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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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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...

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.

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.

Lovell, Riverton, Hudson, South Pass are new emphasis areas for WYDOT’s Chip Sealing Operations

A Wyoming Department of Transportation chip sealing crew is scheduled to continue its summer work on WY37 northeast of Lovell beginning July 11. The crew’s revised summer schedule has the chip sealing operation moving to the south half of WYDOT District 5 and WY136 east of Riverton on July 18. Between July 18-25, 24.75 miles of WY136 (mileposts 31.50 to 6.75) will be chip sealed.

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...

‘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...

Lobos Car Wash and BBQ fundraiser this Saturday

LANDER – After the Lander Lobos won the Senior Babe Ruth State Tournament this past weekend on their home field the new mission and goal for the young baseball players is to move onto the Pacific Northwest Tournament which will take place this month in Oregon. But before then...

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.

A bit cooler Friday and breezy

Mostly sunny, cooler and a bit breezy today. The southern half of the state will see afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. Friday through the weekend will see afternoon convection and warm temperatures. Today’s high temperatures will be mostly in the low-to-mid 80s for the Wind River and Bighorn basins with the mid to upper 70’s at Dubois and Lander. Tonight’s lows mostly in the mid-50s with the mid40s at Dubois.

New Board Members for Fremont County Museums Welcomed

Fremont County Museums welcomes our two newest board members, Jeremy Crews (pictured above) from Riverton and Tom Herret from Dubois. Both will begin their tenure beginning this Friday and are looking forward to contributing to the continued development of our wonderful cultural heritage assets. We also thank Sue Peters and...

Lander Lobos’ Keegan Stephenson signs with Lyndon

LANDER – The Lander Lobos have had a lot of success over the last three years. In 2020 they brought a state title back to Lander after a stellar season, and on Sunday they brought their second state title in three years in front of their home crowd. The...

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...

Riverton represents in the Wyoming All-Star Soccer match

GILLETTE – Over the course of last weekend the 2nd annual Wyoming All-Star Soccer matches were held at Thunder Basin High School with 66 of the best Wyoming High School seniors putting their talent on the pitch one final time. The teams were voted on by coaches statewide and...