CWC incumbents draw challengers; filing ends

Aug 28, 2012 By Christina George, Staff Writer

Central Wyoming College Board of Education races heated up on Monday with several candidates submitting applications for seats on the college board appearing on the Nov. 6 general election ballot.

Riverton Memorial Hospital CEO Chris Smolik filed for the CWC Sub-district 2 seat that trustee Judy Pedersen is hoping to hold on to for a second four-year term. Tim Payne and Nicole Schoening also filed for the position last week.

The district covers Shoshoni, Lysite and various areas north of Riverton.

Heather Christensen of Riverton and Katherine "Kari" Griebel of Kinnear submitted applications on Monday for the Sub-district 1 spot. Incumbent Frank Welty III of Dubois is running for another term as representative of the district, which includes Dubois, Pavillion and Crowheart. Welty was elected in 2008.

Filing period for various seats on school boards, and fire, conservation and cemetery districts closed at 5 p.m. Monday, firming up whose names will appear on the November ballot.

In another college board race, newcomers David "Grundy" Snyder and Carlton C.T. Underwood, both residents of Fort Washakie,


running for Sub-district 3, which covers the Wind River Indian Reservation. Caroline Mills holds the seat and announced earlier this year she would not seek re-election after serving nearly eight years.

Trustee Colton Crane of Lander is the lone candidate in the race for Sub-district 4, which incorporates Lander, Hudson, Jeffrey City and Atlantic City.

Crane was appointed to the seat in August 2008 to replace Dallas Myers, who resigned from the board earlier that summer. He then successfully ran for the seat in that year's election.

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