Kyle Reuter

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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.

CHURCH ANNIVERSARY

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A church described as the first Lutheran church in the Wyoming territory is celebrating its 125th anniversary.
In 1884, the Rev. Frederick Andreason organized 31 people into what has become St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Cheyenne.

FREE CLINIC

POWELL, Wyo. (AP) - A free medical clinic in Powell for
low-income people has been in operation for a year now. The Heart Mountain Volunteer Medical Clinic opened in July 2008 and is run and staffed by doctors, nurses, receptionists, a pharmacist and other support-service representatives who volunteer their time.

EDUCATION SUMMIT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - State education leaders say they're looking for new ways to improve Wyoming's high school graduation rate, which ranks about in the middle compared to other states.
Preventing students from dropping out will be the focus of a summit hosted by the State Board of Education and Wyoming P-16 Education Council Aug. 5-6 in Cheyenne.

JACKSON'S FOURTH OF JULY BUDGET CUT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Budget cuts meant there were fewer law enforcement officers patrolling the Fourth of July festivities in Jackson. Sgt. Alan John of the Jackson Police Department said officers would be out in force. But he says that budget cuts mean there will be fewer officers than usual at Music in the Hole event.

RAWLINS RVS

RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) - Rawlins officials are considering allowing people living in recreational vehicles to permanently stay in mobile home parks.The Rawlins City Council will vote on the proposed ordinance Tuesday. The city normally does not allow RVs from setting up residence in mobile home parks.

TETON COUNTY HISPANICS POPULATION

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) - U.S. Census Bureau figures show the Hispanic population in Teton County has more than doubled in the last eight years. The figures show the Hispanic population in the county was estimated to be 2,540 as of July 1, 2008. There was an estimated 1,185 Hispanics in the county in 2000. The figures were released Wednesday. The increase includes Jackson residents.

FUEL FROM WOOD

UPTON, Wyo. (AP) - In the tiny town of Upton, KL Energy Corp's test plant is among those at the forefront of a concerted research effort to turn trees, waste wood and other plants into automobile fuel.

GILLETTE POLICE RADIO SYSTEM

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - The Gillette City Council is scheduled to vote Monday on whether to fund a new police radio system. City officials say Gillette's share of the $1.6-million radio system would be $925,000. The remaining $675,000 would come from federal grants. The police department wants to replace its existing portable radios with a new 800-megahertz system.

CODY CONSIDERS BAN ON FEEDING DEER

CODY, Wyo. (AP) - A proposal by the Cody City Council to ban feeding deer in the city is drawing a heated response from residents on both sides of the issue. Mayor Nancy Tia Brown says the city thought the proposed ban would be innocuous. But she says the city has received a lot of responses on the proposal.

SCRATCH AND SNIFF EVENT FILLS KENDRICK PARK WITH CANINES

The first ever Sheridan Scratch and Sniff day at Kendrick Park was a huge success. The day started off with a five or ten kilometer run followed by events like the agility course and bobbing for hot dogs.

HORSE DEATHS

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A Casper veterinarian has confirmed that a dozen horses that died in a pasture west of the city last month were killed by botulism. Dr. George Marble says three horses were dead on April 10 when

MOLESTATION PLEA

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - A former day care worker at Campbell County Memorial Hospital entered a no contest plea to a charge that he molested a child at the day care. Shawn A. Hart, 22, entered his plea Thursday to a charge of taking immodest, immoral or indecent liberties with a child. Two other molestation charges were dropped. The children involved were all under the age of 6.

STIMULUS-DRUG TEAMS

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says Wyoming will receive more than $3.1 million in stimulus money to boost five regional drug enforcement teams.

INSURANCE CHECKS

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Department of Transportation says the state is expanding its vehicle insurance verification system. Beginning Monday, state troopers will automatically get insurance information on vehicles every time they make a stop. The insurance verification system, which began last July 1, had primarily been used in crash investigations.

RETURN OF THE BUFFALO

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A high-profile initiative to spare a small number of Yellowstone bison from slaughter has been delayed until at least this fall, after a Wyoming Indian reservation reversed its plan to take the animals.

Fort MacKenzie Graduation

Graduation part 1 - Fort Mackenzie High School held their graduation yesterday. Some of the speakers for the ceremony were, Principal Laurien Rahimi, Assistant superintendent Terry Burgess, and the senior class asked for Sheridan Police Officer Howie Fitzpatrick to speak. The class Valedictorian Matthew Foster gave a comical speech for the graduating class.

Sundays News

REPUBLICANS-ENERGY - WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican U.S. Sen. John Barrasso says Democrats will increase energy costs and make the U.S. more dependent on foreign oil if they focus solely on alternative energy.

MILLION PENNY RELAY NUMBERS ARE IN!

It was a seed planted on our Sheridan Media country station, 93.7 the Coyote, KYTI. The seed germinated and our entire organization promoted it on all the stations. From there, the seed grew, and grew, and grew, blossoming into a huge community effort on behalf of Relay for Life, and today, we harvested the Million Penny Relay total.