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Month: May 2019

University restarts CTE program

By Daniel Bendtsen Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange   LARAMIE— The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees voted to restore its program that provides a teaching degree in career-and-technical education, formerly known as vocational education. The trustees eliminated the…

NEWS BRIEFS for Monday, May 20, 2019

Yellowstone unveils strategies for decision-making JACKSON (WNE) — The federal officials who oversee Yellowstone National Park unveiled last week five “strategic priorities” that will guide decision-making in the short and long terms. New Yellowstone Superintendent Cam Sholly devised the conceptual…

Cokeville girls and Mountain View boys claim track titles in Casper

The Spring sports season is over and the latest round of state champions have been crowned. In track & field, the Cokeville girls literally ran away with their 4th straight state title by more than 130 points with 194.5 overall….

UW Taps Food Science Expert as College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Dean

A food scientist, engineer and attorney who is internationally recognized for her expertise in food safety, processing and regulation has been selected to lead the University of Wyoming’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Barbara Rasco, director of the joint…

KICK IT OR KEEP IT: “We Were” by Keith Urban

Kick It or Keep It returns to The Spur this week after country music superstar Keith Urban released a new single less than one week ago. “We Were” was co-written by Eric Church.   The single was released May 14, 2019….

Lawmakers still looking for ways to prevent early coal plant closures

By Ramsey Scott Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE – Four of Wyoming’s coal-fired power plants have been identified as potential targets for early closures to save money. And state lawmakers have worked to put up as many…

Microsoft Spark Programs Donates $5,000 to Support Senior High Tech in Wyoming

CHEYENNE – The Microsoft Spark program will support AARP Wyoming’s Senior High Tech program through a $5,000 donation to foster the program’s expansion in Wyoming. The Senior High Tech program connects  high school student service organizations with local   residents age…

Meetings to discuss changes in LCSD2 bus routes scheduled

Lincoln County School District #2 is working on phasing in new transportation practices and routes.  To help district patrons understand the plans and invite them to be part of the decision-making process, the district is having 3 work meetings. “We…

Lake DeSmet now home to kokanee salmon

By Floyd Whiting Buffalo Bulletin Via Wyoming News Exchange BUFFALO — The Wyoming Game & Fish Department has stocked Lake DeSmet with kokanee salmon to evaluate if the Pacific fish will thrive and to provide anglers with deep-water fishing opportunities….

NEWS BRIEFS for Friday, May 17, 2019

Wyoming treasurer seeks White House support for increasing uranium production CHEYENNE (WNE)  – Wyoming State Treasurer Curt Meier on Tuesday sent letters to President Donald J. Trump and other key officials asking them to advance “stable and secure” domestic uranium…