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When the Wind River Job Corps Center reaches its workforce capacity, it will employ more than 100 people, most of whom will be area residents.
"I would say 95 ...

People from out of state made Riverton their new home when they accepted employment at the Wind River Job Corps.
As of Aug. 24, the job training facility has ...

The commemorative tile project at the Fremont County Pioneer Museum is complete.
The final 53 tiles were installed in the west stairwell under the Red Canyon ...

Riverton school board commends NWBOCES

The organization assists "emotionally disturbed" youth in grades K-8.

Northwest Wyoming Board of Cooperative Educational Services presented good ...

Wyoming may have been the last state in the union to be awarded a Job Corps, but it will be the first to specialize in training students in the energy ...

Second Elders Picnic set for Friday

Watching community members gather to visit, laugh and enjoy each other's company at last year's Elders Picnic gave Lee Spoonhunter a good feeling.
"It gives ...

After the first two buildings on the Central Wyoming College were completed in 1968, it took five more years for another round of construction to arrive. In ...

Tour featuring drunk driving simulator to stop in county

Safe Communities Wyoming and the Wyoming Governor's Council on Impaired Driving are sponsoring a drunk and distracted driving simulator and education program ...

Interviews for Riverton council vacancy Tuesday; Ward 1 seat likely to be filled this week

Riverton Mayor Lars Baker and the Riverton City Council are reviewing letters from three candidates interested in filling the Ward 1 council vacancy left by ...

Workers to spray trees in forest campgrounds

Spraying operations may start on or after Sept. 8 and should conclude before Oct. 1.

Several Shoshone National Forest campgrounds will be closed for ...

"A Rambling Stretch," a concert of contemporary jazz music inspired by the beauty of the Cowboy State by composer and Riverton native Tyler Gilmore, will visit ...

A decade ago, local engineer Howard Johnson received a phone call from Sandy Barton at the Fremont County Board of Cooperative Education Services.
"Sandy had ...

Job Corps students vow to make most of the opportunity

Breanna Shakespeare is a 20-year-old from Fort Washakie studying office administration.
Kaitlyn Hart, 20, from Penrose, Colo., is studying carpentry.
Acardo ...

Youth invited to participate in 2016 Wyoming State Spelling Bee

As a new school year begins, hosts of the 2016 Wyoming State Spelling Bee want students to consider entering the annual contest.
"Winning the Wyoming State ...

'Typical' CWC student a late-20s woman who leaves without a degree

New statistical profile paints the picture

Who is the typical Central Wyoming College student?
She is a white woman from Fremont County. She is in ...

Teens OK after a 'concerning' incident, search

Two teenagers were found safe after being the subject of a search-and-rescue mission Thursday morning.
Fremont County Search and Rescue volunteers responded ...

Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory director issues warning about disease

Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory experts are cautioning residents to monitor not only their pets and livestock for disease this summer, but also ...

Riverton High School theater students received a torrent of praise for their main stage performance during the International Thespian Festival this summer in ...

If the ultimate goal of Wind River Job Corps Center is to get jobs for its graduates, Gary Collins has a crucial role in the organization.
As ...

Career counselor excited to have 'perfect job' at Wind River Job Corps

Stacy Sewell isn't new to Fremont County.
She is now the Wind River Job Corps career preparation supervisor and instructor, but Sewell also worked with youth ...

Three staff members at the new Wind River Job Corps Center in Riverton are themselves Job Corps graduates.
They credit the program with giving them the skills ...

Troy Anderson says extra-curriculars are needed for success in life and work.

Troy Anderson came home from Phoenix, Ariz., to the place he was born ...

Paskett instructs welding, a core curriculum at Wind River Job Corps Center

Riverton resident Jeremy Paskett is ready to greet his first students as the welding instructor at the Wind River Job Corps Center.
Paskett can accommodate up ...

Job Corps, industry pair to create petroleum tech opportunities for students

The effective development of the training achievement record was crucial for the petroleum technician trade at the Wind River Job Corps.
Petroleum technician ...

The opening of the Wind River Job Corps Center this year in Riverton has been heralded as a success by community leaders and government officials.
Many will ...

First four weeks at Job Corps involve career prep and certification

The new students at the Wind River Job Corps are given an extensive transition opportunity to settle them into the center and trade of their choice.
Career ...

Pot study group outlines plan of attack

CHEYENNE -- A council appointed by Gov. Matt Mead to study the potential impacts of medical marijuana legalization in Wyoming met Friday to discuss areas of ...

Digest

Paul talks coal in campaign stop
CHEYENNE -- The federal government needs to do away with warrantless domestic wiretapping in pursuit of terrorism, ...

Campground rules changed due to bear activity

The Wapiti Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest has changed the following three campgrounds to hard-sided camping only until further notice: Big ...

State, industry, university link for research partnership

LARAMIE -- Scientific and technical instrument manufacturer FEI will provide state-of-the-art imaging equipment, software and support for cutting-edge digital ...

Sports

If the progress made in Friday night's week-zero scrimmage against the Worland Warriors is any indicator, the Riverton Wolverines football team is right on ...

Fallyn Richmond walked off the court soaked with sweat and exhausted not only from the heat of competition, but the sweltering conditions after a match lasting ...

Central Wyoming College head volleyball coach Tiffany Stauffenberg was none too pleased with how her squad performed in the regular-season opener Friday and ...

Cowboys confident heading into grid opener

LARAMIE -- The 2015 season opener for the Wyoming Cowboys is only eight days away. As the Cowboys wrap up the fall camp portion of their preparations, they ...

A multi-school event gives teams an idea of where they are entering new season.

Only six schools have played for the 6-man state championship since ...

Tigers use scrimmage to bolster strong start to season

Lander coach is confident in his squad heading into season.

The Lander Valley Tigers hit the road Friday for a week-zero scrimmage in Green River ...

Opinion / Community

A wandering mind at a funeral

Scanning the crowd at Dave Gardner's send-off brought memories flowing like water after a summer thunderstorm.

I first read Thomas Wolfe in a ...

The coal imperative

An initiative akin to the moon landing could save coal and provide energy security

At least twice in the past century, the United States of America ...

Job Corps is an investment in everyone

For the longest time, Wind River Job Corps had a we'll-believe-it-when-we-see-it quality -- something that got talked about endlessly but never took shape ...

 

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