Katie Roenigk

Attempt to define ‘governmental use’ for property tax exemptions stalled in committee

A state legislative committee has tabled a bill intended to clarify which government-owned properties are exempt from taxation in Wyoming. The bill draft features several...

With federal protections for Native children in jeopardy, two local Indigenous women discuss growing up with non-Native guardians

The Riverton Peace Mission’s online discussion about the Indian Child Welfare Act last week highlighted the experiences of two local Indigenous women who were...

Half percent sales tax update scheduled for Riverton council meeting Tuesday

The Riverton City Council will hold a regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, in the Council Chambers at Riverton City Hall, 816...

‘Let’s just get this done’: Wyoming Legislature to consider Medicaid expansion again in 2023

Medicaid expansion will be up for debate once again when the Wyoming Legislature convenes for its 67th session in January. The legislature’s Joint Revenue Committee...

Riverton Peace Mission starts monthly online event series with Indian Child Welfare Act discussion Thursday

The Riverton Peace Mission will host an online discussion about the Indian Child Welfare Act at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1. The topic is “timely,”...

‘We need to press forward’: Lawmakers pursuing Northern Arapaho gaming proposal to help fund K-12 schools

State lawmakers continued to discuss a proposal from the Northern Arapaho Tribe this month to develop Class III gaming on state-owned school trust land...

Lawmakers approve bill drafts addressing school ‘climate,’ mental health services, student discipline

State lawmakers continued working this month to address reports of harassment and bullying in K-12 schools – by adults as well as students. The Wyoming...

Lander mulling funding options to support commercial air service

The Lander City Council will consider several options next month for fulfilling a $145,000 funding request to support commercial air service in Fremont County. The...

Shoshoni seeking state funds to rehab local park, enhance recreation access

Shoshoni is applying for a $388,000 grant to rehabilitate the recreational space near the local softball field commonly referred to as “rock park.” The money...

Tourism Asset Development funding on Shoshoni Town Council agenda Tuesday

The Shoshoni Town Council will hold a regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, at Shoshoni Town Hall, 102 E. Second St. The short...

Lander to discuss disbursement rules for economic development tax, with Central Wyoming Regional Airport in mind

The Lander City Council will hold a special regular meeting and work session beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, in the Council Chambers...

Bill draft would earmark $10 million for crosswalk improvements on school routes

State lawmakers approved a bill draft this month that would allocate $10 million to the Wyoming Department of Transportation specifically for crosswalk improvements along...

Local group collecting cold-weather gear for homeless residents after recent death

The Riverton Peace Mission is hosting a cold-weather supply drive next week in response to the recent death of a homeless man in town. “I...

Eggleston hired as Riverton public works director on permanent basis

Brian Eggleston has been hired as Riverton’s new public works director. He has filled the position on an interim basis since September, after Riverton’s former...

About-face: Legislative committee to offer written support for Wyoming Public Lands Initiative in Congress

A state legislative committee changed its mind this month about supporting the Wyoming Public Lands Initiative in Congress. The Select Federal Natural Resource Management Committee...

Property sale, two bid awards on Riverton council agenda for Tuesday

The Riverton City Council will hold a regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the Council Chambers at Riverton City Hall, 816...

Lawmakers hear report on Challenge Academy closure; Lander parent shares his experience

State lawmakers received a report this month about the recent mid-program closure of the Wyoming Cowboy Challenge Academy. The course was shut down indefinitely in...

Penn thanks HD33 voters who ‘put their faith in me’

When Sarah Penn saw the unofficial results showing she'd been elected to Wyoming House District 33 on Tuesday, she said she experienced “various emotions...

Unofficial: Five local candidates lose to Republicans in statewide, federal races

Three Fremont County residents ran to represent Wyoming in the U.S. House of Representatives this year: Democrat Lynnette Greybull, Libertarian Richard Brubaker, and Marissa...

Unofficial: Seven unopposed county officials earn 10,000-plus votes each

Seven incumbents ran unopposed for re-election to county government positions this year, and each one earned at least 96 percent of ballots cast on...
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