Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Former actor and animal rights activist Chris DeRose is offering a $2,500 reward in response to claims of a spike in missing dogs in Casper.

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has appointed Dick McGinity interim president. McGinity is UW's vice president for academic affairs and has been informally performing the duties of president since President Bob Sternberg's resignation about three weeks ago.

Researchers with the University of Wyoming have received a $1.2 million grant to study if gaming and robotics can be used to teach culturally sensitive computational thinking skills to middle school students. Jaqueline Leonard directs the university’s Science and Mathematics Teaching Center.

A husband and wife research team from the University of Wyoming was recently part of a group that made a significant recovery of rocks from the Earth's deepest ocean crust. Geology Professors Michael Cheadle and Barbara John made the discovery in the Pacific Ocean's Hess Deep Rift.

Governor Matt Mead submitted his proposed budget proposal for the next two years today. In contrast to the steep upward trajectory of state spending over the last decade, Governor Mead’s budget is flat.

Think local and think small for Small Business Saturday this weekend. That note comes from the Small Business Administration, as Wyomingites get ready to tackle their holiday shopping lists.

A local foundation working toward reopening a ski area in the Big Horns is a few thousand dollars closer to its goal.

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - The University of Wyoming is proceeding with more than $255,000 in renovations to a house it rents to former UW President Bob Sternberg. Sternberg had requested roughly $163,000 in renovations to the house.

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