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Cleaning up coal: UW researchers collaborate to demonstrate byproduct production

By Abby Vander Graaff Laramie Boomerang Via- Wyoming News Exchange LARAMIE —For decades, coal has been king for Wyoming’s economy and America’s energy production. As political and economic climates continue to change toward more diverse electricity production and green energy,…

Braves open up ‘22 season at Boise State University

◆ SVHS taking on Shelley, Idaho at 7 pm Friday night. Most high school football players never get to play on the grounds of a FBS (formerly D-I) stadium. This year if things ultimately work out for the Star Valley…

Dillon Herman Named Alpine Game Warden

JACKSON- Game Warden Dillon Herman recently transferred from Lovell to serve as the Alpine Game Warden. Herman will cover a district between Afton Game Warden James Hobbs to the south and Jackson Game Warden Kyle Lash to the north. The…

UW trustees put people, programs under microscope

By Abby Vander Graaff Laramie Boomerang Via- Wyoming News Exchange LARAMIE — A rapidly changing world both in and outside Wyoming is impacting the University of Wyoming, and trustees are considering how UW can adapt. Trustees and other university representatives…

Wyoming Hall of Fame Broadcaster Dave Walsh Retires

Laramie, Wyo. (July 1, 2022) — For the past 38 years, Wyoming Cowboy football and basketball fans have been able to turn on their radios and hear the iconic voice of play-by-play announcer Dave Walsh.  Now that era, that began…

UW begins nuclear energy research project

By Abby Vander Graaff Laramie Boomerang Via- Wyoming News Exchange LARAMIE — As nuclear energy makes its way into Wyoming, local scientists will join a nationwide effort to learn more about emerging nuclear technologies and potential impacts on communities. University…

Blockchain, cryptocurrency initiatives gain momentum at UW

By Abby Vander Graaf Laramie Boomerang Via- Wyoming News Exchange LARAMIE — The state, city and University of Wyoming are putting more of a focus on some of the newest areas of technology that some hope will become a major…

Wyoming likely home to oldest mine on continent

By Maya Shimizu Harris Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER— Researchers from the University of Wyoming and Wyoming State Archeologists Office have confirmed that humans used an ancient red ocher mine in eastern Wyoming starting almost 13,000 years ago,…

Lummis apologizes following ‘two sexes’ comment at UW commencement

By Jasmine Hall Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via- Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE — U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., responded with an apology statement Monday after she was booed by students during her commencement speech Saturday at the University of Wyoming. As…

UW professor dies in avalanche while skiing

CHEYENNE (WNE) — A 61-year-old University of Wyoming professor has died after being caught in a backcountry avalanche while skiing in western Wyoming near the Idaho border. Jay Norton, a UW Extension soil fertility specialist, was skiing March 17 in…