Laramie, WY – Colorado lost as many as 15-thousand cattle in the late December blizzard, but Wyoming livestock were largely spared. Some southeast-Wyoming ranchers reported problems reaching their cattle for feeding during the storm, but none reported large losses. Jim Magagna is a spokesman for the Wyoming Stockgrower's Association. He says Wyoming ranchers have a different problem on their minds--not enough snow. He says agricultural forecasts predict spring rains will be lower that what the ranchers need.
Cheyenne, WY – In Cheyenne today, President Tom Buchanan said he was delighted by the gift and went on to thank the donors: Encana, Shell and the Cody-based company Nielson and Associates. He also says that, through a fund raising campaign, UW is able to match the donations. The money will go to research and teaching in the energy field. That's something Encana's Eric Marsh says will help industry and the nation. UW is conducting a search for a permanent director for the school and for the first four faculty members.
Jackson , Wy – While there have been recent avalanches caused by skiers many are caused by snowmobiles. Scott Wiley of the Jackson area group the Snow Devils says common sense needs to be used by those who travel the backcountry. That includes not climbing when new snow has fallen. Wiley also says being prepared, with life saving devices is critical.