(Riverton, Wyo.) – Temperatures this morning in the Wind River Basin are in single digit below zero. Even though today will be sunny, temperatures will only warm to 10-12 degrees above zero, according to the National ‘Weather Service Forecast Office at Riverton Regional Airport.
(Moscow, Idaho) – Mary Fisher, formerly of Riverton, died Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015, in Moscow, Idaho, of complications from pneumonia. She was 96 years old. A memorial service will be Saturday, June 13, in Thermopolis before the annual Baird family reunion.
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – The Wyoming Department of Transportation just reopened the Sand Draw Highway, WYO 135 between Sweetwater Station and its junction with WYO 789 south of Riverton. Also opened was U.S. 287/WYO 789 between the Rawlins Junction and Muddy Gap.
(Washington, D.C.) —The Tribal Water Engineer for the Shoshone and Arapaho Tribes, Mitch Cottenoir, will be one of the witnesses Wednesday when the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) will hold a legislative hearing on the Irrigation Rehabilitation and Renovation for Indian Tribal Governments and Their Economies Act (the IRRIGATE Act).
(Lander, Wyo.) – The second “Local Food Day” event in Fremont County School District #1 was held last week at Baldwin Creek Elementary School. Wind River Farm to Plate, a local non-profit, brought a variety of locally grown greens to the classroom for the students to sample.
(Jackson, Wyo.) – The spring term of Saturday U, the University of Wyoming’s free one-day college education program, comes to an end Saturday, March 7, in Jackson.
(Laramie, Wyo.) — Enrollment at the University of Wyoming has risen in the spring 2015 semester, with significant increases in Laramie campus, full-time and graduate student numbers.
(Ethete, Wyo.) – Fremont County School District #14 has hired from within and has named the first Native American to lead the mostly Native American populated district. The top job at the Wyoming Indian Schools was offered to Owen St.Clair, currently the principal at Wyoming Indian Elementary School. St. Clair was also the first Wind River Reservation native to become a principal in the district, headquartered at Ethete.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Carol Marsh, 59, of Riverton died at her home on Saturday, February 28, 2015. As were her wishes there will be no services held. A Remembrance Reception will be held on Friday, March, 6, 2015, at the Riverton Eagles from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Update at 7:30 p.m.: Jeffrey City School has been cancelled.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – It will be a cold and snowy day today across the Wind River Basin with snow continuing through this evening and north winds creating very cold wind chill conditions.
(Yellowstone National Park, Wyo.) – Yellowstone National Park was selected to receive a 2014 Ticket to Ride grant from the National Park Foundation (NPF), the official charity of America’s national parks, for Yellowstone’s Connecting Native American Youth to Yellowstone program. The NPF Ticket to Ride program, supported by a grant from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, helps students explore the outdoors by providing transportation and program support to national parks around the country. The grant is for the 2014/2015 school year.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (March 2, 2015) – Home games in three of the season’s first four weeks highlight the University of Wyoming’s 2015 football campaign, as the Mountain West office announced the conference’s complete schedule on Monday. Game times and television coverage will be announced at a later date.
By Tyler Kreitzer RHS Journalism Club
(Casper, Wyo.) – Wyoming’s mountain snowpack is holding at 94 percent of the median, according to Wyoming Water Specialist Lee Hackleman at the Natural Resource Conservation Service.