The President’s Honor Roll consists of regularly enrolled undergraduates who earned a 4.0 (“A”) grade point average for the semester. To be eligible, students must have been enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours taken for letter grades.
Carlie J. Ideker
Leslie B. Underwood
Katherine J. Dawson
Julie A. Ferwerda
Brittney Nicole Good
Devin C. Irene
Jordan M. Jack
Shadoe C. Konicek
Robert S. Macnaughton
Garrett T. Norman
Amanda M. Paulsen
Erik J. Paulsen
Mark Adam Schimelpfenig
Ross M. Warner
Megan B. Pince
Andrew D. Baltes
Katie L. Barnett
Cody Patrick Blumenshine
Jamie L. Fegler
Mitchell H. Thornton
Olivia Jeannine Wolpert
Lisa M. Zirbel
Korinne C. Thoren
Other finalist sites out of the original 11 nominated parcels included land north of Lander adjacent to Highway 287 and the Fremont County Road and Bridge Department; south of Lander and highway 287 across the highway from the back nine of the golf course, and a site on Mortimore Lane, south of town.
The public still has an opportunity to make comment on the four proposed sites, with the comment period ending Jan. 17th. Comments should be delivered to Lander City Hall.
Relocation of the present rodeo grounds is necessary to accomodate expansion of hanger space for Hunt Field Airport, Wyoming’s busiest general aviation airport. The rodeo grounds and the Lander Old Timers Rodeo Association’s (LOTRA) covered facility are adajacent to the airport.
Jeanne Nelson: “Surley this (North 2nd St.) site is not a good choice. There are 140 homes out here and the road is inadequate. The EPA should also be consulted due to expected animal waste runoff into the river. It’s just not an approrpiate site.”
Don Weeks: “I live in the vicinity, within a half-mile of the site boundary (N. 2nd St.) but did not get notice of the first or second meeting. No source of funding for this has been disclosed.”
Frances Freese: “You’ll face a hornets nest from the residents here (N. 2nd St.) if you take away our paradise.”
Frank Freese: “We sure don’t need more traffic here (N. 2nd St.), I’m concerned with all the trucks and trailers. I think the Shearer place (N. Hwy 287) is the best location.”
Dave Hooper, a Riverton attorney representing 90 homeowners along N. 2nd St.: (This site) is the least desirable and most expensive to develop. This is an inconsistent use for a residential area, homeowners fear loss of property values.”
Richard Bird: “I won’t beat a dead horse… look for a site with the least impact on local residents, where there would be a positive impact, not here on N. 2nd St.”
Pat Hickerson, county commissioner: “The Commissioners discussed this at our meeting today and we support the far more accessible sites along the two highways. We’re concerned about usage of county roads. We think the higher visibility sites are a better consideration.”
Jennifer Price: “Talking with neighbors we have other issues to consider, like taking ag land out of use. And this N. 2nd St. and Mortimore lane (Barney) sites are too hard to find.”
Jan Turner: “I think there is a conflict of interest with LOTRA on the Shearer site.”
Lanny Cole: “How would you like a rodeo grounds 15 feet behind your bedroom window? I’m concerned with the dirt, noise, lights and traffic. The Barney (Mortimore Lane) site is the best because it’s out of the way.”
Carma Cole: “Everything has been covered so far. I’m concerned with economic development too, what about my economic development. Will the city buy my property? I’m only one person, but in America, one person counts.”
Paula McCormick, board member of LOTRA: “What ever selection is made, I will support that site.”
Bill Bartlett: I live in the vicinity of the Shearer site in Rosewood Hills. I favor the Shearer site (US 287 north).”
Susan Powell: “The Casino has quadrupled traffic on North 287, I don’t want the Shearer site. I want a rodeo next to me as much as a noose around my neck.”
Rickie Krassin: “I’ve lived here 53 years and know how valuable the rodeo grounds is to our community. All concerns expressed are valid ones, but nothing is life threatening here.”
Burt Freese: “The Matrix for each of the sites isn’t compared fairly, I wonder about the rankings.”
