to protect trees from bark beetle attack and to help retain green trees in the campgrounds.

Today’s Obituaries: Pearson

obituaries(Lander, Wyo.)- Stephen Bernard Pearson, of Lander, died in Riverton on August 28, 2015. A Graveside Service has been set for 2:00 pmThursday, September 3, 2015 at the Mount Hope Cemetery, Lander. A Memorial Fund to offset medical expenses is set up at Central Bank & Trust.