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Quantity of cocaine valued at $1,600 found next to the Unicourt on CWC campus

(Riverton, Wyo.) – New Central Wyoming College Security Chief Chuck Carr was given an interesting case on Tuesday when maintenance workers at the college found a small baggie with a white substance in it next to the Unicourt between the Robert A Peck Arts Center and the campus housing area on the west side of campus.

CWC President Dr. Jo Ann McFarland was feted at the United Tribes Spring Powwow on campus Friday night. (Ernie Over photo0

McFarland honored by Reservation and Campus community at Friday night powwow

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Central Wyoming College President Dr. Jo Anne McFarland was honored at Friday night’s United Tribes Spring Powwow by the reservation community for her dedication and support of Native students. One after one, college and tribal personnel paid tribute to McFarland, who is retiring next month after serving as CWC’s president for the past 25 years.

Sergio Maldonado, members of CWC's United Tribes and community members erected a buffalo hide tipi at the Intertribal Center on campus this week for Stories in the Round. (Wyoming PBS photo)

Stories in the Round tonight, tomorrow at CWC Intertribal Center’s buffalo hide tipi

(Riverton, Wyo.) – in preparation for the Central Wyoming College Powwow coming up this Friday, May 2nd, the CWC Diversity Committee has erected a Tipi in the Intertribal Center on campus. “Everyone has a story to tell and share,” said Diversity Coordinator Sergio Maldonado and, as such, the Diversity Committee is inviting people to come for “Story Telling in the Round,” tonight and Thursday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The focus of the event is an 1840 buffalo hide tipi from the St. Stephen’s Indian School, a replica of an Arapaho Tipi from the Smithsonian Institution.

To learn about the project and to view a short video:


Dr. Cristobal Valdez named new president of Central Wyoming College Tuesday night

(Riverton, Wyo.) –  Dr. Cristobal “Chris” Valdez has been named the new president of Central Wyoming College in action taken by the Board of TrusteesTuesday night on campus shortly after 7 p.m. Valdez, the current president of Edison State Community College in Ohio, will replace long-time CWC President Jo Anne McFarland, who is retiring at the end of June.