And the new Riverton elementary school name is…

(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.

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.

Riverton School Board could hike all employees salaries by over two percent tonight

(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.”

Today’s Obituaries: Hays

Screen Shot 2014-05-27 at 1.51.38 PM(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.

WDE seeking state resident to serve on 2014 Wyoming Science Standards Review Committee

(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.