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February 11th, 2014

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Latest Wyoming news, sports, business and entertainment

Grabau and Wyoming Down #5 San Diego State, 68-62

LARAMIE, Wyo. (Feb. 11, 2014) – Junior guard Riley Grabau posted 17 points and junior forward Larry Nance Jr. chipped in 14 to guide the University of Wyoming men’s basketball team to a thrilling 68-62 upset of No. 5 San Diego State on Tuesday night in the Arena-Auditorium.

The Cowboys (15-9, 6-5 MW) earned their first upset of a top-five opponent since 1998, while breaking a 20-game winning streak for the Aztecs (21-2, 10-1 MW).

Gaining Public Access to the Big 5

The Public Land Users Committee, or PLUC, held their monthly meeting Tuesday, where they discussed the next step in garnering public access to the Big 5 Sections, which is a large area of state land bordering Sheridan and Johnson Counties, just west of Lake DeSmet.

College Continues to Address Outdated Facilities

The Sheridan College Board of Trustees adopted a master plan in 2010, that includes several phases and outlines renovations and new construction on campus to address aging facilities and space deficiencies.

Bedrock and Its Influence on Forests

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Geologists with the University of Wyoming have performed a study that shows bedrock may be just as important as temperature and moisture in regulating the distribution of vegetation across mountain slopes.

Johnson County Pledges $161K For Critical Air Service

At a special meeting Tuesday morning the Johnson County Commissioners passed Resolution No. 493, allocating $161,000 towards the $700,000 local match for Critical Air Service at Sheridan's Airport.

Sheridan County had pledged $539,000 in their special meeting Monday.

Buffalo Boy Scout Seeks Permission For Project

A local boy scout approached the Buffalo City Council at their last meeting to ask permission to install his proposed project at Tie Hack Reservoir this summer.

School District Appoints Rec Board-members

Johnson County School District One's Board of Trustees appointed three members to the Johnson County Recreation Board at their meeting Monday night.

There were five applicants, two of which were incumbents; John Hepp and Scott Mills.

Five of County's Finest Play in Shrine Bowl

Rosters have been set for the 41st Annual Shrine Bowl all-star football game, which will be played June 14 in Casper. Five of the 20 for the North team are from Sheridan County. They are from the left: Daniel Sessions, Colter Carzoli, Nick Gill, Connor McCafferty and Justin Orum. Several alternates will be announced later. To see the rosters and more visit: http://wyoming-football.com/blog...

Game Department Changes Bison Licensing

As Bud Stewart moves into the role of spokesperson for the local Game and Fish Department, he says it's time to apply for big-game hunting licenses.