Robin Nichols is retiring Jan. 2 as area maintenance supervisor with the Wyoming Department of Transportation in Basin.

Nichols, 63, has supervised the Cody, Meeteetse, Lovell and Basin maintenance efforts since 2010. He and his wife, Kathleen, live in Basin.

Friends, family and co-workers are invited to an 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. retirement reception on Tuesday, Jan. 2, for Nichols at the WYDOT mechanics shop in Basin.

Since 1996, Nichols has worked in a handful of WYDOT positions, including area maintenance supervisor, heavy equipment operator, maintenance crew foreman, chip seal foreman and maintenance staff technician. He also worked for WYDOT in the winter of 1978-79 as a nighttime snowplow operator in Dubois.

He has previous experience with Cowboy Timber Treating, Crowe Logging in Saratoga, Wilson Fencing in Dubois, and the U.S. Peace Corps in Jamaica.

Nichols is a 1976 (biology) and 1977 (physical education) graduate of the University of Wyoming.