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July 26th, 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.

July 25th

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.

Family Services Renews Contract With Normative Services

Late Friday afternoon the Wyoming Division of Family Services announced that they have renewed their contract with Normative Services Incorporated. DFS terminated their contract with NSI in March of this year following numerous incidents with students at the school.

July 24th

Lummis Grills USDA Chief Over Forest Service Funds

During a House Budget Committee hearing on the allocation of stimulus funds, U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis expressed her disappointment to Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack on the lack of forest funds being allocated to Wyoming.

Lummis explains why the lack of funding for the state is unacceptable.

Private Company Wants To Pump Wyoming Water Out Of State

Colorado’s Front Range is thirsty, and a private water company is proposing a solution: pipe in water from Wyoming. The Regional Watershed Supply Project would take 250 thousand acre-feet of water out of the Green River and Flaming Gorge Reservoir each year, and the company designing the project claims it's spare water.

Workforce Services Releases Newest Version Of Online Job Matching System

The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services announced Friday that they have just released Version 10 of their job matching system Wyoming At Work. Department of Workforce Services Director Joan Evans says job seekers and employers will have a choice to either self serve, receive live assistance or a combination of both.

Senator Barrasso Says Concerns Remain About Sotomayor

U.S. Senator John Barrasso expressed his concerns following a meeting with President Obama's pick for Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Sonia Sotomayor. Barrasso said that Judge Sotomayor has an extensive judicial career and an impressive background with more than 17 years on the federal bench.

FBI Arrests Mississippi Fugitive in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, (AP) - A Mississippi fugitive accused of child molestation in the 1990's has been arrested by the FBI in the southern Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming.

Special Agent in Charge, James Davis, in Denver released a statement announcing that Edward Eugene Harper was arrested Thursday in Washakie County.

July 23rd

Farmers Market Continues To Grow In Sheridan

Several years ago the Sheridan Farmer’s Market began to draw crowds to downtown Sheridan. The first several markets were held on Grinnell Plaza. Two years ago, the event moved to Whitney Commons. Construction and detours may have limited access somewhat, but not enough to keep the market from being more popular than ever.