Gillette, WY – Two Campbell County legislators are unhappy with a sculpture by a British artist at the University of Wyoming that links coal to beetles killing trees. Reps. Tom Lubnau and Gregg Blikre, both Republicans from Gillette, say they are disappointed with UW allowing artist Chris Drury's work on the campus. The artwork consists of beetle-killed tree logs surrounded by coal. Blikre tells the Gillette News-Record that he believes the work is an insult to the state's energy industry. Campbell County is home to large coal mines. Lubnau noted that a large percentage of
Yellowstone National Park – The Wyoming Department of Game and Fish says grizzly bears are a common sight in Yellowstone National Park, but the animals have been showing up in unusual places this spring.
According to the Game and Fish, the bears have been spotted south of Daniel Junction, east of Meeteetsee and southwest of Lander.
Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming Department of Education says 29 percent of Wyoming schools failed to make so-called Adequate Yearly Progress under the No Child Left Behind Act. Under the federal law, public schools and districts are required to continually improve their students' achievement in language arts and mathematics from year-to-year to match a federal mandate that all students are achieving at or above grade level by 2014. In Wyoming, a total of 247 out of 348 schools and 39 out of 48