(Riverton, Wyo.) – Fremont County School District #25 Superintendent Terry Snyder told the Riverton School Board Tuesday night that the winning name for the new elementary schools is… Willow Creek Elementary. That was the choice of students who voted this week after the 51 nominees were reduced to three finalists. Willow Creek received 319 votes. Second place was Riverview Elementary with 219 votes and third was Riverside Elementary with 168 votes. The new school will be constructed on West Monroe just before Major Avenue.
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Filings continue to roll in for local elections, however filings for seats in some of the county’s smaller municipalities remain inactive. See a complete list of filings below.
PHOTO GALLERY: Riverton Firefighters quench house fire on Sherry Street; Significant damage to the home
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Riverton Firefighters are currently at the scene of a house fire on the 1000 block of Sherry Street. The fire apparently started at the back of the house, possibly on a back deck, which was heavily damaged.
(Lander, Wyo.) – Be careful commuters, Lander emergency responders are headed to the scene of a three vehicle on wreck on the 300 block of Main Street. A Chevy Camaro is sandwiched between two pickup trucks.
(Wyoming) – National Center for Education Statistics published the results of a survey that shows Wyoming leads the nation in pay growth from the 1999/2000 school year to 2012/2013.
Lander woman facing four charges after allegedly driving intoxicated and running over a man with a car last month
(Riverton, Wyo.) – A 42-year-old Lander woman is facing four crimes after she allegedly struck a man with her car multiple times while driving under the influence. Teresa SunRhodes was initially booked for attempted murder, but she is now charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault and Battery in addition to two counts of Driving Under the Influence.
(Watford City, ND) – With Wyoming having seen some similarly crazy weather in recent weeks, we thought our readers might enjoy this video taken by oil workers. Dan Yorgason, an oil worker in North Dakota, captured this rare view of a tornado in Watford City on Monday night.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – City Administrator Steven Weaver said Tuesday that three candidates are finalists for the position of Public Works Director to replace the late Bill Urbigkit. None of the finalists are state residents, he said. “We did have several applications from Wyoming, but the individuals were not qualified,” he said.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Progress today on the South Federal/East Monroe reconstruction project as a new traffic signal structure was erected.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Fremont County School District #25 Board of Trustees tonight will be asked to approve a salary increase for all district employees at a level of 2.43 percent. Business Manager Mike Collins said the recommended amount includes “The one percent provided by the state plus 1.43 percent to help offset the increased amount of Wyoming Retirement that will be paid by the employee.”
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Riverton City Council will hold a work session tonight to work on its Fiscal Year 2014-15 Budget. That is the only item on tonight’s agenda.
Wyoming sees fatality free Memorial Day weekend; however, 3 Riverton teens involved in wrecks locally
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Wyoming Highway Patrol received no reports of fatal crashes over the holiday weekend, however, local WHP Lt. Tom Adams reports three Riverton teens were involved in wrecks on Saturday morning. The take-away lesson, he said, is that seat belts save lives.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Constance “Connie” Hays, 66, of Riverton died May 23, 2014 at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday May 27, 2014, at St Margaret’s’ Catholic Church in Riverton with burial to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Father Eckley Macklin will officiate. Read the complete obituary here.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Constance “Connie” Hays, 66, of Riverton died May 23, 2014 at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (May 26, 2014) – Junior Holly Page has become the University of Wyoming’s 15th member to qualify for the NCAA Track & Field West Preliminary this weekend in Fayetteville, Ark. That number represents the most athletes UW has sent to the regional meet in the four-year history of the current qualifying system.
(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – A call is going out to all Wyoming residents who are interested in serving on the 2014 Wyoming Science Standards Review Committee, according to the Wyoming Department of Education. The work of this committee will begin this summer with 2-4 days of meetings in July and August and continue for approximately 10-18 months. Another 1-4 days of meetings during the 2014-2015 school year is anticipated, the release indicated.
Police Blotter: Arrests; FBI & BIA investigating weapons offense; Building reported as missing; Mom left baby in car while drinking
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is the holiday weekend recap of law enforcement activity around the county. All those arrested or cited are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.
(Lander, Wyo) – Fremont County Transportation Superintendent David Pendleton authorized the closure of Hall Creek Road Bridge located on Old Highway 789 (County Road #523) in Lander.
(Lander, Wyo.) – Following last week’s retirement announcement from Fremont County School District 1 Superintendent Michael Bowman, the Lander Board of Education has set a couple special executive sessions to discuss personnel matters.