70 years ago reverend Billy Graham stood on the U.S. Capitol steps and challenged Congress to set a day of prayer every year to encourage people to pray for the nation. Days later that was signed into law under President Truman.
The town of Pavillion doesn’t have a grocery store and before this they didn’t even have a place to sit down for a coffee or a meal. Now they do, and it’s also for a good cause to benefit the community.
Reddi Sue Homec, who ran the restaurant since 1995, was ready to retire and many Covid restrictions made it difficult to have the true Svilar’s experience. However, faithful employee Blaine Stafford stepped up to the plate and is now the new general manager. Danny Svilar is also continuing to help out wherever needed in the supper club, so it’s staying in Svilar hands.
A collaboration was formed between First Lady Jennie Gordon with the Wyoming Hunger Initiative and Foundations for Nations in Riverton to continue providing for the dietary needs of the people in Fremont County who are in need of a little extra assistance.
Abba’s House pregnancy resource center in Riverton is offering free ultrasound days for volunteers who already know they are pregnant and are willing to get another ultrasound to help nurses in their training.
Although thrift stores and waste may seem to go hand in hand, this consignment store has made it their mission to make sure that nothing goes to waste, and as much as possible can be given away, sold, or donated again.
Some say life is a blank slate, but for Eustace Day in Fort Washakie, every day is a blank canvas. He’s been painting those canvases for 30 years, but now you’ll be able to see his art appearing on t-shirts sold at the Wind River Trading Company in Ft. Washakie.
The town of Hudson is trying to set the example that you don’t have to be big to make a big impact. Not only have they been serving free bread and other essentials from their town hall, but they also offer free clothing.
“The goal of the series is to enhance visitors time in the park by providing information about the geology of the area and perhaps provide information about the geology that attracted them to the park.”
This year the snow plan is the same, with priority routes like I-80, I-25, AND I-90 getting 24 hour attention. The one difference is that the state has always aimed toward going above and beyond that snow removal plan, and although they will continue to provide all necessary services, they will stick a little closer to the snow route priority plans this year.
The loss of Hertz at Cheyenne, Riverton, and Laramie regional airports has not only affected the people utilizing these travel methods, it’s also caused about 11 lost jobs for the working class of Wyoming.
Lander and Riverton community members are partnering to provide a hot meal to those who were formerly in the armed forces. There are many food basket giveaways and charities this time of year, but the Soldier’s House of Fremont County is trying to make sure that this special group of people don’t go without.
When you step inside her residence in Riverton, it might not strike you as anything more than an ordinary kitchen of a 91-year-old grandma. However in March when we were first learning about Covid, it had become a cookie factory, and now every week she’s been baking about eight dozen cookies for first responders.
Like many fund raisers this year, this Lander Kiwanis chapter decided to go virtual. This is the 6th annual fund raiser “Guns, Boots, and Brands,” which is their biggest of the year and brings in between $14,000 to $18,000 in revenue.
The Wind River Transportation Authority (WRTA) is utilized to transport people all around Fremont County, but around this time of year, they’re also collecting toys to share with kids all throughout Riverton.
The Christmas Open House including all of the new exhibits at the museum is this Saturday the 12th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with free admission, with 15% discounts on everything in the gift shop. The Children’s Exploration Series, with wooden toy making, will be from 2-4 p.m. with the toys ranging in price from $2-$10.
Winter is upon us, which may be the slowest season for most garden centers, but this one in Fremont county stays busy offering Hickory farms edibles, freshly cut Christmas trees, and now more gifts that are made in America.