(Riverton, Wyo.) – With a goal to empower Wyoming youth to fulfill a higher education and expand a skilled labor force, Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. awarded $10,000 scholarships to Rudy Batista of Riverton High School, Kaiden Koenig of Wind River High School, and Jack Boyle of Lander Valley High School.
(Laramie, Wyo.) — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Fremont County on the 2013 spring semester President’s Honor Roll.
Bridger Kimber’s National History Day documentary on Radiology was a finalist; The LMS student finished 14th
Bridger Kimber presented Wyoming Senator Dr. John Barrasso with a copy of his video documentary on Radiology on the steps of the U.S. Captiol Building in Washington, D.C. Kimber finished 14th in the nation with his project. (Photo by Christy Kimber)
Incoming RHS Principal John Griffith presented a “Graduation Matters” program to the FCSD#25 school board Tuesday night. (Ernie Over photo)
Incoming RHS Principal John Griffith made a presentation to the FCSD#25 Board of Trustees Tuesday night on “Graduation Matters,” a project that he is hoping to launch in the next school year. In the audience were three staff members and one member of the public. (Ernie Over photo)
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Wyoming School Facilities Commission said that although a request from Fremont County School District #25 “was reasonable,” they said no to Superintendent Terry Snyder when he presented a request to them on May 25th for consideration of a Riverton High School auditorium and a multi-prpose/wrestling room.
State Representative Lloyd Larsen, R-Lander, said some constituents do not believe what he tells them about the Common Core State Standards. “Ive been on the internet and it’s gospel,” he said he’s been told. (Ernie Over photo)
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Riverton Fire Department was just one agency represented at this morning’s Bike Safety Rodeo at Jackson School. Fremont County Emergency Medical Services and the Riverton Police Department were also on hand, along with Injury Prevention Resources. Above, children from Mrs. Frank’s second grade class listened to David Woolery as he explained the workings of the fire truck and showed off his bunker gear. Firefighters thrilled the school kids when they used the fire truck to wash down the parking lot earlier in the morning. (Photo by Ernie Over)
Riverton School Administrators in Cheyenne Wednesday to lobby for new auditorium, wrestling facilities
Riverton Schools Superintendent Terry Snyder. Trustee Lynnette Jeffres is at right. (Ernie Over photo)
New RHS Head Football Coach Pat Patterson, right, talked with Supt. Terry Snyder, left, and Activities Director Jeremy Hill before Tuesday night’s school board meeting. (Ernie Over photo)
School board chairman Mark Stone administered the Oath of Office to new board member Jody Ray at Tuesday night’s meeting. (Ernie Over photo)
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The trustees of Fremont County School District 25 will meet tonight to replace resigning board member Greg Ashdown with Jody Ray. Ray was one of three applicants for the position. Board members will also act to ratify an email vote that awarded contracts for the remodeling of Rendezvous and Jackson schools for security enhancements.
(Pavillion, Wyo.) – Twenty members of the Wind River High School Class of 2013 walked across the stage today ending their public school careers and walking into the future. Valedictorian Darlee Hyatt told anecdotes about her classmates and wishing everyone of them well in the future and Salutatorian Ryan Weliever thanked his family and others for the support they gave him over the years, including those pesky early morning wake-ups to get to school on time.
Wyoming Indian High School art student Skyler Quiver worked on a sculpture.
(Wright, Wyo.) – The Arch Coal Foundation honored 13 Wyoming classroom teachers today with Golden Apple Awards certificates, including a fifth grade teacher from Pavillion. Only one Fremont County teacher was recognized this year.
UW research shows Grizzly diet shift impacting elk herds; Cutthroat trout decline identified as cause
A grizzly bear chases an elk calf in Yellowstone National Park near Mammoth, Wyo., in 2009. New research shows that prey switching by grizzlies due to the loss of cutthroat trout is “capable of creating meaningful changes in the population dynamics of migratory elk” in the greater Yellowstone area. (Bruce H. Oakley Photo)
(Lander, Wyo.) – Several classes from Baldwin Creek Elementary School in Lander took a field trip to the Upper Country on Thursday, heading to the Torrey Trail just east of Dubois near Torrey, Trail and Ring Lakes. En route, the class stopped for a Red Vine break at the Diversion Dam Rest Area on Highway 26/287 where teachers Lisa Wheatley and Michael Sebade quizzed the students on history and geography topics. Today, Baldwin Creek students will be heading into Sinks Canyon on another field trip. (Ernie Over photo)
Riverton school trustees to review preliminary budget, approve contracts & resignations Tuesday night
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Riverton School Board Tuesday night will be presented with a preliminary budget of nearly $36-million dollars for the 2014 fiscal year. Business Manger Mike Collins, in a memo to the board, said the total includes $20.6 million in salaries, $9.4 million in benefits, $2.7 million in purchased services, $2.5 million in supplies, $548,000 in Capital outlay, $250,000 in transfers and $87,570 in other funds.
“The program seemed like a good fit immediately,” Moss says. “Enrolling was one of the best decisions I’ve made.”