(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.
(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – The Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund recently awarded $195,678 to 30 cultural organizations around the state at their recent grant review board meeting held in Pinedale. Fremont County organizations received $17,800.
Lander, Wyo.– Fremont County Transportation Superintendent David Pendleton has authorized the closure of Dry Bridger Creek (County Road #162), Bridger Creek (County Road #259) and Nowood (County Road #295) Roads in the Lysite area effective immediately.
(Fremont County, Wyo.) — Memorial Day observances are planned throughout the county today…
(Riverton, Wyo.) – A Flash Flood Advisory for Fremont County has been issued through 6 p.m. on Sunday with strong thunderstorms and hail predicted. See the special weather statement and hazardous weather outlook below:
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – There’s plenty to do this weekend as the nation prepares to celebrate Memorial Day on Monday. Here are your options:
(Riverton, Wyo.) – It’s T-Minus 12 days and counting for the first agency move-in at the new Fremont County Justice Center in Riverton at Major and Gasser Roads.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The annual Riverton Chamber of Commerce Ad Banquet drew over 260 folks on Saturday, April 25th to honor local individuals and businesses involved in the agriculture industry.