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.

Lander antes up for Airport Revenue Guarantee; County looking at $200k, Riverton already in

(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.

Today’s events include a Health Conference, Bear Spray 101, Home Tours, and a couple Art Shows

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.

Veterans Service Officer coming to Riverton, Dubois and Lander in June

(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.