Katie Roenigk

With hospital violence on the rise, healthcare workers want enhanced penalties for assaults

A group of healthcare workers appealed to Wyoming legislators last week, asking them to address an increase in violence at hospitals in the state. “We...

Local snow-moisture at 114 percent of median, with more precip to come

Wyoming’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has issued its last snowpack update of the season. The Wind River Basin ended the season with an overall snow-water...

With scams on the rise, financial institutions want more tools to protect vulnerable adults in Wyoming

Financial exploitation of seniors in Wyoming is getting “measurably worse,” according to AARP leaders in the state. “We are seeing more scams and fraud,” AARP...

Local banks unlikely to lend on reservation trust land due to fractionation

The Eastern Shoshone Housing Authority is planning a new development near Fort Washakie where Tribal members can purchase their own homes. ESHA executive director Charles...

State judiciary committee meeting Monday, Tuesday in Lander; two local legislators to present

Two local legislators are scheduled to give presentations during the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Judiciary Committee meeting this week in Lander. The two-day meeting began at...

Lander council work session Tuesday; budget discussion ‘if needed’

The Lander City Council will hold a work session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, in the Council Chambers at 240 Lincoln Street. The agenda...

Veterans Affairs benefits clinic next week in Fort Washakie

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is offering a benefits clinic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, June 3, at the Frank B....

Riverton budget work session Tuesday

The Riverton City Council will hold a work session at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, in the Council Chambers at Riverton City Hall, 816...

Riverton council lets staff apply for grants without prior approval

The Riverton City Council approved an internal policy change this week, allowing staff to apply for grant funding before informing the council. Council approval is...

Registration open for first-time homebuyer class

The Wind River Development Fund has been hosting a series of classes for first-time homebuyers. The next session with available slots will take place in...

Riverton postpones Major Avenue improvement due to cost

The Riverton City Council has voted to postpone a road improvement project on Major Avenue between Park Avenue and Sunset Drive. The Fix Our Roads...

Chamber gets permission for bike racks in Riverton

The Riverton Chamber of Commerce plans to install five back racks in town to accommodate local bicyclists. It’s the “first step” in a larger effort...

Northern Arapaho Tour Rodeo returning for fourth season June 17-19

The fourth Northern Arapaho Tour Rodeo will take place June 17-19 at the Fremont County Fairgrounds in Riverton. It is the fourth-largest rodeo in Wyoming...

Signs of minor electrical fire still visible in Sinks Canyon

A heavy snow and wind event that blew through Sinks Canyon earlier this month appears to have knocked down a utility pole near Bruce’s...

Dubois postpones budget approval for Wind River Visitors Council, questions salary increase

The Dubois Town Council voted not to approve the Wind River Visitors Council budget plan for 2022-2023 during a regular meeting last week. The council...

Midvale Irrigation rehab project completed; water commission hears report

The Midvale Irrigation District completed a rehabilitation project last year, replacing an open ditch with PVC pipe on two lateral segments. The Wyoming Water Development...

Extensions approved for two water storage studies in Wind River Basin

State legislators approved timeline amendments last week for two water storage studies in the Wind River Basin. Both studies involve water rights from the Big...

Riverton to consider bike rack project at Tuesday meeting

The next regular meeting of the Riverton City Council will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, in the Council Chambers at Riverton City...

Annual core sample trek reveals low snow-moisture on Blue Ridge

A group of local weather watchers and forest managers made their annual trip up the Loop Road last week to gather snow core samples. After...

Drug detection dog now on duty in Shoshoni

Shoshoni now has an active-duty canine officer. Sgt. Jeff Leafgreen and his drug-detection dog, Nitro, earned their official certifications this week, and now police chief...