Archive - Jul 26, 2009

UW Prepares For A Decline In State Revenue

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - The University of Wyoming has conducted $250 million in construction projects since the state entered a gas boom eight years ago.

New buildings include a new library, college of business and luxury boxes at War Memorial Stadium, to name a few.

PETA Strikes Again Over Rodeo Horse Death

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is renewing its call for a ban on the use of flank straps on bucking animals following the death of a horse and the injury to another at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo.

In a statement Friday, PETA says the straps placed around the animals to enhance kicking inexcusably forces them to flail wildly to get it off.

City Council To Review 6 Applicants For Vacant Council Seat

Former City Councilman Scott Severs resigned from the Sheridan City Council earlier this month. For the past several weeks they have been accepting letters of interest from those who wish to fill Sever’s vacant seat. The deadline to apply was last Friday. The City received six applications from Art Elkins, Michael Cherni Jr., Jerry Grandahl, Kathy Shanor, John Heath, and David Schellinger.