Oct 19, 2013 From staff reports

Wyoming Stories to visit CWC

Wyoming Public Media will record Riverton's Wyoming Stories on Thursday and Friday at the Intertribal Education and Community Center at Central Wyoming College in Riverton.

With the permission of the participants, WPM will share the recorded stories with Wyoming Public Radio listeners and post them on the WPM website.

For more information and to reserve a recording time, visit the Riverton Wyoming Stories registration link at

Wyoming Stories is sponsored in part by a grant from the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund.

Riverton girl a finalist in TV contest

Abigail Larsen, of Riverton, has been selected to represent Wyoming for the first-ever nationwide Halloween costume competition hosted by the Hub Network. The winners will be revealed on the "Hub Network's First Annual Halloween Bash" from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Larsen is competing in the Blast from the Past category. She is one of 50 semi-finalists chosen from each state.

The semi-finalists will travel to Los Angeles to be a part of the televised costume competition judged by Halloween-expert Martha Stewart, actor Hal Sparks, and actress, singer and dancer Coco Jones. One winner will take home $25,000 and have a chance at a walk-on role on "R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series."

Documentary to be screened

Robin Poor Bear, an Oglala Sioux and member of the North Dakota's Spirit Lake Tribe, along with Native Women Restored, will host a two-day event on domestic violence Monday and Tuesday at the Wind River Hotel and Casino in Riverton.

Poor Bear said she was sexually abused by her foster father when she was 3. In April, Poor Bear and her story of abuse and healing were the subject of the documentary "Kind Hearted Woman" that aired as a part of PBS's series "Frontline." The film documented Poor Bear's struggle to remain sober, further her education and fight for custody of her children.

The Riverton event will include a screening of Poor Bear's documentary, a survivor and youth walk, a question and answer session and a healing circle.

For more information, call Reinette or Sunny at 335-8374.

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