Liz Oswald: “I’m near the proposed Eggli site (South Hwy 287). Concerned with the environment, safety and the city’s investment in this site. I don’t feel a non profit should be running our rodeo. You need a master plan before you invest in property.”
Dave Kallgren; “I live close to the Eggli site as well and I can sympathsize, I don’t want it in my back yard either, but all these concerns can be addressed with proper planning wherever it goes. Consider the impacts on neighborhoods. This should not be a neighborhood versus neighborhood issue.”
Nancy Jones Arvenz: “I think it is unlikely you’ve considered the noise and other impacts on pets and animals. I oppose all of the sites.”
Steven Brutger: “I live adjacent to the Eggli site. Please complete additional studies and costs on each site and don’t weigh those with the loudest Not In My Back Yard voices. Be thorough in your analysis.”
Funeral services for Mitchell J. C’Hair, 27, of Ethete will be Saturday, Jan. 7 starting at 10 a.m. at Blue Sky Hall in Ethete.
Burial follows in St. Stephen’s at the Arapaho Catholic Cemetery.
Mr. C’Hair died from injuries suffered in a single vehicle rollover on Monday, Jan. 2.
Two Rosaries will be said. The first is 7 p.m. Thursday Jan. 5 at the Davis Funeral Home in Riverton and the second follows at 7 p.m. on F riday, Jan. 6 at Blue Sky Hall. A wake follows at 291 Plunkett Road.
On-line condolences may be made at the Davis Funeral Home.com.
Funeral mass is at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Lander. A rosary is at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 at the church in Lander. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in Lander.
She was born in Denver, Colo., on June 25, 1933. At the age of two, she moved with her family to Casper where she attended St. Anthony’s Elementary School and Natrona County High School, where she was an honor student, in the girls’ choir, and a drum majorette.
Her family said she had an excellent voice and loved music, often singing at weddings and funerals.
She was graduated from NCHS in May of 1951. On Oct. 13, 1951, she married Frank Cady. Mr. and Mrs. Cady traveled many miles while he worked in the oil fields, moving with their children from Utah to Canada. In 1960, they settled in Red Canyon, south of Lander, where she was involved in the community as a 4-H leader for 19 years, a member of the Fremont County Cowbelles, and the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Lander.
The family moved to Western Kansas in 1972, where they raised wheat and cattle. Mrs. Cady kept books for the local feed companies. They moved to Jefferson County, Okla., in 1976, where they raised cattle, wheat, and pecans. There Mrs. Cady worked for the Ringling school system.
As her children grew, she was involved with her grandchildren. In March of 1999, she was critically and permanently injured by the lack of the administration of sufficient oxygen during a minor surgical procedure. She required 24-hour care for the rest of her life, continually losing more ability to function.
In November of 2000, Mr. and Mrs. Cady moved back to Wyoming, settling in Hidden Valley outside Shoshoni, where she was able to be at home, see the Big Wind River, and the surrounding mountains which her family said she loved so much. Her death on Dec. 31, came 61 years to the day, she and Mr. Cady began their romance.
On-line condolences may be made at: theDavisFuneralHome.com Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.
Services will be held in Las Vegas, Nev., at a later date.
Brandy Jane Tanner was born in Charlotte, N.C., on July 25, 1979.
She was a homemaker and active in her daughter’s school activities.
She had lived in Riverton for four months, coming here from Phoenix, Ariz.
Ms. Tanner was of the Christian faith.
Survivors include her daughter, Jeanne Tanner of Riverton; her mother, Brenda Crusenberry and her companion Brock Reynolds of Riverton; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents.
On-line condolences may be made at: theDavisFuneralHome.com
Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.
The class included a total of 62 students, 34 uniform staff and 28 non-uniform staff from the five correctional institutions and the central office in Wyoming. Those staff will now return to their job duties at their various offices.
