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Apr 11, 2014 - Staff

It is with a heavy heart that we are sending this notice that Bill Urbigkit has passed away. Please keep his family in your thoughts during this very difficult time.

-- Riverton city administrator Steven Weaver, announcing the death of the city's director of public works

We will be far better off financially if we hire one new.

-- Fremont County School District 25 superintendent Terry Snyder, on a second school psychologist for the district

We hit safety hard. We make sure when they leave here they do it the right way (so) when they go out in the field to work they're confident.

-- Darryl Steeds, Central Wyoming College welding instructor, on the renovated CWC Pro-Tech Center

There is no question that this is Eastern Shoshone homeland since time immemorial. Our ancestors have fought for, protected this land and are buried here.

-- Eastern Shoshone Business Council Chairman Darwin St. Clair, on whether Riverton is part of the Wind River Indian Reservation

The delegation's legislation corrects the EPA's erroneous conclusion that Congress did not diminish the reservation in 1905 ... It would also provide the citizens of Wyoming with certainty that the State of Wyoming has jurisdiction over the areas not part of the reservation, including the City of Riverton.

-- U.S. Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, in preparing federal legislation declaring that Riverton is not part of the reservation.

The initial sticker shock may be significant if they look at those costs before the opportunities for the incentives.

-- Fremont County Commissioner Stephanie Kessler, concerned over the rate increases on county health insurance for employees, who can get discounts by participating in a wellness program.

We're willing to work with anyone who puts their name in the hat.

-- Riverton Regional Airport manager Paul Griffin, on finding a new operator for the airport cafe.

The Yellowstone Volcano Observatory has been tracking this uplift episode for about seven months. A USGS field team is in Yellowstone to visit the area near the earthquake's epicenter. The team will look for any surface changes that the earthquake may have caused, and for possible effects to the hydrothermal system at Norris Geyser Basin.

-- Statement following a 4.5 magnitude earthquake in Yellowstone National Park that raised worries about the huge underground volcano there

Our residents are being attacked.

-- Lander police chief Jim Carey, on an increase in telephone fraud and identity theft noted in Fremont County this year.

We have a total of seven girls who are interested. Hopefully, in the next couple of years we will be able to build on our competitiveness.

-- Lars Flanagan, Riverton High School golf coach, hoping to build a girls team to match the Wolverine boys, who won the Class 4-A state championship last season.