Feb 6, 2012 Staff

CWC welcomes new graduates

Several Central Wyoming College students met the requirements for graduation at the conclusion of the fall 2011semester.

Graduating with highest honors this fall is Melissa Fox, a Shepherd, Mont., student who earned an associate of applied science degree in environment, health and safety-environmental technician.

Those graduating with high honors include Joshua Green of Lander, who earned two associate of science degrees; Roger Hannum of Rawlins; Darrell Creek, Rachel Howerton Casey Keierleber, Cody Myers, Hannah Osborne, Sergey Ostrikov, Becca Richardson, Stephanie Summerlin, all of Riverton; Layna Mattson of Rockford, Mich.; and Sarah Jarchow of Thermopolis.

Graduating with honors are William Polansky of Houston, Texas; Avraham Katz and Kyle West, both of Lander; Nichole Meline of Pocatello, Idaho; and Robert Duran, Joie Fowler, Erik Hollaway, Kelly Phister, Jessica Votruba and Samuel Witt, all of Riverton.

Other fall graduates from CWC are Jennifer Verley of Kinnear; JaNessa Glenmore, Dusty Hixson-Lobdell and Kira Rojas, all of Lander; Jami Beesley, Kayla Caines, Pamela Cowling, Laracel D'Andrea, Kaycee Lawrence, Danette Lawson, Brandi Loveland, Sarah Marshall, Crystal Reynolds, Susan Wiedeman and Kathryn Woods, all of Riverton; and Alexander Ognibene of San Ramon, Calif.

A few other CWC graduates selected not to have their names published. All graduates are invited to participate at May 11 commencement ceremonies.

Meetings set on Shoshone forest plan

Officials with the Shoshone National Forest are holding a meeting to develop alternatives for revision of the forest's management plan.

U.S. Forest Service specialists, district rangers, the forest supervisor and representatives of cooperating agencies will meet in Thermopolis on Feb. 9-10.

The meeting happens at Big Horn Federal in Thermopolis. Meeting times are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 9, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 10. The public is welcome to attend both days.

Using input from the recent public comment period, the working group will draw management area boundaries for several alternatives that will be analyzed in the coming months.

Management areas are subdivisions of the national forest. Each management area emphasizes certain management activities for that piece of land. Management area types range from areas where natural processes predominate, such as wilderness, to areas where management is more active, such as to produce timber.

The effects of the alternatives will be analyzed in a draft environmental impact statement, which will be subject to a 90-day public comment period beginning in June.

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