(Riverton, WY) – The Riverton Ambassadors, a local volunteer group, are working to install a monument at Central Wyoming Regional Airport that welcomes visitors and highlights Fremont County.
The Ambassadors have partnered with local artist Jon Cox to design the piece of art with image input collected from the Fremont County communities. The input was due back to the Ambassadors on February 4th. The final design is not completed.
The conceptual design of the project proposes it measures 30 feet long by 5 feet wide and 10 feet tall. It will sit on a 2-foot tall concrete foundation and will be made out of metal sheets.
The current proposed installation location is in the grassy area across from the airport entrance. That area currently has a street light and two trees that would need to be moved.
Their goal is to have it up and ready by April 2022 for the busy season and the temporary closure of the Jackson Airport. They plan to apply for grants from state and local entities to support this vision. The exact cost of the monument has not been determined at this point in the process.
The Ambassadors have approached and received support from both the Airport Board and the Riverton City Council. They have also received support from local entities such as the National Museum of Military Vehicles.
County 10 will keep you updated as progress continues on the monument.