Laramie, Wy – The University of Wyoming says its major fundraising campaign ended well above its goal of 125 million dollars. At a wrap up ceremony, University officials say they raised 204 million dollars. While they did fall short in their goal for academics, all other areas either met or smashed the previous goal.
Laramie, Wy – Three days after a tornado hit the town of Wright the extent of the damage is more apparent. Clerk-Treasurer, Valerie Kettery, says two people died and 92 mobile homes were destroyed. "Right now," she says, "most of those families affected are staying with friends or in motels." Kettery says in the long term it is hard to tell what will happen because there is not a lot of available housing.
Laramie – After years of struggling to raise money, the University of Wyoming announced an end to a remarkable five year run of fundraising. U-W fund raisers collected 204 million dollars in their DISTINCTION campaign. The goal was 125 million. The money is being used for special faculty, symposiums and facility upgrades. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck reports that to those involved with the campaign, the success is nothing short of amazing
Laramie, Wy – Thirty-one members of the Wyoming Air National Guard have returned home. The unit spent the last two months in the Middle East --providing airlift support for U-S forces in Iraq. The members got back to Cheyenne Thursday afternoon. Mission Commander Colonel Stephen Anderson says the time spent in Kuwait was taxing with the temperature often around 120 degrees. The unit also had to deal with 40 mile an hour winds.
Laramie, Wy – A grizzly bear with a history of killing livestock has been relocated to an area west of Cody. The adult male bear is known to have killed a domestic sheep on public lands in the Upper Green River drainage of the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Its new home is five miles east of Yellowstone National Park, in an area of the Shoshone National Forest not used for livestock grazing and within grizzly habitat. In July, three other grizzly bears were relocated from the Bridger-Teton National Forest to Park County.