New CWC President Chris Valdez accepts Mayor Ron Warpness' homemade Key to the City at a welcoming picnic earlier this month. (Ernie Over photo)

(Riverton, Wyo.) – When Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness was called upon to give some remarks during a public meet-and-greet with the new Central Wyoming College President Dr. Cristobal “Chris” Valdez, he said he had a problem.

“It’s been 25 years since we’ve had a new CWC president, and I couldn’t find the¬†key to the city to present to him, I don’t even know if we have one, so I had to make one,” Warpness said in all seriousness. Then he produced his homemade key, to the delight of Valdez and the standing room only crowd at the college’s food court, where the picnic was held due to some rain outside.