A construction worker ran over a propane tank valve at the Dubois school construction site on Monday, causing a propane leak and evacuation of students. (June Bonasera photo)
School District #25 to negotiate purchase of land for new elementary school; Devon Energy donation accepted
FCSD#25 Board Chairman Mark Stone, left, accepted a $1,000 check from Devon Energy’s Bill Skelton, Darlen Raymond and David McDonald. (FCSD#25 photo)
Elementary and middle school principal Brandon Farris welcomed students back on the first day of school in Dubois. (June Bonasera photo)
The awarding of a construction bid and groundbreaking of the Wind River Job Corps Center helped FCSD#25 win approval for a larger elementary school. U.S. Senator Mike Enzi was the keynote speaker at the groundbreaking ceremony August 9th. (Ernie Over photo)
Contractors are near the completion of security and office enhancements at Rendezvous School. On Monday morning, exterior work was underway. (Ernie Over photo)
UW eclipses previous record with $56 million in private support; Rochelle, McMurray gifts lead the way
Construction of the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center is under way at the University of Wyoming at 22nd and Grand Avenue
(Laramie, Wyo.) — The University of Wyoming achieved a record year in private giving as the fiscal year closed on June 30. More than $56 million in private gifts eclipsed UW’s previous high year mark in 2011 of $43.1 million.
This is the first time in UW’s history that private philanthropy has surpassed the $50 million mark. The FY 2013 total is nearly 30 percent higher than the previous record and reflects the contributions of 25,245 donors. This brings UW’s five-year fundraising average to $40.7 million a year.
Groundbreaking for Wind River Job Corps Center Friday in Riverton; Enzi said employers are ready to hire
Senator Mike Enzi, Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness, FC BOCES Director Sandy Barton and and 21 other VIPS participated in the ceremonial ground breaking at the site of the new Wind River Job Corps in Riverton. (Ernie Over photo)
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan spoke at a Native American Education Conference Thursday in Riverton (Photo by Susan Benepe)
Kindergarten transition program in full swing in Riverton; Jackson School students visited their classroom today
Jackson School Kindergarten Teacher Yvonne Thornley read to students while waiting for a school bus Thursday morning. (Ernie Over photo)
Workers have completed closing in an expansion at Jackson Elementary School’s front entrance but finish work remains. (Ernie Over photo)
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(Riverton, Wyo.) – Central Wyoming College’s free Summer Bridge Boot Camp scheduled for August 5-16 provides incoming students with the academic skills to be successful in their college experience.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Three members of the National Champion Service Project Team from Riverton High School’s Key Club were on hand Tuesday night to report to the Riverton School Board on their trip to Washington D.C. Izzy Leyva, Bradley Branson and J.D. Manzanares (left to right in photo above) brought the hardware with them too… the big trophy, and the Key Club’s Diamond Award, the only one presented to a club in the 60 some chapters in the Rocky Mountain Region.
FCSD#25 Trustees to hold public hearing, adopt FY14 budget Wednesday; Key Club national champs to be recognized
In a much anticipated agenda item at Wednesday night’s meeting, members of the Riverton High School Key Club’s National Champion Community Service Project Team will be on hand to thank the trustees for their trip to nationals. They won for the service marathon where for 26 plus straight hours, club members performed a variety of community service projects around town along with the preparation and delivery of over 500 Thanksgiving meals. (RHS photo)