CASPER, wyo – A new study says increases in salaries for professors at University of Wyoming aren't keeping pace with the national average. Professor salaries at UW increased 0.4 percent over the last two school years. That's half the average rate of increase for professors at public institutions nationwide, according to the report released Monday by the American Association of University Professors.
LARAMIE, wyo – The Wyoming Game and Fish department is cautiously optimistic about its Big Horn Sheep Reintroduction efforts in the Seminoe Mountains near Sinclair. For years attempts at re-establishing a long dormant population has failed but Game and Fish Wildlife Biologist Justin Clapp says that instead of moving sheep in from other parts of the state with the hope that they will adapt - this time they brought in Sheep from another state that better fit with the habitat .
LARAMIE, wyo – Yellowstone National Park announced that its roads are now open to visitors, marking the beginning of spring tourism season for the park.
Last year, over 3.6 million people visited Yellowstone, making 2010 the second straight year and third time in the last four years that Yellowstone has set an annual visitation record. With roads officially opening to car travel on Friday, park spokesman Al Nash says he hopes to see that trend continue.
Game and Fish release big horn sheep in the Seminoe Mountains
Wyoming – In December of 2009, armed with a better knowledge base thanks to research, the Wyoming Game and Fish department released some Big Horn Sheep from Utah and Oregon into the Seminoe Mountains north of Sinclair. The goal was to establish a thriving herd after numerous attempts at re-establishing Big Horn Sheep in the area failed for years, but this time things may have changed.
Wyoming – There aren't too many animals in Wyoming that can outsmart humans. But there is one. You probably see it everyday, and it most likely knows more about you than you think. Wyoming Public Radio's Kelly Herbinson brings us this latest piece in her intermittent series on Wyoming animals. The surprising life of the American Crow.
An effort to engage more women in Wyoming leadership
Wyoming – The Wyoming Women's foundation and the Wyoming Women's legislative caucus are involved in a joint effort to get women more engaged in the state's leadership positions. Two workshops have been scheduled in order to accomplish this task. Richelle Keinath is the director of the Women's foundation.
Wyoming – Passover begins Monday, and like other places in the world, Wyoming Jews will be celebrating the holiday here. I spoke with Rabbi Zalman Mendelsohn of Jackson about the upcoming festivities and what it means to the Jewish Community here in the state.
Wyoming – All winter long, when snow and ice cling to the ground in Laramie, as many as seventy University of Wyoming students, faculty, and staff gathered at night to play the sport they love. It's a diverse group, an ensemble of characters from all over the world, drawn together by their commitment to soccer. Colorado native David Ludwin is one of those players, and he has this story about the "the beautiful game."