Bike and Safety Rodeo held this morning at Jackson School in Riverton

(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)

Wind River High graduated 20 Seniors Sunday afternoon in Pavillion

(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.

Photo of the Day: Baldwin Creek students took field trip to the Torrey Trail on Thursday

(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.

Riverton’s Carla Moss becomes 1st grad of UW’s School of Energy Resources who entered as a freshman

(Laramie, Wyo.) — Carla Moss was a student in the Fremont County BOCES Energy Exploration class at Riverton High School in 2009 when she heard a presentation about a new degree program at the University of Wyoming by UW School of Energy Resources Director Mark Northam and Deputy Director of Energy Outreach Mary Byrnes.

“The program seemed like a good fit immediately,” Moss says. “Enrolling was one of the best decisions I’ve made.”