Jackson, Wy – Growing support for nuclear power has a legislative committee looking into a new uranium program at the University of Wyoming. Mark Northam directs U-W's School of Energy Resources. He discussed the uranium proposal with the legislature's minerals committee today (Tuesday). Northam says the new uranium program would hire about four new U-W faculty members, who would focus on improving uranium mining technology and managing groundwater. He says the committee agreed that would be a good start.
Laramie, WY – The Wyoming Cowboys will need to find a way to score some points in practice this week, following a 23-3 loss to Air Force on Saturday.
Five turnovers did the Cowboys in on Saturday and it left running back Wynel Seldon frustrated. Seldon, who lost a fumble that led to a touchdown said that the Cowboys did many things well, but lost focus at key times.
Cheyenne, Wyo. – A recent survey found that median home values dropped in 11 Wyoming counties while increasing in 12 counties during fiscal year 2008.
The survey by California-based ESRI found that Teton County saw the largest decline in median home values, where the drop was 9.1 percent. The median home value for fiscal 2008 in Teton County is $623,512.
Natrona County experienced the biggest increase at 30.8 percent, according to the study. That pushed the median home value there to $168,262.