The breakdown by institution of the academy students is as follows:
• Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution, Torrington – 13 uniform and 13 non-uniform staff
- Wyoming State Penitentiary, Rawlins – 12 uniform staff and 4 non-uniform staff
- Wyoming Women’s’ Center, Lusk – 5 uniform staff and 4 non-uniform staff
- Wyoming Honor Farm, Riverton – 3 uniform staff and 2 non-uniform staff
- Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp, Newcastle – 1 uniform staff and 3 non-uniform staff
- Wyoming Department of Corrections Central Office – 2 non-uniform staff
Wyoming Honor Farm Warden Michael Pacheco served as the keynote speaker to the graduates and families.
“The Wyoming Department of Correction requires 360 hours of training in order for uniform staff to attain their certification through the Wyoming Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission.” Pacheco said. “The training at the academy can be burdensome to both the cadets, as they are away from their families, and the facilities which have to continue to function despite not having these staff on post.”
“However, the return on our investment is one that cannot be measured as these trained, certified and knowledgeable staff return to operate our facilities in a manner that our department can be proud of,” he said.
The next academy will start on Jan. 9. The academy is offered four times throughout the year for staff and officers who need the training.
The Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified basic training academy is ten weeks of intense curriculum and includes one week of job shadowing. All staff members new to the department participate in the first week of training.
All new staff hired to work at one of the institutions attend the first five weeks, which include extensive training in communications skills and de-escalation techniques such as verbal judo and motivational interviewing (a verbal technique proven to promote positive behavioral change in offenders).
Correctional Officers continue their training for the second five weeks with subjects such as Wyoming case law, WDOC policies and procedures, report writing, ethics, and managing inmate behavior. All staff members receive staff safety training and tactics training as well.
The academy is located at Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins. It provides training for the department and consists of a training manager, six full-time trainers, and an administrative assistant.
–Wyoming Department of Corrections
MCT is auditioning K-12 students on Monday, Jan. 9 beginning at 3:30 p.m. at Ashgrove School for the 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 performance at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center at Central Wyoming College.
Any student wishing to act in this performance or assist in its direction must stay at the audition for its entirety, which will take approximately two hours. There is no preparation required for the audition and there is no fee to participate.
MCT’s residency at CWC is co-sponsored by Arts in Action and Riverton School District 25.
–Central Wyoming College
By June Bonasera, County 10 News
(Dubois) – Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill will appear at a public forum in Dubois tonight, Wednesday, Jan.4th at 7pm, in the Town Hall Council Chambers. Options for construction of a new Dubois high school will be discussed and the public is invited to attend to ask questions, speak with Fremont County School District #2 Superintendent Gerry Nolan, a representative of the School Facilities Department (SFD) and school board members.
Three options had originally been under consideration-building a new high school at the current location, building a new stand alone high school at the current K-8 site, and integrating the high school into the K-8 building by re-configuring, remodeling and constructing additions to the existing structure.
According to published reports, a feasibility study and an architectural/engineering study have been completed, with both recommending the K-12 option. In August 2011 the school board approved pursuing the K-12 option in a 4-1-1 vote. Prior to the vote, Supt. Nolan said that choosing one of the proposed options should be based on “efficiency and effectiveness”.
The K-12 plan would be comprised of grades K-5 in the existing east wing, grades 6-8 in the north wing and the high school in the south wing. A common area and auxiliary gym with a stage and locker rooms would be the additions to the existing facility and a new parking lot would be added as well. Cost for this option has been estimated at $12.3 million and is the highest of the 3 original options.
The proposed facility has been conceptually designed to accommodate 300 students-allowing for growth within the district without outgrowing the facility in the near future as a 5 year enrollment projection identified 198 students.
The Dubois Frontier reported this past fall that the school district took another step towards committing to the combined K-12 option in mid October 2011 when Nolan began an architectural selection process. Community input was identified as a vital part of the design process.
The SFD had previously secured $5.6 million for a new facility and has approved the request for additional funding to total $12.3 million, but that funding still needs approval by the Wyoming State Legislature when it convenes for its biennium budget session next month.
Tonight’s meeting will address questions by the public.
