Laramie, Wy – University officials say they have extended Cowgirl Coach Joe Legerski's contract until 2012. Legerski will get a 20 thousand dollar raise to 150 thousand dollars a year. He will be paid more then any women's coach in Wyoming history. He also will get an incentive package based on ticket revenue grades and other factors. Legerski led the Cowgirls to 27 wins and the Womens National Invitation Tournament Title.
Torrington, Wy – This week Eastern Wyoming College and the Goshen County school district will continue its efforts to get more children to consider attending college. Organizer Anne Gardetto says the program attempts to educate both young students and parents about educational opportunities, because a College degree is required in today's job market. Gardetto says they are trying to stress to parents that there are many ways that a low income family can afford college. The conference is Wednesday morning in Torrington.
Denver, Co – The state of Wyoming and the U-S Fish and Wildlife Service are in a waiting game over wolves. Each says they're waiting for the other to act first in a stand-off that seems almost certain to leave Wyoming out of the ongoing process to strip federal protection from wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains. Wyoming has missed the Fish and Wildlife Service's original May first deadline to submit a wolf management plan acceptable to the federal agency. Mitch King is regional director for the federal agency in
Loveland, Colorado – Members of Colorado's congressional delegation said today that they'll introduce legislation designating nearly all of Rocky Mountain National Park as wilderness. They made the announcement in an amphitheater in the park, with the 14-thousand-foot Longs Peak serving as the backdrop. Three decades ago President Nixon first suggested protecting the park - Colorado's top tourist attraction - but it's been held up because of wrangling with various interests.
Jackson, Wy – More than 230 scientists have signed a letter opposing plans to remove wolves in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho from protection under the Endangered Species Act. The letter was signed by wildlife biologists, ecologists and other researchers from nearly all 50 states. The letter was sent to Ed Bangs, the regional wolf recovery coordinator for the U-S Fish and Wildlife Service, during a public comment period that ended last Wednesday. The scientists say that wolves in the three states still face
Laramie, WY – The Wyoming Highway Patrol has seized about 13 pounds of ecstasy tablets during a traffic stop west of Cheyenne. Troopers arrested two California men in their 20's on Tuesday after stopping their rental car for speeding. Police have charged them with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. The maximum penalty for that felony charge is 10 years in prison or fines of up to $10,000.