Wyoming Snowmobile Trail Ranked No. 1

LANDER, Wyo. (AP) - For the third year in a row, Wyoming's Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail has been ranked the number one snowmobile trail in the west by readers of SnoWest Magazine. It also is the fourth time that this Wyoming trail has been placed #1 in the reader survey in 13 years.

National Parks Seek Share of Profitable Science

Mead Gruver, Writer for CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The National Park Service is rolling out a new policy for companies and others who stand to profit from conducting scientific research in national parks. The policy is expected to go into effect early next year following more than a decade of concerns about so-called "bioprospecting" in Yellowstone National Park.

In Wyoming, Basketball Drives Reservation's Pride

Matt Joyce, Writer, ETHETE, Wyo. (AP) - High school basketball is king on the Wind River Indian Reservation in central Wyoming. The Chiefs have built one of Wyoming's most successful high school basketball teams, and are the pride of a community beset by poverty, alcoholism and related social ills.

Wyoming overcomes Waves in Overtime, 86 to 82

LARAMIE, Wyo.(AP) -- A.J. Davis scored 20 points as Wyoming edged Pepperdine 86-82 in overtime Sunday in the World Vision Basketball Challenge.

The Cowboys (3-4) lost a 13-point second-half lead but outscored the Waves 7-3 in overtime for their lone victory of the tournament.

Sheridan College And The Search For The New President

The president of Sheridan College is Kevin Drumm, who has been in the final candidate pool two different times this year for college president positions on the east and west coasts. In both instances, those colleges pursued him, not the other way around.

Casper Donates Land To Habitat For Humanity

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - The Casper City Council has approved giving a piece of property on the north side of the city to Habitat for Humanity. The council approved the land transfer last week. Bruce Maurer, executive director for the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity, says construction on a home at the site will begin in February or March.

Vandals Strike Festival Of Lights Display

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - The Campbell County Sheriff's Office says it's paying special attention to Cam-plex Park in Gillette because of vandals striking the annual Festival of Lights display that runs through the holidays.Wes Johnson, the show's director, says vandals are unscrewing lights and smashing them on concrete.

Wyoming Cowboys 67, Hampton Pirates 78

Wyoming loses for the 2nd straight night in the World Vision Challenge Tournment being held at the AA in Laramie. The Cowboys' lost to the Hampton Pirates 67 to 78.

University of Montana 61, South Dakota State 48

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) -Marc Mariani scored his third touchdown of the game on a 2-yard touchdown pass from Andrew Selle with 1:08 to play Saturday to cap a 27-point second-half comeback and give top-seeded Montana a 61-48 victory over South Dakota State in the first round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.

Story Fish Hatchery Remains Closed For Construction Projects

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Story Fish Hatchery will remain closed to the public until July of 2010. The hatchery, which has been the most widely visited hatchery in the state, has been under construction and renovation since 2007.

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