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Nov 4, 2013 - From staff reports

Jackie & Gary to perform at library

The Riverton Branch Library is bringing back "Jackie & Gary" for another round of folk music, including a tribute to singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot.

The free concert will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in the community room at the library.

The show will feature Lightfoot's songs and the stories behind them. The musicians said concertgoers will find the performance entertaining, educational, humorous and memorable.

For more information, call the library at 856-3556.

Health committee to meet Tuesday

The State of Wyoming, Joint Labor, Health and Social Service Interim Committee will have a meeting Tuesday at The Inn at Lander.

The JBC Healthcare Advisory Committee said a special section on the CMS Section 1115 Waiver, which involves funding of health care services on the Wind River Indian Reservation, will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Community participation and support is encouraged. Lunch will be provided.

For more information regarding Medicaid expansion and Indian Country, call 857-2004.

Group organizing dinner in park

The Fremont County Solutions Committee will host a Thanksgiving Dinner from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 27 in Riverton City Park.

All community members and businesses are welcome to share in the festivities and/or serve food, offer services, donate items or come socialize with others.

The committee said it is accepting monetary donations as well as donations of dinner items, clean socks, gloves, hats and clean blankets.

To donate, call Michelle Antone at 335-5992, Charles Aragon at 857-3535 or Dana Flint at 840-4926.

Mead seeks input on water strategy

Gov. Matt Mead is seeking opinions from interested individuals and groups across the state on how Wyoming can better manage, develop, protect, conserve and restore its water.

Starting this week, the governor's office will host listening sessions around the state as the first step in developing a Wyoming Water Strategy.

The creation of a water strategy was identified as one of the most important initiatives of "Leading the Charge: Wyoming's Action Plan for Energy, Environment and Economy." The series of nine meetings will allow people in various communities and from different backgrounds to share their opinions.

"The Wyoming Energy Strategy lays out a direction for how we can best develop energy and conserve the environment," Mead said. "Water is our most valuable resource and that is why we need to ensure we, as a state, identify specific action items for how to be leaders in water management. I am hopeful that these listening sessions will be widely attended and help shape this water strategy."

The Fremont County meeting, which is co-hosted by the Wyoming Outdoor Council and the Nature Conservancy, will be 10 a.m to noon Nov. 14 at The Inn at Lander.

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