(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Hudson received the most moisture from Thursday night’s big lightning and rain storm, with just over a quarter inch of rain. Hudson’s total rainfall was .27 inches.
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Most of the county teams will have scrimmages this coming Friday before the start of the regular season on September 4th. Notable among the scrimmages is the Friday night practice between Riverton and Worland at Wolverine Field. The inaugural class of the RHS Hall of Fame will be introduced to the crowd at the game that evening, prior to the official ceremony and dinner on Saturday evening at the high school. Read more about the Hall of Fame inductees here.
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Seven county schools begin classes today for the 2015-16 school year, including the largest district, Riverton.
Friday and Saturday
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Today is the first day of school in three Fremont County School Districts, which means motorists should be alert for children loading and unloading from school buses and children walking to and from school. Pay attention to reduced speed zones in and around schools and be aware of students at crosswalks and along routes to school.
What’s Happening this weekend: Farmers market, Semi-Pro basketball tryouts, Cowboy Gathering in Dubois
Here are this weekend’s happenings around the area:
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported today that total unemployment insurance (UI) covered payroll increased by $184.4 million (5.5%) in fourth quarter 2014. Employment rose by 4,426 jobs (1.6%) and average weekly wage increased by $36 (3.9%). Job growth and payroll growth both slowed slightly from third to fourth quarter. In terms of dollars, UI covered payroll represents approximately 91.5% of all wage and salary disbursements and 43.8% of personal income in the state (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2014). Analysts have noted that “minerals related employment is one of the key predictors of sales and use tax revenue” in Wyoming (CREG 2010).
(Lander, Wyo.) – A 57-year-old Rocksprings man was located safely this morning and returned to his camping companions after spending the night out in the area of the Sweetwater Guard Station, according to Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker. The guard station is located along the Sweetwater River near the Sublette County and the southwest Fremont County border.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Wind River Ranch Supply bought the Grand Champion Market Beef again, paying $6.25 a pound for Shayde LeClair’s 1,267 pound animal at this morning’s Junior Livestock Sale at the Fremont County Fair. The beef brought $7,918.75.
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.