According to the Office of Governor Matt Mead, the Governor himself directed the State of Wyoming to petition for a rehearing of the decision that upheld the Roadless Rule. Governor Mead would like the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals to consider Wyoming’s arguments en banc.
Last August marked the first horses races to be held in Wyoming for a number of years. Wyoming Downs in Evanston is now adding to the possibility of a horse racing revival is the state. Ownership of the complex has been handed over to real estate broker Eric Nelson who plans to resume live races in 2013.
This Saturday marks the last home game for the University of Wyoming Cowboy Football team. The Cowboys will be going head to head against the New Mexico Lobos at War Memorial Stadium. The Marine Corps Toys For Tots program will be collecting new and unwrapped toys at various locations in the stadium.
The statewide student assessment exam also known as PAWS has been a continuing issue with public schools and legislative officials. The latest issues that are now coming to a head is that of conflicting views on whether the statewide exam can be used in determining the classroom performance of teachers.
Western Wyoming could possibly see yet another increase in the production of oil and gas wells. Cevron USA, Inc. is proposing to expand the Table Rock Field near Rock Springs. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on the proposal.
(courtesy of C.G.P Grey via Flickr)
With the changing times and the ever present issue of sustainable energy Wyoming has been seeing an increase in the number of wind farms being built. When it comes to energy production and natural resources Wyoming is a gold mine. Wyoming is one of the nation’s top providers of coal, uranium and a number of other natural resources and making its way up on the list is Wyoming’s abundance of wind.
Wyoming’s capitol city is losing 112 jobs due to the poor housing market. The demand for home windows and doors is decreasing and has left one business in Cheyenne facing the harsh reality of having to call it quits. Jeld-Wen will be closing their Cheyenne plant within the next two months.
(courtesy of UW Theatre and Dance)
The University of Wyoming’s Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present Lisa Loomer’s “Distracted.” The show will run from October 25th-29th in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts Studio Theatre. Ticket prices for the public are $14, $11 for seniors and $7 for students. “Distracted” is an Off-Broadway hit by the author of “Girl, Interrupted” and “The Waiting Room.” It is a fast-paced, alternately distressing and disarmingly funny look at parenting in the age of the Internet and Ritalin.
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