The Fremont County Sheriff’s Department said a resident in the North Riverton Area defended his property early today by firing a round from a gun at an unknown person who reportedly had tried to kick a door down at the resident’s home. It is unknown if the person was hit by the round, but deputies are continuing their investigation.
Deputies were also called to investigate a report of people stealing gas from a rural location during the night. The 11 p.m. caller said her dogs had alerted her to someone in the yard. Deputies will increase their patrols in the area.
The family that abuses alcohol together…
Riverton Police Captain Eric Murphy reported this morning the arrest of a father and son, both on public intoxication charges overnight. Picked up were Marcus Brown, Sr., 57 and Marcus Brown, Jr., 32, both of Riverton.
Two arrests were reported by the sheriff’s department, 40-year-old Steven Amos of Riverton for being a Pedestrian Under the Influence and Robert Depina, 44, Riverton for a Breach of the Peace.
Deputies were called Tuesday at 4:45 p.m. to a simple assault that could also be an incident of bullying. In what was reported as an ongoing problem, a seven-year-old boy was allegedly “kicked in the butt” by a 14-year-old juvenile male.
There was no report Wednesday morning from Lander Pollice.
“It’s a great win. I knew we could compete with them, but right there at the end, you don’t know if you’re going to win, tie or lose,” Wyoming coach Mark Branch said. “I thought it was sloppy and ugly, but sometimes getting over hurdles, you knock them down. You don’t always clear them with a breeze. We knocked down the hurdle more than we cleared it, but we did get past it.”
Sophomore Pat Martinez sealed the Wyoming victory with his bonus-point win in the 174-pound bout, dominating OU’s Nolan McBryde in a 15-2 major decision. It came at an opportune time, as Wyoming entered the last match down three points. Martinez’s win, worth four team points, vaulted UW to 18 points, one point better than Oklahoma.
Senior Shane Onufer gave Martinez the impetus to perform well, as he drew Wyoming to within striking distance on the scoreboard with his 7-3 win over No. 18 Bubby Graham in the 165-pound match. Onufer moved to 17-1 on the season with the win, and his decision gave Wyoming a fighting chance heading into the last match with the score OU 17, Wyoming 14.
The dual began on a high note for UW, as third-ranked senior Joe LeBlanc (184) won his second-straight match by technical fall, beating No. 16 Erich Schmidtke 19-3. LeBlanc now is 17-1 on the season, and 4-1 versus ranked opponents.
Junior Alfonso Hernandez (197 pounds) kept the momentum rolling, taking out OU’s Keldrick Hall with a comeback 6-5 decision. Hernandez’s win, his team-leading 25th of the year, made the team score Wyoming 8, Oklahoma 0.
But OU showed its strength in the heavyweight match, as Kyle Colling took down Wyoming’s L.J. Helbig with a 13-3 major decision, which cut Wyoming’s lead to 8-4 after three matches.
Senior Michael Martinez nabbed his 16th win of the season at 125 pounds, beating No.5 Jarrod Patterson in a thrilling 4-2 decision which came in the second tiebreaker period. Patterson took a 2-1 lead in the first tiebreaker, but a caution infraction and a stall penalty against Patterson gave Martinez a 3-2 advantage. He added an escape point with 5 seconds remaining to pad the lead. Martinez now is 2-3 versus ranked opponents this year and his victory gave Wyoming an 11-4 lead on the scoreboard.
“Michael wrestled smart and stayed in position,” Branch said. “It was good for him in the long run because he hasn’t been getting the respect he deserves. Having a quality win over a top-five guy really sets you up for qualification (to the NCAA Championships).”
The Sooners again fought back, as No. 12 Jordan Keller beat UW’s Zach Zehner, ranked 14th, in the 133-pound battle in a tough 2-1 decision. No. 7 Kendric Maple took down UW’s Mike Hamel at 141 pounds in a 6-1 decision, and No. 12 Nick Lester beat Brandon Richardson in an 8-1 decision.
OU would earn one more victory in the 157-pound match as No. 11 Matt Lester won by major decision over Dakota Friesth, 16-4. The four straight wins gave OU the 17-14 advantage, but the Sooners wouldn’t score the rest of the way.
