Today’s Events across the county:
(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.
(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – Spring 2015 statewide testing results released by the Wyoming Department of Education were mixed proposition across the state.
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – SageWest Health Care was recently recognized with an Excellence through Insight award for “Highest Community Perception of Quality” by HealthStream, Inc., which serves as SageWest’s third party market research firm for patient, physician, and community insights surveys.
(Lander, Wyo.) – The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office is seeking input on a proposal to renew a special recreation permit on public lands along and adjacent to the Oregon, Mormon Pioneer and Pony Express National Historic Trails (NHTs).
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Riverton area received the most rainfall this week, according to a report released today by the National Weather Service. Most rain in the region fell in Sweetwater County around Rock Springs where over two inches of rainfall was reported in several locations.
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Summer mowing season has started along Wyoming highways, and motorists are encouraged to slow down and use caution around all Wyoming Department of Transportation work operations.
(Lander, Wyo.) – The fate of the county owned building on North 8th West in Riverton is hanging in the balance after a budget work session Tuesday in Lander by the county commissioners.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Fremont County Undersheriff Ryan Lee issued a statement this morning indicating a juvenile runaway at risk had been located early this morning.
(Casper, Wyo.) – The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate (4.1%) was unchanged from April to May. Wyoming’s unemployment rate was slightly lower than its May 2014 level of 4.3% and significantly lower than the current U.S. unemployment rate of 5.5%.
(Lander, Wyo.) – The City of Lander last week adopted it’s 2015-16 budget and it includes a significant contribution to the revenue guarantee to attract a new air carrier to Riverton Regional Airport. Some $2.1 million is needed to attract another carrier to the airport. The revenue guarantee, however, would only be used if ticket sales did not approach that number. The state has already committed $1.2 million for the guarantee and other funds are being sought.
Riverton: Wind River Health Disparities Conference 9 AM – 3 AM – Inequities on the Wind River Indian Reservation will be addressed at a conference at the Wind River Hotel & Casino on June 10 and 11. The purpose of this conference is to learn about health needs on the reservation and to increase collaboration among local, state, tribal and federal health organizations. The public is invited to attend all conference sessions, where tribal leaders, state officials and health-care professionals will discuss health care access, delivery and service challenges and possible solutions. Anyone interested in either health care or in key issues for Native Americans in Wyoming should plan to attend.
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – County10.com readers provided more outstanding photos of the big storm that roared over the county on Wednesday. We’ll post more photos here as they come in.
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is the weekend recap of public events around the county starting today. For more detailed information on each, or on reoccurring events, click here.
(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – Contracts totaling $11.9 million for 11 highway projects around the state, including one made possible by increased fuel tax revenue, were awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its May teleconference meeting.
Powwow concludes today, Poker run on tap at noon, then museum anniversary on Monday and Baseball Camp on Tuesday.
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – The weekend isn’t over yet. Today’s activities include the second day of the Yellow Calf Memorial Powwow at Ethete and a Benefit Poker Run for Sophia. See the details below.
Today’s events include a youth rodeo, new Dubois DART Trail, Powwow; Sunday sees a benefit Poker Run for Sophia
• Working Cow Horse Show – The Cowboy State Stock Horse Association Working Cow Horse Summer Series Show. Held at the Lander Old Timers Rodeo Indoor Arena, 1663 Rodeo Drive. Starts 9 am. 307-851-1126.
• The Lander Art Center presents the “Wyoming Art Party Show.” FREE. This eclectic art show runs thru July 4. The art center is open Tues. – Thurs. from 10-6pm, and Fri. and Sat. from 10-4pm. 224 Main Street. 307-332-5772, or visit Lander Art Center
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services in Wyoming cities throughout June.
Lori Crump is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss state and federal veterans’ benefits, Department of Veterans Affairs claims, or VA healthcare. McGee can also help veterans and their families apply for benefits, file claims or request healthcare.
Her office is located at the National Guard Armory, 31 Leedy Drive, in Lander. She will also be available at the following locations:
• Riverton – June 3 and 17, at the Riverton VA Clinic, 2300 Rose Lane, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
• Dubois – June 18, at the High Country Senior Center, 504 Hays St. from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
• Lander – Most other weekdays by appointment at the Lander National Guard Armory, 31 Leedy Drive.
Outreach may be scheduled in Riverton, Dubois, Jackson and all other Fremont County communities by appointment.
During periods of inclement weather, please check with the staff at the outreach locations to ensure the veterans service officer will be available.
Please call Lori Crump at 307-438-2101 for more information, or to schedule an appointment at any of the above locations.
(Shoshoni, Wyo.) – School days are quickly turning into Summer Vacation Days. The Fremont County Archaeological Society recommends taking your family exploring. Now on display at the Shoshoni Public Library/Visitors Center are the County’s National Register of Historic Places.