Rawlins, Wyoming – A crash involving six tractor-trailers on Interstate 80 has killed one person and injured two others. The Wyoming Highway Patrol says the crash happened around six this morning (Wednesday) about eleven miles east of Wamsutter. The highway's westbound lanes were closed for a time, but traffic has since resumed along westbound I-80. The road was icy at the time of the crash and light fog had reduced visibility to around a quarter-mile. After the first crash,
Laramie, Wyoming – University of Wyoming Trustees will go into a private session Thursday to have a discussion about the two finalists chosen to become the Next President of U-W. Faculty Senate Chairwoman Hannelore Mundt received over 100 comments on the process that she forwarded to the trustees. Among the concerns no women or minorities were on the list questions about why Tom Buchanan is not a finalist among other things and why there are only two finalists.
Laramie, Wy – Calling methamphetamine the most addictive drug out there Senator Mike Enzi will hold a public hearing on how Wyoming is handling the problem Thursday (Today) in Casper. Enzi chairs the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee and says they have been discussing the methamphetamine problem for awhile What we've got so far is a lot of information from Urban areas. I wanted to hold a hearing in Wyoming and get together a variety of people to gather information about how it is different in rural areas.
laramie, wy – In college basketball, the Cowgirls continue their quest to win the Women's National Invitation Tournament Wednesday night. U-W will take on the University of Nebraska in Laramie. Coach Joe Legerski notes this is only the third time ever that the Cowgirls have played in the N-I-T. The Cowgirls won their first round game on Saturday. That was only their second post season victory ever. Wednesday night's game tips off at seven p-m.
Cheyenne, Wy – Households across Wyoming with children between the ages of 8 and 17 will soon receive a letter from Wyoming first lady Nancy Freudenthal encouraging parents to talk to their children about not drinking. The letter will be accompanied by information from an Anheuser-Busch Companies program called Family Talk About Drinking, which provides parents advice on how to talk to children about not drinking. The letter will be sent to more than 15,500 Wyoming households.
Laramie, Wy – Faculty and Staff listserves have been a site for some feedback. The Chairwoman of the Faculty Senate Hannelore Mundt has been collecting her own comments. She says many are disappointed about President Buchanan not making the short list, but several are equally concerned that only two finalists are being considered...when as many as five were supposed to come to Laramie.Mundt says she will make a formal statement later this week.
Cheyenne, WY – Homeland security officials say Wyoming farmers and ranchers need remain vigilant against the possibility of agro-terrorism. Rick Riesland is the area emergency coordinator for the federal Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Speaking at conference yesterday in Cheyenne, Reisland said he believes Wyoming agriculture is a target. Riesland says the government has found al-Qaida documents stating that it has planned biological attacks on the United States.