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Tribe hands St. Stephens to Bureau of Indian Education as staffing concerns arise

St. Stephen School in Arapahoe is now under the supervision of the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE). The Northern Arapaho tribe had handled day to day operations, but due to allegations of sexual misconduct, nepotism, and financial fraud by former staff, the Wind River Intertribal Council voted to approve the transition to federal control. This resulted in multiple employees getting fired and requiring all staff to reapply for their positions. The school is still slated to be open in the Fall.
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Wings & Wheels Thrilled Large Crowd at Hunt Field Airport

The turnout was great for the return of an air show at Lander’s Hunt Field Airport dubbed Wings and Wheels on Saturday. The Kiwanis Club of Lander served a breakfast of ham and pancakes with hot coffee and juice for the big crowd while folks walked around the tarmac viewing a variety of aircraft, including two medical helicopters and two WWII Warbird S2 and many private planes and T6 Trackers from North American Aircraft Manufacture. The two Warbirds flew to Lander from the Teton Aviation Center Museum at Driggs, Idaho.
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‘Suspicious’ Package Sent To Liz Cheney Staffer In Riverton Deemed Safe

***For All Things Wyoming, Sign-Up For Our Daily Newsletter***. A suspicious package sent to U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney’s staff in Riverton prompted business evacuations and a “bomb-dog” deployment Thursday afternoon, but the package ultimately was deemed safe. The Riverton Police Department was notified at 3:52 Thursday afternoon...

Fairgrounds Paving Project moving Forward at Higher Cost

The Fremont County Commissioners Tuesday approved an American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funded project at the county fairgrounds in Riverton for paving the deteriorating parking lot there in front of the Fremont Center and Heritage Hall. Originally authorized at $700,000, the action taken Tuesday reauthorized the project at a funding level of $920,000.

Absentee Vote Machines Confirmed to be Correctly Configured

News Release from the Fremont County Republican Party. On June 30, 2022, Fremont County Clerk’s office prepared the election machines for the absentee voting center at the Fremont County Clerk’s office in Lander. Present were County Clerk Julie Freese and Clerk’s Office staff, Fremont County Republican Chairman Ginger Bennett and Republican party representatives, and a Fremont County Democrat party representative.

WY WFO RIVERTON Warnings, Watches, and Advisories

————— SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT. ...A strong thunderstorm will impact portions of central Johnson. County through 500 PM MDT... At 426 PM MDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 10. miles northeast of Mayoworth, or 18 miles north of Kaycee, moving. northeast at 40 mph. HAZARD...Wind...

Wyoming July 4 Celebrations: Why Lander’s Fireworks Show Is Spectacular

LANDER — Grown-up kids love it. Dogs are terrified by it. Hundreds of people leave town because they hate it. Thousands of people come to town because they love it. We are talking about the 14-hour pyrotechnic extravaganza known as the Fourth of July in Lander, Wyoming. There really...

Lander City Council Agrees to Look at Pay Increase for Employees

During the monthly meeting of the Lander City Council on Tuesday, the council heard updates from the council members and department heads in attendance. During the updates, the City Treasurer, Charri Laura informed the council of some surplus monies and recommended that they consider using the surplus for pay increases for city employees. During a previous meeting, The Chief of police for Lander stated that his police officers were struggling to afford housing and needed to make a certain amount of money to live in Lander. The board agreed on that night to look at the issue in the future.

Judith Warren

Judith Warren, 69, of Riverton passed away on Friday June 24, 2022, at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Billings, MT. A rosary will be recited on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at 1360 Quiver Lane. A wake will follow. The funeral service will be at 10:00 am on Friday, July 1, 2022, at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church with burial to follow at Warren Cemetery.

Gage Gose wins big in Nike Outdoor National track meet

EUGENE, OR – Over the weekend Lander Valley High School (LVHS) junior Gage Gose added to his impressive resume as he participated in the Nike Outdoor National track meet in Oregon which pits only the most elite track and field athletes against one another. The University of Oregon’s Hayward...

Drive The Most Remote Road In Wyoming

Late June of 2022 I took off in my little Cessna 172 from the Casper Wyoming airport, heading to the town of Lander. I was traveling with a few other airplanes on a weekend group fun flight. The rout took us between mountain ranges and over wide open Wyoming desert...

Norma Eileen Coombs-Fife

Norma Eileen Coombs-Fife died at Westward Heights on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at the age of 85. Viewing is from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 1, at the Davis Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 2, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Riverton, Wyoming, 430 Elizabeth Drive, with Bishop Reese Peterson officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton.

Sports Update 06/30/22

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