Cody, Wy – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is worried that Walleye could threaten Trout in the Buffalo Bill Reservoir. Four fishermen recently reported catching walleye while trolling for trout in the reservoir just west of Cody. Walleye are good eating, but they're not supposed to be in Buffalo Bill. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department suspects that someone illegally introduced the walleye to the reservoir. Walleye are a top predator species and Game and Fish is concerned that the walleye could harm trout populations - especially the native
Cheyenne, Wy – An online university based in Cheyenne says it has suspended admissions of new students into its degree programs. A statement on the Web site of Warren National University also says the school is not reactivating former students. The statement says this is a time of economic uncertainty, and so the university is focusing its resources on meeting its "current commitments." Warren National did not return phone messages seeking more information Monday. Warren National was known as Kennedy-Western University until it
Jackson, Wy – The Wyoming Department of Health is investigating how a Boy Scout who visited northwest Wyoming became infected with bubonic plague. The 18-year-old was hospitalized but is recovering. Health officials haven't been able to confirm the young man contracted bubonic plague in Wyoming. If he did, it would be the first plague case in a human in Wyoming since 2004. Wyoming has had only five confirmed plague cases since 1978. The young man's identity and hometown haven't been released. He
Riverton, Wyo. – A Riverton mobile home park where a fire killed three small children earlier this month didn't have water in its fire hydrants.
State law doesn't require subdivisions to have functioning fire hydrants.
Firefighters say the absence of water in the hydrants made no difference in their response to the fire. They say they arrived at the fire less than 8 minutes after getting the call and brought more than enough water in their trucks to put the flames out quickly.