Laramie, WY – The energy company Encana gave the Wyoming Land Trust 100 thousand dollars. This is the first major donation since the land trust went statewide this summer. Previously it focused solely on Sublette County. The executive director of the Wyoming Land Trust is Lara Ryan. She says this helps them launch their expanded effort and they're grateful for what the gift signifies.
Laramie, Wyo. – As the Wyoming football team gets ready for a difficult test against Texas this week,the squad will spend some time working on fundamentals. That's because, despite beating Southern Utah 28-20 Saturday night, there was a lot that Wyoming Coach Dave Christensen was not happy with.
Laramie, Wyo. – The University of Wyoming's luxury stadium suites debuted Saturday to rave reviews from donors who paid up to $40,000 a season to watch Cowboys football games from a fancy perch.
The $22 million Wildcatter Stadium Club opened Saturday on the east side of the 61-year-old War Memorial Stadium. Wyoming was one of the last schools in the Mountain West conference to add luxury suites.
Donors paid up to $40,000 per season for one of the 10 suites or $2,500 per season for one of 250 club seats.
Billings, Mont. – Government agencies are seeking broad new authority to ramp up killings and removals of gray wolves in the Northern Rockies and Great Lakes, despite recent court actions restoring the animal's endangered status across most of the country.
Various proposals would gas pups in their dens, surgically sterilize adult wolves and allow "conservation" hunts to drive down the predators' numbers.
Laramie, Wyo. – The state health department is encouraging employers to take more responsibility in improving workers' health. Joe Grandpre is a chronic disease epidemiologist with the department. He says that - because most people spend a third of their lives at work - it's important to take wellness seriously in the workplace. And he says more Wyoming employers can offer workers incentives to do things like exercise, eat well, and get necessary medical tests and screenings.
Laramie, Wyo. – University of Wyoming linebacker Ruben Narcisse was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 287 early this morning. Narcisse was 19 and from Miami, Florida.
The University of Wyoming is reporting that three other U-W football players were injured in the accident. They are Trey Fox, C.J. Morgan, and J.J. Quinlan. As of this afternoon, Morgan was in fair condition at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Co.