“We had such tight battles in several matches that could’ve went the other way and we could’ve been sitting here, disgusted,” Branch said. “I’m happy we got a win. In some of those individual matches, although I didn’t like what I saw, (Wyoming wrestlers) got their hand raised and we’ve emphasized that.”
The Pokes have a short break before they hit the road for the next test, versus Oregon State in Corvallis, Ore., on Jan. 15.
184 pounds: No. 3 Joe LeBlanc (UW) technical fall No. 16 Erich Schmidtke (OU), 19-3
197: No. 12 Alfonso Hernandez (UW) dec. Keldrick Hall (OU), 6-5
Hwt: Kyle Colling (OU) major dec. L.J. Helbig (UW), 13-3
125: No. 17 Michael Martinez (UW) dec. No. 5 Jarrod Patterson (OU), 4-2 (TB2)
133: No. 12 Jordan Keller (OU) dec. No. 14 Zach Zehner (UW), 2-1
141: No. 7 Kendric Maple (OU) dec. Mike Hamel (UW), 6-1
149: No. 12 Nick Lester (OU) dec. Brandon Richardson (UW), 8-1
157: No. 11 Matt Lester (OU) major dec. Dakota Friesth (UW), 16-4
165: No. 6 Shane Onufer (UW) dec. No. 18 Bubby Graham (OU), 7-3
174: Patrick Martinez (UW) major dec. Nolan McBryde (OU), 15-4
–UW Sports Information Office
“During the last three timeouts, we talked about how there was going to be a winner and loser each possession,” Shyatt said. “We stayed on the floor, did a great job defensively and got the rebounds we needed to get. We ended like we needed to end and got a road win when we needed to.”
It was a back-and-forth first half that featured four ties and eight lead changes. Utah Valley jumped out to a 6-2 advantage through the first five minutes, as Wyoming started 1-of-5 from the field. A Martinez trey sparked the Cowboy offense to a 13-7 run and Cruz hit two from deep as well to put UW in front 18-13 at the 11:26 mark. The Wolverines clawed back to tie the game at 20-20, but five-straight points from Wyoming, including a three from senior guard Arthur Bouedo, put the Cowboys back up by five again with eight minutes left.
Utah Valley responded down the stretch with a 16-5 run, including two timely threes, to build its biggest lead of the first half at 36-30. Cruz scored five over the final two minutes to send UW into the break down 36-35 and ended the first half with 17 points. He hit three treys in the opening frame, while Martinez had six points thanks to two.
Both teams shot well in the opening frame. Wyoming hit 46 percent (12-of-26) from the field in the first half and 53 percent (7-of-13) from beyond the arc, while Utah Valley connected on 57 percent (15-of-26) and 66 percent (4-of-6). UW owned a 12-2 advantage in points off turnovers, but UVU’s 36 first-half points were the most allowed by UW this season.
It was a game of runs in a second half that saw UW in front the majority. The game was tied three times through the first three minutes of the frame, before the Cowboys crafted a 16-7 run to go up by nine, 58-49, at the midpoint. Martinez hit a three during a spurt that was capped by back-to-back dunks form Waddell and Washington. UVU responded with an 18-8 run of their own, including 10-straight points from the free throw line, to go back up by one, 70-69, with 1:52 left.
Washington, who scored eight of UW’s final 15 points, hit a layup with 34 seconds to go and drew a charge on the ensuing UVU possession with 10 second on the clock to put the Cowboys in control. Free throws from Waddell, Martinez and Washington sealed the game. Martinez had 11 points in the second half, while Washington added 10. Wyoming had four Cowboys reach double figures for the first time since a 65-51 win over Portland State on Nov. 25.
Wyoming returns to the Arena-Auditorium for the first time since Dec. 16 when the Cowboys host Idaho State on Monday at 7 p.m. “We have one game left on the nonconference schedule and I sure hope our students are there,” Shyatt said. “We need them bad and hopefully we have a big crowd.”
–UW Sports Information Office